Decolonize This Place is a space that is action-oriented around indigenous struggle, black liberation, Free Palestine, global wage workers and de-gentrification. Facilitated by MTL+. Located at 55 Walker Street, New York. #decolonizethisplace

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  • 10/04/2017

    Public Letter on Indigenous Peoples' Day, 2017

    Public Letter on Indigenous Peoples' Day, 2017

    New York City Council,
    To: Mayor de Blasio, New York City Council, and the Trustees of the American Museum of Natural History

    Decolonize This Day

    Many U.S. cities have chosen to do what is just and renamed Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Why is New York not among them? There is no reason for holding out any longer. It’s time for the Mayor and City Council to stand on the right side of history. New York City sits on the territory of the Lenape, and over one hundred thousand Indigenous people live on this territory today-- more than any other city in the United States! Let’s honor the persistent presence of Indigenous Americans, despite attempts toward their elimination and reject the celebration of imperial conquest. This public holiday must be relaunched as an occasion to respect our Indigenous brothers and sisters and no longer commemorate a figure widely associated with exploitation and enslavement. American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) officials have told us that they will neither advocate for nor enter the public conversation about renaming Columbus Day. Their position of non-advocacy functions as an action against Indigenous peoples. Now is the time to reconsider and rename.


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  • 04/24/2017

    Visibility Sustains the Struggle: An Initiative by Decolonize This Place in Support of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Hunger Strike

    Visibility Sustains the Struggle:  An Initiative by Decolonize This Place  in Support of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Hunger Strike

    http://decolonizethisplace.org/dignitystrike


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  • 12/07/2016

    Insurgent Poets Society: Niggas Die Everyday

    Insurgent Poets Society: Niggas Die Everyday

    Author of "10 Things I Want To Say To A Black Man" and "Love Above All Things," Falú wlll facilitate a free writing workshop and curate a pop-up gallery titled "Niggas Die Everyday" for the Insurgent Poets Society at Decolonize This Place Headquarters.


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  • 12/04/2016

    Stand Up And Fight Back: Bystander Intervention

    Stand Up And Fight Back: Bystander Intervention

    Please join us for a special workshop in bystander intervention and de-escalation, conducted by Rachel Sarah Blum Levy, LMSW, Decolonize This Place this coming Sunday, Dec 4, at noon.

    Bystander intervention and de-escalation involve a series of tools that can be consciously employed to defuse volatile situations. In this interactive workshop, bystander intervention and de-escalation will be presented in the context of self-defense and harm reduction. Students will identify verbal and non-verbal techniques and tactics to de-escalate conflict. Students will also learn the four Ds of bystander intervention – direct, distract, delay, and delegate. All of these tactics will be presented in tandem with the importance of larger scale community organizing and alternatives to policing.


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  • 12/04/2016

    Black Art and Activism NOW

    Black Art and Activism NOW

    As we face the prospect of a Trump Administration and the need to resist and protect ourselves from a growing wave of race-based aggression and violence unleashed in the wake of the presidential election, how should black artists and activists move forward?

    We are convening a round table of artists, activists, and cultural workers currently engaged in the cause of social justice and black liberation to discuss and strategise our options within the art world. In this open forum, we hope to address which artistic and institutional practices are currently working best, how should art and activism prepare to adapt in an ever more perilous racial climate, how can we ensure that our civil rights and artistic freedoms persevere?


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  • 12/03/2016

    Bodies of Light: Exit Stategy

    Bodies of Light: Exit Stategy

    A conversation between the King and Queen cities. A night of gathering, presence and celebration, centering POC, queer, trans and indigenous folk. Come take a seat at the table.

    Open Gallery on bottom level - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Words, performance, party on upper level - 7:30 - 11:00 PM

    Featuring:

    Chauvet Bishop
    Jahmal B. Golden
    Jordan Weatherston Pitts (http://www.jordanwpitts.com/)
    Baxter Wordsworth
    Ida Divine (https://soundcloud.com/idadivine)
    Truey V (https://soundcloud.com/trueyv)
    We Stole The Show (https://westoletheshow.bandcamp.com/)
    The Black Bandit
    Stefa (https://soundcloud.com/stefalives)
    and more


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  • 12/02/2016

    NoDAPL Benefit Concert

    NoDAPL Benefit Concert

    Please join us on December 02 for #RPMLive : NYC—a benefit concert for #StandingRock—curated by Revolutions Per Minute! The concert will be held at Decolonize This Place following a #NoDAPL teach-in at The New School from 3-6pm. Admission is by donation. All proceeds will be donated to #RezpectOurWater and the Standing Rock Sioux Nation.

