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Friday, September 20, 7pm
New York-based radio broadcasters Leobardo Ambrosio Ajtzalam, Tadii Angeles, and Charlie Uruchima will talk about using radio as an educational tool to activate indigenous languages and cultures, mobilize communities, and connect grassroots, local, and transnational movements for indigenous resistance and sovereignty.

Film Screening: Citizen Provocateur

Friday, September 13, 7pm

This 2007 documentary follows some of the individuals whose lives were touched by “The Prison Show,” and follows the long journey Ray Hill made from surviving prison himself as a gay, white collar criminal to becoming an ACLU award-winning activist.

Tor: What is it Good For?

Saturday, September 14th, 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Join the Tech Learning Collective in a two-hour mini-intensive digital safety workshop focused on the Tor Project.

Radical Playdate presents: Let’s Make Posters!

Saturday, September 28, 2-4pm
Recommended ages: 12 and under
Suggested donation: $5 (but no one will be turned away!)

If you had a radio show, what would you say on it? What kind of music would you play? Who would listen to your radio show? Inspired by our current exhibition, Resistance Radio, we’ll design and make posters about pirate radio, listening, music….and even pirates if you want!

A Quest for Home Zine Launch & Party

September 28th, 2019, 5–8pm

A Quest for Home was a series of writing workshops presented by Arts & Democracy for the South Asian diaspora and led by the Pakistani writer, Roohi Chowdhury. For six weeks, the participants joined together to write away their mythic journey towards home and identity, culminating in a zine that will be available at the event.

Film Screening: Oktay Ince and resisting with moving images in Turkey

Saturday, September 7, 7-9pm

A screening program of video-activist and documentary works, and videos from the current struggle of Oktay İnce, presented by belit sağ.

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.