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ZINESTER SPOTLIGHT: Anna Vo, 2013 #RaceRiotTour Member

2013 #RaceRiotTour member Anna Vo

[DESCRIPTION: Anna Vo, POCZP Touring Member]

Anna Vo was the first person to travel from outside the U.S. to volunteer with POCZP, as a touring member on last year’s #RaceRiotTour. <3

To our delight, she’s back! You can meet Anna at ALL 2013 #RaceRiotTour dates, as she is a full-time touring member <3

Anna will be providing mediation support as a grievance counsellor at all POCZP events and within our touring vehicle, as needs arise. Anna will function as part of the POCZP Wellness Team. We appreciate her service.

ABOUT ANNA VO

Anna works with different types of activist communities and sectors to address racism, power, privilege, gentrification, inclusive practices, squatting law (squashcampaign.org), community accountability and transformative justice. The most fun/rewarding part of it all is running empowerment workshops and programs for PoC only. 

She also works for free on community consulted architectural projects in different cities/countries, and organizes free schools, fests, autonomous spaces, etc. She currently lives in Berlin where she works as a social worker, counsellor and mediator.

Anna has played music (hardcore, solo folk: annavo.bandcamp.com), etc.) for over 10 years, has run a black metal/noise/doom record label (An Out Recordings: anout.bandcamp.com) for 6 years, and is also forever making a comic, and finishing a novel about growing up Vietnamese in a government housing project in a white Australian beach town.

Her zines, posters, and other info can be downloaded hereannavo.wordpress.com. She currently plays guitar and sings in a xvx feminist dark hc band xfirstworldproblemx (xfirstworldproblemx.bandcamp.com) and screamo band broken ‘ships (brokenships.bandcamp.com); and drums in doom/improv/noise band Mourning Star.

She is seeking work/housing/hangout opportunities in the United States :-) So, say hi!

Here’s what Anna had to say about joining this year’s Race Riot! Tour experience: 

I couldn’t pass up this opportunity to join the tour again this year. There were so many beautiful, challenging, reflective, strong moments during last year’s Race Riot! tour.

The power of intentional space-making was palpable, and we got emotional, we processed in different ways, and at different rates.

I’m looking forward to this tour, and a possible change in focus… Although I appreciate my DIY punk bubble, I’m excited about sharing with a broader cross-section of people, and working with inspiring PoC struggles from lots of different perspectives (especially around indigenous sovereignty in North America).

There’s lots of crappy dispiriting things going on in our shitty world (the ‘justice’ system, remorseless violence, exploitation, trafficking, abuses of power) and while we fight for small shifts or big changes, what keeps us going is making genuine, awesome connections with lovely people with common goals of social justice.

I’ll be finishing three zines especially for this tour, one of which reflects on the 6 years of the NT Intervention in Australia, my perzine The Swan the Vulture #4, and another is the latest issue of Fix My Head, now co-editted with Osa from Shotgun Seamstress.

I’m looking forward to meeting you all!

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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

immigrants, poor people, queer people of color, disabled folks, women (esp trans women of color) and gender-nonconforming folks if you are in academia and you don’t feel smart enough, remember that you are in the playground and training grounds of the elite. academia was not designed to include you. you are surviving something that has been systemically designed to exclude you in order to keep power in the hands of white, middle class, able bodied cis-men.


knowing this, don’t let academia train you to believe that elitism is the right way to make it through school. you can learn shit, hold the knowledge of your people in your heart, discard shame for your humble beginnings and/or marginalized identities. move through this experience knowing that the changes it offers you don’t have to include accepting academic elitism, inaccessible language or superiority. you can can simultaneously own the privilege that comes with being college educated and connections to your roots. academia does not have to kill your spirit.

fabian romero- indigenous immigrant queer boi writer, facilitator and community organizer (via fabianromero)

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THIS. THIS FOREVER. POC zinesters have gone on to navigate the complex underbelly of the academy. Their writing - before, during and after academia - inspires many of us. 

A zine can be just as transformative as an academy-approved text. Don’t be afraid to share your truth.

