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COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: ‘Beyond the Band-Aid’ homeless advocacy meeting by Carey Fuller - December 1, 2012
Gift cards for attendees made possible by POC Zine Project and other donors.
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Today homeless activist Carey Fuller, our partner on the poverty zine series, is holding another homeless advocacy meeting at the Auburn Library in the Auburn, WA area (read more about the last event here). 
At today’s meeting, the Rev. Jimmie James, Joe Ingram, Carey Fuller will be there to listen to homeless folks’ concerns and survival tips.
Carey will also be collecting more submissions for the poverty zine series.
POCZP is committed to doing whatever we can to support Carey’s efforts in Kent, WA and the surrounding areas. We are proud to partner with her on the upcoming zine series. 
ABOUT THE POVERTY ZINE SERIES (WORKING TITLE)
The goal of this zine series is to share relevant and timely information about how to survive and thrive with little or no money. It will also be a resource for those who are newly homeless or in danger of facing homelessness.
The publication will connect people, share resources and provide real stories from people who have learned how to navigate various facets of red tape when dealing with community services (there will also be a digital version + website).
Carey Fuller, a homeless activist and mother near Seattle, WA, is our lead editor for the series. Click here to learn more about her amazing work.
CALL FOR ALLIES
If you are an individual, nonprofit, academic space or agency that serves people living at or below the poverty line and want to collaborate with us on this zine series as a publishing or distribution partner, contact Daniela Capistrano at daniela@dcapmedia.com.
We are also looking for support identifying and applying for grants/relevant funding bodies.
SUBMISSIONS WELCOME
We are still accepting submissions! The deadline is December 15. We welcome submissions from ANYONE (POC and non-POC) who has experience living at or below the poverty line. Click here for submission details.
HOW TO HELP
If you would like to donate funds to support the poverty zine series, click the “DONATE” PayPal button to the left or email daniela@dcapmedia.com for other donation options. Every penny will go toward publishing and distribution.
Editor’s note: Photo by Carey Fuller

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: ‘Beyond the Band-Aid’ homeless advocacy meeting by Carey Fuller - December 1, 2012

Gift cards for attendees made possible by POC Zine Project and other donors.

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Today homeless activist Carey Fuller, our partner on the poverty zine series, is holding another homeless advocacy meeting at the Auburn Library in the Auburn, WA area (read more about the last event here). 

At today’s meeting, the Rev. Jimmie James, Joe Ingram, Carey Fuller will be there to listen to homeless folks’ concerns and survival tips.

Carey will also be collecting more submissions for the poverty zine series.

POCZP is committed to doing whatever we can to support Carey’s efforts in Kent, WA and the surrounding areas. We are proud to partner with her on the upcoming zine series. 

ABOUT THE POVERTY ZINE SERIES (WORKING TITLE)

The goal of this zine series is to share relevant and timely information about how to survive and thrive with little or no money. It will also be a resource for those who are newly homeless or in danger of facing homelessness.

The publication will connect people, share resources and provide real stories from people who have learned how to navigate various facets of red tape when dealing with community services (there will also be a digital version + website).

Carey Fuller, a homeless activist and mother near Seattle, WA, is our lead editor for the series. Click here to learn more about her amazing work.

CALL FOR ALLIES

If you are an individual, nonprofit, academic space or agency that serves people living at or below the poverty line and want to collaborate with us on this zine series as a publishing or distribution partner, contact Daniela Capistrano at daniela@dcapmedia.com.

We are also looking for support identifying and applying for grants/relevant funding bodies.

SUBMISSIONS WELCOME

We are still accepting submissions! The deadline is December 15. We welcome submissions from ANYONE (POC and non-POC) who has experience living at or below the poverty line. Click here for submission details.

HOW TO HELP

If you would like to donate funds to support the poverty zine series, click the “DONATE” PayPal button to the left or email daniela@dcapmedia.com for other donation options. Every penny will go toward publishing and distribution.

Editor’s note: Photo by Carey Fuller

SIGNAL BOOST: Picture the Homeless press conference in NYC, TOMORROW 11/16

From Picture the Homeless:

Since Hurricane Sandy, we’ve seen the best of New York on display: people coming together to help their neighbors out, volunteering time and food and money and clothes and manual labor, and collectively creating solutions to our problems.

