Friday, February 29, 2008

The second annual New York City Anarchist Bookfair will be held again this year on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12. Here is their press release...
* Press Release:"New York Is Anarchist Country":
2008 NYC Anarchist Bookfair
Scheduled for Sat., April 12 NEW YORK
Following up its very successful debut last year, the 2nd Annual NYC Anarchist Bookfair is scheduled to be held on Sat., April 12, again at Judson Memorial Church in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. Last year's Bookfair attracted over 1,500 visitors and featured 60 independent publishers, booksellers, infoshops, zines, record labels, media creators, and labor and other activist groups, plus an art show, live performance, and 12 panels, presentations, and workshops over two days.
This year's Bookfair will be an even bigger event, with more panels,workshops, and skillshares extending over both Saturday and Sunday at Judson Memorial Church and a second venue to be announced shortly. Topics willinclude the ABCs of anarchist theory and practice, anarcha-feminism,anarchist publishing, anarchist education, urban and indigenous social movements, and anarchist/queer activism.
Alongside Saturday's exhibitors will be an expanded show of Anarchist Art.An Anarchist Film Festival and an Anarchist Cabaret are planned for theafternoon and evening of Fri., April 11.
"Anarchism is at the core of so much of today's activism, from opposition tothe 'war on terror' to support for communities under siege like the peopleof New Orleans post-Katrina," says Pat Trinidad, a Bookfair organizer. "It's also part of the fabric of New York, going back to the time when Emma Goldman made Greenwich Village her home. Last year we introduced this revolutionary and creative movement to hundreds of people who had never heard of anarchism before except as an insult or an accusation. This year's Bookfair will provide a way for the anarcho-curious to find out more about us, and for anarchists from across the Northeast area to organize, learn,and share their skills."
The 2008 Anarchist Bookfair is organized by The Bookfair Collective. Foodand free childcare will be available. To arrange interviews and for more information on the Bookfair and related events as they develop, please email media or visit our Website at :
---> Saturday, April 12, 2008, 11am-8pm
---> Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, Manhattan
New York City, a center of anarchist life, culture, struggle, and ideas for 150 years, hosted its first Anarchist Bookfair last year with great success.Given this success, we are pleased to announce that we will host the 2nd Anarchist Bookfair in New York City again! We are organizing a whole weekend long event with an Anarchist Film Festival, Bookfair, Radical and Anarchist Art, Talks and Panel discussions, Workshops, Skill-shares and a lot more!
The 1st Annual NYC Anarchist Book fair featured over 55 groups exhibiting anarchist books, zines, Cd's, film/video, as well as information on organizing and other activities relating to anarchism. There were over 12 panels, presentations and skill-shares, such as 'Anarchism and Its Aspirations', 'What Would Emma Do? An Anarchy-Feminist Round table','Remembering Spain, Remembering Heroes!' among many others. With an estimated 1800+ people throughout the weekend, it was a great start!
We are looking forward to making this event a success, again, with your help! -The Bookfair Collective

No comments: