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2014 Bob Sheldon Award Honors the Work of the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, Celebrating BREDL’s 30th Anniversary

bob sheldonBob Sheldon founded Internationalist Books in 1981. More than 20 years after his tragic death, Bob’s memory endures through the friends, family and community that knew him, the work he did, and the project he began that has continued for decades to bring people together and inspire political action in North Carolina. His example shows us that living a life of conviction creates something that can outlast our own times.  We award the Bob Sheldon Award each year in his memory to celebrate collective resistance and groups or individuals whose work nurtures our communities and our commitments to justice.

This year, we have chosen to give the Bob Sheldon Award to the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League (BREDL). BREDL is a regional, community-based, non-profit organization whose founding principles are earth stewardship, environmental democracy, social justice, and community empowerment. As BREDL celebrates their 30th anniversary this year, we want to honor their rich history of supporting people in defense of the environment and environmental justice. We applaud their style of organizing to support local, autonomous organizing. BREDL chapters work to oppose a range of threats to the environment and human communities across the Southeast, and we encourage everyone to learn more about their work and 30th anniversary celebrations at their website: www.bredl.org.bredlWe are especially grateful for BREDL’s work in recent years in the fight against fracking in North Carolina. We are inspired by the work that BREDL is doing to support and grow grassroots resistance with their local chapters, educational materials, speaking tours, thorough research and tenacious monitoring of legislative and industry developments. We believe our communities can work together to defeat fracking before it begins here, and we think the work of BREDL is invaluable to that effort.

We are happy to celebrate this anniversary with them and are proud to honor them with the Bob Sheldon Award. We look forward to presenting and celebrating this award together at the Internationalist Cabaret, at the Nightlight at 405 W. Rosemary St. in Chapel Hill at 9 pm on February 28th.

november19thIn the nomination process for this year’s award, many people shared that they wanted to find a way to highlight the ongoing struggles for justice after the death of Jesus “Chuy” Huerta. We felt there was no clear way to acknowledge only one individual or group out of a dynamic and evolving community response to the tragic loss of Chuy and a larger movement against the police. What we want to offer the family is not an award for the tragedy they have been through, but our committed and continuing support. We ask that as people celebrate Bob Sheldon’s memory this year, they find ways to support the Huerta family and the struggle for justice in Durham.

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Fri, Feb 28th: Internationalist Cabaret and Bob Sheldon Award Ceremony

cabaretcolornoneFriday, February 28th
9pm
$5-20 Sliding Scale
@ The Nightlight 
405 1/2 W. Rosemary St. in Chapel Hill

Get ready for an evening filled with puppetry, dance, music, stand up, skits, a local pie auction, and more. We will also be presenting the 2014 Bob Sheldon award to this year’s recipient. All proceeds of this volunteer-run benefit will go directly to Internationalist Bookstore & Community Center so that it can continue its work as an activist and social center. Internationalist Books and Community Center has served Chapel Hill and Carrboro communities for over 30 years. To show your continued support, come out to the Internationalist Cabaret.

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Friday, Feb 14: Valloween!

From Croatan Earth First!

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An anti-valentine’s day dance party…proceeds from this benefit support independent media covering struggles for animal, earth & human liberation.

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Carrboro Anarchist Book Fair Final Update!

acabFrom Carrboro Anarchist Bookfair

Ahead of the 2013 Carrboro Anarchist Book Fair, this coming Saturday, November 23, we are excited to announce the final list of participating publishers and organizations and schedule of events. See you there!

The book fair itself will take place at The Nightlight at 405 West Rosemary Street in Chapel Hill from 11 am to 7 pm. Additional events will take place at Internationalist Books a block away at 405 West Franklin Street. Continue reading

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2013 Annual Members Meeting

Members Meeting Oct 26 2-5 p.m. at Vimala's

Are you an Ibooks member, volunteer, or patron? Come out to the annual members meetup and enjoy delicious food donated by Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe. Hear about what’s up with the store such finances, new projects, exciting events that we’ve hosted over the year, and conversation with other like-minded and involved people. You’ll also be able to vote on new members to this year’s board of directors. You can renew your membership at the event or become a sustaining member online here.

Internationalist Bookstore has served as an activist center and a free organizing and event space for youth and other community members in the Chapel Hill area since 1981.

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