Jan
19
Fri
New York Public Library “You Say You Want a Revolution” Exhibition @ Gottesman Hall Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Jan 19 – Sep 21 all-day
New York Public Library "You Say You Want a Revolution" Exhibition @ Gottesman Hall Stephen A. Schwarzman Building | New York | New York | United States

Beginning around 1964, at the height of postwar America’s power and prosperity, millions of youth rejected their parents’ American Dream and the prospect of lives dedicated to money and status. These young people—largely middle-class and overwhelmingly white—created what would be called the Counterculture, which flourished in various forms through the mid-1970s. Most became hippies, or “flower children,” who sought meaning in Eastern spirituality, communal living, and free love. Others became New Left radicals who plotted the overthrow of the government and its replacement by a more representative socialist democracy. Both groups believed in the imminent dawning of a “New Age” in which protest and struggle against “the system” would lead to the triumph of peace and love.

The Counterculture faced resistance from a nation that was deeply divided by the Vietnam War and the struggle for African-American civil rights. Skeptics mocked the movement as self-indulgent and viewed the hippie lifestyle, with its embrace of mind-altering drugs and free-love communes, as outrageous. Neither a spiritual nor a political revolution immediately transformed America, but the movement’s naiveté and excesses were redeemed by the example of its joyous and often painful search for meaning, and by its commitment to peace, justice, and the loving power of the human spirit. Its legacy includes a readiness to question political leadership, social activism, increased legal protections for women and minorities, environmentalism, and greater attention to healthful lifestyles. In these and other ways, the ’60s enriched and transformed America, and the era continues to reverberate today as a new generation attempts to create a more just and peaceful society.

Apr
28
Sat
African American Book Expo-New York Edition @ The Tillary Hotel Brooklyn
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
African American Book Expo-New York Edition @ The Tillary Hotel Brooklyn | New York | United States

The 3rd African American Book Expo is Here and we’re heading to New York next!!!!
This Event is FREE to the Public, so readers grab your tickets now.
Free Complimentary drink to the first 40 Guest!

Authors attending are:

Mz Lady P
Bernice Wooden
Myss Shan
Jo Ann Ashby
Kiara Neufville
Erika Lloyd
Chief
Andrea
Tyanna
Yanni
Kay Ferrell
Jamilia Mapp
Karin Eato-Wall
Martine Mayas
Althea Bates
Doreen Allen
Taniece Chavers
Shatoya Harris
Jade Stewart
Jammie Jaye
Erika Lloyd
Jacqueline Harris
Barbara Kinney
Kia Antoine
Hadiatou Wann

Mayday Festival of Resistance @ MARIA HERNANDEZ PARK
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mayday Festival of Resistance @ MARIA HERNANDEZ PARK | New Brunswick | New Jersey | United States

✨✨The Mayday Collective Presents✨✨

——————The 3rd annual——————-

✊ 🏽MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF RESISTANCE ✊🏿

🎶💃🏻 Free Outdoor Concert💃🎶

Featuring Nitty Scott
with M.A.K.U* Sound System, Bushwick Jarocho Collective, NECIA, and DJ Sabine Blaizin (Oyasound)

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This year, for our namesake celebration we lift up the fierce, powerful movements led by Women of Color, Black Women, Trans Women, and Femmes who are transforming our world!

Women around the country and world are fighting patriarchy, working to end community militarization, transforming the political dialogue, challenging the mainstream entertainment industry, and creating global culture through unapologetic intersectional feminism.

We are honored to host inspiring artists-activists that are using music to spread messages of hope and resistance. Our lineup is a powerhouse of Women of Color singers and musicians.

Food!
Dancing!
Meet other movement groups!
Learn more about Mayday and get involved!

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Come write a love note to Bushwick at the Five Boro Story Project’s “Bushwick Love Letter” station. Share your hopes and concerns for Bushwick, record your neighborhood memories, and swap stories with neighbors. The community’s love notes, drawings, and other writing will be displayed in the park during the festival, composing an interactive ode to Bushwick.

Mayday Festival of Resistance @ Maria Hernandez Park
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mayday Festival of Resistance @ Maria Hernandez Park | New York | United States

✨✨The Mayday Collective Presents✨✨

——————The 3rd annual——————-

✊ 🏽MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF RESISTANCE ✊🏿

🎶💃🏻 Free Outdoor Concert💃🎶

Featuring Nitty Scott MC
with M.A.K.U* Sound System, Bushwick Jarocho Collective, NECIA, and DJ Sabine Blaizin (Oyasound)

Read and Resist Book Club: “How Democracies Die” by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Read and Resist Book Club: "How Democracies Die" by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt @ New York | New York | United States

Read and Resist is a monthly book club featuring books relevant to the Resistance. Our third meeting will be a discussion of New York Times Bestseller “How Democracies Die” by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt.

We will have coffee and donuts at the book club. We are meeting at 632 Broadway (NoHo) on the 9th floor.

