2016 Related Events

Please send other related events to bayareabookfair @ gmail.com.




Earth Day Film Festival, April 21 -24, films, panels and parties at different times and places in San Francisco, many at Merchants of Reality, 285 9th St, San Francisco.
Homes not Jails Film Night, April 21st, 7-10pm, The Omni Commons. As part of 8 days of anarchy, Homes not Jails will be screening films about squatter movements from around the world. This will be followed a panel and discussion about the films and squatting in general. Donations will support East Bay Homes not Jails and the omni commons.


Kairos, new PM Press Imprint launch party, Friday, April 22, 7 – 9:00pm, California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission St, San Francisco, free. Come celebrate the launch of Kairos, an editorial imprint of the Anthropology and Social Change department of CIIS. In ancient Greek philosophy, KAIROS signifies the right time or the “moment of transition.” We believe that we live in such a transitional period. The most important task of social science in time of transformation is to transform itself into a force of liberation. Kairos publishes groundbreaking works in critical social sciences, including anthropology, sociology, geography, theory of education, political ecology, political theory, and history.

Anarchist Cafe, Friday, April 22, 6:30 – 9pm, 723 27th Street, Oakland
$5-20 at the door, no one turned away. The money will go to the Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair, and other worthy groups.
Note the ending time, so don’t show up late and be disappointed. If you are interested in volunteering at the Café contact mikee1051@yahoo.com or through the link above and include what you would like to do (make food, do dishes, or work the door) and the approximate times you are available.

Wratchet of the Earth Party Krew presents … A Lit Night for Rebels to Get Down, Friday, April 22, 9pm – 2am, 2725 Magnolia St, West Oakland. $10, NOTAFLOF
In these hard times for decolonial resistant against an unwavering system of oppression, it’s important to let go and celebrate life among fellow rebels! DJ Razberry + Performances by: War or Icaza, Billy Lo, Veto & more!


Earth Day – Defend the Land – Stand with Gill Tract defenders to stop development of a historic public farmland! – Saturday, April 23 – Sunday, April 24 (camp out over night!) – Gill Tract Farm – San Pablo Ave at Monroe St, Albany, CA [Full schedule] [Email for more info and to plug in]
6pm – Dinner & 7pm – Music including Brazilian band ‪Namorados Da Lua, the punkadelic Future Twin, and DJ Jocelyn
**Saturday evening doubles as the After Party for Rooted In Resilience: Bay Localize 10th Year Anniversary celebration**

Fr33k 4 Fr33K Benefit Party for Scream Queen magazine and and STL Rebels, Saturday, April 23, 9pm – 4am.
Two dance floor rooms including all kinds of freaky dance music, DJs TBA soon. Cheap mixed drinks and beer. $5-10 notaflof, all proceeds will benefit three comrades in St. Louis, MO, arrested this winter and facing 4-15 years in federal prison, if convicted, and the production of Scream Queens Magazine (http://screamqueensradio.tumblr.com/).


Berkeley Anarchist Study Group BASTARD Conference,  Sunday, April 24, 10am – 6pm, Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA.

Revolutionary Mothering book talk + coloring workshop! Sunday APRIL 24th at the Omni Commons from 1pm-3pm. 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA. Child-friendly – Open to All – Bring Snacks. 1:30pm – Short book talk with coeditor China Martens and local contributors. 2:00pm – Motherful Reality: An All-Ages Coloring Workshop.

Alana Apfel, author of Birth Work as Care Work: Stories from Activist Birth CommunitiesApril 24th, 4-6pm, Oakland CA at the Alan Blueford Center for Justice  (2434 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612) with Molly Arthur of BirthKeeper MotherBaby MotherEarth Bay Area and doula Jewel Boone and health activist Yania Escobar. At a moment when agency over our childbirth experiences is increasingly centralized in the hands of professional elites, Birth Work as Care Work encourages readers to radically reimagine the trajectory of birth and reproduction, enabling a unique and creative entry point into the essence of all human struggle—the struggle over the reproduction of life itself.