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Multi-media talk | Rock Against Racism at 40

Thursday, May 2, 6:30 pm
$15 general
$10 MAD members and students

In the 1980s, punk channeled its explosive energy into political activism to fight racism and white nationalism. On the 40th anniversary of the Rock Against Racism concert in Central Park, NYU’s Colloquium for Unpopular Culture and MAD present a screening of Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong’s Go Nightclubbing footage of the event, followed by a conversation with post-punk musician and journalist Vivien Goldman, and musicians Honeychild Coleman and Nader Haram.


Film | Global Punk Film Series

Through July
$10 general
$5 MAD members and students

From Mexico City’s Mierdas Punks to Tokyo’s zombie-hunting garage rockers, seven cult classics and cutting-edge flicks from some of the world’s most celebrated filmmakers capture punk’s global influence. The series kicks off April 25 with a screening of video art pioneer Sarah Minter’s Nadie es Innocente and Sábado de Mierda.


Panel discussion | American Punk Graphics

Thursday, May 9, 6:30 pm
$20 general
$15 MAD members and students

Presented with AIGA NY, a discussion of the lasting impact of punk graphic arts on American design with graphic designer Glen Cummings and Andrew Blauvelt, curator of Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976–1986, moderated by design historian Steven Heller.


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