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POC Zine Project’s 2013 ‘Race Riot! Tour’ Dates & Cities

Community,

Last year’s inaugural tour was amazing but that was just the beginning. 14 cities last year = 12 more cities this year <3 

Dates may shift slightly before October and we are still accepting invites from academic and community spaces, collectives, orgs and individuals. If you haven’t contacted us already, please do: poczineproject@gmail.com.

If you look at this list and think “Why the heck do they keep missing the full Midwest?” Don’t trip, chocolate chip. The 2015 NATIONAL Zinester Conference is going down in YOUR house! Yeah! Midwest all the way! And we’ll be bringing in FIVE international zinesters/activists to share their work! Yeah, buddy! If you want to help, reach out! 

Thoughts become things. Be intentional with your thoughts.

2013 TOUR DETAILS: What we know so far

Native/Indigenous solidarity will be a core component of this tour. If you’re actively involved in local efforts in your city, please reach out. We want you to speak at our events & help you distribute your printed zines/materials nationwide. We hope our small platform helps to make a difference.

We will be doing TWO events in each city, just like last year's tour. There will be an academic event at a participating university in the daytime and one DIY/community show in the evening. The academic events will be free and open to the public, while the evening DIY shows will be a sliding scale cover. NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS <3

The DIY show covers pay for our gas and food, so give what you can.

We will be able to share accessibility/child care details for each city once we have more information.

The Race Riot! touring member lineup will be revealed in the coming weeks. HINT: Think more people, rotating members and lots of guest readers in each city.

Self-care and caregiving resources will be a significant aspect of this tour for participating readers/performers.

OK, enough context. Here are the dates & cities (all subject to change)!

[SEE UPDATED LIST ON OUR #RACERIOTTOUR PAGE]

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All details subject to change. We will share specifics about each city as we finalize tour logistics.

MICHIGAN FOLKS: Wow, such love! We’ve received a few requests from y’all to come out this year. We did two events there in 2012 and cannot return in 2013 (we are not a funded entity - we rely on donations and have day jobs/other obligations <3). If you’re in Michigan and want to support this tour in other ways, contact us, thanks.

We can only do so much, and we do a lot with very little. Richmond, VA and other cities: We wish we could be everywhere for this tour, but we can’t. Let’s figure out ways to partner that will yield long term outcomes for local POC orgs and collectives. Thanks for understanding.

OTHER WAYS TO PARTICIPATE

We are looking for the following:

  • Guest readers in every city (you must be a person of color)
  • Rotating tour buddies: Join us on the road and participate in 1-3 tour events as a panelist/reader/tabler
  • POC (or POC fronted) bands to perform at each #raceriottour event!
  • More POC & ally tablers for each city: come to a POCZP event in your town and table for your zine/org/collective/creative project (check out some of the POC artists/merchants who tabled last year) <3

We’re also looking for folks to help us produce #raceriottour fundraiser events between now and September. This might be a good solution for you if you are unable to travel.

Contact poczineproject@gmail.com for more details. Make sure to use “2013 RACE RIOT TOUR” as the email subject.

ABOUT THE RACE RIOT! TOUR

POC Zine Project held its first Race Riot! Tour in 2012, producing 20 events in 14 U.S. cities, which included speaking engagements at six universities. Click here to view photos from the POC Zine Project: 2012 Race Riot! Tour tour finale at Death By Audio in Brooklyn and access all the tour stop recaps.

We will be taking the Race Riot! Tour through 12 more U.S. cities in 2013. Stay tuned for updates as we work on partnering with POC-affirming orgs overseas. If you are outside the U.S. and want to be a part of our emerging POCZP Global Ambassadors program, email poczineproject@gmail.com. 

SUPPORT POC ZINE PROJECT

If everyone in our community gave $1, 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

Race Riot! Tour Recap: College Park + Baltimore! @ University of Maryland + BrickHaus on Oct 6, 2012 

On October 6, 2012, we had two Race Riot! tour events: a daytime campus reading and discussion at the University of Maryland and an evening DIY show at BrickHaus in Baltimore.

