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Jun
27
Thu
Sun Salutations and Intentions: a Morning Flow
Jun 27 @ 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

New York City Launch for ALL of US WITH WINGS
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join Michelle Ruiz Keil for the launch of her YA fantasy debut, ALL OF US WITH WINGS—a coming-of-age ode to post-punk San Francisco about love, found family, and healing, told through the eyes of a Mexican-American girl.

Seventeen-year-old runaway Xochi is alone in San Francisco, running from a painful past. She accepts a position as a precocious twelve-year-old’s live-in governess and quickly finds her place in the girl’s rockstar family household. But on the night of the Vernal Equinox, they perform a riot-grrrl ritual in good fun, accidentally summoning a pair of ancient beings bound to avenge the wrongs of her past.

Michelle Ruiz Keil is a Latinx novelist and playwright. She teaches writing and curates All Kinds of Fur: A Fairytale Reading Series and Salon in Portland, Oregon. She has been a fellow at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and Lit Camp and is a member of Las Musas, a collective of Latinx kidlit authors. Her published short fiction can be found on Cosmonauts Avenue and in the forthcoming anthology Color outside the Lines. All of Us with Wings is her first novel.

Jun
28
Fri
Queer, Trans, and Gender Non-conforming Youth Support Group
Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A support group for Queer, Trans, and gender non conforming people under 21.

Alex MacIntyre is a queer, femme, trans man. They like to make art, rant about sexuality, and listen to people talk about their problems.

Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

When communities identify and interrupt systemic violence, prioritize the needs of those harmed, and hold a circle of belonging that humanizes everyone, they create a foundation that can begin to resist and repair the harms inflicted by patriarchy, white supremacy, and capitalism. Emerging from insights in gender studies, race theory, and psychology, and influenced by contemporary social movements, Turn This World Inside Out engages today’s crucial questions, helping move us beyond seemingly intractable barriers to collective change.

Nora Samaran is the pseudonym of Naava Smolash, a faculty member in the English department at Douglas College. Her writing appears in academic and popular publications including Studies in Canadian Literature, West Coast Line, Briarpatch, and the University of Toronto Quarterly.

Jun
29
Sat
Reproductive Freedom Tour of Lower Manhattan
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This tour traces the people and places in New York that have been instrumental in the fight for reproductive health, rights and justice, and the adversaries that they’ve encountered along the way. While walking through old New York, Tribeca, Soho and Greenwich Village, this tour connects the past and the present. Focusing on the 100 years from the end of the Civil War to the 1970s, the tour also looks at the universal desires for reproductive freedom and the struggles that still exist today. (This event is held at a separate location.) Book now at socialjusticetours.com/current-tours.

Social Justice Tours is a nonprofit grassroots organization using walking tours as a method of radical education to expose injustice, highlight inequality and inspire action.

Jul
1
Mon
Between Earth and Empire: From the Necrocene to the Beloved Community with John P. Clark
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

We are now in the midst of an epoch of death and mass extinction. Conventional approaches are failing. Social and ecological regeneration must be rooted in communities of liberation and solidarity. This new book by celebrated philosopher and educator John P. Clark explores significant recent progress in this direction, including the Zapatistas, Rojava movement, indigenous movements, and many more. This is a call to arms for the rebirth of a libertarian and communitarian social imaginary, and the flourishing of a free cooperative community globally. Join us!

John P. Clark is a philosopher, activist, and educator. He lives and works in New Orleans, and is director of La Terre Institute for Community and Ecology. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books, including The Anarchist Moment; Anarchy, Geography, Modernity; and The Impossible Community. He writes for the journal Capitalism Nature Socialism and edits the cyberjournal Psychic Swamp. He was formerly Curtin Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University.

Jul
2
Tue
Too Young To Be Sick: A Chronic Pain and Illness Support Group
Jul 2 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 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

Jul
3
Wed
Bluestockings Education Project presents the Icarus Project Radical Mental Health Workshop Series: Explorations in Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation
Jul 3 @ 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#

Jul
4
Thu
Sun Salutations and Intentions: a Morning Flow
Jul 4 @ 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

Jul
6
Sat
Too Young To Be Sick: A Chronic Pain and Illness Support Group
Jul 6 @ 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

Jul
7
Sun
Feminist Book Club
Jul 7 @ 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.

