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Sunday, September 28, 2014

OCTOBER EVENTS AT BLUESTOCKINGS

Thursday | October 2 | 7pm
Reading: “North Korea: State of Paranoia
With Paul French
Join Paul French as he reads from his remarkable and eye-opening book, taking readers inside the world’s most secretive country. He examines the history and politics of North Korea, Pyongyang’s complex relations with South Korea, Japan, and America. As an already unstable North Korea grows ever more unpredictable, antagonizing enemies and allies alike, North Korea: State of Paranoia, delivers a provocative and frightening account of a potentially explosive nuclear tripwire.
Saturday | October 4 | 2:30pm
Gotham Radical History Reading Group
Each month we discuss texts which challenge conventional notions of human affairs across time. We look to mind contemporary and past political-economic influences upon history and to ask where a historical understanding not divorced from our communities’ experiences, traditions and struggles might be found. The public is cordially invited to join us on the first Saturday of each month.
Sunday | October 5 | 2:30pm
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. We meet on the first Sunday of each month at 2:30 pm. This month we will be reading Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution by Sara Marcus. Email for more info: feministbookclubnyc@gmail.com.
Monday | October 6 | 7pm
Nirvana on Ninth Street
With Susan Sherman
Susan Sherman is joined by long time friend and neighbor Hettie Jones (How I Became Hettie Jones) to celebrate the launch of Susan’s new book of short fiction, Nirvana on Ninth Street, “a stunning evocation of the countercultural life of the East Village” which Anne Waldman has called “an affecting collection of stories of life on the Lower East Side.” Susan and Hettie will read from their work and chat about their neighborhood “then” and “now.”
Tuesday | October 7 | 9:30am
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Sherrer
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. For more information please contact Ursula Scherrer.
Wednesday | October 8 | 7pm
Feminist Icons: Johanna Fatemen and Kate Zambreno Discuss Andrea Dworkin and Kathy Acker
With Johanna Fateman and Kate Zambreno
To celebrate the launch of ICON, a new anthology edited by Amy Scholder, Johanna Fateman and Kate Zambreno will read from and discuss their essays which appear in the book.
Thursday | October 9 | 7pm
“Animal Crackers” Reading and Signing
With The Brothers Kraynak
“Animal Crackers” is a mix of art and poetry, a creative effort by the Brothers Kraynak about what it would be like if nature had the power to do to us what we have been doing to it. Come join us for a reading of Jeff’s poetry, an exhibit of Scott’s art, and the New York premier event to coincide with their booth at Comic Con.
Saturday | October 11 | 7pm
Reading: Curbside Splendor
With Erika Wurth and Susan Lanier
Chicago writers Susan Lanier and James Tadd Adcox read from their debut works from Curbside Splendor. Their work explores a host of shared topics, ranging from failed relationships, growing up, teenage pregnancy, death, and more
Sunday | October 12 | 12:30pm
Radical Educator Meetup
Join a group of educators engaged in inquiry of critical texts for a meetup and collaborative discussion of pedagogical values and practices. Please bring an article or an excerpt to contribute. This month we are reading Class Action. Please contact bluestockingsraded@gmail.com for more information.
Tuesday | October 7 | 9:30am
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Sherrer
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. For more information please contact Ursula Scherrer.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NY TIMES THIS WEEKEND


FROM THE ARTICLE:

"On Sept. 12th, Jennifer Whalen, a 39-year-old mother of three in the rural town of Washingtonville, Pa., went to jail to begin serving a 9-to-18-month sentence. Whalen’s crime was, in effect, ordering pills online that her older daughter took in the first several weeks of an unplanned pregnancy, when she was 16, to induce a miscarriage. The medication was a combination of mifepristone (formerly called RU-486) and misoprostol. The drugs have been available from a doctor with a prescription in the United States since 2000 and are used around the world to induce miscarriage."

Shared with you by Sara.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

TWO MOON ART HOUSE AND CAFE

Read about this cool Brooklyn establishment here.  

See their calendar here.

From the website:

About Two Moon

Two Moon is a neighborhood art gallery, music venue, film house, cafe and wine bar serving homemade baked goods, seasonal entrees and delicious La Colombe coffee. Two Moon's treats and coffees are perfectly paired with rotating visual art exhibits and live performances.
Come by and treat yourself!

Friday, September 19, 2014

SISTERHOOD SUMMIT

This year's Sisterhood Summit, "Treat Yo' Self: Healthy, Whole and Free Black Girls," is on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10am to 6pm in Lower Manhattan!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.

Shared with you by Sara.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WATCH

SHARED WITH YOU BY LAURA PEREZ
AND DOUG RADEZKY

I NEED FEMINISM BECAUSE...






I need feminism because men judge my natural hair and see me as non beautiful because my hair isn't straight. 













I need feminism so that my girls can do anything my boys can do.


I NEED FEMINISM BECAUSE...

Students in a  WST course (101 GA)  came up with the following answers to the question, "Who needs feminism?"


















Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

JOIN THE WSA

THE WOMEN STUDENT'S ASSOCIATION
FIRST MEETING
TUESDAY, 9/16
11:30 ROOM M222


ALL ARE WELCOME!

FOR MORE INFO, EMAIL SARA.HOSEY@NCC.EDU

Monday, September 1, 2014

Welcome Back

Sara's Tips for School Success

Congratulations if you're starting or returning to school this fall!  Here are some of my thoughts on steps you can take to make sure you have the best semester possible.  Perhaps you've heard all this before, but still, I think it bears repeating.

1.         Know thyself. Not a morning person?  Drop that Bio lab that starts at 7:45 am.  Can’t put the phone down?  Leave your phone in the car when you go to class.  Working full-time?  Maybe don’t attempt 15 credits.  Set yourself up for success this semester.

2.         Eat breakfast.  Nobody takes over the world on an empty stomach.

3.         Talk in class.  Participate as much as possible in every class possible.  Nothing makes the time go faster than listening to yourself talk.  If you are speaking up in your classes, you will never be bored.  And just as important: you probably have some good stuff to say.  You may not even know that until you raise your hand, but it’s true.  And you are probably a person worth hearing from. 

You have a right--an obligation even--to speak up, to share your ideas, perspectives, and opinions.

4.         Do the reading.  Just do it.  And if it’s hard, keep doing it.  The pain of reading something difficult is sometimes an indication that learning is happening. 

5.         Value your education.  You know, don’t you, that there are places in the world where girls aren’t allowed to go to school?  

Some classes will be boring and some will be hard; some might even seem like a waste of time.  But if you are female or a person of color or if you are not-rich, you might remember that women and men before you had to fight for your right to an education.

Good luck! And, if you have any tips you'd like to share, send them in!