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Kitchener-Waterloo Anarchist Bookfair

Anarchist Movement

We’re excited to announce the 1st annual Kitchener-Waterloo Anarchist Bookfair! Taking place Saturday, February 16th on Six Nations of the Grand River territory, the bookfair will welcome anarchists and non-anarchists alike- from seasoned organizers and activists, to those simply curious about anarchism for a day of workshops, presentations, film screenings, info tables, book sellers and social events. The bookfair will introduce anarchist ideas, histories and practices, as well as provide a space for more in-depth conversations around the ongoing relevance of anarchism, and its implications for on-the-ground organizing and everyday struggles.

Kitchener-Waterloo Anarchist Bookfair

Saturday, February 16th, 2013
10am-6pm
Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work (120 Duke St. W, Kitchener)

We’re excited to announce the 1st annual Kitchener-Waterloo Anarchist Bookfair! Taking place Saturday, February 16th on Six Nations of the Grand River territory, the bookfair will welcome anarchists and non-anarchists alike- from seasoned organizers and activists, to those simply curious about anarchism for a day of workshops, presentations, film screenings, info tables, book sellers and social events. The bookfair will introduce anarchist ideas, histories and practices, as well as provide a space for more in-depth conversations around the ongoing relevance of anarchism, and its implications for on-the-ground organizing and everyday struggles.

Call for Workshops:

From the practical to the theoretical and everything in between, the Bookfair Collective is seeking workshop and presentation proposals. Acknowledging the importance of fighting where you stand, we are particularly interested in proposals that are grounded in, and relevant to local organizing efforts. We are looking for workshops that aim to foster a growing anarchist movement, contribute to critical dialogue, and facilitate strategic discussion. This can include (but is in no way limited to) presentations on topics such as: anarchist perspectives on indigenous solidarity work, gentrification, white supremacy and anti-racist organizing, class-consciousness and intersectionality, queering anarchism, radical parenting and family inclusivity, ecology, gender violence and community accountability, prison resistance and abolition, anarchist decision making-models and political organization.

We want to hear from you! Please send workshop proposals, including title and description (1 page or less) to kwbookfair@gmail.com.

Tabling:

A central component of any anarchist bookfair, the event will host a room for infoshops, booksellers, activist groups and independent publishers to showcase, and distribute literature and goods.

There is no fee for tabling, however, we ask that 10% of sales is donated to the Bookfair Collective to help cover event costs.

If you’re interested in tabling, please send a description of your group and a list of the materials you will be distributing to kwbookfair@gmail.com.

Volunteering:

In order to make the bookfair a success we need volunteers! If you’re interested in getting involved, there are countless opportunities to help out with the event, both in the lead up to the bookfair and the day of. These include: participating in the organizing process, helping out with postering and general outreach, childcare, food preparation, and set-up and take-down. Email kwbookfair@gmail.com for more details.

Accessibility:

The Bookfair Collective is committed to making the event as accessible as possible. We realize that society is marked by structural barriers that exclude and marginalize people on a daily basis, and we strive to create an inclusive event that does not replicate such barriers. The bookfair will be held in a wheelchair accessible venue with gender-neutral washrooms, admission is free, lunch, childcare and family oriented programming will be offered, and ASL translation available upon request.

If you have additional accessibility requests, please let us know and email kwbookfair@gmail.com. We have limited resources, but will do our best to accommodate.

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