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(en) Canada, Reminder: Deadline for Workshop and Presentation Proposals for Montreal's Anarchist Bookfair Feb. 15 2007]

Date Wed, 31 Jan 2007 10:06:43 +0200


1. Seeking workshop and presentation proposals for Montreal's 8th Anarchist Bookfair 2. Guidelines 3. Your Proposal 4. Previous Workshops (2005, 2006) 5. Deadline 6. Contact
1. Seeking workshop and presentation proposals for Montreal's 8th Anarchist Bookfair CALLOUT for workshops and presentations at Montreal's 8th Anarchist Bookfair (May 19, 2007) and Day of Workshops (May 20, 2007) Deadline for proposals is February 15, 2007! The Montreal Anarchist Bookfair collective is currently planning the next Anarchist Bookfair (our eighth in a row!). This year's bookfair will take place on Saturday, May 19, 2007, to be followed on Sunday, May 20, 2006 by a full day of anarchist-themed presentations, panels, debates and workshops. In the past, the bookfair collective has received more than 50 workshop proposals, of which we could only accept some (due to space limitations).

We invite you to send your proposals again this

year, keeping in mind the following guidelines:


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* 2. Guidelines *
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* Proposals for the Day of Workshops (Sunday) should address an anarchist-themed topic in some
depth, and should be intended for people who are already familiar with anarchism, or might
identify as anarchists. The collective will accept between 10 to 15 workshops.

* Workshop proposals for the bookfair day (Saturday) should be introductory workshops to
anarchism, or an aspect of anarchism, and should be aimed at people who
are curious about, or new to, anarchist ideas. These workshops should be
accessible to non-anarchists. The collective will accept 6 introductory workshops.

* Workshops can be proposed to take place in French, English or another
language, but the bookfair collective will ensure that at least half of
all workshops are in French-only. The bookfair collective will organize
whisper translation into English and French for all workshops.

* The bookfair collective will strive to have at least one-half of all workshops presented by
people who identify as women.

* The bookfair collective especially encourages workshop proposals by
individuals who identify as women, indigenous, people of colour, working
class, poor, people with disabilities, trans and/or queer.

* Please consult the bookfair principles, which guide the organizing of
the bookfair as an event, including workshop selection. The principles are available at:
http://anarchistbookfair.taktic.org/principles.html

* We have also included below the workshops that have been accepted in the
previous two years. We indicate these topics to provide individuals
proposing workshops with an idea of the kinds of workshops that have been
accepted in the past (and might be accepted again) and to indicate the
workshop topics that have yet to be proposed for consideration by the collective.

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* 3. Your proposal *
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1. Provide a title for your workshop. Choose a title that is self-explanatory.

2. Identify whether your workshop is for Saturday (intro) or Sunday (in-depth).

3. Provide a short (75 words max.) description of your workshop.

4. Provide a one-line description of the individual or group
presenting the workshop. If you are proposing a panel, please provide a
one-line biography for each participant.

5. Provide a longer description -- as long as you need ? to describe
your proposal. This longer description will be read by the bookfair
collective to help us decide which proposals to accept.

6. Indicate any audio-visual or space needs in your proposal.

7. Indicate if your attendance is contingent on funding. Our funding
is very limited, but in the past, on rare occasions, we have considered
funding out-of-town speakers, in certain cases.

8. Provide a contact e-mail AND phone number.

Keep in mind that your title, short workshop description and one-line biography will be used for
publicity purposes if your workshop is chosen, so please provide clear and explanatory
descriptions. Keep in mind too that workshops can be no longer than 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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* 4. Deadline *
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The DEADLINE for all workshop proposals submitted by e-mail to
anarchistbookfair@taktic.org is:
February 15, 2007 (no exceptions).

Alternatively, proposals can be mailed to: Montreal Anarchist Bookfair,
1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest, Suite 204, Montréal, Québec, H3G 1N1, CANADUH.
The DEADLINE for mailed proposals is February 5, 2007 (post-mark).

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* 5. Previous Workshops
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2005
- Deschooling: Getting society out of school
- Twenty-First Century Anarchisms
- Building an Anarchist Movement: Lessons Past and Present
- An Introduction to Anarcho-Communism.
- The History of Anarchism in Quebec.
- Anarchism Also Means Organization: A look at the methods of anarchist organization.
- Cogitateurs Agitateurs: Free Information
- The Environment: Neither for, nor against!
- Fight or Walk: Anarchists in the struggle for public transportation
- From Sacco & Vanzetti to the Patriot Act: Breaking the enclosing fascist circles
- A History & Self-Criticism of the Vancouver Squeegee Council
- Feminism and the anti-patriarchal struggle in the anarchist milieu
- The Anarchist Black Cross and Political Prisoner Support
- Building a "Canadian" Decolonization Movement: The Practice of Active Solidarity & Mutual
Self-determination
- Fighting unionism as a practice for
- History of Struggle: A guided tour of Montreal's Southwest
- Anarchist Organization
- Another Take on Direct Action: the PASC in Colombia, from macro-economy to active participation
in peasant civil resistance
- Anarchy On Your Plate: Challenging Industrial Food Production
- Anarchism, Power and Borders: Fighting capitalism, patriarchy and imperialism in immigration
policies and in our own movements
- Politicize Yer Pride: Tactics and Strategy for Queer Anarchists

2006
-Anti-Authoritarian Approaches to Sexual Assault
-Anarchists and Self-Defense
-Autonomia y autogestion en el zapatismo
-Return to the Spanish Civil War
-Anarchist and Anti-Imperialist Lessons of the Weather Underground
-Anarchists and the law: When to fight in the courts and when to walk
away
-No Gods, No Masters: Atheism and contemporary anarchism
-Liberals or Libertines? A Radical Feminist Analysis of Couples in the
Militant Milieu
-"Revolutionaries who Tried to Think:" The Sojourner Truth Organization
and its Legacy for Anarchists Today
-Mental Health and Mutual Aid in the Anarchist Milieux
-Solidarity with the Communities of CIPO-RFM in Oaxaca; living the
Magonist Utopia
-Space to dwell: Situating humans and autonomy

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* 6. Contact information *
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If you have other ideas for the bookfair or Festival of Anarchy, don't hesitate to get in touch
with a proposal! Contact us to to receive regular updates and announcements by e-mail.

post : Montreal Anarchist Bookfair
1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest, Suite 204
Montréal, Québec, H3G 1N1
CANADUH
web: http://anarchistbookfair.taktic.org
email: anarchistbookfair@taktic.org
tel: 514-859-9090 (messages only)

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