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September 2013

PM Press Authors, Panels, and Tables @ 8th Annual Victoria Anarchist Bookfair, BC

When: Saturday, September 14 2013 @ 10:00 AM - - Sunday, September 15 2013 @ 06:00 PM
Contact: Fernwood NRG Community Hall
Where: 1240 Gladstone Ave.
Coast Salish Territories
Victoria, BC, Canada

Join PM Press authors, panels, and tables at the 8th Annual Victoria Anarchist Bookfair on September 14th and 15th at the Fernwood NRG Community Hall in Victoria BC!

Come to the table and check out all our NEW RELEASES!

Saturday, September 14th, 2pm. Join Sarah Talbot, co-editor of My Baby Rides the Short Bus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids with Disabilities, for a critical workshop entitled: Riding the Short Bus: How families, schools, and communities raise children who break things without getting broken.

Being thrust into the role of a disability advocate by a stroke of luck, Sarah Talbot and Yantra Bertelli keep chasing the joy in this work. "Riding the Short Bus" will provide participants with a rich conversation about ability, disability, and our collective need to raise all our children together. As editors of My Baby Rides the Short Bus (PM Press), Sarah and Yantra have started the conversation among families - those carefully woven of genetic material and those patched together through paperwork. We hope to continue the conversation with you.

Sunday, September 15th, 11:30am (Room 1) Join Gord Hill (Kwakwaka'wakw nation), author 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance,for a talk on the Idle No More movement.

Idle No More has quickly become one of the largest Indigenous mass movements in Canadian history – sparking hundreds of teach-ins, rallies, and protests across Turtle Island and beyond. What began as a series of teach-ins throughout Saskatchewan to protest impending parliamentary bills that will erode Indigenous sovereignty and environmental protections, has now changed the social and political landscape of Canada.

From the bookfair website:

The Victoria Anarchist Bookfair is for anarchists and non-anarchists, with participants from all over North America and beyond and includes workshops on a wide range of topics. We seek to introduce anarchism to the public, foster dialogue between various political traditions, and create radical, inclusive, and anti-oppressive spaces. Participants with different visions, practices, and traditions are welcome.

Our theme this year is Eco-Defense. We aim to highlight various environmental threats and the resistance movements that have formed against them. From logging of old growth to oil development to mining, we will analyze resource-extraction from an anti-capitalist and anti-colonial perspective. We will explore how the Indigenous and settler populations can share responsibility for the challenges at hand. We aim to move beyond critique and chart creative paths toward healing the planet.

(See event web page)


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