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

4_16_15 Young Lakota Screening with Filmmakers, Paradigm Shift NYC

 

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!

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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

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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.

Paradigm Shift NYC Presents “No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power” with Gloria Feldt, Feminist Icon

3:19 No Excuses with Gloria Feldt, Paradigm Shift NYC Presents

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

Join us afterwards at O’Brien’s, 134 W. 46th St., 2nd Fl.
$12 online, $15 at door – Limited Seating / Buy Online!
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City HeadshotsTake The LeadThe Feminist PressThe Women’s Mosaic, WAM! Women, Action, & The Media

PARTNERS: Abiola Abrams- Author & Speaker, Bluestockings, Circle of 6, Electrified CollectiveFCW SocietyKelly Hoey- Strategist & SpeakerHollaback!, In Good CompanyIncite PicturesJamie Lee- Senior Director Operations at TreSensa & Speaker, Jennifer Silva CoachingMan Question, Riseup/NYC Protest Calendar, See Jane DoSoapbox Inc., Trixie Films, Adaora Udoji- CEO of outLoud Inc.WAM!NYCWillie Mae Rock Camp for Girls, Women’s Therapy Centre Institute

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GLORIA FELDT

Gloria Feldt is co-founder and president of Take The Lead, the new women’s leadership movement to prepare, develop, inspire and propel women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025. The bestselling author of “No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power,” Gloria is an acclaimed expert on women, power and authentic leadership, and an inspiring keynote speaker, who motivates with heart and humor as a practical activist gives practical “Power Tools” for life and leadership.

People magazine calls her the “voice of experience.” Gloria’s expertise in women, power and leadership comes from a deep well of personal knowledge gained on the front lines. Her journey from teen mom and high school dropout from rural Texas to president and CEO of the world’s largest reproductive health and advocacy organization, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, to best-selling author and visionary leader for women’s equality inspires both men and women. Named by Vanity Fair as one of “America’s Top 200 Women Leaders, Legends, and Trailblazers,” Glamour’s “Woman of the Year,” and a Women’s eNews 21 Leaders for the 21st century, among other honors. A world changer who helped pave the way for women today, she believes this is women’s moment to achieve parity. Her passion is to remove the last remaining obstacle: women’s learned resistance to embracing their own power.

Author of four books, she teaches “Women, Power, and Leadership” at Arizona State University. Both a newsmaker and a commentator, Gloria has been widely quoted and published in media, including the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Politico, Salon, The Daily Beast, and Huffington Post, and magazines including More, Glamour, Elle and Ms. She has appeared extensively on television, including CNN, MSNBC, the Today Show, Good Morning America and The Daily Show. Follow her on twitter @GloriaFeldt and connect on Facebook and LinkedIn.

KRISTINA LEONARDI

Kristina Leonardi is a motivational speaker, career/life coach and author who helps men and women make the most of their personal and professional lives, allowing them to recognize, connect to, and fulfill their role in the world at large. She has presented to organizations such as Saatchi and Saatchi, UBS, HR Association of NY, American Women’s Business Association, and New York’s Science, Industry & Business Library.

Kristina offers individual and group coaching privately, as well as in affiliation with New York Women in Communications, and is the founder of The Women’s Mosaic (TWM), a nonprofit organization that has produced over 100 events over 10 years for more than 5000 women to connect to themselves each other and the world around them. Kristina has taught extensively for NYU’s Center for Hospitality, Travel and Tourism and the Center for Career and Life Planning for over 15 years. She was listed as one of Hispanic Magazines Top Latinas of 2004, received Tango Diva’s 2007 Diva Visionary Award, honored by the WNBA’s NY Liberty as part of their 2009 Inspiring Women Night, and has been featured in Forbes.com, Inc. Magazine, Psychology Today and The Huffington Post. She is the author of Personal Growth Gab (PGG), Volume One: Thought-provoking, inspirational and entertaining essays to keep you connected with yourself and make sense of this journey called Life (available on Amazon).  Follow her on Twitter @clearlykristina and on Facebook at Personal Growth Gab.

