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SAVE THE DATE: October 14, 2013 #RaceRiotTour in Tucson, AZ!
Much love to Adela, Sarita, Lizeth and everyone else in Tucson who has helped to coordinate our AZ date <3 Please support these folks by clicking on their names and learning more about what they do. They are amazing.
Both of our Tucson events are free and we do accept donations. Please give what you can-funds go toward gas and other essential tour costs.
VENUES, TIMES & ADDRESSES
Both events are on October 14, 2013
ON CAMPUS: University of Arizona - SIRLS department - 1515 East First Street, Tucson, AZ 85719
NOON - 2:30pm (there will be tabling space! bring yr materiality <3)
IN COMMUNITY: Skrappy’s Youth Collective - 191 E Toole Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701

 7pm-9:30pm (Bring yr materiality, we’ll have free tabling space <3 and the venue is wheelchair accessible)
- Featuring a performance by Shining Soul, plus other special guests!
Here is the Facebook invite for both events. RSVP if yr coming - it gives us an approximate sense of what to expect <3
COMMUNITY: We were invited to table at the Punk Swap Event at Skrappy’s from 5-10pm on October 12, 2013. We’re in! Hope to see you there too to support Skrappy’s, who donated their space to us. Free tabling for POC. 
Punk Swap event info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/522666497807562
#RaceRiotTour Image credit: Adela C. Licona, author of Zines In Third Space.
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WANT MORE?
Meet the first-ever #RaceRiotTour wellness team <3
Meet Tracey Brown, 2013 #RaceRiotTour dedicated driver/mediator! <3
Meet Nyky Gomez, POCZP distro partner & 2013 #RaceRiottour member
Meet Nia King, 2013 #RaceRiotTour member
Meet Anna Vo, 2013 #RaceRiotTour member
We will share more 2013 #RaceRiotTour member bios between now and our kickoff date, October 3, 2013 in NOLA. We have 19 confirmed touring members so far <3 Bookmark our #RaceRiotTour landing page, as we will update it with all bio links and other important information in the coming days.
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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

SAVE THE DATE: October 14, 2013 #RaceRiotTour in Tucson, AZ!

Much love to Adela, SaritaLizeth and everyone else in Tucson who has helped to coordinate our AZ date <3 Please support these folks by clicking on their names and learning more about what they do. They are amazing.

Both of our Tucson events are free and we do accept donations. Please give what you can-funds go toward gas and other essential tour costs.

VENUES, TIMES & ADDRESSES

Both events are on October 14, 2013

ON CAMPUS: University of Arizona - SIRLS department - 1515 East First Street, Tucson, AZ 85719

NOON - 2:30pm (there will be tabling space! bring yr materiality <3)

IN COMMUNITY: Skrappy’s Youth Collective - 191 E Toole Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701

October 14, 2013 flier for our community #raceriottour event in Tucson, AZ

 7pm-9:30pm (Bring yr materiality, we’ll have free tabling space <3 and the venue is wheelchair accessible)

- Featuring a performance by Shining Soul, plus other special guests!

Here is the Facebook invite for both events. RSVP if yr coming - it gives us an approximate sense of what to expect <3

COMMUNITY: We were invited to table at the Punk Swap Event at Skrappy’s from 5-10pm on October 12, 2013. We’re in! Hope to see you there too to support Skrappy’s, who donated their space to us. Free tabling for POC.

Punk Swap event info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/522666497807562

#RaceRiotTour Image credit: Adela C. Licona, author of Zines In Third Space.

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WANT MORE?

We will share more 2013 #RaceRiotTour member bios between now and our kickoff date, October 3, 2013 in NOLA. We have 19 confirmed touring members so far <3 Bookmark our #RaceRiotTour landing page, as we will update it with all bio links and other important information in the coming days.

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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

SAVE THE DATE: October 31, 2013 #RaceRiotTour in Minneapolis!
Much love to Chaun Webster, POCZP Midwest Coordinator, who has also functioned as the local organizer for our Minneapolis date &lt;3
Message from Chaun: 

This October the POC Zine Project will be in Minneapolis for the Race Riot! Tour. Free Poet&#8217;s Press via CCLP (Cleveland Critical Literacy Project) will be hosting two events on October 31st that you won&#8217;t want to miss.
First, from 3-6pm, will be a family friendly event with candy, music and zine making at our house-so bring the whole fam!
After that, we will have a poetry reading at The Lowry Cafe from 7-10pm. Addresses are on the flyer. PUT IT ON YOUR CALENDAR!!!