Neither of these events would have been possible without the help of Sine Hwang Jensen, a member of MOONROOT Collective who agreed to be our local organizer after we met her at the Bmore Feminist BBQ Series in August of 2012. She was there presenting about her involvement in Baltimore Racial Justice Action.

We originally found Sine after discovering MOONROOT and we are so grateful to her for supporting our tour needs in College Park and Bmore. Thanks, Sine! <3

Race Riot! tour members at the University of Maryland, Oct 6 2012

- Race Riot! tour members Cristy C. Road (left), POC Zine Project founder Daniela Capistrano, Mimi Thi Nguyen, Anna Vo and Osa Atoe at the University of Maryland

Photo credit: Melissa Rogers

Due to traffic and a finicky GPS device, we were almost an hour late to our campus event. ‘Ish happens! Thankfully folks stuck around and we had a great time discussing the topics brought up during the readings.

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- Part of the audience at our event at the University of Maryland. Anna Vo is in the front left corner and to her left is Melissa Rogers.

Mimi and Sine!

- A very happy Sine (right) holds Mimi Thi Nguyens new book The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt, and Other Refugee Passages while standing next to the smiling author (left)


Digital Cultures and Creativity folks at the University of Maryland

- Digital Cultures & Creativity students and faculty member Jarah Moesch


She asked for her poster to be signed! <3 Amazing work by @croadcore

- An attendee (and evening show volunteer) proudly holds up her autographed Race Riot! tour poster


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- Cristy C. Road (left) and Osa Atoe (middle, in yellow shirt) chat with attendees

After our time on campus, we left feeling inspired to find ways to continue to collaborate with folks at the University of Maryland.

On our way to BrickHaus in Baltimore, we ran a few errands. Someone needed a phone charger; someone else needed new socks … so we found a nearby strip mall and handled the biz.

hella secksy!

- Anna (l) and Mimi (r) looking cute in the sunshine


listen to the socks

- Rock.

We arrived at BrickHaus around 6:45pm and started setting up around 7/7:30pm. Sine helped us make sure that everything ran as smoothly as possible.

People started showing up around 8pm. The venue quickly filled up with a lively mix of local folks, art school students, out-of-towners an adorable toddler and other children.

The Race Riot! readers did multimedia storytelling and a Q&A with the audience between 9pm - 10:30pm. After that, the bands performed.

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- Chalk art outside of BrickHaus

These images are not in chrono order - just snapshots of an art, zine and music-filled evening of inspiration and community.

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- Inside BrickHaus

Co-Founded in 2011 by two Baltimore-area artists, Ben Graham-Putter and Adam Farkas, BrickHaus Art Space is an organization committed to fostering personal and professional artistic development through the provision of personal studio space, shared technical facilities, gallery space, and a forum for critique and lectures.

My extra long cable at work #geek

Daniela’s POV as she sets up multimedia elements and fancies her extra long cable

Audience at our Bmore show at Brickhaus discuss racism in LGBTQ communities on Oct 6, 2012

- Attendees at our Bmore show at BrickHaus discuss racism in LGBTQ communities


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- Door volunteer Chelsey (left) of Bmore Feminist Reading Group, and Sine (right), our Bmore event organizer and part of MOONROOT Collective

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- MOONROOT tabling at BrickHaus

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- Attendees at BrickHaus gaze at Osa’s multimedia


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- Osa (middle) and Anna (right) tabling with volunteer (far left) at BrickHaus (tell us your name again so we can update!)


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- Part of the Race Riot! Mall

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- NIKKUU  jewelry was on display and for sale (Daniela and Mimi bought several pieces). NIKKUU is by Melissa Moore, who performed at BrickHaus as part of Secret Secrets.