ARPITA MAZUMDAR

Arpita (Arpi) Mazumdar is currently a Vice President at Goldman Sachs where she is the Business Manager in Global Securities Division Management and Strategy, Office of the COO. Ms. Mazumdar comes with over 14 years of experience solely in the financial services sector and has held a variety of roles within Goldman Sachs and Citigroup. She received her BS in Business Administration from the University of Albany- SUNY, is a 2014 Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) Fellow and Executive member, as well as a VIP member of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW). Ms. Mazumdar is very engaged in Women’s rights and is currently a sponsor for “Women for Women International” – a nonprofit humanitarian organization that provides practical and moral support to women survivors of war. More recently, she joined the Board of Directors at “ A Global Friendship”, an international nonprofit that focuses on poverty alleviation where she looks forward to continue being an agent of change and providing opportunity to women on a global level.

KARA ROTA

Kara Rota is Director of Editorial & Partnerships at Cookstr.com, a Macmillan portfolio company and recipe site whose mission is to digitally organize cookbooks and recipes of all types and make them easily accessible. She is the host of the Clever Cookstr podcast on Quick & Dirty Tips network. Kara has been a featured speaker at numerous venues including Food Book Fair, the Roger Smith Food Conference, and the Brooklyn Food Conference. She is a former board member of Girls in Tech NYC and Angel Alliance member of the Lower East Side Girls Club, and has supported STEM education for girls as a judge for Technovation International.

Paradigm Shift NYC Presents “HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY” Screening & Discussion with Therese Shechter, Filmmaker of “I Was A Teenage Feminist”, Abiola Abrams, Author

1:15:15 How To Lose Your Virginity Screening:Discussion Presented by Paradigm Shift NYC

LIMITED SEATING / Buy Discount Tickets Online!  

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
6:00 PM, doors open 5:30 
The Tank- 151 W. 46th St. (b/t 6th & 7th Ave) 8th Floor, NYC- elevator/wheelchair access.  Subway: N,R,Q to 49th St. or B,D,F,M to Rockefeller Center.  After the Tank, join us for drinks @ Quinn’s, 356 W. 44th St. 2nd Fl (b/t 8th & 9th)

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PARTNERS:  Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, Body Typed Film Project, Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Sony Brook University, FeministingGetBullish.com, Incite PicturesMan QuestionManhattan Young Democrats, New York Women in Film & TelevisionNOW Young Feminists & Allies, RiseupSoapbox Inc.The Feminist Press, WAM!Women’s Therapy Centre Institute

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HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY

What if all we had to lose were our virginity myths?
A trixie films production

It has launched both purity balls and porn franchises, defines a young woman’s morality–but has no medical definition. Enter the magical world of virginity, where a white wedding dress can restore a woman’s innocence and replacement hymens can be purchased online.

This eye-opening and irreverent documentary explores why female virginity is still so valued in our hypersexualized society. Traveling through the worlds of religion, history, pop culture and $30 internet hymens, the film reveals the myths and misogyny behind a rite of passage that everyone thinks about but few truly understand.

Filmmaker Therese Shechter uses her own path out of virginity to explore why our sex-crazed society cherishes this so-called precious gift. Along the way, we meet sex educators, virginity auctioneers, abstinence advocates, and young men and women who bare their tales of doing it—or not doing it.

THERESE SHECHTER (Director/Producer/Writer) deftly fuses humor-spiked, personal narrative with grass roots activism and new media, most recently as the writer and director of the 2013 documentary HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY. The film has appeared on television and in film festivals in the US and all over the world. She also curates the film’s online interactive project, THE V-CARD DIARIES, a crowed-sourced collection of over 200 stories of ‘sexual debuts and deferrals’ which was recently on exhibit at The Kinsey Institute.

Shechter was a panelist at Harvard’s “Rethinking VirginIty” conference, and frequently speaks at college campuses on virginity, feminism and sexuality. Her work has been covered by Elle, Salon, The Atlantic, Feministing, Forbes, The Guardian, The Jakarta Globe and CBC’s Q, among others. She herself has written for the Chicago Tribune, Talking Points Memo, Nerve and IndieWire’s Women & Hollywood.