Today, President Obama is visiting Staten Island to announce a new relief package. Earlier this week, Governor Cuomo announced his intent to ask the federal government for $30 billion in recovery aid. And Mayor Bloomberg has vowed to find housing for the 40,000 people made homeless by Hurricane Sandy.
 
But what about the almost 60,000 who were homeless beforehand? 46,000 living in city shelters, thousands on the streets, thousands more locked up or aging out of foster care or sleeping on the floors of friends and family.
 
Last year, Picture the Homeless found enough housing in vacant property for 199,000 people.

This is data that the city does not have - because they refuse to count vacant property.

We’re happy to share our data with the city - but only if they agree to a recovery plan that includes prevailing-wage jobs and very-low-income housing for folks who were housing-and-employment-challenged BEFORE the storm.

We need your help to make them do the right thing.


If the political will to adopt bold solutions and house 40,000 people made homeless by the storm exists, we are confident that these solutions can also help the people who were homeless before the storm. But so far, all we’re seeing is more of the same old story: the poorest and most vulnerable New Yorkers get the least out of the deal.

According to today’s Daily News, the Feds “are hiring an army of private contractors to do basic repairs” - will those be union jobs? Will low-income people get them, and will they pay a decent wage?

Please join us tomorrow morning, Friday. November 16th at 9:30AM, 116 West 129th Street (between Lenox & Adam Clayton Powell)

City officials and bureaucrats might be in charge of how all that money gets spent, but we run this city. After the storm, small community-based organizations like our heroes CAAAV and FUREE were leading the fight… while the Red Cross, who has raised well over $90 million since the storm hit, has been calling those same groups for guidance (Red Cross workers have even been calling Picture the Homeless because they’re so baffled by how the city’s shelter bureaucracy works). Members of Occupy Sandy have been training FEMA workers and the National Guard… and feeding them too!

This is our city. We have the knowledge and the power to make sure the city leverages storm relief wisely, benefiting all New Yorkers and building us up stronger than we were before.

Please join us tomorrow morning, in Harlem, outside a row of vacant city-owned property on 129th Street, as a way to highlight how the city’s not effectively using the resources it already has.

REBUILD STRONGER RALLY AND PRESS CONFERENCE
Friday. November 16th at 9:30AM
116 West 129th Street
(between Lenox & Adam Clayton Powell)

Call Sam at 646-314-6423 or email sam@picturethehomeless.org with any questions!

PS: Check out this new article about NYC’s recovery efforts, which says “While the city has made noises about a “shortage” of vacant apartments to house the displaced, the scarcity has nothing to do with a lack of space.A recent survey by Picture the Homeless found that New York City currently has more than 3,500 vacant buildings, enough to house nearly 72,000 people as well as enough vacant lots that if developed could house another 128,000.”

POC Zine Project founder Daniela Capistrano will be at this press conference tomorrow, in solidarity with Picture the Homeless.

For more information about POCZP and Carey Fuller’s upcoming zine series by and for people living at or below the poverty line, and how you can help with production and distribution, click here.

Help POC Zine Project find a publishing partner for the poverty zine series

COMMUNITY: We need referrals to publishers who can help us print the first poverty zine series issue. Email daniela@dcapmedia.com or submit here.

Folks who actively support us finding a publisher will be credited on a special “thank you” page within the zine on on the upcoming resource website.

TALKING POINTS

We want to print an initial release of 500 copies of a 30 page zine (equivalent of 8-10 pieces of letter sized paper folded to 30 pages, double sided).

The zines need to be printed on waterproof material so that they are durable and withstand being exposed to the elements (we want to be realistic about community needs - a paper zine won’t work).

PROGRESS SO FAR

We received an initial quote of over 10k. This is unrealistic for us, at around $20 per zine. We are hoping to get in-kind donations or a significant discount, which we would use in conjunction with funds raised through a publishing partner network.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

1. Recommend and connect us with potential publishers! We’re especially eager to partner with independent publishers with a history of supporting community-based movements addressing poverty.

2. If you are an individual, or part of a university/collective/etc. who can support fundraising efforts for publishing the poverty zine series, contact Daniela at daniela@dcapmedia.com.

She will explain the process and detail the mutually beneficial outcomes of collaborating as part of this publishing partner network.

