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Feb
21
Tue
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Feb 21 @ 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: uscherrer@verizon.net

DIY Doula: Self-Care for Before, During, & After Your Abortion with The Doula Project
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join The Doula Project for a reading and discussion of their new zine, DIY Doula: Self-Care for Before, During, & After Your Abortion. Members of The Doula Project will share stories, tools, and resources that they have gathered through their work supporting people having abortions in clinics and hospitals in NYC. Open to those who have had abortions, those who want to support someone having an abortion, and anyone with an interest in reproductive justice.

Feb
22
Wed
“Listen,” Womyn Speak! Zine Release & Reading
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Womyn Speak! Is a creative Womyn’s Group that addresses personal experiences and issues within their community through performance and zine-making.

Feb
23
Thu
Women’s / Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike
Feb 23 @ 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.

Feb
24
Fri
Assassination of a Saint: The Plot to Murder Oscar Romero and the Investigation to Bring the Killers to Justice
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

On March 24, 1980, the assassination of El Salvador’s Archbishop Óscar Romero rocked that nation and the world. Despite the efforts of many in El Salvador and beyond, those responsible for Romero’s murder remained unpunished for their heinous crime. Assassination of a Saint is the thrilling story of an international team of lawyers, private investigators, and human-rights experts that fought to bring justice for the slain hero.

Feb
25
Sat
IT Skill Share
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Is your laptop or phone feeling kind of janky? Don’t give up and buy another, stop by to learn (or teach) ways to fix up or repurpose your tech! We can also help you secure your privacy by walking you through more technical setups. No question or problem is too small, so stop on by!

Mission: Building knowledge/skills in our community! Plus anticonsumerist/anticapitalist vibes that come with other DIY workshops.

Recapturing the Future: Beyond Trump
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Breaking the bubble: in an era of Trumpism, learn how social media is creating an atmosphere of algorithm consciousness, how data radicalizes you, what the alt-right is, and where the left should go next.

Feb
26
Sun
Ukulele for Social Change
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us every 2nd and 4th Sunday 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.

Feb
28
Tue
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Feb 28 @ 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: uscherrer@verizon.net

Mar
1
Wed
Bluestockings Education Project presents the Icarus Project Radical Mental Health Workshop Series: Explorations in Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation
Mar 1 @ 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

Mar
2
Thu
Comedy Cunt Collective
Mar 2 @ 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.

Mar
3
Fri
Patricia A. Smith & Kaylie Jones present The Year of Needy Girls
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join author Patricia A. Smith for the release of her debut novel The Year of Needy Girls. Patricia A. Smith will read a short excerpt from her novel; participate in a discussion with Kaylie Jones; answer questions; and sign books.

About The Year of Needy Girls: Bradley, Massachusetts, is in many ways a typical small New England town—the green, the churches, the bricked library. But a river divides Bradley in half—on one side, the East End: tight triple-deckers, Most Precious Blood parish, and the Brazilian immigrant community; and on the other, the West End: renovated Victorians,Brandywine Academy, families with last names as venerable as the Mayflower. Deirdre Murphy and her partner Sara Jane (SJ) Edmonds have just moved to the West End of Bradley, where Deirdre teaches French to girls at tony Brandywine Academy. A dedicated teacher from a working-class background, she is well loved by her students, and this particular fall, living for the first time in an open relationship with SJ, in their first house, should be her happiest yet. But the murder of ten-year-old Leo Rivera from the East End changes everything—for Deirdre and SJ, for the girls at Brandywine, and for all of Bradley. And when Deirdre is falsely accused of sexually molesting one of her students, the entire town erupts.

Mar
4
Sat
Krane Talks
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A platform and environment for discussions, ideas and proposals addressing the societal issues & dangers facing humanity. Specifically: racism & race relations, class warfare, war and humanitarian crisis overseas, income inequality, LGBT community and more.

NYC Feminist Zinefest – Zine Reading!
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Come by and hear from the latest & greatest of cool feminist-themed zines, from a flock of zinesters from near & far. Featured tonight are folks tabling at the NYC Feminist Zinefest, which is on Sunday, March 5th, at Barnard College.

Mar
5
Sun
Feminist Book Club
Mar 5 @ 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.

A Night with Kali: A Reading by Rita Banerjee
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Author and educator Rita Banerjee has published a new novella titled “A Night with Kali” in the anthology “Approaching Footsteps.” The novella tells of two people stuck in a cab during a monsoon in Kolkata and the tale the cab driver tells of a ghost he encountered when he was young. Mrs. Banerjee will read from her story and sign copies afterwards.

Mar
6
Mon
Whore School: Selling Sex
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Unlearn the idea that sexual energy is to be given for free. And that selling sex means you’re pockets are always full. Let’s unpack what is sex? Where are the best places to sell sex off & online local and globally? What are the laws governing our sexual bodies? All nasty women & the like, pros and novices welcome.

Mar
7
Tue
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Mar 7 @ 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: uscherrer@verizon.net

How to Colonize a City Without Even Trying: Tales from The Brooklyn Wars
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Brooklyn has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years, making it an icon of hipness worldwide while running roughshod over the residents who, in many cases, helped rebuild the borough in the first place. Author and journalist Neil deMause discusses The Brooklyn Wars, which details the winners and losers of battles between communities, developers, and city planners — and what, if anything, can be done to change the borough’s future.

Mar
8
Wed
Voices of a Woman
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Hybrid performance presentation with art, poetry and music coming together as an ensemble. The video footage of women’s shared and lived experiences discourse is narrative of international stories of expat women these will be punctuated with a poetry reading and fusion music is inspired from the artwork and they are all related to show the interrelated between different art forms this also talks about my field experiences punctuated with anecdotes. “Return of the bride” in My Soul on a Platter” is about gender based violence paraphrasing that human emotions are universal and woman’s rights are human rights. The poem centre around dowry and the Indian Patriarchal system. This event will be more of a fundraiser for the peacemode 365 project as we launch this international woman’s project on uniting women’s narratives all over the world. This is an interactive event hence your bookstore is the best space to transform spaces and engage book lovers.