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Whoa, this looks rad: Activist convergence at the Wooden Shoe this Saturday

Note: I almost never repost press releases, but I absolutely have no time to write a story about this. However, I love, love, LOVE this event. Spending the day at Wooden Shoe Books (anarchist bookstore in Philly) with ACT UP, Prometheus Radio, the Coalition to Save the Public Libraries and TransHealth is too good an opportunity not to talk up.

So, I’m sorry for this sloppy post & don’t blame Wooden Shoe for this post. Because I’m virtually WordPress illiterate, I have no idea how to change the font size and formatting of the original release, which I got second hand & ended up looking ugly and messy. But the info is all there…

Wooden Shoe is moving soon

Wooden Shoe is moving soon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2009

CONTACT: http://woodenshoebooks.com sabot@woodenshoebooks.com 215.413.0999

Moving Forward: All-Day Convergence to Celebrate the Wooden Shoe’s New Space on South Street

Saturday October 3rd, 2009 11-7 pm

Politics, Skillshares, Organizing, and Fun

At 508 S. 5th St. (old) and 704 South Street (new)

PHILADELPHIA–The Wooden Shoe Books Collective is moving about two blocks away to 704 South Street in the fall. For 32 and a half years, we’ve been distributing radical literature, serving as an informational space for radical movements in Philadelphia. In early October, we will be relocated to 704 South Street, in a bigger space with a little more flexibility and a bit more foot traffic than we have now. We have been at our current location for twelve years and it has been nice, but we feel like we have reached the limitations of what we can achieve with the space.

We are excited to announce that The Wooden Shoe will be opening our new space on October 10th and invite you to a preview of it on October 3rd for a full day of workshops and a roundtable discussion on “Sustaining Radical Spaces in the Capitalist Crisis” featuring local and regional activists…

Saturday October 3rd, 2009
11:00 am-7:00 pm

SCHEDULE

11:00-12:00

WELCOME
@
704 South Street (New Space)

12:00-12:15

INTRO OF THE DAY
@
704 South Street (New Space)
12:30-1:15

Promethesus Radio Project

“Prometheus builds, supports, and advocates for community radio stations which empower participatory community voices and movements for social change. To that end, we demystify technologies, the political process that governs access to our media system, and the effects of media on our lives and our communities.”
@
704 South Street (New Space)
Union Organizing Basics with Dorian Lam and Daniel Duffy
If you wanted to start a union at your workplace, what would be the very first things you’d do? How do you keep it going?
@
508 s. 5th Street (Old Space)

1:30PM-2:15


Know-Your-Rights with Aaron Marcus
A Basic Know-Your-Rights in encounters with the police.
@
508 s. 5th St. (Old Space)
ACT UP Philadelphia
Aids Coalition to Unleash Power, one of philly’s oldest and fightingest organizations, in a presentation on the fight to end the AIDS crisis.
@
704 South Street (New Space)
2:30-3:15

Coalition to Save the Libraries
A Presentation on the year-long fight to Save the Libraries and other Essential Services in the face of a relentless mayor and a tough economic crisis, and how you can help!
@
704 South Street (New Space)
3:30-4:15

TransHealth with Kelly and Carolanne (in assistance) of Babeland

This interactive, candid workshop explores sexuality for transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, intersexed, and gender variant folks and partners. Learn sex toy tips and advanced techniques, communication skills, and negotiating partner play. We will… cover tools and information for choosing toys and products that are right for every BODY and how to incorporate them into your sensual life.
@
704 South Street (New Space)
Running a Radical Newspaper
with the Defenenstrator Collective!
@
508 s. 5th Street (Old Space)

4:15-5:30 BREAK

5:30-7:00PM
A Roundtable Discussion
“Sustaining Radical Spaces In the Capitalist Crisis”

WITH

James Generic
of Wooden Shoe Books (Philadelphia)

Clarissa
of A-Space (Philadelphia)

Kate Khatib
of Red Emma’s (Baltimore) and the AK Press collective

Suzanne Shaffer
of AK Press Collective

Vallan Anundson
of the DC Space (DC) (a new space in the works in Washington DC area)

Suzanne Shaffer
of AK Press

Come help us welcome in our new space and learn a thing or two, with our friendly staff and friends!

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