Verso's September release White Riot: Punk Rock and the Politics of Race, edited by Stephen Duncombe and Maxwell Tremblay, tries to reconstruct the subtle and complex conversations punks have had around issues of racial identity and inequality.
These dialogues are, needless to say, still taking place, and the work is far from finished.
If you're in the New York area, and at all interested in these problems, you need to go to this.
via For the Birds:
Meet Me at the Race Riot: People of Color in Zines from 1990-Today
Wednesday, November 16 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm
307 Milbank Hall (3rd floor)
North end of campus
New York, NY 10027
The People of Color (POC) Zine Project, Barnard Zine Library and For The Birds Collective are excited to announce a zine reading/community event featuring poc zinesters with diverse backgrounds in zine culture and activism.
Confirmed readers and details:
MIMI THI NGUYEN (EVOLUTION OF A RACE RIOT)
OSA ATOE (SHOTGUN SEAMSTRESS)
JAMIE VARRIALE VELEZ (ROCK AND THE SINGLE GIRL)
DANIELA CAPISTRANO (BAD MEXICAN)
MARIAM BASTANI (MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL)
Milkbank Hall is on the north end of the Barnard College campus. There will be signs posted to guide you to the 3rd floor location.
Directions to Barnard College
Barnard Zine Libary
Barnard's zines are written by women (cis- and transgender) with an emphasis on zines by women of color. We collect zines on feminism and femme identity by people of all genders. The zines are personal and political publications on activism, anarchism, body image, third wave feminism, gender, parenting, queer community, riot grrrl, sexual assault, trans experience, and other topics.
FOR THE BIRDS
FOR THE BIRDS is a New York City-based feminist collective. We work towards establishing alternative spaces that promote the creative interests of women-identified community members. For the Birds is a collaborative group of organizers with backgrounds in feminism, social justice work, and various artistic pursuits. Through DIY feminist cultural activism, For The Birds aims to empower and support radical women of action.
POC ZINE PROJECT
We want to make it easier for POC (People of Color) zine fans and their supporters to find a diverse selection of zines made by POC. Zines are a vital component in the long tradition of self-publication. They share knowledge and experiences that supplement (and often contradict) the information that other sources distribute, encouraging free thought. There are many valuable zine collections in the United States (many accessible online) but none that are devoted to curating POC zines. POC Zine Project's mission is to makes ALL zines by POC easy to find, share, and distribute.
Email POC Zine project with any questions, comments or suggestions.
Visit For the Birds for more information.