New York 2013 Activities Archive

Friday, November 22, 7:30pm
Public Meeting -In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance
Beyond Male & Female: Trans Liberation Now!
Speakers:
Willow Carter & Sara Cooley,
coordinators of the Feminist Alliance and Women's Studies majors at Vassar College; members of Radical Women who have led efforts to confront transphobia in activist movements.

Take part in a discussion on gender-variant identities, with a focus on fighting the oppression that trans people face under capitalism. Brainstorm how to advance trans issues in political and social justice movements.

Meeting at 7:30pm. Hearty home-style dinner, with vegan option, served at 7:00pm for $10.00 donation. Meeting admission free. Open to all genders.
Children are welcome.

Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128th St., Harlem.
Between Malcolm X Blvd. /Lenox Ave. and 7th Ave.
Subways #2 or 3 to 125th St.
Air conditioned. Wheelchair accessible.

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

Thursday, October 24, 7:30pm
Mobilize to End Domestic Violence and Free Marissa Alexander!
Marissa Alexander, African American domestic violence survivor, was granted a new trial on September 26, a victory for Free Marissa Now campaign organizers and supporters across the country. Alexander was sentenced to 20 years in Florida for firing a warning shot to defend herself from her abusive husband.

Join in a discussion of how to free Marissa Alexander and safeguard women's right to self-defense. We will write letters together to Florida authorities about Alexander's case and to protest mandatory minimums. Get the latest updates at http://freemarissanow.tumblr.com.

Meeting will also feature an update on Radical Women's work to make quality public education free and accessible to all children in Central Harlem. Your involvement is needed!

Meeting at 7:30pm. Fall harvest supper served at 7:00pm (donation $10). Admission free.
Open to all genders. Children are welcome!

Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128th St., Harlem.
Between Malcolm X Blvd. /Lenox Ave. and 7th Ave.
Subways #2 or 3 to 125th St.
Air conditioned. Wheelchair accessible.

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

Thursday, September 19, 7:30pm
Defend Harlem's Public Schools Organizing Meeting.
Bring your energy and ideas to a discussion of how to mobilize a fight against the charter school takeover of public schools and housing projects in Central Harlem. Also featured: a report-back from the 50th Anniversary March on Washington held on August 24.

Admission free. Meeting 7:30pm. Home-style dinner served at 7:00pm for $10.00 donation. Open to all genders. Children welcome.

Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128th St., Harlem.
Between Malcolm X Blvd. /Lenox Ave. and 7th Ave.
Subways #2 or 3 to 125th St.
Air conditioned. Wheelchair accessible.

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

Monday nights, 7:30-9pm -- thru September 16
Summer Study Group:
Revolution, She Wrote




Through columns, essays and speeches spanning 40 years, Clara Fraser's book provides a compelling exploration of the meaning of socialist feminism, linking the power of Marxist theory and working-class feminism. Selected readings will illuminate the interconnections of racism and sexism, lessons from battles for queer rights and free speech, and strategies for overcoming obstacles to revolution.

Snacks served at 7pm for $5 donation • Study group free

Feel free to join any session.

Two Locations
Manhattan:
Freedom Hall, 113 W.128th St., Harlem (#2, 3 train to 125th St.,)

Brooklyn:
761 E. 21st St. (Q or B train to Newkirk Ave and walk down to Foster, 718-434-2892)

Sponsored by Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party

For information or to buy the book call 212-222-0633 or email fsp@nyct.net Revolution, She Wrote can also be purchased online at www.RedLetterPress.org

July
Session 3: Brooklyn – July 8
Readings -
Socialist Feminism: Where the Battle of the Sexes Resolves Itself, pp 86-96

Session 4: Manhattan – July 8 / Brooklyn – July 15
Readings –
Ebony and Ivory – The Paradox and the Promise, pp 136-8
Say NO to Shamir and NO to Zionism! pp 139-41
The Love that Dare Not Speak Its Name in the Army pp 147-51

Session 5: Manhattan – July 22 / Brooklyn – July 29
Readings –
Beware of the Arkansas Traveler, pp 173-6
Capital's– Labor Lieutenants and Socialist Sergeants: The Dagger Within, pp 187-9
The Danger Within, pp 178-9

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Sat., Sept., 14, 1:00pm
All out to Free Marissa Now!
September 14th Nationwide Birthday Actions

Radical Teach-In & Tabling Event
Marissa Alexander is an African American mother and survivor of domestic violence from Jacksonville, FL. Three years ago, she fired a warning shot into the ceiling to defend herself from a life-threatening beating from her estranged husband. Despite the fact that Marissa caused no injuries and has no previous criminal record, and despite Florida's "Stand Your Ground" self-defense law, she was arrested, prosecuted and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Nationwide actions in support of Marissa Alexander have been called for Saturday, September 14, in honor of her birthday. Join Radical Women and other Marissa Alexander supporters in distributing informational flyers and talking to people about her case.

Meet at 11:30am at Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128th St. (just west of Malcolm X Blvd.), to make picket signs and then walk over to the State Office Building together. Or meet up at the Radical Women table at the State Office Building at 1:00pm.

Saturday, September 14, 1:00-3:00pm
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, Harlen
Northeast corner of 125th St. and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. (7th Ave.)
Subways #2/3, A/B/C/D to 125th St.


For more information about this event, call 212-222-0633 or email nycradicalwomen@nyct.net. Radical Women is part of Free Marissa Now, a national coalition of organizers and people who are mobilizing to support Marissa's freedom from prison. Visit http://freemarissanow.tumblr.com or www.facebook.com/FreeMarissaNow

Saturday, September 7, 10 am to 4 pm
Freedom Socialist Fund Drive Rummage Sale!
Come buy housewares, gifts, jewelry, clothing, toys, CDs, collectables, tools, kitchenware, and more. Free iced tea & lemonade.

Donations Needed! Please call 917-714-6453 or email FSRummageSaleNY@gmail.com to arrange drop-off or pick-up.

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

Proceeds benefit the 2013 Freedom Socialist Newspaper Fund Drive.

Wednesday, August 21, 7:30pm
Special Meeting to Commemorate Women's Rights Day 2013
Gender, Race and Voting Rights

On August 26, 1920, U. S. women won the right to vote after a long, hard struggle by feminists and their allies. In 1965, Blacks finally won the vote in reality with the passage of the Voting Rights Act, a major Civil Rights Movement victory. In June 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the heart of the Voting Rights Act, dealing a huge blow to African Americans and other people of color. Bring your ideas to a discussion of what the recent Supreme Court decision means and how we can save the right to vote for everyone.

The meeting will also include an update on a community campaign to defend the public schools in Central Harlem, and plans to attend the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington to be held in D.C. on August 24th.

Refreshing Summer Supper at 7:00pm (donation $10)
Meeting admission free.

2012 Activities