Calendar

Feb
17
Sun
securiTEA time
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Feel like we’re in a bad episode of Black Mirror? Is Mr.Robot looking more like a documentary? Between the corporate, state, and civilian threats we face, talking about cybersecurity can be overwhelming and stir up a lot of difficult emotions. This social event from the CyPurr Collective hopes to provide a comfortable space to discuss these anxieties as well as current events in the digital world. Let’s build up our digital-agency and form a critical understand the tech encroaching on our lives. All while enjoying delicious tea and snacks, of course. https://cypurr.nyc

Black and Pink
Feb 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NYC Black & Pink & the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project would like to invite you to our afternoon letter writing. What can you bring? Writing materials, stamps if you want! We can always use more postage.
Help us in alleviating the isolation of prison!

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/black-and-pink?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.13k3sav66qvkrjsn9vocvh6o8k&hs=121

Feb
18
Mon
Self-Defense Workshop with POP Gym
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Palm Heels for the people! Don’t get that joke? No worries! Come by this FREE workshop to learn some introductory skills that will keep you feeling safe. We’ll be covering the basics: stretching, conditioning, technique, and theory, with the hope that participants will leave with some super useful foundations that will aid them in the day-to-day. Mix that in with some sweat and some movement, and you’ll have an accessible and confidence-boosting good time for all. Whether you are a beginner, or someone with experience, come work it out with us!

Open to all ages! Participants should wear clothing in which they are comfortable stretching and sweating.

POP Gym is a new project, working towards opening a physical space in Brooklyn that offers free self-defense, fitness, and skill share classes 7 days a week. As we continue planning, we invite you to come by any of our events this summer! Our workshops have been described as, “fun”, “holistic” and “empowering”, and for any questions, comments, or inquiries for future workshops for you or your organizations, email us at info@popgym.org

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/popgym-self?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.5mpikh4h5a0huehf5phqlb1glu&hs=121

Feb
19
Tue
Anarchx Feminist Monthly Meeting
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Anarchx-Feminist Caucus (a.k.a. “AnFem”) operates within the Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council (MACC). MACC seeks to strengthen and support New York City’s anarchist movement through coordination of existing and emerging projects. AnFem critiques and confronts gendered and sexual violence, capitalism and patriarchy while aiming to dismantle the overlapping systems and institutions that keep oppression in place. We join a long tradition of anarchist feminist collectives that operate in smaller scale affinity groups to build trust within a community that feels safe. We welcome all women, trans, and genderqueer folks to join us and learn more about ongoing work and campaigns, and/or to start new projects. For more information on MACC, visit macc.nyc.

AnFem Statement of Intent:

We are a group committed to amplifying the voices of women of color and transgender, intersex, and other gender non-conforming people of color.
We actively support anti-racist, anti-fascist, anti-sexist, and anti-transphobic strategies.
We are sex positive and embrace polyamory as well as queer gender and sexuality.
We align with sex workers and all workers in feminized labor including care and housework,
paid and unpaid.
We confront patriarchy and capitalism, especially in the structures of family, marriage, and private property.
We agree to a vision of a world that is non-hierarchical, unconstrained by gender, intersectional, and focused on attaining autonomy instead of perceived equality.

Feb
20
Wed
Spoken Movements w/ Corrine Jasmin
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Pittsburgh based spoken word artist Corrine Jasmin to give a poetry performance supporting the release of her book of poetry titled “Tread.”

Feb
21
Thu
Sun Salutations and Intentions: a Morning Flow
Feb 21 @ 6:45 am – 7:30 am

Join Sharyn Hahn to start your day with a morning yoga practice of Sun Salutations and a Vinyasa flow! You will experience luxurious stretching warm-ups, empowering standing poses, and energizing breath work as we align the movements with the inhales and exhales. You will feel more awake, strong, balanced, and positive as a result of this time spent on the mat. Sun Salutations and warrior poses stimulate the seratonin in your brain (the “happy hormone) and improve self-esteem! You will be ready for anything that meets you as your day unfolds.

We will listen to music and set an intention for the week at the start of each class.

$5 donation requested. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. There are some props at the store for up to 5 people. You may bring your own coffee or tea.

