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Finally Got The News: The Printed Legacy of the U.S. Radical Left, 1970-1979

Exhibition and event series, January 26 – May 14, 2017
Exhibition opening: January 26th, 2017 7-10pm

Finally Got the News uncovers the hidden legacy of the radical left of the 1970s, a decade when vibrant social movements challenged racism, imperialism, patriarchy and capitalism itself. It uses original printed materials—from pamphlets to posters, flyers to record albums—to tell this politically rich and little-known story.

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Book cover of White and Black by Mohammad Sabaaneh

Book Talk with Palestinian cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh

Friday, April 28th, 7pm

Sabaaneh shares his life as an artist and cartoonist in Palestine and his time in an Israeli prison as a political prisoner and how it has influenced his art. He will discuss the ways that Israeli rule stifles so many normal hopes, aspirations, and activities for Palestinians. Mohammad will explore his work, his artistic influences and how he navigates the challenges of editorial cartooning in Palestine. He will discuss, accompanied by slides of his work, his own development as an artist.

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More Radical Playdates

Sunday, April 2, 1–3pm
Sunday, April 30, 10am-12pm
Sunday, June 4, Time TBD

Parents, kids, and families! Our first Radical Playdate was so popular that we planned 3 more! In this “now more than ever” moment we’re exploring ways to be more family-inclusive in hopes of growing our community. We would love for you to be a part of it.

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sub.Media: ITEOTWAWKIAIFF retrospective

Wednesday, May 3, 7pm

Last December, sub.Media shocked their fans, when they announced that they were pulling the plug on their flagship project “It’s the End of the World as We Know it and I Feel Fine” or ITEOTWAWKIAIFF.
Join us of a retrospective of the best clips from this anarchist video project, and speak directly with one of the show’s creators.

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Interference Archive at Ace Hotel Gallery: Fair Food Nation

May 4 – 31, 2017
This exhibition is located in the Gallery at Ace Hotel New York, 20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001.

This exhibition explores the intersection of local, national and global food issues through a presentation of archival ephemera documenting food’s integral role in the pursuit of social, racial and economic justice.

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Curator’s Tour: Finally Got The News: The Printed Legacy of the U.S. Radical Left, 1970-1979

Saturday, May 6, 1pm

Join curators of our current exhibition, Finally Got The News: The Printed Legacy of the U.S. Radical Left, 1970-1979, for a conversation about the material in this exhibition and the movements represented.

Finally Got the News uncovers the hidden legacy of the radical left of the 1970s, a decade when vibrant social movements challenged racism, imperialism, patriarchy and capitalism itself. It uses original printed materials—from pamphlets to posters, flyers to record albums—to tell this politically rich and little-known story.

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Film screening: Finally Got the News

Saturday, May 6, 7pm

Produced in 1970 as a collaboration between Newsreel filmmakers and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, Finally Got the News paints a picture of race, class, and labor issues in Detroit while exemplifying the ways cinema at the time was used by filmmakers as a means for liberation and a tool for worker struggles. This film screening accompanies Interference Archive’s public exhibition of the same name. We will be joined by Stewart Bird, one of the Newsreel filmmakers involved in this production, as well as by Chris Robé, author of “Detroit Rising: The League of Revolutionary Black Workers, Newsreel, and the Making of Finally Got the News”.

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Film Screening: EL PUEBLO SE LEVANTA and A LUTA CONTINUA

Sunday, May 14, 7pm

Celebrate the closing of our current exhibition with us as we watch these two amazing films!

Produced in 1971, El Pueblo Se Levanta portrays the racial discrimination, deficient community services, and poor education and job opportunities faced by Puerto Rican communities in the United States. This film focuses on the community of East Harlem and is narrated by the people it portrays, capturing the compassion and militancy of the Young Lords as they implemented their own health, educational, and public assistance programs and fought back against social injustice.

We will watch this film in conversation with A Luta Continua (1972), which records Mozambican guerillas fighting colonialism in the liberated areas of Mozambique. Filmed by African American lawyer Robert Van Lierop in solidarity with FRELIMO, A Luta Continua gives voice to similar demands for health care, education reform, and gender equality that we hear from the Young Lords in El Pueblo Se Levanta.

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The Puerto Rican Movement: Political Activism within the Diaspora

Saturday, April 22nd, 6:30-8:30pm
The history of modern social movements in the United States largely overlooks the story of Puerto Rican activists and their organizations. Responding to this gap, a group of activists of the Movimiento Pro Independencia (MPI)/Puerto Rican Socialist Party (PSP) in the U.S. have embarked on a series of projects that chronicle political activism within the Puerto Rican Diaspora from the 1960s through the 1980s.

On Saturday, April 22nd at Interference Archive. Carmen Vivian Rivera and José E. Velázquez, will lead a discussion on their experience as leaders of the MPI-PSP in the United States and its relevance to current social justice and political resistance movements.

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Sowing Resistance Propaganda Party

Sunday, April 23rd, 12-5pm

What is a propaganda party? It’s where we get together to make and share graphic and informational material that we can use in our organizing work. We’re excited to provide material at this event that you can use for the April 29th climate march, in your May Day organizing, and more.

Join us on April 23rd at Interference Archive! This is a time to meet people, learn about the work different organizations are doing, and pick up flyers, stickers, posters, buttons, and more. All this material is free to you, and we encourage you to grab a drink and meet some new people.