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Archive: Sep 2014

Screening: Control

Tuesday, October 14

As part of Self-Determination Inside/ Out, Interference Archive will be screening Control, an observational documentary about the ways the juvenile justice system permeates the lives of the people it targets. Join us for this screening and discussion about the impacts of the juvenile justice system and some of the current struggles against it. With filmmakers Chris Bravo and Lindsey Schneider, and special guests TBA.

“Prison is a form of violence against women.”

Thursday, October 9
**NOTE LOCATION** at CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave., NYC

Part of Self-Determination Inside/ Out, Interference Archive and the CUNYGC Center for the Study of Women and Society present “Prison is a form of violence against women.”, a video program and discussion about the motivations for and processes of organizing against prisons as gender violence. With Victoria Law, Cecily McMillan, Amy Meacham, and Sharon Richardson.

Shattering Captivity: Struggles of Incarcerated People Against Solitary Confinement, Control Units, and Communication Management Units

Thursday, October 2

As part of Self-Determination Inside/ Out, Interference Archive brings together people and family members of people formerly incarcerated in isolation for a spirited discussion exploring the history of isolated confinement, as well as historical and contemporary organizing against it. With Tyrell Muhammad, Five Mualima-ak, Susan Rosenberg, and Sharmin Sadequee.

Private Prisons Fueling Criminalization: Climate Change, Immigration, and Prisons

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Private prisons and their major investors are fueling the criminalization and incarceration of immigrants and people of color. As climate change accelerates and creates large refugee communities of color, how will the prison industry respond? Join this talk hosted by Enlace with organizers from National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights (NNIRR), Families for Freedom, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, CUNY Prison Divest, and Columbia Prison Divest.

Closed for People’s Climate March: Sunday Sept 21st!

We will be closed Sunday September 21st for the People’s Climate March. All of our Sunday staffers will be marching. Join us!

Self-Determination Inside/Out Exhibition Tour

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Join the curators and other prison activists for a tour and roving discussion of Self-Determination Inside/Out: Prison Movements Reshaping Society!

New York Daily News: September 14, 2014

Penal System Exhibition “Self-Determination Inside/Out,” [a] powerful exhibition by incarcerated individuals and their allies touching on incarcerated women, AIDS education, political prisoners, prisoners-as-laborers, the 1971 Attica Prison uprising and other topics, opened Sept. 11 in Brooklyn at 131 8th St. in the Gowanus section. Film, video, posters, audio recordings and publications to look the history | More »

Gay City News: September 7, 2014

On Primary Eve, Cuomo Pressed at Home on Prisoner Clemency BY NATHAN RILEY A candlelight protest outside Governor Andrew Cuomo’s pastoral Westchester County home delivered a demand that he grant clemency to elderly prisoners with extensive records of good behavior. The coalition of prisoners’ rights activists, feminists, and gays, in a September 6 early evening | More »

I Seem to Be The State: Art and Conservation in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Thursday, September 18

Justseeds member, Roger Peet, presents on the art and theater projects he’s coordinated in support of conservation efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo.