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Women’s March on Washington & NYC – Everyone is using the “F” Word…Resources & This week’s updates

This election exposed and ignited the willful ignorance and hateful rhetoric of sexism and racism. We have an opportunity as the world is watching, to voice our values of treating each other and ourselves with dignity and respect. When we speak bravely and listen with respect, social evolution happens.  No matter what…we’ll keep moving forward – Meredith Villano, Co-Founder, Paradigm Shift NYC

We’re honored to support the historic Women’s March on Washington & Women’s March on Washington- NYC Chapter, and local sister march Women’s March on NYC

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This week’s latest march information & resources

Facebook/Twitter: Women’s March on WashingtonWomen’s March on Washington- NYC Chapter, Women’s March on NYC, @womensmarch @nycwomensmarch

Find a Bus to DC- STILL AVAILABLE & MarchMatch – get or give help to get down to DC, ParkingPanda pre-book parking (call to check road closures)

Sister Marches Nationwide, Parents support & text alerts for families, home sharing, accessibility for the differently abled

Free poster downloads from The Amplifier Foundation, Inside Out Project’s March action- post your portraits

Paradigm Shift’s Facebook updates

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“Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.” – Gloria Steinem

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Feminism isn’t about making women stronger.  Women are already strong.  It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” – G.D. Anderson

“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” – Audre Lorde

““My idea of feminism is self-determination, and it’s very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself, and do whatever she needs to do.” – Ani DiFranco

2/6 at 7 PM – Women & Men As Allies Post Election – Save the date

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* Partner Event – We support our long-time partners, Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities and Feminist.com. Michael Kimmel, Author of “Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men” and “The Guy’s Guide to Feminism” (among others), has been a featured Paradigm Shift NYC speaker for the launch of both books. Mr. Kimmel is the founder of Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook University. Paradigm Shift NYC did not produce this event.

Proud to support Hollaback! #MomentofTruth: Post-Election Campaign to Document Rise in Hatred and Violence

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Call for Ideas: Women, Action, & the Media’s WAM! It Yourself

From our partners at WAM!:

What could happen in your community when local media makers, activists, journalists, artists, academics, and more come together to fight for gender justice in the media? Discover what’s possible by participating in WAM! It Yourself from March 21 — April 1.

During WAM! It Yourself (WIY), folks across the continent come together to meet, plan, build, and organize for gender justice in the media. Think of it like a decentralized conference where the sessions that are relevant to your community take place in your own neighborhood. You’ll have that same after-conference buzz of motivation and inspiration that gets you fired up about the future — and the best part is that you can put it to use right away, because you’re home.

We need you to help us make 2016 the biggest WAM! It Yourself yet! Nobody knows your community better than you do, so we’re standing by to help you bring your ideas for a WIY event to life. Movie screenings, workshops, panel discussions, salary negotiation trainings, pitch sessions, open-mics, book clubs, poetry readings, and happy hours are just a few of the events we’ve held in the past, but the sky’s the limit!

Can you give 3 hours of your time to bring WAM! It Yourself to your community? Click here to let us know you’re interested.

Rest assured that you’ll have support from the team at WAM!Central. We are nothing without our rockstar local leaders that make our grassroots dreams possible! Still got questions? Send us an email at wam@womenactionmedia.org.

Feminist Campus’ National Young Feminist Leadership Conference

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Sponsored by the Feminist Majority Foundation, the 2016 National Young Feminist Leadership Conference will provide young activists with the opportunity to network, grow their knowledge on pertinent domestic and global feminist issues, and fine-tune their organizing methodology. Join young feminist activists from around the nation as we discuss issues including (but definitely not limited to) reproductive justice, eco-feminism, intersectionality and identity-based activism, campus organizing tactics and methods, violence against women, ballot measures and political organizing, social media and web-based activism, and global women’s rights and health. Registration

Individuals can now register for $37.50, and groups of 5 or more can register altogether or pay separately for $30 per person. For more information on how to register in groups, email nyflc@feminist.org.

Registration of all kinds will end at 6 PM on February 29th. Folks can register on-site but are not guaranteed to receive all conference materials.

If you’re interested in being part of our Exhibition Fair, sponsoring the NYFLC, or advertising with us, email nyflc@feminist.org!

