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Climate Justice Wikipedia Editathon

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 6-9pm

Join us to increase representation of environmental issues on Wikipedia! Surrounded by material from our exhibition, A Visual History of Climate Justice, we’ll kick off this event at 6pm with some snacks, followed by a presentation at 6:30 on anti-nuclear organizing. Yuko Tonohira will share about her experience with the post-Fukushima antinuclear movement and anti-uranium struggles with indigenous peoples, and the relationship between this work and the climate movement.

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A Visual History of Climate Justice

Exhibition Opening: Thursday, February 20, 2020, 6:30-9pm
Exhibition Dates: February 20 – May 3, 2020

Join us for Like the Waters We Rise: Climate Justice in Print, a two-part exhibition that tells a story of our contemporary climate justice movement through printed works, both past and present.

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Game On!

Sunday, February 9, 2020
12pm-7pm

Come hang out at Interference Archive for an afternoon of games, music, and tasty snacks. We’ll bake our favorite treats, put on our favorite tunes, and pull out a few board games from our archive collection — as well as from our collections at home. Feel free to bring your favorite game to teach others!

Suggested donation: $15/adult; $10/kid (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

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Radical Archives Happy Hour

Monday, February 10, 6-8pm
Location: Strong Rope Brewery, 574 President Street

Join us for another Radical Archives Happy Hour at Strong Rope Brewery! There’s nothing we love more than hanging out with folks who love archiving and who want to celebrate the work of radical archives. Not only do we get to support an amazing local family-owned brewery, but $1 of every drink will go to Interference Archive.

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Audio Interference 72: Dissident Island

“Areas that are now very affluent in London like Notting Hill or Camden Town, these would have been full of squatted places. Literally streets, like whole blocks of terraced housing that were squatted. From the 1960-70s onward there’s lots of people that ended up in possession of properties having initially squatted there.”

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Audio Interference 71: Protect Oak Flat

In this episode, we speak with Vanessa Nosie, activist, and Carrie Curley, activist and artist, about the Apache Stronghold and their spiritual movement to protect Oak Flat from the foreign mining company Resolution Copper.

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Prison Library Support Network Volunteer Orientation

Friday, January 24, 6:30-7:30pm

Join us for the first-ever volunteer orientation for Prison Library Support Network’s new Reference Project. After attending this orientation you will be able to remotely answer reference questions from people incarcerated in NYC correctional facilities.

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Building For Us: Short Films about Housing and Homesteading | Construyendo Para Nosotros: Películas cortas sobre viviendas y casa habitación

Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 3 PM to 5 PM | Domingo 26 de enero, 2020 de 3 PM a 5 PM

Join us for a screening of short films about the history and creation of cooperative housing in New York City, as well as struggles for housing justice more broadly. | Acompañanos para una proyección de películas cortas sobre la historia y creación de viviendas cooperativas en la ciudad de Nueva York, y también luchas más generales para justicia de viviendas.

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Black Lives Matter (zine)

Special Hours: Open for MLK Day (Monday 12-5 PM)

We will be open this Monday for MLK Day. While we are open, we will be showing a mixture of video (documentaries, news footage, activist media, etc.), along with audio in connection to Black Lives Matter, Moms 4 Housing, Say Her Name, and related social movements connected to civil rights, anti-racist, and intersecting concerns.

Come by anytime between 12-5 PM to see media promoting liberatory social movements. If there are any videos that you want to see, come to Interference Archive to request it (radical participatory culture in action.) The space will be open for access to all the archival material and regular usage.

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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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Preserve Your Co-op’s History (Archiving Workshop) | Preservar la historia de su cooperativa (Taller de Archivado)

Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM | Jueves 9 de enero, 2020 de 6:30 PM a 8:30 PM

Join archivist Maggie Schreiner to learn easy tools and techniques to document, organize, and preserve the history of your building – both for the present and for the future. | Únanse con archivista Maggie Schreiner para aprender medios y métodos sencillos para documentar, organizar y preservar la historia de su edificio – para el presente y para el futuro.