Shechter’s first feature documentary, the award-winning I WAS A TEENAGE FEMINIST (2005), has screened from Stockholm to Delhi to Rio and at Serbia’s first-ever Women’s Film Festival. Her short documentary HOW I LEARNED TO SPEAK TURKISH (2006) won a Documentary Jury Prize at the Atlanta Film Festival, and her short film #SLUTWALKNYC premiered at the Hampton’s International Film Festival in 2013.

ABIOLA ABRAMS, AUTHOR & SELF LOVE COACH

Abiola Abrams, the author of the award-winning “Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love,” is known for giving bold and empowering advice on networks from MTV to the Discovery Channel. In addition to being an in-demand inspirational speaker, transformational coach, multi-platform author, and ESSENCE advice columnist, Abiola writes and broadcasts about the heart-centered lifestyle, reclaiming your personal power, and answering your calling.

Whether you call her America’s Self-Love Coach, the Midwife for Your Inner Life, or a modern day conjure woman, it’s time to become who we were born to be, and Abiola has the tools to help us get there. Our mothers had Dear Abby and we have Dear Abiola. She’s the Olivia Pope of your personal life. Consider it handled with her personal power process that breaks through fear and the inner voices that keep us playing small.

Paradigm Shift Presents “It Was Rape” Screening & Discussion with Jennifer Baumgardner, Filmmaker & Activist

PARADIGM SHIFT: NYC’S FEMINIST COMMUNITY PRESENTS

“It Was Rape”
A Screening and Discussion with
JENNIFER BAUMGARDNER, Filmmaker & Activist
and a panel of women featured in the film
Trailer

Thursday, April 25th
7:00-9:15 PM
The Feminist District
The Tank- 151 W. 46th St. (b/t 6th & 7th Ave) 8th Floor, NYC 10036
elevator access
Subway: N,R,Q to 49th St. or B,D,F,M to Rockefeller Center

Cost: $12 pre-paid, $15 at door
LIMITED SEATING / Buy Online!
http://paradigmshiftnyc.brownpapertickets.com
FACEBOOK INVITE, Twitter @PShiftNYC, #itwasrape
JENNIFER’S BOOKS ARE THIRD WAVE CLASSICS:
http://www.jenniferbaumgardner.net/fem
Paradigm Shift T-Shirts on sale at event

“If [It Was Rape] starts a conversation, it won’t be a quiet one, which is just what Ms. Baumgardner wants.”—Susan Dominus, New York Times

“It Was Rape” will change the way you think about this most
terrible—and most everyday—of crimes. It’s heartrending, brave, and
important.”—Katha Pollitt, “Subject to Debate” columnist, *The Nation*

Co-Sponsors

Beauty Cares, Blanche Cook- Author & Distinguished Professor at John Jay College, Bluestockings, Clare Coss- Playwright & Activist, Jamia Wilson- Feminist Media Activist, Man Question, Manhattan Young Democrats, Michael Kimmel- PhD & Author, Service Women’s Action Network, Soapbox Inc. Speakers Who Speak Out, The Feminist Press, The Women’s Mosaic, Women & Hollywood, Young Feminists and Allies of National Organization for Women

Partners & Sponsors Welcome
Join as a supporting organization or co-sponsor!
Register: http://www.paradigmshiftnyc.com/sponsorship

Rape is wrong, illegal, reprehensible—and yet still tragically common. In this film, eight women tell their diverse personal stories of sexual assault, from a Midwestern teenager trying alcohol for the first time to a Native American woman gradually coming to terms with her abusive childhood. Gripping and emotional, this film is an opportunity to empathize with people—not just absorb faceless statistics—and to puncture the silence and denial that allow sexual assault to thrive. Ultimately, these stories shed light on how this epidemic affects us all.

