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Launch of “Prison and Social Death” by Joshua Price

Thursday, February 18, 7:30pm

Come to a launch of Joshua Price’ book “Prison and Social Death” and a discussion of current efforts to end solitary confinement and other forms of extreme isolation in state prisons and local jails in New York and nationally with the participation of Five Mualimm-ak and Terrence Slater from the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC). We will discuss the experiences of people who have served time in solitary. We will also review recent legal settlements, legislative initiatives and activist attempts to end or curtail the use of solitary and solitary-like conditions.

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Workshop with Proletarian Printing Press

Sunday, February 14, 1-3pm

Join Alex and Becky Chipkin for a printmaking class this Valentines day, february 14th from 12 -3pm! They will be biking over their mobile Proletarian Printing Press! In honor of Black History Month we will be making Valentines Day postcards to our favorite influential African Americans! Supplies are provided, however you are encouraged to bring your own. The class is free! Donations are welcome.

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Film Screening: Comic Book Confidential (1988)

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
7pm

Film Screening: Comic Book Confidential (1988) A survey of the artistic history of the comic book medium and some of the major talents associated with it.

Featuring Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Sue Coe, Robert Crumb, Will Eisner, Al Feldstein, Shary Flenniken, William M. Gaines, Bill Griffith, Jaime Hernadez, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Stan Lee, Paul Mavrides, Frank Miller, Victor Moscoso, Francaise Mouly, Dan O’Neill, Harvey Pekar, Gilbert Shelton, Spain, and Art Spiegelman.

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Screening and Q&A: Miners Shot Down and Fallism in Contemporary South Africa

Sunday, February 21st, 2pm

Join us for this screening of Miners Shot Down, a documentary examining the wildcat strike that became South Africa’s first post-apartheid massacre, and a Q&A after with current organizers within South Africa’s student and labor movements.

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Rojava: Building Democratic Autonomy in Syria

Thursday, February 25, 7:30pm

The Kurdish freedom movement in Rojava has emerged against all odds in their fight for democratic confederalism, gender equality, and ecology in the midst of the Syrian Civil War. This discussion, facilitated by Melissa Forbis from Interference Archive, will feature Malek Rasamny, a researcher and artist based in New York and Beirut, and Matt Peterson, a New York filmmaker currently working with Malek Rasamny on The Native and the Refugee, a multi-media project connecting the American Indian reservation with the Palestinian refugee camp.

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Cartoonist Whit Taylor on Autobiography, Identity, and Self-Reflection in Comics

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
7–9pm

Join NYC-based, New Jersey-born cartoonist, editor, and comics writer, Whit Taylor as she talks about her work in the context of autobiography, identity, and self-reflection. She will present and discuss several of her comics, including The Anthropologists, a semi-autobiographical account of three strangers venturing into the Australian Outback together for a week of unexpected adventures, and her most recent work Ghost, a mind-expanding journey to remote and unanticipated landscapes, in a story of exploration, self-discovery, and healing.

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Our Comics, Ourselves: Identity, Expression, and Representation in Comic Art

January 21 – April 17, 2016
Exhibition opening: January 21, 7-10pm

The exhibition Our Comics, Ourselves: Identity, Expression, and Representation in Comic Art presents the graphic stories that describe the complexity and diversity of our collective experience, and examines the social and historical contexts within which they emerged. This exhibition includes includes comic books, graphic novels, DIY comics, and various comics paraphernalia primarily from the United States, 1945 to present.

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if a song could be freedom mixtapes

As part of the if a song could be freedom…Organized Sounds of Resistance exhibition, we invited musicians, activists organizers to curate a mixtape on a theme and genre of their choice. Here is the current collection of those which have been released! Listen up!

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Our Comics, Ourselves: Leela Corman Presents

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
7–9pm

Join Gainesville-based illustrator, cartoonist, and Middle Eastern dancer, Leela Corman as she talks about her work, from Eisner-nominated graphic novel, Unterzahkn, to her autobiographical comics about grief and healing, and her new collection of comics coming out in 2016 from Retrofit Books. She will also organize a participatory reading of one of her works.

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Three Dead Anarchists of Philadelphia, and Why I stalk Them: a talk about the place of local history in today’s struggle

Thursday February 4, 7 p.m.
Presented by Robert Helms

For over 25 years, Robert Helms has researched anarchism’s “golden age” in Philadelphia. Working as an independent scholar, Helms has uncovered nearly all of what is known about Natasha Notkin, Mary Hansen, and Voltairine de Cleyre. We hope this event will spark discussion about how people can conduct this kind of research in their own communities, the best ways to share the histories and generate future workshops on research in the New York area.