Save The Date: Remembering Bob Sheldon February 21st

bob_sheldonRemembering the Life & Legacy of Bob Sheldon

Sunday afternoon, February 21st

The collective and board of Internationalist Books & Community Center invite you to join us to remember Bob Sheldon this year on the 25th anniversary of his death. We are inviting friends and comrades to help shape this event and share memories and stories together on Sunday, February 21st.

If you would like to be involved in the planning of this day, have desires for how it could look, or would like to know how to share as part of the event, please be in touch with us by writing an email to ibooks [at] internationalistbooks.org.

Be Our Valentine – Donate to Internationalist!

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We hate Valentine’s day. We also hate capitalism and money. But we love what we do, and the community we do it with. We need money to support our free-to-use community center, our projects, and our radical bookshop. So this Valentine’s day, why not make a donation to your favorite subversive sweethearts?

Donate Online Here! You can also send us checks or come by in person to the shop at 101 Lloyd St., Carrboro, NC 27510.

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For the first 10 donations of more than $50 we get by February 15, we’ll also send you one of our nikki16-MAIN-56394830a8d87-580favorite calendars as a special present!

Jan. 30 2pm: Justice for Matthew and Dennis: NO MORE JAIL DEATHS!

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https://www.facebook.com/events/1664341070503230/

Saturday, Jan. 30th, 2pm

CCB Plaza

Matthew McCain and Dennis McMurray were beloved fathers living in Durham, NC. They are just two examples of community members who have died due to medical neglect while locked up at the Durham County Jail. At least three people have died while in custody at the Durham County Jail in the last year. On top of that the Durham County Jail tried to cover up these deaths and purposefully ignored and misled Matthew and Dennis’s family members when they sought more information. On Saturday we say their names and demand an end to deaths at the Durham County Jail along with a full community led, independent investigation of the Jail. #JusticeforMatthew #JusticeforDennis #WeBelievePrisoners

For more info and statements from Matthew and Dennis’s family members, see http://amplifyvoices.com/

Herbal Medicine Workshop Series: February 9th & 23rd, March 8th

FullSizeRender (2)Join Molly Sweetser for a series of late winter herbal medicine workshops!
Molly is a local herbalist who has, since she was a kid in Western NC, cultivated a curiosity and care for the woods around us and the incredible healing potential therein. Molly has studied with Mimi Kamp in Arizona and graduated from the Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine in Siskiyou County, California in 2012. In her practice, she brings together aspects of Western and energetic herbal medicine and a belief in the transformative power of plants and the possibilities of being our own healers.
Tuesday February 9th 7-8:30pm: The Apothecary in Your Kitchen
Most of us are cooking with and eating medicinal plants everyday! Likely, you have in your pantry one of the best burn treatments that we know about! This workshop will cover some of the common culinary herbs and spices. We will learn about their medicinal properties and some easy and very helpful ways to use them. https://www.facebook.com/events/460480624140992/
Tuesday February 23rd 7-8:30pm: Herbs for the Digestion
Healthy digestion is one of the key pieces to overall wellness. We will go over some basic physiology of the digestive system and talk about plants to support digestive function.
Tuesday March 8th 7-8:30pm: Herbal Spring Tonics
This workshop will get us thinking about welcoming in the springtime around us and within us. We will learn about some of the spring greens coming up soon that can help support and boost the body as we emerge from winter. And, we will learn how to make our own medicine with these easy-to-find plants.
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Events for January 22 International Day of Trans Prisoner Solidarity

jan22 Events at Internationalist Books & Community Center for the first annual Day of Trans Prisoner Solidarity:

Trans Discussion Group Letter Writing Night
The Trans Discussion Group will write postcards and letters to trans prisoners during their regular meeting on January 20. This meeting is the closed meeting for January (only for folks who identify as trans/genderqueer/gender non-conforming or questioning). Trans Discussion Group meets twice monthly at Internationalist, alternating between closed and open meetings.

Letter Writing, Resource Share & Art Making
January 22, 7:00pm
The Internationalist collective will host an open letter writing, resource sharing and art making night to write to trans prisoners, share information about cases and organizations supporting trans prisoners and fighting prisons, and make art and flyers to bring visibility to these resources in the community.