POC Zine Project in L.A. October 16-17!!

Get ready for a RACE RIOT! POC Zine Project is stopping in Los Angeles for two whole days –at USC on October 16 and at the Southern California Library and UCLA on October 17!  Super bonus at UCLA: LA Zine Fest will have an info table. Stop by and say hi after the POC presentation!

POCZP’s appearances are amazing and always inspiring. They presented at LAZF 2013 and kept us rapt for the entire time. They touch on topics such as the history and future of people of color in zines, and issues of gender and race crop up frequently.  It’s a powerful event every damn time.

Events are free and open to the public, and you’ll be hearing from Pati Garcia (aka Chula Doula), Mimi Thi Nguyen, POCZP founder Daniela Capistrano, Nyky Gomez, Mariam Bastani, Anna Vo, Texta Queen, Toi Scott, Tracey Brown, Ramiro Alexis Gonzalez, Tomas Moniz, and Jodi Nicole. A tour like this doesn’t blow through town every day–DON’T MISS OUT!! Follow @poczineproject on Twitter and look out for #raceriottour!

If you’re available to offer lodging, meals, or laundry facilities to the (12) traveling zinesters, please comment here!

POC Zine Project Race Riot Tour
Wednesday, Oct. 16
USC– Taper Hall for Humanities (THH)
Room 101
6 pm

Thursday, Oct. 17
UCLA Powell Library
1 – 4 pm

Thursday, Oct. 17
Southern California Library
6120 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90044
7 – 9:30 pm

Chicago Zine Fest and ZINE LOVE

Two of our organizers, Meredith and Eryca, are lucky enough to be attending the Chicago Zine Fest at this very moment. The remaining organizers are pretty jealous, but we’re looking forward to living vicariously through pictures and “borrowing” the zines they bring back!

Thankfully, you don’t have to be where the action is to stay informed about what’s going on in the zine sphere. Daniela Capistrano’s ZINE LOVE feed on Facebook has certainly made it a lot easy to keep up on what’s new. Updates from the POC Zine Project, Portland Zine Symposium, and a new favorite, Original Plumbing Magazine–all on one page! Don’t miss Original Plumbing’s great interview with The Miracle Bookmobile about creating a transgender archive, the way books can bring us together, and the role of technology in the life and growth of the Bookmobile.