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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.

Telling Feminist Histories With Comics

Thursday, March 31, 2016
7–9pm

How is telling feminist histories aided through the use of comix? How do comix as a medium support healing, processing and exploration? This exciting evening will feature a panel of five amazing comic artists, moderated by Our Comics, Ourselves Exhibition co-organizer, Jan Descartes. Each artist, working with histories in different capacities, will present their work and will enter a moderated discussion regarding the power and importance of using comix to tell feminist histories, as opposed to other mediums and genres. This moderated discussion will be followed by a Q&A.

Paper Cuts Zine & Comic Reading

Thursday, March 17, 2016
7–9pm

Paper Cuts, the zine, DIY, and small press reading program on Clocktower Radio, is taking the show on the road with a series of events at bookstores and alternative spaces in the New York City area. Each event will feature writers, zinesters, artists, and performers who typically share their work in print, on paper, and in small editions. Think of it as a traveling micro-art book and zine fair! Come to hear great readers and talk about new work!

Cartoonist Whit Taylor on Autobiography, Identity, and Self-Reflection in Comics

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
7–9pm

Join NYC-based, New Jersey-born cartoonist, editor, and comics writer, Whit Taylor as she talks about her work in the context of autobiography, identity, and self-reflection. She will present and discuss several of her comics, including The Anthropologists, a semi-autobiographical account of three strangers venturing into the Australian Outback together for a week of unexpected adventures, and her most recent work Ghost, a mind-expanding journey to remote and unanticipated landscapes, in a story of exploration, self-discovery, and healing.

Tintin, Tom of Finland and Beyond: How I Came to Comics through Alt Masculinity and Bad Sex

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
7–9pm

Join us for a very special presentation by A.K. Summers, who will discuss how alternative comics and queer zines share a common punk/DIY ethos as well as subject matter which often celebrates pulp, the misanthropic, oppositional, outlandish and unnatural. She will connect these and other influences in her work, as well as her own comic zine from the 1990s, Negativa, and eventual long-form graphic novel Pregnant Butch (2014).

Comix from the Real Cost of Prisons Project with Lois Ahrens and Kevin Pyle

Saturday, March 12, 2016
1–3pm

Comix from the Real Cost of Prisons Project with RCPP founding director Lois Ahrens and comics artist Kevin Pyle, artist and co-writer of Prison Town-Paying the Price. Lois will talk about the three Real Cost of Prisons Project comic books and how 135,000 came to be printed and sent to incarcerated women and men in every state in the country. She’ll also show slides of   incarcerated cartoonists who responded to the comic books with their own work from inside. Kevin will read from Prison Town- Paying the Price and discuss the process of creating the comic, as well as his longtime involvement with WW3 and other activist comic projects.