The entire month of May and the first two weeks of June is part of the Festival of Anarchy, with diverse anarchist-themed events occurring at different venues all over the island of Montreal. The Festival of Anarchy is organized as part of the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair (May 24-25) and is the largest anarchist event in North America. This year, the Festival of Anarchy features over 25 events at locations all over the island of Montreal.
SCHEDULE: FESTIVAL OF ANARCHY EVENTS
- a) MAY 1, 6pm: Anti-Capitalist MayDay
- b) MAY 1, 8pm: Screening: Wal-Town The Film
- c) MAY 1: MayDay Street Dance Party
- d) MAY 3, 12-6pm: Post-Mayday Care Day
- e) MAY 3-31: Occuprint Exhibition at Ste-Emilie
- f) MAY 4, 12-5pm: À qui la ville? Montreal Organizing Assembly against Gentrification
- g) MAY 8, 6pm: Radical Film Night
- h) MAY 10, 11am: Mothers Against Borders Brunch
- i) MAY 15, 7pm: Book Launch: Le Cirque Diabolique
- j) MAY 15, 7:30pm: Surrealism in Cinema #1
- k) MAY 18, 1pm: Anti-Civilization Day
- l) MAY 22, 6pm: Defending the Land: Indigenous Resistance to Extraction
- m) MAY 22, 9pm: ANARCHIST CABARET
- n) MAY 23, 5-9pm: OPENING OF ART & ANARCHY
- o) MAY 24-25, 10am-5pm: MONTREAL ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR
- p) MAY 23, 8pm: Glamarchist Lookfair: Queer Dance Party
- q) MAY 24, 6pm: DIRA Anarchist Library BBQ
- r) MAY 24, 6-10pm: Annual Anarchist People of Colour (APOC) Potluck
- s) MAY 25, 6:30pm: Info Night and Benefit Dinner For Anarchist Prisoners Carlos, Fallon and Amelie
- t) MAY 26, 6:30pm: Race politics beyond the official white/black paradigm
- u) MAY 27, 9pm: Breakfast for Anarchists Book Launch
- v) MAY 29-JUNE 1: Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal: Session on the Canadian Mining Industry
- w) JUNE 1-15: Anti-Deportation Days
- x) JUNE 2-3: Montreal International Theatre Festival
- y) JUNE 5, 6-8pm: Anarchist theatre of the Belle Époque
- z) JUNE 7, 2pm: Demonstration: Stop Deportations! Status For All!
- aa) MAY & JUNE: Trauma Support Group: Supporting Each Other When There Is No “Post” Trauma
More detailed information below.
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May 1st, 2014, 6pm SHARP
Parc des Faubourgs, corner of de Lorimier and Ontario (métro Papineau ou Frontenac)
Capitalism destroys our lives, let’s destroy capitalism!
Organized by the Anti-Capitalist Convergence
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Screening: Wal-Town The Film
Thursday, May 1, 8pm
JA de Seve Cinema, 1400 de Maisonneuve West (métro Guy-Concordia)
Join us for the 10 year anniversary of the Wal-Town project & to mark May Day with a
film about resisting labour exploitation at Wal-Mart.
Presented by Cinema Politica and the Concordia Documentary Centre
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MayDay Street Dance Party
Thursday, May 1
(It’s word of mouth so ask your buds and tell only your buds!)
(The time and place from last year had changed!)
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Post-Mayday Care Day
Saturday, May 3, 12-6pm
Sainte Emilie Skillshare, 3942 Rue Sainte Emilie
Music-Food-Drinks-Group Support-Quiet Space
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Occuprint Exhibition at Ste-Emilie
May 3 to May 31, opening hours: www.facebook.com/SteEmilieSkillshare/info
Ste-Emilie Skillshare, 3942 rue Ste. Emilie, occupied Kanienkehaka territory
A presentation of posters designed and printed by members of the Occuprint
collective and archive in Brooklyn, NY during the first year of the Occupy movement.
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À qui la ville? Montreal Organizing Assembly against Gentrification
Sunday, May 4, 12pm-5pm
CEDA, 2515, rue Delisle (métro Lionel-Groulx)
Workshop and discussion on possible strategies to confront gentrification.
Organized by À qui la ville.
