CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Our 3-year anniversary is January 20 + we need your help!
On January 20, 2010, I created the @poczineproject Twitter account and organized a couple of events. That was the start of an experiment in activism and community through materiality that grew into last year’s 14-city Race Riot! tour and the developing Legacy Series.
POCZP is still a 100% DIY, volunteer operation. We are finally at a stage where we can begin collaborating with interns. We are evaluating funding models aligned with our core values and discussing what sustainability for the project will look like after 2013.
It’s pretty incredible how quickly time can fly when you’re pouring your heart and soul into something you believe in. It doesn’t feel like three years — more like the blink of an eye. And there’s still so much more to be done.
So here’s what we’re asking:
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BE INCLUDED IN OUR 2012 RACE RIOT! TOUR ZINE
We want to hear from you! Tell us what you think about the POC Zine Project (Submit here or to firstname.lastname@example.org).
What about the project speaks to you?
What would you like to see us do in the future?
If you attended one of our events, describe your experience.
If any of the touring members inspire you in some way, share your experience.
These are just some topics you can write about, but we want to leave it open.
DEADLINE: February 28, 2013
MORE WAYS TO HELP
1) Support the 2013 Race Riot! tour by contacting us here (or at email@example.com) and let us know if you’re interested in helping us organize a tour date in your town. We will be traveling through the Southwest (starting in Atlanta) and up the West Coast (ending in Seattle). Final dates TBA soon.
2) Be an intern and/or volunteer. We can offer school credit and accept applications from people who aren’t presently in school. Telecommuting options are available.
3) Make a donation and support our efforts. All funds go toward upcoming event costs and our original zine series. DONATE link via PayPal: http://bit.ly/SHdmyh
Thank you, to all of you who have messaged us in different ways over the years with your zine submissions, questions and offers of support.
A huge thank you to those who have donated their time and resources in both digital and physical realms. You know who you are.
Love and Solidarity,
Founder, POC Zine Project
Been processing reading at the final Race Riot tour date all week
I read first, and there were technical difficulties, and weird weather (humidity and also major temperature drop) making my sinuses weird and dismantling my ability to project my voice and there was also my complete lack of physical grace
But, people who were both friends and strangers said very kind things to me about what I read, I said the word ‘colonialism’ as many times as I possibly could, I got supportive messages from friends who couldn’t be there that night, and Cary made and brought food for me, rightly anticipating that I’d arrive at the reading on a more or less empty stomach.
Bonus: it might have been more ideal to have gotten it done earlier, but, in the end, I managed to stay calm and successfully, carefully, and properly lay out a 40 page zine and get it photocopied that same day. AND show up that night with good hair. It’s called being a professional.
Maybe most importantly, it was the first time in a while that I did something/was involved with something really cool and really positive where I didn’t have an emotional meltdown/feel overwhelmed by regret over my parents not being there. It was the first time in a long time that I didn’t feel alone after doing a reading.