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We’re Still Here East Coast Launch Party!

Stacked Deck August 18

  Stacked Deck Press takes Manhattan! Come to the East Coast Launch Party for We’re Still Here: An All-Trans Comics Anthology at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division! Join Jeanne Thornton and Tara Madison Avery for trans comics and adult refreshments! Get your copy of this groundbreaking anthology at the Bureau! To reserve a copy [...]

Sat. Aug 18, 2018 8:00 PM

Events

March 4, 2018

Confront White Womanhood

 

All tickets for this workshop have sold!! Thank you all for your enthusiastic interest in this workshop. We will have approximately 5-10 tickets available at the door. So if you did not buy in advance, come early and we can take the first 5-10 folks! See you on March 4th!!

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For centuries, violence has been done in the name of—and even physically enacted by—white women. By examining historical contexts in conjunction with personal story-sharing exercises, we confront how white supremacy shows up in our own behavior. Through vulnerable discussions about individual complicity, we empower attendees to disrupt white supremacy from within their own communities.

Organizers Sophie Ellman-Golan, Rhiannon Childs, and Heather Marie Scholl (two white women and one Black woman) designed the Confront White Womanhood workshop to interrogate the ways white supremacy manifests within feminist spaces.

At this session, we will be joined by Jewel Cadet from BYP100. We will focus on the white history of feminism and the ways efforts for white female empowerment have harmed People of Color. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how white women can take tangible steps to interrupt our own racial biases and confront the ways we cause harm. We believe that white women can be better accomplices in the fight for freedom and are committed to helping them embody that change

Tickets are $20.

Partial ticket proceeds will be donated to BYP100 NYC, additional donations will be collected during the workshop.

Purchase tickets here.

BYP100 is a national, member-based organization of Black 18-35 year old activists and organizers, dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people. We do this through building a network focused on transformative leadership development, direct action organizing, advocacy, and political education using a Black queer feminist lens. Donations will specifically benefit the NYC chapter which has done educational actions about Marion Sims, Swipe It Forward, Anti-Columbus day tours, and HOME (Housing Over Monitoring and Evictions) campaign.

For additional information on operating principles please visit www.ConfrontWhiteWomanhood.com

Please note that the Bureau will not be open to the general public during the workshop.

 

 

 

 

Start: March 4, 2018 1:30 PM
End: March 4, 2018 4:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Phone: (646) 358-1730
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: $20

Bureau closed for Confront White Womanhood workshop–opening at 5 pm

 

On Sunday, March 4th, the Bureau will host a Confront White Womanhood workshop from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. We will open to the general public at 5 pm and remain open until 7 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

 

 

 

Start: March 4, 2018 1:00 PM
End: March 4, 2018 5:00 PM

March 3, 2018

Tina Alexis Allen presents her memoir Hiding Out

 

Join author Tina Alexis Allen for a reading from her new book Hiding Out: A Memoir of Drugs, Deception, and Double Lives.

 

Tina Alexis Allen Author Photo

Tina Alexis Allen is a GLAAD Award-nominated actress, producer, scriptwriter and playwright. Allen was a cast member of the TV series Outsiders (WGN America), and co-starred in the feature films Moving Mountains (2014), Tom’s Dilemma (2016), as well as the web-series Looking for Kathleen. Allen is also the co-founder of Gina Raphaela Jewelry’s mission-driven No More Violence collection.

 

Copies of Hiding Out are available for purchase at the Bureau. To reserve a copy please write to us at contact@bgsqd.com. Please support the Bureau by buying books from us. Thank you!

 

 

 

 

Start: March 3, 2018 7:00 PM
End: March 3, 2018 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Phone: (646) 358-1730
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: $10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

March 2, 2018

Elsa & Wanjiko Do Half Hours

 

 

Your 2 favorite Black lesbians, Elsa Waithe and Wanjiko Eke are recording 30mins sets. Come support and put your laughter in the space. Hosted by Jes Tom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start: March 2, 2018 7:00 PM
End: March 2, 2018 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Phone: (646) 358-1730
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: $7-10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau and performers. No one turned away for lack of funds.

March 1, 2018

Proximity: Words + Visions

Proximity: Words + Visions gathers poets, performance artists, & scholars sharing work focused on bodies, unravelings, de/stabilizations, intersections, mis/communications, & the mutability of binaries & borders. Hang out & bring all your selves.

Featuring:
Chia-Lun Chang, Miguel Gutierrez, Tiara Roxanne, and xtian w.

Reception: 7:00
Event: 7:30

Suggested Donation: $10, but no one turned away for lack of funds!

 

Chia-LunChang

Chia-Lun Chang is the author of One Day We Become Whites (No, Dear/ Small Anchor Press, 2016). Recent work appears in Bettering American Poetry, PEN America, Hyperallergic, Literary Hub, MuseMedusa, Evergreen, 6×6, and The Tiny. She has received fellowships and support from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Tofte Lake Center, and Poets House. Born and raised in New Taipei City, Taiwan, she lives in New York City.

 

MiguelGutierrez

Miguel Gutierrez lives in Brooklyn where he writes, makes music and performances, and practices a form of bodywork called the Feldenkrais Method®. In addition to performing all over the godammn world, he’s read the text he’s written for his dance shows at the Poetry Project, People Herd, GUTS, Radar, and was in residence in 2012 at RadarLAB in Mexico. His writing has appeared in the Movement Research Journal, Emily Roysdon’s Uncounted, the “Tears” issue of handjob, the zin, and online in his blog about celebrities called Stargayze.com. His book of performance texts WHEN YOU RISE UP is available from 53rd State Press and he is at work on a second book of performance texts and essays called THE THINGS YOU SHOULD HAVE DONE. www.miguelgutierrez.org

 

 

TiaraRoxanne

Tiara Roxanne was born in a ghost town. She is a Berlin-based scholar and poet. She writes essays and poetry while engaging in theory and philosophy. She is currently researching intersections between the Indigenous body and Posthumanism. She was the recipient of the Zora Neale Hurston Award at Naropa University and has been featured in CA Conrad’s Jupiter 88, The Monster Issue of Gesture: A Literary Journal, Semicolon, Phlyogeny, Love Shuffle Review, Din Magazine, Interkors Magazine and Continent.

 

xtianw

xtian w is a poet, essayist, performer, & city dweller. Their work appears/ is forthcoming in Bone Bouquet, Hematopoiesis Press, & Prelude, & they’ve made collaborative performances with friends. xtian is interested in trans everything.

 

 

 

 

Start: March 1, 2018 7:00 PM
End: March 1, 2018 9:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Phone: (646) 358-1730
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: $10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.