Houston Anarchist Bookfair
Houston Anarchist Bookfair, a convergence to network, grow, and celebrate anarchist and anti-authoritarian projects in Texas and the surrounding region. Join us for books, workshops, and discussion to celebrate and expand our southern radical communities of resistance! 2023 edition is organized by Space City Anarchist Organization and Screwston Antifascist Committee.
Space City Anarchist Organization is a non-political, volunteer, activist organization of individuals united by anarchist values that seeks to create stronger communities through mutual aid. Help us build a movement in support of the people! Space City Anarchist Organization first began as a bookclub for few folks in December of 2021; within 1 month, an organization was established for like-minded folk dedicated and committed to building a movement in support of the people, and all who are oppressed, marginalized, and left-behind.
Houston has not been immune to the housing crisis, with up to 20,000 homeless youth each night. Despite the city's best efforts at reducing the population of UnHoused, encampments of UnHoused persons continue to grow. Many of the volunteers within SCAO have been impacted by the housing crisis in some way. We felt it important to begin our work by focusing on supporting the UnHoused population by providing shelter and aid. Since January of 2022, every other week we can be found at the center of the UnHoused encampments providing water, food, sleeping bags, and tents for anyone in need, no questions asked.
One of SCAO's guiding principles is mutual aid. Mutual aid is a voluntary giving, lending, or receiving of time, labor, or resources, with the expectation that the entire community will benefit in whole. Based on this principle, our grand goal is to establish cooperatives that will re-connect local communities through democratically organized community gardens, plastics recycling initiatives, community medic trainings, food & resource distribution, and civic education.
The Screwston Anti-fascist Committee is an organization formed in 2016 and dedicated to building resistance to fascism and the far-right in Houston, Texas. We draw inspiration from a long history of revolutionary anti-fascism in Houston and beyond, including Houston Anti-Racist Action in the 2000s and the John Brown Anti-Klan Committee in the 1970s and 80s. We also draw on a much longer history of fierce resistance to white supremacy, settler-colonialism, patriarchy, hetero-sexism, authoritarianism, and capitalism, particularly in the South.
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