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Women Make Change: a Wikipedia edit-a-thon and discussion about radical feminism in 1968

Sunday, March 10, 2019, 2–6pm

We’ll kick off this event at 2pm with a presentation and conversation led by Bev Grant, activist, musician, and photographer, about the feminist organizing in the late 1960s and the performative protests at the 1968 Miss America Pageant.

Stick around to join local Wikipedians and Interference Archive volunteers to work on a rhizomatic campaign to improve coverage of radical 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.

Interference in the Classroom: an archives orientation and discussion for educators

Thursday, January 17, 6-7:30pm

K-12 teachers (and beyond!) are invited to join members of the Education Working Group at Interference Archive for an archives orientation and discussion about how we can use archival material with students in the classroom. The Education Working Group will also share some curriculum developed for educators to use in the classroom, either in tandem with or in substitute for physical archive visits when traveling with a class is tricky, and will invite suggestions from educators on how archives can further support teachers and students.

How Public is Public Space? A Field Recording Workshop and Discussion

Thursday, December 13
6pm – 8:30pm

Join us for a friendly talk, potluck and a workshop introduction to the topic of field recording and the different ways of perceiving and understanding the freedom of public space and its wider context.

K-12 Radical Education in NYC: a collaborative investigation

Saturday, December 1, 3-5pm

Radical education on the K-12 level also has a rich history in New York City, dating back as early as 1901. This two-hour event will be split into two parts: the first hour will be a presentation covering the definition and a brief history of radical education in New York City (including a love affair and an attempted bombing) and a look at the current state of radical K-12 education in New York City. The second hour will be a collaborative workshop, discussing realistic ways in which to get involved in radical education and children’s rights in our city today.

Radical Education Wikipedia Editathon

Sunday, December 2, 2-5pm

In recognition of our current exhibition, Free Education, we are holding a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on the theme of radical education throughout history. We’ll work to improve representation of the individuals and organizations involved in radical education movements worldwide — including those represented in our exhibition, and those that are not. Our objective is to make information and documentation related to this work more accessible for current and future movement makers, educators, and learners. Childcare is available if requested by November 28, 2018.

Propaganda Party: LOVE AND PROTECT EACH OTHER

Saturday, November 17, 1:30-5:30pm

Interference Archive and Hate-Free Zone Queens (HFZ) are excited for our second collaboration producing propaganda to spread HFZ’s message. Join us on Saturday, November 17 from 1:30-5:30pm at Interference Archive (314 7th Street, Brooklyn NY 11225) to make posters, t-shirts, buttons, and more. HFZ proactively builds a strong community defense system that centers those most impacted by current discriminatory policies and actions.

Re-imagining Death

Saturday, October 27, 2-4pm

Please note that this workshop has a limited number of spaces and has received the maximum number of RSVPs.

What is the relationship between death awareness and social change? This workshop will highlight the communal possibilities that open when we make space to discuss our fears and visions together. In this workshop we will consider inspiring models for supporting each other in community. We will provide local resources for today while imagining a radically different future.

Interference, Absurdity, Performance, and Political Change: A Workshop Series

Thursdays 7-9pm,
September 27-October 18

In this series of (no)work(no)shops, we will collectively discuss ‘the absurd’, how this intersects with political action and performance, and how this relates to the specific context of New York City in 2018. Drawing from a selection of readings and materials from Interference Archive, we will learn about historical and contemporary absurdist/anarchist/dadaist/ni hilist/(t)errorist political performance. Following these explorations, we will build new transgressive, anti-normative characters and creatures and conspire in the creation of new performances and disruptions.

Research Skills Workshop with MACC

Saturday, November 3, 3-5pm
Organized by the Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council press working group

We all know that knowledge is power, but researching this knowledge properly can sometimes be a challenge. Between questionable sources, paywalled articles and more search results than anyone could conceivably get through, it’s easy to go looking for something online and finding everything but the thing you needed. Members of the Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council’s press working group will be available to share some of their tips and tricks on building your skills and capacities as a researcher, and answer whatever questions you have on how to find the information you need.

Indigenous People’s Justice Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Sunday, October 14, 2-5pm

In honor of Indigenous People’s Day and Anti-Thanksgiving, we are holding a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on the theme of Indigenous peoples’ movement histories. In an effort to learn from and support the myriad movements that have arisen in response to this violence, we will glean relevant information from the collection at Interference Archive to share through Wikipedia. Our objective is to make information and documentation related to Indigenous peoples’ movement histories more accessible for current and future movement makers, educators, and learners. Snacks provided; childcare available with RSVP.