there is no better time than now to get your shout back 2014 festival pass!!!!available here:https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/3rd-annual-shout-back-festival-anarchist-book-fair/x/4047242

there is no better time than now to get your shout back 2014 festival pass!!!!

available here:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/3rd-annual-shout-back-festival-anarchist-book-fair/x/4047242

We have just released our policy on abuse and consent! check it out and please let us know if you have suggestions about what might make you or others feel as safe as possible at our events.

Safer Spaces and Accessibility Committee

Policy on Abuse and Consent

As settlers on unceded and occupied Coast Salish Territory —  specifically the territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish peoples — we recognize the ongoing violence that we are complicit in as settlers and beneficiaries of colonialism.

We acknowledge that this policy is not perfect. Nor are we as organizers. We fuck up. We make messes. Everyone does. What’s important to us is what folks do with their messes, how they clean them up, so to speak. And so in undertaking the responsibility of creating a space that is safer, more inclusive, and an alternative to the criminal (in)justice system, we are open to suggestions and feedback from the community.

As there are many types of abuse that play out in our communities (ie: sexual, physical, emotional) we intend to collectively work towards creating spaces where abuse is minimized. That said, we are aware that creating spaces that are completely free of abuse is not possible. Safer space is as much about the process as it is about the end result; the medium is the message, so to speak.

Further, we recognize that the binaries of survivor/perpetrator, victim/abuser, person harmed/person who has caused harm are limiting and that people who have experienced harm can also cause harm. We wish to acknowledge that we have all been socialized in very abusive hierarchical systems (ie: colonialism,cissexism, white supremacy) and we would like to move forward with empathy through an intersectional framework of understanding and organizing.  

We are not a community accountability process, in and of itself. Rather, we are going to honour the processes as determined by the person/persons that have experienced harm. We value behaviour and actions and do not wish to lay judgement. Instead, we support a culture of action not isolation; we do not support processes for revenge or punishment.

·    While we will not be passing judgment(s) or taking stances of moral superiority, we would like to make explicit that in order to support survivors we will be centring their experiences and will do our best to construct spaces in which they will feel safe, supported, and comfortable. In order to do this, we would like to invite any survivors of abuse to reach out to us so we can work toward creating these spaces for individual cases and based on individual needs.

We will not engage in abuse denying or dialogues around ze said/she said/they said in the context of this festival. We believe survivors accounts of their own harm full stop.

Consent is a practice that needs to be ever present. Consent is about communication and not making assumptions about one’s identity, sexuality, needs or wants.

As such, we will not be going to make assumptions, We encourage you to bring a buddy who will help you feel safe and comfortable. If you let us know a bit about a situation, we can also check in with you throughout the festival or event that you attend and will do our best to meet your needs. If you have any other suggestions about what might make you or others feel as safe as possible at our events (up to and including explicitly asking someone *not* to attend shoutback fest), please do let us know. We intend to make this festival as welcoming as possible and understand that knowing our neighbours and supporting people to feel comfortable is a great way to alleviate social anxieties. With this in mind, we hope you are not alarmed by our friendly greetings.

For more information on community accountability processes please visit:

http://www.phillystandsup.com

http://www.incite-national.org/sites/default/files/incite_files/resource_docs/0985_revolution-starts-at-home.pdf

http://communityaccountability.wordpress.com/social-justice-journal-issue/

http://www.generationfive.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/G5_Toward_Transformative_Justice-Document.pdf



For more information on consent:

http://www.phillyspissed.net/sites/default/files/ZINE%20Support.pdf

http://www.phillyspissed.net/sites/default/files/learning%20good%20consent2.pdf

http://www.qzap.org/v5/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=626

http://www.phillyspissed.net/taxonomy/term/3

Hard Bitch playing at Shout Back Festival 2013 ! 

Hard Bitch playing at Shout Back Festival 2013 ! 

SHOUT BACK FEST WEEKEND PASS!Get ‘em while they’re hot!

SHOUT BACK FEST WEEKEND PASS!
Get ‘em while they’re hot!

SHOUT BACK SCHEDULE IS IN PLACE!

FRIDAY!

THE MANSION 7 PM

  • Screaming Queens
  • Lunch Lady
  • Chelsea Johnson
  • //Zoo

MOONTOWER 9 PM

  • Jellyboyzzz
  • Dead Soft
  • Dogbreth
  • Menopause

SATURDAY!

SIXFEST STAGE

  • Noisy Tits
  • Haiku Charlie
  • KMVP
  • Kellarissa
  • Bow & Antler

THOR’S PALACE 1 PM

  • Brave Irene
  • Derek Wheeler
  • Remembran
  • Bitch City/Rad Problems
  • Puppies

A LOVELY PARK 4 PM

  • Eirene Cloma
  • Alanna J Stew
  • Hebecca
  • Colleen Wagner
  • Kim Possible

THE ALF HOUSE 7 PM

  • Puppies
  • Tight Jeans
  • Living Deadbeats
  • Love Cuts

THE MANSION 8 PM

  • Copy/Paste
  • Lost Lover’s Brigade
  • Megabog
  • Nation of Two
  • Cris Derkson

MOONTOWER 9 PM

  • Movieland
  • Kidnap Kids!
  • Mary Sweeney
  • Rat Riot
  • Twenty Three
  • Adam Kadmon

SUNDAY!

THE MANSION 10 AM: FREE waffle breakfast!!!

THE MANSION 11 AM

  • Blankets
  • Anju Singh
  • Hot Noisy Mess
  • Ghost Taco
  • Chariots
  • Holtzkopf
  • N.213

SKATE PARK 3 PM

  • Thee Ahs
  • Bushtit
  • Bleating Hearts 
  • So You Think You Can Sleep
  • Aunts & Uncles

Please be aware that minor changes may occur! And if you are a member of one of the bands and we accidentally booked you in a spot you are unable to play, please contact shoutbackfest@gmail.com and we’ll correct it as soon as possible!

Workshops will be held on Sunday, more info on those to come!

ONE WEEK UNTIL RADICAL QUEER DIY FEMINIST ROCK AND ROLL CRUSHES WHAT YOU THOUGHT EXISTENCE WAS AND OPENS YOUR MIND TO WHAT CAN BE! SHRED THE GNAR!