as reported by P.O.C. Zine Project
POC ZINE PROJECT Reading At The Eighth Annual C.L.I.T (Combating Latent Inequality Together) FEST On July 13, 2012!
We’re excited to help announce that C.L.I.T FEST is going down in Highland Park, NJ, at the Reformed Church on July 13th-15th and that War in a Dress aka Julia B. will be representing as a reader for POC ZINE PROJECT in-between some incredible bands.
DAY 1-FRIDAY, JULY 13TH
@ Reformed Church of Highland Park
19 S. 2nd Ave. Highland Park, New Jersey
AYE NAKO (NY)
LOST WEEKEND (NJ)
TINY TEETH (NJ)
C.L.I.T. FEST ZINE READING
taking place in-between bands
Julia B. of POC Zine Project has a day job in academia, but spends a lot of time talking too much – once upon a time for posterity and small change in spoken-word venues, these days anywhere she pleases for less and more meaningful reasons. They can be found online at War in a Dress.
Rachel Levy is a zinester with roots in New York City and Baltimore, Maryland. She co-edits Hoax, a compilation zine dedicated to bringing feminism into everyday life. Rachel has also written various perzines on the topics such as queer identities and histories, community building and creative participation in activist spaces, “call-out culture,” and more. C.L.I.T. Fest rules and she is super stoked to participate!
Cristy C. Road is a 29-year-old, Brooklyn-based Cuban-American illustrator and writer who’s been contributing to queer arts, punk, writing, & activism since 1996. Road published a zine, Greenzine for ten years, and has released three books: Indestructible, Distance Makes the Heart Grow Sick, andBad Habits. She’s currently working on a Tarot Card deck with author Michelle Tea, a graphic memoir entitled Spit and Passion, and her band The Homewreckers.
Sari co-edits the feminist compilation zine Hoax and writes the perzine You’ve Got A Friend In Pennsylvania. They are currently zine-ing about topics such as sexual assault, queer relationships, dealing with the intricacies of femininity & masculinity as a non-binary trans* person, challenging the oppressive dynamics of punk, and a queer feminist Harry Potter fan fic centered around Hermione Granger. They are way excited to be a C.L.I.T. Festvolunteer and workshop facilitator!
Jamie Varriale Vélez of Rock and the Single Girl is having a slight existential crisis, but is fortunately managing to power through it and stay productive. She reads about punk subculture and identity politics, and studies/writes about/occasionally plays music to keep from worrying about the future too much.
Kate Wadkins is a Brooklyn-based writer, artist, and cultural worker who believes in the political and artistic power of zines. She curated this zine reading in tandem with C.L.I.T. Fest to highlight the myriad contributions of, and the vibrant scenes created by, feminists, queers, trans, and people of color, whose voices are often minimized or erased altogether in punk scenes, narratives, and history. You can find her online at katewadkins.com.
Each reader will have 5-7 minutes to read a piece.
ABOUT C.L.I.T FEST NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ 2012
C.L.I.T FEST is a three day DIY event that showcases bands, workshops, tablers, and artists across the country to actively combat againt sexism, homophobia, transphobia, racism, and other forms of discrimination.
We intend to foster a more inclusive and safe environment/community and open a dialogue to combat these issues and support those who survive them.
All proceeds will go to WOMEN AWARE, a shelter and support service in New Brunswick, NJ for survivors of domestic violence.
FOR INFO ABOUT ALL EVENTS & TO GET UPDATES:
On Tumblr: http://clitfestnb.tumblr.com/
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CLIT-FEST-NEW-BRUNSWICK-NJ-2012/345569188812125
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/306337122767150/
****POC ZINE PROJECT COMMUNITY: WE ARE GOING ON TOUR THIS FALL****
To get the latest updates and receive city-specific details during the tour, you can send us your email address for the mailing list through Tumblr or Facebook. Let us know if you want to volunteer at our shows, zine readings and more!
And if you’re at the C.L.I.T FEST reading on 7/13, introduce yourself to Julia B. and give your contact info for POC ZINE PROJECT.
Whether you’re a POC zinester, ally or identify as anything else, we would love to see you during the tour and keep you informed about what we’re up to :)
Thanks again to Kate Wadkins for including POC ZINE PROJECT and helping to produce C.L.I.T FEST NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ 2012. You rock, chica! <3
GET INSPIRED WITH SOME TUNES
This is part one of two of a playlist featuring a few of the bands playing C.L.I.T FEST NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ 2012.
FOR MORE INFO ON MY WHEREABOUTS DURING C.L.I.T. FEST CLICK HERE OR SEE MY POST AT FOR THE BIRDS.