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Support Interference Archive this season, and send a radical history bundle to your friends!

Are you looking for gifts to send to friends this holiday season? We’ve got a solution for you—and you can support Interference Archive at the same time!

For a donation of $75 to Interference Archive, we’ll send a radical history bundle to someone in the United States on your behalf.

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Audio Interference 78: Oral History of UHAB

“The city had so many buildings, it had no ability to manage them themselves, no ability to even outsource the management…if you were alive and breathing and raised your hand, you could have a building in the city of New York.” — Charles Laven

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Online class visits for the 2020-21 school year: join us (virtually) in the archive!

We love having classes visit Interference Archive. It provides us with an easy way to meet our mission of engaging the public with the cultural production of social movements, and we are so grateful for every opportunity to introduce students to a different kind of archive: one where use is a form of preservation; one | More »

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Walkout: A Brief History of Student Organizing

Visit our online exhibition!

May 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the Kent State and Jackson State massacres, which set off a historically large-scale student strike across the nation. With the anniversary as an entry point and frame of reference, this exhibition uses archival material from the Interference Archive collection to examine the broader scope of student movements that both led up to and followed in the wake of May 1970.

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Exhibition Catalog: Walkout: A Brief History of Student Organizing

May 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of the Kent State and Jackson State massacres, which set off a historically large-scale student strike across the nation. With the anniversary as an entry point and frame of reference, this 96-page full color publication uses posters, buttons, pamphlets, flyers, zines, and more—to examine the broader scope of student movements that both led up to and followed those of May 1970.

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Survivors Issue #4 Virtual Launch!

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Co-hosted with Survived & Punished New York

Virtual launch of Audio Interference’s mini-series of podcasts about the abolitionist group Survived & Punished NY, and the newest edition of Survived & Punished NY’s abolitionist newsletter, Free:Survivors Issue #4

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Audio Interference 77.6: Archiving Abolition—A Quarter of a Century

In this episode, we hear “A Quarter of a Century,” a song by Ivie, a comrade on the inside whose story is uplifted by Survived and Punished. It references her campaign to free herself from a 25 to life sentence and was recorded over the phone from Bedford Hills prison, a maximum security correctional facility in Bedford Hills, NY. In the middle of the song, you’ll hear an accompanying rap by another comrade, Sassi, who is also incarcerated at Bedford Hills. The episode stems from a collaboration with Survived and Punished New York.

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Audio Interference 77.5: Archiving Abolition—Alisha Walker

In this episode of Audio Interference, we’re sharing reflections from Alisha Walker, a survivor on the inside. The episode stems from a collaboration with Survived and Punished New York, a grassroots, abolitionist group that works to eradicate the criminalization of survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and the culture of violence that contributes to it.

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Audio Interference 77.4 Archiving Abolition—Annette Farrell

In this episode, we hear from Annette Farrell, a contributor to Survived and Punished’s Inside-Outside Newsletter about her experiences as an incarcerated person and her thoughts on justice and abolition.

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Audio Interference 77.3 Archiving Abolition—Andrea Benson

Letters from Comrades on the Inside: In this episode, we hear from Andrea Benson, a contributor to Survived and Punished’s Inside-Outside Newsletter about her experiences as an incarcerated person and her thoughts on justice and abolition. This episode of Audio Interference is part of a series in collaboration with Survived and Punished, a coalition of | More »

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Audio Interference 77.2: Archiving Abolition – Jessica Paradiso

In this episode of Audio Interference, we’re sharing reflections from Jessica Paradiso, a survivor on the inside. The episode stems from a collaboration with Survived and Punished New York, a grassroots, abolitionist group that works to eradicate the criminalization of survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and the culture of violence that contributes to it.

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Audio Interference 77.1: Archiving Abolition – Survived & Punished

This episode of Audio Interference is about Survived and Punished, a coalition of defense campaigns and grassroots groups committed to eradicating the criminalization of survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and the culture of violence that contributes to it. We’re speaking with two members of the New York chapter of the group, Will Willis and Maureen Silverman.

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Audio Interference 76: Sanctuary City Project

The Sanctuary City Project collects stories of immigration, detention, and resistance and then shares those narratives with the public through video projections, installations, mobile food projects, billboards, banners, and pop-up print shops.

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Virtual Book Discussion with Librarians and Archivists with Palestine

Thursday, June 25th at 7pm

Each year, Librarians and Archivists with Palestine hosts “One Book, Many Communities,” an international campaign which invites communities to come together to read and discuss a common book. The 2020 “One Book, Many Communities” title is The Book of Disappearance by Ibtisam Azem.

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Virtual Multispecies Care Circle

Saturday, May 9, 4-5pm

As we shield our breath from the virus, what does it mean to seek sharing breath with other species? How does the temporary pause of the pandemic provide an opportunity for us to sense the web of relations of breathing and air quality?Join the EPA’s first Multispecies Care Circle to dive into these questions.

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Audio Interference 75: Kent State and Jackson State

Audio Interference 75: Kent State and Jackson State

“Polls showed that the majority of Americans thought that the National Guard did the right thing at Kent State.”

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Audio Interference 74: We the People Won’t Go

“We plant gardens in vacant lots…we turn abandoned buildings into homes, we turn street corners into liberated zones…For a moment, for an hour, for a year, for a decade..A space opens up and we are in control, We the people seize control of public space, seize control of housing, seize control of those things that make up our lives”

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Interference Archive’s Response to COVID19

In solidarity with our community and those most vulnerable, we are doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 by temporarily shutting our doors. All events are currently postponed—we’re hopeful to get them back on the schedule in the very near future. There will be no open hours for visiting.

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A Visual History of Climate Justice

Exhibition Opening: Thursday, February 20, 2020, 6:30-9pm
Exhibition Dates: February 20 – May 3, 2020

Join us for Like the Waters We Rise: Climate Justice in Print, a two-part exhibition that tells a story of our contemporary climate justice movement through printed works, both past and present.

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Climate Justice Wikipedia Editathon

UPDATE: this event will be online-only

Join us to increase representation of environmental issues on Wikipedia, inspired by our exhibition, A Visual History of Climate Justice. Please note: this event will take place online only, but you can still join organizers March 11th from 6 to 9pm in editing.