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Mar
26
Tue
Michelle Cruz Gonzales reading The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Author, educator, and punk rocker Michelle Cruz Gonzales reads from her inspiring punk and political memoir, The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band, for the first time in New York!

Michelle played drums and wrote lyrics in the influential 1990s female hardcore band Spitboy. They blazed trails for women musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Misogyny, sexism, abusive fans, class and color blindness, and all-out racism were foes, especially for Gonzales, a Xicana and the only person of color in the band. Unlike touring rock bands before them, the unapologetically feminist Spitboy preferred Scrabble games between shows rather than sex and drugs, and they were not the angry manhaters that many expected them to be. Serious about women’s issues and being the band that they themselves wanted to hear, a band that rocked as hard as men but sounded like women, Spitboy released several records and toured internationally. The memoir details these travels while chronicling Spitboy’s successes and failures, and for Gonzales, discovering her own identity along the way.

Mar
28
Thu
Sun Salutations and Intentions: a Morning Flow
Mar 28 @ 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

Spaces we have known, a Hypergraphic Workshop Reading
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Hypergraphic is a Queer/LGBTQ+ writers workshop. Our goal is to create new narratives while empowering and celebrating emerging writers within the community. Hypergraphic is proud to announce the publication of its first collection of short works titled Spaces We Have Known. Over a period of 8 weeks this past summer our eight work-shoppers produce an astounding 8 stories per week. This collection represent the best of the work they have done during the summer program.

Mar
29
Fri
NYC Feminist Zinefest Reading! (Part I)
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

It’s that exciting time – the Friday before the NYC Feminist Zinefest! As we look forward to the weekend of delightful zine madness, held from 12pm-6pm and featuring up to 70 tablers from across the United States and Canada, we shall convene at Bluestockings for live readings by zinesters from their work. The list of readers is TBD, but some themes from current tablers include: body positivity, spectral queer hauntings, decolonial perspectives, bookish yearnings, and so much more.

Mar
30
Sat
NYC Feminist Zinefest Reading! (Part II)
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

It’s the eve before the NYC Feminist Zinefest, one of NYC’s longest-running and biggest zine events. Started by two Bluetockings volunteers in 2012, the event seeks to promote works by voices from the margins, and celebrates the radical edges of zine culture. Come hear zine readings by many amazing tablers, and gear up for the event the following day!

Mar
31
Sun
On Sex and Loss, a Conversation about Illuminations on Market Street with Benjamin Heim Shepard and Emily Gallagher
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Benjamin Heim Shepard, author of Sustainable Urbanism and other non-fiction works, and Emily Gallagher discuss Shepard’s first novel, Illuminations on Market Street. The story begins in San Francisco in the early 1990s. Cab is on the deep end of a losing streak. After having been dumped yet again, he moves to Haight-Ashbury fresh out of college. It is the middle of a recession, before the dot-com boom, and AIDS is an immediate and untreatable reality. A story about AIDS and sex, acting up and praying for the dead, this is a story about living and fighting in the face of insurmountable challenges.

Apr
1
Mon
Book Co-Launch: The Summer of Dead Birds and Your Art Will Save Your Life
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join Ali Liebgott and Beth Pickens for a reading and discussion of their books, The Summer of Dead Birds (Feminist Press/Amethyst Editions) and Your Art Will Save Your Life (Feminist Press).

Apr
3
Wed
Bluestockings Education Project presents the Icarus Project Radical Mental Health Workshop Series: Explorations in Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Icarus Project NYC is a local chapter of http://theicarusproject.net, a radical mental health a support network and media project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness. We envision a new culture that allows the space and freedom for exploring different states of being, and recognizes that breakdown can be the entrance to breakthrough. We aim to create a language that is so vast and rich that it expresses the infinite diversity of human experiences. Our monthly workshops explore these themes through peer-based discussion, guest presentations, art, forum theater and more. For more information about this month’s event see: http://nycicarus.org

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/icarus-project?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.bssnnc7kcbk4lv128v05a83jcs&hs=121

Apr
4
Thu
Sun Salutations and Intentions: a Morning Flow
Apr 4 @ 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

Too Young To Be Sick: A Chronic Pain and Illness Support Group
Apr 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 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

Apr
6
Sat
Bluestockings Presents: Silent Book Club
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Created by and for the Bluestockings community: Silent Book Club! Unlike other book clubs, this is less about a group discussion and more about committing time for yourself to read without letting anything else get in the way. Grab your morning coffee, a nice pastry, and take time for yourself to just enjoy a good book! Feel free to bring a book you’ve been meaning to finish or pick up something new from the shelves of Bluestockings.

This is a reserved seating event, with a $6 charge through Eventbrite or at the event. This ticket guarantees you a reserved seat and comes with a drink and baked good of your choice from the bookstore. Reserve your space at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bluestockings-presents-silent-book-club-tickets-58910399591

Evolving through Bullshit Book Signing with Julie Still-Rolin
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Julie Still-Rolin presents her second book, Evolving through Bullshit: Getting to a Better Place Despite Obstacles. Based on the raw Southern experiences of breaking through societal norms, coming out as a lesbian after being married and having kids, raising alien teenagers, and more, self-help meets narrative similar to reality TV in this short yet intense collection of life lessons. This book aims at helping others find ways to evolve through their own bullshit.

Apr
7
Sun
Feminist Book Club
Apr 7 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Feminist Book Club reads and discusses feminism. We make no claims to any particular feminist platform. We read theoretical texts, literature and primary works. All are welcome inclusive of gender, political persuasion, and familiarity.

For more information, email feministbookclubnyc@gmail.com.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/feminist-book?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.qshke3n2f8sf3u3tkosa3npeos&hs=121

Feminist Book Club
Apr 7 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Feminist Book Club reads and discusses feminism. We make no claims to any particular feminist platform. We read theoretical texts, literature and primary works. All are welcome inclusive of gender, political persuasion, and familiarity.

April’s book is: The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution by Shulamith Firestone

For more information, email feministbookclubnyc@gmail.com.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/feminist-book?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.qshke3n2f8sf3u3tkosa3npeos&hs=121

Apr
8
Mon
Joint Book Launch for Elizabeth Bernstein and Nicola Mai
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

This joint book launch serves to challenge accepted narratives of trafficking, migration, and sexual violence. Drawing on years of in-depth fieldwork, Bernstein and Mai describe the origins and limits of current political frameworks around trafficking, contrasting these with the perspectives provided by sex workers themselves. We will invite three prominent sex worker activists to serve as discussants for this event – Carol Leigh (Scarlot Harlot), Ceyenne Doroshow (GLITS) and Liam Winslet (Colectivo Transgrediendo).