The Humboldt Anarchist Bookfair (1611 Peninsula Dr, Manila, CA) on Saturday December 14th features a full day of workshops on a variety of topics, guest speakers, and great deals on independent and hard-to-find books and zines. Bring your kids to play at the Kid’s Corner and enjoy some delicious local food while meeting people who are working to make our community and the world a more revolutionary place.
The 6th Humboldt Anarchist Bookfair on Saturday December 14th is tomorrow! Here’s a sneak peek of some of the authors who will be speaking at this awesome event:
Iain Boal is author of *West of Eden: Communes and Utopia in Northern California,” a book that explores the deep historical roots of collective life on rural communes of Mendocino and Sonoma, as well as communal households of the Black Panthers in Oakland, and the Native American occupation of Alcatraz
James Davis is an Irish writer and film maker based in California. He is co-author of “Catastrophism,” a book that explores the politics of apocalypse on the left and right—and examines why the lens of catastrophe can distort our understanding of the dynamics at the heart of these numerous disasters—and fatally impede our ability to transform the world. His documentary films include Meeting Room, Safety Orange, and Autonomy and a Song.
Peter McCoy is co-founder of Radical Mycology, a movement and social philosophy based on accessibly teaching the importance of mushrooms and other fungi for personal, societal, and ecological health.
Radical Mycology is based on the belief that the lifecycles of fungi and their interactions in nature serve as powerful learning tools for how humans can best relate to each other and steward the world they live in.
Booksellers and organizations that will be at the Humboldt Anarchist Bookfair include:
- PM Press
- AK Press
- Slingshot Magazine/Organizer
- People’s Action for Rights and Community
- Women’s Resource Center
- Rhizome Infoshop
- Arcata Pirate Radio
- Black Riders Liberation Party
- Industrial Workers of the World
- Raven Project
- Redwood Curtain Copwatch
- Food Not Bombs
- Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
- Giant Squid Print Collective
- Community Bike Kitchen (bring your bike and learn to fix it!)
- Emma Center
- Little Black Cart
- Sacramento Prisoner Support
Here’s the workshop schedule:
|Workshop Room 1||Workshop Room 2|
|12:00 pm Ninason: Yurok Special Places with Jene McCovey: Yurok Elder speaks about Yurok tradition, ceremony, and special places||12:00 pm Sacramento Prisoner Support: Marie Mason and Eric McDavid update, and how to more effectively grow a culture of resistance that can breach the prison walls and sustain the activist community long term|
|1:00 pm Radical Mycology with Peter McCoy: Rad. Mycology is a movement and social philosophy based on teaching the importance of mushrooms and other fungi for personal, societal, and ecological health||1:00 pm Building Solidarity for Prisoners’ Struggle to End Torture in CA Prisons: Learn about the historic Pelican Bay hunger strike that spread across California as part of the strugge to end long-term solitary confinement and how you can show solidarity with the prison abolition movement
|2:00 pm Radical Mycology (continued) is based on the belief that the lifecycles of fungi and their interaction in nature serve as powerful learning tools for how humans can best relate to each other and steward the world they live in||2:00 pm Dismantling Patriarchy discussion: All are welcome to a discussion on the powerful impacts of patriarchy and what changes we can make in our communities and selves to confront gender-based oppression. Facilitators: Women’s Reource Center and others|
|3:00 pm Organized Labor panel: IWW members and local Eureka waterfront, nursing, construction and grocery workers discuss experiences working and organizing on the job|
|4:00 pm Regional Earth Defense panel: discussion with Umatilla megaload anti-fracking acitvists, Cascadia Forest Defense, Will and Warbler from Little Lake Valley (threatened by Willits Bypass), and local Strawberry Rock tree-sitters from Trinidad. Bring some questions for Q+A!||4:00 pm West of Eden: Communes and Utopia in Northern California with author Iain Boal explores the deep historical roots of collective life on rural communes of Mendocino and Sonoma, as well as communal households of the Black Panthers in Oakland, and the Native American occupation of Alcatraz|
|5:00 pm Catastrophism: The Apocalyptic Politics of Collapse and Rebirth with author James Davis: explores the politics of apocalypse–on the left and right, in the environmental movement–and examines why the lens of catastrophe can distort our understanding of the dynamics at the heart of there numerous disasters–and fatally impede our ability to transform the world.||5:00 pm Black Riders Liberation Party from Oakland shows documentary “Let Em Hear Ya Comin,” which highlights the tactic of Confrontational Politics as used by the Black Riders|
FREE TO ALL! Please donate generously.
P.S. We’re gonna smash a symbol of patriarchal oppression at the Afterparty at the Ink Annex in Eureka.
Bus times: Departs Arcata 9:20 am. Next bus leaves Manila to Arcata at 6:15 pm. Departs 5th and D Eureka @ 9:48 am, leaves manila to Eureka at 5:30 pm.
From Eureka: Take 255/Samoa Bridge and go right towards Arcata. Turn Left on Peninsula Drive, Manila Community Center is .5 miles on your left
From Arcata: Go south on 255/Samoa Blvd for 3 miles. After you pass Lupin, take a right on Pacific Ave (becomes Peninsula Dr). Manila Community Center will be on your right