2013 Anarchist Book Fair: Saturday | Mission Dist.
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The Armory | 1800 Mission St., San Francisco, CA
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Saturday | 2013 Anarchist Book Fair | Mission Dist.
Main speakers room:
- 12pm – Grand Juries as Tools of Repression and How to Resist Panel (Shon Meckfessel, Leslie James Pickering): Are you ready for a grand jury subpoena? Anarchists get ready, the State is calling us by name. Come learn more about grand juries, why resistance is the only option, and the best ways to support resisters.
- 1pm – Towards Collective Liberation (Chris Crass): How can anarchists help build powerful anti-racist, feminist, working class-based movements for collective liberation? How can we develop healthy activist culture that builds people up rather then tearing them down?” This talk will focus on organizing lessons from mistakes and successes in efforts to address these two questions.
- 2pm – Science Vs. Capitalism (Kim Stanley Robinson): This talk will try to destrand science and capitalism in the hope of clarifying the current moment, by suggesting that science is an already existing utopian force
- 3pm – Building Movements Beyond Fear in the Rise Of The Surveillance State (Scott Crow, Josh Harper): This presentation will examine the rise of the current surveillance industrial complex and its impact on radical social movements today. It will place the current strategies and tactics of government and corporate surveillance in the historical context of political repression in the US. Harper and crow will reflect on their personal experiences with surveillance, infiltration, being labeled domestic terrorists offering ideas of how activists can defend themselves and their communities to continue creating more just and sustainable worlds.
- 4pm – CrimethInc.: The notorious CrimethInc. collective debuts their latest intervention. Not for the faint of heart.
- 5pm – Catastrophism (Sasha Lilley, Eddie Yuen, Jim Davis): This panel will explore the politics of apocalypse—on the left and right, in the environmental movement—and examine why the lens of catastrophe can distort our understanding of the dynamics at the heart of numerous disasters—and fatally impede our ability to transform the world.
- 12pm – Surregional Explorations (Max Cafard): The defining moment of our epoch was the moment when somebody decided that everything needed a defining moment. What we really need to find is the undefining moment of each phenomenon, the anarchist moment, the moment when it is liberated from our definitions and dominations and is allowed to reveal itself in its wild becoming.
- 1pm – Maps to the Other Side (Sascha Altman DuBrul): How can anarchist communities take better care of each other? How does our subculture make it both easier and harder to be mentally healthy? Come listen to some wild stories and ideas by Sascha from the Icarus Project and bring your questions.
- 2pm – Accounting for Ourselves: Breaking the Impasse around Assault and Abuse in Anarchist Scenes (Nikita Riotfag): What are the major pitfalls anarchists have encountered in crafting accountability processes in response to assault and abuse? What new possibilities can we imagine for dismantling patriarchy and keeping us safe? This presentation will present critiques and suggestions from a new zine on the subject.
- 3pm – Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind Panel (Vikki Law, Mariposa, Sasha Luci, Tomas Moniz, and the Bay Area Childcare Collective): How do we support families in our movements and in the struggle for social justice? Join Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind contributors (and co-editor) for a discussion on ways to build an all-ages, all-inclusive revolution that leaves no one behind.
- 4pm – Thanksgiving 2077 (Terry Bisson): A reading of a new and hopefully controversial short story Thanksgiving 2077, written for an upcoming anthology, Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA. There will be Q&A and discussion after. With dressing.
- 6:30pm – Anarchism, Pornography, and Being an Ally: Conflict and Collaboration in the Past, Present, and Future: CIIS Room 304, 1453 Mission Street (between 10th and 11th)
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