It Was Rape began screening in December of 2012. This spring it will be part of film festivals, Take Back the Night events and anti-violence programming in Alabama, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Louisiana, Ohio, New York, and Arizona. To schedule a screening in your community or to purchase the film for institutional or advocacy use, please contact itwasrape@gmail.com.
Press: http://www.jenniferbaumgardner.net/press

Jennifer Baumgardner, Filmmaker & Activist
After five years as an editor at the feminist magazine, Ms., Fargo-native Jennifer Baumgardner began writing investigative pieces for Harper’s and The Nation, commentaries for NPR’s All Things Considered, and contributing to magazines such as Real Simple, Glamour, Redbook, Babble, Harper’s Bazaar, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, and Elle.

Jennifer is the author of five books: Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics, Abortion and Life, F ‘em! Goo Goo, Gaga, and Some Thoughts on Balls, as well as the best-selling books about feminism written with Amy Richards—Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future (FSG, 2000) and Grassroots: A Field Guide for Feminist Activism (FSG, 2005). In 2002, Jennifer and Amy founded Soapbox, Inc., a speakers’ bureau that also produces week-long Feminist Camps and Intensives, and seeks to connect people hungry for feminism with resources and with one another.

The Commonwealth Club of California honored her in their centennial year as a “Visionary for the 21st Century,” commenting that “in her role as author and activist, [Jennifer has] permanently changed the way people think about feminism…and will shape the next 100 years of politics and culture.” She created and produced the award-winning documentary “I Had an Abortion” in 2005. She directed and produced “It Was Rape,” and is thrilled that Paradigm Shift is supporting this event.

PARADIGM SHIFT NYC Presents:
Mental Health Care:
A Painful Legacy and Today’s Crisis
Screening & Discussion with Lucy Winer

PARADIGM SHIFT: NYC’S FEMINIST COMMUNITY PRESENTS

MENTAL HEALTH CARE: A PAINFUL LEGACY AND TODAY’S CRISIS

Screening & Discussion with LUCY WINER

Filmmaker of “Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution” and

STEPHANIE SCHROEDER, Activist & Author “Beautiful Wreck: Sex, Lies, and Suicide”

Trailer

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 6:30-9:15 PM

The Feminist District- The Tank- 151 W. 46th St. (b/t 6th & 7th Ave) 8th Floor, NYC 10036, elevator access. Subway: N,R,Q to 49th St. or B,D,F,M to Rockefeller Center

Cost: $12 pre-paid, $15 at door

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“An extraordinarily powerful film…poignant and insightful”

- Stewart Nusbaumer, Filmmaker Magazine

“A tour de force.  I have not seen anything as well made, as sensitive, nor as thoughtful.”

– Howard H. Goldman, MD PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine

PARTNERS & SPONSORS WELCOME

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Wildlight Productions, Inc Presents a film by Lucy Winer & Karen Eaton

www.kingsparkmovie.com

Sponsors who generously donated: Institute for Expressive Analysis, Wildlight Productions, Clare Coss, Dr. Lynn Somerstein, Creative Evolution, Critical Therapy Center

Director Lucy Winer’s personal exploration of America’s mental health care system shines a powerful light on where we’ve been, where we are now, and where we’re headed.

In 1967, as a teenager, Winer was committed to Long Island’s Kings Park State Hospital. Forty years later, she returns to the now-shuttered institution to face the traumas of her past. In the process, Winer goes beyond her own experience to reveal the stories of other former residents, employees, and the hospital itself, crafting a vivid record of how mental health care has changed – and faltered – in the decades since her treatment. Deftly balancing the personal and the public, Winer allows the viewer to experience the decrepit yet still foreboding buildings where she was locked away, and to share in the troubling memories of others, as a way to convey how we as a society deal with mental illness. As a result, Kings Park becomes a powerful tool – cathartic for anyone touched by similar experiences, but also an opportunity for viewers to explore and debate our current system of treatment.

