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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Christopher & Banks Nominate an Amazing Woman & Win A $75 Gift Card!

We all know amazing women in our lives. Whether she is your mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, or best friend, there is a special woman in your life who makes you stronger and inspired to live your life to the fullest.   

Have you ever nominated that special woman in your life to be acknowledged for all that she does? 

If not, now you can with the Christopher and Banks Amazing Women Contest.  



Enter the contest to win a $75 Gift Card HERE!  

XOXO 

Natasha

 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

BY LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON

Shared with you by Sara.

This funny and smart children's book tells the story of how activist, writer, and editor Sarah Josepha Hale lobbied presidents for SEVERAL DECADES in order to have Thanksgiving declared a national holiday.



It's worth reading to a kid in your life!


Monday, November 23, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

TAKE WOMEN'S STUDIES THIS SPRING!


WE OFFER MANY SECTIONS OF WST 101, INCLUDING ONLINE AND EVENING.
THIS SPRING, WE ARE ALSO OFFERING WST 105, "GENDER AND POPULAR CULTURE," WST 110 "THE GODDESS IN WORLD RELIGIONS" (DAY AND EVENING SECTIONS AVAILABLE) AND WST 201 "GLOBAL CONTEXTS"

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

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

UPCOMING EVENTS AT BLUESTOCKINGS

Bookclubs

Feminist Bookclub
First Sunday of the month, 2:30 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.
Radical Educators Bookclub
Second Sunday of the month, 12:30 pm
Join a group of educators engaged in inquiry of critical texts for a meetup and collaborative discussion of pedagogical values and practices. Please contact bluestockingsraded@gmail.com for more information.

Regular Events

Feminist Discussion of MasculinityThird Sunday of the month, 1 pm
The Forum for Feminist Discussion of Masculinity is a safe space to discuss the gendered expectations placed on men and boys in a patriarchal society, and how these have affected, and continue to affect, all of us. The forum is open to all, inclusive of gender and level of knowledge of the subject matter. Each month, we will discuss a theme, which will be posted in the facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/feministdiscussionofmasculinity/
Dyke Knitting Circle
Third Sunday of the month, 4 pm
Come in and knit, make new friends, drink some tea, and learn a craft at a self-help and member-led group. The Dyke Knitting Circle is open to all levels of queer experience and all levels of knitting proficiency. Bring yarn and needles.
Women and Trans Open Mic
Last Tuesday of the month, 7 pm
Come out and deliver (up to) 8 minutes of your poetry, prose, songs and spoken word. While anyone is welcome to attend, the mic is open only to women and trans people. 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. Visit vittoriarepetto.wordpress.com for more.

Bluestockings Education Project:  Classes, Workshops, and Skillshares

Icarus Project Radical Mental Health Series
Mad Maps: Paths to Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation
First Wednesday of the Month, 7pm
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.
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Every Tuesday,  9:30 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. For more information please contact Ursula Scherrer at uscherrer@verizon.net
MORE INFO AT BLUESTOCKINGS.COM

Thursday, November 12, 2015

NATIONAL WOMEN'S STUDIES ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 2015


Love this.  Looking forward to a world where this kind of choice is always available!

Shared with you by Sara.


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

LINK FROM SARA


VIA THE NYTIMES

I skim the NY Times' "By the Book" interview every week and I am so often disappointed when authors I respect are asked to list their favorite writers and their lists are almost all white men.  There are so many cool women writers and writers of color; I think you've got to actually deliberately not reading them if you can only come up with a bunch of white guys.  I also think this kind of interview is a great opportunity to give some attention to writers who folks maybe haven't heard of yet.  So I've sometimes just abruptly stopped reading the interview because I am so disgusted with interviewees who aren't self-aware or politically aware or tuned in enough to actually know of and/or mention a non-white male writer.  Frankly, if a male writer demonstrates that he isn't interested in women's stories at all, then I'm not really interested in his stories.

So I was heartened to read Steinem's list.  It provides an important corrective.  I mean, I wouldn't have expected any less from Steinem, but still, it's a great interview.  Here's an excerpt that could be the reading list for a couple of semesters of WGS courses:


"And whom do you consider specifically to be the best contemporary feminist writers?

Best is comparative; unique is the point. Think of bell hooks, Robin Morgan, Alice Walker, Margaret Atwood, Louise Erdrich, Catharine MacKinnon, Ann Jones, Lynn Nottage, Jo Freeman, Anne Lamott, Angela Davis, Diana E. H. Russell, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Naomi Klein, Patricia Williams, Barbara Ehrenreich, Kimberle Crenshaw, Nick Kristof, Rebecca Traister, Charles Blow, Roxane Gay, Katha Pollitt, Suzanne Braun Levine, Courtney Martin, Michael Kimmel, Salamishah Tillet, Amy Richards, Mary Kathryn Nagle, Rebecca Solnit, Michelle Goldberg, Lena Dunham — and more. Plus many we have lost, from Audre Lorde and Andrea Dworkin to Marilyn French."

Monday, November 2, 2015

CLICK ON THE LINK TO SEE THE FULL TEXT OF THE BOOK


FROM 1910




A complete and detailed account of the shameless traffic in young girls, the 
methods by -which the procurers and panders lure innocent young girls away from 
home and aell them to keepers of dives. The magnitude of the organization and its 
workings. How to combat this hideous monster. How to save YOUR GIRL. 
How to save YOUR BOY. TVhat you can do to help -wipe out this curse of hu- 
manity. A book designed to awaken the sleeping and protect the innocent. 

SHARED WITH YOU BY TIM STRODE.