Clamor was a quarterly print magazine and online community of radical thought,
art, and action. An iconoclast among its peers, Clamor is an unabashed
celebration of self-determination, creativity, and shit-stirring. Clamor
publishes content of, by, for, and with marginalized communities. From
the kitchen table to shop floor, the barrio to the playground, the
to the student center, it's old school meets new school in a battle for
a better tomorrow. Clamor was a do-it-yourself guide to everyday revolution.
Become the Media / Clamor Magazine
P.O. Box 20128 / Toledo, OH / 43610 / USA
Founder and Co-Editor
Jen Angel has been a writer and media activist for over 15 years. She is the co-founder and publisher of Clamor Magazine, an award-winning quarterly magazine covering radical culture and politics. In 2002, she was named as one of “30 under 30 Visionaries who are changing the world” (along with Jason) by Utne Reader. She is a founding board member of Allied Media Projects, a non-profit independent media advocacy organization.
Jen's publishing history includes writing her personal zine Fucktooth (1991-2000),
publishing the Zine
Yearbook (1996-2004), and editing MaximumRockNRoll, the largest and longest running punk-music publication
in the world (1997-1998).
Jen is a graduate of the Ohio State University and currently volunteers
full-time for Clamor. She lives in Oakland, CA and cobbles together a living by booking tours and doing publicity for friends, writing grants and consulting on finance for other projects, and working miscellaneous temp jobs.
Jen is busy in San Francisco booking tours and assisting with the promotion of activist artists and media makers around the country. She is writing an in-depth analysis of Clamor, with the help of Jason and lots of others – look for that soon.
Founder and Co-Editor
Jason Kucsma is the co-founder and publisher of Clamor Magazine. Clamor won
“Best New Magazine” in Utne’s Alternative Press Awards
its first year and has been nominated for "Best Social/Cultural
every year since. In the summer of 2002 he was featured (along with Jen)
in Utne as one of 30 young visionaries under 30 who are changing the
Jason is also the co-publisher of The Zine Yearbook, a yearly collection
of the best art and writing from the underground press that is now in
its 8th year. As a master's student at Bowling Green State University's
American Culture Studies Program, he published his thesis, "Resist
and Exist: Punk Zines and the Communication of Cultural and Political
Resistance in America." As a student, he also organized the first
"Zine Conference" in 1999, which has grown each year to its
current form, The Allied
Jason currently lives in Tucson, Arizona where he is pursuing a(nother) graduate degree
-- this time in Library and Information Science specializing in digital libraries and digital preservation.
Mandy Van Deven
Mandy Van Deven is the editor and publisher of Altar Magazine, a social
justice publication focusing on art, music, culture, politics, and activism.
She also works as the Director of Community Organizing at Girls for Gender
Equity, a grassroots organization in Brooklyn, NY working to create opportunities
for girls and women to live self-determined lives.Mandy believes that
all opinions are valuable and because her voice is loud, she works to help others raise their own voices.
Mandy is continuing to multitask – juggling grad school, full-time work at an amazing grassroots organization in Brooklyn, editing an anthology on young women’s activism, curating her second women’s film festival this summer, and more.
Nomy Lamm is a writer, performer and musician who has been doing activism
around body image, gender and self-actualization for over ten years. She's
a self-taught accordion player and a co-founder of Phat Camp, a body-empowerment
program for youth.
Nomy continues to write her column in Punk Planet, and is starting an advice column in make/shift. She is making music, meditating, studying kabbalah and finally making time to work on her first novel.
Keith served four years as the Legislative Director of Toledo City Council in Ohio where he worked on legislation granting domestic partners benefits, opposing the PATRIOT Act, allowing Mexican nationals to use consular ID as legal identification, and, most importantly, to clarify where adults are allowed to bicycle. As a Senior Consultant with Burges & Burges, Keith wrote, shot, and produced ads for Democratic candidates and, as an activist, he has worked on a number of Democratic and Liberal campaigns in Ohio and Ontario even though he considers himself a leftist. His preferred forms of communication include the jeremiad, the philippic, and the tirade. Keith lives and works in New Hampshire.
Kenyon Farrow is a writer and activist living in Brooklyn, NY. He is
the co-editor of Letters from Young Activists (Nation Books 2005),
and his essays have appeared in BlackAIDS.org, Black Commentator.com,
Popandpolitics.com, Bay Windows, City Limits, The
Objector, Between the Lines, and in the upcoming anthology,
Spirited (Red Bone Press 2005). Much of Kenyon's writing can
be found on blogs all over the net, including "Is Gay Marriage Anti-Black?,"
"Connecting the Dots: Michael Moore, White Nationalism and the Multi-racial
Left" with writer Kil Ja Kim, and most recently, "We Real Cool?:
On Hip-Hop, Asian Americans, Black Folks, and Appropriation."
