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Chalupa Night at Kolectivo Mapache May 13, 2008

Posted by ikkyvicky in AMC2008, fundraiser.
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The Mapache Collective is an intentionally democratic living space currently occupied by 5 wonderful folks dedicated to social justice and a cruelty free world. these 5 wonderful people are being so kind as to lend their space for our fundraiser. they’re also getting a collection together to donate to us as a group. isn’t that coool?!!

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check the flyers-good for online posting May 10, 2008

Posted by Noemi M in AMC2008, fundraiser, kids, zinefest, zines.
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*the flyers are not printer ink friendly. I’ll be making some more basic in b/w.

Be there or… be not there.

want a table? They’re 10$ each. Want to lead a skill share? Volunteer? Go here for more info. We’re also looking for a few good acoustic sets.

This year’s fest will be located at South Texas College, Weslaco Campus on June 6th from noon to 6PM. (well it is the first year but it’ll be a yearly event).

*UPDATE-date change to the 6th.
AND we’ll have music too, from 8-10PM!!

The cafeteria will be transformed into the mercado for the diy and zine wares and we’ll have 5 rooms for workshops, platicas and skill shares, including outside area for set up for discussions. Poets and musicians will take the stage throughout too.

The DIY & Zine Fest is a child friendly event. You are free to bring your kids along to look/buy the wares of the mercado and sit in at the skill shares and platicas. Workshop presenters are aware that our event is child friendly. Why? Cuz kids need to learn diy and about alternative media!

Organizers are:
Noemi Martinez
Vicki “Hasta la Viktoria”

*This is a fun-raiser to help us get to this year’s AMC! So go and have some fun and donate a few bucks. Maybe y’all want to go with? Vicki posted some cheaper alternatives to flying here.

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talking money and time May 7, 2008

Posted by ikkyvicky in AMC2008, fundraiser.
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two things that really don’t exist. we don’t have enough of either and always need more of both.

i may have to ride on a greyhound bus solita to get to detroit since i don’t have my picture ID. costs less but takes longer. but it costs less!

bus fares for amc

depart- 6-18-2008

14 day in advance- 178.00
7 day in advance- 194.00

there’s a Chalupa night/ Vegan-q being planned at Kolectivo Mapache in edinburg on the 24th! more details and good stuff coming soon.

is this the right time to say any sort of donation would be a great big help?!

❤ vicky

zine donations April 9, 2008

Posted by Noemi M in AMC2008, fundraiser.
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We’ve been getting some generous zine donations for our raffle. Dates for the zine fest are still being ironed out. June 6th seems to be a good day, maybe too close to AMC but plenty of time for us to do good media and promotion. We have the location-The Women’s Studies Comittee at South Texas College (which i am an honorary member, woohoo) has agreed to intercede for us and get us a hall and as many classrooms as we need.

We’ve also gotten some $ donations too!

got ’em April 2, 2008

Posted by ikkyvicky in AMC2008, fotos, fundraiser.
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check out the typewriter for the raffle. should be here in a few days.

love, vicky

help J get to Detroit Rock City! March 28, 2008

Posted by Noemi M in AMC2008, fundraiser.
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getj2detroit.pdf

This June, J River, along with his mom and others from the RGV, will be leading a workshop “Kids Making Zines” at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit. They’ll be discussing zines with a group of future and present alternative media making kids and making a zine in the three hour kids only workshop.

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP GETTING THERE!!

PLEASE CONSIDER SPONSORING J TO HELP WITH TRAVEL EXPENSES OR DONATING AN ITEM FOR OUR RAFFLE.

 

CONTACT NOEMI AT noemi.mtz@gmail.com OR VICKI AT ikkyvicky@gmail.com

i bet you can’t WAIT to get your tickets! March 27, 2008

Posted by ikkyvicky in AMC2008, fundraiser.
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the camera i got arrived today, and its super awesome, (picture)! anyway, so we have some new ideas for the raffle.

