**This event is FREE and open to the public!**
The Atlanta Radical Book Fair is a gathering of radical left writers, publishers, artists, activists, and community organizations from across the American South and beyond. This year, the fair will host panel discussions on a variety of topics related to the history, culture, and activism of Black, brown, queer, and working class communities. The Atlanta Radical Book Fair also features an indoor market with tables from publishers, artists, booksellers, and community organizations.
Last year, our inaugural book fair was a success beyond all expectations. Thank you to everyone who made this possible. We are very excited to return to the AARL again this year. Stay tuned for more program information!
Featuring tables from: AK Press, Charis Books, Firestorm Books, On Our Own Authority!, PM Press, Haymarket Books, Atlanta Vintage Books, A World Without Police, We’re Hir We’re Queer, and more!
Schedule of Events, Saturday, Oct 14
(More to come! Stay tuned!)
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
“Black Power and Community Self-Defense: Then and Now.”
A discussion of black Community Self-Defense from the 1906 Atlanta race riots to the present day, featuring:
– Akinyele Umoja (author of “We Will Shoot Back”),
– Modibo Kadalie (author of “Internationalism, Pan-Africanism, and the Struggle of Social Classes”)
– Haroun Wakil (organizer with the West End Street Groomers)
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
“Afrocentrism and Afro-futurism in the Visual Arts”
Dawud Anyabwile (illustrator of Brotherman Comics), Makeda Lewis (author and illustrator of Avie’s Dreams), and celebrated Afrofuturist painter Tim Short will share their work and discuss the role of visual arts in resistance movements and the struggle for social freedom.
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Taking Back Queer: Pride and Beyond
Speakers Taryn Jordan, Britt Bailey Dunn, and Sara Khaled will address the co-optation of gay identity by capitalism and consumer culture, and how to fight back against that co-optation through radical projects.
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Speakers will address the legacy of fascism in America, discuss the rich history of anti-fascist activity, and lay out strategies for confronting and resisting fascism during the Trump era and beyond