Will some POCZP tour members be in costume??? WHO KNOWS&#8230; &lt;3 ;)
Both of these events are sliding-scale, no one turned away for lack of funds. Please give what you can; all funds go toward gas and other essential tour costs.
VENUES, TIMES &amp; ADDRESSES
HallowZine Event: 2400 Lowry Avenue N, Minneapolis, MN 5541
3-6pm
Lowry Cafe - 2207 Lowry Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
7-10pm
Image and caption credit: Chaun Webster, POCZP West Coast Coordinator
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WANT MORE?
Meet the first-ever #RaceRiotTour wellness team &lt;3
Meet Tracey Brown, 2013 #RaceRiotTour dedicated driver/mediator! &lt;3
Meet Nyky Gomez, POCZP distro partner &amp; 2013 #RaceRiottour member
Meet Nia King, 2013 #RaceRiotTour member
Meet Anna Vo, 2013 #RaceRiotTour member
We will share more 2013 #RaceRiotTour member bios between now and our kickoff date, October 3, 2013 in NOLA. We have 19 confirmed touring members so far &lt;3 Bookmark our #RaceRiotTour landing page, as we will update it with all bio links and other important information in the coming days.
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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

SAVE THE DATE: October 31, 2013 #RaceRiotTour in Minneapolis!

Much love to Chaun Webster, POCZP Midwest Coordinator, who has also functioned as the local organizer for our Minneapolis date <3

Message from Chaun: 

This October the POC Zine Project will be in Minneapolis for the Race Riot! Tour. Free Poet’s Press via CCLP (Cleveland Critical Literacy Project) will be hosting two events on October 31st that you won’t want to miss.

First, from 3-6pm, will be a family friendly event with candy, music and zine making at our house-so bring the whole fam!

After that, we will have a poetry reading at The Lowry Cafe from 7-10pm. Addresses are on the flyer. PUT IT ON YOUR CALENDAR!!!

Will some POCZP tour members be in costume??? WHO KNOWS… <3 ;)

Both of these events are sliding-scale, no one turned away for lack of funds. Please give what you can; all funds go toward gas and other essential tour costs.

VENUES, TIMES & ADDRESSES

HallowZine Event: 2400 Lowry Avenue N, Minneapolis, MN 5541

3-6pm

Lowry Cafe - 2207 Lowry Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411

7-10pm

Image and caption credit: Chaun Webster, POCZP West Coast Coordinator

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WANT MORE?

We will share more 2013 #RaceRiotTour member bios between now and our kickoff date, October 3, 2013 in NOLA. We have 19 confirmed touring members so far <3 Bookmark our #RaceRiotTour landing page, as we will update it with all bio links and other important information in the coming days.

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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: Melissa Dee organized a POCZP Benefit Show at Northern in Olympia, WA for 9/21 &lt;3
We&#8217;re trying to add an Olympia-area #RaceRiotTour date, y&#8217;all. If we can&#8217;t swing it on this tour, we&#8217;ll be doing an event there in February of 2014. If yr in the area on 9/21, come out and have a great time. All funds will help us add this tour date!
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The POCZP #RaceRiotTour2013 will be making a stop in Seattle and Northern is hosting a benefit show on Saturday, September 21st with:- Hym(e)n- Black Kerouac- Thems- A special Saturday stoner standup comedy set by Melissa DeeWhat&#8217;s POCZP? Let &#8216;em tell you in their mission statement:Our mission is to make all zines by people of color easy to find, distribute and share. We are an experiment in activism and community through materiality. All donations support POCZP touring and advocacy costs.$5 | 8pm

Share the Facebook invite with yr friends and reblog this post, help us get the word out. We want to be wherever you want us to be but we need yr help! &lt;3
Much love to Melissa Dee and everyone involved with making this event happen, including Northern for hosting.
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WANT MORE?
Learn more about the 2013 #RaceRiotTour
Meet the first-ever #RaceRiotTour wellness team &lt;3
Meet Tracey Brown, dedicated driver/mediator! &lt;3
Meet one of our 20+ rotating tour members, Nyky Gomez (Brown Recluse Zine Distro)—more bios coming soon!
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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: Melissa Dee organized a POCZP Benefit Show at Northern in Olympia, WA for 9/21 <3

We’re trying to add an Olympia-area #RaceRiotTour date, y’all. If we can’t swing it on this tour, we’ll be doing an event there in February of 2014. If yr in the area on 9/21, come out and have a great time. All funds will help us add this tour date!

Excerpt:

The POCZP #RaceRiotTour2013 will be making a stop in Seattle and Northern is hosting a benefit show on Saturday, September 21st with:

- Hym(e)n
- Black Kerouac
- Thems
- A special Saturday stoner standup comedy set by Melissa Dee

What’s POCZP? Let ‘em tell you in their mission statement:

Our mission is to make all zines by people of color easy to find, distribute and share. We are an experiment in activism and community through materiality. All donations support POCZP touring and advocacy costs.

$5 | 8pm

Share the Facebook invite with yr friends and reblog this post, help us get the word out. We want to be wherever you want us to be but we need yr help! <3

Much love to Melissa Dee and everyone involved with making this event happen, including Northern for hosting.

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WANT MORE?

