Wednesday, 13 May 2009

final details for...

Saturday, MAY 16, 10am to 6pm
CEDA, 2515 rue Delisle
(near the Lionel-Groulx metro)

-> Part of the month-long Festival of Anarchy (May 2009).
-> Followed by a full day of Anarchist Presentations and Workshops (May 17, 2009).
-> Bring your kids! Kids activities and free childcare on-site.
-> For anarchists, allies, and those who are interested or curious about anarchism.
-> Free! Welcome to all!

[The main space is wheelchair accessible. For more information or to inquire about other accessibility needs, see our accessibility policy: or contact the collective.]

No gods, no masters; no bosses, no borders!
Curious about anarchism? Come check us out!



MAIN HALL: The Bookfair features over 100 booksellers, distributors, independent presses, zines and political groups from all over Montreal, Quebec and North America, and abroad (on May 16 only). This year’s out-of-town vendors come from Marseilla, Paris, Reims & La Bussière in France; Oakland, Portland, Chicago, Bloomington, Pittsburgh, New York City, New Jersey, Maine, Massachusetts & Vermont; Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Fredericton, Guelph, London Hamilton, Toronto, Kingston & Ottawa; Trois-Rivières, Drummondville, Saguenay-Lac St-Jean & Quebec City; and more! For a full list of vendors, visit:

Anarchism's Principles and Prefigurative Practices; Demanding the Impossible: Sharing Visions of Anarchism; What do Anarchists mean by decentralism and why do we advocate it? For workshop times and descriptions:

ART & ANARCHY: Art & Anarchy brings together the creations of dozens of anarchist-inspired artists and organizers. This year’s exhibition will include sculptures, paintings, posters, banners, murals, drawings, sound, installations and other multi-media forms. Art & Anarchy will be displayed over two days (May 16-17) at the CEDA, whose walls, hallways and stairwells will be transformed into an exhibition of our collective creativity and resistance. For full descriptions:

AUTONOMOUS MEDIA ROOM: Workshops include: Video Editing and Online Distribution; How to set up a live remote broadcast!; Guerilla Filmmaking 101; Alternative Media 101. More info here:

OUTDOORS: Breaking the Fourth Wall: Theatre Performation/Workshop; Every town needs a Radical Street Marching Band! (with the Chaotic Insurrection Ensemble) Info:

KIDZ ZONE: A program for kids and their parents. More info here:

FILM ROOM: The film program includes: From Beirut to those...who love us; Transitions; Une résistance oubliée (1954-1957), des libertaires dans la guerre d’Algérie; Tierra, Libertad, y Capitalismo; Tierra, Libertad, y Capitalismo; Shelter: A Squatumentary; Voix d'une église occupée; Un statut pour Kader; Homeless Nation Compilation; Montreal Independent Media Centre films; The Angry Brigade; Compilation Funambules Médias; I'm You, You're Me - Women Surviving Prison, Living With AIDS; Negotiating Sex in an Age of Panic. For full information:

ANARCHIST CABARET: The Bookfair is preceded on FRIDAY, MAY 16 by the Anarchist Cabaret at l’Alizé (900 Ontario est, métro Berri-UQAM). For the full line-up and more details:

The Bookfair is followed, on SUNDAY, MAY 17, 10am-5pm, by the Day of Anarchist Workshops and Presentations, including 12 workshops: The Crisis in Anarchist Publishing, Urban Struggles and Social Change, Anarchism and Ableism: Radical Disability Politics, Inclusion and Resistance, Understanding political criminalization using the experiences of Canada, Colombia and beyond; Women and political violence: The examples of Assata Shakur and Ann Hansen; Popular resistance and anarchist autonomy; Strategizing queer insurgency!: Re-centering marginalized queer issues from an anarchist perspective; Anti-capitalist organizing in the student milieu; Polinizaciones: A cross pollination of arts and activism with youth in Colombia; An anarcho-communist analysis of a costly crisis. As well, three discussions: Anarchist People of Colour Networking Session; Regional Infoshop Networking Session; Squatting: Legal considerations in occupying a building and our rights vis-à-vis the police. Full information, including descriptions:

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