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.

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.


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.

Exhibitions / Resistance Radio

Resistance Radio: The People’s Airwaves

Online Only

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.

Exhibitions / if a song

if a song could be freedom . . . Organized Sounds of Resistance

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - Saturday, March 23, 2019

February 21st–March 23rd, 2019 Opening: Thursday, February 21 at 5pm AT THE COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND ART GALLERY This exhibition looks at how music has shaped the manners in which we understand ourselves in the past, present, and into the future. It features the picture sleeves of more than 200 political recordings—as well as other ephemera-from across the globe that expose the broad scope of the intersection of music and politics. Visitors are invited to listen to mixtape podcasts, which will also be played on WSIA 88.9FM during the course of the exhibit.