    The show will feature performances by:
    Dio Ganhdih
    Sacramento Knoxx
    Laura Ortman
    Chauncey Tails

    Venue: Decolonize This Place (55 Walker St)
    Doors: 7:30pm
    Admission: By donation
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  • 11/26/2016

    Insurgent Poets Society: House Party Wakanda

    Insurgent Poets Society: House Party Wakanda

    Here is what would make capitalism and white supremacy mad: If we dressed in clothes that represented our ideas of resistance and had a free party in one of their most expensive neighborhoods. Think about it, a resistance themed celebration designed to build community during these times of state sanctioned violence and gentrification. A political action, framed as a party so that we can dance all over their exclusivity, We can play spade, chess, dominoes, and video games. You know Tribeca don't want us to show up with no black hoodies, camouflage, Kafias, and Rainbow triangles. They don't want us to be Milly-Rocking in their galleries in the middle of the day. They need to know that they they can’t depress us into silence.

    WHAT: BKHP x Insurgent Poets Society: House Party Wakanda
    WHEN: November 26th at 5pm-10pm
    WHERE: 55 Walker Street #DecolonizeThisPlace Headquarters
    WHY: BECAUSE WE MEK DI TING FLOOD OUT!!


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  • 11/25/2016

    A Moving Image by Shola Amoo – Film Screening + Potluck

    A Moving Image by Shola Amoo – Film Screening + Potluck

    A MOVING IMAGE (dir. Shola Amoo, 2016)
    Film Screening + Potluck
    Friday, November 25 @ 7pm
    55 Walker Street, New York


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  • 11/19/2016

    A Solidarity Dinner: 2 Years of Struggle for Akai

    A Solidarity Dinner: 2 Years of Struggle for Akai

    November 20, 2016 will mark 2 years since our brother Akai Gurley was murdered by former NYPD officer Peter Liang, in the Pink Houses. November 20th will also mark 2 years that we having fighting for justice for Akai! And what has happened along this journey has been extraordinary!

    The program will include speakers from police brutality family members, Akai's family and allied organizations.


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  • 11/12/2016

    Black Feminist Cuir/ Queer Artivism in Cuba and Mexico

    Black Feminist Cuir/ Queer Artivism in Cuba and Mexico

    Black Feminist Cuir/Queer Artivism in Cuba & Mexico
    with Logbona Olukonee

    Saturday, Nov 12, 1pm-3pm
    55 Walker Street, New York, NY

    Logbona Olukonee – unx afrocubanx queer feminista y educadorx-organizadorx de larga trayectoria, proveniente de la Habana y ahora radicada en San Cristobal, Chiapas – visitará NYC en un evento especial de Decolonize This Place para presentar sobre sus años de vibrante trabajo cultural. Este diálogo será en español con traducción al inglés.

    Logbona Olukonee – a longtime AfroCuban queer feminist educator-organizer from Havana and now based in San Cristobal, Chiapas – will be in NYC at a special Decolonize This Place event to present on several years of vibrant cultural work. This dialogue will be in Spanish with English translation.


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  • 11/12/2016

    Insurgent Poet Society: Owning Our Voice with Black Nerd Problems

    Insurgent Poet Society: Owning Our Voice with Black Nerd Problems

    The Black Nerd Problems crew is inviting you out a meet-up to kick it and talk get nerdy about pop culture through the lens of media representation, the use of our image and diversity.

    There will be a panel discussion on how w can use our voice and image, reclaiming our space in the public gaze and of course, nerd trivia with giveaways.


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  • 11/10/2016

    Insurgent Poets Society: Asian American in America

    Insurgent Poets Society: Asian American in America

    Poetry Showcase and film screening.
    Featured Poets: Guangpyo Hong. Paul Tran, Suzen Sweeney
    Special guest: Joey Bui and Ernest Tjia
    Film: Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight: The Japanese War Brides.


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  • 11/04/2016

    Palestine, BLM and Boycott in the Arts

    Palestine, BLM and Boycott in the Arts

    Robin D.G. Kelley
    Jasbir Puar
    Amin Husain
    Marz Saffore

    Conversation
    Friday, November 4, 7pm

    Free Entrance

    “To fight for a truly democratic, non-racist, humane, sustainable, economically viable, safe and secure world for the people of Palestine/Israel is merely to demand what we have been struggling to achieve in this country for decades. As long as the lives of Salem Khaleel Shamaly and Eric Garner and countless others can be snuffed out by the state or vigilantes for merely being rendered a criminal threat, then none of us are really free.”