LUCY WINER, Producer/Director, has been directing and producing award winning documentaries for over 30 years. Committed throughout her career to issues of social concern, her directing credits include Greetings from Washington D.C., an impressionistic look at the First National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights; Rate It X, a critically-acclaimed documentary feature about sexism in America; Silent Pioneers, the first of its kind documentary about lesbian and gay seniors; Positive: Life with HIV, a ground-breaking, four-part public television series; and Golden Threads, an ITVS-funded documentary about the unforgettable, ninety-three-year-old activist and organizer, Christine Burton. Winer’s work has been distributed theatrically in this country and overseas, and broadcast nationally on PBS and cable. Her work has been called “intriguing, often hair-raising” by the New York Times; “warm, witty and genuinely touching” by the L.A. Times.  Her awards include “Outstanding Film of the Year” from the London Film Festival, a Golden Plaque from the Chicago International Film Festival, a CINE Golden Eagle and an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Picture.”

STEPHANIE SCHROEDER, AUTHOR & ACTIVIST

www.beautifulwreck.com

beautifulwreck1.wordpress.com

www.stephanieschroeder.com

Beautiful Wreak: Sex, Lies & Suicide: “Brave and relentless, a courage to do it all that astounds one.  Always with a sense of humor, a jauntiness that says to hell with ordinary opinion.”

-Kate Millett, author of Sexual Politics

Twenty-five year old Stephanie Schroeder arrived in New York City in 1990 with edgy good looks, attitude to burn and undiagnosed bipolar disorder. Her unflinching memoir chronicles her trajectory through the worlds of queer political activism, corporate America, intimate partner violence, unwilling parenthood, erotic discovery, 9/11…and three attempted suicides. Repeatedly falling through the cracks of the U.S. healthcare system, Schroeder became her own advocate, found help and began a healthier life. Readers will find both entertainment and inspiration in the rollercoaster twists and turns.

Stephanie Schroeder is a queer feminist writer and activist based in Brooklyn, New York.

Her work has been anthologized in the classic anthology, That’s Revolting: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation, Up All Night: Adventures in Lesbian Sex, Hot & Bothered: Short, Short Fiction on Lesbian Desire, volumes 3 & 4 and other erotic anthologies.  Schroeder is currently a Contributing Editor at Curve Magazine and a cultural blogger at Curvemag.com.  An independent mental illness awareness activist and advocate for social and economic justice, Schroeder is also a keen cultural observer, and her appetite for odd juxtapositions and interesting contradictions informs all of her work.  A mental health consumer who graduated from Hunter College with a BA in communications and holds a JD from New York Law School, Schroeder has a special interest in creativity and mental illness and therapeutic jurisprudence.

PARADIGM SHIFT: NYC’S FEMINIST COMMUNITY

http://www.ParadigmShiftNYC.com

Use the “F” word.

Change NYC. Change the World.

Paradigm Shift NYC is the New York City metro-area’s critically acclaimed and largest feminist community group and event series. We’ve produced over 40 sold out lectures, discussions, screenings, and performances featuring leaders in feminist thought, that range from artists and academics to filmmakers and policy activists. Paradigm Shift NYC events challenge and inspire attendees to contribute to the feminist movement by providing a unique and welcoming platform for expression and coalition building. In early 2011, Berkeley College commissioned Paradigm Shift to produce a four-part webinar series on domestic violence, LGBTQ community building, and creating sexual empowerment. We have partnerships with over 130 progressive organizations. TimeOut New York named Paradigm Shift “Critics’ Pick” on 12 occasions, an unprecedented honor among progressive organizations.  Meredith Villano, Co-Founder and Director, was honored by Feminist Press “40 Under 40: The Future of Feminism”.

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TWITTER: @PShiftNYC

Paradigm Shift NYC Presents: “It Was Rape” Screening & Discussion with Jennifer Baumgardner, Filmmaker & Activist

PARADIGM SHIFT: NYC’S FEMINIST COMMUNITY PRESENTS

“IT WAS RAPE”
A Screening and Discussion with
JENNIFER BAUMGARDNER, Filmmaker & Activist
and a panel of women featured in the film
Trailer

Thursday, April 25th
7:00-9:15 PM
The Feminist District
The Tank- 151 W. 46th St. (b/t 6th & 7th Ave) 8th Floor, NYC 10036
elevator access
Subway: N,R,Q to 49th St. or B,D,F,M to Rockefeller Center

