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fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

From POC Zine Project:
ALERT: We are looking for folks who can tell us more about LA RAZA: NEWS & POLITICAL THOUGHT OF THE‪ CHICANO‬ STRUGGLE (1975) (see sample issue below):- Where are the founders today? What are they doing?- Where are some of the contributors today? What are they doing?- Which movements were inspired by/relied on this publication?POCZP intern Cata has reached out to some folks but no response so far. Help us do critical ‪#‎legacyseries‬ work by sharing whatever info you have!  Send to poczineproject@gmail.com with subject “LA RAZA”READ NOW

Thanks for the signal boost <3 We really appreciate it. We’ve received multiple leads from Facebook commenters within the last 24 hours (where we originally shared this inquiry) and are planning our follow up strategy now. This will be a publication we explore in-depth through our Legacy Series. 
You can actually read it right now if you want to (we added it to our public digitized & digital zine library)!

More info coming soon … <3

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

From POC Zine Project:

ALERT: We are looking for folks who can tell us more about LA RAZA: NEWS & POLITICAL THOUGHT OF THE‪ CHICANO‬ STRUGGLE (1975) (see sample issue below):

- Where are the founders today? What are they doing?
- Where are some of the contributors today? What are they doing?
- Which movements were inspired by/relied on this publication?

POCZP intern Cata has reached out to some folks but no response so far. Help us do critical ‪#‎legacyseries‬ work by sharing whatever info you have!  Send to poczineproject@gmail.com with subject “LA RAZA”

READ NOW

Thanks for the signal boost <3 We really appreciate it. We’ve received multiple leads from Facebook commenters within the last 24 hours (where we originally shared this inquiry) and are planning our follow up strategy now. This will be a publication we explore in-depth through our Legacy Series. 

You can actually read it right now if you want to (we added it to our public digitized & digital zine library)!

More info coming soon … <3

POC Zine Project featured on Colorlines.com!
Excerpt:

I sat down with Daniela shortly after the conclusion of the POC Zine Project’s 2012 ‘Meet Me at the Race Riot’ tour to find out what role zines can play in increasing people of color’s political power.
“In each of the fourteen cities, we kept hearing similar messages,” she says. “‘This needed to happen,’ and ‘I’ve been looking for something like this.’ What they’re talking about isn’t about the zines, it’s about community. It’s about finding spaces where you don’t feel silenced, where your thoughts and feelings matter.&#8221;

Nia King: Thank you again for doing this piece and your ongoing support.
Colorlines.com: Thank you for recognizing our work! This was a terrific way to share information about our three-year anniversary and upcoming initiatives.
&lt;3,
POC Zine Project

ABOUT THE RACE RIOT! TOUR
POC Zine Project held its first Race Riot! Tour in 2012, producing 20 events in 14 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.
STAY INFORMED
We will be taking the Race Riot! Tour through 14 more cities in 2013. Stay tuned!
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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
You can also send well-concealed cash or a check! Email daniela@dcapmedia.com for details or if you have questions.
Info about the poverty zine series: http://bit.ly/RLVTVt

POC Zine Project featured on Colorlines.com!

Excerpt:

I sat down with Daniela shortly after the conclusion of the POC Zine Project’s 2012 ‘Meet Me at the Race Riot’ tour to find out what role zines can play in increasing people of color’s political power.

“In each of the fourteen cities, we kept hearing similar messages,” she says. “‘This needed to happen,’ and ‘I’ve been looking for something like this.’ What they’re talking about isn’t about the zines, it’s about community. It’s about finding spaces where you don’t feel silenced, where your thoughts and feelings matter.”

Nia King: Thank you again for doing this piece and your ongoing support.

Colorlines.com: Thank you for recognizing our work! This was a terrific way to share information about our three-year anniversary and upcoming initiatives.

<3,

POC Zine Project

ABOUT THE RACE RIOT! TOUR

POC Zine Project held its first Race Riot! Tour in 2012, producing 20 events in 14 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.

STAY INFORMED

We will be taking the Race Riot! Tour through 14 more cities in 2013. Stay tuned!

Facebook.com/POCZineProject

Twitter.com/poczineproject

poczineproject.tumblr.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

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

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

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: People of the Sun Distro Q&A for L.A. Zine Fest 2013

We’ve been in touch with Isidro Fox at People of the Sun Distro since last September. Fox sent their zines to be included in the POCZP archive last year and we recently signal boosted their call for more poc zines to share at this year’s L.A. Zine Fest.

Check out L.A. Zine Fest’s Q&A with Fox. Here’s an excerpt:

What’s the best thing that ever happened to you because of zines?
It seemed like every time I wanted to completely give up on writing, I’d randomly get an email from someone talking about how great my writing was, and how they’re surprised I’m not a real hot-shot yet. I always find that pretty funny, being that I honestly go through a lot of moments where I think what I’m creating is utter crap, and yet there are these people who think I’m the best and keep asking me to publish a book or something because the small amount of writing they’ve seen is a real tease. There’s also those people who find my writing through these zines, tell me I really cheered ‘em up, and though I know that can’t always last forever, I’m still glad I was somehow able to pick-up someone’s chin – if only for a night.

