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CopWatch Training

Copwatch

  CopWatch is an effective and legal tool for empowering communities, ending police misconduct, unprofessional behavior, and discrimination. You have the right to observe and record all police activities in public places. Learn how to exercise your rights safely and legally. Workshop will be taught by comedian and activist Elsa Waithe. Suggested donation of $5 [...]

Sat. Sep 23, 2017 7:00 PM

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September 23, 2017

CopWatch Training

 

CopWatch is an effective and legal tool for empowering communities, ending police misconduct, unprofessional behavior, and discrimination. You have the right to observe and record all police activities in public places. Learn how to exercise your rights safely and legally. Workshop will be taught by comedian and activist Elsa Waithe. Suggested donation of $5 to $10, but no one will be turned away.

 

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“What to do if you’re stopped by the police”: a handy guide from the New York Civil Liberties Union. Print it out. Share it widely. Keep it with you. And you can find other “know your rights” cards (in English and Spanish) here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start: September 23, 2017 7:00 PM
End: September 23, 2017 8:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone: 212 620 7310 ext. 300
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $5 to $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

September 27, 2017

Healing with Ayahuasca and San Pedro: a gay shaman’s perspective

 

To celebrate the recent publication of his books Javier Regueiro is offering this evening talk to share his view and experiences working with both Ayahuasca and San Pedro/Huachuma in Peru over the last 13 years. More specifically he will be sharing stories from his own healing journey as a gay man, exploring the themes of sexual shame and guilt, and the importance of sexual healing as a gateway to self-empowerment and physical, emotional, and mental health.

 

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Javier Regueiro is a gay Spanish plant medicine person/shaman born and raised in Switzerland. He is a certified Massage Therapist (Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy, New York City), Rebirther (Body Electric School, Oakland, CA) and Avatar Master. In 2004 he moved to study Amazonian plant medicine and shamanism, and has apprenticed with various teachers in the Iquitos and Pucallpa areas. Since 2006 he has been conducting his healing work with Ayahuasca and San Pedro/Huachuma at his own Ayaruna Healing Center in Pisac, Peru. He is the author of “Ayahuasca: Soul Medicine of the Amazon Jungle” and “San Pedro/Huachuma: Opening the Pathways of the Heart”, which will be published by Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press in the Fall of 2017.

 

 

 

 

Start: September 27, 2017 7:00 PM
End: September 27, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Phone: 212 620 7310 x300
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

September 28, 2017

Just the Queer Parts: Readings from Vanishing New York

 
From The Rawhide to Folsom Street East, blogger and author Jeremiah Moss reads from the queer parts of his celebrated new book, Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul. Signing to follow.

Copies of Vanishing New York 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!

 

Jeremiah Moss is the creator of the award-winning blog Vanishing New York. His writing on the city has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Daily News, and online for The New Yorker and The Paris Review.

 

 

 

 

 

Start: September 28, 2017 7:00 PM
End: September 28, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Phone: 212 620 7310 x300
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

September 29, 2017

Four Way Books & Friends Fall 2017 Launch Reading

 

Please join us for a poetry reading with Four Way Books author Maggie Anderson (Dear All, 2017) and friends of the press Maudelle Driskell (Talismans, Hobblebush Books 2014) and Stephen Motika (Western Practice, Alice James Books 2012).

 

 

 

 

 

Start: September 29, 2017 7:00 PM
End: September 29, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Phone: 212 620 7310 x300
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

September 30, 2017

In An Object, Love Is The Subject, or: Caregiver Caretaker

 

Please join us for a reading in honor of artist Jared Buckhiester’s solo show of drawings at the Bureau, Love Me Tender.
 

Featuring Masha Tupitsyn, Jeffrey Berg, and Jameson Fitzpatrick.

Hosted and mc’d by Charity Coleman.

 

An event commemorating longing, desire, affection, and yes, love.

Reading begins shortly after 5 pm.

 

Jeffery Berg grew up in Six Mile, South Carolina and Lynchburg, Virginia. He received an MFA from NYU. His poems have appeared in Impossible ArchetypeEl Balazo Press, glitterMOB, the Leveler, and Court Green. A Virginia Center of the Creative Arts fellow, Jeffery lives in Brooklyn and blogs at jdbrecords.

 

Masha Tupitsyn is a writer, critic, and multi-media artist. She is the author of books like Love DogLACONIA: 1,200 Tweets on Film, and Beauty Talk & Monsters. In 2015, she made Love Sounds, a 24-hour audio-essay and history of love in English-speaking cinema, which concluded an immaterial trilogy. She recently completed the first installment–the 1970s–of her new durational film, DECADES, on the history of sound and score in cinema. She teaches film and literature at The New School.

 

Jameson Fitzpatrick’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, The New Yorker, Poetry, and elsewhere. A 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Fellow in Poetry, he is the author of the chapbook Morrisroe: Erasures (89plus/LUMA Publications) and teaches writing at NYU.

 

 

Event image: Photograph by Garry Winogrand

 
 

 

Start: September 30, 2017 5:00 PM
End: September 30, 2017 7:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Phone: 212 620 7310 x300
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.