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  1. Radical Playdate presents: Let’s Make Posters!

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    Saturday, September 28, 2-4pm
    Recommended ages: 12 and under
    Suggested donation: $5 (but no one will be turned away!)

    If you had a radio show, what would you say on it? What kind of music would you play? Who would listen to your radio show? Inspired by our current exhibition, Resistance Radio, we’ll design and make posters about pirate radio, listening, music….and even pirates if you want!

    We’ll have stamps and stencils with (kid-safe and washable) stamp pads and spray markers, and lots of paper. Just bring yourselves!

    If we have time, we’ll print an edition our finished posters on the Risograph printer and everyone can take a copy of each poster we make.

    Questions? Email us info@interferencearchive.org.

  2. Radical Playdate presents: Let’s Make Posters!

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    Friday, April 26, 3-5pm
    Recommended ages: 10 and under
    Suggested donation: $5 (but no one will be turned away!)

    Join us for a session of stamp and stencil posters with (kid-safe and washable) stamp pads and spray markers. We’ll have poster prompts made with three fantastic Audre Lorde quotes to get our thought wheels turning:

    Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.

    Without community, there is no liberation.

    I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.

    At the end we’ll print an edition our finished posters on the Risograph printer and everyone can take a copy of each poster we make!

    Questions? Email us info@interferencearchive.org.

  3. Radical Playdate presents: Let’s Make Zines!

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    Join us for a session of stamp and stencil drawings with (kid-safe and washable) stamp pads and spray markers. At the end we’ll create a zine with our very own Risograph printer. You can take free copies of the collectively made zine with you!

    Saturday, March 16, 12-2pm
    Recommended ages: 8 and under
    Suggested donation: $5 (but no one will be turned away!)

    Questions? Email us info@interferencearchive.org.

  4. Radical Playdate Presents: Be the Change! NYC Launch

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    Saturday, February 9, 2018, 12pm-2pm

    Imagine a world free of oppression, and built on social justice and community support instead. What would it look like?

    Join Radix Media as they host the New York City release of Be The Change! A Justseeds Coloring Book. It is the first coloring book featuring the art of Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative. The illustrations envision radical social transformation and pathways toward a more just future. People of all ages will find inspiration here. In a world that is getting faster every day, slow down and celebrate art and resistance. Make the revolution bright, colorful, and irresistible! Together we can be the change we want to see!

    This event is a collaboration with Interference Archive’s Radical Playdate, child-centered programming that aims to build a more family-inclusive social movement. Snacks and beverages will be available, in addition to large coloring sheets to encourage cooperation and collaboration!

    You can download sample pages and purchase the book at: http://radixmedia.org/bethechange

    ABOUT RADIX MEDIA

    Radix Media is New York City’s only worker-owned, union print shop and publisher. The first title in their publishing program, AFTERMATH: Explorations of Loss & Grief, was published in April 2018 and received five stars from Foreword Reviews.

    Learn more about their forthcoming titles at: http://radixmedia.org

  5. Holiday Openhouse 2018

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    Saturday, December 15, 2018, 12-5pm

    Come celebrate our second annual holiday open house on 7th Street! Stop by, sip on hot cocoa, and browse our last-minute-market of radical gifts from our friends at Justseeds Artists Cooperative and Common Notions, and more who will be joining us to sell prints and books. Comics, zines, and posters, will be for sale from the Our Comics, Ourselves crew. And don’t forget to get your copy of Free Education!, Interference Archive’s most recent publication. See full list of amazing vendors below!

    Other activities include Radical Snowflake Cutting with our resident scissor expert, and Holiday Cardmaking with stamps, stencils and kid-friendly spray markers (you’ve gotta see our equipment for this!).

    Full list of vendors:
    Booklyn
    Colectivo Amaranta
    Common Notions
    Elvis B.
    Justseeds Artists Cooperative
    Micho Vega
    Mobile Print Power
    Our Comics, Ourselves
    Radix Media
    This is an event for people of all ages and abilities. Kid-friendly, wheelchair accessible. Please feel welcome to contact us with any questions at info@interferencearchive.org.

  6. Our Comics, Ourselves Comic Book Club

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    Our Comics, Ourselves Comic Book Club
    Saturday, July 14, 10am-12pm

    Do you read comics all the time and have insights you want to share and discuss with a group? Are you a critical thinker, and curious about the genre of comics? Join the Our Comics, Ourselves Comic Book Club! Each month we’ll select one or two comics or graphic novels to read, and then come together for an exploratory, critical, and spirited discussion at Interference Archive.

    This comic book club developed out of Our Comics, Ourselves: Identity, Expression & Representation in Comic Art, an independent traveling exhibition that originated at Interference Archive in 2016. The exhibition and the book club were created as an open space for discussion about identity-focused comics and the spectrum of topics they address. Some topics we hope to explore include race, class, gender and sexual identity, immigration, the role of authorship, character representation, and a lot more.

