Sunday, April 28, 2019
1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
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.
What is a propaganda party? It’s where we invite organizations, activists, designers, and folks like you to come together in our archive of material produced by social movements, to hang out, meet each other, and make and distribute material in support of a cause. At this event we’ll be collectively printing graphic material to spread the word about ongoing efforts to “up-zone” and redevelop Gowanus and Industry City and how new residential and commercial developments will impact local residents, businesses, and workers.
Why do we use the word “propaganda”? “Propaganda,” from the same root as “propagate,” refers to information that is shared in support of a cause. In modern times, the word propaganda has been weighted with negative connotations; we aim to reclaim the word. Our daily lives are saturated with supposedly “neutral” material that implicitly supports existing power structures. We use the word propaganda because we have no desire to feign neutrality.
Spread the word! Download and print a flyer for the event.