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Coming Soon: Take Back the Fight exhibition catalogue

We’re excited to announce the upcoming release of a catalogue in conjunction with our current exhibition.

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Take Back the Fight: Resisting Sexual Violence from the Ground Up

Exhibition Dates: June 1 – October 29, 2017
Exhibition Opening: June 1, 7-10pm

Interference Archive’s summer 2017 exhibition Take Back the Fight: Resisting Sexual Violence from the Ground Up focuses on organized responses to gender and sexual violence. The primary goal of this exhibition is to highlight a variety of ways that individuals and communities have responded to sexual violence with creative and powerful grassroots and non-institutional justice and healing practices.

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Reading Group: The New Jim Crow

Starts August 12
Come read with us! A few of us have decided to spend some time reading together over the coming weeks at Interference Archive. We’ve decided to focus on The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, because we thought this would be a great book to have people to talk about with — whether you’re reading it for the first time, or for a second (or third?!).

We’re coming at this discussion not as experts, but as people who love to learn and who hope to learn from the others who come to this group. We’ll also work together to find related material in the Interference Archive collection for us to read if we choose; participants are encouraged to suggest related articles, podcasts, and books for others to check out as we go along.

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Interference Archive Block Party

Saturday, September 2, 2pm – 6pm

We’re bringing back the block party!  Save the date and join us on September 2 for food, music, screen printing, and other activities.

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Film Screening: Eat Your Children

Saturday, August 19, 7pm

Join us for a screening of Eat Your Children followed by a conversation with filmmaker Treasa O’Brien.

Eat Your Children is a provocation, an inside-out activist film, a film that attempts to document the invisible. It is a road-trip quest by two friends who emigrated from Ireland during the financial crash of 2008 and who have now returned to probe Ireland’s so-called acceptance of debt and austerity.

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Individual and Community Self-Defense Workshop

Saturday, August 19, 1-3pm

As part of the current Take Back the Fight: Resisting Sexual Violence from the Ground Up exhibition, Interference Archive is partnering with the Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE) to host a Peer Educator Self-Defense Workshop. Youth Peer Educators from CAE will lead an exciting and participatory self defense workshop. In this workshop, participants will learn how to protect themselves using physical self defense techniques, the power of their voice, and engaging in activism. This workshop is open to girls, transyouth, women, and LGBTQ+ identified folks and is limited to 20 participants. If you would like to participate, please RSVP.

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Summer Radical Playdates!

Saturday, August 12, 2017
1pm–3pm

Radical Playdate has been in full effect since February 2017. So far, we’ve made a zine, we made stencil graphics, created a growing resource list of music and storybooks, and we even had a little music protest parade. Now, we’d like to talk more about how we can make Radical Playdate more “radical,” and to expand our all-ages community. If you’ve been thinking of showing up, now is the time to do that!

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Take Back the Fight Exhibition Walk-Through

Sunday, August 6, 2pm

Join the curators of Take Back the Fight: Resisting Sexual Violence from the Ground Up for a conversation about the materials included in the show, and the history of organizing against sexual violence.

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Born In Flames Movie Night

Thursday, August 3rd, 7:30pm

Movie night at the archive! Join us for a showing of director Lizzie Borden’s 1983 film Born in Flames. Bring snacks if you like!

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Film Screening and Discussion: Presumed Innocent (1979)

August 5, 7pm

Join us for a critical look at Rikers Islands’ detention facilities, through the lens of both historic film and as well as the current organizing work of the Close Rikers Campaign. Filmed in the late 1970s inside the House of Detention for Men (HDM) on Rikers Island, Presumed Innocent (1979, Claude Beller and Stefan Moore) was created to provide a critical look at pre-trial detention conditions through the viewpoint of inmates, guards, judges, lawyers and other criminal justice officials. Following a screening of the film, the audience will have an opportunity to engage in conversation with filmmaker Claude Beller and a member of the Close Rikers Campaign for a discussion of historic and current work to raise awareness of conditions on Rikers Island.