Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Time: noon to 5 pm
Location: Parc La Fontaine (outside/around Cultural Center Calixa-Lavallée)
Do you find yourself nostalgic for bookfairs, and the conversations and often inspiration that happen at them? Has the pandemic made you feel cut off from anarchists and/or anarchism? This gathering has the simple aim of encouraging us to refresh our connections to each other. To that end, we’re inviting distros to bring a blanket or table and chairs, and offer books, zines, or artwork (there’s no need to apply; just show up); we’ll be holding 2-3 facilitated conversations, and will have a time slot for self-organized discussions that day too; Food Against Fascism will be on hand with delicious eats; and we’re hoping to set aside a spot for a DIY grief altar (bring something to add).
More details to come closer to September 12! Mostly, though, this is our invitation to come socialize with other anarchists, in the best of do-it-ourselves ways, including beyond our usual friendship circles.
On a collective care note, we ask that everyone bring a mask (we’ll have some on hand too) and wear it when in close proximity to others at any point, unless they consent to going maskless. We also ask that everyone maintain good physical distancing and table/socialize in relatively small groups.
Montreal Anarchist Bookfair policies apply to this event, and if you’ve been asked not to attend the bookfair in the past, please don’t attend on September 12. For policy details, see https://www.anarchistbookfair.ca/.