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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.

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.

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.

Historical Memory, Citation, and the Archive: Activating the Components of Our Culture of Revolt

June 23, 2019, 6-8pm

How do recollections and invocations of past struggles inform contemporary campaigns against injustice? Drawing on material from his new book Premonitions, movement-based scholar AK Thompson reveals how historical memory, citation, and the archive operate unconsciously to constitute the political field and shape our culture of revolt.

Unschooling: Understanding the past, living the present, looking towards the future

Friday, June 21, 7:30pm
In collaboration with the rooted us unconference. This talk and discussion will look at the history of the unschooling movement, as well as the potential for its future.

Report back from Venezuela

Friday, June 7, 7pm

Come hear first hand accounts from Brooklyn residents Ann Fawcett Ambia & Keith Brooks, who were in Venezuela as members of a delegation from April 26 – May 5, 2019.

WMRC Arts & Activism 2019

Arts & Activism Listening Party: Strength in Numbers

Thursday, June 6, 6-8pm

Join us for a showcase and listening party for Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls 2019 Arts & Activism program, to celebrate the work they’ve produced this year — individual podcasts based upon this years theme “Strength in Numbers” with original interviews, media and music!