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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 28




5:30PM

Lady Brion presents With My Head Unbowed

With My Head Unbowed is a dual spoken-written, auditory-literary collection of emphatic poetry discussing family, women empowerment and the Black experience by Baltimore spoken word artist and activist Lady Brion. The book is rhythmic, hard-hitting and soulful in its unapologetic telling of the author's truth.

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Saturday, September 29




12PM

Carol J. Adams presents Protest Kitchen: Fight Injustice, Save the Planet, and Fuel Your Resistance One Meal at a Time

The acclaimed feminist-vegan advocate, activist, and independent scholar—author of the groundbreaking The Sexual Politics of Meat—presents her latest book, a handbook for grounding resistance in an ethical diet. With her co-author Virginia Messina, Adams draws the connections between sexual oppression, climate change, rising authoritarian, and animal suffering to help map a pathway from the personal to the political.

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1PM

Bettye Blaize & Terrence White present Doing Time with My Son: A Mother and Son's Enduring Love Through Incarceration

What happens when a loved one is incarcerated? Join the authors as they dig deep into issues surrounding our criminal justice system and its impact on families, while also presenting a hopeful picture of the possibilities that exist when we believe that no matter where come from, what we've been through, and what lies ahead, love endures.

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2PM

Chandra Talpade Mohanty and Linda E. Carty present Feminist Freedom Warriors: Genealogies, Justice, Politics, and Hope

Collecting stories of women of color from the Global South, Feminist Freedom Warriors weaves together cross-generational histories of feminist activism across national borders. These engaging interviews with sister comrades will inform, inspire, and activate the imagination to explore what a just world might look like. Each woman’s story illustrates their lifelong commitment to challenging oppressive practices and forming solidarities across borders to transform unjust structures around the globe.

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3PM

Charlene A. Carruthers presents Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements

The co-founder of Chicago youth organizing collective BYP100 draws on Black intellectual and grassroots organizing traditions, including the Haitian Revolution, the US civil rights movement, and LGBTQ rights and feminist movements, to challenge all of us engaged in the social justice struggle to make the movement for Black liberation more radical, more queer, and more feminist. This book provides a vision for how social justice movements can become sharper and more effective through principled struggle, healing justice, and leadership development.

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4PM

William C. Anderson and Mariame Kaba present As Black As Resistance: Finding the Conditions for Liberation

Joined in dialogue by prison abolitionist Mariame Kaba, William C. Anderson, co-author with Zoé Samudzi of As Black As Resistance, analyzes the foundational role played by anti-Blackness in the United States, and how Black liberation depends on overcoming the limits of a liberalism which always remains a colonialism. Against the racist violence at the core of the established order, Anderson presents a program of self-defense and transformative politics for Black Americans, one rooted in an anarchistic framework akin to the Black experience itself.

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5PM

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore presents Sketchtasy

An urgent, glittering, devastating novel about the perils of queer world-making in the mid-'90s, Sketchtasy tells the story of Alexa, an incisive twenty-one-year-old queen facing everyday brutality with determined nonchalance. Drawn to the ecstasy of drugged-out escapades, Alexa searches for nourishment in a gay culture bonded by clubs and conformity, willful apathy, and the spectre of AIDS. Sketchtasy brings 1990s gay culture startlingly back to life, as Alexa and her friends grapple with the impact of growing up at a time when desire and death are intertwined.

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Sunday, September 30




12PM

Mariame Kaba presents Missing Daddy

Mariame Kaba is an organizer, educator and curator who’s active in numerous social movements for prison abolition, racial justice, gender justice, and transformative justice. In Missing Daddy, a picture book for young readers ages 4 to 8, she tells the story of a little girl who misses her father because he's away in prison, sharing how his absence affects different parts of her life. With gorgeous illustrations, this book depicts a little girl's love for her father from whom she is separated because of incarceration.

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1PM

Erik Loomis presents A History of America in Ten Strikes

Powerful and accessible, A History of America in Ten Strikes challenges all of our contemporary assumptions around labor, unions, and American workers. In this brilliant book, labor historian Erik Loomis recounts ten critical workers’ strikes in American labor history that everyone needs to know about. From the Lowell Mill Girls strike in the 1830s to Justice for Janitors in 1990, these labor uprisings do not just reflect the times in which they occurred, but speak directly to the present moment.

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2PM

Onnesha Roychoudhuri presents The Marginalized Majority: Claiming Our Power in a Post-Truth America

Ever since the 2016 election, pundits have been saying our country has never been more divided — that if progressives want to reclaim power, we need to be “pragmatic,” reach across the aisle, and look past identity politics. But what if we’re getting the story all wrong? The Marginalized Majority makes the galvanizing case that our voices are already the majority—and that our plurality of identities is not only our greatest strength, but is also at the indisputable core of successful progressive change throughout history.

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3PM

Kondwani Fidel presents Hummingbirds in the Trenches

In the essays and lyrics of Hummingbirds in the Trenches, Kondwani Fidel’s essential voice presents a searing account of what it means to be young and Black in Baltimore and America, a testament of hope booming out from the depths of poverty and despair.

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4PM

Jordannah Elizabeth presents The Warmest Low Vol. 2: The Deep Blue Sea

The Warmest Low is just a story about a broken heart that happen to get broken in Baltimore—and the dreams and nightmares, the weather, insects and strangers on the street drove a journey of self-discovery...and eventually healing. A discussion with author Jordannah Elizabeth opens the door to celebrate Black diversity, individualism, and creative freedom—and hopefully experience joy from it.

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When:
Sept 28-30, 2018
Fri - Sun: 11am - 7pm
Where:
Baltimore Inner Harbor

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