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Jun
19
Tue
La Brujas Club Gathering
Jun 19 @ 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://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/la-brujas?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.365ntmcvp4akocm5om6qo95ms0&hs=121

Jun
20
Wed
Social Justice Tours: Trump Tour
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

NOTE: THIS EVENT DOES NOT TAKE PLACE AT BLUESTOCKINGS!

Within the midtown area we are able to get the full spectrum of the Trump story and his rise to power. The tour will focus on three main things. The first is looking into the man himself and his history. He is well connected with organized crime, illicit activity and corrupt dealings, and looking into his history in New York gives us a window into that. The second is how he, as a symbol for real estate at large, has massively changed New York’s built environment to cater to a billionaire class at the expense of working New Yorkers. The third, potentially most important, is looking at the systemic nature of Trump’s rise in New York. What Trump has done is about a lot more than the single individual, and by looking at the agencies, actors and government institutions that have supported his rise, we can come away with a larger societal understanding of justice in our country.
Sign up at www.socialjusticetours.com

Poly Chai – Sober Mixer
Jun 20 @ 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.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/events?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.35uegfombq1b1eau21v1753qtj&hs=121

Jun
21
Thu
Comedy Cunt Collective
Jun 21 @ 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.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/comedy-cunt?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.3sfk0vs8ljaa3cnghmgonndvc3&hs=121

Jun
24
Sun
Deep Yoga and Journaling
Jun 24 @ 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/

Social Justice Tours: Environmental Justice in Gowanus
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

NOTE: THIS EVENT DOES NOT TAKE PLACE AT BLUESTOCKINGS!

Gowanus is an intensely contaminated community that is simultaneously undergoing multiple processes of environmental remediation and gentrification. The tour will explore these dynamics and the challenges and opportunities posed by the Gowanus Canal Superfund Clean Up, the rapid disappearance of commercial establishments and services that are affordable to low and moderate-income households and the recently announced housing authority plan to build market-rate apartments at Wyckoff Gardens. You will also learn about the Turning the Tide initiative, a multi-neighborhood effort that focuses on building social and environmental resiliency in five Brooklyn public housing developments in the face of climate change.
Sign up at www.socialjusticetours.com

Social Justice Tours: Gentrification In Williamsburg
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

NOTE: THIS EVENT DOES NOT TAKE PLACE AT BLUESTOCKINGS!

This two hour long tour of Williamsburg highlights two main themes: Gentrification and Environmental Justice. Williamsburg offers an extreme example of both of these broader themes, and thus makes a very interesting case-study neighborhood in which to delve into these issues. The roots of gentrification and the detailed history of the cause of such rapid change will be covered in depth. This tour gives participants detailed information that will enable them to understand the topic of gentrification, why it is happening, its history, who benefits, and what is driving it. The same is true of the backstory of the environmental justice movement in the area.
Sign up at www.socialjusticetours.com

Anarchists Care About Books, a book discussion series from the Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council
Jun 24 @ 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. June’s reading: Emergent Strategy Adrienne M. Brown

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/anarchists-care?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.1m7624nedvclmvc7jepmrbh9o2&hs=121

Social Justice Tours: People’s History of Lower Manhattan
Jun 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

NOTE: THIS EVENT DOES NOT TAKE PLACE AT BLUESTOCKINGS!

Lower Manhattan is the foundation of western society in New York. Yet, the vast majority of New York history is non western. We start the tour with an overview of Indigenous history in NYC. We then move on to walk through slave history of New York, checking out a former slave market, the burial ground, and a stop on the underground railroad. We then move on to discuss wall street corruption, with a particular emphasis on what happened in the 2008 financial crisis.
Sign up at www.socialjusticetours.com

Book Launch for Thaddeus Rutkowski’s Border Crossings
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Thaddeus Rutkowski introduces Border Crossings, his first full-length collection of poetry. The “crossings” of the title are both geographical and psychological. In some of the poems, the speaker travels from one country to another. In others, he moves from one state of mind to another. His topics are his rural childhood and Asian heritage, his adult life in New York City, and his relation (throughout his journeys) to people, animals and nature.

Jun
25
Mon
The Hookup NYC
Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sex Education is our kink. Come talk to folks from Hetrick-Martin Institute and let us give you the hook up to PrEP, testing and other sexual health services. Free condoms will be available on-site. 

Get On the Stage
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Get On the Stage is an open mic based around uplifting and centering the voices of Queer/Trans People of Color, Trans, Two Spirit, Gender Non-Conforming, Non-Binary, Intersex and anyone who falls under these labels . Speakers can bring poems, prose, music, stand-up and spoken word of any kind. Cis white queer folks are prohibited from participating but are encouraged to attend to support and help boost the voices of marginalized speakers.

Jun
26
Tue
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 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://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/bluestockings.com/kundalini-yoga?hceid=Ymx1ZXN0b2NraW5ncy5jb21fdWNyY2IzNGpuMzFlN2xkamFubjNzYXQ5bDRAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.6tsb8nskpmie38hs1keternajc&hs=121

Shameless: A Pride Reading
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Melissa Febos curates her annual Pride reading to share shameless stories of sex, love, rebellion, redemption, and pride, featuring: Donika Kelly, Andrea Lawler, t’ai freedom ford, Jordy Rosenberg, & T Kira Madden.

Jun
27
Wed
Social Justice Tours: Trump Tour
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

NOTE: THIS EVENT DOES NOT TAKE PLACE AT BLUESTOCKINGS!

Within the midtown area we are able to get the full spectrum of the Trump story and his rise to power. The tour will focus on three main things. The first is looking into the man himself and his history. He is well connected with organized crime, illicit activity and corrupt dealings, and looking into his history in New York gives us a window into that. The second is how he, as a symbol for real estate at large, has massively changed New York’s built environment to cater to a billionaire class at the expense of working New Yorkers. The third, potentially most important, is looking at the systemic nature of Trump’s rise in New York. What Trump has done is about a lot more than the single individual, and by looking at the agencies, actors and government institutions that have supported his rise, we can come away with a larger societal understanding of justice in our country.
Sign up at www.socialjusticetours.com