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Jun
28
Wed
Women, GNC, and/or Trans Self Defense Workshop
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

As a short, introductory course, we will be covering the usual areas one would find in a martial arts class (stretching, conditioning, technique, theory), but in a context that uses the experiences of attendees to shape the direction of the class. The class will focus on creating an inclusive discussion that would allow for each attendee to find their own motivation for their being a part of the class, with the hope that each individual’s motivations and drives will benefit the environment of the class as a whole. Add in some sweat, shadow boxing, and maybe a dance break or two and you have a challenging but accessible and confidence-boosting good time for all! Trans & cis women, non-binary folks, gender-nonconforming people, and/or trans men are encouraged to attend!

Participants should wear clothing in which they are comfortable stretching and sweating. Bonus points for those who can bring pads, but this is not a requirement to attend. Let’s work it out!

Information on Instructors:

Marianne Kay: Has a background in Tae Kwon Do and worked extensively with St. Vincent’s Rape Crisis. She wrote the syllabus for this class, based on her experience of being female and having to live in the world at the same time.

Shawn Brody: Learned how nasty the world can be at a young age. Took a few punches and gave a few back! This world never surpises me how inhuman it can be. Just a punk kid thats want to be part of the solution and not the problem.

Jun
29
Thu
Women’s / Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

WOMEN’S/TRANS’ POETRY JAM & OPEN MIKE Hosted by Vittoria Repetto—the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the Lower East Side—the jam has showcased the famous, the infamous, the unknown for over a decade. Come out and deliver (up to) 8 minutes of your poetry, prose, songs and spoken word. Visit vittoriarepetto.wordpress.com for more information.

Open mike ( for women & trans only) – sign-up at 7 pm
Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word.

Jun
30
Fri
The Crunk Feminist Collection: A Reading and Signing with Brittney C. Cooper
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join Crunk Feminist Collective co-founder Brittney C. Cooper and the Feminist Press a night of relevant, real conversations about how race and gender politics intersect with pop culture and current events.

Jul
1
Sat
What is Wellness? A Mental Health Discussion Group
Jul 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A social safe space for anyone interested in discussing mental health and all of its facets. No diagnosis needed. We embrace the “Recovery Model,” which maintains that everyone can achieve recovery despite having a diagnosis. As mental health advocate Shery Mead has said: “A diagnosis isn’t your destiny.” We also strive to create awareness about the work of “peer specialists,” mental health professionals who have personal lived experience themselves. Come as you are!

Jul
4
Tue
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Jul 4 @ 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

Jul
5
Wed
Bluestockings Education Project presents the Icarus Project Radical Mental Health Workshop Series: Explorations in Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation
Jul 5 @ 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

Jul
7
Fri
Comedy Cunt Collective
Jul 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.

Jul
8
Sat
Off the Binary
Jul 8 @ 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.

Jul
9
Sun
Radical Educators Book Club
Jul 9 @ 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.

Reading: Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope by bell hooks

Black and Pink
Jul 9 @ 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!

Feminist Book Club
Jul 9 @ 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.

Jul
10
Mon
Mindfulness Meditation & “Sit, Walk, Don’t Talk” Reading
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join author and UCLA-certified mindfulness facilitator, Jennifer Howd, for a guided mindfulness meditation and reading from her new memoir, “Sit, Walk, Don’t Talk: How I Survived a Silent Meditation Retreat,” recently featured on NPR’s “Weekend Edition.”

The book chronicles the humorous–and often harrowing–adventures of the dueling inner voices that emerged in the silence of her first nine-day silent meditation retreat: one intent on focusing on the seemingly negative aspects of her experiences, and the other on helping her see the positivity that can come from them. For more information about Jennifer, visit: http://JenniferHowd.com.

Jul
11
Tue
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Jul 11 @ 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

Jul
12
Wed
Anarchx Feministx Bi-Monthly Meeting
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

MACC Anarchx Feministx meet to discuss the Anarchist Book Fair event workshop with Silvia Federici and Chiara Botticci, go over future ideas for actions and propaganda building, and discuss how to implement a strategy for addressing sexual harassment and assault within our own communities.

Jul
13
Thu
A Reading and Q&A with Clay Cane, Author of Live Through This
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Come meet award-winning journalist, author, television personality, and documentary filmmaker Clay Cane as he reads and signs copies of his new book, Live Through This. With honestly and humor, this collection of well-researched essays highlights the most sidelined of communities, specifically African American and LGBT. This new American story is a cathartic journey and commentary on the nuances of race, class, gender, sexuality, and faith in society.

Jul
16
Sun
Feminist Discussion of Masculinity
Jul 16 @ 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/

Jul
17
Mon
It Could Be Any One of Us: The Gift of Women Caregivers
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A reading from TAKE CARE: Tales, Tips and Love From Women Caregivers, the first-of-its-kind anthology and a moving collection of prose and poetry by 21 women who understand the challenges (and rewards) of caretaking. The collection offers support and validation to women who have been or are now caregivers.

Jul
18
Tue
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Jul 18 @ 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

Jul
19
Wed
Poly Chai – Sober Mixer
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Are you polyamorous? Curious about non-monogamy? Want to hang out with like-minded people in a no-pressure setting? Come to Open Love NY’s Poly Chai! We welcome anybody who is interested or participates in consensual open relationships. Come solo or with partner(s), metamour(s), and any loved ones.

Jul
20
Thu
Women’s / Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

WOMEN’S/TRANS’ POETRY JAM & OPEN MIKE Hosted by Vittoria Repetto—the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the Lower East Side—the jam has showcased the famous, the infamous, the unknown for over a decade. Come out and deliver (up to) 8 minutes of your poetry, prose, songs and spoken word. Visit vittoriarepetto.wordpress.com for more information.

Open mike ( for women & trans only) – sign-up at 7 pm
Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word.