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Radical Film Night
Thursday, May 8, 6pm
L’Alizé, 900, rue Ontario est (métro Berri-UQAM)
From the combative streets of Madrid to self managed farms in Quebec, to indigenous blockades in New Brunswick, radical media makers focus in on the hotspots of resistance and flip the mainstream media narrative on its head.
Co-presented by Submedia.tv and Medi@ Libre
info: www.submedia.tv or www.grip-uqam.org/M@L
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Mothers Against Borders Brunch
Saturday, May 10, 11am
Lorne Centre, 2390 Ryde St. (métro Charlevoix)
On the eve of Mothers’ Day, the Justice for Ivonne Committee is hosting a brunch to celebrate the struggle of Ivonne Hernandez and other courageous mothers who have crossed and defied borders for their children.
Organized by the Justice for Ivonne Committee
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Book Launch: Le Cirque Diabolique
Thursday, May 15, 7pm
Bar Populaire, 6584, boul. St-Laurent (métro Beaubien)
Organized by les Éditions Bruno Massé and Sabotart
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Surrealism in Cinema #1
Thursday, May 15, 7:30pm
DIRA, 2035 St-Laurent, between Sherbrooke and Ontario (métro St-Laurent)
A monthly series about surrealism and film.
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Sunday, May 18, 1pm
La Déferle, 1407, rue Valois
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Defending the Land: Indigenous Resistance to Extraction
Thursday, May 22, 6pm
Native Friendship Centre of Montreal, 2001 Boul. Saint Laurent (métro St-Laurent)
Free community meal and presentation by Mel Bazil (indigenous Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’en organizer, sovereigntist, and anarchist). This event is a part of the Under The Weather: Climate Change Research and Justice Lecture Series at CKUT 90.3 FM, in collaboration with the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair, Climate Justice Montreal, QPIRG Concordia, the Anti-Colonial Solidarity Collective, Solidarity Across Borders and No One Is Illegal Montreal.
info: info: undertheweather.ckut.ca
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Thursday, May 22; doors at 8:30pm; show at 9:30pm
at L’Alizé, 900 rue Ontario East (métro Berri-UQAM)
On stage: ShowMe * Stella Jetté * Gumboots performance * Viva Bertaga * fire performance by Bobette * Caytee Lush (www.whatthefuckamidoinghere.com)
$5 or pay-what-you-can – accessible to wheelchairs
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Opening/Vernissage of Art & Anarchy
Friday, May 23, from 5pm until 9pm
At the Centre d’éducation populaire de la Petite-Bourgogne et de St-Henri (CEDA)
3rd floor, 2515 rue Delisle (métro Lionel-Groulx)
Music – Food & Snacks – Performances. Meet the contributing artists and get a first look at this year’s Art & Anarchy exhibition.
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Montreal Anarchist Bookfair 2014
Two days: Saturday, May 24 & Sunday, May 25
10am-5pm on both days
Centre Culturel Georges-Vanier (CCGV), 2450 rue Workman & Centre d’éducation populaire de la Petite-Bourgogne et de St-Henri (CEDA), 2515 rue Delisle
A short walk from Lionel-Groulx metro.
No gods, no masters, no bosses, no borders.
FREE. Welcome to all!
For anarchists, and people curious about anarchism.
-> Participants from all over Quebec and North America, booksellers and vendors, workshops, films, discussions, kids activities, art exhibits and more!
-> Part of the month-long Festival of Anarchy held throughout May & June 2014 at venues and locations all over the island of Montreal
-> Workshops & Presentations: www.anarchistbookfair.ca/workshops-and-presentations-2014
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Friday May 23rd, doors at 8pm
Il Motore, 179 Jean-Talon Ouest (métro Parc ou de Castelnau)
Queer Between the Covers presents the annual fundraiser / queer dance party /
show. Bands! DJs! Glamarchy Forever! New night, same jam.
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DIRA Anarchist Library BBQ
Saturday, May 24, 6pm
DIRA Anarchist Library (backyard), 2035 St-Laurent, between Sherbrooke & Ontario (métro St-Laurent)
DIRA’s annual post-Anarchist Bookfair BBQ, this year with a Eric Duhaime piñata.
