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Launch of “Prison and Social Death” by Joshua Price

Thursday, February 18, 7:30pm

Come to a launch of Joshua Price’ book “Prison and Social Death” and a discussion of current efforts to end solitary confinement and other forms of extreme isolation in state prisons and local jails in New York and nationally with the participation of Five Mualimm-ak and Terrence Slater from the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC). We will discuss the experiences of people who have served time in solitary. We will also review recent legal settlements, legislative initiatives and activist attempts to end or curtail the use of solitary and solitary-like conditions.

Screening and Q&A: Miners Shot Down and Fallism in Contemporary South Africa

Sunday, February 21st, 2pm

Join us for this screening of Miners Shot Down, a documentary examining the wildcat strike that became South Africa’s first post-apartheid massacre, and a Q&A after with current organizers within South Africa’s student and labor movements.

Our Comics, Ourselves: Leela Corman Presents

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
7–9pm

Join Gainesville-based illustrator, cartoonist, and Middle Eastern dancer, Leela Corman as she talks about her work, from Eisner-nominated graphic novel, Unterzahkn, to her autobiographical comics about grief and healing, and her new collection of comics coming out in 2016 from Retrofit Books. She will also organize a participatory reading of one of her works.

Three Dead Anarchists of Philadelphia, and Why I stalk Them: a talk about the place of local history in today’s struggle

Thursday February 4, 7 p.m.
Presented by Robert Helms

For over 25 years, Robert Helms has researched anarchism’s “golden age” in Philadelphia. Working as an independent scholar, Helms has uncovered nearly all of what is known about Natasha Notkin, Mary Hansen, and Voltairine de Cleyre. We hope this event will spark discussion about how people can conduct this kind of research in their own communities, the best ways to share the histories and generate future workshops on research in the New York area.

Solidarity with Cuba: a panel discussion

Thursday, November 12
7-9pm

In connection with the Armed by Design/El Diseño a las Armas exhibition, this panel features members of the Venceremos Brigade, the Center for Cuban Studies, Pastors for Peace, and the National Lawyers Guild together to discuss a long history of solidarity work with Cuba.

We are responsible for each other! A conversation about the Syrian refugee crisis

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
7–9pm

Join Budapest-based activist and photographer Gabriella Csoszó and Syrian American community organizer Sarab Al-Jijakli in dialogue about the current refugee crisis. Csoszó will share recent work documenting the political opposition in Hungary and Al-Jijakli will discuss the unfolding developments abroad. Adèle Eisenstein moderates the conversation, focusing on the power of the image to instigate social change and our responsibility as artists, activists, and citizens to come together and search for solutions. This event is a collaboration between the Interference Archive and Triangle Arts Association.

Solidarity, Distribution, Design: The Poster Today

Wednesday November 4th, 2015
7–9pm

Join us for a panel of artists and designers discussing the intersections of solidarity, propaganda, poster making, & image distribution. As part of the programming for our Armed By Design/El Diseño a las Armas exhibition, OSPAAAL will be referenced as a great example of this crossroads, but many other social movements will be discussed as well. Panelists include Avram Finkelstein, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Dread Scott. The event will be moderated by Josh MacPhee.

Clandestine Occupations by Diana Block, Book Release Party October 2, 2015 7pm

Clandestines Occupations by Diana Block, Book Release Party October 2, 2015 7pm A radical activist, Luba Gold, makes the difficult decision to go underground to support the Puerto Rican independence movement. When Luba’s collective is targeted by an FBI sting, she escapes with her baby but leaves behind a sensitive envelope that is being safeguarded | More »

Film Screening: Mexican Dream (Sueño Mexicano) and The Kelleys, filmmakers in attendance September 25, 7pm

MEXICAN DREAM is a film about the contradictions in the public discourse towards immigration. It is a story of economic desperation and societal alienation on both sides of the border: the people of Magdalena Peñasco in Oaxaca, Mexico, who go to Austin, Minnesota, to quarter pigs for Hormel Foods, the makers of Spam products. Communities change with migration, and in the process of adapting the old can sometimes not assimilate with the new. Filmmaker Jon and then-Ph.D. student Alex Euler document part of this uneasy transition.

Not for You: Stories of Music & Work from the Precarious Service Industry

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
7pm

Join Matt Dineen for a reading and discussion around his new zine “Not for You: Stories of Music & Work in the Precarious Service Industry.” The zine is part of the Music & Work Project and explores the antagonistic dynamics between management, workers, and customers in relationship to the beats, rhythms, lyrics, and melodies played at his past jobs. Come share your own experiences!