On the 27th of February 2010 three dozen Portland residents gathered to celebrate the Institute for Anarchist Studies and its primary mission of providing grants to radical writers and translators.|
First Northwest Event for the IAS
This was one of the first events in the Northwest for the IAS, and we were pleased to offer fine food and drink to our friends in the Portland community. All contributions collected that evening went directly to supporting radical writers and our important work. Over $1000 was raised!
Building off over a decade of experience, the IAS amplifies radical voices by providing funding so that grantees can create engaging and politically important contributions. Such grantees include Portland's own Kristian Williams (www.kristianwilliams.com), who spoke at the event, and is currently working on a book on Oscar Wilde and anarchism partially funded by the IAS. The most recent issue of Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, a publication of the IAS, was also distributed to attendees.
Support Those Who Support Us
Dinner was prepared by noted vegan chef Isa Moskowitz (www.theppk.com) author of the Veganomicon and other fine vegan cookbooks; and was assisted by Lauren Fitzgerald. Beer was provided by the amazing St. Hellen's based brewery Captured by Porches (www.capturedbyporches.com); delicious dessert came from Wingnut Confection's (www.wingnutconfections.com). Additional thanks to the Alberta St. Coop, Food Fight Grocery (www.foodfightgrocery.com), Dave's Killer Bread, the Red and Black Caf? (www.redandblackcafe.com) and Missy.
Event organizers Paul Messersmith-Glavin, IAS board member, and Kevin Van Meter, IAS supporter, wish to thank all those who attended and contributed to making this event a great success and request that Portland radicals support those who supported us!
Contribute to the Ongoing Work of the IAS
The IAS looks forward to future events-lectures, workshops, and fundraisers-in Portland and the Pacific Northwest over the next year. For all those who would like more information about the IAS, to obtain a copy of Perspectives, or would like to make a contribution toward supporting radical writers and thinkers, visit: www.anarchist-studies.org.
Perspectives in Portland
Copies of the IAS publication Perspectives On Anarchist Theory is available at the following infoshops and bookstores in Portland, OR: The Red and Black Cafe; Copyleft Books; Reading Frenzy; Laughing Horse Books; and Powells.
About the Institute of Anarchist Studies
The Institute for Anarchist Studies (IAS), a nonprofit foundation established in 1996 to support the development of anarchism, is a grant-giving organization for radical writers and translators worldwide. To date, we have funded some sixty projects by authors from countries around the world, including Argentina, Lebanon, Canada, Chile, Ireland, Nigeria, Germany, South Africa, and the United States. We also publish the online and print journal Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, organize the annual Renewing the Anarchist Tradition conference, and offer the Mutual Aid Speakers List. The IAS is part of a larger movement to radically transform society as well. We are internally democratic and work in solidarity with people around the globe who share our values.
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