This Saturday: People of Color Zine Project’s #RACERIOTTOUR

What: POC Zine Project #RACERIOTTOUR Bay Area Show

When: Saturday, October 19, 6:30–9:30pm, box office opens at 6pm

Where: SOMArts, 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th)

How Much: $5–10 sliding scale admission, no one turned away for lack of funds, click here for tickets

What Else: Please read & respect the safe space statement below

This October & November, 15 touring members of the POC Zine Project (POZCP) are going on the road for their 2nd #RACERIOTTOUR! Join POZCP at SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco when several touring members take the stage to share their projects. A talk-back follows the readings. Click here for the full tour schedule & to learn more about the POCZP.

Tour Members Performing:
Mariam Bastani
Tracey Brown
Daniela Capistrano (host)
Nia King
Liz Mayorga
Tomas Moniz
Mimi Thi Nguyen
Cristy C. Road

Tour Members In Attendance:
Pati Garcia
Nyky Gomez
Ramiro Alexis Gonzalez
Setareh Mohammadi
Jodi Nicole
Texta Queen
Toi Scott
Anna Vo

The POCZP’s mission is to make zines by people of color easy to find, distribute and share. POCZP is a grassroots organization and an experiment in activism and community through materiality. POCZP curates and produces the #RaceRiotTour, established and maintains an archive of #poczines, curates multiple digital platforms, and provides grants, tools and events for zinesters of color. POCZP was founded in 2010 by media literacy activist Daniela Capistrano, CEO of DCAP Media.

‘Race Riot!’ Tour helps POCZP function as a bridge between communities as POCZP takes their advocacy and programming on the road. In 2012, POCZP piloted their first #RaceRiotTour (read tour finale recap and view the debriefing prezi). Without an operating budget or 501(c)(3) status, POCZP produced 14 community-based shows in 13 cities and spoke at 6 universities, for a total of 20 events.

The name of the tour was inspired by touring member Mimi Thi Nguyen’s zine series Race Riot (read here for free). Founder Daniela Capistrano conceptualized the tour in 2011.

The first-ever 2012 #RaceRiotTour members were: Daniela Capistrano (POCZP founder), Osa Atoe (Shotgun Seamstress zine), Mariam Bastani (Maximumrocknroll Senior Coordinator), Mimi Thi Nguyen, Cristy C. Road and Anna Vo.

1) If you have a problem/concern/complaint, there are people with whom you can talk about it (they will be wearing name tags).
2) Please respect physical boundaries by not touching strangers or their belongings without their consent.
3) Follow the golden rule: treat other as you want to be treated.
4) If you want to know something, ask.
5) If you want someone to know something, tell them.
Credit: Joyce Hatton, POCZP Midwest Coordinator