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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.

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 »

Counter Narrative

Thursday, June 15, 6-8pm

Join us for a showcase of the podcasts from the Willie Mae Rock Camp 2017 Arts & Activism fellows! The teens have been learning about the powerful combination of music and social justice and this year’s podcast will examine the concept of the counter-narrative.

More Radical Playdates

Sunday, April 2, 1–3pm
Sunday, April 30, 10am-12pm
Saturday, June 10, 1-3pm

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.

Rediscovering the Radical Queer Past: a discussion of Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left

Sunday, June 4th , 5 – 6:30pm
Join Emily K. Hobson at Interference Archive for a discussion of Hobson’s book Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left! The book explores the history of LGBT and queer radical movements in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 1970s and 1980s.

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.

Film screening: Finally Got the News

Saturday, May 6, 7pm

Produced in 1970 as a collaboration between Newsreel filmmakers and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, Finally Got the News paints a picture of race, class, and labor issues in Detroit while exemplifying the ways cinema at the time was used by filmmakers as a means for liberation and a tool for worker struggles. This film screening accompanies Interference Archive’s public exhibition of the same name. We will be joined by Stewart Bird, one of the Newsreel filmmakers involved in this production, as well as by Chris Robé, author of “Detroit Rising: The League of Revolutionary Black Workers, Newsreel, and the Making of Finally Got the News”.

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

Saturday, 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: EL PUEBLO SE LEVANTA and A LUTA CONTINUA

Sunday, May 14, 7pm

Celebrate the closing of our current exhibition with us as we watch these two amazing films!

Produced in 1971, El Pueblo Se Levanta portrays the racial discrimination, deficient community services, and poor education and job opportunities faced by Puerto Rican communities in the United States. This film focuses on the community of East Harlem and is narrated by the people it portrays, capturing the compassion and militancy of the Young Lords as they implemented their own health, educational, and public assistance programs and fought back against social injustice.

We will watch this film in conversation with A Luta Continua (1972), which records Mozambican guerillas fighting colonialism in the liberated areas of Mozambique. Filmed by African American lawyer Robert Van Lierop in solidarity with FRELIMO, A Luta Continua gives voice to similar demands for health care, education reform, and gender equality that we hear from the Young Lords in El Pueblo Se Levanta.