POC Zine Project will be at L.A. Zine Fest on Feb. 17! Visit our table and attend/support our multimedia reading and discussion at the fest. We look forward to building with you, people of earth! More details coming soon … <3

I think the idea of collecting and gathering history because we want to preserve it and share is crucial, especially when we want to hold organizers and writers accountable for the choices they make in how they write about a community like zinesters or organizers when they plan events.

We have been around since the beginning and we are very diverse group writing about all kinds of things and not just race. And there is no excuse not to be aware of this! Also we’ve done some pretty amazing things! - Tomas Moniz, Rad Dad zine

POC Zine Project Q & A with Tomas Moniz

When we found out that Tomas was one of the organizers for this year’s East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest (going down TOMORROW, Dec 8!), we decided to ask him a few questions about his history with the fest, thoughts on the relevance of Riot Grrrl, the future of Rad Dad, and more. Enjoy!

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POCZP: How did you get involved with the East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest and why did you decide to take the lead on organizing this year’s fest? What does your role entail?

Tomas: MK Chavez, a bad ass chicana poet, and I were at the SF Zine fest and we realized so many of the tablers were from Oakland and Berkeley and other parts of the East Bay, so we said we should do something 6 months from the SF zine fest. And we did.

We wanted a space to highlight the local writing community particularly because we like to get and read zines but mostly so we could create a community here, get people to mingle, talk, and as a result I think there has been a strong growth in writing groups, monthly literary readings and events!

We each took leadership responsibilities and each year new people step up to help get the work done!

POCZP: You started Rad Dad after becoming a parent at 20, right? In terms of radical/DIY resources for dads since that time, what have you seen emerge that you’re excited about and what is in store for the future of Rad Dad zine?

How long to do you plan on continuing it and would you hand it off to someone else, or will it just stop when you stop?

imageTomas: Funny you should ask about handing it off; I have been contemplating the transition because all along I’ve wanted Rad Dad to be about community rather than an individual or me.

I also though think it’s important as a father whose gone through it to pick up some of the work that new parents often times simply can’t do because of the differing demands on their time; I like to think of Rad Dad as a bridge, as the light at the end of the tunnel, reminding especially new parents that you will get through the struggle and you can come out a better person!

POCZP: You have two teenage daughters. Is Riot Grrrl something they relate to/have explored? Also, what is their relationship to zines and how do you encourage them in that regard?

Tomas: The definitely have their own musical tastes and interests. They know riot grrrl and know the music but it certainly is not theirs; they have their own likes and sometimes those likes are pretty problematic, but what I think is so important is that we can talk about those issues, talk about that contradictory place we all find ourselves in from time to time in which you like something but recognize its contradictions, its flaws and from that make informed choices.

They don’t make their own zines but they read them and they come with me to the events…

POCZP: What are your top 5 tips for someone who wants to start a zine fest in their town?

Tomas: Call a meeting and get started…I think you really only need like two or three people. Start off with just getting a day and twenty tables and a space. Don’t try to do too much at first.

Later you can add speakers and workshops. But I also encourage you to try something different — make it a skill share, do it at a park, drop-in style, remember the point is community not commerce.

Keep it affordable for people; reach out to people and ask for help or what you need; you’d be surprised how often you get it.

POCZP: What are your top 10 favorite zines right now (can be old, new, doesn’t matter)?

Tomas:  [provided a list]

• Wonder & Wander by Annie Yu — so awesome it’s this mix of her finding a used typewriter, how to gude for using a typwriter, maps of walking the streets of San Francisco

• Boob Juice by Mindi Jackson – a young mama wrestling with big questions and a little baby

• Dreams of Donuts by Heather Wreckage – a really strong comic zine dealing with occupy Oakland and other issues

 Kerbloom by Artnoose — just plain wonderful and consistent

• Book of Ladders by Jacks Ashley McNamara — a beautiful mix of essays and poems dealing with class and identity

• RACE (revolutionary anti-authoritarians of color) — a one-time zine from early 00s dealing with race and anarchism!

• Illegal Voices — came out of the APOC community with so many powerful essays

• Tenacious: Writing by Incarcerated Women edited by — Vikki Law’s zine for and by women prisoners

• The Nerve of These People by Anna Quinonez — drawings of revolutionary women

• Without Words & Without Kneeling by Tomas Moniz – a serialized zine novella about an anarchist study group

POCZP: You said you’ve been following POC Zine Project for a while. What did you think when you first heard about it, and why do you think it’s important (if you do at all)?

Tomas: I was and am excited. I think the idea of collecting and gathering history because we want to preserve it and share is crucial especially when we want to hold organizers and writers accountable for the choices they make in how they write about a community like zinesters or organizers when they plan events.

We have been around since the beginning and we are very diverse group writing about all kinds of things and not just race. And there is no excuse not to be aware of this! Also we’ve done some pretty amazing things!

