[Internationalist] G20 teach-in TOMORROW! plus poetry, workshops, demo, more!
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Tue Sep 8 13:09:52 EDT 2009
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) TOMORROW: G20 Teach-in!
2) Friday: Poetry reading with Paula Keith
3) Saturday: G20 protest preparation workshops
4) Rally and Speak Out Against Racism and Hate Speech! (Mon 9/14, noon)
5) Wed, 9/16: Angela Davis speaks in Durham!
6) More upcoming events!
1) TOMORROW (WED 9/9, 7 PM): G20 TEACH-IN!
Who are the G20 countries? Why are they meeting in Pittsburgh this
month, and what is the meeting's significance? Why are activists from
Chapel Hill and around the country converging to protest, and what do
they hope to accomplish?
Find out answers to all of these questions and more at the G20
teach-in on Wednesday fom 7 to 8 PM at Internationalist Books! Local
radicals will discuss the history of the G20 meetings, the recent
history and current state of the counter-globalization movement, the
relationship of these summits to economic collapse and ecological
crisis, and some of the goals, messages, and tactics used by
protesters against the G20 meetings as well as what to expect in
Pittsburgh on September 24-25th. There will also be updates about
local anti-G20 organizing efforts and other upcoming events. If you're
considering attending the protests and want to get a more solid
background, or if you're just curious and want to learn about the
meeting and the issues behind it, don't miss this informative and
For more information, email triangleresists at gmail.com
2) FRI, 9/11, 7 PM: POETRY READING WITH PAULA KEITH!
Paula Keith is a local Chapel Hill activist, a poet, a write-in
presidential Candidate, publisher and pilot. She will be reading from
her latest collection of poems, A Terse Turn in Chapel Hill, follow-up
to her previous collection titled Paula's Pedantic Poetry. She
describes herself: "My writing poetry and short stories began in
mid-life mostly after the birth of my daughter Alexandra. The poems
are current and topical and drawn from a rich variety of life
circumstances and jobs. My latest work, 'A Terse Turn in Chapel Hill',
is about my home, life, love, politics and pain. Besides the upcoming
poetry reading, I am working on a play called The Blue Shark."
Paula can be contacted at paulakkeith at yahoo.com
3) SAT, 9/12, 1-6 PM: G20 PROTEST PREPARATION WORKSHOPS!
"Trainings for the Modern Troublemaker: a crash course in preparation
for the G20 protests"
Workshops topics will include general mass demonstration
preparedness/health and safety in the street, know your rights/legal
information, self-defense, moving in a bloc, street art, and more!
The workshops will take place from 1 to 6 PM on Saturday, September
12th in the Student Union Building on UNC-CH's campus. Email
triangleresists at gmail.com for details.
4) RALLY AND SPEAK OUT AGAINST RACISM AND HATE SPEECH! (MON 9/14, 12 NOON)
On Monday, September 14 at 12:00pm the UNC Protesters Defense
Committee will host a rally and press conference at the Peace and
Justice Plaza on the steps of the Chapel Hill Courthouse (Franklin
Street in front of the post office.) We invite community members to
gather to show support for student and community protesters who were
targeted by police and university administrators after the April
protests of Youth for Western Civilization.
UNC Senior Haley Koch, who was arrested following the protest against
racist, xenophobic politician Tom Tancredo, faces charges of
"disturbing the peace at an educational institution" and the six
protesters arrested at the Virgil Goode protest face charges for
"disorderly conduct." They will all go to court at 9am Monday. Come
out to show your support and raise your voice against police
repression of dissent, hate speech, and the violent anti-immigrant
rhetoric promoted by Youth for Western Civilization!
5) WED 9/16, 7 PM: ANGELA DAVIS IN DURHAM!
Critical Resistance invites you to celebrate freedom and possibility
with Angela Y. Davis: a reception benefitting national and local work
to abolish the prison industrial complex.
Wed Sept 16, 7pm - 9pm
121 Hunt Street
Durham, NC 27701
Please RSVP: durham at criticalresistance.org
For 11 years Critical Resistance has been organizing nationally to
abolish the prison industrial complex. Right now in Durham, unwilling
to accept the violence of detainment, imprisonment, policing and the
targeting of our communities, local organizations are collaborating to
grow sustainable and viable alternatives that keep us healthy and
safe. Please join us to celebrate the possibility of freedom and that
deep-rooted legacies of resistance that can bring us together to
transform the world.
For more information about Critical Resistance or to make a donation,
even if you can't join us on the 16th, visit www.criticalresistance.org.
6) MORE UPCOMING EVENTS!
MON, 9/21, 5:30 PM: OCRCC SEXUAL VIOLENCE TASK FORCE MEETING
Looking for a way to voice your concerns about sexual violence?
