POC (People of Color) Zine Project 2012 Tour Dates:
Sept 24 New York, NY
+ music by In School, Matana Roberts & TBD third performer
538 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Start time: 8pm
Cover: $5-7 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds!)
Sept 25 Philadelphia, PA
Multi-media zine readings by Sonrisa Rodriguez-Harrison (Hair Stories zine) Mimi Nguyen (Race Riot zine), Anna Vo (Fix My Head zine), Cristy Road (Greenzine) & Osa Atoe (Shotgun Seamstress).
Venue, cover, start time and participating bands TBA
Sept 26 Pittsburgh, PA
+ Barren Scepter and Alaina Marie + a third performer in the works
The Mr. Roboto Project
5106 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
Cover is $6. Show at 7pm.
Sept 27 Athens, OH
Sept 28 Detroit, MI
+ performers TBA
Detroit, MI 48208
Sept 29 Ann Arbor, MI
+ music by Swimsuit and Trabajabamos
at the 3rd Deathstar 613 N Main St Ann Arbor
Doors at 7 pm, over at 11 pm. Early show!
Cover: $3-6 sliding scale, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Sept 30 Chicago, IL
Oct 1 Champaign, IL (TWO EVENTS IN ONE DAY!)
DAYTIME CAMPUS EVENT INFO:
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Unit One Allen Hall’s South Rec Room
1005 W. Gregory Dr., MC-050, Urbana, IL 61801
ALL AGES!! FREE!! ALL WELCOME!!
Sponsored by the Women’s Resources Center, Unit One Allen Hall, LGBT Resource Center, DiversityEd, Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, La Casa Cultural Latina, and the Native American House
EVENING DIY SHOW INFO:
UCIMC (Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center)
202 S. Broadway Avenue Urbana, Illinois
Oct 2 Bloomington, IN (NOT in IL as previously noted)
Boxcar Books & Community Center Inc
408 E 6th St, Bloomington, Indiana
Start time, cover and performers TBA
Oct 3 Columbus, OH
57 East Gay Street, 5th Floor
+ Bands TBA
+ Cover TBA
+ Start time TBA
Oct 4 Pittsburgh, PA (NOT in Blacksburg, VA as previously noted)
Oct 5 Washington, DC
Oct 6 Baltimore, MD
+ music by:
Blood Horses: http://bloodhorses.bandcamp.com/
Mzery Loves Company: http://www.mzerylovescompany.com/
+ Suprise guests ♥
+ POC zine tabling, sales and swap (allies welcome!)
Cover: Sliding scale $5-15
Oct 7 New York, NY
We’ll have specific details about each city and how you can help and participate in the coming weeks, right here on this Tumblr item page. If you can’t wait, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions! We’re excited!!
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WAYS YOU CAN HELP NOW
1. If you’re from or around any of these cities, contact us and let us know if you’re interested in volunteering, have a band and want to perform, want to table, can help out with hosting us overnight, can assist with livetweeting and livestreaming from events, etc.
2. Donate to help us offset the cost of this tour, vehicle rental and gas money. We appreciate every cent. POC Zine Project is 100% a volunteer entity.
3. Reblog this post and share the link with your friends, especially in these cities!
- In some cities we’re doing a multimedia show in the evenings but in others we’re looking to do that PLUS paid speaking events at local universities & ally organizations during the day. If your city is part of the tour and you’d like us to speak at your school, contact us. It’s especially helpful if you can point us to a contact at your school.
- We want folks to table and to sell/trade poc zines at our shows! We’ll have more details about who’s participating but for now contact us if you’re interested in participating.
- Do you write for a print or online publication that would like to share information about the tour and event details as they happen? Contact us for interviews or connect us with your friends who do. We want as many folks as possible to find out about this tour and why we feel POC Zine Project is vital to DIY/punk/zine/activism communities.
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