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This Zine Was Made Entirely On A Mobile Phone

From POCZP founder Daniela:

What if—while processing an idea or enjoying an event—you could fairly quickly & easily make a zine about what you were experiencing on your phone and then share it that same day?

This zine experiment was inspired by real-time news gathering practices and young people. It didn’t work out exactly as I had planned, but it was exciting to explore different possibilities. In part one of this series, I’ll share one of three methods I uncovered: Here is the experimental perzine I made using my mobile device called “Cat Genie Vol. 2: Chola Fruitz“:

[DESCRIPTION: Chola Fruitz is an experimental perzine and a dream-like reflection on group travel, subverting Chola identity tropes, Queer Chicana identity and the evolution of self. Daniela made it in an hour while sitting on her couch, using images she edited within her phone using two mobile apps]

Learn how to make your own zine using just your phone on Daniela’s Lair, plus access her thoughts on the pros and cons to mobile device zine-making workflows. 

Excerpt from the full guide:

3) The Lazy Artist Factor: Part of the fun and empowerment of making a zine by hand (and offline) is that you can explore your creativity and develop your design skills. Experimenting with layouts, collages and other techniques as part of a print zine workflow can be a really satisfying experience. You miss out on that experience by just using the provided templates in apps, to a significant degree. If everyone used the same zine-making templates, all zines would start to look the same, which would be a bummer.

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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

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

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

VIDEO: Race Riot! Tour - Oct 6, 2012 - Cristy C. Road reads from Spit and Passion

This clip is part two of five of a video documenting POC Zine Project’s multimedia reading and discussion at the University of Maryland on Oct 6, 2012. The event took place at the Women’s Studies Multimedia Studio.

In this segment (second half), Cristy C. Road reads excerpts from her new graphic memoir, Spit and Passion, out now on Feminist Press.

Editor’s note: If you liked this video, subscribe or bookmark the POC Zine Project YouTube channel. We’ll be sharing ad-free videos every week.

ABOUT THE RACE RIOT! TOUR

POC Zine Project held it’s first-ever Race Riot! Tour, producing 20 events in 14 cities, which included speaking engagements at six universities. Our time at the University of Maryland was part of the tour. 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.

ABOUT POC ZINE PROJECT

POC Zine Project’s mission is to makes ALL zines by POC (People of Color) easy to find, distribute and share. We are an experiment in activism and community through materiality.

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 the 2013 poverty zine series. If you have it to spare, we appreciate your support. All funds go to publishing and distribution costs.

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

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Video documentation made possible by Reed Bonnet (thanks for recording!) Check out his work: http://vimeo.com/reedbonnet/

Big thanks once again to Sine Hwang Jensen, a member of MOONROOT Collective who agreed to be our local tour organizer after we met her at the Bmore Feminist BBQ Series in August of 2012. 

Another big thank you to Melissa Rogers at the University of Maryland and Jarah Moesch from Digital Cultures & Creativity.


COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Brooklyn Queer Support

We love zines and self-care equally. Thank you, Brooklyn Queer Support, for compiling these resources for NYC’s LGBTQ folks and allies. <3

NYC LGBTQ SUPPORT RESOURCES

1) The following spreadsheet contains a list of LGBTQ-friendly therapists and organizations that provide mental health services. Many of them are sliding-scale. The 2 tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet will allow you to look at individual therapists and organizations.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlJKwuItWTpddHRWNEpzU0VfT3dWdy1WUVJDa2V2LXc#gid=0


2) The following document contains a huge number of resources for trans and gender non-conforming people in the greater New York City area (including Brooklyn). This includes 24/7 phone support hotlines, survivor services,
health care, housing/shelter, mental health, substance abuse counseling, and a lot of other services.

http://www.callen-lorde.org/pdf/NYC%20Metro%20TGNC%20Resources.pdf

Source: Brooklyn Queer Support

https://www.facebook.com/bqsupport

Join the google group to stay informed:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/brooklyn-queer-support

"Brooklyn Queer Support is a volunteer-run, non-professional, free, peer-support group with rotating pairs of queer moderators. Support meetings will be open to all queer-identified (or LGBTQ — with actual understanding of the "TQ") or queer-questioning people. This is a completely grassroots effort that began in early July of 2012 in response to two suicides in the local queer/trans community."

Point of awareness: The Queer Commons
thequeercommons@googlegroups.com