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Jan
17
Tue
Self-Healing Discussion
Jan 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Most of you don’t believe, you can heal yourself, while you are sharing your stories. You are being 80% of your own doctor, 8% is from doctor (medicine), 12% is from situation and environment. Also, you are 60% of your own teacher, 30% of your teacher is from guidelines, stories we learned from others, 10% is from books, songs, inspiration from stuffs and other beings. Dear Everyone, why not find out what you can do to your own?

Jan
18
Wed
Sober Poly Mixer
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 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.

Jan
19
Thu
Comedy Cunt Collective
Jan 19 @ 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.

Jan
20
Fri
Lex Lovington Presents: Creating Consentopia in Your Community @ Your Community
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Lex Lovington, the hilarious drag king character played by Amber Amour (aka Amber the Activist) makes his premiere in the Big Apple. Learn about consent, healing, and what it means to be a feminist gentleman at this spectacular event!

Jan
21
Sat
Krane Talks
Jan 21 @ 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.

Zine Meet and Greet
Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

For zine authors who already sell here and those interested in selling their zine(s) at Bluestockings, come meet the buyer!

Note: this is not a panel discussion, just a meet and greet for our zine buyer to meet local zinesters. Snacks provided.

Jan
22
Sun
Black and Pink
Jan 22 @ 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!

Peace Activism/Middle East: Love and Terror in the Middle East
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Love and Terror in the Middle East, 4th Ed. by Frank Romano, dramatically captures his efforts to promote understanding and cooperation between Jews, Muslims and Christians. He has been arrested/arrested by Palestinian police & Israeli soldiers. This edition includes a new chapter. It recounts a recent harrowing experience in the West Bank, trapped by rioting Palestinians following the killing of a Palestinian youth by Israeli soldiers. Professor/University of Paris/member of the California & Marseille Bars. Free Refreshments.

Jan
24
Tue
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Jan 24 @ 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

Community Intersections with Ways2Raise
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Community Intersections is a conversation designed to address issues within the transgender community in relation to representation, resources offered, and how community leaders can create more inclusive and safe spaces for even the most marginalized members of the community. Andrew and Ezekiel are two nonbinary activists with three years experience running projects within the trans community. This conversation is an opportunity to hear from community members who often are left without the chance to be heard in other spaces and to help those wishing to aid the community in creating projects that honor the versatile experiences of all our community members.

Jan
25
Wed
Black Panther Party at 50: Two Book Launches @ 50: Two Book Launches
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

This past year marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Black Panther Party. In The Revolution Has Come: Black Power, Gender and the Black Panther Party in Oakland, Robyn C. Spencer traces the Party’s evolution, centering women’s experiences their contributions to the Panthers and the Black Power movement as a whole. The new, expanded edition of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s We Want Freedom provides an account of daily Party life alongside an analysis of the tradition of Black resistance. Both books offer a rich historical analysis that provide us with the political backdrop to consider the lessons and the legacy of the Black Panther Party and what this means for contemporary movements for Black liberation.

Jan
26
Thu
New Voices Reading Series
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The New Voices Reading Series enters its EIGHTH YEAR with more performances by NYC’s best up-and-coming writers and poets. This curated reading series looks to feature marginalized voices, specifically writers of color and the LGBTQ community, who otherwise would not have a platform for sharing their work. For more information, please contact Raquel Penzo at rpenzo@plumaytinta.org.

Jan
27
Fri
Book Reading/Signing: Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

What would United States Supreme Court opinions look like if key decisions on gender issues were written with a feminist perspective? In this book, a group of scholars and lawyers to rewrite, using feminist reasoning, the most significant U.S. Supreme Court cases on gender from the 1800s to the present day. The twenty-five opinions in this volume demonstrate that judges with feminist viewpoints could have changed the course of the law. The rewritten decisions show that previously accepted judicial outcomes were not necessary or inevitable and demonstrate that feminist reasoning increases the judicial capacity for justice, not only for women but for many other oppressed groups. The remarkable differences evident in the rewritten opinions also open a path for a long overdue discussion of the real impact that judicial diversity has on law and of the influence that perspective has in judging.

