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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

THE ONION


SHARED WITH YOU BY JESS RAO.


RESOLUTIONS FOR A FEMINIST 2015, BY SARA

I like Bustle's "5 New Year's Resolutions for Feminists, Because 2015 Is Going to Be Our Best Year Yet," especially "Resolution 3: Make an effort to seek out women’s creative and cultural products. And when you find them and like them, support them." The only way we can show that we believe all people's--including women's--stories and work and experiences are valuable is by actually valuing them as consumers, critics, and fans.

My personal feminist resolution is to spend more time becoming politically involved in the movement to create access to affordable and excellent childcare for all the parents who want it. I've personally and professionally benefitted--as has my entire family--from having an amazing childcare center available to me on campus. I want all parents, not just those lucky enough to work at a college that provides this service, to have this as an option.



What's your feminist resolution for 2015?





Image via bustle.com

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


SHARED WITH YOU BY ASHLEY RUEDA.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD ACTION DAY, 1/26

Get on the Bus to Albany for Day of Action 2015!
Bus leaves from PPNYC at 26 Bleecker Street in NYC and heads to Empire State Plaza: Legislative Office Building in Albany
We're heading up to Albany to advocate for reproductive health, rights, and justice!
 Join us for our annual Day of Action and help kickoff the 2015 New York State Legislative Session
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Monday, January 26, 2015
As our state representatives start their work, we'll be there to greet them and make sure they know that issues such asFamily Planning Funding, Reproductive Health Care Access, and Paid Family Leave must be a priority in 2015Join us for lobby visits, hear directly from top decision makers in the state, attend educational workshops, and meet other activists from across NY! 
Upon receipt of your RSVP, you will receive a confirmation email in the following days with further details.
Please consider your RSVP as a commitment to attend and a reservation for bus travel. If you have questions or special needs, please contact us at activists@ppnyc.org or call (212) 274-7224.

To prep for our day together in Albany, we will hold an optional Lobby Day 101 Training on Wednesday, January 21 from 6:30-8pm at 26 Bleecker Street. We'll cover the basics of lobbying, review the priority issues we'll be discussing with legislators, and answer any questions you have about the day. Dinner will be provided. When completing your RSVP, please let us know if you will be attending the training.
Date: 
Time: 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Address:
Our bus leaves from PPNYC's office located at 26 Bleecker Street
Subway: 6 to Bleecker or BDFM to Broadway/Lafayette
New York, NY 10012

Monday, December 22, 2014

IT'S NOT TOO LATE! SIGN UP FOR WST TODAY!


TAKE
WOMEN'S STUDIES THIS SPRING


 
4 COURSE OFFERINGS:
WST 101: INTRO TO WOMEN’S STUDIES
MANY SECTIONS AVAILABLE, INCLUDING ONLINE AND EVENING


WST 105: GENDER IN POPULAR CULTURE
WST 105 KA MEETS TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS 1-2:15



WST 110: THE GODDESS IN WORLD RELIGIONS
MEETS TUESDAYS 10:00 AND FRIDAYS 9:30



WST 201: WOMEN’S ISSUES IN GLOBAL CONTEXT
MEETS MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS 12:30


Women’s Studies is for everybody.


Try one for yourself.


For more info, contact Sara.hosey@ncc.edu

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

ANOTHER RESPONSE TO JEFF KEMP

By Israel Jack     


            The speech that was given by Mr. Kemp in class was a very interesting and motivated one. There were so many topics that were touched and it meant even more because it was coming from someone who’s been in the real world filled with lots of corruption, which was life in the NFL. He says he’s witnessed a lot of things like other athletes in foul/abusive relationships, players getting away with bad things just because of their professional status. He explained some ways that some males feel overly dominant over females and how that is the wrong way of thinking. He mentions how men are strong individuals but most are to selfish with their strength and only use it for their own advantages, which is wrong. He said that when a man realizes that the purpose of his strength is to protect the people that he loves like wife and kids, that is when he truly becomes a man. I completely agree with that because I see selfish men everywhere and they think that using the strength to their own advantage makes them a man. Another analogy he used that I really liked was when he said that relationships and marriages should be treated as a business. Both sides of the relationship should be trying to make their best investments instead of thinking selfishly. That is the only way that anything will prosper. In all I believe his speech was very beneficial and gave facts that I can always carry with me forever.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

