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Kids, Caregivers & Comrades 2013

Theme Room: KIDS, CAREGIVERS & COMRADES
SUNDAY, MAY 26, 11am-5pm
Room 119 at the CEDA (2515 rue Delisle)
accessible to wheelchairs / free

In addition to Kids Zone, this year the Bookfair will also have a “Kids, Caregivers, and Comrades” theme room on Sunday featuring the co-editors of Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind for a discussion on ways that non-parents can support caregivers and children, great films on educational alternatives, and a parents and caregivers caucus!  See below for the full schedule and descriptions.

11am: Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind (ENG)

Join Vikki Law (Resistance Behind Bars) & China Martens (The Future Generation) for a discussion on ways that non-parents can support caregivers and children in their communities, movements, and collective processes.

How do we create new, non-hierarchical structures of support and mutual aid and include all ages in the struggle for social justice? Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind will be a discussion of concrete tips, suggestions, and narratives on ways that non-parents can support parents, children, and caregivers in their communities, social movements, and collective processes. Good for those who are curious and would like to learn more, those new to parenting and children’s issues, as well as the more experienced. Let’s build an all-ages, inclusive revolution that leaves no one behind!

Victoria Law is a mother, photographer, and writer. She is the author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women.

Widely known as the grandma of the mama zine scene and a pioneer in the genre of radical parenting writing, China Martens has put out The Future Generation from 1990 to the present.

Co-presented by QPIRG Concordia & QPIRG McGill.

1pm: Parents and Caregivers Caucus (FR & EN)

This caucus is open to all parents and caregivers who would like to discuss issues of concern, share frustrations, tips, and strategies, as well as network with other parents and caregivers.  There will be a facilitator present, but the content of the discussion will be determined by those who attend.

3pm: Anarchist Education:  Films and Discussion (FR)

Been thinking about education? Come share your reflections and questions. The theme room finale will begin with the screening of two short films about anarchist education that have never before been screened in Quebec, followed by a space for discussion and sharing.

Facilitated by Marieke Reid-Gaudet and Mubeenah Mughal. Marike is interested in liberatory education, is active with the Montreal Rad School, does homeschooling with her son, and is president of the Quebec Homeschooling Association (l’Association Québécoise pour l’Éducation à Domicile).