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Archive: Feb 2018

Audio Interference 45: Teaching Self Defense

“When I first took karate, I was already an activist. And I could see right away what this could do for women in the 70s.” — Annie Ellman

Pop Gym Presents: Free Self-Defense Workshop

Tuesday, February 20 7-9pm   Palm Heels for the people! Don’t get that joke? No worries! Come by this FREE Pop Up workshop to learn some introductory skills that will keep you feeling safe. We’ll be covering the basics: stretching, conditioning, technique, and theory, with the hope that participants will leave with some super useful | More »

Audio Interference: Silvia Federici & Wages for Housework

On February 9, 2018, Interference Archive presented a talk by Silvia Federici, co-founder of the Wages for Housework movement, on the publication of her new book, The New York Wages for Housework Committee, 1972-1977. Hear a recording of the full talk.

Sister Serpents

Thursday, March 1, 2018
7–9pm

Come hear the secret history of the feminist art collective the Sister Serpents! Founders Mary Ellen Croteau and Jeramy Turner will give a visual presentation on Chicago feminist art and agitation in the 1990s, sharing the posters, flyers, stickers, stamps, performances, and street art of the Sister Serpents.

2018 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Sunday, March 18, 2018
2–6pm

Join Interference volunteers and local Wikipedians in a rhizomatic campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia. Participants will have the opportunity to work directly with archival materials in the Interference collection and explore intersections between art, feminism, and activism. This edit-a-thon is one of dozens of Art+Feminism events happening in an asynchronous, worldwide effort to address a Wikipedia gender gap.

Breaking the Spell: film screening and discussion on video activism

Saturday, February 17, 2018
7pm

Breaking the Spell author Chris Robé presents a visual essay that documents the rise of video activism from the 1960s to the present. Video plays an increasingly important role among activists in the growing global battles against neoliberalism. Subjectivity itself becomes a key terrain of struggle as capitalism mines it through social media sites, cell phone technology, and new “flexible” work and living patterns. As a result, alternative media production serves a central location where new forms of collective resistance can be cultivated.

no. NOT EVER.

January 18–April 15, 2018

From January 18 – April 15, 2018, Interference Archive will partner with the Seattle-based collaborative If You Don’t They Will to host their installation of  no. NOT EVER. alongside a curated selection of  material from Interference Archive’s collection.

New Volunteer Orientation

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
7-8pm

Interested in getting involved at Interference Archive? Please join us for a volunteer orientation! We will tour the space, give an overview of current projects, and will discuss ways new volunteers can get involved. We will also take some time to check out our new exhibition, no. NOT EVER.

Take Back the Fight in Santa Cruz

February 2–28, 2018

We are excited to announce that our 2017 exhibition, Take Back the Fight: Resisting Sexual Violence from the Ground Up, is on display travel in Santa Cruz, CA at Felix Kulpa II Gallery.