[Internationalist] G20 teach-in TOMORROW! plus poetry, workshops, demo, more!

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Internationalist Books & Community Center
405 W Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
919.942.1740
Open 11 AM to 8 PM, Mon-Sat; 12 to 6 PM Sun
www.internationalistbooks.org

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  
exciting event!

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
New Horizons
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  
http://www.myspace.com/jordanojordanmusic.

 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  
http://www.myspace.com/daneterry.

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  
http://www.myspace.com/garysings.

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  
SHERRY WOLF
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.


ONGOING EVENTS:

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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