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Annual Anarchist People of Colour (APOC) Potluck
Saturday, May 24, 6pm-10pm
Ste-Emilie Skillshare, 3942 rue Ste-Emilie
A closed potluck for anarchists who self-identify as POC (people of colour), Indigenous,
racialized persons, black, brown, and/or non-white, or those interested in learning
more about anarchy/anarchism. Our hope is to create a safe space to discuss
anarchist issues and ideas as they apply to our lives and experience, as well as
talk about our experience as racialized people in the anarchist scene.
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Info Night and Benefit Dinner for Anarchist Prisoners Carlos, Fallon and Amelie
Sunday, May 25, 6:30pm
La Déferle, 1407 rue Valois
Come out to La Déferle for a relaxed dinner of Latin American cuisine and hear all of the updates about the current legal state of 3 anarchists imprisoned in Mexico City.
Fallon, Amelie and Carlos were arrested at the beginning of this year, held for forty days without any accusations and finally slapped with 2 charges that translate to damages and attacking th public peace in a group. We will be giving some updates about their legal situation as well as providing some context and history of the anarchist space in Mexico City.
All funds raised at the dinner will go directly towards supporting anarchists in prison or on the run in Mexico. We can’t wait to see you there!
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Learning from an unimportant minority: Race politics beyond the official white/black paradigm
Monday, May 26, 6:30pm
QPIRG Concordia, 1500 de Maisonneuve West, suite 204 (métro Guy-Concordia)
Race is all around us, as one of the main structures of capitalist society. Yet, how we talk about it and even how we think about it is tightly policed. Everything about race is artificially distorted as a White/Black paradigm. Instead, we need to understand the imposed racial reality from many different angles of radical vision. A presentation by J. Sakai.
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Breakfast for Anarchists Book Launch
Tuesday, May 27, 9pm
Casa del popolo, 4873 boulevard St-Laurent
Book launch with author Norman Nawrocki and his band Crocodile. Free.
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Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal: Session on the Canadian Mining Industry
May 29 to June 1st
CEDA, 2515, rue Delisle (métro Lionel-Groulx)
A large coalition of organizations from Quebec, Canada and overseas is working to create a session of the Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT) on the Canadian Mining Industry for 2014-2016. The question we are asking is: why are today’s extractive industries a major cause of human rights abuses and environmental damages?
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Anti-Deportation Days: Two weeks of events, activities and actions demanding Status For All!
This year, the Status For All coalition is coordinating two weeks of activities in opposition to deportations, detentions and double punishment, and in support of a Solidarity City and the regularization of all non-status migrants. Anti-Deportation Days is organized and coordinated by the Status For All Coalition (comprised of Mexicians United for Regularization, Solidarity Across Borders and No One Is Illegal-Montreal, with the support of Dignidad Migrante and the Immigrant Workers Center).
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Montreal International Theatre Festival
June 2 & 3, 7:30pm
La Sala Rossa, 4848 boulevard St-Laurent
The world’s biggest and only international anarchist theatre festival. Two nights of amazing theatre, totally inexpensive.
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Anarchist theatre of the Belle Époque and pacifist women during the 1st World War
Thursday, June 5, 6-8pm
Bar Populaire, 6584, boulevard St-Laurent
The Montreal International Theatre Festival and the La Balancelle theatre troupe present an evening on anarchist theatre during the Belle Époque and pacifist women during the 1st World War.
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Demonstration: Stop Deportations! Status For All!
Saturday, June 7, 2pm
Gathering/Starting Point: Bethune Square
(Guy & DeMaisonneuve West, métro Guy-Concordia)
We march together to demand an end to deportations and detentions, and we denounce the double punishment of migrants with criminal records. We demand Status for All, and organize for a “Solidarity City” for all residents of Montreal. Organized by the Status For All Coalition (Mexicans United for Regularization, Solidarity Across Borders and No One Is Illegal, with the support of Dignidad Migrante and the Immigrant Workers Center).
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Trauma Support Group: Supporting Each Other When There Is No “Post” Trauma
May & June
Weekly Meetings TBA based on preferred time
Co-facilitated by Parneet, a radical counselling therapist, and Noah, an atypical
support worker & workshop nerd, this group is designed to support those who have
faced – and continue to face – police/state oppression and other forms of trauma.
THE FESTIVAL OF ANARCHY – MAY 1st – JUNE 15th, 2014 – MONTREAL