Mental health struggles, addiction and trauma in DIY / punk scene

AGA is hosting a book presentation / infotalk by Craig Lewis, a peer counsellor, punk and an author of three books on mental health. Lewis is touring Europe with his latest book, Punx in Recovery, sharing his personal experiences with mental health struggles in the diy / punk scene in US. Based on his own experience, Lewis discusses ways to deal with these issues in our communities.

Other books written by him include You’re Crazy – a book on first-hand accounts of people from the punk scene who live with mental health struggle, addiction and trauma, and Better Days – a mental health recovery workbook.

Soup (vegan) – 18.00

Infotalk / book presentation – 18.30

Location:

Anarchist Library

Eerste Schinkelstraat 14, Amsterdam

AGA presents: Anarchist Film Festival

Exciting news – Anarchist Group Amsterdam, together with Filmhuis Cavia is organising an Anarchist Film Festival on the 15 – 18 of November!

What would be better on a gloomy autumn weekend than chilling with your friends/family/partners/workmates/comrades in filmhuis Cavia, watching good films, engaging in talks with the makers and your fellow moviegoers, filling your belly with vegan snacks and listening to groovy music.

We’ve chosen a pretty cool programme and can’t wait to share it with you. But to give you a preview, expect fresh DIY films, old gems, late night (riot) porn and more.

The event will be by donation. All proceeds will go to Anarchist Defence Fund.

The festival is a safe space. We will not tolerate any forms of sexism, homophobia, racism or other discrimination. Unfortunately, the venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Stay tuned for updates and sneak peaks of the films!

Anarchist Defence Fund https://freedomnews.org.uk/the-international-anarchist-defence-fund/

Filmhuis Cavia http://www.filmhuiscavia.nl/