Cost: $12 pre-paid, $15 at door
LIMITED SEATING / Buy Online!
http://paradigmshiftnyc.brownpapertickets.com
FACEBOOK INVITE, Twitter @PShiftNYC, #itwasrape
JENNIFER’S BOOKS ARE THIRD WAVE CLASSICS:
http://www.jenniferbaumgardner.net/fem
Paradigm Shift T-Shirts on sale at event

“If [It Was Rape] starts a conversation, it won’t be a quiet one, which is just what Ms. Baumgardner wants.”—Susan Dominus, New York Times

“It Was Rape” will change the way you think about this most
terrible—and most everyday—of crimes. It’s heartrending, brave, and
important.”—Katha Pollitt, “Subject to Debate” columnist, *The Nation*

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

Rape is wrong, illegal, reprehensible—and yet still tragically common. In this film, eight women tell their diverse personal stories of sexual assault, from a Midwestern teenager trying alcohol for the first time to a Native American woman gradually coming to terms with her abusive childhood. Gripping and emotional, this film is an opportunity to empathize with people—not just absorb faceless statistics—and to puncture the silence and denial that allow sexual assault to thrive. Ultimately, these stories shed light on how this epidemic affects us all.

It Was Rape began screening in December of 2012. This spring it will be part of film festivals, Take Back the Night events and anti-violence programming in Alabama, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Louisiana, Ohio, New York, and Arizona. To schedule a screening in your community or to purchase the film for institutional or advocacy use, please contact itwasrape@gmail.com.
Press: http://www.jenniferbaumgardner.net/press

Jennifer Baumgardner, Filmmaker & Activist
After five years as an editor at the feminist magazine, Ms., Fargo-native Jennifer Baumgardner began writing investigative pieces for Harper’s and The Nation, commentaries for NPR’s All Things Considered, and contributing to magazines such as Real Simple, Glamour, Redbook, Babble, Harper’s Bazaar, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, and Elle.

Jennifer is the author of five books: Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics, Abortion and Life, F ‘em! Goo Goo, Gaga, and Some Thoughts on Balls, as well as the best-selling books about feminism written with Amy Richards—Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future (FSG, 2000) and Grassroots: A Field Guide for Feminist Activism (FSG, 2005). In 2002, Jennifer and Amy founded Soapbox, Inc., a speakers’ bureau that also produces week-long Feminist Camps and Intensives, and seeks to connect people hungry for feminism with resources and with one another.

The Commonwealth Club of California honored her in their centennial year as a “Visionary for the 21st Century,” commenting that “in her role as author and activist, [Jennifer has] permanently changed the way people think about feminism…and will shape the next 100 years of politics and culture.” She created and produced the award-winning documentary “I Had an Abortion” in 2005. She directed and produced “It Was Rape,” and is thrilled that Paradigm Shift is supporting this event.

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“THE GUY’S GUIDE TO FEMINISM” What Does Feminism Have To Do With Men? A Conversation with Michael Kimmel, Author & Quentin Walcott, Co-Exec Dir Connect

LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE – BUY ONLINE!

FACEBOOK INVITE: Link to come

LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE – BUY ONLINE!

BUY THE BOOK: http://bluestockings.com and http://guysguidetofeminism.com/order-now

