New York 2012 Activities Archive

Saturday, December 15, 2:00-6:00pm
Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party invite you to the
Freedom Hall Holiday Open House

Celebrate 10 years of activism in Harlem and learn of the opportunities to get involved at this local neighborhood activist center.
Featuring:
* Music, food and drink
* Books and handmade gifts for sale
* Complimentary hot cider and coffee

Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128th St., Harlem.
Between Malcolm X Blvd. (Lenox Ave.) and 7th Ave. Subways #2 or 3 to 125th St. Wheelchair accessible. For more information, call (212) 222-0633 or email fsp@nyct.net.

Thursday, November 29, 7:30pm
Radical Women meeting:
Socialist Feminist Organizing for Real Solutions

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the November 6th presidential election, one thing is clear: a workingclass solution is needed that puts people's needs before profits. You can be a part of an activist group, Radical Women, that trains women to be leaders for a movement that fights for this! Bring your passion and ideas to this open organizing meeting where future plans will be discussed.

Meeting 7:30pm. Admission free.
Home-Cooked Dinner with vegetarian option served at 7:00pm for $8.00 donation.

Freedom Hall, 113 West 128th St., Harlem. (Between Malcolm X Blvd/Lenox Ave. and 7thAve. Subways #2 or 3 to 125th St. For more info, call 212-222-0633 or nycradicalwomen@nyct.net. All genders welcome. Childcare provided. Wheelchair accessible.

Saturday, October 27, 7:00 PM
An evening with San Francisco's esteemed poet Nellie Wong
"Together [the poems] paint a picture of city life at once ordinary and extraordinary, where family is as old and sustaining as poetry and music and joy and activism are integral parts of daily activity. Brava!" –Lucha Corpi

Nellie Wong will share her poems and insights inspired by decades of activism, including her current work on behalf of the Freedom Socialist Party's "un-millionaires" campaign.

Autumn Harvest Supper 6pm, $10 donation. Reading starts at 7pm. Door donation $3. Work exchanges available (call ahead).

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Freedom Socialist 2012 Presidential Campaign. Hosted by Radical Women & the Freedom Socialist Party.

Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128th St., Harlem. Between Malcolm X Blvd. (Lenox Ave.) and 7th Ave. Subways #2 or 3 to 125th St. For more information, call (212) 222-0633 or email nycradicalwomen@nyct.net. Wheelchair accessible.

Thursday, September 20, 7pm
Radical Women Hits the Streets with Candidate Christina López!
Join Freedom Socialist vice-presidential candidate Christina López to do street canvassing and talk to folks about the uplifting Durham/López write-in campaign. López, Radical Women leader and Chicana immigrant rights defender, will be in NYC for a campaign trail stop. Durham/López advocates are getting a great response everywhere they go. So jump in, and get the political pulse of the community!

Meet up at Freedom Hall (address below) at 7pm. We'll head out to campaign until 9pm, and then get a bite to eat together nearby afterwards. All genders welcome.

Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128th St., Harlem. Between Malcolm X Blvd. (Lenox Ave.) and 7th Ave. Subways #2 or 3 to 125th St. For more information, call (212) 222-0633 or email nycradicalwomen@nyct.net. Wheelchair accessible.

Friday, August 24, 7:00-10:00pm
Meet National Radical Women President
Anne Slater
at a Women's Rights Day Potluck Social
celebrating the 92nd anniversary of women's suffrage

Slater is a longtime queer liberationist, abortion rights defender, and co-founder of Sisters Organize for Survival, a grassroots effort to fight budget cuts in Washington State. She is in NYC to support the Durham-López Freedom Socialist presidential campaign, which prioritizes survival issues facing women, LGBT communities, people of color, and immigrants.

Bring a dish! All genders welcome. Admission free.

At the lovely office and garden space of Black Women's Blueprint,
279 Empire Blvd (between Rogers & Nostrand avenues), Brooklyn. Subways #2 or #5 to Sterling St. station.

Hosted by Radical Women. For more info, call 212-222-0633 or email nycradicalwomen@nyct.net

Thursday, July 19, 7:30pm
Defend our sisters! Demand legal justice!
Learn about the growing national movement to win justice for Marissa Alexander, an African American mother from Florida who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for defending herself against her abusive husband, and about the case of CeCe McDonald, an African American transgender woman sentenced to 41 months in a men's prison for the fatal stabbing of her attacker in Minneapolis. This Radical Women meeting will address the racism, sexism and transphobia of the legal system that women often discover is their worst enemy.

A refreshing supper will be served at 7pm (donation $8). Door admission free. All genders welcome.

Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128th St., Harlem. Between Malcolm X Blvd. (Lenox Ave.) and 7th Ave. Subways #2 or 3 to 125th St. For more information, call (212) 222-0633 or email nycradicalwomen@nyct.net. Childcare provided. Wheelchair accessible.

Thursday, June 28, 7:30pm
Gay New York – Before and After Stonewall
Hear firsthand recollections of feminist playwright/lyricist Caryl Young as she recounts over half a century of life experiences in the theatre and the gay bars. Highlights will include an examination of the conflicts between those seeking "respectability" and flagrant gender benders, and between reformists and radicals.

Summer Buffet with vegetarian option served at 7pm (donation $8). Door admission free. All genders welcome.

Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128th St., Harlem. Between Malcolm X Blvd. (Lenox Ave.) and 7th Ave. Subways #2 or 3 to 125th St. For more information, call (212) 222-0633 or email nycradicalwomen@nyct.net. Childcare provided. Wheelchair accessible.

