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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.

Jun
1
Mon
YA Book Club
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 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.

Currently, you can tune in via the @eaglerapp account on Instagram

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.

Jun
2
Tue
Masq Amateur Bookclub
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Masq Bookclub Livestream

Join Anjan and Hunter in a reading of Amateur, Thomas Page McBee’s memoir, reflecting on masculinity as he trained to become the first trans man to box at Madison Square Garden. McBee’s honest & vulnerable account of his experiences with masculinity humbles readers & challenges them to explore the roles that toxic masculinity plays in their own lives, while simultaneously acknowledging the beauty in masculine relationships.

Anjan is the founder of Masq. Anjan is an American born South-Indian community organizer. Anjan has been exploring the confines of masculinity from a young age. They work with All Kings, a new organization that is establishing a healing-based re-entry program for recently incarcerated men in Harlem and Brooklyn, NY.

Jun
3
Wed
Bluestockings Education Project presents the Icarus Project Radical Mental Health Workshop Series: Explorations in Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation
Jun 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
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Jun
4
Thu
Too Young To Be Sick: A Chronic Pain and Illness Support Group
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This is a peer-mediated support group for people age 18-45 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

Currently, all events are hosted via Zoom.

To receive a meeting link register on our Withfriends

For more information and accessibility, questions contact matilda@bluestockings.com

Jun
7
Sun
Feminist Book Club
Jun 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. 

June’s book is: Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference  

This event requires an RSVP, register now on WithFriends: https://withfriends.co/event/4606022/feminist_book_club

 For more information, email feministbookclubnyc@gmail.com.

Jun
10
Wed
People I’ve Met From the Internet
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

(All our events are currently running over Zoom. To get the link to this event, please RSVP here: https://withfriends.co/event/4614432/people_ive_met_from_the_internet)

Stephen van Dyck reads from his new book People I’ve Met From the Internet, a queer reimagining of the coming-of-age story set at the dawn of the internet era, taking the form of a very long annotated list.

Stephen van Dyck is a writer, artist, and educator, and the author of People I’ve Met From the Internet, released in 2019 from Ricochet Editions. Van Dyck’s work has been written about in Zyzzyva, The Gay & Lesbian Review, LA Weekly, the LA Review of Books, Hyperallergic, and on Dennis Cooper’s blog. Van Dyck lives in Los Angeles with his boyfriend and cat Louise.

Jun
11
Thu
Too Young To Be Sick: A Chronic Pain and Illness Support Group
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This is a peer-mediated support group for people age 18-45 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

Currently, all events are hosted via Zoom.

To receive a meeting link register on our Withfriends

For more information and accessibility, questions contact matilda@bluestockings.com

Jun
13
Sat
Off the Binary
Jun 13 @ 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.

Jun
14
Sun
Radical Educators Book Club
Jun 14 @ 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.

Jun
17
Wed
inQluded: Queer Your Hearts Out Open Mic Series 
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join editorial staff from inQluded for an open mic night for queer youth! This online open mic has a mandatory registration, you can RSVP here: https://bit.ly/queeryourheart

Signups for the open mic will take place following open mic registration.

Jun
18
Thu
Too Young To Be Sick: A Chronic Pain and Illness Support Group
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This is a peer-mediated support group for people age 18-45 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

Currently, all events are hosted via Zoom.

To receive a meeting link register on our Withfriends

For more information and accessibility, questions contact matilda@bluestockings.com

Jun
19
Fri
Pass With Care Book Launch
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

(All our events are currently running over Zoom. To get the link to join this event, please RSVP here: https://withfriends.co/event/4613460/pass_with_care_book_launch)
Author and artist Cooper Lee Bombardier has been performing and publishing about his experience being trans for two decades. Join Cooper Lee Bombardier, author of the memoir Pass with Care, and Carter Sickels, author of the novel The Prettiest Star, as they discuss their recent publications. Pass With Care is an annotated collection of essays, performances, interviews, and lectures that contextualizes the act of transition and changing identity as something that is as much shaped through the act of writing about it as through any physical and social transformations one might undergo.

Cooper Lee Bombardier is a writer and visual artist from the South Shore of Boston. His writing appears in many publications, such as The Kenyon Review, BOMB, and The Rumpus and in 12 anthologies, including the recent Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology, The Remedy–Essays on Queer Health Issues and the anthology Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Speculative Fiction From Transgender Writers, which won the 2018 American Library Association Stonewall Book Awards Barbara Gittings Literature Award. Pass with Care is his first book.  

Carter Sickels is the author of the novel The Prettiest Star, which Oprah Magazine and Entertainment Weekly selected as recommended reading for 2020. His novel The Evening Hour was an Oregon Book Award finalist and a Lambda Literary Award finalist. His writing appears in Guernica, BuzzFeed, Bellevue Literary Review, and other places. Carter is the recipient of the 2013 Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award, and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the MacDowell Colony. He currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

Jun
20
Sat
Queer Book Club
Jun 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Queer Book Club is a Book Club for members of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies who want to read and discuss fiction and non-fiction books that focus on LGBTQIA+ characters and history. Please email queerbookclubnyc@gmail.com to be added to the email list or for any questions.

Jun
21
Sun
securiTEA time
Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Feel like we’re in a bad episode of Black Mirror? Is Mr.Robot looking more like a documentary? Between the corporate, state, and civilian threats we face, talking about cybersecurity can be overwhelming and stir up a lot of difficult emotions. This social event from the CyPurr Collective hopes to provide a comfortable space to discuss these anxieties as well as current events in the digital world. Let’s build up our digital-agency and form a critical understand the tech encroaching on our lives. All while enjoying delicious tea and snacks, of course. https://cypurr.nyc

Black and Pink
Jun 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 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!