Libraries, Archives, Technology, Impending Doom
Join NYC Anarchist Black Cross at the Base for a May Day card-writing night on Tuesday, April 29. Send notes to political prisoners & eat pizza, what could be better?
Word Up Books is hosting a seminar on immigration law with attorney Robert J. Maher on Wednesday, April 30, at 7pm.
And if neither of those appeal, Strike Debt is having a thing at 16 Beaver, What’s Up With Your Debt?, at the same time.
Out in LA, the Serve the People Institute is having their inaugural event all day on Friday, May 2, at the Japanese American National Museum. And then the next day, the JANM is opening its exhibition of rare color photographs of the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans in a Wyoming camp during WWII.
Skillsharing at the Brooklyn Public Library? Skillsharing at the Brooklyn Public Library! It’s all day on Saturday, May 3, and they are still looking for people who want to share their skills.
At 6pm on Monday, May 5, listen to Bebe Neuwirth speak at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts League of Professional Theatre Women: Oral History Project.
I love YA literature! La Caza Azul Bookstore is having a discussion about the role of powerful female characters in Latino YA literature on Saturday, May 10, at 11am. Local YA authors Micol Ostow, Janel Rodriguez Ferrer & Meg Medina will be speaking.
The Creative Alternatives to Capitalism Conference is May 23 & 24, at the CUNY Graduate Center & Cooper Union.
In Chicago the Freedom Dreams…Freedom Now conference will be May 28-30. Space is limited, so register ASAP if you’re gonna. The reg fee is sliding scale $0-$200, there’s programming for kids, translation services are available, and holy shit I wish I could go because, damn, they’ve got some amazing stuff lined up.
Our pals from Copwatch will be doing their next Know Your Rights training at the Brooklyn Base at 1pm on June 7. If you’ve never attended one of their trainings, or if it’s been a while, you should definitely go!
This summer the V & A in London will be opening an exhibit called “Disobedient Objects.” I probably won’t make it there myself, so Brits & globetrotters should all go and send me a postcard. From their website: “From Suffragette teapots to protest robots, this exhibition will be the first to examine the powerful role of objects in movements for social change. It will demonstrate how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design.” It opens July 26.
On this side of the pond, the library at Bloomfield College in New Jersey is hosting the exhibit “Newark 1974: Remembering the Puerto Rican Riots” from April 28 to August 29.
Just opened in Boston at MIT is “Daguerre’s American Legacy: Photographic Portraits (1840-1900) from the Wm. B. Becker Collection,” an exhibition of photographs displaying the history of the medium.
There’s nothing better than sitting out on a lawn listening to music on a warm summer night. Luckily, we New Yorkers have ample opportunities to do so, and many of them are free. Janelle Monae in Prospect Park? Yes, please! A rather eclectic crowd doing a Pete Seeger tribute show? Oh. Yeah.