WHY WE NEED SUPPORT

The zines will be given away for free through DIY distribution partners nationwide, including participating agencies that serve populations living at or below the poverty line. This series will also be available as paper-based zines that anyone can reproduce and share, and available as an e-zine and (coming soon) website.

POC Zine Project is a grassroots advocacy platform. We do not have a consistent source of funding and this is intentional. We are for finding solutions by building community with like-minded individuals and organizations.

Please share! #signalboost ♥ Thank you.

- POC Zine Project

P.S. We are still looking for submissions from people (of any background) who have experience living at or below the poverty line. Click here for submission criteria and please share this with anyone you know who might be interested in participating.

We are especially eager to include stories from folks affected by Hurricane Sandy.

SEATTLE AREA COMMUNITY: Please attend + #signalboost today’s BEYOND THE BAND AID event, discussing solutions for homelessness in Kent, WA.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
12 Noon - 3:30PM Kent Commons (Green River Room)
525 Fourth Ave N Kent, WA 98032
FREE Lunch Provided / Translators Provided
All Interested and Concerned Welcome
RSVP (206) 551-3164
Carey Fuller, POC Zine Project’s partner for the upcoming poverty series, will be there doing a presentation.
Join Carey in solidarity to protest the City of Kent’s anti- homeless tactics and outright bigotry against those who have nowhere else to go.
Beyond The Bandaid event begins at noon and ends at 3:30 pm. Protest begins at 4:00. See you there!
PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST, NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE ♥
More from Carey Fuller: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carey-fuller/
Rev. Jimmie James organized the Beyond The Bandaid event as part of his H.O.P.E. org.

SEATTLE AREA COMMUNITY: Please attend + #signalboost today’s BEYOND THE BAND AID event, discussing solutions for homelessness in Kent, WA.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

12 Noon - 3:30PM Kent Commons (Green River Room)

525 Fourth Ave N Kent, WA 98032

FREE Lunch Provided / Translators Provided

All Interested and Concerned Welcome

RSVP (206) 551-3164

Carey Fuller, POC Zine Project’s partner for the upcoming poverty series, will be there doing a presentation.

Join Carey in solidarity to protest the City of Kent’s anti- homeless tactics and outright bigotry against those who have nowhere else to go.

Beyond The Bandaid event begins at noon and ends at 3:30 pm. Protest begins at 4:00. See you there!

PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST, NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE ♥

More from Carey Fuller: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carey-fuller/

Rev. Jimmie James organized the Beyond The Bandaid event as part of his H.O.P.E. org.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: POC Zine Project + Carey Fuller’s zine addressing poverty

COMMUNITY: We still need 30 more people to contribute to our zine by/for people living at/below the poverty line.

DEADLINE: Extended to March15, 2012 (printing and distributing in late Spring of 2013)

EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: POCZPpublishing@gmail.com

You can submit on behalf of a person who doesn’t have access to email but we will need to document that you were the conduit.

SUBMISSION CRITERIA

ANYONE of ANY background can submit — you just need to have experience living at or below the poverty line (for any length of time).

ANONYMOUS SUBMISSIONS ARE JUST AS WELCOME AS PUBLIC

We’re looking for information on, but not limited to, the following:

- Revolving door policies that keep people homeless

- How to navigate free and low-cost healthcare services in your area/anywhere

- Ways to heal yourself (herbal remedies/natural)

- Options for accessing free food in your area/anywhere

- Finding safe places to sleep in your area/anywhere

- How to pick your friends/allies in stressful circumstances

- Stories from people who are newly homeless and how they are coping

- Stories from people who are close to homelessness and how they are coping

- Stories from young people who were kicked out and their advice on surviving and thriving

- Mental Health: tips and practices from ANYONE on how to practice self-care/love yourself/find light in the darkness

ABOUT THE ZINE (NAME IS IN PROGRESS)

The goal of this zine series is to share relevant and timely information about how to survive and thrive with little or no money. It will also be a resource for those who are newly homeless or in danger of facing homelessness.

The publication will connect people, share resources and provide real stories from people who have learned how to navigate various facets of red tape when dealing with community services (there will also be a digital version + website).

Carey Fuller, a homeless activist and mother near Seattle, WA, is our lead editor for the series. Click here to learn more about her amazing work.

PUBLISHER FACTS

1. This zine will be free for anyone living at or below the poverty line (honor system). Any individual can access the zine at any POC Zine Project and zine partner events in the US and abroad, online as an e-zine/website, and through our DIY distribution network. Details coming soon.

