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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.

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.