 

COMMUNITY SUBMISSION: menudo &amp; Herb: A Little Book to Reach for During Big Bowel Movements
ZINE NAME: menudo &amp; Herb: A Little Book to Reach for During Big Bowel Movements
AUTHOR: Myriam Gurba
RELEASE: January 2013
ORIGIN: Long Beach, California, USA
WHERE TO BUY: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Lesbrain
DESCRIPTION: &#8220;A poetryish, smart alecky zine that has too much Spanglish&#8221;
menudo &amp; Herb is a little book designed to do as its title suggests, ease you through those moments of hygienic struggle by &#8220;lightening your load.&#8221; It contains approximately 57 poetry-like substances, such as &#8220;Blended Families Taste Like Chicken,&#8221; &#8220;Egyptian Geese,&#8221; &#8220;Recipe for Lasagna,&#8221; &#8220;Cannabis Sisyphus,&#8221; and &#8220;Pain in My As.&#8221; If you don&#8217;t enjoy this product as a poetry collection, you might enjoy it as rolling paper.
SAY HI: lesbrain.wordpress.com
A White Girl Named Shaquanda is Myriam&#8217;s most recent novella.
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Editor’s Note: A Community Submission post results from POC folk submitting their own zine or zine call to be featured on the POC Zine Project Tumblr and other digital platforms. 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!
POCZP accepts anonymous submissions and zine donations from POC. Click here for submission guidelines.

COMMUNITY SUBMISSION: menudo & Herb: A Little Book to Reach for During Big Bowel Movements

ZINE NAME: menudo & Herb: A Little Book to Reach for During Big Bowel Movements

AUTHOR: Myriam Gurba

RELEASE: January 2013

ORIGIN: Long Beach, California, USA

WHERE TO BUY: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Lesbrain

DESCRIPTION:A poetryish, smart alecky zine that has too much Spanglish”

menudo & Herb is a little book designed to do as its title suggests, ease you through those moments of hygienic struggle by “lightening your load.” It contains approximately 57 poetry-like substances, such as “Blended Families Taste Like Chicken,” “Egyptian Geese,” “Recipe for Lasagna,” “Cannabis Sisyphus,” and “Pain in My As.” If you don’t enjoy this product as a poetry collection, you might enjoy it as rolling paper.

SAY HI: lesbrain.wordpress.com

A White Girl Named Shaquanda is Myriam’s most recent novella.

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Editor’s Note: A Community Submission post results from POC folk submitting their own zine or zine call to be featured on the POC Zine Project Tumblr and other digital platforms. 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!

POCZP accepts anonymous submissions and zine donations from POC. Click here for submission guidelines.

Three-year anniversary statement
Imagine that your path to self actualization is like crossing a rushing, dangerous river — and the only way to get across is by accessing stepping stones in the water. Now, pretend that each of those stones is a form of media you reference in your daily life. You will see that certain people are drawn to certain stones. Different variables create inequality, which informs progress (or lack of).You&#8217;ll see how some people, particularly white people invested in keeping people of color from moving forward, prevent a lot of self actualizing from happening. You&#8217;ll see it in real time and in the history of this river (life).POC Zine Project is about cultivating stepping stones — points of cultural reference — for people of color to utilize and draw strength &amp; healing from on their path. 

We are here to disrupt. We&#8217;re connecting people to life lines. We&#8217;re empowering people of color to create new maps for self actualization, while identifying existing ones.We&#8217;re both educating and learning from allies, who evolve along with us.From this paradigm, you will begin to understand why POCZP is an experiment in activism and community through materiality, and why we are committed to being a space of healing for people of color.Through the duration of this project, we will change all the time, because our community is changing all the time. We are growing, learning, collaborating and thriving — all the time. We are constantly observing, assessing, reflecting, revising and evolving. We both live inside academia and in direct opposition to it. We embrace our existence as a blessed bundle of contradictions devoted to supporting self actualization and liberation for POC. After three years at this, we are proud to declare it:We are POC Zine Project and our mission is to make zines by people of color easy to find, distribute and share. We are an experiment in activism and community through materiality, and function as an advocacy platform and incubator for liberation.Thank you for your support.
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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 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
&lt;3,
POC Zine Project

Three-year anniversary statement

Imagine that your path to self actualization is like crossing a rushing, dangerous river — and the only way to get across is by accessing stepping stones in the water. 

Now, pretend that each of those stones is a form of media you reference in your daily life. You will see that certain people are drawn to certain stones. Different variables create inequality, which informs progress (or lack of).

You’ll see how some people, particularly white people invested in keeping people of color from moving forward, prevent a lot of self actualizing from happening. You’ll see it in real time and in the history of this river (life).

POC Zine Project is about cultivating stepping stones — points of cultural reference — for people of color to utilize and draw strength & healing from on their path. 

Rushing River

We are here to disrupt. 

We’re connecting people to life lines. 

We’re empowering people of color to create new maps for self actualization, while identifying existing ones.