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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

ZINE EVENT: Apply to table at the Toronto Queer Zine Fair!

torontoqueerzinefair:

A reminder that applications are available on our tumblr for the Toronto Queer Zine Fair! Thank you to everyone who has applied so far. We are super excited about this event! Also, venue information is coming real soon! -TQZF 

Link to the application: http://torontoqueerzinefair.tumblr.com/tabling

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#solidarity <3

SPOTTED: POC Zine Project&#8217;s East Coast intern Cata in the South Bronx, preparing for D.C. Zine Fest!
Today Cata dropped by POCZP HQ in the South BX to pick up inventory for tabling at this year&#8217;s D.C. Zine Fest!
Be sure to support the fest and drop by our table, where Cata will have her own zines, as well as a selection of issues from our zine partners. Get a free poster and button and learn more about POC Zine Project!
D.C. ZINE FEST INFO
The 2012 DC Zinefest will be held on July 28th at St. Stephens Church (1525 Newton St. NW) from 11 am to 5&#160;pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Check out the Facebook invite for more information.
Photo description: POC Zine Project&#8217;s east coast intern Cata stands in front of a refrigerator at POCZP HQ in the South Bronx. She is holding POCZP founder Daniela&#8217;s latest mini-zine, &#8220;Cat Genie.&#8221; Cata is making a fierce face,revealing excitement. Behind her on the fridge is a poster from POCZP&#8217;s tour last year, as well as a poster from Midwest Zine Fest, where POCZP midwest coordinator Joyce Hatton was in attendance.
Photo by Daniela Capistrano
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DO YOU WANT TO SUPPORT POC ZINE PROJECT?
We are looking for representatives in every state, as well as regional  support, as we build toward the National POC Zinester &amp; Ally Conference/Convergence. Ideally you have some experience with organizing events and building community, but experience is not required. All are welcome. Priority will be given to people of color who apply but allies are definitely welcome.
Contact poczineproject@gmail.com for more details with “regional coordinator and internship info” as the subject line.
If you are outside the U.S. and want to be a part of our emerging POCZP Global Ambassadors program, email poczineproject@gmail.com as well to stay informed as opportunities arise.
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

SPOTTED: POC Zine Project’s East Coast intern Cata in the South Bronx, preparing for D.C. Zine Fest!

Today Cata dropped by POCZP HQ in the South BX to pick up inventory for tabling at this year’s D.C. Zine Fest!

Be sure to support the fest and drop by our table, where Cata will have her own zines, as well as a selection of issues from our zine partners. Get a free poster and button and learn more about POC Zine Project!

D.C. ZINE FEST INFO

The 2012 DC Zinefest will be held on July 28th at St. Stephens Church (1525 Newton St. NW) from 11 am to 5 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Check out the Facebook invite for more information.

Photo description: POC Zine Project’s east coast intern Cata stands in front of a refrigerator at POCZP HQ in the South Bronx. She is holding POCZP founder Daniela’s latest mini-zine, “Cat Genie.” Cata is making a fierce face,revealing excitement. Behind her on the fridge is a poster from POCZP’s tour last year, as well as a poster from Midwest Zine Fest, where POCZP midwest coordinator Joyce Hatton was in attendance.

Photo by Daniela Capistrano

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DO YOU WANT TO SUPPORT POC ZINE PROJECT?

We are looking for representatives in every state, as well as regional  support, as we build toward the National POC Zinester & Ally Conference/Convergence. Ideally you have some experience with organizing events and building community, but experience is not required. All are welcome. Priority will be given to people of color who apply but allies are definitely welcome.

Contact poczineproject@gmail.com for more details with “regional coordinator and internship info” as the subject line.

If you are outside the U.S. and want to be a part of our emerging POCZP Global Ambassadors program, email poczineproject@gmail.com as well to stay informed as opportunities arise.

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

Follow the Fargo-Moorhead Zine Fest Tumblr!

fargomoorheadzinefest:

Want to make a zine, but not sure what to make it about? Struggling with writer’s block? Convinced that _you_ have nothing worth saying? Don’t think your art/drawing skills are up to par? Still not sure what the…

FMZF was founded by Joyce Hatton, Midwest Coordinator of the POC Zine Project. YAY!

2013 Chicago Zine Fest recap: POC Zine Project edition + watch us receive Quimby’s Long Arm Stapler Award!

On March 8, 2013, POC Zine Project received the 2013 Long Arm Stapler Award bestowed by Quimby’s Bookstore during Chicago Zine Fest.