-(in no particular order)prize #1, Art ‘zine starter kit–winner will recieve the poloroid camera, a cartraige of film, scissors, Sharpie, colored pencils, different textured colored paper

-prize #2, For the Writer in you—winner will recieve a typewriter (possibly antique), glue sticks, Sharpie, White out, different colored paper(nice effect when copied)

-prize# 3, ‘zine starter kit—patterned paper, glue sticks, Sharpie, White out, mini journals, pen and ink, & a nice decorated box to put it all in

-prize# 4, Stenciling kit— exacto knife + blades, transparencies, a can of spraypaint, sharpie, tape (great for mistakes :-])

-prize# 5, SIY-Sew It Yrself! ha— mini/portable sewing machine, fabric, patterns, sewing kit (usually includes needles, thread, thimbles, stringer thing, stuff like that)

-prize# 6, PIY! Print It Yrself, an alternative to screenprinting— exacto knife+blades, transparencies, sharpie, spray adhesive, tee shirt, good fabric for patches, scissors, acrylic paints

-prize # 7, Zine Pack— a sampling of different ‘zines from CS distro

-prize# 8, gift certificate— a $20 gift certificate from an online distro

of course these are tentative, depending on what we can get donated and what we can purchase ourselves. i’m super excited, i’ll probably be buying raffle tickets myself! a great idea, try getting a few extra tickets to try yr luck at winning multiple prizes, then give the other prize to a friend! it would make a marvelous gift ;-]

*****Please consider donating one of your zines or books, a gift certificate to your distro or bookstore, any of the described items above, street art supplies or any other media related items for the raffle.

Send stuff to: RGV to AMC raffle

PO box 621

Edinburg, TX 78540

or, bigger packages can be sent here:

RGV to AMC raffle

5007 N. McColl

McAllen, TX 78504

 

thats all for now, tickets will be available soon

</3vicky

some ideas for events and fundraising March 17, 2008

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Noemi and I have been talking about how we can raise money to help with the expenses of us (her and I, plus the kids and possibly others) going allll the way up to detroit and have so far come up with these. Please stay tuned as we finalize things, and let us know if you’d like to help us in any way or even attend AMC 2008. ikkyvicky@gmail.com or noemi.mtz@gmail.com

zine day/’zine-DIY fest

a day of workshops around ‘zines and ‘zine making. (a ‘zine is an small independent publication, can be about anything really). smaller, more intimate get-togethers can be held at our places of residence, while the ‘zine/DIY fest will be at STC. the RGV has never (at least to my knowledge) had an event like this, so i’m pretty excited about it. donations could be on a sliding scale basis.

media / education day

have 1/2 day long event with media-related workshops, like writing press releases, media advisories, even maybe organizing events and rallies and how to use media for our (our as in el pueblo) benefit… maybe with some music afterward or in between sessions, maybe even foooood ^____^ –the idea was to have at a local park but MEChA @ pan am is being so kind as to lend their status as a group to reserve space at UTPA!! sweet! donations could be on a sliding scale basis as well.

RGV to AMC raffle (my favorite idea)

please see noemi’s post on this. i already scored a pro camera for one of the prizes… check out a pic of it here.

Sponsor River!

the idea is that those of you all more financially able could choose to donate directly to send River (or participant of your choice ;]) to AMC 08. boom, its fast, simple, and easy for all of us! sponsors could get a special thank you gift/gifts. ooooolala

 Sponsor Teeshirts

i can make a shirt that reads “i helped get the RGV to AMC and all i got was this lousy t-shirt” lol… well if anyone actually wants one i will make it, i’d say ten bux? hahaha

send ideas/comments/loooove our way!!

RGV to allied media conference raffle March 16, 2008

Posted by Noemi M in AMC2008, fundraiser.
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RGV to allied media conference raffle

Help the folks from el valle get to Detriot. They will be raffling the following items at the Zine Fest being in April.

 

Zine start kit1: typewriter, glue sticks, Sharpie, White out, invisible tape

Zine starter kit 2: glue sticks, Sharpie, White out, invisibile tape, mini journals, & zine box to put it all in.

Art Zine Starter kit: Polaroid Camera, scissors, Sharpies, colored pencils, different textured colored paper

Zine Pack: a sampling of different zines from C/S Distro.

$20 gift certificate to an online distro

 

 

Please consider donating one of your zines or books, a gift certificate to your distro or bookstore, street art supplies or any other media related items for the raffle.

Send stuff to: RGV to AMC raffle

PO box 621

Edinburg, TX  78540