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Nov
16
Fri
Perfectionism & The Athlete’s Body in History
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

We hope you will join us for an Reading & Conversation about Perfectionism & The Female Body with two debut novelists, Jaclyn Gilbert and Jessie Chaffee, on Friday, November 16 at 6pm at Bluestockings Bookstore!

Jaclyn Gilbert’s debut Late Air (Little A, Nov 2018) interrogates the dangers of perfectionism in elite women’s distance running, while Jessie Chaffee’s novel Florence In Ecstasy (Unnamed Press, May 2017) looks at one woman’s search for herself in Florence after she joins a local rowing club, consumed by her quest for perfection through sport, and Florence’s own dangerous history of sainthood for women who starved themselves for God.

For this event, Jaclyn and Jessie will discuss the writing process behind their books, and along the way, delve into larger questions of female identity, sports, and our culture’s obsession with perfection. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A, and book signing!

Nov
17
Sat
Social Justice Tours: Gentrification in Downtown Brooklyn
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

NOTE: THIS EVENT DOES NOT TAKE PLACE AT BLUESTOCKINGS!

This tour will highlight the development that has recreated downtown Brooklyn as a result of the Downtown Brooklyn Rezoning of 2004. We will also go into political conversations around the use of the 421a subsidy to build new affordable housing and the use of eminent domain at Atlantic Yards in the construction of the Barclays Center.
Sign up at www.socialjusticetours.com

Christopher Street Tours: LGBTQ Walking Tour
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

NOTE: THIS EVENT DOES NOT TAKE PLACE AT BLUESTOCKINGS!

Join us on this fun and informative LGBTQ History Walking Tour! On this tour around Greenwich Village, we will visit historic sites where revolutions began, riots were sparked, and history was made. We will see common threads within the LGBTQ generations who have lived life in New York City, sharing their stories throughout the tour. On this tour, learn more about individual stories of queer activists, and the major political and social movements that have shaped the LGBTQ community over time. Sites include the historic Stonewall Inn, Christopher Park, the NYC AIDS Memorial, and the LGBT Community Center.

Anarchist Education and the Modern School: A Francisco Ferrer Reader book launch with Mark Bray and Robert Haworth
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

In 1909, Francisco Ferrer, the notorious Catalan anarchist educator and founder of the Modern School of Barcelona, was executed by firing squad. Ferrer navigated a tempestuous world of anarchist assassins, radical republican conspirators, anticlerical rioters, and freethinking educators to establish the legendary Escuela Moderna and the Modern School movement. Was Ferrer a ferocious revolutionary, an ardently nonviolent pedagogue, or something else entirely? Mark Bray and Robert H. Haworth will present Anarchist Education and the Modern School, a new reader of Ferrer’s writings on rationalist education, revolutionary violence, and the general strike, published by PM Press.

Nov
18
Sun
Black and Pink
Nov 18 @ 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!

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

Social Justice Tours: Women’s History Tour of the Village
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

NOTE: THIS EVENT DOES NOT TAKE PLACE AT BLUESTOCKINGS!

Even before Greenwich Village became known as the center of American Bohemianism, extraordinary women have been making their mark here with art, activism and unconventional living. During its pre-WWI heyday the Village was a magnet for feminists, and it continued to be home to women artists and entrepreneurs throughout the 20th century while also cultivating a thriving lesbian and trans community. This tour explores sites associated with some of the many fascinating women in the neighborhood, some of whom have been largely forgotten but no less played a vital role in creating the legacy of feminism we continue today.

Sign up at socialjusticetours.com

Anarchists Care About Books, a book discussion series from the Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council
Nov 18 @ 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. November’s book: As Black as Resistance

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/anarchists-care?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.0d0lgd4igda7phpcnj5r95irvr&hs=121

Nov
19
Mon
Death Cafe
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Death Cafe is a place to wonder together about the mystery and meaning of life and to discuss death comfortably and openly, a free-wheeling, self-facilitated conversation around death and dying, inevitably touching upon life and living. Death Cafe is not a bereavement group. Snacks will be provided and as a thank you to Bluestockings participants are encouraged to enjoy a beverage from the Bluestockings Cafe. The first Death Cafe was held in London in 2011. Depending on the number of people that participate, you will meet in groups of 3-4 and talk about whatever compels you about death and dying. It is asked that people participate with an open mind and spirit, respect all points of view, and speak and listen with no agenda, objective, or themes.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/death-cafe?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.3u9b1pntiapvvki1vc5p980v3n&hs=121

Nov
20
Tue
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 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: ursula.scherrer@gmail.com

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/kundalini-yoga?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.6tsb8nskpmie38hs1keternajc&hs=121

t4tech: Intro To Software Engineering
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

An entry level, non-dogmatic approach to the core concepts of software engineering and computer programming. This workshop is geared toward someone with no prior computer science knowledge. Maybe you’re a web developer looking to take the next step, or you have no prior experience whatsoever, this workshop is for you. We will cover key fundamentals like variable declaration, control structures, functions, and program architecture. Laptops aren’t required, but are encouraged if you want to code along with us for the latter part of the workshop!

Nov
22
Thu
Sun Salutations and Intentions: a Morning Flow
Nov 22 @ 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

Nov
24
Sat
Bruce Jassett Book Signing
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Bruce Jassett’s recently released book with Austin Macauley, The Boy Without a Friend, was recently published and serves as a fantastic resource for children and educators everywhere regarding Autism Awareness. Come out to Bluestockings to meet Bruce and get a signed copy of her new book!

Nov
25
Sun
Christopher Street Tours: LGBTQ Walking Tour
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

NOTE: THIS EVENT DOES NOT TAKE PLACE AT BLUESTOCKINGS!

Join us on this fun and informative LGBTQ History Walking Tour! On this tour around Greenwich Village, we will visit historic sites where revolutions began, riots were sparked, and history was made. We will see common threads within the LGBTQ generations who have lived life in New York City, sharing their stories throughout the tour. On this tour, learn more about individual stories of queer activists, and the major political and social movements that have shaped the LGBTQ community over time. Sites include the historic Stonewall Inn, Christopher Park, the NYC AIDS Memorial, and the LGBT Community Center.

Nov
26
Mon
The Hookup NYC
Nov 26 @ 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
Nov 26 @ 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.