[If you watch the video until the very end, you will be rewarded with a geeky surprise <3]

POCZP touring members who attended CZF this year were POCZP founder Daniela Capistrano, Mimi Thi Nguyen, Osa Atoe, Adzua-Gette (who co-produces kWUEEN sHADEZ zine) and Suzy X. We also met up with Tomas Moniz (Rad Dad zine), who participated in our panel at this year’s L.A. Zine Fest

Spotted: Reunited and it feels so good! #czf2013 #poczines

Quimby’s Bookstore before the Long Arm Stapler Award ceremony: Tomas Moniz, Mimi Thi Nguyen, Osa Atoe, Ashley, Antonio and Donte (who helped organize/supported our #raceriottour event in 2012 at multikulti in Chicago)

Suzy X. and @inzombia Mimi Thi Nguyen listen to @shotgunseamstress present at #czf2013 #poczines

Suzy X and Mimi Thi Nguyen sit with the audience during Osa Atoe’s portion of our presentation at #CZF2013 

Check out more photos in the slideshow at the bottom of this post.

POCZP presented “Lessons from the 2012 ‘Race Riot!’ Tour" at Chicago Zine Fest, which is referenced in this video. You can view the prezi from that event here, which discloses financial information about last year’s tour:



After our presentation we had plenty of time to continue tabling and connecting with other folks supporting #poczines.

We're at #czf2013 y'all xo

Daniela, Mimi, Osa and Adzua-Gette tabling at #CZF2013

Here are just some of the POC and allies we reconnected with at CZF who we are looking forward to collaborating with this year and beyond:

Marya Errin Jones, zinster/producer of ABQ Zine Fest 

Marya is going to support our 2013 Race Riot! tour date/logistics in Albuquerque, New Mexico! Read her open letter Quentin Tarantino, you won’t regret it.

Ryan J Eilbeckmusician and writer

It was great to see Ryan again. He helped us organize our 2012 Race Riot! tour date in Columbus.

Chaun Webster from Minneapolis, Founder and Director of Free Poet’s Press 

This was our first time meeting Chaun, who told Daniela in a conversation about empowering POC through independent media creation that "zines are the mixtape of the publishing world."

We look forward to exploring a possible collaboration with Chaun.

COMMUNITY: If you met us at #CZF2013 and would like to further discuss possible collaborations or have any questions, let us know! poczineproject@gmail.com. 

MORE PHOTOS, YES <3

In the slideshow below are a few more snapshots from our time at this year’s Chicago Zine Fest <3 Big thanks & love to all the CZF organizers for inviting us back for the second year in a row and producing such an amazing event.

ABOUT THE RACE RIOT! TOUR

POC Zine Project held it’s first-ever Race Riot! Tour in 2012, producing 20 events in 14 cities, which included speaking engagements at six universities. 

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 here: 
http://bit.ly/V4X6oq

STAY INFORMED WITH POCZP
We will be taking the Race Riot! tour through 12 more cities in 2013. Stay tuned for updates!

Facebook.com/POCZineProject
Twitter.com/poczineproject
poczineproject.tumblr.com

SUPPORT POC ZINE PROJECT
We are a 100% volunteer entity. If everyone in our community gave $1, we would more than meet our fundraising goals for the 2013 poverty zine series and the second leg of our Race Riot! tour. If you have it to spare, we appreciate your support.

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

You can also send well-concealed cash or a check!
Email poczineproject@gmail.com for details or if you have questions.

Info about the poverty zine series:
http://bit.ly/RLVTVt

VISIT QUIMBY’S BOOKSTORE
http://www.quimbys.com/

ABOUT THE LONG ARM STAPLER AWARD
Quimby’s Long Arm Stapler Award is an annual honor bestowed upon a group or individual dedicated to self-publishing and the first amendment. Each year’s recipient must show the following qualities:

+ enthusiasm for and commitment to self -publishing, which includes active participation + at some level of self-publishing.
+ cause for inspiration within other self-publishers.
+ a high level of quality in output.

Scene Report (POC Zine Project edition): L.A. Zine Fest 2013

Here are some moments from our first tabling and panel experience as invited guests at L.A. Zine Fest on February 17, 2013:

1. When we arrived at the Ukrainian Cultural Center and were impressed with the space

2013 L.A. Zine Fest exterior

2. L.A. collaborator Chula Doula posing with flowers before assisting us with POCZP tabling needs (Thanks, Pati!)

Chula Doula will be at our table today #lazinefest #poczines

Pati Garcia is a Certified Sexological bodyworker/Somatic Sex Educator, self-identifies as genderqueer/fluid two spirit of Peruvian-Mexican descent, loves to dig feet in the earth and throw love into the cosmos. Pati holds space for life unraveling and unwinding as a birth doula. Pati follows only the spirit led path and refuses to compromise pleasure for any reason at all. Radical feminist doula bodyworker, workshop facilitator. Wanna see your cervix?? Ask her how.

3. When Cristy C. Road, Suzy X, Chula Doula and Mariam Bastani all tabled together at the same time <3

Cristy C. Road, Suzy X, Chula Doula and Mariam Bastani tabling at #poczines table at #lazinefest 2013

Osa Atoe (Shotgun Seamstress) isn’t in this shot because she was reading during the Mend My Dress Press panel. Tomas Moniz (Rad Dad) was tabling elsewhere but joined us for the POCZP minutes after this photo was taken. POCZP founder Daniela was taking photos with her weird camera, which she will be replacing (sorry for the fuzz y’all).