2. Any agencies, collectives, nonprofits, individuals, etc. interested in offering the zine to their clients and members living at or below the poverty line will receive a bulk rate to cover the cost of printing and distribution.

3. This is a not-for-profit venture through POC Zine Project.

CALL FOR ALLIES

If you are an individual, nonprofit, academic space or agency that serves people living at or below the poverty line and want to collaborate with us on this zine series as a publishing or distribution partner, contact Daniela Capistrano at daniela@dcapmedia.com.

We are also looking for support identifying and applying for grants/relevant funding bodies.

Please help signal boost this call for submissions <3

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Contribute to POC Zine Project&#8217;s first zine series!
+++BY and FOR folks living at/below the poverty line+++ 
This zine series is being created in collaboration with Carey Fuller, a homeless mother and activist in the Seattle, WA area. We&#8217;re compiling relevant and practical knowledge.
OUTCOME
We will distribute this free zine nationwide to those who need it, provide it as an e-zine for worldwide access and create an online community resource with real-time information.
NO DEADLINE
This is an ongoing series. The first edition will be released in December of 2012, along with the website. We&#8217;ll share more details in the coming weeks.
WHO CAN SUBMIT
Anyone who has had experience living at or below the poverty line. We want your tips, stories and practical knowledge about how to survive and thrive.
We will also consider contributions from those with experience serving at-risk communities (shelter volunteers, social workers, etc.).
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE POC TO SUBMIT. However, we will make contributions from POC a priority in the editing process.
GUIDELINES
Evolving. We&#8217;ll be releasing a website dedicated to this project in the coming weeks, but for now we&#8217;re keeping this open.
BE AN ALLY
We&#8217;re looking for help getting the word out about this call for submissions, as well as with creating publishing + distribution partnerships.
Feel free to email and print this flyer for distribution wherever it makes sense to do so!
SUBMISSIONS &amp; QUESTIONS/FEEDBACK EMAIL
POCZPpublishing@gmail.com (don&#8217;t forget the two letter Ps &lt;3)
WHY IS THIS THE FIRST ZINE SERIES FROM POCZP? 
Because more people are living at or below the poverty line than you realize.
Because often those in crisis resort to harmful decisions due to lack of information.
Because often government resources are difficult and/or impossible to access due to bureaucracy and misinformation.
Because most publications about poverty are focused on educating the general masses about poverty, not providing real-time, relevant and practical information for those living in poverty about how to survive and thrive.
Because mental survival is just as important and this is an experiment in building a DWO (Doing With Others) support network.
Learn more about Carey Fuller: www.careyfuller.com

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Contribute to POC Zine Project’s first zine series!

+++BY and FOR folks living at/below the poverty line+++

This zine series is being created in collaboration with Carey Fuller, a homeless mother and activist in the Seattle, WA area. We’re compiling relevant and practical knowledge.

OUTCOME

We will distribute this free zine nationwide to those who need it, provide it as an e-zine for worldwide access and create an online community resource with real-time information.

NO DEADLINE

This is an ongoing series. The first edition will be released in December of 2012, along with the website. We’ll share more details in the coming weeks.

WHO CAN SUBMIT

Anyone who has had experience living at or below the poverty line. We want your tips, stories and practical knowledge about how to survive and thrive.

We will also consider contributions from those with experience serving at-risk communities (shelter volunteers, social workers, etc.).

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE POC TO SUBMIT. However, we will make contributions from POC a priority in the editing process.

GUIDELINES

Evolving. We’ll be releasing a website dedicated to this project in the coming weeks, but for now we’re keeping this open.

BE AN ALLY

We’re looking for help getting the word out about this call for submissions, as well as with creating publishing + distribution partnerships.

Feel free to email and print this flyer for distribution wherever it makes sense to do so!

SUBMISSIONS & QUESTIONS/FEEDBACK EMAIL

POCZPpublishing@gmail.com (don’t forget the two letter Ps <3)

WHY IS THIS THE FIRST ZINE SERIES FROM POCZP?

Because more people are living at or below the poverty line than you realize.

Because often those in crisis resort to harmful decisions due to lack of information.

Because often government resources are difficult and/or impossible to access due to bureaucracy and misinformation.

