Libraries, Archives, Technology, Impending Doom
Friends of the Shipwreck John & Molly Knefel are having the monthly Radio Dispatch Live! at Le Poisson Rouge on Wednesday, March 26 at 8pm. This month their guests are Ayesha Siddiqi and Mychal Denzel Smith. 21+.
Get your intersectionality on at La Caza Azul bookstore on 103rd Street, at 6pm on this Friday, March 28. In honor of Women’s History Month, they are hosting authors Sonia Rivera Valdés, Paquita Suárez Coalla, Margarita Drago, and Myrna Nieves.
Also on Friday, March 28, is the next Brooklyn Contra Dance at Camp Friendship (339 8th Street, Brooklyn). Music by the Dead Sea Squirrels, with Tony Parkes calling. Beginners’ lesson at 7:30, dance proper starts at 8pm. $15, $12 for students, kids under 12 free.
April’s First Thursday adult education series at NYPL’s Schomberg Center will be The Jim Crow North and the Global History of Segregated Cities, with Carl Nightingale, Karen Miller, Sherie Randolph, and Emilye Crosby. Thursday, April 3, at 6pm. See Schomberg’s program booklet for all sorts of wonderful events.
Bowery Poetry Club is hosting Collective Courage: a Conversation on Cooperation in African American Communities, on Sunday, April 6 at 1pm. Speaking will be political economist Jessica Gordon Nembhard, African American feminist and economic justice organizer Farah Tanis, and cooperative organizer Esteban Kelly. It’s free, but you must register.
On Tuesday, April 8, several of the Informed agitation authors, including yours truly, will be at Bluestockings at 7pm to talk about our work. I’ve been reading the other pieces the book, and it’s all so awesome! We’re great! If you want to know what’s doing in libraries & archives, you can’t miss this. There are, of course, lots of other events at Bluestockings, so check out the calendar. (This goes for McNally Jackson & Caza Azul, as well, of course.)
Friend of the Shipwreck Melissa Gira Grant is basically everywhere on her book tour for Playing the Whore. Catch her at various spots in the UK over the next week, and she’ll be back in NYC on April 10 at McNally Jackson.
Urban Librarians Unite is hosting its second annual Urban Librarians Conference at the Brooklyn Public Library on Friday, April 11. Last year’s inaugural conference was a blast! Registration is still open and is only $35, which is pretty good as professional development goes (and includes yummy pie for breakfast!).
If archives are more you thing, that same weekend, April 11 & 12, there’s the Radical Archives conference at NYU, hosted by the school’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute. The Luddbrarian is moderating the panel Collecting Resistance: Archiving in/of Movements, on Friday, April 11 at 1:50; I am part of the panel The Prison and the Archive the same day at 3:50.
On Saturday, April 19, the OWS Screenprinters are having a 2-year anniversary fundraiser at the Brooklyn Base (you should definitely check out everything that goes on there). They say, “We will (of course) be live printing…”
From the SAA Women’s Collections Roundtable email list comes news of the Mid-Atlantic Region Archives Conference in Rochester, NY, on April 24-26 (program). The conference has the theme “Film, Freedom, and Feminism”; particularly noted is the panel Forgotten Firsts: Women Lurking in the Archives, which “will explore the lives of three pioneering professional women and the difficulties of finding and researching women in archives.” There’s also a tour of the Susan B. Anthony House on the 24th!
The second annual Teaching Social Activism conference is Friday, May 2 & Saturday, May 3, at the Museum of the City of New York.