Here is what Tomas had to say about his first experience collaborating with POCZP at an event:

Two and half hours is pushing it for a bad Hollywood movie; so when I realized the POC Zine Project workshop at this year’s L.A. Zine Fest lasted that long and the crowed remained attentive, invested, engaged throughout all six presentations, I was shocked.  But this fact demonstrates exactly how vital and important the event was!

I’ve attend and participated in many readings, but this one was special; this one was with people who have inspired me for years, Cristy C. Road and Mariam from MRR, as well as people who’s work is some of the best stuff out there today, Suzy X’s Malcriada and Osa Atoe’s Shotgun Seamstress; I also got the chance to thank the founder of the POC Zine Project organizer, Daniela, for keeping alive some of the zines that inspired me as I entered my own critical consciousness and keeping these important resources available for those who come after us.

4. Getting to know our tabling neighbors, such as Thi Bui and her son (who is also an artist!)

Meet our tabling neighbor Thi Bui and her son! thibui.com #poczines #lazinefest

Thi Bui was born in Saigon, raised in California and schooled in New York. She teaches high school and has a little boy and a husband. She have been hard at work, writing and drawing a graphic novel called THE BEST WE COULD DO. It is a 15-chapter immigration epic about her parents, their place in history, and her search for her place in her family.

5. When Mariam and other folks from Maximumrocknroll joined the POCZP table with more issues featuring punks and activists of color

POCZP founder @dcap and Mariam from MRR at #lazinefest #poczines

POCZP founder Daniela Capistrano (L) and Mariam Bastani (R)

Maximumrocknroll is a widely distributed monthly fanzine dedicated to supporting the underground punk rock scene. MRR’s 25-year plus history and large, obsessed all-volunteer staff has made its punk rock coverage the most consistently up-to-date and reliable around. Subscribe here or purchase individual issues here.

 

6. Quese IMC participating during our panel and speaking about #IdleNoMore (thanks again, Quese IMC! xoxoxo)

Quese IMC at the #poczines panel at #lazinefest discussing #idlenomore

Quese IMC had this to say immediately after the event:

I had a really good time. I enjoyed myself. Was good for me to see a different perspective and meet some cool people. Look forward to hearing from you and definitely keep me updated what you have in mind for the tour…

We are in the process of figuring out how Quese IMC can join us during the 2013 Race Riot! Tour to help share information about #IdleNoMore actions in the Canada, U.S., and around the world. Stay tuned for updates …

7. When our panel at the Moth Theatre quickly became over capacity, and we had to scramble to find additional seating/make space (all great problems to have!)

@shotgunseamstress Osa Atoe speaks during the #poczines panel at #lazinefest

 Osa Atoe reading at L.A. Zine Fest

Suzy X reading at #lazinefest #poczines photo by @raddadtomas Tomas Moniz

Suzy X reading at L.A. Zine Fest (C) while Osa (L) and Mariam (R) observe

This was Suzy’s second time reading as part of a POCZP event. Osa’s commentary afterward? “Suzy is hilarious.” We agree! Check out her latest zine, Malcriada. Suzy will also be joining us next month for Chicago Zine Fest, woo! <3

Here is what Suzy had to say about her time with POCZP at L.A. Zine Fest:

I was so honored to join the POC Zine Project last week at LA Zinefest! Our panel on Sunday afternoon brought up a lot of feelings for me, as the new girl in a scene of bad-ass POC in zines. It’s really mind-blowing how long it took for someone to finally initiate a project like this, a project that centers the voices of people of color in DIY publishing. I discussed my experience— a baby feminist living in a conservative household in the South, without access to any zines, much less zines by POC, until I attended college. And after hearing all these wonderful folks speak, I felt terribly late to the party, because they had been going at it for years! And doing a damn good job of it, too.

I’m incredibly thankful for the initiative Daniela has taken in bringing us all together. But in going forward, I think a conversation should happen in which we discuss access to those who don’t belong to punk scenes or those who don’t live in urban or densely-populated areas. This project was started to shed light on the history of POC in zines; but I am interested in working on ways to make this history available and accessible to more people. This could mean partnering up with existing distros or starting one by and for POC! Whatever works you know? And I’m excited to continue these conversations during the zine tour in Fall 2013.

Suzy X was delighted to find out after sending this recap that POCZP has been engaging in this conversation with folks for years. POCZP’s first zine partner, SlushPilePress, is located in a remote area of Eugene, Oregon (no longer operating) and our present zine distro partner is Brown Recluse Zine Distro. We also support zine partners who aren’t a part of our touring.

Our poverty zine partner Carey Fuller is based in Kent, WA, which is also an undeserved area. Our Legacy Series initiative (ongoing) is all about making independent publications by POC from decades past accessible. We don’t organize to center punk experiences, although we do have some collaborators who ID as punk. We have a lot going on <3.