Jan
28
Sat
Discussion Group for Dying in Dubai, a memoir of marriage, mourning and the Middle East
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Discussion with author Roselee Blooston about her book, DYING IN DUBAI—a memoir of marriage, mourning and the Middle East, which tells of the sudden death of her husband, and how her fifteen day journey through a profoundly disorienting and misogynistic Rodeo Drive-on-Mars desert city, and the inner journey over the next thirteen months through the equally foreign terrain of grief, force her to face wrenching questions about his behavior there.

Sam Dolgoff and the U.S. Anarchist Movement: 1920s – 1980s
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A joint book talk by: Anatole Dolgoff, author of Left of the Left: My Memories of Sam Dolgoff, and Andrew Cornell, author of Unruly Equality: U.S. Anarchism in the 20th Century.

Sam Dolgoff, a house painter by trade, was at the center of American anarchism for seventy years. His political voyage began in the 1920s when he joined the Industrial Workers of the World. He rode the rails as an itinerant laborer, bedding down in hobo camps and mounting soapboxes in cities across the United States. Self-educated, he translated, edited, and wrote some of the most important books and journals of twentieth-century anti-authoritarian politics, including the most widely read collection of Mikhail Bakunin’s writings in English.

Yet the movement changed in important ways during Sam’s long tenure, as anarchists engaged with events and social forces such as the rise of the welfare state, atomic warfare, the black freedom struggle, and a succession of youth countercultures. Unruly Equality explains how anarchism evolved from the creed of poor immigrants militantly opposed to capitalism early in the twentieth century to one that today sees resurgent appeal among middle-class youth and foregrounds activism around ecology, feminism, and opposition to cultural alienation.

Bringing together first-hand recollections and archival research, Antaole Dolgoff and Andrew Cornell illuminate a crucial, but little known, chapter in the history of radical politics.

Jan
30
Mon
Three Days in Damascus Book reading and Q&A @ DAMASCUS Book reading and Q&A
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

While traveling to Jordan, Lebanon and Syria to interview Iraqi refugees and hear their stories, Kim never expected to fall in love. But that is exactly what happened. THREE DAYS IN DAMASCUS is the story of an American woman and an Iraqi man set against the backdrop of the Iraqi refugee crisis and the brewing Syrian civil war.

With roughly 65 million refugees worldwide including approximately five million Iraqis displaced from their homes since the U.S. led invasion, this timely and somehow humorous memoir examines the lives of dozens of Iraqi refugees, including one named Omar, trying desperately to survive in a world blind to their plight.

Jan
31
Tue
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Jan 31 @ 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

Women’s / Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike
Jan 31 @ 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.

Feature Writers: Hilary Sideris & Rosalie Calabrese

Hillary Sideris writes about encounters on trains and elevators, in check-out lines and baggage claims, interactions with my fellow humans and their works, exchanges both alienating and uplifting.

Rosalie Calabrese’s major themes are family and other relationships, travel, and social commentary. Her poems, being somewhat confessional, often contain a mix or more of the above.

Feb
1
Wed
Bluestockings Education Project presents the Icarus Project Radical Mental Health Workshop Series: Explorations in Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation
Feb 1 @ 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

Feb
3
Fri
Black Revolution Theatre Workshop presents a reading of “Revolution”
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

In “Revolution,” an ever-evolving anthology piece central to BRTW’s Commission series, current events and pop culture are on a collision course with a not-too-distant and eerily familiar dystopian future. Revolution reveals fractioning communities grappling with war, media, and identity. In a series of powerful vignettes, we see cops, activists, hoteps, and soldiers navigating the the dynamics of oppression, revealing lives lost and abandoned on the road to freedom.

**Trigger Warnings**
Please be advised that this production features frank discussion and/or staged depictions of physical violence, weapon violence, sexual violence, substance dependency, transphobia, homophobia, misogyny, and racism.