RESPONSE TO JEFF KEMP'S VISIT


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
by Christopher Banks

Domestic violence is a pattern of behaviors which involves violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic context such as in marriage or cohabitation. Other terms on domestic violence include inmate partner violence, battering, relationship abuse, spousal abuse or family violence. Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone regardless of gender, race, and ethnicity, sexual orientation. Men, women and children can be victims of domestic violence men are victims of nearly 3 million physical assaults in the United States. 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during their life time more than 60 percent of domestic violence incidence happens at home women at the age of 20 to 24 are at greater risk of becoming victims of domestic violence 1 in 3 homicide victims are murdered by her current or former partner every year. Domestic violence is one the most gruesome thing that occurs in America most it one of the biggest problems in America and it lead to tragic causes like murder, depression, suicide. More than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes every year and it emotionally damage the child and children who live in homes where there is domestic violence suffer abuse or neglect at high rate thirty percent to sixty percent.                                                                                                                                                                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr8_vU00bXM&feature=player_detailpage                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
My grandmother on  my father’s side was a victim of domestic violence.  She met and fell in love with a man by the name of Leon Barns.  Leon who was several years her senior, Evelyn accepted Leon’s proposal of marriage, even though it was against her father’s wishes. To this union two children were born. Gary Leon and Debra Catherine. Gary was born very fair skinned, and Deborah very dark, Leon always had doubts that Gary was his child. And would often express this verbally and physically when drinking. Evelyn would do all she could to reassure him that this was just a figment of his imagination that was fueled by alcohol, and depression for the scarcity of him not being able to find a job to support his family. But after a while there was nothing she could do to convenience him. She tried moving back home to her parents home, but her father would have nothing to do with her being that she disobeyed him in the first place by marrying him. The abuse continued, until it became apparent that if she stayed in this marriage that he would kill her and the children. One night after a drinking binge, my grandmother (Evelyn) found that it was now, or never. She packed everything she had, and she and the children made an escape. Finding herself in basement across town, that would often flood when it would rain, and would cause rats to enter in. In fear that she and her children would get bit, she would climb on top of the dresser, taking cat naps with the lights on. This would continue for week’s until she reconnected with a childhood cousin named  Naomi Norman, Naomi  took her and the children in to live with her in East New York, and because of this one kind selfless  act of love, it allowed My grandmother to finish college, become an R.N, and provide for her children. I shared this story to whoever is going through a domestic violence relationship that it’s never too late to get out of an abusive relationship or speak about it report it to the police.                                                                                                                                                               

Monday, December 8, 2014

WSA EVENT ON THURSDAY

SCREENING OF "THE PUNK SINGER"
 
 
WHERE: 351 HARMON AVE, UPSTAIRS
WHEN: THURSDAY 12/11, 11:30, CLUB HOUR
 
FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT SARA.HOSEY@NCC.EDU
 

Nicole Lenzen, a Brooklyn-based designer, is doing an event at the month-long collaborative pop-up space supporting designers in an offline setting. It is produced by Young & Able, an alternative multi-brand retail platform devoted to sharing emerging
designers and their stories.

Drinks are sponsored by Maven Cocktails and food will be provided. Come
hang out and check out awesome locally designed products!


Holiday Style Event and Trunk Show at Young & Able Series!
Featuring: Nicole Lenzen * Abby Carnevale Jewelry * Sara Jessica Berman

Date: Tuesday, December 9th

Time: 6:30-8:30pm (Trunk Show)

7:00-7:30pm (Style Talk)

Location: Series by Young & Able 345 Broome St. NY, NY 10013

RSVP: http://bit.ly/HolidayTrunkShowRSVP

Try on and shop for holiday dresses by Nicole Lenzen and jewelry by Abby
Carnevale and meet the designers to learn more about their collections.

