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The Arts Effect & Feminist Press present 2 SPECIAL PERFORMANCES! SLUT The play


Join us and celebrate the release of…
Coming soon from The Feminist Press (on sale 2/10).  
Pre-order today!
“SLUT is truthful, raw and immediate! 
Experience this play and witness what American young women live with everyday.”
*Q&A following both performances*
Tishman Auditorium
The New School
63 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10003
Tickets FREE for middle & high school students!
$7 for college students
$20 for adults
SLUT follows the journey of 16-year-old Joanna Grace Del Marco, who is raped by three friends during a night out in NYC. Through Joey’s story and those in her community, audiences witness the damaging impact of slut culture and the importance of being heard.
Written by Katie Cappiello
Directed by Katie Cappiello & Meg McInerney
Featuring the award-winning Arts Effect All-Girl Theater Company
“Powerhouse script!” – TIMEOUT NY   “Engrossing drama!”  – NEW YORK MAG
For more information, to request a copy for review, or arrange a media
appearance please contact:
SLUT: The Play is a part of StopSlut, a youth-led movement to end slutshaming and transform rape culture. More info about SLUT: The Play and the book, visit:
Join the conversation #stopslut and follow us @stopslut
Contact Taryn Mann for group packages:

2015 New Masculinities Festival: Call for Proposals

Man Question is seeking proposals for performance pieces for our third New Masculinities Festival! This exciting event will take place in New York City on Saturday, May 9–exact time and place to be announced.

We are seeking performances of all kinds that passionately and curiously investigate the question, “how do you stay human in the face of masculinity?”

Successful performance proposals explore how expectations of masculinity impact people’s lives, both positively and negatively, in overt and in unexpected ways.  Pieces in the festival also experiment with how to create less scripted, more intimate, and more fun lives and communities.

Check out our online submission form and begin your proposal now!

We seek pieces that have the potential to perturb the viewer to see the world in a new way.  We ask applicants to have a clear vision for their piece and background in performance that they need to bring the piece to life. We also warmly invite you to contact us to discuss your ideas.  Pieces in all genres of performance are accepted and encouraged!

Submit your proposal now and breathe new life into what it means to be a man!.

Proposals Due: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015


Women’s Empowerment Group Every Wednesday beginning Feb. 4, 2015 RSVP Today!

Intimate partner violence can make women feel isolated, trapped and misinformed about their experience. An empowerment group can:

  • Provide a “safe refuge” for women 
  • Provide a space to process experiences for clearer insight
  • Provide knowledge of survivors’ rights and resources
  • Begin the process of safety planning
  • Learn the importance of self-care, and strategies and techniques to begin the healing process


RSVP Required

**Light refreshments and free Metrocards will be provided to participants only**

For more information contact Sharene Roig 
or via email at




Feb. 4, 2015

Feb. 11, 2015

Feb. 18, 2015

Feb. 25, 2015

Mar. 4, 2015

Mar. 11, 2015

11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. 



127 W. 127th Street, Ste. 432

New York, NY 10027


RSVP Required

**Light refreshments and free Metrocards will be provided for participants only**


BRIGHT HALF LIFE by Tanya Barfield and directed by Tony-nominee Leigh Silverman, produced by Women’s Project Theater

BRIGHT HALF LIFE by Tanya Barfield and directed by Tony-nominee Leigh Silverman, produced by Women’s Project Theater.  


“Barfield is unfailingly thought-provoking.”  – The Los Angeles Times


The award-winning Women’s Project Theater, the nation’s oldest and largest company dedicated to producing plays written and directed by women, invites you to experienceBRIGHT HALF LIFE. This production will run February 17th – March 22nd at New York City Center, Stage II.

Erica meets Vicki.  Vicki marries Erica.  Lives collide.  Rewind.  Pause.  Fast forward. A kaleidoscopic new play about love, skydiving, and the infinite moments that make a life together.

BRIGHT HALF LIFE  is a fabulous opportunity for Paradigm Shift NYC. BRIGHT HALF LIFE is the beautiful story of a life shared between two women, imagined in a whirlwind of memories, events, and love.


WP has a special group rate of $25 per ticket, a savings of nearly 60%*!  You can order your group tickets by calling WP at 212.765.1706.

You can also find more details on our websites:

Tickets available from $25*+
*For group (of 9+) tickets at $25/ person, use code: 14458
*For individual tickets, you can use code: 14068 for tickets $39.50 per person.
*Regular price $60.

Artistic Uprising: February 7 in NYC

Artistic Uprising: February 7 in NYC

Mark your calendars, the REVOLUTION is coming to NYC!

In the tradition of our 2001 V-Day event at Madison Square Garden and our 2008 ten year anniversary event at the Louisiana Superdome, V-Day/One Billion Rising is once again pushing the edge in a one-night-only event at the Hammerstein Ballroom, that will bring together revolutionary poets, singers, dancers and activists! Look Who’s Artistic upRISING: ARTISTS & ACTIVISTS BIOS! >

Saturday, 7 February, 7PM, HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM, NYC

A Revolutionary evening of Performance & Slam Poetry, DANCING, Music, & Activist Inspiration:

& MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED*  subject to change

Come dressed as your revolutionary self!  On this night, with *this event, we will ignite the revolution that will last for years to come.  Join us as we usher in this year of risings across the world!

Buy tickets here

CONNECT Women | Upcoming events and trainings!

When we women offer our experience as our truth, all the maps change.” ~ Ursula K. Le Guin

CONNECT Women upcoming events. 

Join us!
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Join the CONNECT Women’s Circle in February as we discuss emotional abuse – one of the most common, overlooked, minimized and dismissed forms of domestic and intimate partner violence.