As an activist, Kenyon served as the Southern Regional Coordinator for
Critical Resistance, a prison abolition organization, and continues to
work on the national organizing body. He has also served as an adult ally
for FIERCE!, a queer youth of color community organizing project in New
York City, and is the communications and public education coordinator
with New York State Black Gay Network. Kenyon continues to write, lecture,
and organize, and is currently working on his first solo book project.
Kenyon is currently at the brand new CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, hoping to work with some other publications when he graduates in late 2007 (and hoping to leave NYC once and for all). Any takers?
Arthur Stamoulis is a media activist living in Philadelphia. For the
past two-and-a-half years, he has served on the board of Media Tank, a
leader in grassroots media policy advocacy and organizing. His editorial
experience includes positions as editor for Common Courage Press and as
content manager for a large environmental website. His current day job,
as a lobbyist and field organizer for Clean Air Council, involves working
with the corporate media and coordinating groups to lobby on national
environmental policy. Arthur just won a 2004 Project Censored Award for
his article on FCC rulings that limit open access to the Internet.
Arthur now lives outside Portland, OR with his wife and daughter. He heads the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, a coalition of labor, environmental and human rights organizations organizing to oppose the expansion of NAFTA-style trade policies and advance a positive vision of international trade. Learn more here.
Catherine Komp is a journalist and independent radio producer living
in Richmond, Virginia. She is a staff reporter with The NewStandard covering
civil rights, grassroots struggles, electronic privacy issues, poverty
and homelessness, and free and fair elections. She also contributes
to Independent Native News and Free Speech Radio News,
in addition to helping out at her local community station, WRIR LPFM.
history with Clamor goes way back to 2001, and along the way she has
been involved in various capacities including contributing writer, proofreader,
producer of Radio Clamor, and Media Editor.
Catherine is continuing her reporting work for The NewStandard, Free Speech Radio News and other broadcast and online news sources from her home base in Richmond, Virginia. She is also helping to launch a youth radio collective at WRIR LPFM and serving on the station's news and public affairs committee.
Sex and Gender Editor
Elly enjoys working on projects that let her connect to a bunch of different movements and communities. She has done organizing or support work for campaigns around police brutality, gentrification, queer and transgender rights, and the criminalization of low-income people, trans people, youth and people of color. She co-founded the San Francisco Childcare Collective and the DC Childcare Collective, solidarity organizations providing free childcare to radical/progressive groups led by low-income women of color, and worked under the leadership of worker organizers to build a domestic worker's collective at the San Francisco Day Labor Program. She has spent the last couple of years in DC, volunteering with a group doing harm reduction outreach with sex workers, and taught theater for social change to some really amazing young people for her paid job. Elly is living for a year in New Orleans, supporting worker organizing and health projects and racial justice work and trying to be responsible and respectful as a white out-of towner. In her non-existent spare time, she writes fiction, picks people's brains about marketing and movement building, and tries to stay in contact with the many wonderful people on her life.
Elly is currently volunteering for a year in New Orleans, where she supports worker organizing and public health projects. She can be reached at ehaman at gmail.com.
Derek runs amphibian
design out of the prairie wasteland otherwise known as Winnipeg, Manitoba.
He is also a collective member at G7
Welcoming Committee Records.
Evan believes strongly that if you have enough packing tape, you can
ship anything in anything. He attended the counter inauguration protests
with the San Francisco based Insane Reagan, took over the Ohio State Capitol
building on November 3 with hundreds of other protesters, traveled to
Washington DC with the Columbus based organization that got the Ohio vote
count contested in Congress, has been a lead organizer in a campaign to
bring domestic partner benefits to his university, and has been nurturing
several jade plants since November. He was born and raised in the Midwest,
and is unlikely to ever move away for long. Once seriously considering
joining the Marines, he now is a vegetarian and participated with the
League of Pissed Off Voters in the Eyes Wide Open project sponsored by
the American Friends Service Committee. Interested in bonsai, large caliber
handguns, literature and tattoos; he's saving up for a motorcycle and
a second date for his very understanding girlfriend of six months, Alessondra.
aka infoSHOP coordinator
Tony enjoys classical music and long walks in the park. In his spare time he enjoys working for a secret division of the National Security Administration. His most recent mission was going back in time to ensure Sputnik was launched as we all remember so that the United States would not drop out of the space race. Upon return, he is quoted as saying, "I need a beer."
Tony enjoys waxing philisophically and doesn't believe in absolute truth. He has a functional world view and thinks that conflict theorists are a bunch of fucking pink-o's. However, he longs to find a conflict theorist girlfriend.
RAZA and TOBE
Raza was rescued from the pound in Wyoming in 1998 and has been down with
the Clamor contingent from day one. Tobe (pronounced Toby) is a Clamor
bandwagon-jumper that we rescued from doggy death row in December 2003.
Both display the free will, self-determination, and stunning good looks
required of Clamor staff members -- earning them honorary staff membership
despite the fact that they don't do a damn bit of work around here.
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