Scholar & Feminist Conference at Barnard College

The Scholar & Feminist XL: Action on Education
A conference
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27 – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2015
BARNARD COLLEGE
Barnard was founded 125 years ago with the feminist mission of providing education to those who were excluded from major avenues of education. In honor of this legacy and the 40th anniversary of BCRW’s signature Scholar & Feminist Conference, this year’s conference builds a feminist framework for understanding the institutional, social, and pedagogical facets of teaching, learning, and schooling. Scholars, activists, educators, and artists explore the K-12 landscape and investigate who can attain post-secondary education, under what circumstances, and at what cost. They discuss diverse feminist approaches to such topics as the Common Core standards, educational alternatives, the school-to-prison pipeline, adjunct labor, sexual violence on campus, and continuing racial and economic segregation within educational spaces. Speakers include Nuala Cabral, Natalia Cecire, Kandice Chu, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Rod Ferguson, Che Gossett, Ileana Jiménez, Liz Losh, Jen Nash, and many more!
Schedule & Information
bcrw.barnard.edu

One Billion Rising 2016: The Revolution Escalates

One Billion Rising 2016: The Revolution Escalates:
Focus on Most Marginalized Women & Girls To Bring About Deep Structural Change

Activists Globally Call For System Change And Revolution Through Art; Rising for Workers, Refugees, Indigenous Peoples and Migrant Workers, and Rising to End to Sex Trafficking, Sexual Slavery and Exploitation, & All Forms of Violence Against Women & Girls

Eve Ensler & Monique Wilson Tour Bangladesh, The Philippines, Hong Kong, Mexico, & UK

For the fourth year, globally One Billion Rising activists are planning their rising events, artistic uprisings, panel discussions, press conference, town halls, movies, articles, gatherings, poetry, art, posters, actions, and protests to take place on and about Feb 14th.  With the theme – ONE BILLION RISING: Rise for REVOLUTION 2016, this year’s campaign will escalate the collective actions of activists worldwide, and amplify their call for systemic changes towards ending violence against women and girls once and for all.

Rising events will continue to focus on highlighting and creating bold artistic initiatives that reflect the actions taking place in communities.  The theme Rise for Revolution allows creative and artistic expressions, multi-sectoral involvement, and provides a unique space to engage people from all walks of life. It allows the use of imagination, art and political actions – and allows everyone the freedom to localise their campaigns. REVOLUTION can bring everyone from the personal to the political – from the “I” to the “We”. It harnesses collective energy because it is hopeful and envisions possibilities and a future.
Full Press Release

Contact: Susan Celia Swan/Colleen Carroll, media@vday.org; 917-865-6603 (c)

The Women’s Therapy Centre Inst.- Post Grad Clinical Training Program Open House

Two Year Post Graduate Clinical Training Program
 
         MINDING THE BODY:
DISRUPTIONS AND POSSIBILITIES
EATING, SEX, SURGERY, SUBVERSION,
AND CREATIVITY
         The Women’s Therapy Centre Institute is known for its pioneering work on women’s relationship to food, feeding, and their bodies. Since the publication of Susie Orbach’s Fat Is A Feminist Issue (1978), the faculty of The WTCI has further developed a theory and practice explicated in Eating Problems: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Treatment Model (1994), a widely used text for psychotherapists.
         The WTCI’s intensive Two Year Training Program understands eating and body image problems as the way people speak about what is dissociated and unspeakable. We see these symptoms as an expression of the confluence of self, interpersonal, and cultural experience. The prejudices of our culture regarding race, class, gender, and sexual identities are contained in the contemporary idealized body: racialized Euro-American, ultra-thin, hard, toned, young, heterosexual, hypersexual, and affluent. We analyze why and how women internalize this Ideal.
OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, April 10
For time and location RSVP wtcinyc@mac.com

Onward

We’re currently developing upcoming programming & new projects.  If you’d like to partner/cross-market or submit ideas for events including but not limited to screenings, discussions, concerts, and parties- email Meredith Villano, Founder/Director.

See what we’ve created since 2007- pics and the event list featuring leaders in feminist thought, that range from artists and academics to filmmakers and policy activists.  Join us on Facebook, Twitter @PShiftNYC, and Meetup.

We’re a non-profit organization and 100% community funded.  Your contribution will help us provide the most innovative, thought-provoking, diverse, and empowering events possible.  Your donation of any size will directly fund the cost of event programming, and would be very much appreciated!

We have and will continue to inspire each other…onward.

Paradigm Shift Presents “YOUNG LAKOTA” Award-winning Documentary Screening with Marion Lipschutz & Rose Rosenblatt- Filmmakers, Shelby Knox- Change.org & Rebecca Nagle, Monument Quilt

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Subway: N,R,Q to 49th St. or B,D,F,M to Rockefeller Center

Join us afterwards at Quinn’s, 356 W. 44th St., NYC, with all of the speakers & Mary Kathryn Nagle, Playwright of Sliver of a Full Moon

$12 online, $15 at door
Tickets- Limited Seating / Buy Online!

Invite friends on Facebook

CO-SPONSORS

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City Headshots, Blanche Wiesen Cook, Author & Clare Coss, Playwright, Electrified CollectiveFORCE, The Feminist PressIncite PicturesThe Monument Quilt, WAM!

