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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

EVENT 12/12

 
WE ARE GOING TO STRIKE, PROTEST, and BOYCOTT until we are heard.

Women and Allies:
(This includes but is not limited to:
People of Color, LGBTQA/GNC, Immigrants, Disabled Persons, and any other marginalized communities, and allies)
-This means men are welcome to attend-

If you have felt targeted, threatened, triggered, afraid or embarrassed by the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election is encouraged to join us on December 12, as we STRIKE and BOYCOTT.


On Monday December 12th, all of us should take the day off work to strike in our nearest cities. Contact Ann Hartman Massaro to volunteer as a city coordinator.
...
In addition, we will withhold all spending on December 12. Keep your dollars and save your pennies. Remind them how powerful we are by withholding ALL spending.

Donald Trump must cut ties with Steve Bannon, whose reckless racist and sexist ideals do not meet our standards for America.

In addition:

We demand the crusade against Roe vs Wade and Planned Parenthood cease. Instead, Congress and the President should focus on providing free or affordable birth control options for ALL Americans.

We demand Donald Trump take a firm stance on sexual assault and rape. They are to provide funding enough to each state to process the backlog of rape kits.

We will not tolerate being paid less or otherwise discriminated against because of our gender, our religion, or our identity.

We will not tolerate intolerance nor hate.

We will not remain silent.
We will be heard.

We are powerful.
We WILL be heard.

If they still do not get it after the December 12 strike and boycott, we will repeat the process as often as is necessary.


Please know- we are planning for Union Square park, but we would like to have protests going on in any other park in NYC. We want to march to Trump Tower. -With a march on Trump Tower, there IS a risk of arrest.

We will announce at the event when we depart and march on Trump Tower.

If you cannot take off of work that day, please know we'd appreciate for you to take your lunch break protesting with us!

this will hopefully go on as long into the night as possible!

LOCAL EVENT, 12/10

Hi Everyone!!
 
I hope you all had a peaceful and positive Thanksgiving. I have a few updates for all of you:
 
--The March is a definite go! It is on Saturday December 10th, from 3-5PM.  This is a change from the previous time of 12-2, but from here on out it is a definite 3-5PM. 
 
--I spoke to Garden City Officials and we do not need a permit, as long as we stay on the sidewalk!
 
--I have 3 tentative routes planned, and I'm hopeful to have the route finalized by Wednesday or Thursday. As soon as I finalize the route I will send another update.
 
--I will have 3 flyers out by this Friday for you to share with your organization. Also,  I've created a Facebook event link, and it is
 
HERE 
 
Okay, with this, I would like to share one thing with all of you:
 
Last week I learned of La Disparition, a 300-page novel by the 20th-century French writer, Georges Perec. The novel tells a riveting but odd story, and the feature which makes the story odd, is that through-out all 300-pages of the novel, Perec does not use the letter “e”. When Perec first published his novel, it was viewed by critiques as a demonstration of his genius (he was already renowned for his genius, when, for example, he wrote a wrote a 1,000 world palindrome). Much to the contrary, however, Perec later wrote a novel with the main theme being the devastation that comes with losing family, and at the beginning of the book, Perec wrote the following dedication: “pour E”. The pronunciation of “E” in French is “eux”, and “eux” in French means “them”. This then causes many scholars to draw the following connection: Perec lost his entire family during the Holocaust, and the absence of “e” in La Disparition—and the extreme discomfort which comes from seeing a novel with no “e” in it—is a direct reflection of how much is lost and how uncomfortable it is to live without family and loved ones. Perec showed us what it is like to live with out “them”, and he did so in a way that is in front of our very eyes. 
 
This election has been a lot of things. People from across the spectrum right now are fearing for themselves, and for their own “eux”. On the 10th, I am bringing us together in defense of “eux”, and I truly hope you and your organization can join us.
That's it for this email, I will keep you updated with everything as we go. Thank you all for your support; I hope we'll come together soon.
Yours In Solidarity,
Brian Stanley

 


VIA THE WASHINGTON POST.

SHARED WITH YOU BY RICHARD NEWMAN.

Monday, November 28, 2016

 
 
 
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Friday, November 25, 2016

UPCOMING EVENT AT ADELPHI

Hi Everyone!

My name is Brian Stanley and I am an Undergraduate Political Science student at Adelphi University. I am writing to you today unaffiliated with the University or any club, and I write because I know that through out the course of the presidential election, many of us have felt fearful, upset, or frustrated by the President-Elect, his campaign, and his rhetoric. We all face challenging times ahead, especially with the House and the Senate being red for at least the next two years. With that, I am organizing a march with the goal of bringing together students/faculty from Adelphi University, Hofstra University, and Nassau Community College, as well as members of the Garden City community and organizations from across Nassau County.

The march is considered a "March of the People", and it seeks to bring together all people to march for pro-human rights reasons. Whether you want to march for yourself, for your family, for strangers, for the planet, or for any generation which may follow us, this is a place for you to come. The "March of the People" focus allows us to build community and, while it is a protest and a demonstration of civil disobedience, it will help sever as a march of solidarity and allow for a community of people to come act, march, and stand together. It’s going to be a long 4 years; we are all in this together; and I feel like now is the time that we come together.  The march will be on Saturday, December 10th, from 3-5 and I am still working on a route and securing permits-- I will provide updates as well as flyers for the event over the coming weeks. 