    Comic Books to read for July 14, 2018:
    Epileptic, by David B.
    Gaylord Phoenix, by Edie Fake

    One copy of each book will be on reserve at Interference Archive, and we do our best to select comics that are available in our public libraries. Questions? Email us at info@interferencearchive.org.

    A note about our space:
    We want Interference Archive to be a welcoming and supportive space for everyone. Because we actively engage with political, social, and cultural movements—both past and present—and provide a space for lively, critical, and healing dialogue, we cannot tolerate harassing behavior or language. Thank you so much for treating each other with respect and kindness.

  7. Radical Discipline: Exploring the Reasons Children Are Punished, and Alternative Suggestions

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    Radical Discipline: Exploring the Reasons Children Are Punished, and Alternative Suggestions

    Saturday, June 16, 3pm-4:30pm

    Radical Playdate presents an open and personal caregiver discussion about disciplining and punishing children—is there ever a need to punish children? How were we punished as children, and what repercussions did that have on us? What are some alternative models for punishment that we can employ as radical caregivers? To clarify, “caregiver” can mean parent, babysitter, and anyone within a family or community entrusted with the care of children—in other words, most of us!

     

    To frame our discussion, China Martens has generously shared an issue of her exploratory zine on radical parenting, The Future Generation #5, Part II: Discipline. You are invited to download and read this issue in preparation for this discussion.

    During this discussion, we will provide a playspace for little tikes (ages 0-3-ish) and drawing-based activities for older kiddos (ages 4-8-ish). We welcome children to participate in this discussion as well.

    Suggested donation for this event: $5
    No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
    Saturday, June 16: 3-4:30pm

  8. Our Comics, Ourselves Comic Book Club

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    Our Comics, Ourselves Comic Book Club
    Saturday, June 9, 12-2pm

    Do you read comics all the time and have insights you want to share and discuss with a group? Are you a critical thinker, and curious about the genre of comics? Join the Our Comics, Ourselves Comic Book Club! Each month we’ll select one or two comics or graphic novels to read, and then come together for an exploratory, critical, and spirited discussion at Interference Archive.

    This comic book club developed out of Our Comics, Ourselves: Identity, Expression & Representation in Comic Art, an independent traveling exhibition that originated at Interference Archive in 2016. The exhibition and the book club were created as an open space for discussion about identity-focused comics and the spectrum of topics they address. Some topics we hope to explore include race, class, gender and sexual identity, immigration, the role of authorship, character representation, and a lot more.

    Comic Books to read for June 9, 2018:
    Black AF: America’s Sweetheart, by Kwanza Osajyefo
    The Hookah Girl and Other True Stories, by Marguerite Dabaie

    One copy of each book will be on reserve at Interference Archive, and we will do our best to select comics that are available in our public libraries. Questions? Email us at info@interferencearchive.org.

    A note about our space:
    We want Interference Archive to be a welcoming and supportive space for everyone. Because we actively engage with political, social, and cultural movements—both past and present—and provide a space for lively, critical, and healing dialogue, we cannot tolerate harassing behavior or language. Thank you so much for treating each other with respect and kindness.

  9. Afro-Asian Storytime at Radical Playdate

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    Join us for a special meeting of Radical Playdate: Afro-Asian Storybooks

    We’ll have special guests from Callaloo: Cultural Literacy for Kids and Sari-Sari Storybooks who will read selections of Afro-Asian storybooks. We’ll have our usual setup of toys, a craft table, and mats. Bring a favorite Afro-Asian book to share, bring a snack, or just bring yourselves! There will also be a Q&A with the book’s authors.

    Saturday, April 14, 3-5pm
    Recommended ages: 8 and under
    Suggested donation: $5 (but no one will be turned away!)

    This event is organized as part of Atlantic Pacific Theatre‘s Afro-Asian Solidarity Festival in collaboration with Callaloo and Sari-Sari Storybooks.

    Questions? Email us info@interferencearchive.org.

     

     

     

     

     

  10. Radical Playdates are back!

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    Want to check out Interference Archive, but think it’s not a space for kids? Think again! We’ve got Radical Playdate.

    Kids can hang out and play, while you browse radical materials. All ages are welcome. We have storybooks and toys for little ones, and stencil-making and drawing for older kids. Bring a book, bring a snack, or just bring yourselves!

    Recommended ages: 8 and under
    Suggested donation: $5 (but no one will be turned away!)

    We have three Radical Playdates planned for this winter:
    Saturday 1/20, 2-4pm
    Saturday 2/17, 2-4pm
    Saturday 3/17, 2-4pm

    Questions? Email us info@interferencearchive.org.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    This is a free activity for the whole family.

    Questions? Email us info@interferencearchive.org.