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Dec
6
Tue
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Dec 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

Kundalini Yoga is also called the Yoga of Awareness. It combines the physical practice of Asanas with Pranayama (breathing) and Meditation/Chanting – it targets the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness and consciousness, strength and flexibility.

Everybody is welcome, no previous knowledge of Yoga is necessary. Please bring a Yoga mat and possibly a blanket and a shawl.

Shortly after she moved to New York, from her native Switzerland in 1988, Ursula Scherrer started exploring different styles of Yoga for her own spiritual and physical well being before she did her first teacher training in 2002 and has been teaching ever since. In addition to her skills and expertise as a Yoga teacher (Hatha and Kundalini Yoga) she is also a Pranayama Healer and certified Qi Gong instructor.

For more information please contact Ursula Scherrer: uscherrer@verizon.net

“All the Real Indians Died Off” And Other Myths About Native Americans with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz & Dina Gilio-Whitaker
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

“All the Real Indians Died Off” and 20 Other Myths About Native Americans critically deconstructs persistent myths about American Indians that have taken hold in the United States. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker tackle a wide range of myths about Native American culture (“Indians Are Naturally Predisposed to Alcoholism”) and history (“Columbus Discovered America”) and trace how they developed. They deftly show how these myths are rooted in the fears and prejudice of European settlers and in the larger political agendas of the settler state aimed at acquiring Indigenous land, and that they can be traced to narratives of erasure and disappearance. Dunbar-Ortiz will be joined by Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes), an award-winning journalist and columnist at Indian Country Today Media Network. A writer and researcher in Indigenous studies, she is currently a research associate and associate scholar at the Center for World Indigenous Studies. She lives in San Clemente, CA.

Dec
7
Wed
Bluestockings Education Project presents the Icarus Project Radical Mental Health Workshop Series: Explorations in Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation
Dec 7 @ 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

Dec
10
Sat
Krane Talks
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A platform and environment for discussions, ideas and proposals addressing the societal issues & dangers facing humanity. Specifically: racism & race relations, class warfare, war and humanitarian crisis overseas, income inequality, LGBT community and more.

Off the Binary
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come and meet people who are just as confused as you are about public restrooms and getting dressed in the morning! We provide a safe space for anyone with a non-binary gender identity to discuss one’s experiences as we defy society’s mainstream conception of gender.

We welcome gender identities that include but are not limited to: androgynous, agender, bigender, demigender, gender non-conforming, gender variant, genderfluid, genderqueer, non-binary, transmasculine, transfeminine.

Dec
11
Sun
Radical Educators Meetup
Dec 11 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Sunday, DAY DATE @ 12:30PM – Free
Radical Educators Meetup
Join a group of educators engaged in inquiry of critical texts for a meetup and collaborative discussion of pedagogical values and practices.
Please contact bluestockingsraded@gmail.com for more information.

Reading: Anarchism and Education: A Philosophical Perspective by Judith Suissa

Dec
13
Tue
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Dec 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

Kundalini Yoga is also called the Yoga of Awareness. It combines the physical practice of Asanas with Pranayama (breathing) and Meditation/Chanting – it targets the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness and consciousness, strength and flexibility.

Everybody is welcome, no previous knowledge of Yoga is necessary. Please bring a Yoga mat and possibly a blanket and a shawl.

Shortly after she moved to New York, from her native Switzerland in 1988, Ursula Scherrer started exploring different styles of Yoga for her own spiritual and physical well being before she did her first teacher training in 2002 and has been teaching ever since. In addition to her skills and expertise as a Yoga teacher (Hatha and Kundalini Yoga) she is also a Pranayama Healer and certified Qi Gong instructor.

For more information please contact Ursula Scherrer: uscherrer@verizon.net

La Brujas Club Gathering
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

La Brujas Club is a mystical society that empowers women. We believe in the power of intuition and bringing women of all backgrounds together under one room to share literature and connect on a spiritual level.

This month, @labrujasclub will share simple yet powerful crystal healing techniques along with literature that is sure to inspire your feminist soul. #fellowbrujas

Sweets and wine will be provided to celebrate the end of year moon cycle and holidays.

