Blue Stockings is a volunteer-powered and collectively-owned radical bookstore, and one of the coolest places in NYC, and on June 30th you can help support them and hear some amazing talks by Molly Crabapple, Janet Mock, and more.
“On June 30th, join Bluestockings and Survived & Punished NY in a legendary Zoom party. Tickets start at $5, with higher tier perks like entry to raffles of books from our speakers or a plaque with your name on our iconic bench! Go to bit.ly/bstox21 to RSVP today, before our limited tickets sell out! . Survived & Punished NY works towards freeing all criminalized survivors of gender violence caged in prisons in New York. Proceeds from this event will be split 50/50 with our comrades at S&P NY.”
Illustration of EJI’s report, Reconstruction in America (http://eji.org/reconstruction). The report documents nearly 2,000 more confirmed racial terror lynchings of Black people by white mobs in America than previously detailed, bringing the total number of confirmed lynchings to 6,500 with thousands more that may never be documented. The report examines the 12 years following the Civil War when lawlessness and violence perpetrated by white leaders created an American future of racial hierarchy, white supremacy, and Jim Crow laws—an era from which our nation has yet to recover.
The Equal Justice Initiative works to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality. To learn more visit https://eji.org
“In this light, the call to “Defund Police” hardly extreme—though it’s a principle that even progressive politicians like Brad Lander have shied away from committing to on camera. For decades, black radical thinkers like Angela Davis and Mariame Kaba have called for police and prisons to be abolished; the protesters have taken up their demand. At a march in the Bronx, a young woman said not to get it mixed up: there were no good cops, and the movement wanted rid of them. They come from slavecatchers and the KKK, she said.”
Molly’s artwork is on this months cover of the NACLA Report (North American Congress on Latin America). NACLA is “an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1966 that works toward a world in which the nations and peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean are free from oppression and injustice”
Molly also joined Paul Holdengräber for the latest episode of The Quarantine Tapes . They sat down (distantly, but still together) to discuss “Jewish Identity and how art can be used as a means to draw closer to the people and places we love. Molly also shares her thoughts on the current state of New York City, where she lives, and what might become of it after the pandemic.”
Directed and produced by Kim Boekbinder and Jim Batt
“Access to reproductive healthcare, including abortion, largely depends on where you live and how much money you have. But abortion funds are taking the hassle, hustle, and harassment out of healthcare by helping people all across our network access and fund abortions.”
The schedule: 7:00pm – Kim Boekbinder 7:30pm – Molly Crabapple will talk about art 8:00pm – Chef Miranti from “Joy of Feasting” will teach us about spices and cultures 8:30pm – Maria Dahvana Headley will read some new writing 9:00pm – Closing performance by Kim Boekbinder
Before the lockdown, Molly joined best-selling author and journalist Paul Mason for a discussion on capitalism and how the events of 2011 affected both of their perspectives on economics, art, and resistance. The episode for Studio B: Unscripted on Al Jazeera is now available.
“Quarantined in my apartment, I put out a call on Twitter saying that I wanted to draw those workers who could not stay at home: delivery people, shelf stockers at grocery stores, nurses, janitors, and cashiers. In the next few hours, more than 50 people wrote to me. I drew these portraits from the selfies they sent me in their work clothes. These are the underpaid, ignored, essential workers who have always made the earth move—and now are forced to risk their lives doing it.”
Mollys latest article and illustrations about the Bernie Sanders campaign is up now on The Nation.
And Episode 3 of The Zo, “Retaliation” is now available.
“In The Zo, prisoners often face retaliation from prison administrators when they file grievances about ever-changing regulations or misconduct they uncover through their documentation. Our final installment explores how,even though administrators encourage incarcerated people to file these grievance forms, those who do are frequently punished for bearing witness with transfers, solitary confinement, or harassment by prison guards.”
The Zo was also the topic of a recent episode of On Point, hosted by Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik and produced by WBUR for NPR.
“A new series of videos from The Marshall Project takes a look at life inside prison, through the words of prisoners themselves. Patrick Doolittle, Lawrence Bartley, Doran Larson and Molly Crabapple join Jane Clayson.“
Molly illustrated one of the 100 Time Women of the Year alternate covers. Her portrait of Black Lives Matter founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, is one part of a project honoring 100 years of noteworthy women.
Episodes 1 and 2 of “The Zo” are now live. Illustrated by Molly and narrated by Michael K. Williams (The Wire, Boardwalk Empire), “The Zo” is a three part series for the The Marshall Project and First Look Media’s streaming service, Topic. “The Zo” explores the harsh realities of being incarcerated in America.
Molly wrote about the Greek anarchist community Exarchia for The New Yorker this week. Exarchia has been a haven for refugees, immigrants and anarchists that is currently experiencing raids by the Greek government. Read the full article here
You have the opportunity to bid on some of Molly’s artwork this weekend at the silent auction presented by siemPResente, as a benefit for Puerto Rican earthquake relief. If you can’t attend the benefit, they have a GoFundMe page here.
“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