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Informed Agitation: Community Access as Community Activism
Thursday, June 12, 2014

6-8pm
METRO
57 E. 11th St, 4th Fl, NYC

Register ($)

In this panel, authors of the 2014 publication Informed Agitation: Library and Information Skills in Social Justice Movements and Beyond will discuss community archives projects from the Lesbian Herstory Archives to Occupy Wall Street, and will explore the (sometimes fraught) relationship between community-based and institutional archives.


Informed Agitators: Librarian and Information Professionals in Social Justice
Sunday, June 1, 2014
12-1:50pm
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Room 8.69

Left Forum ($)

People who work in libraries and information professionals are directly involved in social justice struggles and make use of their skills in the service of those causes. Librarians and information service professionals as well as authors of the 2014 publication Informed Agitation: Library and Information Skills in Social Justice Movements and Beyond will discuss "Less Rent, More Control" through access to NYC archives, documenting queer housing, and libraries and archives of the Occupy movement. Panelists include Zachary Loeb, Amy Roberts, Maggie Schreiner, Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz, and Jaime Taylor.


Informed Agitation at Bluestockings
Tuesday, April 8
, 2014
7pm
172 Allen St (between Stanton and Rivington Sts)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

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From movement archives to zine collections, international solidarity to public library programming, oral histories to email lists, prisons to protests —and beyond —Informed Agitation is a look into the projects and pursuits of activist librarianship in the early 21st century. Join contributors in a discussion about how information work can be part of social justice struggles.


Join the Informed Agitation crew for a Brooklyn book release party!
Saturday, April 5
, 2014
7-11pm
Prospect Range
1226 Prospect Ave (between Reeve Pl and Vanderbilt St)
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
F to Fort Hamilton Pkwy, exit rear of train onto Prospect Ave and walk a block. The space is wheelchair-accessible, though the bathroom is not.