Archive: Bookfair 2012

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Today’s events – Sunday

 Come on down for a delicious Mondragon brunch from 11-2. Tables and workshops start at noon, and at 2 pm author Nik Barry-Shaw will be speaking about his recent book Paved With Good Intentions: Canada’s NGOs from Idealism to Imperialism

Saturday, 22 September 2012anarchist_bookfair_mockup#1-2012

Book Fair Today!

 Come on down to 91 Albert and environs today. Tablers and workshops start at 11 and the car free day street fest starts at noon. Jerome Raza from Quebec speaks about the Quebec student movement at 5 in Urban Forest at 93 Albert.

We will have both outdoor and indoor events unless it rains.
There’s more tomorrow, too!

Wednesday, 12 September 2012


Friday Sept. 21
7:30pm Panel Discussion
“Books that Rocked My World” panel at Mondragon

Saturday Sept. 22
11 am – 5 pm Tabling
Book fair tables outside in the lot at Albert St and Bannatyne Ave, weather permitting, or in the Rudolph Rocker Cultural Centre on the 3rd floor of the A-Zone at 91 Albert.11 am – 4:30 pm Workshops
Workshops will be held at the A-Zone at 91 Albert.
11- 12:30 – Community gardening with Rod K.
11-12:30 – Building solidarity against bosses and landlords
1 – 2:30 – Anarchy and education
3 – 4:30 – Discussion on activist burn out with FemRev3 pm Film Screening
Our Common Roots

5 pm Quebec Student Movement Keynote
In the Urban Forest cafe at 93 Albert St,  Jerome Raza will talk about the Quebec student movement and combative unionism. This is part of a cross-Canada speaking tour organized by Prairie Struggle of Regina.

Sunday Sept. 23
11 am – 2 pm Brunch
At Mondragon.  $15.

12 – 4 pm Tabling
Book fair tables outside in the lot at Albert St and Bannatyne Ave, weather permitting, or in the Rudolph Rocker Cultural Centre on the 3rd floor of the A-Zone at 91 Albert.

12 – 1:30 Workshops
1. Yoga with Nikki
2. Deconstructing Masculinity with Graham

2 pm Keynote
Talk by guest author Nik Barry-Shaw about his recent book Paved With Good Intentions: Canada’s NGOs from Idealism to Imperialism

Monday, 10 September 2012

September 22 – World Car Free Day Street Fest

A street festival!  Giant board games!  Entertainment!  Car Free!

The street festival runs from 12-4 pm on Saturday September 22 on Albert Street.  In case of rain, the music and presentation will be inside at Urban Forest at 93 Albert Street.

12:30 Music by Süss and friends
1:30 presentation by Steve Langston on his bike tour of Manitoba
2:00 workshop by Urban Eatin’ on building planters
2:30 music by Billy Cromb
3:30 music by John K Samson

Saturday, 8 September 2012

“Books that Rocked My World” Panel

Friday evening Sept 21, 7:30pm
“Books that Rocked My World” panel of local activists talk about the books that opened their minds, inspired them to new visions, and motivated them to action!   (to be held in Mondragon, or the Rocker)    Co-hosted by Karen of CKUW’s “Mud & Water” and Dave of UMFM’s “Red Waters.”Panelists: Marie Baker, Shelagh Pizey-Allen, Colin Smith

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Workshop Descriptions

Saturday Sept. 22
11 am – 12:30 pm 

Community Gardening

This workshop will provide some reflections on our efforts to promote community gardening in South Osborne. We will start with the basic questions of why we should promote it and how we might best frame this community activity to engage our neighbours. We will then review the various types of land tenure and land use which range from gardening in your own back yard to the promotion of community common gardens and consider the underlying assumptions of property, usufruct rights, and common property. We will review the logistical steps of locating land, gaining permission to use it, applying for funds, and some of the best ways to gain support from the many stakeholders in the neighbourhood. We will discuss the various operational approaches that have been applied to harness support and involvement in these projects and discuss the practical issues of what kinds of resources and infrastructure help strengthen them. Finally we will touch upon how a loose network of cooperative support sand affiliation is being cultivated by Transition Winnipeg and other community groups. 

11 am – 12:30 pm 
Building Solidarity Against Bosses and Landlords

with Ste.-Ste. This will be a discussion on forming a local group based on the Seattle solidarity network model.

1 – 2:30 pm 
Anarchy and Education

With Heather & Pat. this will look at educating within and without the institutional system.

3 – 4:30 pm 

Discussion on activist burn out 
Facilitated by FemRev and Cop Watch
Sunday Sept. 23

12 – 2 pm

Intro to Circuits
Learn some basic electronics theory and how to solder, Participants will leave with a small amplified speaker suitable for mp3 players, cell-phones or even an instrument practice amplifier.
Also from 12 – 1:30 pm
Hungover Yoga
Nikki will provide the mats and lead the session.  Hangover not mandatory.

**Note: The Acting Like Men workshop that was planned for Sunday afternoon was cancelled, while the Introduction to Circuits workshop has been brought back in a new time slot and now is planned to take place from 12-2 on Sunday.**

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Tablers & Workshops

Briarpatch Magazine
Geez Magazine
MollyMeow Productions
Kustom Kulture
Fernwood Publishing
Organic Planet 
Junto Local 91 Radical Lending Library and Distro 
Communist Party
Flora and Farmer
New Socialist Collective
Romulus + Remus
Food for Folks
The Night Nurses
AK Press
Of Course You Can! Distro
Prairie Struggle Organization
Dark Parlour Magazine
Flatlanders Soap Co
Community Gardening with Rod K.
Electronics with Graham
Yoga with Nikki
Self Publishing A Guide Book with Steve Langston
A discussion on activist burn-out with FemRev
Urban Eatin’
Deconstructing Masculinity
Hollow Reed film screening…and more to come!



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