13th Annual ­Victoria Anarchist Bookfair, ­September 22nd & 23rd

›› Allan Antliff

The Victoria Anarchist Bookfair ­collective is pleased to announce our 13th annual bookfair at the Fernwood ­Community Centre, 1240 Gladstone Avenue, Unceded Lekwungen Territory, September 22nd and 23rd (doors open at 11:00am on Saturday and Sunday). This year’s ­bookfair features author/artist Gord Hill (Kwakwaka’wakw nation) who is launching his latest ­publication, The Antifa Comic Book: 100 Years of Fascism and Antifa ­Movements; Tsastliqualus Ambers, Ma’amtagila ­grandmother and Indigenous rights activist from Yalis (Alert Bay), who will speak on the indigenous-led, all-women’s Wild Salmon Matriarch Camp’s protests outside the offices of B.C. Premier John Horgan and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans; historian Eryk Martin (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) on “Anarchism, Activism, and the Vancouver Five, 1967-1984”; and Mel Bazil (Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’en Origins) who will give a workshop on “Indigeneity, Decolonization, ReIndigenization, and Anarchism.” We’ll also have workshops on ­Therapeutic Touch, Knowing Your Rights at Work, and a ‘report-back’ from an activist who recently visited anarchist-held territories in Northern Syria (The Democratic Federation of Northern Syria). Tablers include PM Press, Camas Books, Little Black Cart, Between the Lines Press, and many more!

All are welcome and we have a kid’s space to entertain the toddlers! Come out, socialize, share, and learn!

More information is available at ­victoriaanarchistbookfair.ca.