UPDATE: COMPLETE LIST OF VENDORS (WITH DESCRIPTIONS) AND WORKSHOP SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE
Hamilton's Anarchist Bookfair
Fellow underdogs unite in underdog city for a day of workshops, discussion, networking and of course literature!
Date: June 14, 2008
Time: 10am - 4pm
Place: Westdale Highschool
700 Main Street West,
June 14th marks the day that the Common Cause Hamilton local will be hosting our first Anarchist Book Fair. In a city with a vibrant history of working class struggle such as Hamilton, the Book Fair presents a unique opportunity for people coming together to network,learn and build community.
The Hamilton Anarchist Book Fair is a one day event being held at Westdale Secondary School at 700 Main St. West, just outside downtown. The day will kick off at 10am and go until 4pm. Radical bookstores, publishers and collectives will fill the cafeteria space of the school while the Hamilton Food Not Bombs chapter will be providing free vegetarian meals. Admission is free or by donation (pay what you can) and child care is provided.
Over 20 vendors have confirmed so far and we expect the number to grow as the date approaches. So far they include Exile Infoshop, Red and Black Notes, Upping the Anti, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP), Great Worm Express Distro, Empowerment Infoshop, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Insurgence Records, Rebel Time Records, Free Society Distro, Internationalist Notes and others.
We have three workshops featuring a number of experienced organizers and activists involved in a wide range of struggles.
11:15 – 12:30 – Fighting Back on the Job in the 21st century.
New workplaces and new forms of production require new ways of fighting back.