“Donald Trump’s presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we’d be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have spent more than twenty years studying the breakdown of democracies in Europe and Latin America, and they believe the answer is yes. Democracy no longer ends with a bang—in a revolution or military coup—but with a whimper: the slow, steady weakening of critical institutions, such as the judiciary and the press, and the gradual erosion of long-standing political norms… Drawing on decades of research and a wide range of historical and global examples, from 1930s Europe to contemporary Hungary, Turkey, and Venezuela, to the American South during Jim Crow, Levitsky and Ziblatt show how democracies die—and how ours can be saved.”

Source: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/562246/how-democracies-die-by-steven-levitsky-and-daniel-ziblatt/9781524762933/

If you have any questions, or if you would like to hear about future Read and Resist meetings, please email readandresistnyc@gmail.com

The building is wheelchair accessible. If you have other questions about accessibility, please email info@riseandresist.org.

Apr
30
Mon
National Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness @ Kimmel Center for University Life Rosenthal Pavilion
Apr 30 all-day
National Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness @ Kimmel Center for University Life  Rosenthal Pavilion | New York | New York | United States

HOSTED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE MCSILVER INSTITUTE FOR POVERTY POLICY AND RESEARCH AND THE NYU SILVER SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK.

April 30th 8am-5pm with a reception from 6pm-8pm and May 1st 8am-3pm. 

The symposium will include panels on Family Strengthening Lessons from the Field, Rapid-Rehousing for Youth in Practice, Innovations in High Impact Job Training, Income-Now for Youth, Short-Term Host Homes in Action, Youth Voices on their Need for Housing First, the Latest Data on Youth Experiencing Homelessness, Lessons Learned from the AIDS Movement, Structurial Barriers to Ending the Youth Homelessness Crisis, Intersection Between Youth Homelessnes and HIV/AIDS, Healthcare as Housing, & more.

For hotels near the conference venue please look here (ask for the NYU rate).

View the latest agenda at https://www.pointsourceyouth.org/2018-symposium-agenda/

Scholarships available! Please contact Jenna@pointsourceyouth.org on how to apply. The symposium will offer up to 12 CE contact hours, pending approval

Planning Committee

Dennis Culhane, Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Deborah Padgett, Professor of Social Work, NYU Silver School of Social Work

Ronald Johnson, AIDS United, GMHC, the Office of the Mayor of NYC, Co-Founding Board Member of Hetrick Martin and Housing Works

Stephen Gaetz, Professor and Director of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (Homeless Hub)

Nadja Bentley, National Youth Forum & PSY Youth Research Associate

Jama Shelton, Assistant Professor, Hunter College

Mindy Mitchell, Program and Policy Analyst, National Alliance to End Homelessness

Michelle R. Munson, LMSW, PhD, Associate Professor, Silver School of Social Work

Alison Hurst, Executive Director, Safe Place for Youth

Larry Cohen, Executive Director, Point Source Youth

Missed Connection: A Craigslist Cabaret @ Museum of Sex
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

“Missed Connection: A Craigslist Cabaret” at The Museum of Sex is a response to the recent passing of the dangerous SESTA/FOSTA bill (Bill S.1693) which makes websites liable for any sex work conducted on their online platforms forcing Craigslist to shut down their legendary personal ads section.

The night will be filled with a variety of Craigslist-inspired performances by active sex workers and allies. There will be a bar, hosted by MoSex, selling drinks all night long. And we are very excited for our luxury raffle baskets, full of incredible sex toys and gear for all bodies. All proceeds go to The Sex Workers Project (http://sexworkersproject.org/).

May
1
Tue
Fight Together! Strike to Win! May Day NYC 2018 @ Union Sq
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

MAY DAY WHERE? UNION SQUARE!

Join us on International Workers’ Day to celebrate the collective power of migrants and workers in New York and around the world!

12 PM Program Start
2 PM Break
3 PM Program Resumes
5 PM March

We will be marching alongside Immigrant Worker Justice at 5pm, who will be ending their NYC Freedom Cities May Day + IWJ Tour 2018 ! at Union Square! Support their tour which starts at 2pm!

FAR FROM THE MEDIA’S SPOTLIGHT: Global Humanitarian Crises Outside the Public Eye @ American Red Cross in Greater New York (first floor Halls)
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
FAR FROM THE MEDIA'S SPOTLIGHT: Global Humanitarian Crises Outside the Public Eye @ American Red Cross in Greater New York (first floor Halls) | New York | New York | United States

As armed conflict, natural disasters and other emergencies proliferate, more people across the globe turn to NGOs for humanitarian assistance. In fact, the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies recently declared 2017 as a year of “unprecedented humanitarian needs.” Yet despite this grim reality, only a limited number of these crises capture the general public’s attention on a sustained basis.

Please join us at the American Red Cross for a panel discussion between experts in humanitarian and global affairs about these “silent” disasters and the humanitarian implications of such lack of visibility.

Panelists:

  • Jagan Chapagain, Undersecretary General of Programs and Response, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
  • Philip Spoerri, Head of Delegation, International Committee of the Red Cross Delegation to the UN
  • Andrea Tamburini, Chief Executive Officer, Action Against Hunger
  • Daniel Seymour, Director of Humanitarian Affairs and Crisis Response Office, UN Women
  • Marcia Biggs, Special Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

Moderator:

  • Jenifer Fenton, Yale Journalism Fellow, Former Executive Producer Al Jazeera and Former Producer CNN

We look forward to welcoming you at this event. Refreshments will be served.