PARTNERS: Bella Abzug Leadership InstituteHollaback!, International Women Artists’ Salon, Jesse Epstein- FilmmakerMan Question, Manhattan Young Democrats, New York Women In Film and Television, NOW Young Feminists and Allies, Riseup/ NYC Protest Database, See Jane Do, Soapbox Inc., The Women’s Mosaic, Vision Maker MediaWAM!NYC, Women and Hollywood, Women In Media & News, Women Make Movies, Women’s Media Center

PARTNERS & SPONSORS WELCOME
Join as a supporting organization or co-sponsor!
Register: http://www.paradigmshiftnyc.com/sponsorship

SAMPLE POST: 4/16 “Young Lakota” Documentary Screening with the Filmmakers of “The Education of Shelby Knox” Marion Lipschutz & Rose Rosenblatt; Shelby Knox, Change.org; Rebecca Nagel, The Monument Quilt. Award-winning doc about a young Lakota woman’s political awakening. Presented by Paradigm Shift NYC  https://www.facebook.com/events/806743352712110

TWEET! 4/16 @YoungLakota Screening w filmmakers, women’s political awakening with @ShelbyKnox @upsettingrape @PShiftNYC http://bit.ly/1FqDdCQ

Young Lakota follows the journey of Sunny Clifford, a young Oglala Lakota woman who returns to the Pine Ridge Reservation with a dream to change the world around her. Her political awakening begins when the tribe’s first female president, Cecelia Fire Thunder, defies a South Dakota law banning abortion by threatening to build a women’s clinic on the reservation. Embroiled in a controversial political season that hinges on reproductive rights and tribal sovereignty, Sunny, her twin sister Serena, and their neighbor Brandon are drawn into a political firestorm that changes the course of their lives.

MARION LIPSCHUTZ & ROSE ROSENBLATT

Producers/Directors:  Partners in Incite Pictures and Cine Qua Non (a not for profit), Marion & Rose produce and direct feature documentaries that entertain, educate and explore critical contemporary issues. Titles include “The Education of Shelby Knox”, “Live Free or Die”, “Fatherhood USA”, “The Abortion Pill” and “Code Blue: New Orleans.”

Their work has been called “unique and memorable,” “pure gold,” and “balanced and truthful,” by the Milwaukee Journal, Hollywood Reporter and The New York Times, respectively. The Washington Post wrote, “their fly-on-the-wall approach fulfills one of the glorious promises of documentary – to put us in the middle of situations we otherwise might never be in.”

Young Lakota is the latest in a series of films that use the dramatic stories of individual women to explore the fraught terrain of reproductive justice. “The Education of Shelby Knox”, their prior project, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005, and opened that year’s POV series. The POV series also showcased “Live Free or Die” in 2000 as a November election special.

Marion and Rose’s work has been broadcast on the CBC’s Passionate Eye in Canada, on PBS’s Point of View, Independent Lens, and many other strands around the world. Their films have won Best Cinematography at The Sundance Film Festival, The Audience Award at SXSW, The Emerging Picture Award at Full Frame, and The Jury Prize for Best Documentary at The Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Personal recognition includes The Full Frame Women in Leadership Award, The Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award, and a nomination for the British Index on Censorship’s Freedom of Expression Award. Though their topics have been specific to the United States, they have durable international appeal, showing in hundreds of festivals, including The Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Hot Docs, The Stockholm International Film Festival, The Seoul International Film Festival and The Festival de Rio de Janeiro.

SHELBY KNOXSenior Campaigner at Change.org & Feminist Revolutionary

As a teenager, Shelby Knox was organizing her Southern Baptist community to fight for comprehensive sex education and gay rights. She became nationally known with the release of the Sundance award-winning film, “The Education of Shelby Knox”, a documentary which chronicled her activism. She’s now a Senior Campaigner at Change.org, where she works on international gender justice campaigns. @ShelbyKnox

REBECCA NAGLE, Co-Founder, The Monument Quilt & FORCE

FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture is an artist/activist effort to change the conversation about rape by mobilizing social media and producing public art events. Force is most widely known for their prank of Victoria’s Secret, pretending the lingerie giant released a line of consent themed slogans on underwear. The spoof created a viral conversation about consent online, and was covered in the New York Times’ annual college edition along with countless other blogs and news outlets.

Force’s most recent project is The Monument Quilt, a crowd-sourced collection of thousands of stories from survivors of rape and abuse. Survivors are writing and stitching their stories onto red squares of fabric, creating and demanding public space to heal. The quilt is creating a new culture where survivors are publicly supported, rather than publicly shamed.

300 quilts were displayed in 13 US cities in August 2014 (read more on CNN and MSNBC), and we will continue to display the quilt via quilt-making workshops, in public displays across the country, until a final, historic display in Washington DC. Blanketing the National Mall, 6,000 fabric squares will ultimately be stitched together to spell “Not Alone.”

MARY KATHRYN NAGLE, Playwright, Sliver of a Full Moon

Sliver of a Full Moon is a portrayal of resistance and celebration. It is the story of a movement that restored the authority of Indian tribes over non-Indian abusers to protect women on tribal lands.

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