The New School , New York, United States
18 May 2023
Libraries as Practice: Tending Toward Liberation explores the unequivocal relationship between books, libraries, freedom, and liberation. Hosted within the C& Center of Unfinished Business library and exhibition at The New School’s Social Justice Hub, this program follows Libraries as Correctives, an online program featuring Contemporary And (C&) in conversation with international libraries: Keleketla! Library in Johannesburg, Sister Library in Mumbai, and Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong.
May 18, 2023, 6:30–8:00pm ET
Bringing together organizers from local independent artist-run libraries, non-circulating collections, archives, reading rooms, and small presses, Libraries as Practice considers the role of libraries in making space for freedom-work. At a time when libraries in the United States are under threat by right-wing legislation, the program explores the crucial ways in which these spaces shore up education and literacy and expand personal and collective narratives toward liberation.
Emmy Catedral, Pilipinx American Library
Julia Grosse, C& Center of Unfinished Business
Yusuf Hassan, BlackMass Publishing
Re’al Christian, Assistant Director of Editorial Initiatives, Vera List Center for Art and Politics
Outside of the public events being held in the space, the C& Center of Unfinished Business is open to the public by prior reservation and appointment only. Please fill out this form in order to request an appointment, which is necessary to access the space. You will receive an email confirming your appointment time.