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Everybody’s Got A Right To Live: The Poor People’s Campaign 1968 & Now

April 18 – June 23, 2019
Opening reception: Thursday, April 18, 6-9pm

Described as Martin Luther King Jr.’s “last great dream,” the Poor People’s Campaign of 1968 was an ambitious movement to make poverty in the world’s richest nation visible and to demand justice for poor Americans. This exhibition provides a look at some of the visual culture of the original PPC, including photographs of marches and rallies, press coverage, and a contemporary public response to a mural in Resurrection City called the ‘hunger wall,’ in addition to showcasing the efforts of the new PPC and a portfolio of Justseeds posters created in solidarity with their actions.

Radical Playdate presents: Let’s Make Posters!

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.

MAY DAY! A Propaganda Party for Labor & Housing Justice

Sunday, April 28th, 1:30-5pm

Join Interference Archive and local labor and housing activists fighting gentrification and displacement in Gowanus, Industry City, and beyond for a May Day! Propaganda Party. We’ll gather at Interference Archive to create posters, t-shirts, buttons, and more with messages promoting labor and housing justice and denouncing the displacement of local industry and residents from our community.

In Conversation: Shy Radicals: The Black Panthers for Shy People

Sunday, May 5, 7-9pm

Join us for a talk by activist Hamja Ahsan in conversation with Gemma Sharpe. Hamja talks about his debut book Shy Radicals, imagining a utopic homeland called ‘Aspergistan’, in the context of debates around introvert power, intersectionality, radical mental health, and neurodiversity.

Australian Political Posters: Four Decades

Thursday March 28, 2019, 6:30 pm

Australia has a rich history of political poster collectives that emerged in the 1970s and are now experiencing a resurgence. Curator Macushla Robinson will [do her best to] contextualize the political posters on display as part of Hi Vis: Australian Political Posters within the broader frame of Australian political movements, protest work and print culture over the past 40 years.

Radical Playdate presents: Let’s Make Zines!

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

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!

A Century of Immigration on Film

Saturday, March 9th, 7:30pm.

Three Trembling Cities (Arthur Vince, 2017) is an intimate portrait of the inner lives and daily struggles of the immigrants who make NYC’s heart tremble with hope. The first season follows two fictional circles of immigrants as they juggle jobs, relationships, immigration issues, family expectations, and their own dreams. Their stories are intercut with non-fiction interviews with immigrants who’ve faced parallel issues. In The Immigrant (1917), Charlie Chaplin follows a pair of immigrants to America and chronicles the very tangible problems they face.

Women Make Change: a Wikipedia edit-a-thon and discussion about radical feminism in 1968

Sunday, March 10, 2019, 2–6pm

We’ll kick off this event at 2pm with a presentation and conversation led by Bev Grant, activist, musician, and photographer, about the feminist organizing in the late 1960s and the performative protests at the 1968 Miss America Pageant.

Stick around to join local Wikipedians and Interference Archive volunteers to work on a rhizomatic campaign to improve coverage of radical women and the arts on Wikipedia. Participants will have the opportunity to work directly with archival materials in the Interference collection and explore intersections between art, feminism, and activism.

Unite to Resist Fascism: Anakbayan New York Presents History of the Underground

Saturday, February 23rd, 5:30pm

This year marks the 33rd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Uprising that took place on February 22-25, 1986 and ousted dictator Ferdinand Marcos after 21 years of his fascist rule in the Philippines. Anakbayan New York presents Sari Dalena and Keith Sicat’s documentary “History of the Underground.” Seven years in the making, it aims to have a deeper understanding of how the Philippines has been shaped in the last 45 years by exploring the life and times of activists, intellectuals and revolutionary leaders just prior and during Marcos’ martial law.

Holiday open hours: Lunar New Year

February 5, 2019, 12-5pm

We love holidays, so we’ll be open on Lunar New Year! Stop by to hang out and check out our collections.