Monthly Archives: January 2014

Calling for Acts and Pies! The Internationalist Cabaret is Coming February 28th!

Last year’s Internationalist Cabaret & Pie Auction Benefit was a blast – and it was a huge support to the financial ability of Internationalist to keep the doors open for another yeaibooks-sticker-logo-through-the-heart-of-the-south1.bmpr of important programs, events, and resources. We loved it so much, we’re doing it again! We’ll be working with our friends at The Nightlight to return to their awesome space on February 28th to put on a show that rivals last year’s.

Join us in this new tradition to celebrate our amazing community, to support the work of Internationalist Books and Community Center, and to celebrate the life of Bob Sheldon by presenting an award in his memory.  We want puppet shows, dances, music, stand-up acts, skits…

We are now seeking acts for the cabaret and bakers for pies! If you are interested in participating, let us know at ibooks (at) internationalistbooks.org.

We will also be announcing this year’s recipient of the Bob Sheldon Award at the Cabaret, as we did last year. We love celebrating Bob’s life and vision in the company of so many friends and community members. We are taking nominations from the membership and volunteer collective now, and we look forward to announcing the award in February.

 

Beyond Self-Care: The Subversive Potential of Care

selfcarepresentation and discussion:

Friday, January 10, 7 pm, Fellowship Hall, 719 North Mangum, Durham

Beyond Self-Care: The Subversive Potential of Care

In activist circles and beyond, it has become commonplace to speak of self-care, taking for granted that the meaning of this expression is self-evident. But “self” and “care” are not static or monolithic; nor is “health.” How has this discourse been colonized by capitalist values? Contributors to the recent zine Self as Other: Reflections on Self-Care will present on the political dimensions of care, illuminating how it can serve oppressive or revolutionary purposes. Taking the self as an object of political struggle, this discussion will ask how health and resistance are linked, and what forms of care might be be able to subvert systems of power.

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Really Really Free Market This Saturday!

freemarketThe Really Really Free Market
Saturday, January 4th
2pm – 4pm
@ The Carrboro Town Commons

Because there’s enough for everyone
Because sharing is more fulfilling than owning
Because corporations would rather the landfills overflow than anyone get anything for free
Because scarcity is a myth constructed to keep us at the mercy of the economy
Because a sunny day outside is better than anything money could buy
Because “free trade” is a contradiction in terms
Because no one should have to do without food, shelter, entertainment, and community
Because life should be a picnic, but it only will be if we make it happen

BECAUSE THERE IS TOO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH! Continue reading

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