Nikku line for sale at our show at Brickhaus

- More lovely NIKKUU jewelry

Melissa Moore, artist behind NIKKU jewelry line and in the band Secret Secrets #bmore #baltimore - nikkudesign.com

- This is Melissa, Nikkuu creator and drummer for Secret Secrets


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- Mimi reads at BrickHaus


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- Cristy reads at BrickHaus


Osa reads at Brickhaus for POC Zine Project on Oct 6, 2012

- Osa reads at BrickHaus

Mzery Loves Company

- Mzery Loves Company perform at BrickHaus


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Mzery Loves Company

Anna Vo reads at Brickhaus on Oct 6, 2012 #bmore #baltimore

- Anna Vo reads at BrickHaus

Haley, vocals guitar keyboard for Blood Horses, does her thing at Brickhaus on Oct 6 for POC Zine Project's race riot! tour

- Haley, vocals/guitar/keyboard for Blood Horses, strikes a pose at BrickHaus


Reda and Rafael from Blood Horses at Brickhaus for POC Zine Project on Oct 6, 2012

- Reda and Rafael from Blood Horses rock matching cravats (added with Internet magic)

We don’t have any pics of Secret Secrets (sorry!) but check them out!

Mimi spreads love at Brickhaus on Oct 6, 2012 in #bmore #baltimore

- Mimi spreads the love at BrickHaus

Blood Horses at Brickhaus on Oct 6, 2012

- Blood Horses starting trouble

BIG THANK YOU to Melissa Rogers at the University of Maryland and Jarah Moesch from Digital Cultures & Creativity, along with all the students and attendees who made our daytime event in College Park worth the 5 hour drive!

Here’s a complete list of sponsors: 

Women’s Studies, the WMST Multimedia Studio, LGBT Studies, the English Department, the American Studies Department, the Information and Policy Access Center, and Digital Cultures and Creativity. Women’s Studies was in charge of securing all the funds from these sources.

BIG THANK YOU to Sine, the bands and everyone at BrickHaus who helped make our Bmore evening tour date such a success.

We’ll share the Oct 7 Death By Audio tour finale recap tomorrow <3

REMEMBER, Y’ALL:

1) We’re doing a zine about this tour, so if you were part of any of the events, let us know if you want to contribute by emailing daniela@dcapmedia.com.

2) We’re doing a national conference in 2014. 

3) We love you.

ABOUT POC ZINE PROJECT

POC Zine Project’s mission is to make zines by people of color easy to find, distribute and share - community and activism through materiality. We are touring through 12 cities from Sept 24 - Oct 7.

STAY INFORMED

poczineproject.tumblr.com

facebook.com/poczineproject

twitter.com/poczineproject

All tour dates: http://bit.ly/PeEgaR

TOUR RECAPS ARCHIVE

Oct 7: Death By Audio - Brooklyn

Oct 6: University of Maryland + Brickhaus - College Park and Baltimore

Oct 5: St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church - Washington, D.C.

Oct 4: University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh

Oct 3: Skylab - Columbus

Oct 2: Rachael’s Cafe - Bloomington

Oct 1: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign + UCIMC - Champaign

Sept 30: multikulti - Chicago

Sept 29: University of Michigan + 3rd Death Star - Ann Arbor

Sept 28: The Trumbullplex - Detroit

Sept 27: Ohio University + evening potluck with Cindy Crabb - Athens

Sept 26: Mr. Roboto Project - Pittsburgh

Sept 25: The Wooden Shoe - Philly

Sept 24: 538 Johnson - NYC - Brooklyn

Sept 14 - Wellesley College pre-Race Riot! tour panel

All photos by Daniela Capistrano/POC Zine Project unless otherwise noted. Please be sure to credit and link to poczineproject.tumblr.com if you reblog individual pics. Tx! <3

Race Riot! Tour Recap: Pittsburgh Part Deux! @ University of Pittsburgh on Oct 4, 2012 

As we returned to Pittsburgh for our second event on the tour, Daniela transformed into a pizza vampire with psychic donut abilities.

