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Meet Tracey Brown: POCZP’s 2014 L.A. Zine Fest Tabler and Panelist (5 of 5)

POC Zine Project is tabling and hosting a panel discussion at the 2014 L.A. Zine Fest! Meet one of our five collaborators, Tracey Brown:

POCZP'S 2013 #RACERIOTTOUR DRIVER TRACEY BROWN 1 of 2

Born and raised in New Orleans, LA, Tracey is a community organizer
and survivor. With her love for the New Orleans POC community guiding her, she graduated from University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2009 with a dual degree in Psychology and American Studies.

Scenes from #RaceRiotTour: @animaldyke69 and @inzombia in #Oakland

[DESCRIPTION: Tracey Brown with 2013 #RaceRiotTour member Mimi Thi Nguyen in Oakland, CA during last year’s tour]

Upon returning to her hometown, she became involved in various social justice endeavors such as bike accessibility, food justice, anti-racism work, housing justice, and anything else she could get involved in to help create accountability to and visibility of the local POC community. Among these undertakings was the collective organization of the 2012 Anarchist People of Color convergence in New Orleans.

Scenes from #RaceRiotTour: Joyce Hatton and @animaldyke69 bonding at Gya Community Gallery over 'Think About The Bubbles' zine at our event at Gya Community Gallery #poczines #zines

[DESCRIPTION: POCZP midwest coordinator Joyce Hatton and Tracey Brown during the 2013 #RaceRiotTour event in St. Louis, MO]

Tracey currently supports STAND With Dignity while she prepares to apply to graduate school in order to obtain her Master’s degree in Community and Clinical Psychology. She also works with NOLA to Angola, an anti-PIC organization that provides a long-distance, solidarity bike ride to raise funds for the Cornerstone Builders’ Bus Project, the only bus service that provides free monthly rides to low-income families who have loved ones in one of the five Louisiana detention facilities. 

Tracey intends to use her experience organizing with various groups and her time with POCZP to create accountable, accessible, multidimensional community building, and POC driven community mental and spiritual health healing.

Scenes from #RaceRiotTour: @animaldyke69 Tracey Brown, poczp transpo coordinator, at #grandoleopry in #nashville

POC Zine Project is sharing tabling space with Tracey Brown during the 2014 L.A. Zine Fest. Come by to say hi and to ask her how to support New Orleans-based initiatives.

BACKGROUND

POC Zine Project tabled at the 2013 L.A. Zine Fest and had a lot of fun. Read the recap here.

As part of our advocacy to support as many POC creators as possible, we’ve partnered with both new and past folks on this year’s events. POCZP founder Daniela Capistrano put out a call for new tabling and speaking partners for the 2014 L.A. Zine Fest, which resulted in our latest lineup. 

Tracey Brown was transportation coordinator and touring member during the 2013 #RaceRiotTour. She continues to organize with POCZP founder Daniela Capistrano, who is also one of her partners.

POCZP will announce panel discussion details on February 12, 2014.

MEET ALL OUR COLLABORATORS

Cihuatl Ce (Founder, Ovarian Psyco-Cycles Bicycle Brigade in Los Angeles, CA)

Ara Christina Jo (Rock Paper Scissors Collective in Oakland, CA)

Dail Chambers (Founder, Yeyo Arts collective in St. Louis, MO)

Nyky Gomez (Founder, Brown Recluse Zine Distro in Seattle, WA)

Tracey Brown (Community Organizer in New Orleans, La)

ABOUT 2014 L.A. ZINE FEST

L.A. Zine Fest is organized by a collective of zine-enthusiasts dedicated to promoting zine culture as a means to connect the pre-exisiting communities in L.A.–artistic or otherwise. They aim to create opportunities for people to share self-published works and host events that encourage ideas to spill out onto paper in pictures and words. They believe that by embracing the urge to create and sharing ideas there can be a more robust and formidable local zine community that extends beyond bookstores and bedrooms. L.A. Zine Fest is an opportunity for Southern California’s zinesters to come together en masse in order to meet and exchange ideas with those from all over the country.

Join us this year on February 16, 2014, when LAZF welcomes 175+ exhibitors of zines and small press publications to Helms Bakery as zinesters, comics creators and DIY publishers to come together to share their work with each other and with the public at large.

Helms Bakery District Parking Garage
(between La Dijonaise and Vitra)
8703 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

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SUPPORT POC ZINE PROJECT

If everyone in our community gave $10, we would more than meet our fundraising goal for 2014. If you have it to spare, we appreciate your support. All funds go to ongoing advocacy costs, the Legacy Series and the poverty zine series.

We are rebooting our org structure and operations in 2014 and will be transparent about that process. Stay tuned.

