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Aug
26
Sat
For Harriet Reading
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A reading of short story, poetry and essay for Black women writers.

Aug
28
Mon
Play Like a Girl – A Story of Grassroots Development through Sports and School
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Play Like a Girl is the inspirational story of the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy, a free school and soccer program for girls in the Kibera settlement/slum of Nairobi, Kenya. Author, Ellie Roscher, pieces together the school’s history within the personal stories of the school’s founder and earliest staff and students. Join KGSA’s director, Richard Teka, and alumna, Asha Jaffar, to learn more about this incredible school and story of grassroots development.

Aug
30
Wed
Queer Anarchx Feministx
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The MACC Queer AnFem study/reading group (a working group within MACC AnFem Caucus) meets at Bluestockings and The Base. The intention of this group is to create a regular group of queer-anarko-feminists, interested in meeting to read, write, and create texts and criticism about issues relevant to the anarchx-queer-feministx community. In each three month process, we will choose a topic we are interested in and study, analyze, and write in a collective creative process. The current topic is: New configurations of family: non-oppressive relationships of love and care.

Aug
31
Thu
The Tiger Bomb Magazine Zine Workshop
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Tiger Bomb Magazine is an international teen magazine that highlights youth activism, culture influencers, zines, art, and literature. The event will have a brief 15 minute explanation about Zine culture and history followed by making zines and talking about using social media to promote self published work.

Sep
3
Sun
Black and Pink
Sep 3 @ 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!

Sep
5
Tue
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Sep 5 @ 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: ursula.scherrer@gmail.com

La Brujas Club Gathering
Sep 5 @ 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.

Sep
6
Wed
Bluestockings Education Project presents the Icarus Project Radical Mental Health Workshop Series: Explorations in Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation
Sep 6 @ 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

Sep
7
Thu
Comedy Cunt Collective
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

An evening featuring marginalized comedians from various communities each performing and sharing their own life experiences using comedy as a medium. Hosted by Arti Gollapudi this night will feature a diverse line up of stand up comedians, writers, character actors, etc in hopes to inspire dialogue about representation and build connections.

Sep
8
Fri
Guerrillas of Desire Book Launch, with Kevin Van Meter
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Behind the smiling faces of cashiers, wait staff, and workers of all sorts, a war is going on, usually without the knowledge of official political and labor organizations. Guerrillas of Desire maps these undercurrents, documenting the history of everyday resistance under slavery, in peasant life, and throughout modern capitalism, while showing that it remains an important factor in revolution and something radicals of all stripes must understand. Join the author for a reading and discussion.

Sep
9
Sat
Off the Binary
Sep 9 @ 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.

Sep
10
Sun
Radical Educators Book Club
Sep 10 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Sunday, DAY DATE @ 12:30PM – Free
Radical Educators Book Club
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.

Social Justice Tours: Gentrification in Williamsburg
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

NOTE: This event does not take place at Bluestockings!

This two and a half hour long tour of Williamsburg highlights two main themes: Gentrification and Environmental Justice. Williamsburg offers an extreme example of both of these broader themes, and thus makes a very interesting case-study neighborhood in which to delve into these issues. The roots of gentrification and the detailed history of the cause of such rapid change will be covered in depth. This tour gives participants detailed information that will enable them to understand the topic of gentrification, why it is happening, its history, who benefits, and what is driving it. The same is true of the backstory of the environmental justice movement in the area. Sign up at http://socialjusticetours.com/

Feminist Book Club
Sep 10 @ 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.

September’s book is Hunger by Roxanne Gay.

Social Justice Tours: Trump Walking Tour
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

NOTE: This event does not take place at Bluestockings!

Within the midtown area we are able to get the full spectrum of the trump story and his rise to power. The tour will focus on three main things: the first is looking into the man himself and his history. He is well connected with organized crime, illicit activity and corrupt dealings, and looking into his history in New York gives us a window into that. The second is how he, as a symbol for real estate at large, has massively changed New York’s built environment to cater to a billionaire class. The third is looking at the systemic nature of trump’s rise in New York. What trump has done is about a lot more than the single individual, and by looking at the agencies, actors and government institutions that have supported his rise, we can come away with a larger societal understanding of justice in our country. Sign up at http://socialjusticetours.com/

Self-Defense Workshop with POP Gym
Sep 10 @ 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. Please sign up in advance on our eventbrite (although walk-ins are welcome!): http://popgym.eventbrite.com/?s=77790174

Sep
11
Mon
Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook, reading, discussion and signing
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Historian and early Occupy Wall St. organizer Mark Bray will discuss the history of the anti-fascist movement, as detailed in his new book ANTIFA. He will also look at its past successes in fighting fascism throughout history, and discuss the impact the movement could potentially have in America today.

Sep
12
Tue
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Sep 12 @ 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: ursula.scherrer@gmail.com

The Sari-Sari Storybooks NYC Book Launch
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for the New York launch of three new Filipino picture books! Sari-Sari Storybooks celebrates the quirky magic of Filipino storytelling with these gorgeously illustrated children’s book. These books are bilingual, published in the diverse languages of the Philippines and English, and promote cultural curiosity, tolerance, community, and folklore. We’ll read “Melo the Umang-Boy” (Ivatan), “Kalipay and the Tiniest Tiktik” (Cebuano), and “Amina and the City of Flowers” (Chavacano) at the launch.

Sep
13
Wed
Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers Book Launch
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

After an intensive and secretive development process in our underground labs, TOPSIDE PRESS are ready to unleash our collection of Sci-Fi & Fantasy by Transgender Writers on an unsuspecting world. MEANWHILE, ELSEWHERE is here! Come jump into the future with us!