Yesterday’s zine table! (at Pocket Utopia)
PAST // PRESENT // FUTURE
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Feminist perspective on whether or not someone supports a band/tour that makes light of rape as a loaded term: THIS IS HOW WE WEED OUT THE WEAK ONES.
The Way the Lights Went Out: A Hurricane Sandy Zine Benefit happened last night at Bluestockings, and we have so much to be grateful for!
A million thank yous to our hosts at Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center, our readers Dre Grigoropol, Jamie Varriale Vélez, Jenna Freedman & James Aviaz, and to all of you for joining us last night and buying zines! Our amazing zine donors made this evening possible. Of course, much gratitude to my co-organizer Kate Angell (and Kate’s sisters, Kerri and Kylie!) as well.
Together, we raised just about $400 to donate to the Ali Forney Center!
(For more details about the event, including a complete list of zine donors, our Facebook invite has the most up-to-date info).
Liz Pelly is offended. So am I.
by people who act in normative/oppressive/shitty ways after fucking months of holding themselves on a pedestal of punk purity in the press // by bands who make music videos that include fucked up portrayals of women as weak and incapable // by bands who don’t see a problem in titling a song “mind rape” in the year 2012 // by music writers who value style over substance // by editors who don’t think critically // by the fact that indie rock music blogs are 500% more likely to be read by men than women // by the fact that these statistics are calculated in such a binary way // by the fucking internet
The Way the Lights Went Out: A Hurricane Sandy Zine Benefit
This event will be both a zine reading and zine sale to benefit The Ali Forney Center, a Manhattan-based organization which provides housing to homeless LGBT youth. Part of the Center’s facility is located near the Hudson River and was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. The event will include readings by zinesters as well as the sale of zines generously donated by many zinesters. 100% of proceeds will go to this important community resource.
We are aware of recent critiques of the Ali Forney Center*, and we concur with TransRadical blog** that it is crucial to rebuild AFC in order to continue creating safe and welcoming communities for LGBTQ youth everywhere.
Kate Angell (My Feminist Friends, A Thousand Times Yes)
Jamie Varriale Vélez (Sinvergüenza)
Jenna Freedman (Lower East Side Librarian, Barnard Zine Library)
Stranger Danger Zine Distro, Kathleen McIntyre (The Worst), Lauren Denitzio (Get it Together), Kate Wadkins (International Girl Gang Underground), For the Birds Collective, Kate Angell, Amber Dearest (Fight Boredom Distro, The Triumph of our Tired Eyes), Maranda Elizabeth (Telegram), PonyBoy Press, Aimee Lusty (Booklyn, Pen15 Press), Amanda Stefanski, Jami Sailor (Your Secretary), Jordan Alam (The Cowation), Alycia Sellie (Brooklyn College Zine Library), Cindy Crabb (Doris), Natty Koper & Sivan Sabach (Bangarang This), Chella Quint (Adventures in Menstruating), Shawn Smith (Black Lesbians in the 70s Zine), Elvis Bakaitis (Homos in Herstory), Sarah Rose (Tazewell’s Favorite Eccentric, Once Upon a Distro), Maud Pryor (Marmalade Umlaut), Jenna Freedman
Zinesters are welcome to contact us with zines to donate! 100% of event proceeds will be donated to hurricane relief.
Kate Angell at email@example.com
Kate Wadkins at firstname.lastname@example.org
(more info to be updated on the Facebook event page)