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Feb
24
Sat
Ukulele for Social Change
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month to learn ukulele! All skill levels are welcome. We will teach folks how to play songs from different historic cultural and social movements. We will try to focus on music which is consistent with a vision of collective liberation and solidarity. The bookstore has one communal ukulele that anyone can use, but folks are encouraged to bring their own ukulele to the workshop. We will provide some supplementary materiel for practicing the music and studying its social significance. Some of the music we will look at includes the blues of Bessie Smith, Brazilian bossa nova, French goguettes, the nueva cancíon of Víctor Jara, and others. We do not know everything, but we will try to pass on what we do know, and to help you flourish as a musician and human.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/ukulele-for?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.4rmupqmv1a171lteljapc23ris&hs=121

Feb
25
Sun
Deep Yoga and Journaling
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

You are invited to join Sharyn Hahn’s Deep Yoga-Journaling experience.You will be led through some warm-up poses and a vinyasa flow as well as several short meditations, creative visualization, and intention-setting writing or sketching activities. You will leave feeling more flexible, relaxed, energized, with a mantra that you can carry with you throughout the week. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, and we do have some if you need to borrow one for the class. Also bring a journal and something to write with. We will be writing a few times during the class, and if you prefer to sketch or want to do both, that is awesome! Wear comfortable clothing, and feel free to bring a warm or cool drink to keep you hydrated (with a secure lid). All levels are welcome. If you have never done yoga you will be able to participate as well. Namaste.

For regular updates on weekly themes, follow the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Sharyn-Hahns-Fitness-Yoga-and-Mindfulness-for-All-1417061401925018/

Anarchists Care About Books, a book discussion series from the Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This monthly book discussion focuses on reading anarchist and radical left texts, alternating between fiction and non-fiction. These books are chosen by participants in advance. January’s book: The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin. February’s book: All about love by bell hooks.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/anarchists-care?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.7cjqvps8fhifjuc52ig31ng5l9&hs=121

Feb
26
Mon
Self-Defense Workshop with POP Gym
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Palm Heels for the people! Don’t get that joke? No worries! Come by this FREE workshop to learn some introductory skills that will keep you feeling safe. We’ll be covering the basics: stretching, conditioning, technique, and theory, with the hope that participants will leave with some super useful foundations that will aid them in the day-to-day. Mix that in with some sweat and some movement, and you’ll have an accessible and confidence-boosting good time for all. Whether you are a beginner, or someone with experience, come work it out with us!

Open to all ages! Participants should wear clothing in which they are comfortable stretching and sweating.

POP Gym is a new project, working towards opening a physical space in Brooklyn that offers free self-defense, fitness, and skill share classes 7 days a week. As we continue planning, we invite you to come by any of our events this summer! Our workshops have been described as, “fun”, “holistic” and “empowering”, and for any questions, comments, or inquiries for future workshops for you or your organizations, email us at info@popgym.org

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/popgym-self?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.5i9o2sbnak03l3498m5ls2kj85&hs=121

Feb
27
Tue
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Feb 27 @ 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

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/kundalini-yoga?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.pprcs77r99g6i75npfpl6vd0v4&hs=121

LGBTQ+ Socialist Mixer
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Mix and mingle with LGBTQ+ socialists and get to know the NYC Democratic Socialists of America’s Queer Caucus!

Feb
28
Wed
Diasporic Empowerment & Allyship Under the 45th: Documentary Screening & Discussion of Kanju
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join the live audio recording of the podcast, The Fragmented Whole, as we view and discuss the 2016 documentary, Kanju. Adapted from 2014 non-fiction novel, The Bright Continent, Nigerian-American author and journalist Dayo Olopade conceptualizes the Yoruba term ‘kanju,’ which loosely translates to doing more with less and thriving under adverse circumstances, to employ a more asset-based as opposed to deficit-based framework for viewing Africa.
 
All who aim to respectfully listen, learn, contribute, and/or engage in healthy dialogue are welcome. 

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/diasporic?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.1cfd62cv010mchc2c2nfhchqrq&hs=121

Mar
1
Thu
How Mamas Love Their Babies: A Panel on Motherhood and Sex Work
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join Feminist Press at Bluestockings for a panel discussion on sex work and motherhood to celebrate the release of How Mamas Love Their Babies. Author Juniper Fitzgerald and illustrator Elise Peterson will be joined by activists and writers Sydney Seifert, Akynos, Shy Blunt, Kymberly Cutter, Johanna Robin Hand, and PJ Starr.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/how-mamas-love?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.7vkokokk8td2p1ea7f1rlfg4is&hs=121

Mar
3
Sat
Nic’s Birthday Poetry Extravaganza
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Nic Rasmussen (@poetrybynic) celebrates their birthday by screaming their insecurities into a microphone. It’ll be an emotional night where we can all reflect in a supportive environment. Mic will be open for a short amount of time. Contact us at poetrybynic@gmail.com if you’re interested!

