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Born In Flames Movie Night

Thursday, August 3rd, 7:30pm

Movie night at the archive! Join us for a showing of director Lizzie Borden’s 1983 film Born in Flames. Bring snacks if you like!

Take Back the Fight: Resisting Sexual Violence from the Ground Up

Exhibition Dates: June 1 – October 29, 2017
Exhibition Opening: June 1, 7-10pm

Interference Archive’s summer 2017 exhibition Take Back the Fight: Resisting Sexual Violence from the Ground Up focuses on organized responses to gender and sexual violence. The primary goal of this exhibition is to highlight a variety of ways that individuals and communities have responded to sexual violence with creative and powerful grassroots and non-institutional justice and healing practices.

Film Screening and Discussion: Presumed Innocent (1979)

August 5, 7pm

Join us for a critical look at Rikers Islands’ detention facilities, through the lens of both historic film and as well as the current organizing work of the Close Rikers Campaign. Filmed in the late 1970s inside the House of Detention for Men (HDM) on Rikers Island, Presumed Innocent (1979, Claude Beller and Stefan Moore) was created to provide a critical look at pre-trial detention conditions through the viewpoint of inmates, guards, judges, lawyers and other criminal justice officials. Following a screening of the film, the audience will have an opportunity to engage in conversation with filmmaker Claude Beller and a member of the Close Rikers Campaign for a discussion of historic and current work to raise awareness of conditions on Rikers Island.

Take Back the Fight Exhibition Walk-Through

Sunday, August 6, 2pm

Join the curators of Take Back the Fight: Resisting Sexual Violence from the Ground Up for a conversation about the materials included in the show, and the history of organizing against sexual violence.

Summer Radical Playdates!

Saturday, August 12, 2017
1pm–3pm

Radical Playdate has been in full effect since February 2017. So far, we’ve made a zine, we made stencil graphics, created a growing resource list of music and storybooks, and we even had a little music protest parade. Now, we’d like to talk more about how we can make Radical Playdate more “radical,” and to expand our all-ages community. If you’ve been thinking of showing up, now is the time to do that!

Interference Archive at GetOrganizedBK’s Civic Festival

Tuesday, July 25, 5:30-8:30pm
LOCATION: Prospect Park Bandshell

9th St. and Prospect Park West entrance

We’re heading over to Prospect Park to take part in GetOrganizedBK’s Civic Festival — and we’re bringing an Interference Archive propaganda party with us!  

When We Fight Back: Resistance, Survival, and Risk

Thursday, July 20, 7pm

Join us for a screening of a series of short films on the options, resources and risks that people face when resisting sexual and gender violence, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Third World Newsreel and concurrent with the exhibition Take Back the Fight: Resisting Sexual Violence from the Ground Up.

Reading Group: The New Jim Crow

Come read with us! A few of us have decided to spend some time reading together over the coming weeks at Interference Archive. We’ve decided to focus on The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, because we thought this would be a great book to have people to talk about with — whether you’re reading it for the first time, or for a second (or third?!).

We’re coming at this discussion not as experts, but as people who love to learn and who hope to learn from the others who come to this group. We’ll also work together to find related material in the Interference Archive collection for us to read if we choose; participants are encouraged to suggest related articles, podcasts, and books for others to check out as we go along.

Cataloging Party!

Thursday, July 13, 6-9pm

We meet twice a month at Interference Archive to catalog our collection. Join catalogers — old and new — to learn the ropes of cataloging in our online catalog.

New Volunteer Orientation

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 7pm 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, Take Back the Fight: | More »