COMMUNITY: If you are located in the midwest and/or rural areas without much support for independent publishers, email poczineproject@gmail.com we can discuss ways to partner. <3

Just some of the over capacity crowd at #poczines panel during #lazinefest 2013 <3

Just one section of our over capacity audience - it was so great to meet many of the attendees afterward!

Cristy C. Road speaks at #lazinefest during the #poczines panel

 Cristy C. Road reading at L.A. Zine Fest

8. Reconnecting with POCZP West Coast collaborators like Liz Mayorga

Pati aka Chula Doula (L.A.) and Liz Mayorga, zinester and artist (Bay Area) #lazinefest #poczines

Chula Doula (L) and Liz Mayorga (R) at dinner after L.A. Zine Fest

Liz  is a writer / illustrator from Southeast LA.  She grew up watching old, Black and White, Mexican films and selling burritos with her family.  The films were her inspiration.  The tacos and burritos paid for college.  She used to work with teenagers, and they taught her what it means to be brave.  Their energy and fearlessness inspired her to write and draw for herself, but she ends up creating for them too. 

Liz is now an MFA Writing Student at CCA, where she writes both fiction and nonfiction, milks the Illustration department for all they’re worth, and experiences an existential crisis every day.  Despite the hard work and many sleepless nights, she is extremely grateful to read, write, and draw. She thanks you for your support.

Liz is helping us with tour fundraiser events on the West Coast between now and October. If you’re interested in supporting POCZP West Coast initiatives, send us a message: poczineproject@gmail.com.

9. Helping more folks discover zines by people of color

#lazinefest 2013

We met so many rad people at L.A. Zine Fest and will be reaching out to everyone who signed our mailing list in the coming weeks. <3

10. Meeting (in person!) & collaborating with more inspiring zinesters of color like Tomas Moniz 

Tomas Moniz and Suzy X from #poczines POCZP at #lazinefest

Tomas Moniz (L) and Suzy X (R) at the POC Zine Project table at L.A. Zine Fest on February 17, 2013

Tomas Moniz is the founder, editor, and a writer for the award winning zine Rad Dad. Looking for radical parenting community, he created Rad Dad to provide the space for parents (particularly fathers) to share, commiserate and plan with each other, and to support each other in challenging patriarchy one diaper at a time. As China Martens has said, “Tomas has been the most vocal voice within zines, trying to start and keep a discussion within this aspect of radical politics and parenthood.” His writing has been included in many zines about parenting as well as in the books My Mother Wears Combat Boots and Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind.

This event marks the first time Tomas participated in a POCZP panel. We’re looking forward to connecting with him at Chicago Zine Fest next month and discussing ongoing collaborations!

A HUGE thank you to L.A. Zine Fest organizers Meredith Wallace and  Rhea Tepplim for all their help, as well as to everyone who volunteered at the fest. <3

Our panel was recorded and we are in the process of tracking down video so we can share it with you all.

COMMUNITY: Did we meet you in person at L.A. Zine Fest? Tell us about your experience exploring our tabling area or what you thought about our panel discussion. Submit your thoughts here or email poczineproject@gmail.com (all voices welcome, including white folks <3). 

We’ll update this recap with more reactions and photos from POCZP members and L.A. Zine Fest attendees in the coming days.

POCZP&#8217;S MULTIMEDIA PANEL DETAILS
Date: 2/17/13
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Topic: POC Zine Project presents: Beyond ‘Race Riot’: People of Color in Zines from 1990s-Today
Hashtag: #POCZINES &lt;&#8212; Find this on Twitter on 2/17 to get live-tweets from the event &amp; use the tag to share quotes, your observations and to ask us questions!
Venue: The Moth Theatre, 4359 Melrose Ave  Los Angeles, CA 90029
In recent years, punk and riot grrrl have become the subject of much retrospection and analysis (there are easily a score of scholarly and popular monographs, documentaries, and exhibitions completed or in progress). This retrospective turn, with its subsequent institutionalization of some stories about punk and riot grrrl and not others, has largely failed to center race as a crucial factor, or to observe punks of color as a vital but also a discomforting presence.
POC Zine Project interrupts this void.
Join POC Zine Project members Cristy C. Road, Osa Atoe, Mariam Bastani, Suzy X, Tomas Moniz and POCZP founder Daniela Capistrano as they reunite after the 2012 Race Riot! Tour at L.A. Zine Fest. POCZP members will present a multimedia reading and discussion, as well as answer questions about their experience traveling to 14 cities and six universities on the Race Riot! tour, strategies for building community, and more.
There will be time after the panel to purchase merch from POCZP in the Moth Theatre.
POCZP&#8217;S TABLING DETAILS
The tabling portion of the Fest will be held in the Ukrainian Cultural Center from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM PST. 
POC Zine Project&#8217;s table is listed as #64 in the event materials. You can find us near the front entrance, across from the snack table. Yay, proximity to snacks! 
Address: Ukrainian Cultural Center, 4315 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Entrance: The main entrance to the Cultural Center is located on Melrose Ave., across the street from HRLDRY. This entrance, as well as the loading entrance on Heliotrope, are wheelchair accessible.
SOME OF THE #POCZINES YOU&#8217;LL FIND AT THE &#8220;RACE RIOT MALL&#8221;
Our zine partners for this tabling session are SlushPilePress, For The Birds and Maximumrocknroll.