We’re both educating and learning from allies, who evolve along with us.

From this paradigm, you will begin to understand why POCZP is an experiment in activism and community through materiality, and why we are committed to being a space of healing for people of color.

Through the duration of this project, we will change all the time, because our community is changing all the time. We are growing, learning, collaborating and thriving — all the time. We are constantly observing, assessing, reflecting, revising and evolving. 

We both live inside academia and in direct opposition to it. 

We embrace our existence as a blessed bundle of contradictions devoted to supporting self actualization and liberation for POC. 

After three years at this, we are proud to declare it:

We are POC Zine Project and our mission is to make zines by people of color easy to find, distribute and share. 

We are an experiment in activism and community through materiality, and function as an advocacy platform and incubator for liberation.

Thank you for your support.

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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 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

<3,

POC Zine Project

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: [NYC] A FREE symposium to discuss how to end global sexualized violence THIS FRIDAY 1/25/13
DATE: January 25, 2013
TIME: 8:30 am to 5:00&#160;pm EST
LOCATION: Columbia University Medical Center Bard Hall 50 Haven Avenue
REGISTER: here.
Contact Info: For further information regarding this event, please contact Gerald Govia by sending email to gg2431@mail.cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 2123424542.
***pre-registration is required to attend***
EVENT DETAILS
New York—The Women’s Media Center and Columbia University&#8217;s Mailman School of Public Health on Friday are sponsoring a free symposium to discuss how to end global sexualized violence.
“Global sexualized violence: From epidemiology to action” will bring together scientists, journalists, and policy makers. Robin Morgan, co-founder of the Women’s Media Center, will give the plenary address. Lauren Wolfe, director of WMC’s Women Under Siege project, will moderate two of the sessions. The project has been a leader in bringing attention to sexualized violence against women in war-torn areas.
Speakers will include award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa;Cristina Finch, director of the women&#8217;s human rights program at Amnesty International USA; Cara Hoffman, author of the critically acclaimed So Much Pretty; and representatives from the Centers for Disease Control, the Peace Corps, and Physicians for Human Rights, among other organizations.
The symposium is one of a series of sessions hosted by Columbia University’s Epidemiology Scientific Symposia (CUESS) to look closely at epidemiology and population health.Pre-registration is required.
More details are available at CUESS.org.
The Women&#8217;s Media Center works to make women and girls visible and powerful in the media through strategic programs aimed at transforming the media landscape including media training, media monitoring and activism, original media content, media reports, and media programs and initiatives. The organization was founded in 2005 by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem.
CONTACT: Cristal Williams Chancellor, Media Relations Manager, cristal@womensmediacenter.com or 202-587-1636.
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Point of awareness: womenundersiegeproject.org

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: [NYC] A FREE symposium to discuss how to end global sexualized violence THIS FRIDAY 1/25/13

DATE: January 25, 2013

TIME: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST

LOCATION: Columbia University Medical Center Bard Hall 50 Haven Avenue

REGISTER: here.

Contact Info: For further information regarding this event, please contact Gerald Govia by sending email to gg2431@mail.cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 2123424542.

***pre-registration is required to attend***

EVENT DETAILS

New York—The Women’s Media Center and Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health on Friday are sponsoring a free symposium to discuss how to end global sexualized violence.

“Global sexualized violence: From epidemiology to action” will bring together scientists, journalists, and policy makers. Robin Morgan, co-founder of the Women’s Media Center, will give the plenary address. Lauren Wolfe, director of WMC’s Women Under Siege project, will moderate two of the sessions. The project has been a leader in bringing attention to sexualized violence against women in war-torn areas.

Speakers will include award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa;Cristina Finch, director of the women’s human rights program at Amnesty International USA; Cara Hoffman, author of the critically acclaimed So Much Pretty; and representatives from the Centers for Disease Control, the Peace Corps, and Physicians for Human Rights, among other organizations.

The symposium is one of a series of sessions hosted by Columbia University’s Epidemiology Scientific Symposia (CUESS) to look closely at epidemiology and population health.Pre-registration is required.

More details are available at CUESS.org.

The Women’s Media Center works to make women and girls visible and powerful in the media through strategic programs aimed at transforming the media landscape including media training, media monitoring and activism, original media content, media reports, and media programs and initiatives. The organization was founded in 2005 by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem.

CONTACT: Cristal Williams Chancellor, Media Relations Manager, cristal@womensmediacenter.com or 202-587-1636.