POCZP: Some zinesters of color have had experiences with feeling unwelcome in zine spaces/DIY communities. Has that been your experience at all?

Tomas: My experience of feeling kind of isolated rather than unwelcome was more in the activist/anarchist scene here in the Bay. It’s was very white but that has been changing.

But I realize my privilege in living in a very diverse region so there has always been other zinesters and also there has always been support. When we felt there was an issue, we seemed to quickly get together and address it.

But I still get letters from parents who live in very homogenous communities and that is why I still do zines, I still write letters, I still work to gather voices in Rad Dad form those who don’t always get a chance to tell their story: parents of color, young parents, queer or trans parents because it’s important to let others know they are not alone.

- Q & A by POCZP founder Daniela Capistrano

SOLIDARITY SPOTLIGHT: Support Matt Duran + read this zine about Pacific Northwest grand jury resisters

In the spirit of spreading this important information, POC Zine Project has archived and made available to embed and share the FOR THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST GRAND JURY RESISTERS zine.

This zine, created by New York Year Zero, provides an overview of the situation regarding the currently imprisoned Pacific Northwest grand jury resisters. Consisting of 72-pages, this zine also functions as a timely primer on grand juries in general. 

READ NOW + SIGNAL BOOST <3

This zine also includes the resisters’ statements, news articles, tips on what to do if you’re subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury, and a detailed history of grand juries and their use as a tool to suppress political organizing and revolutionary struggle in the United States.

Click here to read a statement by Matt Duran, APOC who has been locked away since September 13, 2012 for refusing to cooperate with a secret federal Grand Jury investigation targeting anarchists in the Pacific Northwest.

FREE MATT DURAN

Send mail to Matt at:

Matthew Kyle Duran #42565-086

FDC SeaTac

P.O. Box 13900

Seattle, WA 98191

Click here for guidelines to make sure that Matt receives your mail!

To donate money for Matt’s commissary and for visitors’ gas costs, or to arrange your visit to Matt, please email visitationformattduran@riseup.net

UPCOMING EVENT

On Saturday, November 17, at 3:30pm there will be a noise demonstration in front of the SeaTac Federal Detention Center (S 200th St & 26th Ave S, Seatac, WA) in solidarity with imprisoned Grand Jury resisters Matt Duran and Katherine “Kteeo” Olejnik.

Bring banners, loud noise-makers, flyers, and whatever else could be useful. Please send this announcement to listserves and invite your friends.

MORE INFO

http://nopoliticalrepression.wordpress.com/

Tides of Flame report (pdf)

Write to ALL the PNW grand jury resisters!

Matthew Kyle Duran #42565-086
FDC SeaTac
P.O. Box 13900
Seattle, WA 98198

Katherine Olejnik #42592-086
FDC SeaTac,
P.O. Box 13900
Seattle, WA 98198

Leah-Lynn Plante (no longer in jail)

ZINE LIBRARIANS: Please print this zine (you can download), add to our collection and signal boost through your networks. Thank you.

COMMUNITY SUBMISSION: ‘Rise, Fall, Repeat’ #2

Name: Rise, Fall, Repeat #2 (2011)

Zine Author: Isidro “De La Luna” Fox (listed as Nathan Fox in this link) aka skepticamongthefaithful.tumblr.com

Author’s description: “Another installment of personal anecdotes, poetry, photography, and writing; all original. Mostly dealing with depression, alienation, and all things relating to where hope gets you when luck and yourself aren’t really on speaking terms. A lot of heart and time went into all of this, so I hope you all enjoy!

Keywords: perzine, depression, alienation, social anxiety, poetry, photography, hope, california, anaheim, chicano

Download issue #2 (free): http://zinelibrary.info/rise-fall-repeat-reissue-2

Where to purchase issue #2: http://www.etsy.com/listing/96134917/rise-fall-repeat-zine-issue-no-2


Message from Isidro: 

Issue 1 is getting re-worked on, and the people over at People of the Sun Zine distro are looking for PoC zinesters/artists who are either interested in creating an all-art zine soon or have zines they’d like to submit for consignment.

Thanks for sharing your zine, Isidro! <3 We really appreciate the way you offered different formats for printing … and that you numbered your pages! That makes it 100% easier for readers (and zine freaks like us) to assemble <3

Also thanks so much for what you’re doing at People of the Sun Zine Distro! It is SO IMPORTANT for more people of color to create their own distros to support POC zinesters. 

It isn’t about being divisive — it’s about POC supporting POC. Legit white allies get that, in addition to advocating for the inclusion of more zines by POC in their go-to zine distros that have no or very few zines by POC. <3

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Editor’s Note: A “Community Submission” post results from a POC submitting their own zine to be featured on the POC Zine Project Tumblr. If you would like to share your zine with the POC Zine Project community, here’s how to do it.

When you submit, feel free to add some background, a description of your work and art and your mission statement. If you just send us the name of your zine, we’ll simply link back to a source for purchasing it and use the language you already have on your site.

As long as the zine was created/co-created by a person of color, we will always share Community Submissions. Enjoy!