What is GZAGG?
Grrrl Zines-A-Go-Go was started in 2002 by a small group of women to organize zine workshops and events. In the past, they’ve held zine picnics in Balboa Park, and more recently, they have set up a zine reading room at Lou’s Records in Encinitas, where people could browse zines. They also hold workshops at local schools and libraries around California.
What is ChipIn?
ChipIn is a website widget that lets organizations collect money, safely and securely. All contributions go directly to the organization’s PayPal account.
What is the event?
GZAGG needs $2000 by August to get themselves across the country to the New England Womens’ Herbal Conference, where they will be teaching about independent media and self-publishing. They will also learn about native plant harvesting, women’s health care, and natural medicine, to bring back to San Diego. (I’m a little wary of this “natural medicine”, but eh, the other stuff is great!)
The funds will be used for travel expenses, paying for accommodations, and other supplies.
Why should you chip in?
They are a tiny organization, run by people who are passionate about empowering others to create a voice for themselves through independent publishing.
Being unemployed, I could only afford to donate $10. I know a lot of people are in the same situation, but every little bit counts. Do you have an extra few cents in your PayPal account lying around? Why not donate it to a good cause?
Here is a selfish reason: The first 20 people who contribute $20 or more will receive a limited edition zine!
Where can you donate?
I’m glad you asked. Clicking on this link will take you to GZAGG’s ChipIn page, where you can donate, check their fundraising status, and get some news from the people running Grrrl Zines A-Go-Go.