Looking for a way to become an activist against rape, sexual assault,
child sexual abuse and other forms of sexual violence? Join us! The
Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force of Orange County is a group of
volunteers dedicated to preventing sexual violence. Hosted by the
Orange County Rape Crisis Center (OCRCC) and Internationalist Books
(405 W Franklin St.) the task force is starting another round of
activism and needs your volunteer help! New volunteers are always
welcome. No previous experience in activism or victim advocacy needed.
Give a lot of time or just a little. Join us at the next meeting
September 21st at 5:30 PM at Internationalist Books. We'll be
discussing logos, listservs, websites, and community outreach. For
more information or just to be on our email list please email
Christine Hudelson at chudelson at ocrcc.org, or call 968-4647.
SAT, 9/26, 9 AM - 5 PM: IBOOKS TABLES AT NC PRIDE FESTIVAL!
Come celebrate LGBTQ pride with Internationalist Books at the 25th
annual NC Pride Festival! The festival, which takes place on Duke
University's East Campus in Durham, will feature tons of vendors,
community groups, performers, and thousands of LGBTQ North
Carolinians. Internationalist Books will host a table all day with a
unique selection of radical and progressive LGBTQ-themed books as well
as magazines, stickers, and more. Hope to see you there!
For more information on the NC Pride festival, please visit www.ncpride.org.
SUN, 9/27, 7:30 PM: *FABULOUS* DIY CONCERT! FEATURING JORDAN O'JORDAN,
DANE TERRY, AND GARY KOONCE
DON'T MISS the cutest, most finger-snapping show of the season, as
touring troublemaking troubadours Dane Terry and Jordan O'Jordan join
local marvel Gary Koonce for a night of melodious plucking, plinking,
strumming and humming!
Why is the Northwest so gray? Because all of the colors of the rainbow
radiate from JORDAN O'JORDAN, a charming and dapper songsmith who uses
banjo, autoharp, saw, and his lovely voice to soothe, storytell, and
seduce. He writes: "The songs come from imaginary conversations among
Kermit the Frog, Mama Cass, Coco Chanel, Pete Seeger, various old
flames who are now ghosts, neighborhood trees, new suitor ghosts, and
Dorothy Parker. And sometimes I listen to a lot of Jolie Holland while
these conversations are happening." Take a listen at
From the bleak Midwest, we are also honored to host one of the
quirkiest tune-slingers to ever pound the ivory, the inimitable DANE
TERRY. His arrestingly original anti-ballads - ranging in subject from
tragic love affairs between motorboats and submarines to imaginary
ill-conceived genetic engineering experiments gone horridly awry - are
equal parts fascinating, hilarious, heart-breaking, and deranged; by
his own admission, his piano playing and singing recalls "an
underwater saloon, or a zero-gravity ballroom waltz, or Stravinsky's
lost country-western songs." Tune in, if you dare, at
And finally, rounding out the festivities, we're elated to welcome
back the wildly talented GARY KOONCE, who blew us away last fall with
his stunningly powerful voice and evocative acoustic guitar strumming.
After developing his rich, resonant voice through extensive classical
training, he's set his sights on reinvigorating the American folk
singer/songwriter tradition by combining simple, evocative guitar with
stunning vocal reinterpretations of classic folk and gospel tunes as
well as compelling originals. Get a taste at
All of this musical bliss, and no cover charge! Please make a donation
to support the touring artists if you can, but above all don't miss
this incredible opportunity to experience the best of contemporary DIY
music! See you there!
WED, 9/30, 12 NOON: "SEXUALITY AND SOCIALISM" - AUTHOR READING WITH
Join us at the Internationalist for an exciting lunchtime talk with
Sherry Wolf about her book "Sexuality and Socialism: History,
Politics, and Theory of LGBT Liberation".
Wolf is a member of the Editorial Board of International Socialist
Review, Wolf has written articles on a variety of topics ranging from
the war in Iraq to the struggle of women to gain access to abortion.
Her latest book, "Sexuality and Socialism," published by Haymarket
Books, addresses both the history of the LGBT Liberation Movement as
well as the means by which we can achieve sexual equality. Read more
at http://www.haymarketbooks.org/product_info.php?products_id=1774 .
THURS, 10/1, 8 PM: BLINGO BANGO BINGO! PRISON BOOKS BENEFIT AT NIGHTLIGHT
It's time for drag bingo! Tons of fancy prizes, performances, and
vice-ridden gambling frenzy. Plus you get to feel good about
supporting our town's coolest prison abolitionist group.
$3 at the door
at the Nightlight
405 1/2 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill
WED, 10/7, 7 PM: REPORTBACK FROM THE G20 PROTESTS!
Join local activists from the Triangle as they report on their
experiences protesting the G20 meeting in Pittsburgh, PA over
September 24-25th. You'll hear speakers discuss what motivated them to
go, what kinds of preparations they undertook, what forms of
resistance took place, and glimpses into alternative visions of
society. The report back will be followed by discussion about how to
move forward locally in resisting capitalism and creating better worlds.
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).
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