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Politics of Sound: Listening to the Archive

Thursday, October 25, 7pm

Interference Archive presents a panel discussion that brings together a group of archivists, oral historians, librarians, and others working with collections of sound. They work in a range of disciplines–from poetry to oral history–all informed by a political approach to sound. We’ll discuss the various ways archiving sound can be a political act, including how sound archives can support organizing work, and how sound collections can contribute to the creation of historical memory, broadening the range of stories that are part of our collective history.

Re-imagining Death

Saturday, October 27, 2-4pm

What is the relationship between death awareness and social change? Death, and grief are universal experiences that touch all of our lives, yet we often find ourselves disempowered and overwhelmed in increasingly privatized and professionalized spaces. How will social movements continue to help us re-imagine how we die and how we grieve?

This workshop will highlight the communal possibilities that open when we make space to discuss our fears and visions together. In this workshop we will consider inspiring models for supporting each other in community. We will provide local resources for today while imagining a radically different future. This workshop aims to expand our capacities to show up, despite our fears, and to build connection, mutual aid, and access.  

Celebrate PROTEST! the latest issue of Women’s Studies Quarterly

Tuesday, November 6, 6:30pm

Join us for the launch and celebration of PROTEST – the latest issue of Women’s Studies Quarterly! Editors and contributors will offer a brief glimpse into the issue, reading excerpts of our texts and sharing images of the artwork to generate a discussion of feminist protest that moves us beyond a focus on highly visible acts of protest, such as marches and demonstrations, to the multiple registers and repertoire of tactics that individuals and groups engage to call for and build another world.

Propaganda Party: LOVE AND PROTECT EACH OTHER

Saturday, November 17, 1-5pm

Interference Archive and Hate-Free Zone Queens (HFZ) are excited for our second collaboration producing propaganda to spread HFZ’s message. Join us on Saturday, November 17 from 1:30-5:30pm at Interference Archive (314 7th Street, Brooklyn NY 11225) to make posters, t-shirts, buttons, and more. HFZ proactively builds a strong community defense system that centers those most impacted by current discriminatory policies and actions.

K-12 Radical Education in NYC: a collaborative investigation

Saturday, December 1, 3-5pm

Radical education on the K-12 level also has a rich history in New York City, dating back as early as 1901. This two-hour event will be split into two parts: the first hour will be a presentation covering the definition and a brief history of radical education in New York City (including a love affair and an attempted bombing) and a look at the current state of radical K-12 education in New York City. The second hour will be a collaborative workshop, discussing realistic ways in which to get involved in radical education and children’s rights in our city today.

Radical Education Wikipedia Editathon

Sunday, December 2, 2-5pm

In recognition of our current exhibition, Free Education, we are holding a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on the theme of radical education throughout history. We’ll work to improve representation of the individuals and organizations involved in radical education movements worldwide — including those represented in our exhibition, and those that are not. Our objective is to make information and documentation related to this work more accessible for current and future movement makers, educators, and learners. Childcare is available if requested by November 28, 2018.

Poetry and women’s theater at Free University of New York and Alternate U

Sunday, October 21, 3pm

An afternoon with Susan Sherman, Sue Perlgut and Miriam Frank, featuring the poetry and theater of women in FUNY and Alternate U.

Interference, Absurdity, Performance, and Political Change: A Workshop Series

Thursdays 7-9pm,
September 27-October 18

In this series of (no)work(no)shops, we will collectively discuss ‘the absurd’, how this intersects with political action and performance, and how this relates to the specific context of New York City in 2018. Drawing from a selection of readings and materials from Interference Archive, we will learn about historical and contemporary absurdist/anarchist/dadaist/ni hilist/(t)errorist political performance. Following these explorations, we will build new transgressive, anti-normative characters and creatures and conspire in the creation of new performances and disruptions.

Fascism at the Gates: Bolsonaro and the Brazillian Elections

Saturday, October 20, 3-5pm

The past few years in Brazil have been marked by intense political turbulence. Now, in 2018, there is a new electoral period marked by a strong polarity between left (and center-left) and right (and far right), with a frightening factor, the candidacy of Jair Bolsonaro. Anarchist groups in Brazil, invited by Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation, will analyze the political moment from a libertarian socialist perspective, and discuss strategies for fighting back. 

Indigenous People’s Justice Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Sunday, October 14, 2-5pm

In honor of Indigenous People’s Day and Anti-Thanksgiving, we are holding a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on the theme of Indigenous peoples’ movement histories. In an effort to learn from and support the myriad movements that have arisen in response to this violence, we will glean relevant information from the collection at Interference Archive to share through Wikipedia. Our objective is to make information and documentation related to Indigenous peoples’ movement histories more accessible for current and future movement makers, educators, and learners. Snacks provided; childcare available with RSVP.