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Exhibitions / Walkout

Walkout: A Brief History of Student Organizing

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June 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020

May 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the Kent State and Jackson State massacres, which set off a historically large-scale student strike across the nation. With the anniversary as an entry point and frame of reference, this exhibition uses archival material from the Interference Archive collection to examine the broader scope of student movements that both led up to and followed in the wake of May 1970.

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Exhibitions / Walkout

Walkout: A Brief History of Student Organizing

Online Only

Monday, June 1, 2020 - Thursday, December 31, 2020

May 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the Kent State and Jackson State massacres, which set off a historically large-scale student strike across the nation. With the anniversary as an entry point and frame of reference, this exhibition uses archival material from the Interference Archive collection to examine the broader scope of student movements that both led up to and followed in the wake of May 1970.

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Exhibitions / Like the Waters We Rise

Like the Waters, We Rise: A Visual History of Climate Justice

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - Sunday, May 3, 2020

Exhibition Opening: Thursday, February 20, 2020, 6:30-9pm
Exhibition Dates: February 20 – May 3, 2020


Join us for Like the Waters We Rise: Climate Justice in Print, a two-part exhibition that tells a story of our contemporary climate justice movement through printed works, both past and present.

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Exhibitions / Building for Us

Building for Us: Stories of Homesteading and Cooperative Housing

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - Sunday, February 2, 2020

Exhibition Opening: October 17, 2019, 7-9pm
Exhibition Dates: October 17, 2019 to February 2, 2020


In the early 1970s, government disinvestment in New York City, coupled with widespread landlord abandonment, gave rise to squatting, urban homesteading, and other forms of self-help housing. The Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (UHAB) grew out of the self-help housing movement. This exhibition features the people who fought to turn vacant or neglected buildings into vibrant co-ops, illuminating the origins of New York City’s affordable housing cooperatives.

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Exhibitions

Notes on Solidarity: Tricontinentalism in Print

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - Saturday, November 2, 2019

Tuesday, September 10th through Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 NOT AT INTERFERENCE ARCHIVE!
Exploring a chapter of the anti-colonial struggles that unfolded after World War Two, Notes on Solidarity: Tricontinentalism in Print considers the role played by printed materials in the practice of Tricontinentalism.

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Exhibitions / Resistance Radio

Resistance Radio: The People’s Airwaves

July 11 - September 29, 2019 Opening reception: Thursday, July 11, 6-9pm Our current exhibition focuses on the people, stations, and organizations that have battled to bring their defiant programming onto the airwaves, and particularly when these actions were in service of grassroots movements and/or community organizing.

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Exhibitions / Poor Peoples Campaign

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

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - Sunday, June 23, 2019

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.

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