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Free Education? Contemporary Struggles – Roundtables & Film Screening

Sunday, January 27,
2-6pm

Closing event for Free Education! The Free University of New York, Alternate U, and Learning Liberation. Includes screening of the episode Who Teaches Them? (1966) from the WGBH series Radical Americans; Wages for Students roundtable with George Caffentzis, Silvia Federici, and Wilson Sherwin, moderated by Malav Kanuga and Jakob Jakobsen; and To Transform NYC, Start with CUNY – Free University of New York City roundtable.

Gay Liberation Front, Come Out!, and Gay Dance Parties at Alternate U and Beyond

Thursday, January 24, 2019
7–9pm

Flavia Rando and Perry Brass will discuss their personal experiences during the early years of the struggle for gay rights in New York. Flavia and Perry were two of the gay activists that used the Alternate U as a meeting place for organizing as well as liberated space hosting the world first public gay dance parties. Alternate U became a meeting place for gay activists mobilizing after the Stonewall riots in 1969. The Gay Liberation Front published the first issue of Come Out! A Newspaper by and for the Gay Community from Alternate U in 1969.

Interference in the Classroom: an archives orientation and discussion for educators

Thursday, January 17, 6-7:30pm

K-12 teachers (and beyond!) are invited to join members of the Education Working Group at Interference Archive for an archives orientation and discussion about how we can use archival material with students in the classroom. The Education Working Group will also share some curriculum developed for educators to use in the classroom, either in tandem with or in substitute for physical archive visits when traveling with a class is tricky, and will invite suggestions from educators on how archives can further support teachers and students.

The archive will be open on January 21st for MLK Day

Monday, January 21st, 12-5pm

We’ll be open on January 21st, in case you’re looking for something to do on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Stop by to browse Civil Rights, Black Liberation materials, and more in our collection.

General Interest Meeting: Red Bloom Communist Collective

Saturday, January 5, 1-3pm

Red Bloom is a Communist Collective, and the “bloom” in our name refers to both individual and collective flourishing. That means we recognize that another world really is possible, and our best shot at creating a better world is to build the power for it together!

At this first general interest meeting we’ll describe what we all agree on at Red Bloom – our points of unity – and a few of our projects, including the Red Bloom Solidarity Network, our approach to Labor Organizing, and how we can study and build connections to workers through Worker Inquiries.

Social Justice Book Club: The Twentieth Century by Howard Zinn

Tuesday, December 18, 7 PM – 9 PM

Join us for a meeting before the holidays! For our December book club, we’re reading The Twentieth Century by Howard Zinn.

We’ll be open December 25th

Tuesday, December 25, 12-5pm

Join us for special open hours on Tuesday, December 25th. Looking for someplace warm to hang out? Stop by and say hello — we have hot chocolate!

Discussion and Screening: Mad Worlds by subMedia

Saturday, December 22, 7pm

In a world where everything seems upside down, what does it mean to be sane? Join Sascha DuBrul (co-founder of The Icarus Project and IDHA) for a screening of the new SubMedia video Mad Worlds (33min) and a facilitated discussion about how we can take better care of ourselves and each other in a crazy world.

Holiday Openhouse 2018

Saturday, December 15, 2018, 12-5pm

Come celebrate our second annual holiday open house on 7th Street! Stop by, sip on hot cocoa, and browse our last-minute-market of radical gifts. Other activities include Radical Snowflake Cutting with our resident scissor expert, and Holiday Cardmaking with stamps, stencils and kid-friendly spray markers (you’ve gotta see our equipment for this!). This is an event for people of all ages and abilities.

Guided tour of Free Education!

Saturday, December 15, 5:30pm

Come to Interference Archive on Saturday, Dec 15th at 5:30pm for a guided tour of the Free Education! The Free University of New York, Alternate U, and Learning Liberation exhibition. Sue Simensky Bietila and Jakob Jakobsen will lead a walk through of the project, discussing histories of the Free University, Alternate U, the Rat newspaper, Newsreel Collective, and more.