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Revolution from within: political prisoners in the 45-year narrative of U.S. prisons

Saturday, October 25th, 2014
2:00-4:00 pm
Revolution from within: political prisoners in the 45-year narrative of U.S. prisons

As part of Self-Determination Inside/Out, former political prisoners, family members and advocates lead a tour and share stories related to the exhibit.

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Film screening: On the side of the road

Monday, November 10, 2014
7pm

Former West Bank settler Lia Tarachansky looks at Israelis’ collective amnesia of the fateful events of 1948 when the state of Israel was born and most of the Palestinians became refugees. She follows the transformation of Israeli veterans trying uncover their denial of the war that changed the region forever.

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Self-Determination Inside/Out

September 11 – November 16, 2014

Opening: Thursday, September 11, 7-10pm

Interference Archive presents Self-Determination Inside/Out, a comprehensive exhibition and public program series featuring the cultural materials produced by incarcerated people and their allies. Ranging from the Attica Rebellion to political prisoners, AIDS education to prisoners-as-laborers, the struggles of incarcerated women and queer people to the current wave of hunger strikes in prisons and detention centers across the country, these materials fundamentally recast the history of the prison-industrial complex.

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Screening: Control

Tuesday, October 14
7-9pm

As part of Self-Determination Inside/ Out, Interference Archive will be screening Control, an observational documentary about the ways the juvenile justice system permeates the lives of the people it targets. Join us for this screening and discussion about the impacts of the juvenile justice system and some of the current struggles against it. With filmmakers Chris Bravo and Lindsey Schneider, and special guests TBA.

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“Prison is a form of violence against women.”

Thursday, October 9
6:30-8pm
**NOTE LOCATION** at CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave., NYC

Part of Self-Determination Inside/ Out, Interference Archive and the CUNYGC Center for the Study of Women and Society present “Prison is a form of violence against women.”, a video program and discussion about the motivations for and processes of organizing against prisons as gender violence. With Victoria Law, Cecily McMillan, Amy Meacham, and Sharon Richardson.

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Shattering Captivity: Struggles of Incarcerated People Against Solitary Confinement, Control Units, and Communication Management Units

Thursday, October 2
7-9pm

As part of Self-Determination Inside/ Out, Interference Archive brings together people and family members of people formerly incarcerated in isolation for a spirited discussion exploring the history of isolated confinement, as well as historical and contemporary organizing against it. With Tyrell Muhammad, Five Mualima-ak, Susan Rosenberg, and Sharmin Sadequee.

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Private Prisons Fueling Criminalization: Climate Change, Immigration, and Prisons

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
7-9pm

Private prisons and their major investors are fueling the criminalization and incarceration of immigrants and people of color. As climate change accelerates and creates large refugee communities of color, how will the prison industry respond? Join this talk hosted by Enlace with organizers from National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights (NNIRR), Families for Freedom, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, CUNY Prison Divest, and Columbia Prison Divest.

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Self-Determination Inside/Out Exhibition Tour

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
7-9pm

Join the curators and other prison activists for a tour and roving discussion of Self-Determination Inside/Out: Prison Movements Reshaping Society!

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I Seem to Be The State: Art and Conservation in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Thursday, September 18
7-9pm

Justseeds member, Roger Peet, presents on the art and theater projects he’s coordinated in support of conservation efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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New Reading Group on James “Yaki” Sayles

As part of Interference Archive’s upcoming exhibition, Self-Determination Inside/Out, we’re hosting a reading group for James ‘Yaki’ Sayles’s Meditations on Wretched of the Earth.