Bluestockings hosts many book clubs, support groups, classes, and social get-togethers! Here you can find a directory of our usual events.
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- Feminist Book Club
- Queer Book Club
- Red Light Reader
- Radical Educators Book Club
- Anarchists Care About Books
- Radical YA Book Club
Health and Wellness
- Off the Binary
- Too Young to Be Sick: A Chronic Pain and Illness Support Group
- The Icarus Project: Radical mental health workshop series
- Deep Yoga and Journaling
- Self Defense Workshops With Pop Gym
- Get On The Stage Open Mic
- La Brujas Club Gathering
- Letter Writing with Black and Pink
Feminist Book Club
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 email@example.com.
Queer Book Club
The Queer Book Club is a Book Club for members of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies who want to read and discuss fiction and non-fiction books that focus on LGBTQIA+ characters and history.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the email list or for any questions.
Red Light Reader
UPCOMING BOOK: Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights by Juno Mac and Molly Smith (June and July)
Red Light Reader is a book club that seeks to create a safe space for sex workers and allies. We seek to facilitate dialogue about sex worker rights, and its intersections with technology, race, migration, labor, LGBTQ+ and women’s rights. Contact us is via website or twitter!
Radical Educators Book Club
UPCOMING BOOK: Lies My Teacher Told Me, by James W. Loewen (May and June)
Join a group of educators engaged in inquiry of critical texts for a meetup and collaborative discussion of pedagogical values and practices.
Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Anarchists Care About Books
UPCOMING BOOKS: June 23, News From Nowhere by William Morris, July 28, People In Trouble by Sarah Schulman
A book discussion series from the Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council.
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.
Radical YA Book Club
Radical YA Bookclub is a group for teens and adults who want to explore and discuss radical,
intersectional, queer, and feminist lit. Come read books they don’t teach in school, discuss new ideas and meet other people interested in exploring radical literature. Selections will be voted on by club members and will cover and can include books not traditionally considered YA. For more information or for accessibility questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Health and Wellness
Off The Binary
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.
Too Young to Be Sick
This is a peer mediated support group for people age 15-35 who experience chronic pain or live with chronic illness. We provide a place to discuss the complexities of being a young person with a serious medical issue, as well as offer support, resources and strategies. This group is open to all illnesses and conditions, diagnosed or undiagnosed, and all levels of ability.
For more information or for accessibility questions contact email@example.com
The Icarus Project
The Icarus Project NYC is a local chapter of 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.
Deep Yoga and Journaling
Sharyn Hahn is a certified RYT-250 yoga teacher. She will be teaching a Deep Yoga class, which is for all levels of experience. Expect some meditation, positive affirmations, stretching, vinyasa flow, and a peaceful rest at the end. We begin with a short meditation, setting an intention for our practice, and then do some easy stretching and warm-up poses. We move into the Sun Salutation and warrior poses, and add onto our flow from there. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.
The class begins at 9:30 am and runs for an hour to and an hour and fifteen, depending on how we all are feeling. If you have any questions, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Self Defense Workshops With Pop Gym
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 email@example.com. Please sign up in advance on our eventbrite (although walk-ins are welcome!): http://popgym.eventbrite.com/?s=77790174
Other Cool Stuff!
Get On The Stage Open Mic
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 between 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.