    – Robin D.G. Kelley, “When the Smoke Clears in Gaza”


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  • 11/04/2016

    John Berger Matters + Tribute to Ghassan Kanafani

    John Berger Matters + Tribute to Ghassan Kanafani

    This week Colloquium for Popular Culture and MTL + present:

    • Ways of Seeing (30 mins)
    • Pig Earth (50 mins), On Zola and modern peasantry
    • Letter from Gaza, Ghassan Kanafani (15 mins)

    There will be ice cream + dumplings.


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  • 11/03/2016

    Insurgent Poets Society: Rainbow Crossbow

    Insurgent Poets Society: Rainbow Crossbow

    WHEN: November 3rd, at 7pm
    WHAT: Rainbow Crossbow: Black Queer Voices For Liberation.
    WHO: Roya Marsh Chauvet Bishop Simone Davis Timothy DuWhite
    WHY: Because all of us aren't free if we aren't all free.
    ADMISSION: FREE!!


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  • 11/02/2016

    Insurgent Poets Society: Grant Seeking Workshop

    Insurgent Poets Society: Grant Seeking Workshop

    Grant writing specialist Courtenay Barton has over 10 years of professional experience. She has overseen the administration of more than 70 million dollars in endowed restricted funds. Some of her past and current funding projects include Brooklyn College, New Heights Academy, and NYC PBS affiliate Thirteen/WNET. On November 2nd, at 7pm she will conduct a free grant writing workshop for artists, activist, and educators.


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  • 10/29/2016

    Artists: NYC Is Not for Sale

    Artists: NYC Is Not for Sale

    Please join Artists Space and Decolonize This Place for the second in a series of discussions bringing together local residents, artists, activists and organizers for a candid dialogue on the role of artists within gentrification in New York City.

    Shellyne Rodriguez, Take Back the Bronx
    Alicia Grullon, Mothers On The Move
    Pati Ankalli Rodriguez, Mi Casa No Es Su Casa
    Anthony Rosado, Bushwick Artivist
    Raquel Namuche, Queens is Not For Sale
    Chino Mayday, NYC Is Not For Sale*
    Sandra de la Loza, North East Alliance (LA)
    Nancy Meza, Defend Boyle Heights (LA)
    Samuel Stein, adjunct at CUNY Graduate Center

    Respondents:
    Michael Higgins, Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network
    Picture The Homeless
    Martha Rosler, artist


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  • 10/29/2016

    Saturdays. 1pm Open House. 3pm Art Action Assembly.

    Saturdays. 1pm Open House. 3pm Art Action Assembly.

    EVERY SATURDAY!
    BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 24TH - ENDING DECEMBER 17TH
    NEXT DATE: OCTOBER 29TH
    Participate in #DecolonizeThisPlace!


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  • 10/28/2016

    Flag Wars: Film Screening and Potluck

    Flag Wars: Film Screening and Potluck

    FLAG WARS (2003), 90 minutes

    This week Colloquium for Popular Culture and MTL + present Flag Wars, a film that explores gentrification. In the decaying, historically black Olde Towne East area of Columbus, Ohio, residents perceive themselves as being forced out of their homes by affluent gay couples trying to create a neighborhood for themselves.


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  • 10/27/2016

    Anti-Gentrification Banner Production Party

    Anti-Gentrification Banner Production Party

    You are invited to come through 55 Walker St, NY, and have drinks and make banners around gentrification. Amazing folks come through! Have fun, socialize, make art and plug-in to the work taken place at #DecolonizeThisPlace and borough-wide.


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  • 10/22/2016

    Chinatown Is Not for Sale

    Chinatown Is Not for Sale

    Chinatown Is Not for Sale

    Peter Kwong
    Liz Moy
    Margaret Lee, 47 Canal
    Juan Puntes, WhiteBox
    Betty Yu, Chinatown Art Brigade

    Moderated by Julien Terrell

    Discussion
    Saturday, October 22, 7pm

    Free Entrance


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  • 10/21/2016

    El Salón a Potluck Dinner

    El Salón a Potluck Dinner

    It's been nearly one month since we last joined forces and came together for a dinner Salón at @ 55 Walker Street, NYC.

    We hope that you will join us again for the camaraderie this Friday, October 21st from 7:30pm - 10:30pm for the next potluck dinner.


