I got into radical politics the same way many people get into drugs or weird sex: college. Specifically Boston University, and I’m proud to say my former stomping grounds will be the site of this year’s Boston Anarchist Bookfair for two days starting this Sunday, November 23. Having witnessed my peers fighting against a reluctant administration for gender-neutral housing and investment transparency, and having marched to take back the night from sexual aggressors, I’m just tickled to see such a rad event at my alma mater.
Contrary to popular belief, anarchy does not mean chaos, and these folks have for years organized a fun, interesting, and provocative free program. Bookstores and organizations from across the country will be selling and giving away radical literature, patches, posters, flags, and pins that point to overlooked histories and brighter futures. Workshops will cover subjects like resistance to police, an analysis of the uprising in Syria, radicalizing your campus, punk rock, and papermaking.
And if that’s not enough, there’s free lunch too.
FOR INFO CHECK BOSTONANARCHISTBOOKFAIR.ORG
FREE RADICAL: HAPPY BANNED BOOKS WEEK
FREE RADICAL: ‘ASSATA: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY’
FREE RADICAL: A CRISIS OF MEDIA LITERACY
FREE RADICAL: THE OTHER AMAZON JUNGLE