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March 2020

Fat, Pretty, and Soon to Be Old: Kimberly Dark @ Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Kimberly Dark is an award-winning storyteller, so this event promises to be really great. She will be reading from her new book Fat, Pretty, and Soon to Be Old—a moving, funny, and startlingly frank collection of personal essays about what it means to look a certain way. Or rather, certain ways. Navigating Kimberly Dark's experience of being fat since childhood—as well as queer, white-privileged, a gender-conforming "girl with a pretty face," active then disabled, and inevitably aging—each piece blends storytelling…

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“Reflections on BLACK BLOC, WHITE RIOT Today” @ Wooden Shoe Books, Philadelphia

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wooden Shoe Books & Records, 704 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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Author AK Thompson in conversation with Kim Kelly This year marks the tenth anniversary of AK Thompson’s classic book Black Bloc, White Riot. Join AK Thompson and Kim Kelly for a lively discussion to consider what has changed—and what hasn’t—since the book was first released. How have street-level political confrontations evolved in the Trump era, and what can we learn from our past?

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February 2020

Contradictions of White Middle Class Dissent: Revisiting “Black Bloc/White Riot” in the Age of Trump @ Incite Seminars, Philadelphia

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Incite Seminars, 111 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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AK Thompson’s classic Black Bloc, White Riot (2010) offered a provocative account of the anti-globalization protests that emerged in 1999 and outlined the effect of the movement on the white, middle-class kids who were swept up in it over the following decade. The book has been called “a manifesto” by George Katsiaficas (author of Subversion of Politics) and “important stuff” by Bernardine Dohrn of Weather Underground fame. Ten years after its first publication, the lessons of the political moment Thompson…

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Beyond Survival: Launch @ Seattle Public Library

February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Seattle Public Library, 1000 4th Ave.
Seattle, CA 98104 United States
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Join us for the Seattle launch of Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement with editors Ejeris Dixon and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, and contributors Shira Hassan and Mimi Kim. Accessibility info: The space is wheelchair accessible including for powerchairs and scooters. We will maintain clear pathways so that mobility device users can move freely through the space. There are several multi-stall all gender restrooms and one all gender single stall restroom adjacent. So that community members with chemical…

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Beyond Survival: Los Angeles Launch @ Skylight Books

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
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Join us for the Los Angeles book launch for Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement, featuring readings and discussion by/with editors Ejeris Dixon Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, and LA-based contributors Raquel Laviña and Amita Swadhin. Access info: Skylight Books is wheelchair accessible, including for powerchairs and scooters. There are gender neutral, accessible bathrooms on site. So that folks with chemical disabilities, asthma and other chronic illnesses can attend, we ask folks to leave off wearing perfume, cologne…

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January 2020

Beyond Survival: Bay Area Launch @ Pegasus Books

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pegasus Books, 2349 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Join us for the Bay Area launch of Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement! With readings and conversation by/with editors Ejeris Dixon and Leah Piepzna-Samarasinha and contributors Elisabeth Long and Elena Rose (Trans Lifeline) with more TBA. Book signing to follow! Access info: Pegasus Books is wheelchair accessible including powerchairs. There is a chairlift to the event area that holds manual chairs, power chairs and scooters. So that people with chemical disabilities, asthma and other chronic…

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December 2019

AK Press & Authors @ Humboldt Anarchist Book Fair

December 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Dr.
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
Free

Can you believe it’s the 10th one?! The organizers of the Humboldt Anarchist Book Fair are excited to celebrate their 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! They're cooking up a Book Fair that you can really sink your teeth into (not just talking about the free food being served up all day!). Our line-up of speakers and workshops are…

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Nora Samaran @ WestM (Corvallis, OR)

December 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WestM, 101 NW 23rd St
Corvallis, OR 97330 United States
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CW: Discussion will cover topics of rape culture, white supremacy, violence, and gaslighting. We will have a trained advocate from CARDV (Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence) available at this event for folks in need. Join us for a conversation with Nora Samaran as she discusses her book, Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture,  in dialogue with Alex Riccio. As Nora Samaran writes, “violence is nurturance turned backwards.” In its place, she proposes “nurturance culture” as…

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You Don’t Owe Anyone Pretty: Kimberly Dark @ CounterPulse, San Francisco

December 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CounterPulse, 80 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
$15

In this powerful storytelling event, award-winning performer Kimberly Dark shares stories from her new book, Fat, Pretty, and Soon to Be Old (AK Press, 2019), in order to remind us: “You don’t owe anyone pretty,” and “We are creating the world, even as it creates us.” In a moving and hilarious show, Dark invites her audience to live in the experience of the body, not the appearance of the body. Drawing from her own experience as a fat, queer, white-privileged,…

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AK Press & Authors @ Howard Zinn Book Fair, San Francisco

December 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
$5

The Howard Zinn Book Fair is an annual celebration of people’s history, past, present and future. We gather together authors, zinesters, bloggers and publishers for a day of readings, panel discussions and workshops exploring the value of dissident histories towards building a better future. In the spirit of the late historian Howard Zinn, the Book Fair recognizes the stories of the ways that everyday people have risen to propose a world beyond empires big and small. This is a non-sectarian…

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