With that, I invite you and the club which you advise to join us. I understand a decision either way,  and I hope that even if you can not stand with us, you are aware that I stand with you. 

Please let me know all of your thoughts and whether or not you would be interested in participating in a demonstration like this-- please contact me individually as this is a group email to a number of organizations. Also, please feel free to share this directly with the students of your club--I would have done so myself but their contact information was not provided on the NCC Webpage. Feel free also to share this with any colleagues you think would be interested; although this email is more oriented for student-clubs and I will be sending an email to invite faculty at a later date. 

In Solidarity,
Brian Stanley  

Thursday, November 24, 2016

HAPPY THANKSGIVING


Wishing you a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving Day! 

EVENT 12/8




MORE INFO HERE


Join NYAAF, PPNYC's Activist Council Sex Ed Group, and Jackson Director Maisie Crow for a film screening and Q&A.

Suggested donation of $10-$20 to benefit NYAAF

Abortion remains legal in the United States but anti-abortion efforts have succeeded in making it virtually inaccessible in some places and in the Deep South, often unthinkable. At one time Mississippi had fourteen abortion clinics. Now only one remains.
Since the passage of Roe v. Wade more than four decades ago, the self-labeled “pro-life” movement has won significant cultural, political and legal battles. Now, the stigma of abortion is prolific in Mississippi and women in poverty and women of color are particularly vulnerable. Jackson is wrought with the racial and religious undertones of the Deep South and explores the nuanced nature of abortion in America’s Bible Belt.
Shannon Brewer is the director of Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the only remaining abortion clinic in the state. Barbara Beaver runs the Center for Pregnancy Choices and is a leader of the anti-abortion movement in Mississippi. April Jackson is a young mother of four children faced with another unplanned pregnancy.
Jackson is an intimate, unprecedented look at the lives of three women caught up in the complex issues surrounding abortion access. Set against the backdrop of the fight to close the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, Jackson captures the essential and hard truth of the lives at the center of the debate over reproductive healthcare in America.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

FEMINIST CRAFT FAIR

BUST HOLIDAY CRAFTACULAR
 
BROOKLYN, 12/10 AND 12/11
 
 
For Attendees: Now in its 11th season, the BUST Craftacular is a world famous all-day shopping party for stylish rebels brought to you by the fierce, funny and feminist ladies of BUST Magazine. Support the maker movement with unique gifts you can't find anywhere else. Mingle with indie celebs, try a craft cocktail, snap an epic selfie, get down with a craft workshop and shop your heart out all under one roof! Save the date and sign up for the BUSTline to get news and updates. The first 300 attendees get a coveted swag bag featuring some of BUST's favorite brands and everyone gets a free copy of BUST to cozy up to!

DON'T MISS OUT ON YONA NEW YORK'S FIRST BOGO SALE


Black Friday begins TODAY with Yona New York!


Sunday, November 20, 2016


A giant gender barrier was nearly hurdled. We asked women to tell us about their own vividly recalled barriers. Here are some of their stories.


FROM THE NYTIMES
SHARED WITH YOU BY SARA.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

EVENT ON THURSDAY

THURSDAY, 11/17
11:30 CLUB HOUR
11:30-12:45
G311
 
 
"BODY IMAGE AND MEDIA"
HOW DOES MEDIA TELL US WHAT TO LOOK LIKE?
 
 
HOSTED BY THE WSA.
REFRESHMENTS SERVED.

Monday, November 14, 2016

HOW TO FORM YOUR GIRL SQUAD


Read the full post HERE

SPEAK UP.

We invite submissions of personal essays, poetry, fiction, and analysis!  We are most interested in writing that has a feminist perspective and/or which addresses gender.  We also invite you to share relevant links to be posted on the site.



Send your submissions to: sara.hosey@ncc.edu



Sunday, November 13, 2016

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

UPCOMING EVENTS AT BLUESTOCKINGS BOOKSTORE

 Bluestockings is located at : 172 Allen Street New York, New York 10002
NOV
12
Sat
Krane Talks
Nov 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Off the Binary
Nov 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Reading of Mixed Up, the Mixed Race Queer & Feminist Zine
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
NOV
13
Sun
Radical Educators Meetup
Nov 13 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
NOV
14
Mon
La Brujas Club Gathering
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
NOV
15
Tue
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Nov 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am
An Event with “In the Heart of Texas” author, Ginger McKnight-Chavers
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
NOV
16
Wed
My Soul on a Platter (Voice of a Woman)
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
NOV
17
Thu
No More Heroes: Grassroots Responses to the Savior Mentality
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
NOV
18
Fri
Book Launch for Len, A Lawyer in History @ History
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
NOV
20
Sun
Feminist Discussion of Masculinity
Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ask Me About Polyamory! Kimchi Cuddles Q&A and Book Signing
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
NOV
21
Mon
The Doulas Book Launch
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
NOV
22
Tue
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Nov 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am
NOV
23
Wed
The Divinity of Queerness: Gender Variance, Homoeroticism, and the Sacred
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
NOV
26
Sat
Krane Talks
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Trans Identity and Body Horror: a discussion and signing of VISCERA by Gabriel Squailia
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
NOV
27
Sun
Black and Pink
Nov 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
NOV
28
Mon
Poets for Ayiti: a Reading in Support of & Solidarity with the People of Haiti
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
NOV
29
Tue
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Nov 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am