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WE ARE ALL THINGS available for preorder

Now available for pre-order through Radix Media. We Are All Things is a prose poem by Elliott Colla, illustrated by Egyptian artist Ganzeer, with an introduction by Molly Crabapple.

“Ganzeer’s images bring to life an ordinary room in Cairo, where a man cries in bed. Then things in the room begin to speak. Elliott Colla’s poetic prose rekindles thoughts of a relationship that has ended. A poem in comics and words, We Are All Things is an extraordinary book that you can read, dream, and find your old love in.” — Ahmed Naji, writer and journalist

Order your copy from Radix Media, our favorite worker owned printing and publishing company, HERE.

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Bernie Sanders, Iowa Climate Crisis Summit

Molly had the pleasure and honor of joining Bernie Sanders, AOC, and many other activists at the Climate Crisis Summit in Iowa this past weekend. Speaking on a panel with Chandra Walker, the Native Caucus Chair for the Nebraska Democratic Party and Zina Precht-Rodriguez, the leader of the Sunrise Movement, Molly was one of many addressing the thousands of Iowans in Des Moines who came together to discuss the climate crisis and support Bernie’s candidacy. All done in front of banners created from Molly’s artwork from the video A Message From the Future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez . A full video of the summit can be seen here.

Translation from Yiddish “Bernie fights for us, Let’s fight for Bernie”

El Museo DEL Barrio and 2020 Bard Fellowship

Molly will be attending the kick-off event at the El Museo DEL Barrio at 6 pm at 1249 5th Ave, and signing posters she designed. The event is free and open to the public.

We’re also very proud to announce that Molly has been named as one of the 2020 Bard Fellows at the Brooklyn Public Library. Along with three other writers and scholars, Molly will be engaging with students over the next year and supporting them in their academic pursuits. Read more about it here!

Community Spotlight: Radix Media

Launch party for Al Andalous in New York, Printed by Radix Media

Molly was featured in this weeks Community Spotlight by Radix Media. Radix Media is a worker owned printer and publisher based out of NYC that Molly is proud to support. Earlier this year they handled the printing of Al Andalous in New York, the zine made by Molly and her students during her residency at NYU’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, and they did an amazing job.

Check out Mollys interview with Radix here

Events This Week

At 7PM, Tuesday Sept 24th, Molly will be speaking at Blue Stockings Bookstore in the Lower East Side in a discussion titled Palestine in the Present Tense with author Marcello Di Cintio.

Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Life in Contemporary Palestine, reveals the Palestinian experience as seen through the lens of authors, books, and literature. Using the form of a political-literary travelogue, he explores what literature means to modern Palestinians and how Palestinians make sense of the conflict between a rich imaginative life and the daily tedium and violence of survival. Join us for a reading and discussion of the book with author Marcello Di Cintio, in conversation with author and activist Molly Crabapple.

Then on Thursday September 26th at 7pm Molly will join author Ibtisam Azem for a discussion on his new book, The Book of Disappearance at McNally Jackson books at 52 Prince Street

You can also view Molly’s work at the Museum of Broken Windows, a pop-up experience in New York City, which features the work of artists from around the country. The exhibit asks what the toll of Broken Windows policing has been on Black and Brown New Yorkers and invites people to reflect on why the outdated policing strategy belongs in a museum, rather than on our streets.

On view from September 13 – October 9, Noon – 8 P.M.
Cooper Union, 7 East 7th St

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New Podcast Interviews

Molly was interviewed on two amazing podcasts this week, Studio 360 and Radio Juxtapoz

On the Radio Juxtapoz podcast Molly talks about the current state of the art world, climate change, her books, and a whole lot more.

On Studio 360 Molly is one of a couple interesting folks interviewed by guest host Maeve Higgins, including playwright Michael R. Jackson and the creators and cast of “Felix Starro,” a new musical from the Ma-Yi Theater Company. Molly discusses writing Brothers of the Gun with Marwan Hisham, and her video “A Message From The Future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez”

You can check it out below or tune into WNYC 93.9FM this Sunday at 11 or on 200+ other stations over the next week.

Check out Molly’s interview here and see the sketches of Maeve she drew while recording

Bundism’s Influence Today

On September 16th Molly will be joining Jack Jacobs, Jenny Romaine, Irena Klepfisz, Jacob Plitman for a panel on the influence of the Jewish Labor Bund at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. You may remember Molly’s article on the history of the Labor Bund movement and her great-granfather’s involvement with the Jewish socialist response to zionism in NYR Daily last October. This panel will further that discussion by examining how the Bundist ideals are relevant to culture today.

Get your tickets here

American Conservation Film Festival, Molly on The Antifada podcast

A Message From the Future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez” will be screening at this years American Conservation Film Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia on October 4th. The short will be shown along with over 35 other films on topics like climate change, conservation, agriculture and more. Check out their website to get your tickets.

Today Molly was on The Antifada podcast today to discuss anti-fascism, Puerto Rico, and her recent arrest while protesting ICE.

Listen HERE

Molly arrested protesting ICE, “How to Be an Antiracist” discussion this Thursday

Photos by Geli Getz

Molly was one of several dozen protestors arrested Sunday at an Amazon flagship store in New York City. As part of a nationwide protest organized by Jewish groups like Never Again Action, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, local synagogues and more, demonstrators staged a sit-in protestoring Amazon’s technological aid of ICE operations. All were released shortly after midnight, and some were given Roshohanah as their first court date.

This thursday, August 15th, Molly will be joining best selling author Ibram X. Kendi for a discussion about his new book; How to Be an Antiracist. The event begins at 8pm at Judson Memorial Church at Washington Square Park. Tickets are available here.

CRIMINALIZING COMPASSION The Unraveling of the Conspiracy Case Against No More Deaths Volunteer Scott Warren

Molly’s illustrations were featured in The Intercept’s latest article by Ryan Devereaux. A deep dive into the trial of No More Deaths member Scott Warren, who was arrested for providing water and shelter to migrants in the desert of Arizona.

“While I do not know what the government has hoped to accomplish here,” Warren said, “I do know what the effect of all this has been and will continue to be: a raising of public consciousness, a greater awareness of the humanitarian crisis in the borderlands, more volunteers who want to stand in solidarity with migrants, local residents stiffened in their resistance to border walls and the militarization of our communities, and a flood of water into the desert at a time when it is most needed.”

Follow the link to read more…

‘A People’s Cry of Indignation’: A Dispatch from Puerto Rico by Molly Crabapple

Molly’s illustrated coverage of the recent protests in Puerto Rico is up on NYR Daily.

“The protesters had done more than boot Rosselló from office. They wanted the head of every politician that had cheated and mocked the island, whether or not they had taken part in the recently leaked texts and chat messages between the governor and senior officials. “Clean the house,” the slogan went, and by the day, protesters improvised new chants savaging each potential Rosselló heir apparent.

The whole activist constellation was out: queers and socialists, environmentalists and independentistas, all the people who had marched alongside one another for so long that, up until this summer, protests felt more like family reunions. There were drag queens. There were members of the teachers’ union, whose retirees were seeing their pensions cut. There were organizers against toxic ash dumps. There were feminist activists with tape over their mouths holding hands. And there were flags: the once-banned Puerto Rican flag, now ubiquitous.

Read more about it on NYR Daily