Tuesday, September 2nd
– “But Do You Feel Empowered?”: Feminist Frameworks In Sex Work Discourse
(7pm, FPG Student Union Room 3408 at UNC-Chapel Hill)
“L,” a late-20’s sex worker, writer and anarchist living in the South, gives a critical analysis of sex work from the perspective of a sex-working anarchist/feminist; this discussion aims to transcend the discourses of whore’bashing moralists, (to whom we are either brainwashed victims or degenerates), and a liberal industry-apologists, (who are reluctant to aim a critical, anti-capitalist lens at the industry). We will discuss feminist notions of empowerment, feminized labor, class, rape culture, political praxis, autonomy, and self-organization, and how these al fit into the context of sex industry work.
For more on the topic check on the zine “Grin and Bare It All”
Wednesday, September 3rd
(7:00pm, FPG Student Union Room 3408 at UNC-Chapel Hill)
Join the Counter-Cartographies Collective (3Cs) in an activity to collectively explore and countermap UNC-Chapel Hill. We see this workshop as a co-investigation into some of the most pressing issues affecting the university today, such as rising tuition, budget cuts, and labor precarity.
In this workshop, we’ll work together in groups to research different questions, search for features on campus, share experiences from our own lives, and dream and sketch new possibilities. We’ll keep it playful (in an earnest way) using the framework of a game and hope that many of the questions and activities will push us to see the familiar spaces of campus in new ways (and maybe we’ll even try out some creative interventions).
The Counter Cartographies Collective (3Cs) is a map making and research collective based in the NC Triangle that seeks to render new images and practices of economies and social relations and construct new imaginaries of collective struggle and alternative worlds.
Thursday, September 4th
–subMedia.tv: A Decade of subversion
(7:00pm, FPG Student Union Room 3408 at UNC-Chapel Hill)In 2003 subMedia.tv producted its first anarchist film “Join the Resistance: Fall in Love!” inspired b the writings of CrimethInc. 10 years later and subMedia.tv is still bringing anarchy to the screen with its newest offering Street Politics 101 a video report on the militant battles of the 2012 Quebec student Strike.
A Decade of subversion will be a celebration of subMedia.tv’s video sabotage, with picks from the best videos from the over 200 it produced during the past 10 years and a talk by its founder Franklin López. The program will include clips from “It’s the end of the world as we know it and i feel fine”, shorts about shoplifting, mash-ups, short docs and Street Politics 101.
Event by Franklin López, an anarchist filmmaker from occupied Borikén (Puerto Rico.) He has produced hundreds of videos and short films under the subMedia.tv banner, a website he has been curating since 2000. He is most well known for “It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine,” his snarky web news/comedy series followed by thousands. But his work also includes mash-ups, music videos and political documentaries. In 2011 Frank toured around the world with his feature film “END:CIV”, presenting it in over 150 venues in 18 countries. In 2013 he released “Street Politics 101″, a documentary about the street actions that took place during the Quebec student strike of 2012. Frank now resides in Montréal and you may view all his films free of charge at subMedia.tv.
Friday, September 5th
–Ashanti Alston speaks on…”TURTLE ISLAND, THE AFRICAN AND THE U.S. OF AMNESIA:
*RECOVERING SELF-DETERMINATION THROUGH PENILE & PENAL ABOLITION*
(6:00pm, FPG Student Union Room 3411 at UNC-Chapel Hill)
Real abolition has to go through haunting memories of how white supremacy’s beach-head on the back of Turtle Island grew through centuries of the enslavement of Africans, “manifest destiny,” and harnessing the new technologies of “1984” to induct John & Jane Q. Citizen/Activist into today’s “America the Exceptional” patriotism.
Ashanti Omowali Alston is a revolutionary, and former member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army. He spent more than 14 years in prison as a result of his activism. Former northeast coordinator for the prison abolitionist organization Critical Resistance and board member of the Institute for Anarchist Studies. He is currently a steering committee member of the National Jericho Movement to free U.S. Political Prisoners and an *Elder* co-parenting a 4 and 1 year old!
-Radical Rush Week punk show!!!!
(8:00pm, Nightlight Bar & Club)
Rubrics (Aggressive pop punk from Greenville, SC)
Corporate Herpes (Highschool hellcats, hometown heroes)
+1 more TBA (We promise you will not want to miss this mystery band!)
Plus punk rock DJS, solidarity raffles, a veritable fair of punk and anarchist materials, and projections of uncontrollable rebellions from around the world!
Saturday, September 6th
-Carrboro Really Really Free Market
(2:00pm, Carrboro Town Commons)
Sunday, September 7th
We constantly need help filling prisoner book requests. The work is very fulfilling: read a letter from a prisoner, find some books in our library and package them for mailing. There’s no need to sign up ahead of time and you can stay for as long as you wish.
(621 Hillsborough Road, Carrboro, NC 27510)
Monday, September 8th
-Anarchy Across Latin America and Africa!
(7:00pm, FPG Student Union Room 3408 at UNC-Chapel Hill)
Two members of the UNControllables studied abroad last semester and used the opportunity to learn about resistance movements and anarchism in other countries. Come check out a slideshow presentation chock full of graffiti, videos of riots, and great stories from Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and Morocco!
Tuesday, September 9th
-The Police State in North Carolina: surveillance and repression against activists in North Carolina
(7:30pm, FPG Student Union Room 3408 at UNC-Chapel Hill)
From Occupy to the anti-war movement to the anti-globalization movement to the civil rights movement, police in North Carolina have spied on activists through undercover officers, surveillance cameras, and Facebook profiles. Journalist Eric Ginsburg will go into detail about the tactics used against activists in North Carolina. There will be a discussion afterwards about the specific kinds of repression UNC uses against troublemakers.
Eric Ginsburg is the associate editor and co-founder of Triad City Beat newspaper in Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point. The city of Greensboro tried and failed to obtain a temporary restraining order to stop the distribution of an article he wrote in 2013 about police surveillance of activists and anarchists. Eric loves basketball, burritos and beer. He grew up in Massachusetts.
September 1st-September 7th
(Monday-Saturday 12-9pm, Sunday 12-6pm)
Internationalist Books and Community Center is having another fall sidewalk sale with hundreds of books from their used and overstock inventory. This year it doubles as a fundraiser for their move to a new location!
The Sliding Scale Sidewalk Sale is your opportunity to get cool books and choose how much you want to pay to support the work of the Internationalist Books and Community Center, a 30 year old non-profit volunteer collective bookstore and community center. This Fall they will be moving to a new location in Carrboro, so this will also be a great chance to come hang out at the shop in their last days at the Franklin Street location and support the move.
You pick out the books and decide how much you want to pay for what you find! $1 minimum per book.