Race Riot #1

So You Want To Start A Feminist Collective

Working On It: People of Color Experience Occupy Wall Street
An Interview With Ashanti Alston

Maximumrocknroll - various back issues with POC features and covers

Workin&#8217; On It! Women of Color Occupy Wall Street &amp; Beyond #2

Our Culture, Our Resistance #1
Our Culture, Our Resistance #2

Workin&#8217; on It: Ways to Tokenize/Alienate a Non-White Person
EVENT DETAILSL.A. Zine Fest is celebrating its second year by bringing a block party to Heliotrope and Melrose on February 17, 2013 from 11 am - 5&#160;pm at The Ukrainian Cultural Center. FREE!  The Cultural Center will be bursting with 100+ exhibitors from across the city, state, and country who are here to share their zines, comics and DIY publications with you! Across the street at gallery/record store HRLDRY is our Zine Library, where you can browse zines from current and past exhibitors. Around the corner, The Moth Theatre will host our workshops and panels. This year&#8217;s workshops and panels include:  + A multimedia reading and discussion featuring POC Zine Project&#8217;s Cristy C. Road, Osa Atoe, Mariam Bastani, Suzy X, Daniela Capristrano &amp; Tomas Moniz &#8212;their first reunion since their 14-city Race Riot Tour 2012! Get a first-hand, informed primer on people of color in zines from the 90s up to now from some experienced zinesters.  +Zineworks Collective&#8217;s speed-dating-style zinester meet-up! In this interactive workshop, get to know possible future collaborators, swap stories and tips, plus leave with a free zine from Zineworks!  + Mend My Dress Press&#8217; workshop offering up some strategies to help you begin the process of anthologizing your zine, touching on everything from choosing content to suggestions for publishing. Get advice from the Press&#8217; founders and authors in the flesh!  + a panel discussion with Allison Wolfe (of Bratmobile/Cool Moms), Alice Bag (punk musician and author of Violence Girl), and Drew Denny (musician/filmmaker), moderated by K. Bradford. Following the last talk, there will be a FREE afterparty hosted by Sean Carnage with live music TBA in the Ukrainian Cultural Center! ALL events, panels, and the Zine Fest itself are free, all-ages, and open to the public!  L.A. Zine Fest at The Ukrainian Cultural Center 4315 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90029 11 am - 5&#160;pm Afterparty to follow Extra bike parking in front of Orange 20 from 12pm - 6pm! Read Q&amp;A&#8217;s and check out the full list of exhibitors at http://lazinefest.com/! 
Click here to confirm you&#8217;re &#8220;going&#8221; or a &#8220;maybe&#8221; on the L.A. Zine Fest event page on Facebook.
COMMUNITY: If you attend this event, PLEASE come by our table and/or to our panel and say hi! We are looking for more folks to involve in upcoming POCZP initiatives and events &lt;3
Give us a heads up that you&#8217;ll be looking for us by sending us a note here or to poczineproject@gmail.com.

POCZP’S MULTIMEDIA PANEL DETAILS

Date: 2/17/13

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Topic: POC Zine Project presents: Beyond ‘Race Riot’: People of Color in Zines from 1990s-Today

Hashtag: #POCZINES <— Find this on Twitter on 2/17 to get live-tweets from the event & use the tag to share quotes, your observations and to ask us questions!

Venue: The Moth Theatre, 4359 Melrose Ave  Los Angeles, CA 90029

In recent years, punk and riot grrrl have become the subject of much retrospection and analysis (there are easily a score of scholarly and popular monographs, documentaries, and exhibitions completed or in progress). This retrospective turn, with its subsequent institutionalization of some stories about punk and riot grrrl and not others, has largely failed to center race as a crucial factor, or to observe punks of color as a vital but also a discomforting presence.

POC Zine Project interrupts this void.

Join POC Zine Project members Cristy C. Road, Osa Atoe, Mariam Bastani, Suzy X, Tomas Moniz and POCZP founder Daniela Capistrano as they reunite after the 2012 Race Riot! Tour at L.A. Zine Fest. POCZP members will present a multimedia reading and discussion, as well as answer questions about their experience traveling to 14 cities and six universities on the Race Riot! tour, strategies for building community, and more.

There will be time after the panel to purchase merch from POCZP in the Moth Theatre.

POCZP’S TABLING DETAILS

The tabling portion of the Fest will be held in the Ukrainian Cultural Center from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM PST. 