Dec
18
Sun
Feminist Discussion of Masculinity
Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Forum for Feminist Discussion of Masculinity is a safe space to discuss the gendered expectations placed on men and boys in a patriarchal society, and how these have affected, and continue to affect, all of us. The forum is open to all, inclusive of gender and level of knowledge of the subject matter. Each month, we will discuss a theme, which will be posted in the facebook group -www.facebook.com/groups/feministdiscussionofmasculinity/

Dec
24
Sat
Krane Talks
Dec 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A platform and environment for discussions, ideas and proposals addressing the societal issues & dangers facing humanity. Specifically: racism & race relations, class warfare, war and humanitarian crisis overseas, income inequality, LGBT community and more.

Dec
25
Sun
Black and Pink
Dec 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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!

Jan
1
Sun
Feminist Book Club
Jan 1 @ 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.

Jan
4
Wed
Bluestockings Education Project presents the Icarus Project Radical Mental Health Workshop Series: Explorations in Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation
Jan 4 @ 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

Jan
7
Sat
Krane Talks
Jan 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A platform and environment for discussions, ideas and proposals addressing the societal issues & dangers facing humanity. Specifically: racism & race relations, class warfare, war and humanitarian crisis overseas, income inequality, LGBT community and more.

Jan
8
Sun
Radical Educators Meetup
Jan 8 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Sunday, DAY DATE @ 12:30PM – Free
Radical Educators Meetup
Join a group of educators engaged in inquiry of critical texts for a meetup and collaborative discussion of pedagogical values and practices.
Please contact bluestockingsraded@gmail.com for more information.

Reading: Women, Race, and Class by Angela Davis

Jan
10
Tue
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Jan 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

Kundalini Yoga is also called the Yoga of Awareness. It combines the physical practice of Asanas with Pranayama (breathing) and Meditation/Chanting – it targets the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness and consciousness, strength and flexibility.

Everybody is welcome, no previous knowledge of Yoga is necessary. Please bring a Yoga mat and possibly a blanket and a shawl.

Shortly after she moved to New York, from her native Switzerland in 1988, Ursula Scherrer started exploring different styles of Yoga for her own spiritual and physical well being before she did her first teacher training in 2002 and has been teaching ever since. In addition to her skills and expertise as a Yoga teacher (Hatha and Kundalini Yoga) she is also a Pranayama Healer and certified Qi Gong instructor.

For more information please contact Ursula Scherrer: uscherrer@verizon.net

Jan
11
Wed
Poetry Against Oppression – A Kurdish-Iranian Human Rights Advocate
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

As a lifelong advocate for rights and opposition to human trafficking, Hiva Panahi speaks eloquently and passionately about the worldwide struggle for freedom and dignity, and especially about the special oppression of women and girls. Her poetry, at times heartbreaking, at times uplifting, reflects the lives of women in Iran, as well as the experience of a refugee seeking shelter in a foreign land.

Dr. Panahi will read from her first collection of poetry in English, after which she will answer questions about her journey and her art.

Jan
12
Thu
Transforming Hypervisible Invisibility: Black Feminist Storytelling in the 21st Century
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Joshunda Sanders has been elevating the stories of marginalized communities in New York City and around the country since 1998. Her new memoir, The Beautiful Darkness: A Handbook for Orphans, tells her personal story of surviving trauma, homelessness and mental illness as a poor woman in New York City, while illuminating the challenges of others as much of her work for Bitch Magazine, Salon, the Austin American-Statesman, the Bellevue Literary Review and so many other publications has done.

Jan
13
Fri
Nadia DeLane’s Coif City: Hair Tales and Visual Narrative
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Cornrows, twists and coils demonstrate the best of functional design. Coif City culminates fifteen years of inspiration from transnational coif culture. I’ve interviewed over two-hundred women with tales of loss and victory, great dates and babies, heartbreak and career moves. Now I want to talk to the people of New York City about the survival function embedded in personal hair narratives and visual biography.

Jan
14
Sat
Off the Binary
Jan 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come and meet people who are just as confused as you are about public restrooms and getting dressed in the morning! We provide a safe space for anyone with a non-binary gender identity to discuss one’s experiences as we defy society’s mainstream conception of gender.

We welcome gender identities that include but are not limited to: androgynous, agender, bigender, demigender, gender non-conforming, gender variant, genderfluid, genderqueer, non-binary, transmasculine, transfeminine.