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Resistance Radio: The People’s Airwaves

July 11 – September 29, 2019
Opening reception: Thursday, July 11, 6-9pm

Our current exhibition focuses on the people, stations, and organizations that have battled to bring their defiant programming onto the airwaves, and particularly when these actions were in service of grassroots movements and/or community organizing.

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Audio Interference 67: Interference Archive on Radio Survivor

Audio Interference is excited to be bringing you an episode from a guest podcast, Radio Survivor. Interference volunteers Elena Levi and Celia Easton Koehler appeared on the podcast to talk about our current exhibition, Resistance Radio: The People’s Airwaves.

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Reportando desde las Bases

Friday, September 20, 7pm
New York-based radio broadcasters Leobardo Ambrosio Ajtzalam, Tadii Angeles, and Charlie Uruchima will talk about using radio as an educational tool to activate indigenous languages and cultures, mobilize communities, and connect grassroots, local, and transnational movements for indigenous resistance and sovereignty.

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Radical Playdate presents: Let’s Make Posters!

Saturday, September 28, 2-4pm
Recommended ages: 12 and under
Suggested donation: $5 (but no one will be turned away!)

If you had a radio show, what would you say on it? What kind of music would you play? Who would listen to your radio show? Inspired by our current exhibition, Resistance Radio, we’ll design and make posters about pirate radio, listening, music….and even pirates if you want!

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A Quest for Home Zine Launch & Party

September 28th, 2019, 5–8pm

A Quest for Home was a series of writing workshops presented by Arts & Democracy for the South Asian diaspora and led by the Pakistani writer, Roohi Chowdhury. For six weeks, the participants joined together to write away their mythic journey towards home and identity, culminating in a zine that will be available at the event.

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Building for Us: Stories of Homesteading and Cooperative Housing

Exhibition Opening: October 17, 2019, 7-9pm
Exhibition Dates: October 17, 2019 to February 2, 2020

In the early 1970s, government disinvestment in New York City, coupled with widespread landlord abandonment, gave rise to squatting, urban homesteading, and other forms of self-help housing. The Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (UHAB) grew out of the self-help housing movement. This exhibition features the people who fought to turn vacant or neglected buildings into vibrant co-ops, illuminating the origins of New York City’s affordable housing cooperatives.

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Notes on Solidarity: Tricontinentalism in Print

Tuesday, September 10th through Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
NOT AT INTERFERENCE ARCHIVE!

Exploring a chapter of the anti-colonial struggles that unfolded after World War Two, Notes on Solidarity: Tricontinentalism in Print considers the role played by printed materials in the practice of Tricontinentalism.

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Film Screening: Citizen Provocateur

Friday, September 13, 7pm

This 2007 documentary follows some of the individuals whose lives were touched by “The Prison Show,” and follows the long journey Ray Hill made from surviving prison himself as a gay, white collar criminal to becoming an ACLU award-winning activist.

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Film Screening: Oktay Ince and resisting with moving images in Turkey

Saturday, September 7, 7-9pm

A screening program of video-activist and documentary works, and videos from the current struggle of Oktay İnce, presented by belit sağ.

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Tor: What is it Good For?

Saturday, September 14th, 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Join the Tech Learning Collective in a two-hour mini-intensive digital safety workshop focused on the Tor Project.

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Resistance Radio Wikipedia Editathon

Tuesday, August 27, 5-9pm

In recognition of our current exhibition, Resistance Radio, we are holding a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on the theme of pirate radio and community broadcasting.

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Peter Linebaugh discusses Red Round Globe Hot Burning

Tuesday, July 23, 6-8pm

Join Common Notions in celebrating Peter Linebaugh, preeminent scholar-activist of our proletarian pro-commons revolutionary history, and his latest publication, Red Round Globe Hot Burning: Crossroads of Commons and Closure, of Love and Terror, of Race and Class (University of California, 2019).

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“Yo Yo Mon Brooklyn!” New York City’s Pirates of the Air

Friday, July 26, 7pm

Radio producer and audio archivist David Goren will explore the cultural and political forces driving underground radio in NYC since the late sixties via live tuning, archival recordings and excerpts from his recent BBC radio documentary. David will be joined by a very special guest: Joan Martinez, a filmmaker, an avid listener to the Kreyol language pirates of Flatbush’s “Little Haiti” and an occasional broadcaster on them.

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One Struggle presents Seeds of Unity: It’s Fascism, Y’all

Sunday, July 28, 3-5pm

In this moment of “fake news,” relativism and historical amnesia, concepts matter. Concepts allow us to construct a lens to interpret and affect the world around us. Join One Struggle for a presentation and discussion to mark the launch of the “Sprouting Theory” series.

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Building Solidarity: Supporting Community Organizations through Archival Practice

Two part workshop: Tues, July 16 and Thursday, July 18, both days 6-8:30pm.

This workshop will explore the work of community archivists, and how these skills can support community-based organizations. Attendees will help craft a plan for the long-term stewardship of the archives of the Asian American Arts Alliance.

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Audio Interference 66: Poor People’s Campaign

In this episode of Audio Interference, we’re speaking with activists, organizers, musicians and artists who are a part of The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

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Reflecting the Airwaves: the Microbroadcasting Movement Then and Now

Saturday, July 13, 5pm

Join us for a conversation with radio broadcasters, activists, and academics about the microbroadcasting movement in the US and its legacy and influence today.

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Historical Memory, Citation, and the Archive: Activating the Components of Our Culture of Revolt

June 23, 2019, 6-8pm

How do recollections and invocations of past struggles inform contemporary campaigns against injustice? Drawing on material from his new book Premonitions, movement-based scholar AK Thompson reveals how historical memory, citation, and the archive operate unconsciously to constitute the political field and shape our culture of revolt.

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Everybody’s Got A Right To Live: The Poor People’s Campaign 1968 & Now

April 18 – June 23, 2019
Opening reception: Thursday, April 18, 6-9pm

Described as Martin Luther King Jr.’s “last great dream,” the Poor People’s Campaign of 1968 was an ambitious movement to make poverty in the world’s richest nation visible and to demand justice for poor Americans. This exhibition provides a look at some of the visual culture of the original PPC, including photographs of marches and rallies, press coverage, and a contemporary public response to a mural in Resurrection City called the ‘hunger wall,’ in addition to showcasing the efforts of the new PPC and a portfolio of Justseeds posters created in solidarity with their actions.

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Unschooling: Understanding the past, living the present, looking towards the future

Friday, June 21, 7:30pm
In collaboration with the rooted us unconference. This talk and discussion will look at the history of the unschooling movement, as well as the potential for its future.