We live in a society predicated on violence that is both systemic and extremely personal. While many events make claims to creating “safer spaces,” we think it is important to recognize that, given the realities of life, no space is truly “safe.” Likewise, as anarchists, we do not feel drawn towards playing judge or jury. That said, we respect the needs of individual survivors to do what they need to do to keep themselves safe, and will do our best to stand in solidarity with actions to those ends. Our solidarity does not extend to the involvement of police or other state or legal apparatus.
If you feel like your safety is compromised* during the book fair, please seek out and organizer or book fair volunteer for support. If you have concerns ahead of time, please check in with us so we can do our best to support you.
* Offer does not apply to law enforcement, known snitches, fascists, or authoritarians.