Sunday: Political Propaganda Workshop with Cindy Milstein

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 5-8PM
The Base
1302 Myrtle Avenue, NY 11221

Please join us for a day of creating and distributing non-digital agitation/propaganda.

We’ll begin with a short introduction by Cindy Milstein, and a discussion on why propaganda is important to those who struggle against and resist this oppressive society. We’ll consider strategies and tactics for reclaiming public space, with tutorials on stenciling and preparing wheat paste.

We’re calling out to all anti-capitalist propagandists to bring fresh and relevant materials, to help bring energy into The Base. Please bring posters, flyers, and art to share. We will be making enough wheat-paste to freely distribute to all present.

Paper, poster-board, markers, spray paint, x-acto knives, wide-brushes, empty containers for liquid, and of course snacks would all be great things to bring out to share.

The Base:

Cindy Milstein is a collective member of Interference Archive, and board/collective member of the Institute for Anarchist Studies — focused on projects such as the new Lexicon pamphlet series, the IAS/AK Anarchist Interventions book series, and curating anarchist theory tracks. She is also the author of Anarchism and Its Aspirations (IAS/AK Press, 2010), and the picture-essay collaborative book with Erik Ruin titled Paths toward Utopia: Graphic Explorations of Everyday Anarchism (PM Press, 2012). Cindy has been overly engaged in numerous collective projects aimed at creating autonomous spaces of resistance, reconstruction, and education, including Occupy Philly, Station 40 in San Francisco, and before that, Black Sheep Books in Montpelier, Vermont. She also taught at the “anarchist summer school” called the Institute for Social Ecology, and has long been involved in community organizing and social/political movements from below. Her essays appear in several anthologies, including Realizing the Impossible: Art against Authority and Globalize Liberation. When not at home, she travels (frequently) to do public speaking and popular education around topics related to anarchism, direct democracy, anticapitalism, and other political interventions, to encourage critical thought and prefigurative politics, and to do indie media as a sort of anarchist political correspondent/commentator, such as this past spring/summer 2012 during the Quebec student strike in Montreal.