Thursday, May 24, 7:30pm
Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Radical Women Meeting

"Invisibility is an Unnatural Disaster:
Reflections of an Asian American Woman"

This special meeting will feature an open discussion of this title work by feminist activist and author Mitsuye Yamada. The essay reflects the double invisibility based on being both Asian and a woman. A survivor of the U.S. internment of Japanese Americans during WWII, Yamada makes a powerful statement on the intersections of race, gender, and national identity.

A Pan-Asian dinner will be served at 7pm (donation $8). Door admission free.

Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128th St., Harlem. Between Malcolm X Blvd. (Lenox Ave.) and 7th Ave. Subways #2 or 3 to 125th St. For more information, call (212) 222-0633 or email nycradicalwomen@nyct.net. Childcare provided. Wheelchair accessible.

Thursday, April 26, 7:30pm
Radical Women Meeting
Literature and Revolution

What is the role of culture in the struggle for social change? Feminist, poet and writer Amber Stewart will look at the analysis by Russian revolutionary leader Leon Trotsky in his work on this theme and will discuss how literature is necessary for revolution, and revolution for literature.

A Spring Supper will be served at 7:00pm (donation $8). Meeting begins at 7:30pm (admission free).

Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128th St., Harlem. Between Malcolm X Blvd. (Lenox Ave.) and 7th Ave. Subways #2 or 3 to 125th St. For more information, call (212) 222-0633 or email nycradicalwomen@nyct.net. Childcare provided. Wheelchair accessible.


Mondays, March 12-April 30, 7:30-9:00pm
Overcoming Racism: A Radical Approach
Is racial conflict inevitable in a multi-racial society? Or is it the product of social and economic conditions--past and present--that can be understood and reversed?

This two-part class will use works by writers of color, feminists and radicals to explore these questions and the important leadership role of people of color in all the social justice movements. The challenges and rewards of organizing across color lines as well as various political approaches to accomplishing this will be discussed.

Section I: March 12-April 2 --The Roots of Racial Prejudice
March 12 -- Has racism always existed? The truth can set us free
March 19 -- Profit and prejudice under capitalism
March 26 -- Autonomy or separatism: Which road for people of color?
April 2 -- Blacks and the unfinished Freedom Struggle


Section II: April 9-30 -- Bridging the Race Divide
April 9 -- Feminists of color: Putting it all together
April 16 -- Immigrant workers: Rekindling the spirit of unionism
April 23 -- Challenges and rewards of organizing across color lines
April 30 -- Revolutionary Integration: The people's tool for dismantling the master's house

Class fees are $2.00 per session or $15 for the whole series. A light supper will be served at 7:00pm for a $5.00 donation. The class will be held at Freedom Hall 113 W. 128th St., Harlem. Between Malcolm X Blvd. (Lenox Ave.) and 7th Ave. Subways #2 or 3 to 125th St.

Co-sponsors: Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party. Childcare provided. Wheelchair accessible. For more information or to get the readings in advance, call (212)222-0633 or email nycradicalwomen@nyct.net.

Thursday, March 29, 7:30pm
Radical Women Meeting
Let's get back to our roots! Join Radical Women for a special meeting commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Lawrence, MA, "Bread and Roses" textile workers strike. Discussion to follow presentation on the crucial leadership role women have played, and continue to play, in labor struggles and revolutionary movement-building.

Beyond Borders Buffet served at 7:00pm for an $8.00 donation. Meeting begins at 7:30pm (admission free). Childcare provided. Wheelchair accessible.

Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128th St., Harlem. Between Malcolm X Blvd. (Lenox Ave.) and 7th Ave. Subways #2 or 3 to 125th St. For more information, call (212) 222-0633 or email nycradicalwomen@nyct.net.

Thursday, February 16, 7:30pm
Commemorating Black History Month
Radical Women Meeting –

The New Jim Crow:
Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Despite claims of a post-racial society, a staggering number of young Black men are or have been jailed, labeled felons and relegated to second-class citizenship for life. Has today's prison system replaced the racist institutions of slavery and of legalized segregation in perpetuating the oppression of African Americans? This is the core concept of Michelle Alexander's bold and widely debated book. Come for a review of her arguments and share your point of view.

A Southern supper with vegetarian option will be served at 7:00pm for an $8.00 donation. Meeting will begin at 7:30pm (admission free). Childcare provided. Wheelchair accessible.

Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128th St., Harlem. Between Malcolm X Blvd. (Lenox Ave.) and 7th Ave. Subways #2 or 3 to 125th St. For more information, call (212) 222-0633 or email nycradicalwomen@nyct.net.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 7:30pm
Commemorating the 39th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
Countering the Attack on the Reproductive Rights of Women of Color

Speaker Charlotte Strauss Swanson will talk about the racist campaign of the right wing that claims "abortion is Black genocide." This meeting will address the historical role of women of color in the defense of reproductive rights and how feminists are organizing to keep the doors of clinics like Dr. Emily Women's Health Center in the South Bronx open to women who face barriers to health care based on race, class, language, and immigrant status.

Meeting at 7:30 (door donation $3.00). A winter supper with vegetarian option will be served at 7:00pm ($8.00 donation)

Freedom Hall 113 W. 128th St., Harlem. Between Malcolm X Blvd. (Lenox Ave.) and 7th Ave. Subways #2 or 3 to 125th St. Wheelchair accessible. Childcare provided.

Sponsored by: Radical Women. For more information, call (212) 222-0633 or email nycradicalwomen@nyct.net