Calendar

Jul
20
Sat
Queer Book Club
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Queer Book Club is a Book Club for members of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies who want to read and discuss fiction and non-fiction books that focus on LGBTQIA+ characters and history. Please email queerbookclubnyc@gmail.com to be added to the email list or for any questions.

Red Light Reader: a Book Club on Sex Work, Gender, Labor, and Technology
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Red Light Reader is a book club that seeks to create a safe space for sex workers and allies. We seek to facilitate dialogue about sex worker rights, and its intersections with technology, race, migration, labor, LGBTQ+ and women’s rights.

July’s Book: Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights by Molly Smith and Juno Mac

Red Light Reader: a Book Club on Sex Work, Gender, Labor, and Technology
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Red Light Reader is a book club that seeks to create a safe space for sex workers and allies. We seek to facilitate dialogue about sex worker rights, and its intersections with technology, race, migration, labor, LGBTQ+ and women’s rights.

June’s Book: Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights by Molly Smith and Juno Mac

Jul
21
Sun
securiTEA time
Jul 21 @ 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
Jul 21 @ 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!

Jul
22
Mon
Get On the Stage
Jul 22 @ 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.

Jul
25
Thu
Sun Salutations and Intentions: a Morning Flow
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 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

Fumbling Towards Repair: Community Accountability to Address Interpersonal Harm
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

This event is focused on a new workbook titled “Fumbling Towards Repair” that includes reflection questions, skill assessments, facilitation tips, helpful definitions, activities, and hard-learned lessons intended to support people who have taken on the coordination and facilitation of formal community accountability processes to address interpersonal harm & violence.

Mariame Kaba is the founder and director of Project NIA, a grassroots organization with a vision to end youth incarceration. Mariame is also a co-organizer of the Just Practice Collaborative, a training and mentoring group focused on sustaining a community of practitioners that provide community-based accountability and support structures for all parties involved with incidents and patterns of sexual, domestic, relationship, and intimate community violence. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications including The Nation Magazine, The Guardian, The Washington Post, In These Times, Teen Vogue, The New Inquiryand more. Mariame uses her extensive experience with issues of racial, gender and transformative justice to catalyze various projects.

Shira Hassan is the former executive director of the Young Women’s Empowerment Project, an organizing and grassroots movement building project led by and for young people of color that have current or former experience in the sex trade and street economies. A lifelong harm reductionist and prison abolitionist, Shira has been working on community accountability for nearly 25 years and has helped young people of color start their own organizing projects across the country. Shira’s work has been discussed on National Public Radio, The New York Times, The Nation, In These Times, Bill Moyers, Scarleteen, Everyday Feminism, Bitch Media, TruthOut and Colorlines.

Jul
27
Sat
RadTech Activist Group (R-TAG @ Bluestockings)
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Building a community of tech activists at Bluestockings. Our workshops include building tech tools for grassroots movements (open to beginners and non-coders), and creating non-Capitalist arts projects and DIY tech. Discussing and organizing around algorithmic fairness, predictive policing, surveillance, and oppressive technologies. Getting grassroots organizations heard in City Council conversations about open data policies and automated decision systems (ADS).

¡Palante! at Bluestockings
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Bridging the gap between artists and organizers, ¡Palante! is a bi-monthly poetry event dedicated to highlighting and uplifting grassroots organizations in NYC. After a personal hiatus, we’re back and readier than ever! Join us for a poetry reading from our organizers, Bleu Zephra Santiago and Jackie Torres, followed by an info session on our mission and ways you can get involved.

Bleu Zephra Santiago (she/they) is a theatrical terminator: using skills as both a techie and a performer to support their art & the art of others. When Bleu takes a break from practicing self care and jumping into art with courage: Bleu is maintaining their happiness, brownness and muchness.

Jackie Torres (she/her/hers) is an Afro Boricua poet, theater maker, writer, educator, and mal’criada whose work seeks to utilize storytelling as a method for personal healing and a demand for societal accountability, transparency, and reconstruction.

Jul
28
Sun
Anarchists Care About Books, a book discussion series from the Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council
Jul 28 @ 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.

July’s book: People in Trouble by Sarah Schulman

Jul
29
Mon
Get On the Stage
Jul 29 @ 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.

Aug
1
Thu
Sun Salutations and Intentions: a Morning Flow
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 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

Aug
2
Fri
Summer “House Party” CPR Fundraiser, hosted by SURJ NYC
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

SURJ NYC works to mobilize white people into movements for racial justice, and takes action by following the leadership of communities of color and POC-led organizations. One of those organizations is Communities United for Police Reform, a grassroots coalition that does tireless, essential work fighting discriminatory and abusive policing in NYC. Join us to celebrate and move money toward their work! Learn about their current campaigns, socialize, eat, drink, and peruse rad books at Bluestockings! Both of these organizations are committed to racial justice, focusing on police accountability.

Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) is a campaign comprised of grassroots organizations, working to end discriminatory policing in New York. CPR works to create true community safety by advancing policies that protect all New Yorkers, fighting to hold police accountable in the courts, training communities to know their rights, and engaging in strategic direct action as well as organizing and civic engagement to build the power of communities most impacted by abusive policing.

Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. SURJ NYC works to connect people in NYC on local racial justice organizing efforts, providing a space to build relationships, skills, and political analysis to act for change.

Aug
3
Sat
Too Young To Be Sick: A Chronic Pain and Illness Support Group
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is a peer mediated support group for people age 15-35 who experience chronic pain or live with chronic illness. We provide a place to discuss the complexities of being a young person with a serious medical issue, as well as offer support, resources and strategies. This group is open to all illnesses and conditions, diagnosed or undiagnosed, and all levels of ability.

For more information or for accessibility questions contact matilda@bluestockings.com