July’s book is: White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo. For more information, email feministbookclubnyc@gmail.com.

Jul
10
Wed
IDHA Book Reading + Community Discussion: We’ve Been Too Patient
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Institute for the Development of Human Arts (IDHA) is pleased to share that several of our members have writing featured in the forthcoming anthology We’ve Been Too Patient: Voices from Radical Mental Health. To celebrate the book’s release and explore its importance for our community of changemakers, we are having a book reading on July 10th. Come listen to stories and research challenging the biomedical model and share in conversation with the wider IDHA community. We are pleased to be joined by one of the book’s editors, L.D. Green. The reading will be followed by a brief reception with snacks and beverages.

The Institute for the Development of Human Arts (IDHA) is a community of mental health workers, clinicians, psychiatrists, current and prior users of mental health services, advocates, artists, and survivors of trauma and adversity, who are interested in exploring the link between personal and societal transformation. IDHA members Jonah Bossewitch, Sascha Altman DuBrul, and Jessie Roth will be reading, as well as editor L.D. Green and contributor Ramon(a) Rio.

SASCHA ALTMAN DUBRUL is co-founder of the Icarus Project, a network of peer based mental health support groups and media project. He has a Masters from Silberman School of Social Work, worked as a Recovery Specialist/Trainer at Columbia’s Center for Practice Innovations and is currently the Training Director for the Institute for the Development of Human Arts.

JESSIE ROTH is a writer and activist working at the intersection of storytelling, mental health, and social justice. She is co-Director of the Institute for the Development of Human Arts, a community of advocates who support growth and change in the mental health system. She has a degree in Narrative Psychology from NYU and her writing has been published in the Village Voice and Intima Journal of Narrative Medicine.

L.D. GREEN is a genderqueer writer, performer, educator and mental health advocate. She co-edited and contributed to We’ve Been Too Patient and has published and performed in many other venues. She writes poetry, non-fiction and speculative fiction, and is a Lambda Literary Fellow. She is an English professor at Los Medanos College.

JONAH BOSSEWITCH, PHD is an educator, technologist and activist who lives and works in New York City. He works at Vibrant Emotional Health as the Director of Software Architecture and is a faculty/organizer at the Institute for the Development of Human Arts. He blogs at http://alchemicalmusings.org.

RAMON(A) RIO is a Xicanx non-binary queer trans-femme radical Licensed Clinical Social Worker and
community organizer. Ramon(a) was a former writer for The Body Is Not an Apology. Ramon(a) is also a trainer with Bloom, a Transgender Community Healing Project, and is a leader with The Hayward Collective.

Jul
11
Thu
Sun Salutations and Intentions: a Morning Flow
Jul 11 @ 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

Book Talk with Nato Thompson on Marshsong
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Nato Thompson, author of two non-fiction books of cultural criticism, releases an urban fantasy book titled Marshsong. The book, set in a world colliding between industrial revolution and gentrifying 21st century, follows two children whose appetite for destruction is only rivaled by the growing force of capitalism and technology.

Nato Thompson is a curator and author and works as the Artistic Director at Philadelphia Contemporary. He has written two books of cultural criticism, Seeing Power: Art and Activism in the 21st Century (2015) and Culture as Weapon: The Art of Influence in Everyday Life published in January 2017. Previous to Philadelphia Contemporary, he worked at the New York-based public art organization Creative Time as Artistic Director which he joined in January 2007.

Jul
12
Fri
Live Out Loud!
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Live Out Loud! is an open mic and social opportunity for anyone who struggles with mental health and their supporters. The open mic is for EVERYONE to share and listen to personal stories, poetry, and streams of consciousness surrounding mental health and related issues. This is an experience for people to connect with others with similar experiences and be welcomed into a community dedicated to creating a safe space for all. Hosted by Nic Rasmussen.

Nic is a queer, non binary poet from Brooklyn who has been diagnosed with several mental illnesses. They have been writing for survival since they can remember and is currently being featured at venues around the city such as InspiredWordNYC.