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2018 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Sunday, March 18, 2018

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.

Signal:06 Release Party!

Sunday, March 18th, 2018
6:30–8:30 PM

The new issue of Signal: A Journal of International Political Graphics & Culture is out, and we’re throwing a release party. Come grab a drink, check out the new issue, and see presentations by 3 contributors.

Digital Activism and Antifa: Panel Discussion and Cryptoparty

March 24, 4pm – 6 pm

The resistance movement to fascism and white supremacy is diverse and creative, adapting to increasing threat and propaganda in the digital world.  This panel discussion will explore the resistance to fascism and white supremacy, followed by a Cryptoparty for a hands-on workshop to learn more about the projects discussed. Groups joining us have developed tools that challenge white supremacy with projects that identify and remove online propaganda and through skillshares to enable us to protect ourselves.  Our first hour will be a panel discussion and Q&A.  This will be followed by the Cryptoparty, where we will split into small groups to work with panelists regarding their projects.  Feel free to bring your own laptop!

Interference Archive at MCNY: Feminist Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Sunday, March 25 at 3:00 pm at the Museum of the City of New York

Free, includes Museum admission! 

The Museum of the City of New York is teaming up with Interference Archive for a coffee-fueled Wikipedia Edit-a-thon that aims to both expand the historical records of feminist activism on Wikipedia and combat the gender gap in its editing — less than 10% of Wikipedia editors are women. 

Film Screening: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

A Collaboration with Occupy Kensington
Sunday, March 25, 7pm

Occupy Kensington is putting on a screening of “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” in belated honor of International Women’s Day.  We are excited to have as our special guests Jo Freeman, who is featured in the film and is an OK member. Jo is an icon of the feminist movement, and the author of The Bitch Manifesto. Don’t miss this timely film, which runs approximately 90 minutes. Jo will respond to our questions and comments at the end of the screening.

On the Art and Activism, Ebb and Flow of Global Brooklyn: A Panel Discussion

Tuesday, March 27th, 7-9 PM

A Panel and Launch for Brooklyn Tides: The Fall and Rise of a Global Borough with Savitri D, Dulcie Canton, Brennan Cavanaugh, Robin Laverne Wilson, Mark Noonan, and Benjamin Heim Shepard. Join us for a panel discussion on the activism, aesthetics, and changes taking place in Brooklyn along its waterfront and throughout the borough. The speakers will explore the aspirations and struggles of local residents, the work of artists, and the battles to save community in this globalizing space.

Film screening: ANTIFA

Thursday, March 29, 7pm

Since the election of Donald Trump, acts of racist violence have proliferated across the United States. Racists and misogynists feel emboldened to express and act on their views. White nationalist groups and resurgent traditional white supremacist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan have used Trumps victory to gain new recruits. All that stands in their way are the groups of anarchists, communists, and socialists who have taken it upon themselves to prevent fascism from becoming a powerful political force in the United States. This film tells the story of what “Antifa” is and why people are using these tactics to confront racism and fascism in the US today.

Infographics for Activism

Saturday, April 7th 3-6pm
A workshop with Dr. Anna Feigenbaum, Minute Works, and Dr. Gavin Grindon

In this hands-on, interactive workshop, participants will be taken through the process of brainstorming, researching, writing, visualizing, publishing and promoting infographics designed for activism and social change. After discussing strategies for how to research past graphics, explore appropriate iconography, engage in data storytelling, and subvert corporate aesthetics, we then turn the workshop over to participants, guiding them through a participatory design project.

Cruel Design/Disobedient Design – The Art and Politics of Designing for Social Justice

Thursday, April 5th 7-9pm
A talk with Dr. Anna Feigenbaum, Minute Works, and Dr. Gavin Grindon

From drones, border walls, and riot control weapons to protest banners and DIY tear gas masks, design practices are used for both social control and social change. In this free talk we explore how design practices are implemented in the creation of objects used for repression and harm.

Radical Playdates are back!

Saturday March 17, 2-4pm

Want to check out Interference Archive, but think it’s not a space for kids? Think again! We’ve got Radical Playdate. Kids can hang out and play, while you browse radical materials. All ages are welcome. We have storybooks and toys for little ones, and stencil-making and drawing for older kids. Bring a book, bring a snack, or just bring yourselves!