Documents of Resistance—Our Oppressions are Connected, (September 18–October 18, 2020)

Photo of an exhibition showing a white table with archive items in the foreground. Hanging on the two rear walls are art objects: on the left wall there is a poster of Detroit’s Revolutionary Union Movement’s Slate, and hanging on the right wall is a sculpture made of many laminated images related to Detroit’s Revolutionary Black Workers Movement (1960s-1970s) all linked together by a beaded chain and arranged rather randomly


Documents of Resistance - Our Oppressions are Connected
September 18–October 18, 2020
New York, NY

Exhibition • Discussions • Archive in Exile

Our Oppressions Are Connected, the sixth iteration of Documents of Resistance, will focus on expanding content and context of the Third World Liberation Front Strikes (San Francisco State College 1968-9; University of California Berkeley 1969), and Detroit’s Revolutionary Black Workers Movement which happened around the same time, 1968-1969. Central to this iteration are 2 new photographs and 1 photo triptych of which the name of the exhibition originates: Our Oppressions Are Connected, also known as ‘chain pieces’. These new pieces will be used as discussion points with invited guest—we are hoping to find connections between that past and present, in other words, looking back to move forward in the struggle against racial oppression, in all aspects of society.

This new installment of Document of Resistance will include the launch of the Archive in Exile, which will focus on expanding awareness of documents produced by communities of color in the struggle against racism and as a celebration of free cultural expression. During the run of this exhibition, pieces selected for archiving will be focused on the above topics Third World Liberation Front and Detroit’s Revolutionary Black Workers Movement. The Archive in Exile will include an archiving station, a digital database, and an digital repository.

Virtual Public Events
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Friday, September 18, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM NYC/EST (GMT -4:00)
The virtual opening has passed, registration is now closed

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
6:00–7:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Session #1: Learning From Detroit's Revolutionary Black Workers Movement
A Conversation and Visual Exploration with Dan S. Wang

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
6:00–7:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Session #2: Archives of In/Visible Chicano Histories
A Conversation and Visual Exploration with Sandra de la Loza

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Lower Manhattan Cultural Council NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

Documents of Resistance—Our Oppressions Are Connected is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council