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HOAX IS GOING ON AN EAST COAST MINI-TOUR TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF ISSUE #10 FRIDAY SEPT 5th - SUNDAY SEPT 7th
New York City: Friday September 5th, Bluestockings Bookstore & Activist Center: 7pm - ???
- Confirmed Readers: Cassandra Leveille, Suzy X, Jordan Alam, Emma Caterine, Annie Mok
- Confirmed Bands: Rachel Easterly (seeper.bandcamp.com), Little Waist (littlewaist.bandcamp.com)- special acoustic set!!!!, Tiny Tusks (tinytusks.bandcamp.com)- special acoustic set!!!! Philadelphia: Saturday September 6th, LAVA Space: 6:30pm - ???
COLLABORATION WITH ROCKERS
- Confirmed Readers: Jenna Brager, Khristina Acosta, Joyce Hatton, Cassandra Leveille, Sarah Rose, Moor Mother Godess
- Confirmed Bands: Ex by V (exbyv.bandcamp.com - Philly), Hive Bent (hivebent.bandcamp.com - Baltimore), Underpass (aboutviolence.bandcamp.com - Olympia), KT Spit (ktspit.bandcamp.com — Olympia)Baltimore: Sunday September 7th, Red Emmas - 5pm - 7pm
- Confirmed Readers: Allison Hall, Anjana Rao, Miriam C, Cassandra Leveille, Taryn Hipp, rachel & sari (Hoax
Hoax is a US bi-annual queer feminist compilation zine that aims to create a space to analyze the feminisms of our everyday lives. People of all lived experiences & genders are encouraged to submit!
This September will mark the five year anniversary of the release of Hoax #1! September will also mark the release our 10th issue. The two of us have worked tirelessly over the past half-decade to write for, edit, compile, publish, and circulate this project. As of the release of Hoax #9, the project has featured 145 contributors from writers, artists and feminists of various backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, citizenships, and genders. As of the release of the #10th issue, the number of contributors will be closer to 200. Hoax is sold at infoshops and distros in multiple continents. It’s pretty mind-blowing to think about, and we definitely could not have completed this project without our community’s support.
We have decided to celebrate by putting together a “5 years of Hoax" mini-tour to celebrate. We are hosting events in NYC, Philly, and Baltimore.
All of these events will be FREE, although we do ask that you consider donating to the spaces that are hosting us. We also ask that each of these events remain sober (i.e. don’t bring booze into the spaces!).
*We will also be raffling off the extremely rare current Hoax anthology - issues 1-10 - at all 3 dates! Raffle tickets will be $2 or 3 for $5 and ALL funds raised will go to the St. Louis Area Foodbank!*
Please support our mini-tour by inviting friends to this event (as well as the events that will be made for each individual date) & posting / blogging about the release of Hoax #10.
We will continue to post updates about bands / readers / times on this events page. Let us know if you want to perform / read / table!
Long live DIY feminist print media! ♥
10:22 am • 31 August 2014 • 24 notes
ATTN: TRANS WOMAN WRITERS WHO WANT TO GET PUBLISHED!
OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: TRANS WOMEN ACROSS GENRES
THE DEADLINE IS ~~TOMORROW~~~
DEADLINE MOVED TO SEPTEMBER 6TH
EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts invites submissions for a special online issue dedicated exclusively to CREATIVE WRITING BY TRANS WOMEN, edited by Trace Peterson, co-editor of Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics.
We are looking for work from EVERY GENRE: Prose, Poetry, Poetics, Fiction, Nonfiction, Erotica, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Fan Fiction, Memoir, Essay, Review, or anything else you can think of. Mixed-genre or multi-genre writing is welcome and encouraged.
How do we define “trans women”? You, if submitting writing for this project, should identify as such.
HOW TO SUBMIT: Deadline is
Aug 30 September 6. Send 2-3 pieces from a genre of your choice to firstname.lastname@example.org
DO IT DO IT
trace is awesome and EOAGH is too! go go!