DONATE link via PayPal: http://bit.ly/SHdmyh

ALERT: POC Zine Project 'Race Riot!' Tour Benefit Show In NOLA on September 12, 2013

Facebook Invite

Much love to POCZP touring member Osa Atoe for organizing a POCZP benefit show in New Orleans through No More Fiction. Much love to everyone in NOLA and beyond who are coming out tomorrow to support POCZP through this event… <3

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

+All Ages

+Zine Reading by Osa Atoe of Shotgun Seamstress zine!

+Bands: Bitchface + Future Glue + Glish

+Zine tabling by Iron Rail, Alisha Rae & more

+DJ Senora Grayson before the show and between sets

+Paula Anne Socco Anicete will be serving Filipino food at the event, so bring your appetite! All proceeds from food sales will go to the POC Zine Project!

+Aboveground ZineLibrary will be speaking about the zine library

Statement from Osa:

I made a fanzine called Shotgun Seamstress about black punk/queer/feminist stuff from 2006-2011. I’ll be doing a reading at the event, I’ll talk about my experience touring with the POC Zine Project last fall and I’ll have zines and books for sale (all proceeds will go to POC Zine Project!)

If you want to support the #RaceRiotTour but aren’t in NOLA, you can send funds through PayPal: http://bit.ly/SHdmyh

ALL funds go to cover the following:

1) tour vehicle rental cost ($6,500 for 6 weeks on the road housing rotating lineup of 20+ tour members)

2) housing & food for tour members for 6 weeks (all meals, beverages & snacks)

3) tour vehicle gas for 6 weeks (expensive!)

4) reimbursement for some touring members for travel costs 

All touring members are volunteers who are sacrificing a lot, including their own income/day job obligations, to be on this tour.

We are a grassroots nonprofit with no operating budget. The only reason we are able to do a national tour is with the support of POCZP volunteers, academic partners and community members like you who appreciate our efforts and contribute what they can.

Thank you.

If you want to organize a fundraiser in your town in solidarity with POCZP between now and end of 2013, email poczineproject@gmail.com with “FUNDRAISER” as the subject line and we’ll send you pertinent info. <3

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SUPPORT POC ZINE PROJECT

If everyone in our community gave $10, we would more than meet our fundraising goal for 2013. If you have it to spare, we appreciate your support. All funds go to our 2013 tour, the Legacy Series and the poverty zine series.

DONATE link via PayPal: http://bit.ly/SHdmyh

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Not Enough Fest in NOLA
This event is happening in in New Orleans TOMORROW 4/26! Organized by POCZP member Osa Atoe &amp; No More Fiction, Not Enough Fest will be held at The Big Top, 1638 Clio Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. $5-25 sliding scale at 7pm.

INFO: http://nomorefiction.tumblr.com/notenough
Osa Atoe started Not Enough Fest. Debuting this spring, the fest will feature all brand-new bands fronted by women or queer people.
Atoe created Not Enough Fest to further No More Fiction’s mission and goals: supporting all-girl, mixed gender, female-fronted, queer and feminist DIY punk bands locally and nationally (read more here). 
No More Fiction began in 2009 to create woman-positive and queer-positive spaces in New Orleans for local DIY bands and for bands on tour. No More Fiction is inspired by the riot grrrl movement and by the existence of Girl Gang Productions a group of queer women who put on queer punk shows and drag shows in New Orleans up until around 2006. 
Aside from booking shows, No More Fiction has held workshops open exclusively to women, queers and people of color to encourage their participation in DIY music making. 
Want to collaborate? Email: nomorefiction@gmail.com
Not Enough Fest would not be happening without the support of Queerspiracy. Look them up &amp; get involved: http://nolaqueers.tumblr.com/
Help spread the word about Not Enough Fest! &lt;3

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Not Enough Fest in NOLA

This event is happening in in New Orleans TOMORROW 4/26! Organized by POCZP member Osa Atoe & No More FictionNot Enough Fest will be held at The Big Top, 1638 Clio Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. $5-25 sliding scale at 7pm.

INFO: http://nomorefiction.tumblr.com/notenough

Osa Atoe started Not Enough Fest. Debuting this spring, the fest will feature all brand-new bands fronted by women or queer people.

Atoe created Not Enough Fest to further No More Fiction’s mission and goals: supporting all-girl, mixed gender, female-fronted, queer and feminist DIY punk bands locally and nationally (read more here). 

No More Fiction began in 2009 to create woman-positive and queer-positive spaces in New Orleans for local DIY bands and for bands on tour. No More Fiction is inspired by the riot grrrl movement and by the existence of Girl Gang Productions a group of queer women who put on queer punk shows and drag shows in New Orleans up until around 2006. 

Aside from booking shows, No More Fiction has held workshops open exclusively to women, queers and people of color to encourage their participation in DIY music making. 

