Southern California Anarchist Gathering
Saturday, August 18, 2012
11am - 6pm
Southern California Library of Social Studies and Research,
6120 S. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA. 90044.
This is a FREE EVENT
MAIN ROOM 12pm - 12:50pm
*Cop Watch Los Angeles Training
How to create a cop watch patrol unit in your community to fight police terrorism.
GREEN ROOM 12pm - 12:50pm
*Raising Vegan/Vegetarian Children by Christine and Tricia
A workshop regarding diet and the impact it has on both our children and the environment. This is an open forum for parents
to discuss issues of raising healthy children on a budget and making them feel more empowered as individuals through the
choices they make to determine their own lives.
SECOND FLOOR 12pm - 12:50pm
*Notes on the Black Bloc
A short history of Black Bloc tactics, it's origins, uses, and purpose. We will discuss Black Bloc tactics within the
contemporary Anarchist and anti-authoritarian movements and the federal repression surrounding these tactics and the
anarchist movement as a whole. We will also discuss how to form a bloc, including what to wear and what not to wear during
black bloc actions. (This workshop is for informational purposes only and is not intended to incite or encourage any illegal
activity. We are not associated or involved with "the Black Bloc" whoever they may be. No photos, videos or any recording
device to this workshop)
MAIN ROOM 1pm - 1:50pm
*Anarchists Federations: Models and Practices. We will out Line different forms of anarchist federations. We will put
special emphases on The Russian Anarchist Abroads' Platform. Also, touch briefly on mutual aid, and finish up with
some Malatesta wisdom about building as we destroy, basically why we should build such a federation.
GREEN ROOM 1pm - 1:50pm
*History of Southern California Anarcho Peace Punk/Animal Rights Movement from the 80's, 90's to Y2K by J.Lee
The failure and accomplishments: anarchist center/anarchist info shop, co-op house (communal living), protest, campus
organizing, + some info on how to organize, starting collectives from the scratch, networking etc. Click here to check out
photos from 1984, 1985 and 1987.
SECOND FLOOR 1pm - 1:50pm
*A day at the Prison Library Project by Joey
MAIN ROOM 2pm - 2:50pm
*ARA (Anti Racist Action) workshop and open discussion with Black Riders Liberation Party and People Against Racist Terror.
GREEN ROOM 2pm - 2:50pm
*BDSM for Queer People of Color/People of Color with Masociclistas by Ana Bel
Politics of bikes, kink, and BDSM for Queer People of Color. Discussion about sexy things you can do that are bike related.
Boundaries and Intensity of Play. Hands-on demonstrations about Flogging, Tube Tying. These demonstrations can be done on
others, yourself or you can simply watch, whatever your level of comfort is. (18+, all genders welcome; facilitated by and for
Queer People of Color. People of Color who are not Queer but are in solidarity with QPOC are also welcomed. Open to single,
coupled or poly arranged people)
SECOND FLOOR 2pm - 2:50pm
*Radical Activism, A Womyn's Perspective with Shannen Maas.
Join Shannen Maas in a frank, no holds barred discussion about being a womyn in a radical activist community. Share stories,
ideas and support for one another in a safe womyn-positive environment.
MAIN ROOM 3pm - 3:50pm
APOC (Anarchist People of Color Panel) with Ceja Libre, Ralf Camacho, Alma from L.A. Anarchist Bookfair Collective and
Yaotl from Aztlan Underground. Facilitator Joaquin C.
GREEN ROOM 3pm - 3:50pm
Know Your Rights by Anarchist Lawyer
Mike has been an activist in environmental, animal rights and social justice movements across the west since the early 1990s.
He is a Los Angeles-based attorney with an anti-fascist law practice focused on criminal defense, immigration law and asset
forfeiture. (No photos, videos or any recording device to this workshop)
SECOND FLOOR 3pm - 4pm (no workshops due to PA system used in the main room)
MAIN ROOM 4pm - 4:50pm
*History of Los Angeles Anarchist Movement Part 2 By Matt. To watch the video interview click here.
Small Correction though - the first known siting of an anarchist in LA was in 1896 not 1892. It was the bombing of the Eagle
Woolen Co. The Los Angeles Times described stated that it must be anarchist because a “seedy-looking man about 45-years
old” with a “a straggly beard, wild-looking eyes" was seen while "carrying an ugly looking article in his hand.” That is what I
get for agreeing to impromptu interviews. By Matt.
GREEN ROOM 4pm - 4:50pm
*Polyamory: Anarchy & Love by Jacquie
The purpose of the workshop is to challenge ourselves to be less controlling and more open in our relationships in
order to subvert the hetero-normative idea of ownership over a partner's body. In challenging this idea, we challenge
ourselves to be more free, more trusting, and more independent. We'll discuss the different styles of polyamory, how
a polyamorous "family" or "clan" can enrich our lives (both as individuals and activists), and how to begin
incoorperating more openness in a monogamous relationship.
