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Aug. 6-7, 2022: Montreal Anarchist Bookfair

[Kersplebedeb will be tabling both days, along with lots of other great publishers, distros, and projects!]

The bookfair is back with two days of programming!

The Montreal Anarchist Bookfair – takes place in two buildings, which are across from each other: i) the Georges-Vanier Cultural Centre (CCGV) (2450, rue Workman) and ii) the CÉDA (2515, rue Delisle), an adult education and community centre based in Little Burgundy/St-Henri, across from the CCGV. Both are just a few minutes from Lionel-Groulx métro.

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Samedi | Saturday
Book sale
Kidz Zone
Grief and Rememberance Space
Chill Room/Care Space
Presentations :
-What happened to Prisoners' Justice Day? With the Prisoner Justice Day 2022 organizing collective
-Defend The Atlanta Forest: Info Session & Discussion, with members of the DTAF (Defend The Atlanta Forest) Movement
-NADA: revolutionary medicine, with the Hochelaga Community Acupuncture Clinic
- Life, the Universe, and Anarchy
- Capitalisme de surveillance et 4ème révolution industrielle, avec Le Projet Accompagnement Solidarité Colombie (PASC)
- Escaping Tomorrow's Cages, a presentation and brainstorming
discussion on how to combat Ontario's current prison expansion initiative, with prisoner solidarity organizers from Southern Ontario
- Building Ecosocialism from Below: Explorations on the Build and Fight Formula, with Kali Akuno from Cooperation Jackson
-Qubes for N00bs: an introduction to the security-focused Qubes operating system for anarchists
Intro au SITT-IWW, with members of the Industrial Workers of the World (SITT-IWW)
-Fuck the new migrant detention centre in Laval, with Solidarity Across Borders
- Sex Worker Movements, Mutual Aid & Solidarity Across Struggles, with members of Hamilton's Sex Worker Action Project, Maggie's Toronto Sex Workers Action Project, and Butterfly: Asian and Migrant Sex Worker Support Network
- Anarchist Librarian and Bookkeeper Meet & Greet! With D.I.R.A. Library
- The Algorithm: Demystifying data-driven AI
-Atelier de vélo communautaire BQAM-E

Dimanche | Sunday
Book sale
CKUT - 90.3 f.m.'s "Free Kick" hosted by Clara Swan-Kennedy: Live From the Bookfair: Interviews and Saturday recap!
Kidz Zone
Grief and Rememberance Space
Chill Room/Care Space
Presentations :
-Tenant Organizing 101, with members of the Organizing Committee of the Montreal Autonomous Tenants' Union
-10 ans après la grève : la place du nationalisme dans les luttes militantes
- On Microfascism and feminist antifiascism: a book talk, with Jack Bratich
- Know Your Landlord: Tools for Researching Landlords and Disrupting
Landlord Proptech
- Atelier d'anarchivage pour la création collective de mémoires et imaginaire anti-autoritaires
- NADA: revolutionary medicine, with the Hochelaga Community Acupuncture Clinic
- Non mixed skill-building workshop in French and English (no straight cis men): Anarchist Zine Making, with Zine Recipe
- Islam and Anarchism: Relationships and
Resonances – BIPOC and Anarchist Futurities and Decolonial Struggles Beyond Racial Capitalism and nation-States, with Mohamed Abdou
- Fences and drones and liberals-oh my! Rapid response encampment support in Toronto (or, If you think that tent looks messy, wait ‘til you see our organizing!)
- What is left of the Self at the end of the World?
- Adventure Capitalism: A History of Libertarian Exit, from the Era of Decolonization to the Digital Age, with Raymond Craib

The Montreal Anarchist Bookfair organizing collective acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka. The Kanien’kehá:ka are the keepers of the Eastern Door of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. The island called “Montreal” is known as Tiohtià:ke in the language of the Kanien’kehá:ka, and it has historically been a meeting place for other Indigenous nations, including the Algonquin peoples. The Anarchist Bookfair collective believes it’s not enough just to acknowledge the keepers of this land. We encourage everyone participating in the Bookfair to get informed and educated, and to actively resist colonialism and neo-colonialism in the many forms it takes, and in the diversity of forms that resistance can take too.