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The Little Big Apple Sabotage Event: Alone but Together

Friday, March 31st, 7pm

An evening with a redistributed collective reading of Miximum Ca’ Canny The Sabotage Manuals – you cutta da pay we cutta da shob (Commune Editions, 2016) by and with Ida Börjel & Jennifer Hayashida, AKA Jen Börjelhayash-Ida.

More Radical Playdates

Sunday, April 2, 1–3pm
Sunday, April 30, Time TBD
Sunday, June 4, Time TBD

Parents, kids, and families! Our first Radical Playdate was so popular that we planned 3 more! In this “now more than ever” moment we’re exploring ways to be more family-inclusive in hopes of growing our community. We would love for you to be a part of it.

Printing Protest Symbols: a hands-on workshop!

Saturday, April 8, 2-4pm

In the streets or in our archive, we see so many symbols in the world around us. How do social movements use symbols to convey their message? This hands-on workshop is for all ages! We’ll spend a bit of time talking about the symbols we see on the exhibition walls right now at Interference Archive, as well as the symbols we see on signs at protests and marches. After that, we’ll carve our own symbols into foam printing boards and make our own mini-zines by sharing the symbols we’ve carved and printing them together.

2017 Sustainer Drive

It’s that time of year again here at Interference Archive: as we celebrate the power of people to organize themselves for change, we’re asking you to support our work in solidarity with grassroots movements everywhere. Did you know that Interference Archive is completely volunteer powered, and that we cover most of our operational costs with | More »

The Puerto Rican Movement: Political Activism within the Diaspora

Saturday, April 22nd, 6:30-8:30pm
The history of modern social movements in the United States largely overlooks the story of Puerto Rican activists and their organizations. Responding to this gap, a group of activists of the Movimiento Pro Independencia (MPI)/Puerto Rican Socialist Party (PSP) in the U.S. have embarked on a series of projects that chronicle political activism within the Puerto Rican Diaspora from the 1960s through the 1980s.

On Saturday, April 22nd at Interference Archive. Carmen Vivian Rivera and José E. Velázquez, will lead a discussion on their experience as leaders of the MPI-PSP in the United States and its relevance to current social justice and political resistance movements.

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.

Book cover of White and Black by Mohammad Sabaaneh

Book Talk with Palestinian cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh

Friday, April 28th, 7pm

Sabaaneh shares his life as an artist and cartoonist in Palestine and his time in an Israeli prison as a political prisoner and how it has influenced his art. He will discuss the ways that Israeli rule stifles so many normal hopes, aspirations, and activities for Palestinians. Mohammad will explore his work, his artistic influences and how he navigates the challenges of editorial cartooning in Palestine. He will discuss, accompanied by slides of his work, his own development as an artist.

Curator’s Tour: Finally Got The News: The Printed Legacy of the U.S. Radical Left, 1970-1979

May 6, 1pm

Join curators of our current exhibition, Finally Got The News: The Printed Legacy of the U.S. Radical Left, 1970-1979, for a conversation about the material in this exhibition and the movements represented.

Finally Got the News uncovers the hidden legacy of the radical left of the 1970s, a decade when vibrant social movements challenged racism, imperialism, patriarchy and capitalism itself. It uses original printed materials—from pamphlets to posters, flyers to record albums—to tell this politically rich and little-known story.

Film screening: People’s Firehouse #1 and Voces de Fillmore

Saturday, March 18, 7-9pm

As part of our reflection on the power of community media making alongside the Finally Got the News exhibition, we are excited to partner with Third World Newsreel for a screening of People’s Firehouse #1 (1979) and Voces de Fillmore (2016). Filmmaker Teresa Basilio will join us to introduce Voces de Fillmore, and to participate with the audience in a conversation about the power communities have to shape their neighborhoods, as well as the potential of community media making to tell the stories of current organizing work.

Underground Press Cataloging Party

Saturday, March 18, 2017
1-5pm

In 2016 Interference Archive received our biggest ever donation, Sean Stewart’s amazing “Babylon Falling Collection” of underground press and related ephemera. This Saturday we are hosting an cataloging party for the collection.