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Nov
21
Tue
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Nov 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: ursula.scherrer@gmail.com

Arousing. Authentic. Asarotica.: An intimate event with editor Asa Akira
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Come to get to know a whole new side of Asa Akira as she reads, signs, and discusses her new book, Asarotica, featuring twenty-two erotic short stories by some the industry’s best: Joanna Angel, Kayden Kross, and Nina Hartley, among others.

Original, authentic, eye opening, and arousing, Asarotica guarantees to “get you there,” and to inspire a whole new generation to seek out unexpected pleasures…in books or in the bedroom.

Nov
24
Fri
Book presentation: Cuarto azul (Blue room)
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Venezuelan writer Raquel Abend presents her second novel, Cuarto azul (Blue room), joined by Spanish writer Isabel Dominguez. Composed of migrations, uprooting, symbolic and very real violence – in debt to the Second World War – this fable registers diverse solitudes that will converge in an evanescent intimacy, mobilized by a desire and a nostalgia anchored in the fierce present of the narrative voice.

Nov
25
Sat
Ukulele for Social Change
Nov 25 @ 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.

Radical Transformational Leadership
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

In her book, Radical Transformational Leadership, Monica challenges the idea that systemic change can only come from analysts and policy makers. With a radical approach to thinking about leadership in today’s political and economic landscapes, Monica tackles real issues from an activist perspective, and examines including inequality and a financial system that works for very few.

Nov
26
Sun
Deep Yoga and Journaling
Nov 26 @ 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.

Black and Pink
Nov 26 @ 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!

Nov
27
Mon
Self-Defense Workshop with POP Gym
Nov 27 @ 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. Please sign up in advance on our eventbrite (although walk-ins are welcome!): http://popgym.eventbrite.com/?s=77790174

Nov
28
Tue
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Nov 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: ursula.scherrer@gmail.com

Overdose Prevention Training
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

This past year, overdoses have killed more New Yorkers than homicides and car-related accidents combined. These deaths can be prevented by simply administering Narcan, an opiate overdose reversal drug.
The training will cover how to reduce the risk of an overdose as well as how to recognize the signs of an overdose and how to reverse one. All attendees will receive Narcan kits to take home with them.

Nov
29
Wed
La Brujas Club Gathering
Nov 29 @ 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.

Nov
30
Thu
Women’s / Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike
Nov 30 @ 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.

Dec
1
Fri
Yoga and Breathwork
Dec 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

This hour long class includes a gentle hatha/vinyasa flow with a focus on breathwork and meditation to assist practitioners in going deeper into the body and mind. This inquiry will seek to create more flexibility and allow movement of energy to ultimately find more grounding and presence, in class and throughout the day.

Holiday Card Writing Party for Incarcerated Sex Workers
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Support Ho(s)e and accomplices for a brief teach-in on the criminalization of sex working people and the importance of building pen-pal relationships with folx inside. We will have holiday card writing supplies, but please bring your own supplies if you’d like! Our goal is to create beautiful and creative holiday themed cards for our friends inside.

Punishing Disease: HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Punishing Disease author and sociologist Trevor Hoppe (University at Albany) will join Robert Suttle (The Sero Project) and Linda Villarosa (CCNY Journalism Program) in a panel discussion on the use of outdated and poorly written criminal laws to punish people living with HIV—in many cases, for harmless behaviors such as spitting or biting. Steven Thrasher (The Guardian, NYU) will moderate. This event is free and open to the public.

Dec
2
Sat
Reading and Signing of Going to Wings: A Memoir About Late-Life Coming Out
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Going to Wings is the story of a woman’s late-life coming out and her struggle between sexuality, religion, family, and self. According to Peter Selgin, author of The Inventors, “Sandra Worsham combines a southern raconteur’s charm and candor with a social anthropologist’s objective awareness to tell the story of a woman’s second coming-of-age as a lesbian in a deeply conservative southern town. The result is a memoir both engaging and socially significant.”

Dec
3
Sun
Deep Yoga and Journaling
Dec 3 @ 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.

Feminist Book Club
Dec 3 @ 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
Dec 3 @ 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.

December book: Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

Strumpet 5 Launch Party
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Come celebrate the fifth issue of The Strumpet, a yearly magazine of comics by women from all over the world. Our current issue tells the Origin Stories of our creators’ favorite people, places and things – as well as some things they wish would just go away. Website: http://strumpetcomic.com Blog: http://strumpetcomic.blogspot.com/