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Wages for Housework: A Conversation with Silvia Federici

Friday, February 9, 2018
7-9pm

How do we understand and value our own reproductive labor? How can we organize around this work in a way that is transformative both of our own lives and builds a collective opposition to a global capitalist system? 
Throughout the 1970s the Wages for Housework movement developed an analysis of women’s reproductive labor. Silvia Federici was a cofounder of the movement, working within the New York Wages for Housework Committee from 1972 to 1977. Interference Archive invites you to join with Federici for a slideshow and lecture addressing the movement in historical context and analyzing its contemporary relevance, followed by breakout groups to address key questions raised and a group discussion.

Take Back the Fight Exhibition Walk-Through

Sunday, August 6, 2pm

Join the curators of Take Back the Fight: Resisting Sexual Violence from the Ground Up for a conversation about the materials included in the show, and the history of organizing against sexual violence.

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.

The Puerto Rican Movement: Political Activism within the Diaspora

Saturday, April 22nd, 6:30-8:30pm
The history of modern social movements in the United States largely overlooks the story of Puerto Rican activists and their organizations. Responding to this gap, a group of activists of the Movimiento Pro Independencia (MPI)/Puerto Rican Socialist Party (PSP) in the U.S. have embarked on a series of projects that chronicle political activism within the Puerto Rican Diaspora from the 1960s through the 1980s.

On Saturday, April 22nd at Interference Archive. Carmen Vivian Rivera and José E. Velázquez, will lead a discussion on their experience as leaders of the MPI-PSP in the United States and its relevance to current social justice and political resistance movements.

No More Deaths: Our View From the Border

Saturday, February 11th, 6pm

Please join desert aid workers from No More Deaths as they discuss firsthand accounts of trends in migration; human rights abuse documentation in Nogales, Sonora; migrant support in the Sonoran desert; and allied movement building in communities throughout Arizona.

Working The Phones: Control and Resistance in Call Centers

Monday, February 13, 7pm

An author presentation & discussion with Jamie Woodcock, who spent time working undercover in a UK call center in order to provide insights into the daily experiences of call center workers, and to understand and analyze methods of control and resistance that exist within the highly regulated environment.

Politics In Public Space In Words And Pictures

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
7pm


Artist, author and teacher Seth Tobocman shares lessons we can learn from the past for our current moment, by drawing on two of his recent publications. LEN provides us with historic perspectives on occupation from the case of the Chicago 7, and the newly re-issued War in the Neighborhood gives insight into gentrification and displacement from the viewpoint of the 1980s Lower East Side. With a discussion led by AK Thompson and music by Eric Blitz, Jenny Gonzalez Blitz, Andy Laties, and Rebecca Migdal.

Overturning the “US Pivot to Asia”: Views from Sit-in Camp in Okinawa

Thursday, October 6, 2016
7pm

A presentation and discussion on ongoing protests to stop construction of US military helicopter landing zones in Takae, Okinawa. We will hear from Kosuzu Abe from Okinawa on the opposition movement from the ground up and how the history of Okinawa has been shaped by ongoing struggles against US imperialist intervention.

Constellations, Cognitive Maps, and Data Visualization: Mapping the Vocabulary of Struggle

A Dialogue with the editors of Keywords for Radicals

Tuesday, May 24th, 7pm

Along with its 50+ entries exploring the keywords used by contemporary activists, Keywords for Radicals (AK Press, 2016) incorporates data visualization to show how the “vocabulary” shared by radicals constitutes a kind of self-supporting “small world system.” Join the editors to discuss the theoretical and aesthetic foundations of their data visualization project and to evaluate the promise and perils of this practice in the age of the infographic.