Audio: "We Are Many" Release at Baltimore's Radical Bookfair Pavilion

Audio: "We Are Many" Release at Baltimore's Radical Bookfair Pavilion

We Remember -- Occupy Baltimore activists gather in Autumn 2011. Photo By: Clayton Conn
We Remember -- Occupy Baltimore activists gather in Autumn 2011. Photo By: Clayton Conn

The Baltimore Radical Bookfair Pavilion is a five-year strong collaboration between The Baltimore Book Festival and the local radical infoshop: Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse. This year the Radical Bookfair gave a weekend-long schedule with a variety of speakers discussing everything from community organizing around issues of childcare/parenting/families to the Catonsville Nine to the prison industrial complex to art and activism to multiple and various discussions about our economy and labor practices to the philosophy(ies) of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to much much more. 

To open the festival, the Radical Bookfair hosted the release party for AK Press's new book, We Are Many: Reflections on Movement Strategy from Occupation to Liberation. The reception was sponsored by Union Craft Brewing, who donated free beer to the event, a reception began at 6pm.The reception was followed by a panel discussion moderated by local organizer and We are Many editor Mike McGuire.The panel included We Are Many co-editor Kate Khatib (who is also a founder and organizer of the Baltimore Radical Bookfair Pavilion), and contributors Lester Spence, John Duda, and Ryan Harvey. 

Describing the book and the panel discussion, the bookfair stated: 

"We Are Many brings together over 50 activists and organizers for a critical look at what the Occupy movement has accomplished, and casts an eye towards where the movement might go from here. Compiled by Baltimore organizers Mike McGuire and Kate Khatib, with SteamPunk Magazine editor Margaret Killjoy, We Are Many is the first collection on the Occupy Movement written by the on-the-ground activists."

Occupy Baltimore celebrated its one-year anniversary on October 4th, 2012. As we celebrate an important year in our collective social justice history, we bring you this important discussion.