[Internationalist] Free concert tomorrow, amazing film Wednesday!
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Internationalist Books & Community Center
405 W Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Open 11 AM to 8 PM, Mon-Sat; 12 to 6 PM Sun
IN THIS EMAIL:
1) Free synth-pop concert: Snowglobe Explosion!
2) Film screening and discussion with filmmakers: "Trouble in the Water"!
3) New "Women of Color Writers" section!
4) more upcoming events at the store!
1) FREE SYNTH-POP CONCERT: SNOWGLOBE EXPLOSION!
TOMORROW, Saturday November 15th at 7 PM, here at Internationalist Books:
If you like your synth-pop raw and your performers theatrical, then
you are not going to want to miss Snowglobe Explosion on Nov. 15.
They've been stealing the show recently at venues in Carrboro and
Chapel Hill, and their appearance at Internationalist Books promises
to be no exception.
For more information on the band, visit www.myspace.com/snowglobeexplosion.
2) FILM SCREENING + DISCUSSION WITH FILMMAKERS: "TROUBLE IN THE WATER"
Coming up Wednesday, November 19th at 7 PM, here at Internationalist Books:
A young African-American man deals with racial alienation from within
his own community in this powerful short film that has been named an
official selection for both the Eugene International Film Festival and
the San Diego Black Film Festival, among others. "Trouble In The
Water" deals with complex subjects like self-mockery and racial
identity in a sensitive and localized manner, but still forces viewers
to think about the issue on a larger scale. The film has been aired
locally on PBS' Carolina Visions and Time-Warner's Second Cinema. Now
Internationalist Books & Community Center is not only pleased to
present the film, but to also have a Q&A session afterwards with
creators Jim McQuaid and Roger Edwards. Come out for an insightful
discussion on a challenging topic that does not get the regular
attention that it deserves.
3) NEW "WOMEN OF COLOR WRITERS" SECTION!
We've got a brand new section at the Internationalist focusing on
authors and writers who are women of color. Challenge yourself to
understand perspectives informed by intersecting oppressions
articulated by brilliant writers who live in the crosshairs of racism
and sexism. You'll find exciting titles of multicultural feminist and
womanist anthologies, African-American women's fiction, diverse
selections of poetry, drama, history, and a lot more, at affordable
prices. If you like Zora Neale Hurston, June Jordan, bell hooks,
Arundhati Roy, and other similar writers, stop by this month to check
out our new display!
4) MORE UPCOMING EVENTS!
All events take place at the Internationalist (405 W. Franklin St.)
unless otherwise noted.
WED 11/19, 7 PM: FILM SCREENING + DISCUSSION WITH FILMMAKERS: "TROUBLE
IN THE WATER"
TUES, 11/25, 6 PM: POLITICAL PRISON LETTER WRITING NIGHT
Join us at the Internationalist to support political prisoners froma
variety of radical struggles including black freedom, earth and animal
liberation, and other social movements. Info and addresses will be
available and snacks, envelopes, and stamps provided.
FRI, 11/28: BUY NOTHING DAY!
The yearly protest of consumerism, inspired by Adbusters magazine,
will feature a day of sharing skills and resources. We'll be open for
our regular hours, but no money will be exchanged. Help oppose the
brutally exploitative and wasteful consumer economy by boycotting the
biggest shopping day of the year and forging connections with other
like-minded people! More details to come soon.
SAT, 12/13: VOLUNTEER SHOWCASE!
This exciting event will feature performances by Internationalist
Books and Community Center volunteers! There will be everything from
music played on piano, banjo, and guitar to various other
performances. More info coming soon!
RADICAL MENTAL HEALTH COLLECTIVE
Join us every Sunday at 6 PM for the weekly meeting of the Radical
Mental Health Collective, Sundays at 6pm. This group provides
discussion and support for people around mental health issues, based
on a model developed by the Icarus Project (theicarusproject.net). For
more information, please email rileysparkles at gmail.com.
INTERNATIONALIST PRISON BOOKS COLLECTIVE
The Internationalist sponsors a program that sends free books and
literature to people incarcerated in Mississippi and Alabama. Since
2006 the Books to Prisoners collective has mailed educational
materials to thousands of prisoners, building solidarity with networks
of activists inside and out of prison agitating for justice and
alternatives to the prison system, while meeting a direct and urgent
need. There are many ways to get involved:
-Come fill requests at the weekly book-wrapping, which takes place
every Sunday from 1-4 PM at 218 N. Graham St. in Chapel Hill.
-DONATE books by dropping them off at the Internationalist!
Particularly in demand are dictionaries, thesauruses, African-American
history, culture, and fiction, self-help, Spanish language,
GED/education, and more (paperbacks only).
For more information, check out www.prisonbooks.info.
NEW LOCAL SKILLSHARE / FREE SKOOL!
Do you like to make stuff, learn things, and teach others? A local
Skillshare/DIY/Art Collective, Free Skool, Radical Event Bulletin, and
Space/Material/Tool Share is being formed. This is a way for local
creative types to find each other to make and do stuff together. There
are a lot of innovative, skilled, and imaginative people in this area.
Let's pool our knowledge, skills, and resources to exponentialize our
creative input and output. So if you want to make masks or soap or
vegan liqueurs or a rope ladder or a mud oven or collaged formal wear
or tamales or hula hoops or pretty much anything else, or find others
to play soccer or practice tai chi with, or host a workshop on blowing
glass or screen-printing, or organize a potluck or salon, or just put
out an idea to the community; check this thing out. This is a way to
get your desires out of your head and into the awareness of lots of
other like-minded local people. Let's get together for the artistic
and practical. This is completely non-commercial and local. The
website is http://people.tribe.net/papokha. (Please email
papokha at gmail.com to make postings or with any questions.)
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