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Mostly she was just excited about seeing Heather Manning, one of our friends who helped organize our first tour date.

Here is Heather cuddling with Osa at our event at Pittsburgh University:

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OH HAI and here she is with Mimi! <3 Kewty kews.

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Big thanks to Kim Creasap and Rebecca Roadman for helping us to organize our campus event yesterday!

Here are scenes from our time on campus:

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Today was our last event on this tour with Mariam Bastani (pictured above) :( We will miss her but we’re so happy she had time to participate during at least part of our first tour! <3 She brought amazing energy and knowledge.

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- An attendee chats with Mimi after the event

We need to hit the road now for our event in DC later this evening, but we’ll post candids later today <3

More:

1) We’re doing a zine about this tour, so if you were part of any of the events, let us know if you want to contribute.

2) We’re doing a national conference in 2014.

3) We love you.

ABOUT POC ZINE PROJECT

POC Zine Project’s mission is to make zines by people of color easy to find, distribute and share - community and activism through materiality. We are touring through 12 cities from Sept 24 - Oct 7.

STAY INFORMED

poczineproject.tumblr.com

facebook.com/poczineproject

twitter.com/poczineproject

All tour dates: http://bit.ly/PeEgaR

TOUR RECAPS ARCHIVE

Oct 7: Death By Audio - Brooklyn

Oct 6: University of Maryland + Brickhaus - College Park and Baltimore

Oct 5: St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church - Washington, D.C.

Oct 4: University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh

Oct 3: Skylab - Columbus

Oct 2: Rachael’s Cafe - Bloomington

Oct 1: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign + UCIMC - Champaign

Sept 30: multikulti - Chicago

Sept 29: University of Michigan + 3rd Death Star - Ann Arbor

Sept 28: The Trumbullplex - Detroit

Sept 27: Ohio University + evening potluck with Cindy Crabb - Athens

Sept 26: Mr. Roboto Project - Pittsburgh

Sept 25: The Wooden Shoe - Philly

Sept 24: 538 Johnson - NYC - Brooklyn

Sept 14 - Wellesley College pre-Race Riot! tour panel

Race Riot! Tour Candids: Scenes from Urbana-Champaign, IL

Spotted: velvet jacket academic realness

Fiona in a velvet blazer

- Fiona (above), wearing it well

Cristy with velvet blazer

- Cristy (above) adds her own flavor

Spotted: hella good pancakes

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- Mimi, anticipating the deliciousness

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Spotted: Race Riot! tour bonding

Osa and Cristy, cuddling before we copy more zines

- Osa (l) and Cristy (r) in Mimi’s office

tour van antics

- Bumpy tour van antics: Anna, Mimi, Mariam and Cristy

For more photos, click here for our recap from our Urbana-Champaign tour date.

Remember!

1) We’re doing a zine about this tour, so if you were part of any of the events, let us know if you want to contribute.

2) We’re doing a national conference in 2014.

3) We love you.

ABOUT POC ZINE PROJECT

POC Zine Project’s mission is to make zines by people of color easy to find, distribute and share - community and activism through materiality. We are touring through 12 cities from Sept 24 - Oct 7.

STAY INFORMED

poczineproject.tumblr.com

facebook.com/poczineproject

twitter.com/poczineproject

All tour dates: http://bit.ly/PeEgaR

TOUR RECAPS ARCHIVE

Oct 2: Rachael’s Cafe - Bloomington

Oct 1: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign + UCIMC - Champaign

Sept 30: multikulti - Chicago

Sept 29: University of Michigan + 3rd Death Star - Ann Arbor

Sept 28: The Trumbullplex - Detroit

Sept 27: Ohio University + evening potluck with Cindy Crabb - Athens

Sept 26: Mr. Roboto Project - Pittsburgh

Sept 25: The Wooden Shoe - Philly

Sept 24: 538 Johnson - NYC - Brooklyn