SECOND FLOOR 4pm - 5pm (no workshops due to PA system used in the main room)
MAIN ROOM 5pm - 6pm
LIVE MUSIC BY: Cihuatl Ce (Revolutionary Feminist Hip Hop), Moon Bandits (DIY Folk Punk) ,
Sherman Austin (Anarchist Hip Hop), Luv the Mezenger (Hip Hop)
GREEN ROOM 5pm - 5:50pm (open for workshops)
SECOND FLOOR 5pm - 6pm (no workshops due to PA system used in the main room)
Tabling is free but you must register. Go below and fill out the form.
Anarchist Black Cross
Anarcho Treehouse (LB)
Cop Watch L.A.
Tired of being harrassed by the police? Then patrol the police! http://www.copwatchla.org/
El Hormiguero is a collective and reflective home that actively works towards building a safe, sustainable, and community
oriented space. Our purpose is to create a transformative and dignified place through dialogue, mutual aid and accountability.
We are an autonomous collective of queer/ally people of color from various communities in struggle. Our experiences keep us
in a common thread of fluid migrant souls dedicated to social change for the betterment of our environment. From below, we
are hormigas that create this hormiguero we call home.
Las hormigas work together organically to build community in a horizontal manner as we establish a space that embodies the
world we want to create. We are guided by principles of transparency, D.I.T (Do It Together), D.I.Y (Do It Yourself), and
each one to teach one to become hormigas de concientización.
Food Not Bombs (Long Beach Chapter)
Free Association of Anarchist
Ground Books Collective
La Loba Loca
La Loba Loca, also known as Ana.Bel, is a Sudaca born in Peru and raised in Maipu, Santiago de Chile. La Loba Loca
believes on "improvised, reusabled art",most of the materials for the chucherias she makes are found, recycled or
donated. She is also a traditional tattooist, photo-documentarist, coxinera-cochinera-cocinera and is beginning to do
documentary/filming work. La Loba recently graduated from UC Berkeley with an Interdisciplinary Studies degree.
Her thesis is on Population Control in the Andes and the forced Sterilization Campaigns implemented during the racist
dictatorship of Fujimori forty years ago. She is planning to return to her native Peru and document the creation of a
Healing Center by the forcedly sterilized native womyn. La Loba is also a School of Unity and Liberation(SOUL)
alumni and a former member of the QPOC collective Voz de Lucha. She is currently based in LA but travels to the
Bay Area regularly.
Eco-friendly, Love-friendly, Queer-friendly, Bicycle sex toys and other sexxxy products!
Mission-to provide affordable, sex positive, queer friendly products to the community!
Company Overview-What is Masociclistas? We make sexy toys and products from re-used and re-purposed bike
materials. We aim to make pleasurable products that are earth and environment center. Pleasure should be healthy and
eco-friendly! Description-How do we make the products and how come they are eco-friendly?
Most of the materials used in our products coem from bike parts that are no longer work. Our favorite material is
bike tube! General Information - Who are we? Jaku Rio
Experiences community bike mechanic with over 10 years of experience! Jaku is from LAexico with strong centro
american roots. La Loba Loca Documentarist and chucheria maker form South America. La Loba Loca loves to bike
LA and make popped bike tires and other bike parts into fashion and jewelry.
You can see her work at facebook.com/lalobaloca
Mass Media Records / Distro
PM Press was founded at the end of 2007 by a small collection of folks...We’re old enough to know what we’re
doing and young enough to know what’s at stake.
We seek to create radical and stimulating fiction and non-fiction books, pamphlets, t-shirts, visual and audio materials
to entertain, educate and inspire you. We aim to distribute these through every available channel with every available
technology - whether that means you are seeing anarchist classics at our bookfair stalls, reading our latest vegan
cookbook at the café, downloading geeky fiction e-books, or digging new music and timely videos from our website.
PM Press is always on the lookout for talented and skilled volunteers, artists, activists and writers to work with. If
you have a great idea for a project or can contribute in some way, please get in touch.
Prison Library Project
Prison Library Project sends free books to state and federal prisoners throughout the United States. We prioritize
requests for educational materials such as dictionaries, GED study guides, books for English language learners, and
ethnic/cultural studies. We also supply self-help, fiction and non-fiction books free. We are a volunteer based
organization that is primarily funded through donations (books and cash).
Each week more than 300 prisoners write us to requests free books. Each week the PLP mails an average of 215
packages (between 1-4 books depending on weight). This costs about $500.00 each shipment. Shipments are sent on
a weekly basis all year long.
We do not discriminate any request, all requests must be mailed to us and are filled on a first come first serve basis.
We do not send out books with excessive violence or an erotic nature. All packages must be correctly packaged,
addressed and sent in a timely manner in order to reach its recipient.
Our service to inmates is entirely free. We are currently working with a professor at Cal Poly Pomona to develop
research and statistics of the actual benefits of our service. To the best of our knowledge there is no statistical
information available for the service we provide. The PRISON LIBRARY PROJECT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit through
our sponsor the Claremont Forum, located in Claremont California.
Our website is: www.prisonlibraryproject.org
Punk Tree House Distro
Revolutionary Autonomous Communities
We support community in movement to inspire a local/global network of revolutionary autonomous communities
through action, mutual aid programs, worker alternatives, educational skill shares, access to community health
resources, access to legal resources, access to housing, as well as social media.
Viva Vox Press/Distro
Suggestions, ideas, workshop proposal, tabling, volunteer or contact- firstname.lastname@example.org
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