The weekend of the Toronto Anarchist Bookfair is almost upon us! Join us for a weekend full of anarchist-inspired activities, workshops, books, zines, food, friends, and good conversations from Thursday, June 21 to Sunday, June 24th, 2012.
On Thursday evening, June 21, come out to the launch of the second volume of Subversions,
anarchist short fiction by the Anarchist Writers Bloc. The book launch will take place at 7pm at Detour Bar, in Kensington Market, 193 Baldwin Street. For more information see the Facebook event:
On Friday evening, weather permitting, join us for board games and baseball at Bickford Park (Harbord and Grace)! See the Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/347919565276913/
On Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm, join us at U of T. This year, we have over 20 amazing workshops, 40 tablers, as well as a Kid Zone with great kids’ programming, an Anti-Authoritarian Indigenous/People of Colour space, a DIY space with flexible workshops, a space to relax if you need a nap, and an opportunity to connect with and hear about different projects that our fellow anarchists, anti-authoritarians, and radicals are involved in at a giant go-around. We have also identified that talking about and addressing racism in radical spaces must be a priority in our community and is a priority of the Bookfair program. As a result, “Racism in Radical Communities,” will be the topic of the closing panel discussion on Sunday. Tea and coffee will be available throughout the weekend and lunch will also be served on both days. Food and drinks will be offered for whatever you can pay.
On Saturday evening, there is a book launch for Beautiful Trouble: Toolbox for Revolution at 7pm at Tranzac. 292 Brunswick Avenue. Please see the Facebook event for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/375859059129847/
We strive to make the Bookfair as accessible as possible. Some of the ways in which we do that is by making it a survivor-centric space, hosting the event at a barrier-free venue, offering food/drinks at a pay what you can rate, and providing kids’ programing. If you have a specific request about how the Bookfair can be made more accessible for you, like ASL interpretation, attendant care, or other ways, please email to let us know as soon as possible and we’ll try our best! firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are coming from out of town and are hoping to spend the night in Toronto, please note that we have limited spots to offer, but do let us know in advance that you need a place to stay. If you need a place to stay, or can offer a place please contact Lindsay: email@example.com
The Bookfair is made possible by donations and volunteers, If you would like to help out with the Toronto Anarchist Bookfair, there are a couple of things that you can do.
First, make a donation! To make a donation please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Second, you can volunteer to help us with taking on volunteer tasks.
If you want to help the food committee contact Frankie: email@example.com
If you want to help with the Kid Zone, (write kid zone in the subject): firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to help with outreach, postering, or flyering contact Joanna: email@example.com
Share our facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/376709855699088/
Check out our website for the full schedule: http://torontoanarchistbookfair.wordpress.com/
We’re looking forward to spending the weekend with you, soon!
This event is co-sponsored by OPIRG Toronto and Toronto Freeskool.