Accessibility Information for the Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair

Accessibility Information for the Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair

Accessibility Information <—– abled people should read this too.

The Book Fair Committee is committed to improving accessibility at the event each year.

Sensory/Mobility Hour

During the first hour, main bookfloor space entry and capacity will be limited with priority going to comrades and others with mobility and sensory related disabilities. Fragrances and smoking in or adjacent to the building are not welcome at any point in the day and will be especially unwelcome during the first hour.

Wheelchair Access

Workshops are all wheelchair accessible. There is one wheelchair accessible bathroom at the OMNI and 2 wheelchair accessible bathrooms at the East Bay Community Space. Vendors will all be set up in wheelchair accessible spaces.

ASL Interpretation

We will have ASL interpretation available for a limited number of workshops. If you would like to request these services for a particular workshop session, please email us at bayareabookfair@gmail.com before April 1.

Spanish Interpretation

We will have Spanish interpretation available for a limited number of workshops. If you would like to request these services for a particular workshop session, please email us at bayareabookfair@gmail.com before April 1.

 

Next steps and Contact

We will do our best to make other accommodations as requested. If you have questions, suggestions, ideas or critiques please contact us at: bayareabookfair@gmail.com. If you have any other accommodation requests, please reach out before April 1.

 

Transportation between venues

For 2020 the Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair/ROAR Conference will be held in 3 Temescal area locations.

VENDOR AREA: OMNI: 4799 Shattuck Avenue (At 48th Street)
WORKSHOP AREA 1: Temescal Arts Center: 511 48th Street (At Shattuck Avenue – across the street from the OMNI)
WORKSHOP AREA 2: East Bay Community Space: 507 55th Street (At Telegraph Avenue)
How to get from the OMNI (vendor area) to East Bay Community Space (workshops):
The OMNI and EBCS are located approximately one half-mile apart. This is approximately a 15 minute walk or 5 minute bike ride for able-bodied folks.
For transporation assistance, we recommend AC Transit, which runs every 11 to 15 minutes on Saturdays.
Stops:
Going from OMNI to EBCS:
The #6 Bus picks up two blocks from the OMNI at Telegraph and 49th St (in front of Mountain Mike’s pizza)
Get off the #6 Bus at Telegraph and 55th (In front of Casper’s Hot Dogs) and cross Telegraph to EBCS.
Going from EBCS:
The #6 Bus picks up across the street from EBCS on Telegraph at 55th St (in front of the Rent A Relic car lot)
Get off the bus at 50th and Telegraph in front of Walgreens (3 blocks from the OMNI) or when the bus makes a slight turn to the right at 45th Street by Kaspers (3 blocks from the OMNI).
Day Passes for AC Transit (Unlimited rides from the time of purchase until 3 a.m.):
Cash: $5.50 – Adults; $2.75 – Youth/Senior/Disabled
Clipper: $5.00 – Adults; $2.50 – Youth/Senior/Disabled
  • Only available on board the bus.
  • Issued upon request when paying cash.
  • Automatically applied on the third trip when using Clipper.
If you need assistance paying for the bus fair, please see the welcome desk at the OMNI.
The Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair is an annual event for people interested and engaged in radical work to connect and learn through book and information tables, workshops, panel discussions, skillshares, films and more! We create an inclusive space to introduce new folks to anarchism, foster productive dialogue between various political traditions and anarchists from different milieus, and create an opportunity to dissect our movements’ strengths, weaknesses, strategies, and tactics.