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Propaganda Party: Brooklyn Defense Committee

Saturday, September 22, 2-5pm

Interference Archive and Brooklyn Defense Committee (BDC) are excited to collaborate on a propaganda party. Join us on Saturday, September 22nd from 2-5pm at Interference Archive (314 7th Street, Brooklyn NY 11225) to make posters, a banner banners, buttons, and more. Brooklyn Defense Committee is a group of concerned Brooklyn residents coming together to address the violence of deportations affecting our loved ones and communities.

What is a propaganda party? It’s where we invite organizations, activists, designers, and folks like you to come together, hang out, meet each other, and make and distribute stickers, posters, buttons, and more. At this event we’ll be collectively printing graphic material to spread the word about the work and values of BDC — both for you to take back to your community to share, and also for BDC to use in their current organizing.

Why do we use the word “propaganda”? “Propaganda,” from the same root as “propagate,” refers to information that is shared in support of a cause. In modern times, the word propaganda has been weighted with negative connotations; we aim to reclaim the word. Our daily lives are saturated with supposedly “neutral” material that implicitly supports existing power structures. We use the word propaganda because we have no desire to feign neutrality.

This event is part of a project that is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

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