Want to collaborate? Email: nomorefiction@gmail.com

Not Enough Fest would not be happening without the support of Queerspiracy. Look them up & get involved: http://nolaqueers.tumblr.com/

Help spread the word about Not Enough Fest! <3

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Sistah to Sistah: A Road Trip Fundraiser to Support Ovarian Psycos

40 hours left to go!

NOLA Bike Project Ladies, Trans and Sissy volunteers gathering donations for the Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade to open a bike co-op in Boyle Heights.

Donation link: http://www.indiegogo.com/LTS2OPB

What’s the Deal

The Ovarian Psycos all-womyn of color bike collective is trying to open a community bike shop in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles next year. The Ladies, Trans, & Sissies contingent of the New Orleans Community Bike Project (Plan B) http://bikeproject.org/ is planning a cross-country road trip to raise additional funds, awareness, and support them as they prepare to open the shop. 

Short Summary

Tracey and Alisha, (the sissy contingent), two womyn bike mechanics, will be travelling cross-country in January 2013, visiting bike shops and collectives along the way to gather donations and generate support for the Ovarian Psycos. 

Contributors will receive nifty Ovarian Psycos swag! Buttons! Stickers! T-shirts! Awesomeness! Really! 

The Impact

The Ovarian Psycos are empowering underrepresented communities. By teaching women and trans individuals how to build and repair bikes, a field traditionally dominated by white males, they’re directly challenging racism and patriarchy, and encouraging women to gain autonomy and build community, and mentor other young women. This shop is absolutley necessary and long overdue.

If you can’t contribute money or supplies, you can still help by spreading the word about Ovarian Psycos.

http://www.facebook.com/ovarian.psycos

Message from Tracey Brown:

If 18 people give $10 (which come on we spend money all day on random shit that has the ability to support change i.e. buying booze, ciggs, comics, toys ;), and other randomness) we will have hit our goal! come my POC people, my Allies, my QPOC, my queers, and everything in between! DONATE! 

COMMUNITY: Help us signal boost and if you can make a donation, please do <3 POCZP founder Daniela will be making a donation as well.

Support POC creating culture and active forms of resistance.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Listen to POCZP member Osa Atoe's new band, NEGATION! They will be making tapes in January.

ABOUT

NEGATION IS FROM NEW ORLEANS.

MEMBERS

Benji (guitar and vox)
Osa (bass and vox)
Rob (drums and vox)

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Amistad Research Center at Tulane University

Earlier this week we received a message from Christopher Harter, Director of Library and Reference Services at the Amistad Research Center, part of Tulane University.

Not only has the Amistad Research Center independently promoted the POC Zine Project tour (thank you!!), Christopher informed us that Amistad recently started a POC zine collection!

Here’s what Chrisopher shared via email:

The Amistad Research Center will post something on our Facebook page to help promote the tour. Amistad has started a POC zine collection, which is quite small at this point, but your sites have been very helpful in identifying zines to add.

The Amistad Research Center is an archives/special collections library with a focus on the racial/ethnic history of the U.S., the Civil Rights Movement, race relations, and related topics. Our new zine collection will mirror that collecting scope and we hope to develop a sizeable POC zine collection for many of the reasons you cite on your various websites…difficulty in locating zines of color, lack of representation through distros, zine events, etc.

Your project is off to a great start and I look forward to hearing more about what you are doing. In the meantime, feel free to take a look at Amistad’s website (www.amistadresearchcenter.org), as well as our blog (amistadresearchcenter.blogspot.com) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/amistadresearchcenter.org).

We are SO EXCITED to hear that the Amistad Research Center has started a poc zine collection! It makes us feel really good that POC Zine Project has - through our own work to meet our mission - helped them in their efforts.

Right now we don’t see any information about their zine archive on the Amistad Research Center website (understandably - it’s new and these things take time!) but we’ll share the latest news about their zine archiving efforts as we receive it.

And maybe :) you’ll be hearing about a partnership between Amistad Research Center and POC Zine Project in the near future … anything is possible! <3

In the meantime, here’s a little more information about Christopher and his work at the Amistad Research Center:

Christopher Harter is a librarian and poet, as well as the founder of Pathwise Press and the editor of the literary magazine, Bathtub Gin.

Here is Christopher’s post from 2011, announcing the new zine collection at the Amistad Research Center.

Here’s a video of Christopher from 2009, presenting information about unearthing Africana collections and providing global access. He was on a panel organized by the Africana Librarians Council, at the 52nd Annual African Studies Association Meeting, in New Orleans. 

POC zinesters: If you are interested in donating some of your zines or learning more about the collection, please contact Christopher Harter at (504) 862-3222 or reference@amistadresearchcenter.org