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Bob Sheldon Day 2012 & Bob Sheldon Award Ceremony

Tuesday, February 21, old friends and new will be gathering at Internationalist Books to celebrate the life of Bob Sheldon, who continues to inspire countless people, even 21 years after his murder.

We will begin festivities around 7pm, there will be speakers sharing their Bob Sheldon stories with us. We will also be giving out this year’s Bob Sheldon award (to the Human Rights Center, or HRC). Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe will be providing the food.

If you have a story that you would like to share with everyone, please let us know! (email us at ibooks@internationalistbooks.org) This event is all about Bob and his legacy, so the more people who come out to share, the better!

Thank you and we hope to see you all soon!

<3 and Rage,

Internationalist Books Co-managers, Volunteers and Board Members

Ex Libris: a film about the Internationalist Prison Books Collective

One of our collective members made this 10 minute documentary on our group and we wanted to share it with all of y’all. Enjoy!

From the Description:

Ex Libris is a Latin phrase meaning “from the library of…” It is intended to be followed by someone’s name or the name of the library to which the book belongs. But standing alone, “Ex Libris” expresses the potential for literature to be nomadic, to shift between owners and for the Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective, the physical exchange of books between those both inside and outside prison walls also means the sharing of a greater vision.

The people you will see featured are some of the group’s core and equal members who are supported by a rotating door of volunteers.

The Collective formed five years ago to send books to prisoners in Mississippi, Alabama, and North Carolina. This piece is a small sketch of what the Collective does and how it operates. It does not and cannot unfold the story of the prison industrial complex although the collective’s work is an effort against the PIC. For that reason, this video focuses on what these volunteers do and how much work is put into the project. The reasons why they do it are for you to research and explore.

Bob Sheldon Day 2011

Bob Sheldon Day

Monday, February 21st, 6:30pm

Come to Internationalist Books to commemorate the life of its founder, Bob Sheldon, 20 years after he was murdered.

Our project wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Internationalist Books and we want to pay tribute to the man who founded the store and tragically ended up losing his life in the struggle for freedom.

Speeches from old friends, this years presentation of the Bob Sheldon Award,  as well as a rousing march to the site of the old store with an escort by Cackalak Thunder are planned. Food and beverages will also be provided.