The Atlanta Radical Book Fair is a gathering of writers, publishers, artists, activists, and community organizations from across the American South and beyond who share a commitment to creating revolutionary, grassroots social change. The inaugural fair will host panel discussions exploring themes such as the Black radical tradition, anti-racism, mass incarceration, queer resistance, and the role of visual art in social action. The book fair also feature an indoor market with books, zines, art, and other materials available from a variety of radical booksellers and community organizations.
Read below for a list of speakers, events, and participating organizations.
We’re Hir We’re Queer
On Our Own Authority! Publishing
Ad Astra Comix
Industrial Workers of the World (IWW Atlanta)
Atlanta Vintage Books
Saturday, 15 October 2016
12:15 – 1:00 PM
“Black Resistance and Armed Self-Defense in the American South,” featuring Modibo Kadalie and Akinyele Umoja.
1:15 – 2:00 PM
“Visual Art and Social Justice,” featuring Nicole Burton, Tim Short, and other speakers TBA.
2:15 – 3:00 PM
“Queer Resistance in the American South,” featuring Taliba Obuya, Mylo Mendez, and other speakers TBA.
3:15 – 4:00 PM
“Disempower, Disarm, Disband” hosted by A World Without Police, featuring Seyoum Bey, Camilo Torres, and other speakers TBA.
4:15 – 5:00 PM
“Political Prisoners and Resistance Behind Bars,” featuring Dhoruba bin Wahad and Watani Tyehimba.