Click here to RSVP

Feb. 4 – Mar. 11, 2015
(To meet every Wednesday)
11:15a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

This Support Group will provide a safe space for women to come together to process their experiences, learn about rights and resources and self-care strategies.

Click here to RSVP

Women’s Empowerment Training Snapshot: Women’s Experience
Thursday, Feb.  12, 2015
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Join us for a one-day workshop that offers tools needed to facilitate support groups with survivors and victims of intimate partner violence. This course is a shorter version of our Women’s Empowerment course.
ONNECT Women celebrates the power, wisdom, and resilience of women. We offer transformative education, support, and space for women to gather, share experiences, and think critically and creatively about what it means to be women living in a culture where violence against women is the norm. All 
CONNECT Women programming is trauma- informed and explores the ways gender, race, class and sexuality shape our responses to Intimate violence.
For more information contact us:

2/27-2/28 Scholar & Feminist Conference: Action on Education

. Scholar & Feminist Conference: Action on Education
Friday, February 27 – Saturday, February 28, 2015
 . Che Gossett — Love and Flames: Legacies of Black Queer & Prison Abolitionist Solidarity w/ Palestinian Struggle
Wednesday, February 11, 12 PM
 . Body Undone: A Salon in Honor of Christina Crosby
Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 PM
 . Without Cover of the Law: Writing the History of Enslaved Women
Tuesday, March 24, 6:30 PM
 . Jamaica Kincaid and Tiphanie Yanique – Caribbean Feminisms on the Page
Thursday, April 16, 6:30 PM
 . Rachel Eisendrath – A History of the Ugly
Thursday, April 23, 12 PM
 . Why Sex? Why Gender?: Activist Research for the 21st Century
Friday, May 1, 10 AM – 6:30 PM

Subject: Spring Semester at BCRW
From: Barnard Center for Research on Women <
BCRW invites you to join us this spring as we celebrate the 15-year tenure of Janet Jakobsen as the Center’s Director. As always, we have an engaging slate of events, including our 40th annual Scholar & Feminist conference, a two day event engaging feminist frameworks on education. This semester will also feature panels, lectures, and salons that take up take up issues of disability and chronic pain, queer solidarity with the Palestinian struggle, the history of ‘the ugly,’ Caribbean literary traditions, and the history of enslaved women. Our spring events will conclude with a symposium on activist research for social justice in honor of Janet Jakobsen’s triumphant leadership of BCRW.

You can keep track of all the latest at our website, which includes event videos, educational resources, publications, podcasts, and other materials.

Creating the World: How to Foster Creative Community

Creating the World: How to Foster Creative Community
An Online Revolutionary Conversations with Gwen Lowenheim and David Belmont

March 13-April 10*

Registration: $135; Student/Retired: $75; Low Income: $50

*Conversation is asynchronous  — participants are in different time zones, and read/post messages on their own schedule.

Click here to register

Once the almost exclusive domain of artists and the academy, the public discourse on creativity is now filled with the voices of community organizers, entrepreneurs, educators, therapists and others exploring what creativity is and how people develop as creative agents of social change. In this online creative conversation led by educator and community organizer Gwen Lowenheim and musician/composer David Belmont we will look at how the latest discoveries in creativity, play, music, visual arts, theatre and improvisation can inspire creative community and social change.

Injustice: It’s Not Just Us- Panel Discussion, Manhattan Young Democrats

MYD Panel Discussion — Injustice: It’s Not Just Us
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7pm
The National Black Theatre, 2031 Fifth Avenue
Following the recent events in Ferguson and Staten Island, we will provide an opportunity to learn about what we can do to tackle racial injustice from well versed experts in politics, social and criminal justice. Confirmed Panelists:
  • Dr. Christina Greer, Professor of Political Science at Fordham University, author of Black Ethnics and Political Commentator
  • Michael Skolnik, Political Director for Russell Simmons, Justice League Board Member and President of
  • Linda Sarsour, Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York and Civil Rights Advocate

Additional Panelists to be Announced! RSVP here.

Women’s Therapy Center Inst. Presents Indwelling: Living in a Female Body

Honoree and guest speaker Danielle Sheypuk, Ph.D. Expert, media commentator, disability-rights advocate and fashion model, Dr. Danielle Sheypuk is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the problems of dating, relationships, intimacy and sexuality, particularly among members of the disabled community. Wheelchair-dependent since childhood, Dr. Sheypuk has acquired special insights into the challenges facing the community, both in the everyday physical world as well as in the areas of mental, emotional and interpersonal well-being.
In her innovative private practice, which uses Skype-based therapy sessions specifically for people with disabilities, she treats a variety of mental health issues, with a special focus in the areas of dating, relationships and sexuality. For more information, visit

–News from ENDANGERED BODIES NY. In March, 2011, The WTCI convened an international summit – Endangered Species: Preserving The Female Body. Out of that, the Endangered Bodies Campaign was launched- partnering with like-minded body positive organizations (now in 8 different countries) who are engaged in the the same fight to free women’s/girls’ bodies from commodification and objectification.

–For the last 30 years, The WTCI has offered a Speakout, a time honored traditional forum for women to find their individual voice and share experiences, allowing the personal story of each woman to be heard, dignified, and transformed by our coming together.


Saturday, March 7, 2015
Friends Meeting House
15 Rutherford Place @ East 15th St. between 2nd and 3rd Aves
(a short walk fr/Union Square) Registration: $30 / students, $20
Send-A-Sister Donation $25
All are welcome and underwritten tickets are available. Contact

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