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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Can you believe it’s the 10th one?! We’re excited to celebrate our big anniversary with those of you who’ve shared in this tradition all these years, and with those of you who are joining in for the first time!

We’re cooking up a Book Fair that you can really sink your teeth into, and we’re not just talking about the free food that our chefs will be serving up all day. Our line-up of speakers and workshops are sure to sate your intellectual appetite. And of course there will be an abundance of books to peruse, brought to you by Anarchist publishers like AK Press, PM Press, Black Powder Press, and more. We are in the process of confirming many publishers that are new to us, such as On Our Own Authority publishing. So many groups that are new to our Book Fair will be tabling. And just in time to wrap up your holiday shopping, if you’re into that kind of thing. There will even be a gift wrapping station, using old Anarchist newspapers! And as always, the Kid’s Corner will have activities for the littles all day. As the event draws nearer, we’ll post the schedule for the bus that will bring you directly to us. Attendance is free of charge.

This year‘s theme is Anti-Authoritarianism, as we wish to explore what we see as the root of our social, and by extension our environmental, ills. We want to help shine a light on the way Authoritarianism is playing out in the world at large, and how it relates to our social movements and to us as individuals. We also want to celebrate and keep the flame burning in the long-standing Anarchist tradition of fierce and courageous resistance to Authoritarianism.

With all that being said, we’re excited to announce our keynote speaker, Bruce Levine, who will be talking about his book, Resisting Illegitimate Authority: A Thinking Person’s Guide to Being An Anti-Authoritarian — Strategies, Tools and Models!

We’ll also be hosting Crimethinc, authors of books such as Work, No Wall They Can Build, and From Democracy to Freedom, and Kristian Williams, author of Our Enemies In Blue, and Between The Bullet and the Lie. Stay tuned for more details on their presentations.

Workshops will include a Crash Course In Critical Thinking, and an Interactive Exploration of Freedom.

There’s still time and space for more presentations and workshops so feel free to hit us up with your ideas! You can private message us here on Facebook or email us at humboldtgrassroots@riseup.net. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the Book Fair!