Benefit Show for the Long Beach Infoshop
film, video, and slide artists
makers of noise
people who hate being categorized
The Long Beach Infoshop is a great resource –
with a library, zine library, tons of books and zines for
sale. They also offer free English and Spanish classes,
and they have a courtyard where bands can play.
It’s a struggle to keep it going, especially because a lot of the
money they fundraise has had to go to support political
prisoners and others who have been harassed since
last year’s Mayday celebration in Long Beach. The infoshop
kids have been doing excellent work supporting activists.
Now it’s time for us to support them and help keep the space
Sometimes even a positive event like a benefit
show can seem closed and exclusive.
People do outreach
to get the bodies down to make money, but not to find
the artists. It’s time to open up
You don’t have to label yourself with any
ist’s (as in anarchist) but the show is in the
spirit of freedom and originality and resistance to some of the forces
sexism, racism, ageism, hierarchy, and cynicism, to name a few.
The infoshop has books and literature and workshops dealing with
All these forces, because they are so oppressive.
And when we fight against these forces, we can really
Warning: there will be keyboards and trumpets there
(phone is easier-I don’t have a computer)
Show info: Saturday, August 10th
at Arts in Action in L.A. 7-11
Thank you all!!!