(PS. if you’re thinking about submitting but feeling shy or feel like your work needs another eye, i’d be happy to be that eye today.)
trace pushed back the deadline!
6:59 pm • 30 August 2014 • 709 notes
sooooo joe biel is gonna be at the sf zinefest. what should we do about it? message me if you have any ideas. they did an interview with him and are treating him like a guest of honor. can’t just go to the zinefest without doing something about it. help!
Here’s the contact form for anyone who wants to say something to the organizers about this. I think in general it is really important, when you feel comfortable doing so, to give folks who organize events feedback about what does and doesn’t make you feel safe(r).
thank you so much for this info! everyone, go forth and message the organizers! (or signal boost? esp if you have a lot of followers)
I sort of feel like anyone who is supporting Joe Biel in 2014 is willfully doing so and actively does not give a shit, so I don’t feel optimistic about getting through to the organizers, lol, but I might write them anyway. Mostly reblogging this as a warning to any followers I might have in San Francisco
5:15 pm • 26 August 2014 • 127 notes
It’s a tense night in Ferguson, but luckily no outbreak of violence.
This is still going on. Do not forget
Don’t let the media make you think this is over. Those last few tweets are from today!
These are dated August 24, 2014
12:38 am • 25 August 2014 • 70,222 notes
Things You Can Do For Ferguson:
- Donate money to have those arrested in Ferguson released on bail. These people belong on the streets, especially at a time like this.
- Send a note of condolence to the family of Michael Brown. Let’s not forget the tragedy that started this.
- Donate to the Michael Brown Memorial Fund. This is an official fundraiser run by the Brown family’s lawyers. They are going through so much, lets make sure at the very least it isn’t a financial burden.
- Help get people on the ground. There are activists and reporters who want to do their part and get to Ferguson. Donate and get them there. I am so far aware of Zellie Imani, Zak Jemmott, and JR Valrey (a reporter for SF Bay View).
- Donate to the Ferguson Youth Initiative.The children of this community deserve better than to be gunned down. Make sure they get that in the future.
- Feed the children of Ferguson. Many children in America rely on school to get their meals and thanks to the civil unrest caused by the police, the children of Ferguson have been without school since Monday. These people want to make sure that doesn’t mean anyone is going hungry.
- Donate to the protestors. There is not much oversight here as it is just a personal email address you’re sending funds too here but it appears to be legitimate and there are certainly people on the ground who could use the help.
- Donate to the businesses of Ferguson. Small business owners in the community are struggling as people are either protesting or trying to stay off the streets. Don’t let the police brutality going on ravage this community long term.
- Plan a protest or action in your own community. Look around, see if one has been scheduled. If not, consider starting one. If you do I recommend following these tips.
- Keep awareness up. Not just among the like-minded people on tumblr, this is something everyone needs to be aware of.
- Spread accurate information. There is a lot of distortion going on here and spreading every piece of information as it is reported only makes that worse. First and foremost make sure you are listening carefully, then share what is important and relevant.
If you are aware of any good causes or ways to help that I have missed, please reblog and add them.
10:57 pm • 22 August 2014 • 43,218 notes
What I’ve Learned from Two Years Collecting Data on Police Killings
It began simply enough. Commuting home from my work at Reno’s alt-weekly newspaper, theNews & Review, on May 18, 2012, I drove past the aftermath of a police shooting—in this case,that of a man named Jace Herndon. It was a chaotic scene, and I couldn’t help but wonder how often it happened.
I went home and grabbed my laptop and a glass of wine and tried to find out. I found nothing—a failure I simply chalked up to incompetent local media.
A few months later I read about the Dec. 6, 2012, killing of a naked and unarmed 18-year-old college student, Gil Collar, by University of South Alabama police. The killing had attracted national coverage—The New York Times, the Associated Press, CNN—but there was still no context being provided—no figures examining how many people are killed by police.
