Monday, November 03, 2008

Well the bookfair season isn't over yet. Here comes the third annual Saskatoon Anarchist Bookfair, coming up next weekend. Their announcement follows below. For more details see the link highlighted above. Sorta reminds me of that old country classic sung by Slinkin' Slim Stevie Harper, the poet laureate of Calgary......
"Oh bury me not on the lone prairie.
Where the deer and the anarchists roam.
Where seldom is heard
A Conservative word,
And the black flags they fly all day."
It brings a tear to your eye doesn't it?
Saskatoon, Third Annual Saskatoon Anarchist Book-Fair: An annual anarchist small-press bookfair taking place in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. Expect free vegan food, free child-care, free workshops, and lots more!
---- Book Fair Schedule ----
November 7th
- Cosmo Senior Centre (614 11th St E)
---- Celebration of Resistance!
---- Supper at 7:30
---- Celebration at 8:30
---- Featuring Dr. Allan Antliff from the University of Victoria
---- "War Against War"
---- In this talk, Allan deals with the history of European anarchist resistance to war from the late 19th century to the present.
---- Drinks, food, and dancing will take place!
November 8th
- Cosmo Senior Centre (614 11th St E)
General Book Fair
- 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Check out the wide variety of vendors selling books, zines, t-shirts, music, movies, and much more!
**Yoga - 10:00 - 11:00
Wake up with some free yoga, brought to you by Tamra Knaus. Bring your own mat, if you have it!
**Wither Marxism? An Interactive Role-Play
11:30 - 12:30
The "leaders" of our society today (and many self-described "anarchists") would have you believe that Marxism has long been consigned to the dustbin of history, being sufficiently discredited with the collapse of the Soviet Empire in 1991. But are the works of Karl Marx really that irrelevant, or are there lessons we can still learn today?
In this interactive workshop, Alex C of Edmonton will briefly introduce participants to the basic tenets of Marx's Labour Theory of Value (LTV) and place them in a role-play situation simulating a typical work environment today. The direction of the workshop will depend almost entirely on those who attend, so if you want to see how 19th-century theory can still influence action today (and have some fun in the process), this workshop is for you!
**Issues and Organizing for Young People
11:30 - 12:30
Saskatoon's Tracey Mitchell will help facilitate youth ages 10-15 to organize around specific issues, using creative games and tactics.
12:30 - 1:30
**Better Censorship Through Terrorism
1:30 - 2:30
This workshop deals with the recent (and not so recent) history of the extra-judicial censorship of activist art in the US and Canada. Presented by Dr. Allan Antliff of the University of Victoria.
**Book Making
2:30 - 3:30
Local literary enthusiasts Taylor Leedahl and Beth Matheson invite you to join their DIY bookmaking workshop at the 2008 Anarchist Book Fair. We have enough supplies for twenty participants, however, if the demand for the workshop is high, people can team up and enjoy making a book together.
All supplies and tools will be provided.
The workshop will include a tutorial, bookmaking extravaganza, and the chance to look at other bookmaking examples and materials.
If you're interested in signing up, please email us at tonight. to claim your spot.
Workshop entry fee is by donation (suggested donation $10.00). All money will be donated to the Anarchist Book Fair and Station 20 West initiative.
**Direct Action in the Workplace
2:30 - 3:30
The IWW Edmonton chapter will be facilitating an interactive workshop on radicalizing the workplace and defending worker rights. Learn about "social mapping" your place of work and organizing around specific labour issues.
**Radical Cheerleading
3:30 - 4:30
Saskatoon radical cheerleaders Sheila and Candace will be leading a cheer-share. Current radical cheerleaders are encouraged to bring their cheers and people who have never cheered before should come, learn what it's all about, and join in on the radical street theatre!
**Know Your Rights!
3:30 - 4:30
Ever been searched by the cops without reason? Confused about what you are legally permitted to do when dealing with the legal system? This workshop is a primer for Canadian rights: everything from dealing with the police to the right to silence. Given by the Calgary Anarchist Black Cross.
**"Anti-fascism: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives"
4:30 - 5:30
A discussion on facism, anti-facism, why it's important, what it means, etc. Also, hands on section dealing with tactics, self-defense and organization.
Plus, help us decorate for the party!
Doors @ 7:30
November 9th
**Hangover Pancake Breakfast @ Le Relais (308 4th Avenue N) - 11:00 am
Learn the name of that person you danced with last! You will now have a pen to write down their e-mail address!
posted by The Saskatoon Crew

1 comment:

Lisa Garrett said...

Hi there!

I'm working on an article for a feminist magazine about radical cheerleading, and I'm hoping to base the piece on interviews with cheerleaders from across Canada. Do you know how I might contact the two women organizing the cheer share?

My email is if you'd like to pass it on to them.

Thanks very much!