Sticky Impulse: Messages From the Revolution(s) 1971-1973

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Messages from the Revolutions(s) features anti-racist and anti-fascist communiqués and speeches by US activists recorded and circulated through underground and non-conventional channels in Canada in the early 1970s.

Messages from the Revolution(s) features communiques, interviews and speeches with and from organizations and activists associated with the American Indian Movement, Black Panther Party International Division (Algeria), Dialogue: Conspiracy and People United to Save Humanity.


The Bust of Timothy Leary
Eldridge Cleaver, Guy Pignolet 1971
Recorded on September 12, 1971, at the compound of the Black Panthers in exile in Algeria. The video explains the decision to place Timothy and Rosemary Leary under house arrest.

Wounded Knee Dispatch
Peter Berg 1973
Viewpoints from the Oglala Lakota and American Indian Movement (AIM) occupiers recorded at the 1973 occupation at Wounded Knee, South Dakota.

Jesse Jackson at National Tenants Organization AGM. Chicago. 1973.
Steve Sweitzer 1973
Jesse Jackson Sr. calls for more rent strikes at the US National Tenants Organization 1973 AGM and lectures on the revolutionary process.

Angela Davis - UCLA Lecture
Leni Goldberg 1973
Following her acquittal on murder charges, Angela Davis talks about freedom, oppression, jail, and outlines the struggle.

Mae Brussel: Conspiracy
Sue Fox 1972
Mae Brussell was one of the most prolific anti-fascist political researchers of the latter half of the 20th Century. She lays out her ideas, research and other publications on the subject of conspiracy and links between Watergate, the CIA, American political assassinations, oil, NASA, NUKE, fascism, violence activists, and the visible/invisible U.S.A. government administration.

Venue Accessibility

VIVO is located in the homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples in a warehouse space at 2625 Kaslo Street south of East Broadway at the end of E 10th. Transit line 9 stops at Kaslo Street on Broadway. From the bus stop, the path is paved, curbless, and on a slight decline. The closest skytrain station is Renfrew Station, which is three blocks south-east of VIVO and has an elevator. From there, the path is paved, curbless, and on a slight incline. There is parking available at VIVO, including wheelchair access parking. There is a bike rack at the entrance. The front entrance leads indoors to a set of 7 stairs to the lobby.

Wheelchair/Walker Access

A wheelchair ramp is located at the west side of the main entrance. The ramp has two runs: the first run is 20 feet long, and the second run is 26 feet. The ramp is 60 inches wide. The slope is 1:12. The ramp itself is concrete and has handrails on both sides. There is an outward swinging door (34 inch width) at the top of the ramp leading to a vestibule. A second outward swinging door (33 inch width) opens into the exhibition space. Buzzers and intercoms are located at both doors to notify staff during regular office hours or events to unlock the doors. Once unlocked, visitors can use automatic operators to open the doors.


There are two all-gender washrooms. One has a stall and is not wheelchair accessible. The other is a single room with a urinal and is wheelchair accessible: the door is 33 inches wide and inward swinging, without automation. The toilet has 11 inch clearance on the left side and a handrail.

To reach the bathrooms from the studio, exit through the double doors and proceed straight through the lobby and down the hall . Turn left, and the two bathrooms will be on your right side. The closest one has a stall and is not wheelchair accessible. The far bathroom is accessible.

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