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The Politics of the Joy of Printing

December 5th, 2019, 7–9pm

Author Danielle Aubert will talk about her exciting new book, The Detroit Printing Co-op: The Politics of the Joy of Printing. Hopefully the first in a series of events about the evolution and explosion of “movement printshops” in the 1960s–80s, Aubert will dial in on the specifics of this experiment in mass production in the radical community of Detroit.

We the People Won’t Go: LES Artists on the Squatting movement / Nosotros la Gente No Nos Vamos: Artistas del LES acerca del movimiento de Ocupación

December 15, 2019, 6 PM to 8 PM | 15 de diciembre, 2019 de 6 PM a 8 PM

This panel will feature artists who were a part of the Lower East Side squatting movement. Artists will discuss how they’ve tried to document this movement through their work, or how their involvement in the squatting movement has shaped how they make art. / En esta mesa de discusión aparecen artistas quienes tomaron parte del movimiento de ocupación del Lower East Side. Artistas hablarán de cómo han intentado de documentar este movimiento a través de su arte, o como su participación en el movimiento de ocupación ha determinado la manera de que producen arte.

Museum of Capitalism: Book Launch

Tuesday, November 19, 7pm

Join us to celebrate the launch of the second expanded edition of Museum of Capitalism, published by Inventory Press, with readings by authors Ben Davis, Rose Linke, Lester K. Spence, and other contributors to the book. This event coincides with the Museum’s first NYC exhibition, from Oct 30 – December 10 at The New School.

What We Built: A panel discussion / Lo Que Construimos: Una mesa de discusión

Saturday, October 19, 2-4pm / Sábado 19 de octubre, de 2 PM a 4 PM

Come hear original HDFC homesteaders share their experiences and personal histories in the cooperative housing movement. There will be space to ask questions. Spanish translation will be provided.

Ven a escuchar los creadores originales de casa habitación de HDFC compartir sus experiencias e historias personales del movimiento de viviendas cooperativas. Habrá espacio para hacer preguntas. Se proveerá traducción a Español.

Our Buildings! Our Land! Boricuas Reclaiming Borikén

Friday, October 25, 6pm

Join Puerto Rican filmmaker Pedro Angel Rivera and Urbe Apie activist Zeus Omar in a conversation on historical and present day rescues of vacant land and buildings for housing and community projects in Puerto Rico.

Alternative Archives: a conversation about Alternative Toronto with Lilian Radovac

Friday, October 18, 7pm

Join Lilian Radovac at Interference Archive during NYC Archives Week for a conversation about creating and sustaining alternative community archives. Lilian will speak about her work on Alternative Toronto, coordinating an online digital repository to crowdsource documentation of Toronto’s radical, countercultural and trans/feminist/queer communities from 1980 to 1998.

A Quest for Home Zine Launch & Party

September 28th, 2019, 5–8pm

A Quest for Home was a series of writing workshops presented by Arts & Democracy for the South Asian diaspora and led by the Pakistani writer, Roohi Chowdhury. For six weeks, the participants joined together to write away their mythic journey towards home and identity, culminating in a zine that will be available at the event.

Reportando desde las Bases

Friday, September 20, 7pm
New York-based radio broadcasters Leobardo Ambrosio Ajtzalam, Tadii Angeles, and Charlie Uruchima will talk about using radio as an educational tool to activate indigenous languages and cultures, mobilize communities, and connect grassroots, local, and transnational movements for indigenous resistance and sovereignty.

“Yo Yo Mon Brooklyn!” New York City’s Pirates of the Air

Friday, July 26, 7pm

Radio producer and audio archivist David Goren will explore the cultural and political forces driving underground radio in NYC since the late sixties via live tuning, archival recordings and excerpts from his recent BBC radio documentary. David will be joined by a very special guest: Joan Martinez, a filmmaker, an avid listener to the Kreyol language pirates of Flatbush’s “Little Haiti” and an occasional broadcaster on them.

One Struggle presents Seeds of Unity: It’s Fascism, Y’all

Sunday, July 28, 3-5pm

In this moment of “fake news,” relativism and historical amnesia, concepts matter. Concepts allow us to construct a lens to interpret and affect the world around us. Join One Struggle for a presentation and discussion to mark the launch of the “Sprouting Theory” series.