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Events

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Aug
31
6:30pm 6:30pm

LGBTQAI+ Muslims & Allies Eid-Ul-Adha Dinner

https://gaycenter.org/eiddinner

Please join us for this festive, interfaith event. We're co-sponsoring! 

EID-UL-ADHA DINNER

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, in partnership with the NYC Commission On Human Rights, the Nur Ashki Jerrahi Community Sufi Order, Tarab NYC, the Caribbean Equality Project, Muslims For Progressive Values- New York (MPV-NY), and Young Feminists & Allies (YFA) - NOW's 1st Virtual Chapter, invite you to join us for dinner to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha. Also known as the "Feast of the Sacrifice," this holiday celebrates Ibrahim's devotion to Allah. The evening will be an opportunity to gather and celebrate community over delicious food!

FREE REGISTRATION

This event is open to the public and completely free of charge, but registration is required. To request an accommodation or interpretation, or for any other inquiries, please email advocacyevents@gaycenter.org.

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Jun
18
11:00am11:00am

Feminist Self-Defense in Prospect Park

Register at: https://tinyurl.com/FEMINIST061817 

Learn self-defense under the sun!

Join us for an evening of butt-kicking, fun, and empowerment! Learn about Rachel's self-defense philosophy in her recent ESPN article here.

This one-hour workshop includes a full-range of self-defense tactics based in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a ground fighting system that uses leverage to subdue assailants with chokes and joint locks.

Workshop participants will gain basic skills in

  • How to fall properly
  • Controlling distance
  • Escaping vulnerable positions
  • Being offensive from the ground
  • Chokeholds
  • Joint locks

*This class is geared toward those who are vulnerable to gender-based violence.Donations over $10/person will sponsor free courses for women with financial need.

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Jun
11
11:00am11:00am

FREE Feminist Self-Defense in Brooklyn

We will be hosting a FREE feminist self-defense workshop in Prospect Park! Please join us for some under the sun feminist fun! Rachel's workshops are empowering and transformational. We hope you can make it!

You can read more about her self-defense philosophy in her ESPN article here: http://www.espn.com/espnw/voices/article/19034512/how-feminist-self-defense-flips-script-violence-women

RSVP for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/feminist-self-defense-in-prospect-park-tickets-34842633254

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Jun
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

FREE Feminist Self-Defense in Manhattan!

We will be hosting another FREE feminist Self-Defense workshop with Rachel Piazza in June! Join us for an evening of butt-kicking, fun, and empowerment! Learn about Rachel's self-defense philosophy in her recent ESPN article here.

A huge thanks to the New York City Parks Department for hosting us in the space.

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/feminist-self-defense-in-manhattan-tickets-34982690168

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Apr
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Free Self-Defense Workshop

Please join our Treasurer Rachel Piazza for a free self-defense workshop. She will teach feminist self-defense, which is quite different than traditional forms. You can learn more about this form in her recent ESPN article here.

A huge thanks to the New York City Parks Department for hosting us in the space. They hosted another workshop last month, for International Women's Day. 

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-self-defense-workshop-tickets-33484041670

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Apr
8
12:30pm12:30pm

It's On Us Northeast Regional Summit

Hosted by Fordham University It's On Us
President Jerin Arifa will take part in a roundtable discussion. She will share her experience of being one of two students who spearheaded the creation of the campus sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking policy for the largest, public urban university in the U.S.

What are our goals at a campus, community, city, and state level? What stakeholders with power do/don't we have access to? How do we as individuals, organizations, and an NYC team fit together and how can we most effectively pool our resources to create the most change?

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Mar
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

Activism to Action: Panel and Tabling

Organized by WIN.NYC
Join President Jerin Arifa during this all-star panel to learn about concrete actions you can take and organizations to get involved with, post election.

Panelists: 

  • Carmelyn Malalis: Chair and Commissioner, NYC Commission on Human Rights
  • Carlene Pinto: Campaign Manager, NY Immigration Coalition
  • Jerin Arifa: President, Young Feminists and Allies: National Organization for Women's (NOW) Inaugural Virtual Chapter
  • Sara Valenzuela: Vice President at Patrick B. Jenkins & Associates, and most recently Director of National Latino Outreach, Hillary for America

Moderator: 

Christina M Greer, PhD: Associate Chair, Department of Political Science, Fordham University

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Mar
8
5:00pm 5:00pm

Free Self-Defense Workshop

NYC Parks Presents: A Celebration of International Women's Day!
Please join our Treasurer Rachel Piazza for a free self-defense workshop, 7:30 PM--8 PM. She will also present on an inspiring panel.

President Jerin Arifa will be tabling throughout the event, from 5 PM--8:30 PM. A huge thanks to the NYC Parks Department for hosting this event.

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Feb
15
9:00pm 9:00pm

Be Your Own Valentine: Feminist Tools & Tips

To celebrate Valentine's Day 2017, learn how to increase love for the most important person in your life -- YOU! 

Please join us on a webinar to learn how to increase self esteem and self compassion, as well as create or strengthen your own Feminist Force Field (FFF)

We will also hear from high school feminists across the nation, who are doing incredible feminist work. 

We want to highlight you and your feminist activism! Join us to learn how. Open to all -- members and non-members.

Video conference Link: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/youngfeminists; Online Meeting ID: youngfeminists; (When you click on the link above, it will ask you to download the FreeConferenceCall Desktop or Mobile application beforehand for video options and screen sharing)

If you'd rather just call in: Dial-in Number: (712) 451-0459; Access Code: 127369

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