Because most publications about poverty are focused on educating the general masses about poverty, not providing real-time, relevant and practical information for those living in poverty about how to survive and thrive.

Because mental survival is just as important and this is an experiment in building a DWO (Doing With Others) support network.

Learn more about Carey Fuller: www.careyfuller.com

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Don&#8217;t miss Carey Fuller on Huffington Post LIVE, TOMORROW 9/12/12 at 12pm ET/9am PST at http://live.huffingtonpost.com/.
We can&#8217;t share at this time what she&#8217;ll be speaking about tomorrow, but here is what we do know:
* Carey Fuller spoke to Huffington Post LIVE in late August about her personal experience with poverty and her work serving homeless folks in her area near Seattle, WA. Click here to watch and jump to about 10 minutes in (she has technical difficulties before that). Carey dispels a few myths that continue to persist about the homeless.
On tomorrow&#8217;s episode of Huffington Post Live, Carey will be joined by Tavis Smiley and Cornel West. Smiley and West will also host a town hall on poverty at Delaware State University at 8 p.m. this coming Thursday on their “Poverty Tour 2.0.”
* We announced last week on Facebook that Carey is partnering with POC Zine Project on a zine series by and for folks living at or below the poverty line, for the purposes of sharing practical knowledge and community building. We will work with printing and distribution partners to share this zine with folks who need it.
Here is some info from Carey&#8217;s bio:

I am a single mother of two and proud of it. I lived out of a Minnie Winnebago for about 6 years and had to get a mini-van instead. While looking for “real work”, I am pursuing a bachelor’s degree in health services administration. I stand by the causes I believe in regardless of the indifference around me. I may not tell you what you want to hear, but I will tell you what you need to listen to.

If you are interested in collaborating with POC Zine Project and Carey Fuller on this zine series for homeless folks and those living at or below the poverty line, send us a message. The first issue will be released in Winter of 2012. We&#8217;ll do a couple more announcements about this after the tour. &lt;3
To learn more about Carey and her ongoing efforts, check out her website (where she shares a ton of practical survival knowledge): http://careyfuller.com and stay informed on Facebook (she makes many public posts):  https://www.facebook.com/carey.fuller.5
If you&#8217;d like to help Carey with her direct action efforts in her community to serve homeless youth, please make a donation to indy.inn@hotmail.com via PayPal. The donate button is also on her website in the far lower right section.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Don’t miss Carey Fuller on Huffington Post LIVE, TOMORROW 9/12/12 at 12pm ET/9am PST at http://live.huffingtonpost.com/.

We can’t share at this time what she’ll be speaking about tomorrow, but here is what we do know:

* Carey Fuller spoke to Huffington Post LIVE in late August about her personal experience with poverty and her work serving homeless folks in her area near Seattle, WA. Click here to watch and jump to about 10 minutes in (she has technical difficulties before that). Carey dispels a few myths that continue to persist about the homeless.

On tomorrow’s episode of Huffington Post Live, Carey will be joined by Tavis Smiley and Cornel West. Smiley and West will also host a town hall on poverty at Delaware State University at 8 p.m. this coming Thursday on their “Poverty Tour 2.0.”

* We announced last week on Facebook that Carey is partnering with POC Zine Project on a zine series by and for folks living at or below the poverty line, for the purposes of sharing practical knowledge and community building. We will work with printing and distribution partners to share this zine with folks who need it.

Here is some info from Carey’s bio:

I am a single mother of two and proud of it. I lived out of a Minnie Winnebago for about 6 years and had to get a mini-van instead. While looking for “real work”, I am pursuing a bachelor’s degree in health services administration. I stand by the causes I believe in regardless of the indifference around me. I may not tell you what you want to hear, but I will tell you what you need to listen to.

If you are interested in collaborating with POC Zine Project and Carey Fuller on this zine series for homeless folks and those living at or below the poverty line, send us a message. The first issue will be released in Winter of 2012. We’ll do a couple more announcements about this after the tour. <3

To learn more about Carey and her ongoing efforts, check out her website (where she shares a ton of practical survival knowledge): http://careyfuller.com and stay informed on Facebook (she makes many public posts):  https://www.facebook.com/carey.fuller.5

If you’d like to help Carey with her direct action efforts in her community to serve homeless youth, please make a donation to indy.inn@hotmail.com via PayPal. The donate button is also on her website in the far lower right section.