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Check out our Safer Space Policy and Events Guidelines to help Bluestockings be a supportive and safe environment for all who attend and participate. This means including trigger warnings when discussing or presenting triggering subjects (e.g. sexual abuse, physical violence, or encounters with police), and making space for folks who experience marginalization.

Feb
26
Wed
Anarchx Feminist Monthly Meeting
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Anarchx-Feminist Caucus (a.k.a. "AnFem") operates within the Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council (MACC). MACC seeks to strengthen and support New York City’s anarchist movement through coordination of existing and emerging projects. AnFem critiques and confronts gendered and sexual violence, capitalism and patriarchy while aiming to dismantle the overlapping systems and institutions that keep oppression in place. We join a long tradition of anarchist feminist collectives that operate in smaller scale affinity groups to build trust within a community that feels safe. We welcome all women, trans, and genderqueer folks to join us and learn more about ongoing work and campaigns, and/or to start new projects. For more information on MACC, visit macc.nyc.

AnFem Statement of Intent:

We are a group committed to amplifying the voices of women of color and transgender, intersex, and other gender non-conforming people of color.
We actively support anti-racist, anti-fascist, anti-sexist, and anti-transphobic strategies.
We are sex positive and embrace polyamory as well as queer gender and sexuality.
We align with sex workers and all workers in feminized labor including care and housework,
paid and unpaid.
We confront patriarchy and capitalism, especially in the structures of family, marriage, and private property.
We agree to a vision of a world that is non-hierarchical, unconstrained by gender, intersectional, and focused on attaining autonomy instead of perceived equality.

Feb
27
Thu
Narcan Overdose Prevention Training
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Every Thursday, Bluestockings will be hosting a free, walk-in harm reduction training and discussion on overdose prevention! Walk away from this narcan training with your own nalaxone kit and help support all community, including drug-using comrades!

All of Love’s Vibes
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In honor of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month we are putting together an open mic, friendly competition, celebration, and contemplation on what love means to young people. We will be featuring poetry, storytelling, music, and creative responses to the prompt: What does love mean to you? Three winners of the creative submissions will be featured performers following an open mic! 

Youth Voices Network is a survivor led volunteer group whose mission is to raise awareness around dating violence. YVN works closely with Day One, an organization that provides support services and community education to young survivors of dating violence ages 24 and under.  

Feb
28
Fri
Off the Binary Clothing Swap
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Off the Binary is hosting a clothing swap for non-binary folks to have a safe space to add new
pieces to their wardrobe! All clothes are welcome.

Off the Binary is a monthly support group where you can 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. Off the Binary meets on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 2 PM at Bluestockings.

Mar
1
Sun
Too Young To Be Sick: A Chronic Pain and Illness Support Group
Mar 1 @ 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

Feminist Book Club
Mar 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.

Mar
2
Mon
YA Book Club
Mar 2 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Hey You!! Want to read books? or Talk about books? Come join or rejoin the Book Club! We took a break, but we are back. Y’all pick what we read; Bluestockings brings the fun and the T. This is a space for young people, ages 13-25, to hang out, get to know each other, and talk books, poems, zines, and other media.

Jack is a Afro-futurist and YA fiction addict, a radical community organizer and counselor in an NYC school, anti-racist white queer cat co-habitant, and baker. Sara is a South Asian social worker who loves deconstructing nationalist histories, daydreaming (read: imagining more just, compassionate worlds), and working to shift culture.

Mar
3
Tue
Free Writing Workshop and Healing Space for Sex Workers
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

This will be a safe, judgement-free space for current and former sex workers of all genders, sexualities, religions, abilities, and academic backgrounds to share their creative work and hone writing skills. Participants will read each other’s poetry and provide feedback, engage with creative prompts, and offer personal insights. Please bring printed copies of your work if possible. If printing is not accessible to you, please email facilitator SageSamois@gmail.com to discuss alternatives.

About the facilitator: Sage Samois (they/she/he) is a transgender poet based in New York City and an affiliate of the Poetry Society of New York. They hope that this workshop will cultivate community bonding, lasting friendships, and lots of poetry.

Writing Circle and Healing Space for Sex Workers
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

This will be a safe, judgement-free space for current and former sex workers of all genders, sexualities, religions, abilities, and academic backgrounds to share their creative work and hone writing skills. Participants will read each other’s poetry and provide feedback, engage with creative prompts, and offer personal insights. Please bring printed copies of your work if possible. If printing is not accessible to you, please email facilitator SageSamois@gmail.com to discuss alternatives.

About the facilitator: Sage Samois (they/she/he) is a transgender poet based in New York City and an affiliate of the Poetry Society of New York. They hope that this workshop will cultivate community bonding, lasting friendships, and lots of poetry.

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

This event has a video call.
Join: https://meet.google.com/miq-wniv-erg
+1 609-736-2848 PIN: 732457238#

Mar
5
Thu
Narcan Overdose Prevention Training
Mar 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Every Thursday, Bluestockings will be hosting a free, walk-in harm reduction training and discussion on overdose prevention! Walk away from this narcan training with your own nalaxone kit and help support all community, including drug-using comrades!

Mar
7
Sat
BSTOX Kink Society
Mar 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A monthly guided discussion group on BDSM/Kink aimed at educating and dismantling
the stigma surrounding “alt lifestyles” and sex.

Keionda Queeley (she/her), a member of the BDSM/Kink community here in NYC who
has felt there is a lack of representation in the scene. Although she is a newcomer to the scene, she has had an interest in the lifestyle for several years. Really, this is just a nice excuse to leave her house while, expanding the sex education platform to include kink.

Everything Is Beautiful, And I’m Not Afraid Book Launch Party
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Meet the author of Everything Is Beautiful, and I’m Not Afraid, a new graphic novel about a young sojourner in America as she explores the nuances in searching for a place to belong. Come hear Yao Xiao read from the book and pick up the book the week of it’s official release. Baopu is a monthly serialized comic on Autostraddle, and this book includes beloved fan favorites plus new, never-before-seen comics.

Yao Xiao was born in China and emigrated to the United States at age 16. After graduation in 2013 with a degree in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts, Yao sought a way to document her experiences as a queer immigrant in and developed a series of comics incorporating illustration and writing.  She continued to build on this practice and today is a successful illustrator, cartoonist and writer.

Mar
8
Sun
Radical Educators Book Club
Mar 8 @ 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.

Queer Folx With Immigrant Parents Support Group
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This is a safer space for queer people with Immigrant parents to come together and discuss the unique experience of being queer while experiencing the hurdles, delights, & mix of growing up with and living as adults with immigrant parents. Come de-stress on Sunday! You can e-mail the peer facilitator, Elina, at elina.shnayderman@gmail.com with any questions.