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Panel Discussion: Publishing as a Tool of Resistance

Saturday, September 15, 5pm
Organized by Common Notions 

Please join us in conversation as we discuss how publishing can be used as a tool for resistance and movement-building. The Feminist Press Publicity Manager Jisu Kim, The Operating System Founder and Publisher Lynne DeSilva-Johnson, Radix Media Publisher Lantz Arroyo, and El Rebozo Palapa Editorial Publisher Pio will discuss their approach to publishing and the role of independent publishing within building social movements. Moderated by journalist and editor Audrea Lim.

Radical Discipline: Exploring the Reasons Children Are Punished, and Alternative Suggestions

Saturday, June 16, 2018
3pm-4:30pm

RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 16: Radical Playdate presents an open and personal caregiver discussion about disciplining and punishing children—is there ever a need to punish children? How were we punished as children, and what repercussions did that have on us? What are some alternative models for punishment that we can employ as radical caregivers? To frame our discussion, China Martens has generously shared an issue of her exploratory zine on radical parenting, The Future Generation #5, Part II: Discipline. Download it here.

Archive That Comrade! Left Memory Politics, Toxic Fame, and the Populist Archive

Thursday, May 10, 2018
7pm

Author Phil Cohen and participants will look at recent controversies surrounding public memorials, monuments, and archives in both the UK and United States in order to discuss how far “the archive” can serve as a platform for dialogue and debate between different generations of activists in a culture that fetishizes the evanescent present, practices a profound amnesia about its past, and forecloses the sociological imagination of an alternative future?

May 1968 – May 2018

Saturday, May 12, 2018
12–10pm

Join us for a day-long gathering looking at the impact of the global uprisings of 1968 on our lives and communities in 2018.

Geofuturism, or learning to let go and love other worlds: a discussion of sociotechnical possibilities and life beyond fossil capitalism

Thursday, April 19, 7-9pm

Join us for the launch of Jesse Goldstein’s book Planetary Improvement: Cleantech Entrepreneurship and the Contradictions of Green Capitalism. Jesse will share a bit about his book, and then lead us through an interactive exercise and discussion about the many ways that our own sense of a good life is inextricably linked to unsustainable material and energetic flows. This is not meant to make us feel bad about ourselves, but to open up a collective imagining of truly radical possibilities for socially and ecologically vibrant futures.

Cruel Design/Disobedient Design – The Art and Politics of Designing for Social Justice

Thursday, April 5th 7-9pm
A talk with Dr. Anna Feigenbaum, Minute Works, and Dr. Gavin Grindon

From drones, border walls, and riot control weapons to protest banners and DIY tear gas masks, design practices are used for both social control and social change. In this free talk we explore how design practices are implemented in the creation of objects used for repression and harm.

Brooklyn Pirate Radio Sound Map Preview

Saturday, April 21, 3pm

Every day in Brooklyn, over thirty unlicensed radio stations fire up their transmitters and take to the air. Historically known as pirates, they crowd onto an already packed FM dial, beaming transgressive culture-bearing signals into Caribbean, Orthodox Jewish and Latino neighborhoods. At this event, radio producer David Goren will preview his Brooklyn Pirate Radio Sound Map. Former pirate broadcaster DJ Cintronics will join David for a Q and A session.

Signal:06 Release Party!

Sunday, March 18th, 2018
6:30–8:30 PM

The new issue of Signal: A Journal of International Political Graphics & Culture is out, and we’re throwing a release party. Come grab a drink, check out the new issue, and see presentations by 3 contributors.

Digital Activism and Antifa: Panel Discussion and Cryptoparty

March 24, 4pm – 6 pm

The resistance movement to fascism and white supremacy is diverse and creative, adapting to increasing threat and propaganda in the digital world.  This panel discussion will explore the resistance to fascism and white supremacy, followed by a Cryptoparty for a hands-on workshop to learn more about the projects discussed. Groups joining us have developed tools that challenge white supremacy with projects that identify and remove online propaganda and through skillshares to enable us to protect ourselves.  Our first hour will be a panel discussion and Q&A.  This will be followed by the Cryptoparty, where we will split into small groups to work with panelists regarding their projects.  Feel free to bring your own laptop!

On the Art and Activism, Ebb and Flow of Global Brooklyn: A Panel Discussion

Tuesday, March 27th, 7-9 PM

A Panel and Launch for Brooklyn Tides: The Fall and Rise of a Global Borough with Savitri D, Dulcie Canton, Brennan Cavanaugh, Robin Laverne Wilson, Mark Noonan, and Benjamin Heim Shepard. Join us for a panel discussion on the activism, aesthetics, and changes taking place in Brooklyn along its waterfront and throughout the borough. The speakers will explore the aspirations and struggles of local residents, the work of artists, and the battles to save community in this globalizing space.