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR EACH WEEKLY CLASS BY EMAILING SHARYN no later than 9 PM the night before at suryyama2018@gmail.com. Add Sun Salutations in the subject line.

FOLLOW HER on Instagram for quotes, yoga prompts and information, and uplifting pictures and comments:
suryyama_yoga (there is an underscore in the address)

FACEBOOK PAGE: Sharyn Hahn’s Fitness, Yoga, and Mindfulness for All

Book Release Party for VIOLENCE: Humans in Dark Times
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A book release party for VIOLENCE: Humans in Dark Times, with editor Natasha Lennard and contributors exploring the role of violence in politics, culture, the media, public speech, and against the environment.

Feb
22
Fri
Letters from a Black Woman to her European Son by Lesley-Ann Brown
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Decolonial Daughter explores motherhood, migration, identity, nationhood and how it relates to land, imprisonment, and genocide for Black and Indigenous peoples.

What treasures lie beneath the surface of our understanding of our past, that shape who we are today? What powerful stories guide our existence and understanding of the past? Through our exploration and acceptance of other perspectives, can we begin to pave the way towards liberation in hopes of understanding who we truly are?

Feb
23
Sat
Self-ish: a feminist open mic
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Self-ish is a monthly feminist open mic founded in 2016 in Paris, but we love travelling whenever possible.

Anyone is invited to attend but the mic is exclusively open to cis women, trans women, trans men and non-binary folk. Sign up beforehand online to perform (https://bit.ly/selfishopenmic) or on the night starting 6.30 pm with Marie. Everybody gets 5 minutes on stage! Performances start at 7 pm.

So come along and share your poetry, songs, dance, prose or performance: let’s be Self-ish!

Feb
24
Sun
Anarchists Care About Books, a book discussion series from the Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This monthly book discussion focuses on reading anarchist and radical left texts, alternating between fiction and non-fiction. These books are chosen by participants in advance.

February’s book: Professionals of Hope by Subcomandante Marcos

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/anarchists-care?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.4fmqopvt750cfojomvs831pkn6&hs=121

An Immigrant Mother’s Quest: New Poetry by Jimmy Santiago Baca
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Poet and activist Jimmy Sanitago Baca reads from his new book, When I Walk Through That Door, I Am: An Immigrant Mother’s Quest for Freedom. In the book, Baca tells the harrowing story of Sophia, a young mother from San Salvador who travels north in search of asylum after her husband’s brutal murder.

Jimmy Santiago Baca is an American poet, teacher, and activist of Apache and Chicano descent, and he holds a number of awards for his easily accessible writing style and activism. He is the author of A Place to Stand, which was developed into a documentary film about his life, airing on PBS.

Feb
25
Mon
The Hookup NYC
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sex Education is our kink. Come talk to folks from Hetrick-Martin Institute and let us give you the hook up to PrEP, testing and other sexual health services. Free condoms will be available on-site. 

Get On the Stage
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Get On the Stage is an open mic based around uplifting and centering the voices of Queer/Trans People of Color, Trans, Two Spirit, Gender Non-Conforming, Non-Binary, Intersex and anyone who falls between these labels. Speakers can bring poems, prose, music, stand-up and spoken word of any kind.

Cis white queer folks are prohibited from participating but are encouraged to attend to support and help boost the voices of marginalized speakers.

Feb
26
Tue
BOOK LAUNCH: Premonitions: Selected Essays on the Culture of Revolt with AK Thompson
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Bringing together a decade of AK Thompson’s essays on the culture of revolt, Premonitions offers an engaged assessment of contemporary radical politics. Inspired by Walter Benjamin, Thompson combines scholarship and grassroots grit to disabuse readers—and rebels—of cherished certainties. Whether uncovering the unrealized promise buried in mainstream culture or tracing our course toward the moment of reckoning ahead, the essays in Premonitions are both practical investigations and prescient provocations.

Feb
27
Wed
Psychopomps NYC Release
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The NY launch of Psychopomps, a book of essays from trans writer Alex DiFrancesco. This essay collection tackles topics of family, queer community, transition, and the queer spirituality.