After much deliberation and coordination, we are pleased to put out the schedule for the bookfair. It got filled up surprisingly quick, but we hope it provides for the smoothest flow. Please note this is subject to change. As you might notice, the tabling will be outside and so we are at some mercy of Mid-Atlantic weather. However, were rain to hit us, we have a contingency plan to move inside and have all the workshops at the Garage space by Lee park.
The CVille Bookfair crew
Get to Know Some Anarchists! – Bookfair tabling @ Random Row Books (RRB) parking lot 1:00pm-7:00pm
Join us and over 17 other publishers and organizations to check out zines and books and get to know writers and organizers from the region. Some folks include Crimethinc Ex-Workers’ Collective, Red Emma’s Bookstore from Baltimore (along with AK Press), the Dream City Collective from DC, and many other local and regional projects (look on the link column for links to all participants!).
We’re also being very intentional about having spaces for people to hang out (including children through childcare), and so we encourage folks to use the wonderful space that is Random Row to sit down and discuss theory together or scheme some beautiful schemes.
Prisoner Support workshop @ RRB 2:30pm-4:00pm
A conversation about supporting political prisoners and all prisoners in their struggles for liberation inside and beyond prison walls. We’ll talk about strategies for prison abolition organizing on the outside, how to create networks of mutual aid with friends and comrades on the inside, and how to draw lessons from our movement elders who have been kidnapped by the state. Presented by prison abolitionists from the Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective. Visit their website http://prisonbooks.info/ .
“The South is Still Rising” with Mo Karn @ RRB 4:00pm-5:00pm
Join Mo Karn from the Wingnut House in Richmond as she presents on her new book called “The South is Still Rising” on the contemporary history of radical organizing in Richmond. It’s a history that’s not very well-known but very useful for all in Virginia and the South to know that there’s always been a different type of liberatory and radical “Southern Pride” waiting to be tapped. Visit Mo Karn’s blog anarchymo.wordpress.com for more on her and her efforts.
Virginia Radicals, Please Stand Up – A Roundtable Discussion @ RRB 5:00pm-6:00pm
This discussion is an open invitation to all radicals involved in different projects in Virginia. It will be a chance for those who don’t know each other to meet and for those who do know each other to catch up in their efforts and discuss how to further coordinate the seemingly unconnected struggles going on all over the state. It will be facilitated by the Bookfair crew. Some sort of RSVP will be appreciated but not necessary. Please contact us through the bookfair email email@example.com.
“El Rostro de la Dignidad” (“The Face of Dignity”) Film Screening @ The Garage 6:00pm-7:30pm
“El Rostro de la Dignidad” is a movie made by the Grupo Alavio of Argentina in 2001, right before the December 2001 collapse would hit the whole country. It follows the struggle of the Unemployed Workers’ Movement (MTD) in the Buenos Aires suburb called Solano and shows their tactics of road blockades as well as their strong “piquetero” spirit. It was filmed by a local radical who runs Roadkill Books here in town. A potential discussion on worker self-organizing will happen.
“Shelter: A Squatumentary” Film Screening @ The Garage 7:45pm-9:00pm
In economically turbulent times, rent and home-ownership have become unaffordable at best and impossible at worst. Thus, people all over the world continue a long tradition of reclaiming this basic human right by squatting. “Shelter: A Squatumentary” is a documentary film that explores the squatting movement in the East Bay from 2004 to 2007. We follow three examples of the struggle for housing in an unaffordable marketplace such as the San Francisco Bay Area. Hellarity House, Banana House, and Power Machine are stories of squatters who have found one tentative solution to the ongoing housing crisis. The screening will be followed by a Q+A with the filmmaker on squatting and property rights. Visit the website: http://www.killnormal.com/shelter/ for more info.
The night will close with a show with local acts at Random Row as a fundraiser for The Wayside Center for Popular Education.