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2018 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Sunday, March 18, 2018

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. 

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.

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 | 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.

Individual and Community Self-Defense Workshop

Saturday, August 19, 1-3pm

As part of the current Take Back the Fight: Resisting Sexual Violence from the Ground Up exhibition, Interference Archive is partnering with the Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE) to host a Peer Educator Self-Defense Workshop. Youth Peer Educators from CAE will lead an exciting and participatory self defense workshop. In this workshop, participants will learn how to protect themselves using physical self defense techniques, the power of their voice, and engaging in activism. This workshop is open to girls, transyouth, women, and LGBTQ+ identified folks and is limited to 20 participants. If you would like to participate, please RSVP.

Cataloging Party!

Thursday, July 13, 6-9pm

We meet twice a month at Interference Archive to catalog our collection. Join catalogers — old and new — to learn the ropes of cataloging in our online catalog.

Printing Protest Symbols: a hands-on workshop!

Saturday, April 8, 2-4pm

In the streets or in our archive, we see so many symbols in the world around us. How do social movements use symbols to convey their message? This hands-on workshop is for all ages! We’ll spend a bit of time talking about the symbols we see on the exhibition walls right now at Interference Archive, as well as the symbols we see on signs at protests and marches. After that, we’ll carve our own symbols into foam printing boards and make our own mini-zines by sharing the symbols we’ve carved and printing them together.

Reading Finally Got the News: a reading and discussion group on the 1970s Radical Left

This reading group, designed to accompany Interference Archives’ Finally Got The News exhibition, will explore some of the key liberation movements of the 1970s U.S. through the lens of written documents included in the exhibition, as well as excerpts from publications by the activists and intellectuals who led, chronicled and theorized about them. This is not a nostalgia trip, but an opportunity to critically examine some important and often-overlooked threads of our collective history in order to inform our own politics of liberation in the 21st century.

Babylon Falling Accessioning Party

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Earlier this year Interference Archive received our biggest ever donation, Sean Stewart’s amazing “Babylon Falling Collection” of underground press and related ephemera. This Saturday we are hosting an accessioning party for the collection!