I started to search in earnest. Nowhere could I find out how many people died during interactions with police in the United States. Try as I might, I just couldn’t wrap my head around that idea. How was it that, in the 21st century, this data wasn’t being tracked, compiled, and made available to the public? How could journalists know if police were killing too many people in their town if they didn’t have a way to compare to other cities? Hell, how could citizens or police? How could cops possibly know “best practices” for dealing with any fluid situation? They couldn’t.
The bottom line was that I found the absence of such a library of police killings offensive. And so I decided to build it.
a comment on the article:
past year, 33 police officers were killed by firearms, where as the amount of “justifiable homicides” by police is over 300. In Seattle in 2012, 20% of the homicides in the entire city that year were committed by police officers. That’s fucked and that’s institutional.
7:28 pm • 22 August 2014 • 2,830 notes
#MIXTAPE106 - Don't Talk to Me by Hoax Zine / Homoground
This week’s mixtape from Hoax Zine is dedicated to girls & non-binary babes who want a solid stream of bitch face-inspiring songs to play on their daily trips out of the house. !
Check out Hoax's 2nd mixtape on Homoground made by sari! While you're over there, check out Hoax's 1st mixtape by rachel too!
5:34 pm • 21 August 2014 • 29 notes
Two ways of dealing with tear gas grenades from comrades in Turkey: Either submerge them in water. Make sure you can close off the container cause the gas will still spread for a while. Or throw them in the fire so the gas burns off before it can spread.
7:46 am • 20 August 2014 • 88,501 notes
Reminder that Ferguson is a food desert and school is canceled. People’s movement is restricted. The work of the St Louis Food Bank is vital right now. Help if you can. (x)
STL FOOD BANK
Consider also donating in Michael Brown’s name, as the erin e did above.
Let the Ferguson police department know:
Ferguson Police Department
222 S Florissant Rd
Ferguson, MO 63135
1:05 am • 20 August 2014 • 22,109 notes
"Since the Florissant/Ferguson schools have been cancelled again for the remainder of the week (haven’t even started yet) due to the situation in Ferguson, parents are meeting at the Ferguson Library on New Florissant Rd from 9-4 to work with any children from K to 12th who…
1:04 am • 20 August 2014 • 416 notes
aforementioned #operationhelporhush: the starter’s twitter, teepsring shop, amazon wishlist, paypal,
and Michael Brown’s Memorial Fund
Feed the Students of Ferguson (source: starter’s twitter St. Louis Foodbank Confirmation)
i have been seeing a lot of different links for different places to donate for bail and legal fees, but i haven’t been able to find anything on whether or not the funds have actually been going towards helping out the people of ferguson so
if you know of any more please add and spread them and if in doubt remember to google first
(Source: peechingtonmariejust, via spectralprojection)
1:00 am • 20 August 2014 • 28,017 notes
"Well if they didnt look like thugs"
THE ONLY THUGS IVE SEEN DURRING THIS ARE THE ONES WITH BADGES
Bolded for emphasis.
If you’re a feminist against rape culture but you don’t see any problem with people telling black people to dress/act differently so as not to be attacked, then you’re one giant hypocrite. Clothing does not dictate anyone’s worth!
If you’re a racist, you’re not a feminist.
(Source: vivemarco, via veganemelda)
6:13 am • 19 August 2014 • 121,294 notes
it actually is illegal. officers are required to wear their name tags for accountability purposes.
if a cashier can be penalized for being on the clock without a name tag, so can an officer. the biggest fucked up part about it is that you can’t even report it to their superiors because their superiors probably told them to remove their tags.
(Source: thesoftghetto, via sapphrikah)
6:00 am • 19 August 2014 • 68,604 notes
CFP: The Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective Presents Legacies of Black Feminisms: A Black Queer Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Conference at Princeton University (October 11, 2014)
CALL FOR PAPERS: The Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective Presents Legacies of Black Feminisms: A Black Queer Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Conference at Princeton University (October 11, 2014).
Sample topics include but are not limited to:
• Black feminism and globalization
• The role of…
2:29 pm • 18 August 2014 • 26 notes