Call for Workshops/Presentations Application Deadline is January 15th, 2018 @ Midnight

We are living through dark times. Now arguably more so than ever before apocalypse seems easier to imagine than liberation. From the everyday intensification of ecological crisis and capitalist immiseration to the strengthening of far-right political forces, we are up against a lot. Responding to this reality, we are hoping to bring together radicals and revolutionaries from throughout the region and beyond to strengthen existing relationships and build new networks. We want to chat about ways to foster a resilient movement, engage with controversy and critical debate, and discus strategy, direction, and future possibilities.

Acknowledging the importance of putting thought into practice, an emphasis will be placed on hosting workshops, presentations, and discussions that are grounded in and relevant to concrete struggle. We are looking for workshops that will appeal to a spectrum of experience – introductory presentations geared to those new to anarchist ideas, histories, and practices, as well in-depth discussions that grabble with the nuances, complexities, and contradictions of anarchy.

We invite you to send us a proposal for a workshop, presentation, or discussion that you’d like to run. Proposals must be submitted by Midnight on January 15th 2018 and include the following information:

  • Tentative Title
  • Description (500 words or less)
  • Facilitator Bio (250 words or less)
  • Ideal Length (e.g. 1 hour, 2 hours, etc.)
  • Material/Equipment Requirements (e.g. projector, chart paper, photocopies etc.)

Our anarchism is not exclusively that of old dead white men, and we hope to solicit content that reflects this. Some of the topics we’d be excited to see proposed include: anarchist engagements with anti-fascism and strategies for confronting the far right; anarchism, decolonization, and indigenous resistance; confronting gentrification; fighting against white supremacy and building an anti-racist anarchism; class struggle and intersectionality; anarcha-feminism, queer anarchism, and centering gender; prison abolition and community-based justice; debates on approaches, tactics, and strategies of anarchism; anarchist struggles abroad and lessons to be drawn.

These are just suggestions and proposals do not need to be limited to these topics, so please get in touch with your ideas! Proposals and any questions can be sent to steelcitybookfair@riseup.net.

Workshop Application Form

Workshop proposals for the 2018 Steel City Anarchist Bookfair have closed.