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Silent Auction: Support Interference Archive / Own a Piece of Movement History!

Own a piece of movement history – Interference Archive is launching an online auction in time for Giving Tuesday. Support the work of this people-powered, movement archive by bidding on items drawn directly from our collection, including posters from the Puerto Rican Independence movement, Feminist music festivals, Anti-War movements and many more. The auction will run from December 3rd, to December 20th, with all funds going to help Interference pay rent and support programming.

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Audre Lorde wearing Emma Goldman t-shirt

Audre and Emma: Genealogies of Anarchistic Critique and Resistance

Saturday Dec 28, 6 pm – 8 pm

We will be showing a collage of video documentaries and historical stock footage related to Audre Lorde and Emma Goldman (30-45 minutes) and followed by a discussion relating to the intersecting philosophical themes that they both illustrated in their writings that relate to the anarchistic genealogy of the refusal and rejection of state, capital(ism), and the multitude of hierarchies (institutional & interpersonal) that dominate our lives. The screening will be organized by Interference Archive volunteer Dane and, after the screening, there will be a discussion about the works of Audre and Emma that will be an open-forum circle conversation that will be participant-led & determined with an emphasis towards the voices of marginalized populations.

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December Holidays with Interference Archive

Special Hours This Week: Open Dec 23-25 (Monday-Wednesday 12-5 PM)

Interference Archive will be open Dec 23-25 (Monday – Wednesday, 12-5 PM), in addition to our regular hours this week and next week. This means we will be open 11 days in a row (Dec 19-29.)

If you are needing an excuse to skip holidays with the family or just have Archive Fever, come on down to Interference Archive.

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CR-NYC-Holiday Party

Critical Resistance NYC Holiday Card Writing Party

Sunday December 8, 1 PM to 4 PM

Every year in the wintertime, Critical Resistance New York City sends a note of solidarity, hope, and encouragement to 1,500+ of our comrades that are currently locked up in jails, detention centers, and prisons on the east coast. This year, we invite you to join us at Interference Archive to send cards across the walls to our people!

It is our hope that together we can get notes to all of our contacts and continue to strengthen our relationships as one piece of reducing the isolation of imprisonment. All are welcome and no prior letter writing experience is needed. We will have snacks and other materials to share in addition to card writing supplies – and we hope to see you there!

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The Politics of the Joy of Printing

December 5th, 2019, 7–9pm

Author Danielle Aubert will talk about her exciting new book, The Detroit Printing Co-op: The Politics of the Joy of Printing. Hopefully the first in a series of events about the evolution and explosion of “movement printshops” in the 1960s–80s, Aubert will dial in on the specifics of this experiment in mass production in the radical community of Detroit.

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Citation and the Archive

Audio Interference 70: Citation and the Archive

AK Thompson speaks about citation and the role of archivists in social movements.

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We the People Won’t Go: LES Artists on the Squatting movement / Nosotros la Gente No Nos Vamos: Artistas del LES acerca del movimiento de Ocupación

December 15, 2019, 6 PM to 8 PM | 15 de diciembre, 2019 de 6 PM a 8 PM

This panel will feature artists who were a part of the Lower East Side squatting movement. Artists will discuss how they’ve tried to document this movement through their work, or how their involvement in the squatting movement has shaped how they make art. / En esta mesa de discusión aparecen artistas quienes tomaron parte del movimiento de ocupación del Lower East Side. Artistas hablarán de cómo han intentado de documentar este movimiento a través de su arte, o como su participación en el movimiento de ocupación ha determinado la manera de que producen arte.

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Open Today

November 28, 2019

We’re open today, 11/28 from 1-9pm for regular open hours.

Check out our anti-colonialism and indigenous social movements material today or in the near future !

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Audio Interference 69: What a DJ Really Is

“we never used the term pirate radio …what we are doing is legit we are legit we are community radio station and more important we are an undocumented radio station.. that’s how we talked about it…—we are not illegal we are undocumented”