Questions? Email Sara Onvani at sara.onvani2@redcross.org.

Planned Parenthood Spring Into Action Gala
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
4 Women in a Room: A Conversation About Women in NYS Government
May 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
4 Women in a Room: A Conversation About Women in NYS Government @ New York | New York | United States

In New York, women have been excluded from the highest levels of state government. On May 1st, in the Great Hall where feminism was born, four women confront this power structure. Stephanie Miner, former Mayor of Syracuse, Zephyr Teachout, Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Senior Advisor of the Latino Victory Fund and Former Speaker of the NYC Council, and L. Joy Williams, political strategist, President of the Brooklyn NAACP & Creator & Host of Sunday Civics, shed light on the opacity of Albany and spark transparent inclusive solutions.

Planned Parenthood Spring Into Action Party
May 1 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
May
6
Sun
Parade for Love: NYC @ foley square
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Parade for Love: NYC @ foley square | New York | New York | United States
May
10
Thu
Fundraiser for 350.org @ The Old Stone House
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
In praise of those who came before us
With hope for those who will come after us

An evening of poetry, dance, reading and art to benefit 350.org, a political action group that devotes its efforts to fighting climate change.

Readings by R. J. Palacio, author of Wonder, and members of Sweet Action Poetry Collective.

Dances choreographed by Cynthia Kalathas and Lori Ana Perez-Piazza and performed by Judy Schneier, Alicia Lafranchi, Lindsay Blake and Lori Ana Perez-Piazza

A silent auction with something for everyone, fine art, a weekend in a Woodstock Craftsman cottage, and more will be held as well to further benefit 350.org

Free refreshments, beer, and wine will be served

Bios:

Lindsay Blake was in the first cast of the German production of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Starlight Express. He has also done stage, television and runway shows. His professional mentors were Frank Hatchett (Jazz), Maurice Hines (Tap), and Alonzo Castro (Ballet and Modern).

Cynthia Kalathas got her first pair of ballet slippers at the age of three and hasnt stopped dancing, performing and creating since. Trained in classical ballet with a sprinkling of other genres, Cynthia began focusing on Afro Latin Funk under the instruction of Frankie Martinez in 2009. She choreographed pieces in 2012 and 2013 which were presented at Ailey Citygroup Theatre as part of a showcase organized by Kat Wildish. She is thrilled to be collaborating with a 360.org poet to help bring her vision to life.

Alicia Lafranchi was born in Bern, Switzerland. Since her childhood, she has always loved to dance. Her experiences in various countries in South America only encouraged her to deepen her training in Afro-Latin Dance. Since Spring 2013 she lives in New York and studies Afro Latin Funk with Frankie Martinez.

R. J. Palacio lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, two sons and two dogs (Bear and Beau). Her debut novel, Wonder, has been on the New York Times bestseller list since March, 2012, and has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. The books message of kindness has inspired the Choose Kind movement, and has been embraced by readers, young and old, around the world.

Lori Ana Perez-Piazza began dancing mambo/salsa and chacha professionally at the age of 14. At 18 she joined Abakua Afro-Latin Dance Company where she became principle dancer and partner to the director Frankie Martinez. Lori has performed and taught all over the world including such venues as Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Center, and Jacobs Pillow. Now her most important role is now being a mother to her toddler, but she continues to teach and perform.

Judy Schneier has been writing for about four years and owes many thanks to the supportive communities at the Brooklyn Poets Yawp and the Sweet Action Poetry Collective. Judy has been studying Afro Latin Funk with Frankie Martinez for about the same amount of time. She greatly appreciates the inspiring and consistent instruction Frankie offers in dance and performance. She benefits from the warm community of students in Frankies classes and his Ache performance workshop. Judy has (in her distant youth) studied ballet, modern dance and contact improvisation.

Sweet Action is a poetry collective that supports each members unique voice through respectful discussion and critique, public readings, and our anthologies. The collective seeks to create a welcoming space for a diverse group of women, non-binary, and LGBTQIA poets. It was founded in 2014 by Mirielle Clifford and Julie Hart and is based in Brooklyn.

Jun
2
Sat
NYC- 6th Annual March across the Brooklyn Bridge #EndGunViolence @ Brooklyn Bridge
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
NYC- 6th Annual March across the Brooklyn Bridge #EndGunViolence @ Brooklyn Bridge

SAVE THE DATE!!! We are marching again!

In 2013, our march across the Brooklyn Bridge was the very first Moms Demand Action event *ever* and we are proud to say we’ve marched every year since and have no intention of stopping this tradition until we’ve reached our goal: END GUN VIOLENCE!

We are working out location and time details with the NYC parks department and the NYPD. Please stay tuned as we get ready to share these details!

So, everyone, let’s do three things:
1. mark yourself as going to this event so you receive all our updates!
2. mark your own calendar!
3. invite your friends to march with you!

We are looking forward to marching and rallying again with all of you! It seems to only grow in importance to keep doing this and we will!!! See you all on June 2nd!