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Announcement :: Organizing
MidAtlantic Infoshop Gathering Spring 2006
27 Sep 2005
An infoshop gathering is being planned in Baltimore for Spring 2006. We hope this event will create a solid network of like-minded people: both improving our own respective infoshops and having an international resource for mass mobilizing efforts. Help and infoshop contacts are needed!
Please forward widely!

Dear Radical Friends-

A MidAtlantic Radical Book Fair is being planned for Spring 2006 in
Baltimore, MD. This seems like a great time to run an infoshop gathering.
We have a lot to gain by working together to create a solid network of
like-minded people: both improving our own respective infoshops and having
an international resource for mass mobilizing efforts. Topics could
include:

What is an infoshop and why do we do this work?

Paid workers versus volunteers

Pros and cons of getting nonprofit status and how to do it

How do we make infoshops relevant and useful outside a punk/anarchist
community?

How to start an infoshop: What problems and successes have infoshops had?

Luddites versus tech geeks: what role does technology play in infoshops?

Unionizing collective workplaces: How do we unionize when all the workers
are also the owner?

As of late September 2005, this project is in its initial planning stages.
We're looking for the following:

1) People who are interested in planning and organizing the infoshop
gathering

2) Ideas and/or presenters for workshops, suggestions for how this
gathering would be most helpful to you and your infoshop, thoughts about
how to structure the gathering

3) Contact information for infoshops in your area

4) Any other ideas or constructive energy

E-mail infoshop @ redemmas.org with any questions/ideas/concerns or to be
added to the Infoshop gathering listserv. If you have questions about the
book fair itself or would like to help out, please e-mail
maabf @ redemmas.org (remove spaces around "@" in email addresses before sending).

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