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  • 10/14/2016

    An Injury to One (2002): Screening & Potluck

    An Injury to One (2002): Screening & Potluck

    AN INJURY TO ONE

    Film + Potluck
    Friday, October 14 @ 7pm
    55 Walker Street, New York


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  • 10/13/2016

    #BlackPoetsSpeakOut: Community Reading

    #BlackPoetsSpeakOut: Community Reading

    Thursday, October 13th #BlackPoetsSpeakOut: Community Reading [NYC}
    "I am a black poet and I refuse to remain silent while this nation continues to murder black people. I have a right to be angry."
    7pm-10pm Hosted by #BlackPoetsSpeakOut


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  • 10/11/2016

    Decolonize This Museum

    Decolonize This Museum

    Liberate Tate
    Global Ultra Luxury Faction
    NYC Stands With Standing Rock Collective

    Conversation
    Tuesday, October 11, 7pm


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  • 10/10/2016

    Rename The Day – Remove The Statue – Decolonize This Museum

    Rename The Day – Remove The Statue – Decolonize This Museum

    Open Letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio, the New York City Council, and the Trustees of the American Museum of Natural History on Indigenous Peoples' Day 2016


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  • 10/10/2016

    Anti-Columbus Day Tour: Decolonize This Museum

    Anti-Columbus Day Tour: Decolonize This Museum

    Anti-Columbus Day Tour: Decolonize This Museum

    American Museum of Natural History

    Monday, October 10
    Tour begins at 4pm


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  • 10/09/2016

    Surviving Infiltration Workshop Then Live Palestinian Music!

    Surviving Infiltration Workshop Then Live Palestinian Music!

    October 9, 5-9:30pm

    RE-LAUNCHING AL-AWDA-NY

    The event will begin with the history of Al-Awda-NY, its work and principles, analysis of Palestine in the expanding solidarity movement, upcoming project, plus a workshop on Surviving and Defeating Infiltration. This will be followed by an evening of Palestinian Music and Debka, which will begin at 7pm and will be led by preeminent Palestinian Vocalist & Musician, George Ziadeh.


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  • 10/08/2016

    Water Is Life

    Water Is Life

    Benefit Concert
    Saturday, October 8, 7pm

    In solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and the Sacred Stone camp, Harlem-based country/Native Americana artist Kandia Crazy Horse presents a circle of leading New York City country and roots music acts in concert to benefit the Standing Rock and to counter the attack on tribal sovereignty. With Kandia Crazy Horse, Ebony Hillbillies, Alex Battles & The Whiskey Rebellion, Lonnie Harrington, Morgan O’Kane, Luis Sanakori Ramos and emcee Tina Eagle Woman Johnson.


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  • 10/07/2016

    A Narmada Diary (1995): Screening & Potluck

    A Narmada Diary (1995): Screening & Potluck

    Friday, October 7, 7pm
    55 Walker Street, New York


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  • 10/01/2016

    Resistance Mic + Potluck!

    Resistance Mic + Potluck!

    October 1, 7pm
    55 Walker Street in Manhattan

    Join us for our first Resistance mic + Potluck at 55 Walker Street this Saturday, October 1, at 7pm.


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  • 09/30/2016

    Salt of the Earth (1954): Screening and Potluck

    Salt of the Earth (1954): Screening and Potluck

    Friday, September 29, 7pm
    55 Walker Street, New York

    The second in a series of film screenings, dinners and discussions happening every Friday evening through


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  • 09/29/2016

    Contingent to Defend Jerome Ave

    Contingent to Defend Jerome Ave

    Contingent to Defend Jerome Ave

    Thursday, September 29, 5pm

    Bronx Community College
    2155 University Avenue, Bronx, NY 10453
    The exact meeting place is the corner of West Burnside & University


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  • 09/20/2016

    Space Is the Place: Screening and Potluck Dinner

    Space Is the Place: Screening and Potluck Dinner

    Friday, September 22, 7pm
    55 Walker Street, New York


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  • 09/20/2016

    Insurgent Poets Society presents: The Offing

    Insurgent Poets Society presents: The Offing

    Thursday, September 22, 7pm
    55 Walker Street, New York


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  • 09/16/2016

    Cas·bah /ˈkazˌbä/ noun. 1. A place of confinement for the native

    Cas·bah /ˈkazˌbä/ noun. 1. A place of confinement for the native

    Please join us on Sunday, September 18th for Casbah, a 50th anniversary screening of Battle of Algiers (1966) followed by food, drink and a conversation with writer Sohail Daulatzai on his new book Fifty Years of "The Battle of Algiers": Past as Prologue (University Of Minnesota Press, September 2016), organized by Razor Step and MTL+.


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  • 09/15/2016

    Decolonize This Place Launch and Orientation Party

    Decolonize This Place  Launch and Orientation Party

    Saturday, September 17, 6-9pm

    55 Walker Street
    New York, NY 10013


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