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Red Emma's Radical Bookfair Pavilion brings cutting-edge authors and ideas to the heart of the city.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion

Presented by Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, the Radical Bookfair Pavilion brings together the best of the left, presenting cutting-edge, uncompromising views on contemporary politics, social theory, and beyond.

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Stage: Inner Harbor Promenade, in front of the Baltimore Visitor Center, 401 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202



Friday, September 22




6PM

Kondwani Fidel, Raw Wounds

Vital and brutal snapshots of a life growing up in East Baltimore and a searing indictment of systemic racism, from the pen of poet and writer Kondwani Fidel.

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Saturday, September 23




12PM

Juliana “Jewels" Smith in conversation with artist-archivist Angela Carroll, (H)afrocentric Comics

An exploration of DIY comics as a tool for claiming identity and bringing stories of resistance and struggle to life.

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1PM

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R, "You're in the Wrong Bathroom”: And 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions about Transgender and other Gender Nonconforming People

A critical and accessible introduction demolishing the most damaging myths about transgender people and their fight for recognition and dignity. Co-sponsored by the Baltimore Transgender Alliance.

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2PM

Andrea Ritchie, Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color in conversation with Baltimore organizers

An unflinching intersectional look at the violence unleashed on Black and other women of color by a police system built around gendered white supremacy, and a clarion call for that system’s abolition.

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3PM

Robyn Spencer, The Revolution Has Come: Power, Gender, and the Black Panther Party

A retelling of the history of the Black Panther Party from the perspective of the women in its rank-and-file, centering questions of gender in struggle for Black liberation.

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4PM

Slangston Hughes, Slanguage Arts and Griot Glimpses with the guests from the Baltimore Adult Slam Poetry Team

An explosive hour of words in resistance assembled by one of Baltimore’s finest slam poets.

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5PM

Devin Allen, A Beautiful Ghetto in conversation with D. Watkins

From his iconic and unforgettable photograph of the Baltimore Uprising to his tireless efforts to help Baltimore’s young people develop as photographers, Devin Allen’s work is more and more the lens that Baltimore City sees itself through.  He’ll be joined in conversation by award-winning local author D. Watkins for a celebration of the release of his first photo-book.

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6PM

The CrimethInc Ex-Workers Collective, From Democracy to Freedom: The Difference Between Government and Self-Determination, and No Wall They Can Build: A Guide to Borders and Migration Across North America

Dispatches from the global struggles from below pushing beyond neoliberalism’s impoverished idea of “democracy” and a radical perspective on immigration grounded in the work of solidarity across the border between the US and Mexico.

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Sunday, September 24




12PM

Eric Holt-Giménez, Land Justice: Reimagining Land, Food, and the Commons with local organizers

Agroecologist Eric Holt-Giménez, director of Food First, leads a discussion with local food justice and land access organizers on resilience, resistance, and regeneration.

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1PM

Stacey Patton, Spare the Kids: Why Whupping Children Won’t Save Black America

A vision of parenting for Black America that looks beyond traditions of corporal punishment that replicated and reproduce the traumas and violence outside the home, and towards a vision of positive and nonviolent discipline.

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2PM

China Martens, The Future Generation, Tenth Anniversary in conversation with Katherine Arnoldi, The Amazing True Story of a Teenage Mom

China Martens, The Future Generation and Katherine Arnoldi, The Amazing True Story of a Teenage Mom in conversation. In honor of the new anthology edition of Baltimore’s beloved punk parenting zine, “The Future Generation,” two essential voices for the power of creative motherhood reflect on the twenty years since the initial publication of their respective stories.

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3PM

Derek Hyra, Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City with Dominic Moulden, co-founder OneDC

A new critical look at the rapid process of gentrification in DC’s Shaw neighborhood, drawing on an extensive partnership with a grassroots organization fighting on the frontlines against displacement.

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4PM

Black Voices in Music Criticism Are Essential, with Greg Tate, Laina Dawes, Rashida K. Braggs, and Jordannah Elizabeth

Renowned authors and music critics share their perspective on Black music criticism and the ways in which they have been able to succeed in an industry still controlled by white mainstream and alternative media.

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5PM

Presented by Publik / Private

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When:
Sept 22-24, 2017
Fri - Sun: 11am - 7pm
Where:
Baltimore Inner Harbor

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