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Point of awareness: womenundersiegeproject.org

COMMUNITY SUBMISSION: ‘Think About the Bubbles,’ a new zine about mental health and self care

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ZINE TITLE: Think About the Bubbles

AUTHOR: Joyce Hatton

RELEASE DATE: January, 2013 

ORIGIN: Fargo, ND

DISTRIBUTION: ”Most of the copies will be distributed in Portland, Vancouver, Brooklyn, and a fewer number in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Lismore, Australia.”

JOYCE ON TUMBLR: http://airhornoftruthandlove.tumblr.com

ZINE DESCRIPTION FROM JOYCE:

'Think About the Bubbles' is about my struggle to keep my mental health stable. My goals are to validate the thought processes of people with mental health issues; and to give people without mental health issues a glimpse of what life is like with one.

People who have read my zine have had very strong reactions- many people have cried, but they always clarify that they aren’t sad tears. People laugh, people talk about the ways they can relate, and people talk about the larger issues of mental health. That is my ultimate goal.

What I like most about it- I love how honest and heartfelt it turned out. It’s my first zine, and I love how empowering and esteem-building it felt to make it. Thanks!

Joyce is also on Facebook.

BIO: ”I started this page when I had cancer and I knew something was changing. I told myself “I refuse to let cancer _change anything._” but I lost. Everything has changed, and I’m really happy about that. I’m on a kickassed journey.”

If you want delectable and inspiring updates like this in your news feed, subscribe to Joyce:

Things that make me feel happy: post-chemo ponytails, rigorous honesty, thinking about visiting my friend in Portland and legally going pants-less, kids laughing about butts and farts, hearing what makes other people happy…. so what makes you happy?

https://www.facebook.com/TransformingMyMouthIntoAStrident

Joyce has not yet (publicly) shared price info or online ordering instructions. If you would like access to Joyce’s zine, send a message to their Tumblr. 

<3

Editor’s Note: A “Community Submission” post results from POC folk 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!

POCZP accepts anonymous submissions and zine donations from POC. Click here for submission guidelines.

COMMUNITY SUBMISSION: Unsewing My Lips #1, a zine is about self-care and defense

This is atiah*’s first zine, and our first Community Submission from London, so we wanted to honor both things by sharing an excerpt with you now:

Hello days and nights in.

Hello intentional communities. Hello studying. Hello parents. Hello zining. Hello drawing. Hello parallel play and study groups. Hello collaborative journalling.

Hello black feminist queers, who may or may not be dykes. Hello visibility and audibility. Hello cis, ableist, class, education, nationality/ citizenship/ status privilege acknowledgement. Hello wholesome cooking. Hello pottering around in the garden. Hello poking around in the soil.

Hello walking amongst trees.

Hello foraging. Hello garlic on my windowsill. Hello rustling leaves. Hello books. Hello breath.

Hello LIFE.

TITLE: Unsewing My Lips (you can download for free!)

RELEASE: Summer 2012

CREATOR: atiah z

ORIGIN: London, England

DESCRIPTION BY ATIAH: 

My first zine is about self care and defence:

"SELF CARE! coming to voice, recovery from abuses of intimacy, hair, looking after myself, celibacy, abstinence, ending my silence, fear, learning, confidence, creating, dropping out of “The” “Anarchist” scene, London, friends, Queer People of Colour, trees <3"

In general, I write about a variety of stuff; most recently I’ve been writing poetry about queer a/sexuality & abstinence. I guess I write about my experiences.

I feel a gaping absence of blackness in my life. I’m enjoying my increasing afrocentricism, but — as dear to me as my black friends are and as much as I love my own company — it’s a bit lonely at the moment.

I’ll be recruiting for rad queers of colour to add to my friends’ circle at the London Queer Zine Fest, on 8th December, where I have half a table.

;)

KEYWORDS: self-care, self-defence, survivor, abuses of intimacy, recovery, celibacy, ending my silence, speaking out, speak out, coming to voice, personal, perzine, race, zine, zines

WHERE TO BUY AND COST: £2 (for print - digital is free) or trades welcome.

SAY HI: Email queerly[@]riseup.net for details of where to send well-concealed cash, or you can buy from the zine distro at 56a Infoshop (Elephant & Castle, South London).

In the interest of sharing this widely, POCZP has made it possible to easily read Unsewing My Lips #1 within this post. Please consider contacting atiah to purchase a print version or to trade!

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Editor’s Note: A “Community Submission” post results from POC folk 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!

*atiah prefers to remain anonymous. POCZP accepts anonymous submissions and zine donations from POC. Click here for submission guidelines.

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

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