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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.

From Below: Poetry and Social Justice II

Thursday, May 31, 7pm

How do we make the world we want to live in? How does art help us re-imagine social and political reality? We want to answer these question by exploring the places where poetry and political activism intersect — and, maybe just as crucially, interrogating places where they don’t. From Below is a poetry and discussion series that aims to get this conversation started. Join Interference Archive for a public reading and discussion on intersections of poetry and labor organizing with Mark Nowak of the Worker Writers School, members of Retail Action Project, and local community college students and retail workers. The reading will be proceeded by a writing workshop for local community college students who work in retail or service industries.

Mayday Propaganda Party

Sunday, April 29, 2018
2–6pm

Join us on the Sunday before Mayday for a Propaganda Party featuring militant 1968 graphics revamped for contemporary struggles. We’ll be screenprinting, block-printing, sign making, and button making. Bring ideas, shirts, fabric for patches, and anything else you want to contribute.

Feminist Urbanism

Wednesday, May 2nd, 7-9pm
and Saturday, May 5th 3-6pm

As New York City becomes increasingly polarized and unequal, displacement and lack of opportunities have become daily struggles for most of its dwellers. Within this context, various resistance practices attempting to conceptualize alternative forms of producing and appropriating space have been working to reclaim our Right to the City. The goal of this two-part workshop is to create a collective definition of Feminist Urbanism using Interference Archive’s material.

Empowerment Self-Defense Workshop

Sunday, April 15, 12pm – 1:30pm
with the Center for Anti-Violence Education

The basic self-defense workshop covers strategies and safety plans for dealing with different levels of violence, emotional aspects of self-defense, and concrete steps we can take to help ourselves. Students of all skill and ability levels will learn basic physical-defense techniques including strikes, blocks and kicks; ways to get out of different grabs and holds, verbal exercises, and discussions about dealing with attackers who are strangers, acquaintances or intimates.

Infographics for Activism

Saturday, April 7th 3-6pm
A workshop with Dr. Anna Feigenbaum, Minute Works, and Dr. Gavin Grindon

In this hands-on, interactive workshop, participants will be taken through the process of brainstorming, researching, writing, visualizing, publishing and promoting infographics designed for activism and social change. After discussing strategies for how to research past graphics, explore appropriate iconography, engage in data storytelling, and subvert corporate aesthetics, we then turn the workshop over to participants, guiding them through a participatory design project.

2018 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Sunday, March 18, 2018
2–6pm

Join Interference volunteers and local Wikipedians in a rhizomatic campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia. Participants will have the opportunity to work directly with archival materials in the Interference collection and explore intersections between art, feminism, and activism. This edit-a-thon is one of dozens of Art+Feminism events happening in an asynchronous, worldwide effort to address a Wikipedia gender gap.

Interference Archive at MCNY: Feminist Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Sunday, March 25 at 3:00 pm at the Museum of the City of New York

Free, includes Museum admission! 

The Museum of the City of New York is teaming up with Interference Archive for a coffee-fueled Wikipedia Edit-a-thon that aims to both expand the historical records of feminist activism on Wikipedia and combat the gender gap in its editing — less than 10% of Wikipedia editors are women. 

Pop Gym Presents: Free Self-Defense Workshop

Tuesday, February 20 7-9pm Palm Heels for the people! Don’t get that joke? No worries! Come by this FREE Pop Up workshop to learn some introductory skills that will keep you feeling safe. We’ll be covering the basics: stretching, conditioning, technique, and theory, with the hope that participants will leave with some super useful foundations | More »

Reading Group: The New Jim Crow

Starts August 12
Come read with us! A few of us have decided to spend some time reading together over the coming weeks at Interference Archive. We’ve decided to focus on The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, because we thought this would be a great book to have people to talk about with — whether you’re reading it for the first time, or for a second (or third?!).

We’re coming at this discussion not as experts, but as people who love to learn and who hope to learn from the others who come to this group. We’ll also work together to find related material in the Interference Archive collection for us to read if we choose; participants are encouraged to suggest related articles, podcasts, and books for others to check out as we go along.