submitted via email
Callout for the 2nd Annual Comox Valley
Anarchist Book Fair
(Sat May 3 and Sun May 4, 2014)
Last year, in the spirit of rising anarchist resistance, and with a nod toward honoring our fallen comrades from the past, we organized the first Comox Valley Anarchist Book Fair for one day on the weekend immediately following May Day. Once again, the book fair will be
hosted on May Day weekend in conjunction with the Village Muse Bookstore and located in Cumberland (a rural village on Vancouver Island in Coast Salish territory). However, this year it will be expanded to two days (May 3 and 4, 2014) because one day of anarchy simply wasn’t enough!
As we enter 2014 there is even more reason to focus on resistance as we greet an ever growing number of anarchist revolutionaries and radical indigenous communities that are fomenting an escalating movement against capitalist development and the Canadian State.
While the book fair is a place to check out and distribute publications, kick back and have a laugh, it is also a place to communicate face to face between comrades and further our individual and collective struggles towards personal and social transformation.
We welcome proposals for workshops, presentations, facilitated discussions and distro/book tables related to all aspects of anarchy; especially decolonization, subversion of patriarchy/gender relations, autonomous subsistence, and anti-resource extraction/corporate development schemes. All proposals must be sent to us by Mon Mar 10.
We seek to provide a kid-friendly space with a child-care zone, and workshop proposals directed specifically at kids are encouraged. On Sat night, there will be an open mic and DIY stage for all kinds of performances. In providing hospitality, we are working on setting up
an outdoor camping site in the area and providing limited billeting for those who have special needs and no contacts in the Valley.
Screech Owl Organizing Collective
Comox Valley Anarchist Book Fair
Matta asmattamay (at) hotmail (dot) com