“A relevant, inclusive, funny, and straight-to-the-point explanation of how and why feminism improves life for the male half the the world, too.”
- Gloria Steinem
Photography by Amy Mitten
amittensphoto@gmail.com
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PARTNERS WELCOME:
Join as a supporting organization or co-sponsor!
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Email: Meredith@paradigmshiftnyc.com
MICHAEL KIMMEL, PhD
Paradigm Shift featured speaker “Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men” (2010) & “Feminist Men: Increasing Visibility” (2009).  Michael Kimmel is among the leading researchers and writers on men and masculinity in the world today. The author or editor of more than twenty volumes, his books include Changing Men: New Directions in Research on Men and Masculinity (1987), Men Confront Pornography (1990), The Politics of Manhood (1996), The Gender of Desire (2005) and The History of Men (2005). His documentary history, “Against the Tide: Pro-Feminist Men in the United States, 1776-1990” (Beacon, 1992), chronicled men who supported women’s equality since the founding of the country.
His book, Manhood in America: A Cultural History (1996) was hailed as the definitive work on the subject. Reviewers called the book “wide-ranging, level headed, human and deeply interesting,” “superb… thorough, impressive and fascinating.” One reviewer wrote that “Kimmel’s humane, path breaking study points the way toward a redefinition of manhood that combines strength with nurturing, personal accountability, compassion and egalitarianism” while another called it “the most wide-ranging, clear-sighted, accessible book available on the mixed fortunes of masculinity in the United States.” (A 10th anniversary edition was published by Oxford University Press.)
His most recent book, Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men (2008) is a best-selling investigation of young people’s lives today, based on interviews with more than 400 young men, ages 16-26. Featured in major television and radio interviews, the books was widely reviewed and praised in all major media outlets. “If you’ve ever had a conversation with a teenage boy and wondered what on earth was going on…this book will serve you well.” And feminist icon Gloria Steinem said that “Michael Kimmel’s Guyland could save the humanity of many young men – and the sanity of their friends and parents.” Feature film rights were optioned to Dreamworks.
Kimmel is a Professor of Sociology at SUNY Stony Brook, and lives in Brooklyn, New York with his family.
QUENTIN WALCOTT
Paradigm Shift’s featured speaker “From Violence to Empowerment: Combating Domestic Violence In Your Community” (webinar 2011).  Through his bold work, Quentin Walcott is pushing communities to redefine manhood and is building a society that embraces equality and rejects violence against women and girls as the status quo. An anti-violence activist and educator, he has spent the last 16 years addressing a critical part of the equation to stopping violence against women: men. Quentin has developed and launched some of New York City’s only programs aimed at transforming bystanders, male youth, and even batterers into allies and activists against all forms of violence. Quentin is the newly appointed CONNECT Co-Executive Director, along with Sally MacNichol, where they are working together as allies to prevent and end all forms of violence. At CONNECT he has created a wide range of programming on manhood and fatherhood that has been delivered across New York City, including inventive programs for teens. Quentin’s work, vision, and activism were honored by NOW – NYC as a recipient of their 2012 Susan B. Anthony Award.
Event Partners:
Blanche Cook, Author & Activist
Clare Cross, Playwright & Activist

 

 

March 5: Fighting For A World Where Girls Are Not For Sale: Talk with Author/Activist/ Survivor Rachel Lloyd at The Cooper Union

Monday, March 5 at 6:30 PM

GIRLS LIKE US:
Fighting For A World Where Girls Are Not For Sale

Talk with Author/Activist/ Survivor Rachel Lloyd at The Cooper Union

Free and open to the public

WHAT:               GIRLS LIKE US:  Fighting For A World Where Girls Are Not For Sale
Rachel Lloyd tells the moving story of her escape from the commercial sex trade in Europe, detailed in her memoir, Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not For Sale, at The Cooper Union-Rose Auditorium on Monday, March 5 at 6:30 PM.  Once a teenage victim of exploitation, she has devoted her career to activism and helping other young girls escape “the life.”   Today Lloyd is executive director of GEMS: Girls Educational and Mentoring Services in New York City and has turned it into one of the nation’s most groundbreaking nonprofit organizations.

WHO:             Rachel Lloyd is a nationally recognized expert on the issue of commercial sexual exploitation. In 1998, with only a computer and $30, Lloyd, a survivor of commercial sexual exploitation, established GEMS: Girls Educational and Mentoring Services to support girls and young women victimized by the commercial sex industry in the U.S.   Now the nation’s largest organization offering direct services to girls and young women, ages 12-24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking, GEMS empowers survivors to escape the sex industry and develop to their full potential.

WHEN:          Monday, March 5, 2012 at 6:30 PM

WHERE:       The Cooper Union – The Great Hall, 7 E. 7th St. (bet 3rd and 4th Aves), NYC, 10003 Subways: Astor Place (6), 8th Street (N, R))

COST:            Free

INFO:             212.353.4195; cooper.edu; events@ cooper.edu

PRESS CONTACT: Jolene Travis, (212) 353-4158, jolene@cooper.edu

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