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The QPIRG Concordia Alternative Library is a free library that is committed to fulfilling the QPIRG Concordia mandate, which aims to promote social and environmental justice.

Our library carries hundreds of books, magazines, zines and audio-visual items, mostly in English. Our resources specialize in social and environmental justice covering subjects such as anti-racism and colonialism, queer issues, economics and globalization, sexuality and gender, (un)popular history, media, art and culture, prison issues, labour, environmental issues and more.
Our Librarian can be contacted for questions or comments at qpirglibrary@gmail.com

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Theme-of-the Month: Art and Activism

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Happy April! Our theme this month is Art and Activism: Art Changes People and People Change the World.

Here’s some of our featured items:

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” gripping eyewitness account of the Palestinian plight. Larry Towell, one of the finest photojournalists working today, made seven trips to Palestine between 1993 and 1997 and documented the Arab/Israeli conflict in a powerful series of pictures”

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“A graphic and uncompromising autobiographical bender, the story of Tea’s years as a prostitute, with provocative illustrations by Laurenn McCubbin.”

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“Realizing the Impossible is an inclusive and sprawling collection of art and writings that addresses this gap in our understanding of revolutionary movements. Do-it–yourself printmaking, Zapatista video, street art in Argentina’s popular uprisings, radical puppetry, the monuments to Haymarket martyrs, turn-of-the-century Australian Industrial Workers of the World printmakers, illustrator Clifford Harper, and wobbly poet Carlos Cortez are just a few themes in this collection that bridges time and geographical and cultural boundaries.”

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“Marilyn Buck was a committed political radical, imprisoned for over thirty years for her revolutionary activities. She was also a prolific writer and poet, publishing her work in a prize-winning chapbook, an audio CD, and in various journals and anthologies. She received a PEN American Center prize for poetry in 2001.”

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“Musings and Advice from a Queer Art Activist of Colour”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lexi Searcy, Library Coordinator

The QPIRG Concordia Alternative Library is a lending library that is committed to fulfilling the QPIRG Concordia mandate, which aims to promote social and environmental justice on campus and in the community.

Our library carries hundreds of books, magazines, zines and audio-visual items, mostly in English. Our resources specialize in social and environmental justice covering subjects such as anti-racism and colonialism, queer issues, economics and globalization, sexuality and gender, (un)popular history, media, art and culture, prison issues, labour, environmental issues and more.

We are located at 1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest, # 204.
We are open Monday to Thursday from noon – 6pm.
You can search our catalogue at alternativelibraries.org
If you’d like to contact our librarian, you can do so at qpirglibrary@gmail.com