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Jul
26
Wed
Kristen Lepionka Discusses her Debut Novel, The Last Place You Look
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Debut author, Kristen Lepionka, discusses her debut novel, The Last Place You Look. The first in a series, THE LAST PLACE YOU LOOK introduces bi P.I., Roxane Weary, who is still reeling from the recent death of her cop father in the line of duty. But Roxane finds herself drawn in to her latest case, the disappearance of a beautiful blond teenager from suburban Ohio, especially when she links the disappearance to one of her father’s unsolved murder cases involving another teen girl.

Jul
27
Thu
New Voices Reading Series
Jul 27 @ 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.

Women’s / Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike
Jul 27 @ 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.

Jul
28
Fri
Elizeya Quate’s The Face of Our Town
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Social media addiction and millennial romance cross with electric fury in this collection of interconnected stories about dysphoric interconnectedness.

Jul
29
Sat
Community Rise Up: Bystander Intervention Training with Hollaback!
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

We at Hollaback are eager to share our bystander intervention training with a public invested in community building and culture change. Hollaback has worked for years on issues of sexual harassment and has long been at the forefront of nonviolent interventions to public harassment from cat calls to assault. In recent years we have included public harassment (including hate crimes) under the umbrella of our offerings as trainers. This July, we will facilitate training that provides reflective strategies to assess your environment, deescalate and find organic points of engagement including the 5 D’s of Bystander Intervention℠. We encourage you to attend an in-person training this summer, offered FREE and OPEN to the public at Bluestockings on July 29th! We ask that you register here in advance: communityriseup.eventbrite.com, but walk-ins are welcome!

Jul
31
Mon
In Defense of Revolutionary Struggle: A book presentation and community discussion @ Defense of Revolutionary Struggle: A book presentation and community discussion
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Please join us for a community discussion about strengthening our
struggles for liberation when facing criminal charges. This presentation
and discussion are based on the ideas in the recently published book, A
Tilted Guide to Being a Defendant. The Tilted Scales Collective is
excited to bring you this comprehensive guide about facing charges in
the criminal legal system. Rather than being a how-to guide, this book
offers a way of thinking about criminal charges that is based on
defendants’ goals: personal, political, and legal. And these goals are
framed with this question in mind: “How is my case part of revolutionary
struggle?”

Aug
1
Tue
Apprenticed to Venus: My Secret Life with Anaïs Nin by Tristine Rainer
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

In 1962, eighteen-year-old Tristine Rainer was sent on an errand to Anaïs Nin’s West Village apartment. The chance meeting would change the course of her life and begin her years as Anaïs’s accomplice. An intimate look at the intricacies―and risks―of the female mentor-protégé relationship, Tristine Rainer’s Apprenticed to Venus stories her deep friendship with a pivotal historical figure.

Aug
2
Wed
Bluestockings Education Project presents the Icarus Project Radical Mental Health Workshop Series: Explorations in Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation
Aug 2 @ 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

Aug
6
Sun
Black and Pink
Aug 6 @ 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!

Feminist Book Club
Aug 6 @ 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.

Feminist Book Club
Aug 6 @ 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.

August’s book is H Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness by Jill Filipovic

Aug
7
Mon
La Brujas Club Gathering
Aug 7 @ 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.

Aug
10
Thu
Queer Anarchx Feministx
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The MACC Queer AnFem study/reading group (a working group within MACC AnFem Caucus) meets at Bluestockings and The Base. The intention of this group is to create a regular group of queer-anarko-feminists, interested in meeting to read, write, and create texts and criticism about issues relevant to the anarchx-queer-feministx community. In each three month process, we will choose a topic we are interested in and study, analyze, and write in a collective creative process. The current topic is: New configurations of family: non-oppressive relationships of love and care.

Aug
12
Sat
Off the Binary
Aug 12 @ 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.

Aug
13
Sun
Radical Educators Book Club
Aug 13 @ 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.

Aug
14
Mon
Eros and Revolution: The Critical Philosophy of Herbert Marcuse
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

In Eros and Revolution, Javier Sethness Castro presents an updated biography of the
world-renowned critical theorist Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979). Investigating the development of Marcuse’s dialectical approach vis-à-vis Hegel, Marx, Fourier, Heidegger, Freud, and the Frankfurt School figures, the author chronicles Marcuse’s activism in favor of anti-capitalism, anti-fascism, and anti-authoritarianism together with the philosopher’s revindication of global libertarian-socialist revolution. The author will also contemplate Marcuse’s relevance to contemporary struggle with regard to ecology, feminism, and anarchism.

Aug
16
Wed
Examen de conciencia
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

This book talk will be primarily a Spanish language event. // La lectura y comentarios sobre el libro serán en español, principalmente.

Examen de Conciencia es una colección de 31 relatos protagonizados por mujeres en diversas etapas de la vida y diferentes estatus sociales. Deberán afrontar las dificultades de una sociedad patriarcal y represiva que influirá en su manera de comportarse. Pero algunas lucharán y saldrán a flote a pesar de las adversidades. Las historias van desde la tragedia hasta la comedia. Los temas que tratan son variados y generan un universo de complejidades femeninas. Examen de Conciencia es un libro que tocará los corazones de todos los lectores.

En la mayoría de las historias de Examen de Conciencia, existe un conflicto que debe resolver su protagonista. Salud García Romero ha querido que sean valientes y lo afronten desde la libertad: bien para asumirlo, rechazarlo o vengarse… Pero ya sabemos que la libertad no es más que una opción. O ninguna, demasiadas veces. Quienes escribimos, no por el éxito, sino por el disfrute, tenemos la suerte de dotar a nuestros personajes de la facultad de elección, conscientes de que fuera de los libros, hay demasiadas mujeres que no pueden elegir.

Aug
18
Fri
Haiti Will Not Perish: A Recent History
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

In a moving and detailed history, Michael Deibert, who has spent two decades reporting on Haiti, chronicles the heroic struggles of Haitians to build their longed-for country in the face of overwhelming odds. Based on years of interviews with Haitian political leaders, international diplomats, peasant advocates, gang leaders, and hundreds of ordinary Haitians, Deibert’s book provides a vivid, complex, and challenging analysis of Haiti’s recent history.

Aug
19
Sat
Poly Chai – Sober Mixer
Aug 19 @ 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.

Aug
20
Sun
Feminist Discussion of Masculinity
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Forum for Feminist Discussion of Masculinity is a safe space to discuss the gendered expectations placed on men and boys in a patriarchal society, and how these have affected, and continue to affect, all of us. The forum is open to all, inclusive of gender and level of knowledge of the subject matter. Each month, we will discuss a theme, which will be posted in the facebook group -www.facebook.com/groups/feministdiscussionofmasculinity/