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Resistance Radio Wikipedia Editathon

Tuesday, August 27, 5-9pm

In recognition of our current exhibition, Resistance Radio, we are holding a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on the theme of pirate radio and community broadcasting.

Peter Linebaugh discusses Red Round Globe Hot Burning

Tuesday, July 23, 6-8pm

Join Common Notions in celebrating Peter Linebaugh, preeminent scholar-activist of our proletarian pro-commons revolutionary history, and his latest publication, Red Round Globe Hot Burning: Crossroads of Commons and Closure, of Love and Terror, of Race and Class (University of California, 2019).

“Yo Yo Mon Brooklyn!” New York City’s Pirates of the Air

Friday, July 26, 7pm

Radio producer and audio archivist David Goren will explore the cultural and political forces driving underground radio in NYC since the late sixties via live tuning, archival recordings and excerpts from his recent BBC radio documentary. David will be joined by a very special guest: Joan Martinez, a filmmaker, an avid listener to the Kreyol language pirates of Flatbush’s “Little Haiti” and an occasional broadcaster on them.

One Struggle presents Seeds of Unity: It’s Fascism, Y’all

Sunday, July 28, 3-5pm

In this moment of “fake news,” relativism and historical amnesia, concepts matter. Concepts allow us to construct a lens to interpret and affect the world around us. Join One Struggle for a presentation and discussion to mark the launch of the “Sprouting Theory” series.

Building Solidarity: Supporting Community Organizations through Archival Practice

Two part workshop: Tues, July 16 and Thursday, July 18, both days 6-8:30pm.

This workshop will explore the work of community archivists, and how these skills can support community-based organizations. Attendees will help craft a plan for the long-term stewardship of the archives of the Asian American Arts Alliance.

Reflecting the Airwaves: the Microbroadcasting Movement Then and Now

Saturday, July 13, 5pm

Join us for a conversation with radio broadcasters, activists, and academics about the microbroadcasting movement in the US and its legacy and influence today.

Historical Memory, Citation, and the Archive: Activating the Components of Our Culture of Revolt

June 23, 2019, 6-8pm

How do recollections and invocations of past struggles inform contemporary campaigns against injustice? Drawing on material from his new book Premonitions, movement-based scholar AK Thompson reveals how historical memory, citation, and the archive operate unconsciously to constitute the political field and shape our culture of revolt.

Unschooling: Understanding the past, living the present, looking towards the future

Friday, June 21, 7:30pm
In collaboration with the rooted us unconference. This talk and discussion will look at the history of the unschooling movement, as well as the potential for its future.

The Archive is Closed: Saturday, June 15

We’ll be closed on Saturday, June 15th for our quarterly volunteer retreat. Stop by some other day during our regular open hours.

Report back from Venezuela

Friday, June 7, 7pm

Come hear first hand accounts from Brooklyn residents Ann Fawcett Ambia & Keith Brooks, who were in Venezuela as members of a delegation from April 26 – May 5, 2019.