Mar
4
Sun
Deep Yoga and Journaling
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

You are invited to join Sharyn Hahn’s Deep Yoga-Journaling experience.You will be led through some warm-up poses and a vinyasa flow as well as several short meditations, creative visualization, and intention-setting writing or sketching activities. You will leave feeling more flexible, relaxed, energized, with a mantra that you can carry with you throughout the week. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, and we do have some if you need to borrow one for the class. Also bring a journal and something to write with. We will be writing a few times during the class, and if you prefer to sketch or want to do both, that is awesome! Wear comfortable clothing, and feel free to bring a warm or cool drink to keep you hydrated (with a secure lid). All levels are welcome. If you have never done yoga you will be able to participate as well. Namaste.

For regular updates on weekly themes, follow the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Sharyn-Hahns-Fitness-Yoga-and-Mindfulness-for-All-1417061401925018/

Feminist Book Club
Mar 4 @ 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.

March’s book: Reset by Ellen Pao

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/feminist-book?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.qshke3n2f8sf3u3tkosa3npeos&hs=121

Mapping Gender-Neutral Restrooms with Free Software
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

OpenStreetMap (https://openstreetmap.org/about) is a free and open-source, worldwide mapping project that was started in 2004. Since
then, it has become a powerful, community-driven resource for people to
share information about their immediate vicinity. Join us for a conversational workshop on how to utilize this free software tool to create publicly available, communally editable maps of gender-neutral restrooms, accessible venues, queer friendly spaces, and other necessary resources.

Mar
5
Mon
Death Cafe
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Death Cafe is a place to wonder together about the mystery and meaning of life and to discuss death comfortably and openly, a free-wheeling, self-facilitated conversation around death and dying, inevitably touching upon life and living. Death Cafe is not a bereavement group. Snacks will be provided and as a thank you to Bluestockings participants are encouraged to enjoy a beverage from the Bluestockings Cafe. The first Death Cafe was held in London in 2011. Depending on the number of people that participate, you will meet in groups of 3-4 and talk about whatever compels you about death and dying. It is asked that people participate with an open mind and spirit, respect all points of view, and speak and listen with no agenda, objective, or themes.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/death-cafe?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.23fnsto8r5vf5a6i4afchqt024&hs=121

Mar
7
Wed
Bluestockings Education Project presents the Icarus Project Radical Mental Health Workshop Series: Explorations in Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation
Mar 7 @ 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 Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/icarus-project?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.bssnnc7kcbk4lv128v05a83jcs&hs=121

Mar
8
Thu
Anarchx Feminist Monthly Meeting
Mar 8 @ 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

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/anarchx?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.72lmkmc0jg306mrkd16gsp1ng3&hs=121

Mar
9
Fri
La Brujas Club Gathering
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

La Brujas Club is a mystical society that empowers women. We believe in the power of intuition and bringing women of all backgrounds together under one room to share literature and connect on a spiritual level.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/la-brujas?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.428dnv0afslkntlmc75b815k38&hs=121

Mar
10
Sat
Off the Binary
Mar 10 @ 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.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/off-the-binary?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.cu45uhg7ame5cedq5ijoeg9oeo&hs=121

Ukulele for Social Change
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month to learn ukulele! All skill levels are welcome. We will teach folks how to play songs from different historic cultural and social movements. We will try to focus on music which is consistent with a vision of collective liberation and solidarity. The bookstore has one communal ukulele that anyone can use, but folks are encouraged to bring their own ukulele to the workshop. We will provide some supplementary materiel for practicing the music and studying its social significance. Some of the music we will look at includes the blues of Bessie Smith, Brazilian bossa nova, French goguettes, the nueva cancíon of Víctor Jara, and others. We do not know everything, but we will try to pass on what we do know, and to help you flourish as a musician and human.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/ukulele-for?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.4rmupqmv1a171lteljapc23ris&hs=121

Mar
11
Sun
Deep Yoga and Journaling
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

You are invited to join Sharyn Hahn’s Deep Yoga-Journaling experience.You will be led through some warm-up poses and a vinyasa flow as well as several short meditations, creative visualization, and intention-setting writing or sketching activities. You will leave feeling more flexible, relaxed, energized, with a mantra that you can carry with you throughout the week. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, and we do have some if you need to borrow one for the class. Also bring a journal and something to write with. We will be writing a few times during the class, and if you prefer to sketch or want to do both, that is awesome! Wear comfortable clothing, and feel free to bring a warm or cool drink to keep you hydrated (with a secure lid). All levels are welcome. If you have never done yoga you will be able to participate as well. Namaste.

For regular updates on weekly themes, follow the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Sharyn-Hahns-Fitness-Yoga-and-Mindfulness-for-All-1417061401925018/

Radical Educators Book Club
Mar 11 @ 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.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/radical?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ._60skcchm6ko4cb9o6t2j0b9k8h1k4ba16oojib9k64p3ce1m84o30gpl6g&hs=121