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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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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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Like the Waters, We Rise: Climate Justice in Print, pt.1

November 21st, 2019–April 17th, 2020
Opening event: November 21st, 6–9pm
This part of this exhibition is not at Interference Archive

Artists have long been at the heart of this movement, finding bold, inspiring ways to help uplift struggles, reveal connections between climate and intersecting issues, build public support, and paint a picture of the world we are working to create. Like the Waters, We Rise tells the story of this expansive climate justice movement through a collection of print-based works developed as part of—or inspired by—occupations, direct actions, and mass mobilizations. Taken together, these works show the many terrains of struggle, points of intervention, and solutions of this continually expanding movement of 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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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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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”

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Museum of Capitalism: Book Launch

Tuesday, November 19, 7pm

Join us to celebrate the launch of the second expanded edition of Museum of Capitalism, published by Inventory Press, with readings by authors Ben Davis, Rose Linke, Lester K. Spence, and other contributors to the book. This event coincides with the Museum’s first NYC exhibition, from Oct 30 – December 10 at The New School.

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Double Trouble: Double Feature


Saturday, November 23, 7-9:00PM

Join us as we show two episodes of overlapping theme of the subMedia documentary series, Trouble, with episodes #19 (Quiet Storm) and #5 (You Are Being Watched:Movement Defense Against State & Corporate Surveillance).

subMedia is a video production ensemble, which aims to promote anarchist and anti-capitalist ideas, and aid social struggles through the dissemination of radical films and videos. Founded in 1994, subMedia has produced hundreds of videos on everything from anti-globalization protests to films about shoplifting.

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If I Can’t Sing, It’s Not My Karaoke Revolution!

A fundraiser for Interference Archive
Saturday, November 16, 7-9:30pm
Starr Bar, 214 Starr St, Brooklyn

All proceeds will help us pay the rent and continue caring for our people-powered social movement archive!

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Film Screening: Change the Subject

Thursday, November 21, 7pm

Join Interference Archive and Director Jill Baron for this free film screening, and learn how a library cataloging term became a flashpoint in the immigration debate on Capitol Hill. Donations welcome.

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Intro to Cooperative Homeownership Course / Curso de Introduccion a ser Propietario de Viviendas Cooperativas

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 6 PM to 8 PM / Jueves, 7 de noviembre, 2019 de 6 PM a 8 PM

Space is limited. Registration is required / Espacio es limitado. Se requiere registro en avance

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Audio Interference 68: Brooklyn Pirate Radio

In this episode, we’re sharing excerpts from an event at Interference Archive in July, which featured a conversation between David Goren and Joan Martinez about Haitian pirate radio stations of Brooklyn.

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Building the Movement for Mutual Aid: Training Series

Part 1: Friday, November 1, 7-9pm
D.I.Y. Crisis Response Presentation & Discussion using archival material from Interference Archive

Part 2: Saturday, November 2, 4-8pm
Participatory workshop and skill share
***Please RSVP for Part 2: participatory workshop and skill share 

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Sanctuary Movements, Open Archive and Community Building

Saturday, October 26,2-5pm
***Location: Creative Arts Workshop, 80 Audubon St, New Haven, CT

As part of “Sanctuary Cities and the Politics of the American Dream,” all are welcome to take part in an open archive presentation and group discussion from Interference Archive and the New Haven Museum.

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Wikipedia Edit-a-thon / “Edit-a-thon” de Wikipedia

November 13, 2019 from 6 PM to 9 PM / 13 de noviembre, 2019, de 6 PM a 9 PM

Help us edit Wikipedia pages related to co-operative housing in New York City. Please RSVP in advance. / Ayúdenos a revisar las páginas de Wikipedia relacionado con viviendas cooperativas en la ciudad de Nueva York. Se requiere registro en avance.

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Loisaida Co-op Walking Tour / Paseo a Pie de Cooperativas de Loisaida

Saturday, October 26, 2019 Space is limited. Registration is required at tiny.cc/LEStour Meet at 11 AM at Tompkins Square Park

Sábado 26 de octubre, 2019. Espacio es limitado. Se requiere registro en avance en tiny.cc/LEStour. Reunir a las 11AM en Tompkins Square Park

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Tactics of Solidarity in the Era of Mass Deportation: A Video Screening and Conversation

Saturday, October 26, 6:30pm

Join us for the screening of Tactics of Solidarity in the Era of Mass Deportation (2019), a ten-minute video-essay by colectivo somoslacélula that reflects on the day-to-day forms of oppression that immigrants have to face at the hands of the state and its bureaucratic and “law-enforcement” agencies. After the screening there will be a discussion with the members of the colectivo, and Savitri D (Stop Shopping Choir), Myrna Lazcano (Migrant Activist), Juan Carlos Ruiz (Co-founder of the New Sanctuary Movement), and immigration legal practitioners Nathan Yaffe and David Mullins.