Get there by 7pm for a special styling talk from fashion blogger and
personal stylist Sara Jessica Berman who will be giving out three
customized style advice sessions at the event.


All Series designer items will be 10% off exclusively during the event.


More info here.

Monday, December 1, 2014

UPCOMING EVENTS AT BLUESTOCKINGS

Monday | December 1 | 7pm
#GrowFierce: Series
#GrowFierce is a poetic showcase featuring New York-based emerging women poets. Springing from the Digging Deep, Facing Self writing course to light up the stage, these alumni women weave moving narratives of star dust, open veins, blossoming gardens, poetic switch blades, roller skates and prophetic tea leaves.

Tuesday | December 2 | 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.

Tuesday | December 2 | 7pm
Maya Schenwar and Marshall “Eddie” Conway: Locked Down, Locked Out Book Launch!
With Maya Schenwar and Marshall “Eddie” Conway

Author Maya Schenwar will read from her recently released book (Locked Down, Locked Out) and discuss the impact of prison on families and communities–and how people around the country are taking action to create a world beyond prison. Marshall “Eddie” Conway, former Black Panther and author of the recently rereleased Marshall Law, will speak about his time behind bars, FBI surveillance, and political action in prison.

Wednesday | December 3 | 7pm
Snidelines: Talking Trash to Power With Susie Day

Prepare yourself, as Susie Day launches SNIDELINES: TALKING TRASH TO POWER. These satirical essays lend a perverse morality to an increasingly amoral world. Join us for readings from the book – including a dramatic rendition of an utterly irreverent play. General discussion, fine-art auction, impassioned speeches to follow – with all the accoutrements of Lower East Side genteel bohemia. Also, bring paperback dictionaries (English or Spanish) to donate to BOOKS THROUGH BARS, dedicated to getting books to prisoners.

Saturday | December 6 | 2pm
Ukulele Workshop
Come learn how to play the Ukulele, or have fun learning new radical folk songs, collaborating and co-learning with other ukulele players at this workshop facilitated Bluestockings volunteer and ukulele aficionado Daniel Lightfoot. Open to all levels from beginner to ukulele master. Please bring a ukulele if you have one, but if you don’t that is okay too. We will continue to meet the last sat of every month. This workshop is part of a new series of events, workshops, and classes coordinated by the Bluestockings Education Project.

Saturday | December 6 | 7pm
Selling Our Death Masks: Cash-for-Gold in the Age of Austerity
With Yesenia Barragan
Activist, historian, and writer Yesenia Barragan will read from her new book “Selling Our Death Masks: Cash-for-Gold in the Age of Austerity” (Zero Books, 2014): a radical historical ethnography on the meaning of a fundamentally new physical landscape of our age of austerity: cash-for-gold shops that numerically exploded in the wake of the worst economic crisis of our times.

Wednesday | December 10 | 7pm
Bluestockings Education Project presents the Icarus Project Radical Mental Health Series Mad Maps: Paths to Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation
Mad Maps are documents that we create for ourselves as reminders of our goals, what is important to us, our personal signs of struggle and our strategies for self-determined well-being. Though originally inspired by the idea of Advanced Directives (legal documents to share with doctors and friends in the event of being hospitalized), over time this idea has evolved further to include a transformative element: how do we move beyond adapting and coping, toward actually changing the world that we live in? By creating documents that help us to explore our mad gifts and better understand and get through tough times, we are able to re-envision the boundaries of our individual and collective potential. Tonight’s event also coincides with Icarus Project co-founder, Sascha Altman DuBrul’s 40th birthday. Happy Birthday Sascha!!!

Check out Bluestockings’ Safer Space Policy for guidelines on how to help Bluestockings be a supportive environment during events and at all times.

More info here.

Shared with you by Sara