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Finally Got the News and Take Back the Fight: Double Book Launch to Celebrate Radical Publishing at Interference Archive

Saturday, December 9, 5-7pm

In the midst of our big move over the past few months, we’ve been keeping busy with a few other great projects — including the release of two new publications! Join us for the launch of Finally Got the News: The Printed Legacy of the U.S. Radical Left, 1970-1979, and Take Back the Fight: Resisting Sexual Violence from the Ground Up.

Born out of exhibitions of the same names at Interference Archive over the last six months, both books function as so much more than exhibition catalogs, instead sharing ideas and resources that are intended to continue conversations we started in our space over the course of our own research, collaboration, and exhibition organizing. We’ll be joined by our friend and co-tenant at 314 7th Ave, Malav Kanuga of Common Notions, for a brief conversation about why it’s important to publish this kind of material. Contributors to both publications will be invited to share comments on their own work and their contributions to these books, and some of the material from the Take Back the Fight exhibition will be on display.

Finally Got the News uncovers the hidden legacy of the radical Left of the 1970s, a decade when vibrant social movements challenged racism, imperialism, patriarchy and capitalism itself. It combines written contributions from movement participants with original printed materials—from pamphlets to posters, flyers to newspapers—to tell this politically rich and little-known story. This book includes a series of written reflections by movement participants on issues that shaped the decade — and that continue to impact our present moment. For a full description and list of contributors, please visit our website.

Take Back the FIght: Resisting Sexual Violence from the Ground Up focuses on organized responses to gender and sexual violence, highlighting the ways individuals and communities have developed creative and powerful grassroots and non-institutional justice and healing practices. Showcasing color reproductions of all the material featured in Interference Archive’s exhibition of the same name, the essays in this book provide written context for the histories narrated through this graphic material. For a full description and list of contributors, please visit our website.

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