POC Zine Project’s table is listed as #64 in the event materials. You can find us near the front entrance, across from the snack table. Yay, proximity to snacks! 

Address: Ukrainian Cultural Center, 4315 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Entrance: The main entrance to the Cultural Center is located on Melrose Ave., across the street from HRLDRY. This entrance, as well as the loading entrance on Heliotrope, are wheelchair accessible.

SOME OF THE #POCZINES YOU’LL FIND AT THE “RACE RIOT MALL”

Our zine partners for this tabling session are SlushPilePress, For The Birds and Maximumrocknroll.
Race Riot #1
So You Want To Start A Feminist Collective
Working On It: People of Color Experience Occupy Wall Street

An Interview With Ashanti Alston
Maximumrocknroll - various back issues with POC features and covers
Workin’ On It! Women of Color Occupy Wall Street & Beyond #2
Our Culture, Our Resistance #1
Our Culture, Our Resistance #2
Workin’ on It: Ways to Tokenize/Alienate a Non-White Person

EVENT DETAILS
L.A. Zine Fest is celebrating its second year by bringing a block party to Heliotrope and Melrose on February 17, 2013 from 11 am - 5 pm at The Ukrainian Cultural Center. FREE! 

The Cultural Center will be bursting with 100+ exhibitors from across the city, state, and country who are here to share their zines, comics and DIY publications with you! Across the street at gallery/record store HRLDRY is our Zine Library, where you can browse zines from current and past exhibitors. Around the corner, The Moth Theatre will host our workshops and panels. This year’s workshops and panels include:

+ A multimedia reading and discussion featuring POC Zine Project’s Cristy C. Road, Osa Atoe, Mariam Bastani, Suzy X, Daniela Capristrano & Tomas Moniz —their first reunion since their 14-city Race Riot Tour 2012! Get a first-hand, informed primer on people of color in zines from the 90s up to now from some experienced zinesters.

+Zineworks Collective’s speed-dating-style zinester meet-up! In this interactive workshop, get to know possible future collaborators, swap stories and tips, plus leave with a free zine from Zineworks!

+ Mend My Dress Press’ workshop offering up some strategies to help you begin the process of anthologizing your zine, touching on everything from choosing content to suggestions for publishing. Get advice from the Press’ founders and authors in the flesh!

+ a panel discussion with Allison Wolfe (of Bratmobile/Cool Moms), Alice Bag (punk musician and author of Violence Girl), and Drew Denny (musician/filmmaker), moderated by K. Bradford.

Following the last talk, there will be a FREE afterparty hosted by Sean Carnage with live music TBA in the Ukrainian Cultural Center! ALL events, panels, and the Zine Fest itself are free, all-ages, and open to the public!

L.A. Zine Fest
at The Ukrainian Cultural Center
4315 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
11 am - 5 pm

Afterparty to follow
Extra bike parking in front of Orange 20 from 12pm - 6pm!

Read Q&A’s and check out the full list of exhibitors at http://lazinefest.com/

Click here to confirm you’re “going” or a “maybe” on the L.A. Zine Fest event page on Facebook.

COMMUNITY: If you attend this event, PLEASE come by our table and/or to our panel and say hi! We are looking for more folks to involve in upcoming POCZP initiatives and events <3

Give us a heads up that you’ll be looking for us by sending us a note here or to poczineproject@gmail.com.

Community,
The second #raceriottour is going down in October of 2013 through twelve more U.S. cities and we want YOU to come with us.
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 &amp; 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) &lt;3
We&#8217;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 &#8220;2013 RACE RIOT TOUR&#8221; as the email subject.
COMMUNITY QUESTIONS
We’re connecting with people and holding events through the Southwest and West Coast, including (but not limited to) Atlanta, New Orleans, Austin, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Seattle.
If we were to come to your town, what are the POC run/led spaces that have a history of serving communities of color? We are committed to to holding every event on this tour in a POC-affirming space. Tell us in the reblog note or send us a message.
If you’re down to help us organize an event as part of our second Race Riot! tour in YOUR city, let us know!
&lt;3
POC Zine Project
*We will announce the full list of confirmed 2013 #raceriottour cities on February 14 15, 2013.
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

Community,

The second #raceriottour is going down in October of 2013 through twelve more U.S. cities and we want YOU to come with us.

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.

COMMUNITY QUESTIONS

We’re connecting with people and holding events through the Southwest and West Coast, including (but not limited to) Atlanta, New Orleans, Austin, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Seattle.

If we were to come to your town, what are the POC run/led spaces that have a history of serving communities of color? We are committed to to holding every event on this tour in a POC-affirming space. Tell us in the reblog note or send us a message.

If you’re down to help us organize an event as part of our second Race Riot! tour in YOUR city, let us know!

<3

POC Zine Project

*We will announce the full list of confirmed 2013 #raceriottour cities on February 14 15, 2013.

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