July 9 – WE ACT for Environmental Justice presents Northern Manhattan Climate Change Resilience Report

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The “Northern Manhattan Climate Change Resilience Project” is a collaborative planning process for ensuring that New York City’s response to climate change meets the needs of low-income and other marginalized communities in Northern Manhattan and beyond. In addition to advocating for public policies that reverse the city’s legacy of socio-economic inequality, participants are working to develop systems of local cooperation that can build community power as the city restructures itself to deal with the climate crisis.

This meeting will include a review of the climate change proposals generated during our workshops, and strategies for implementing those ideas during the coming years.

WE ACT for Environmental Justice presents Northern Manhattan Climate Change Resilience Report
Thursday, July 9, 2015
6:30-8:30pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY

Junio 27 – Presentación de los libros

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Presentación de los libros: Grizal de César J. Sánchez y Malparidez de Diego Rivelino

Los invitamos a conocer a dos de las mejores nuevas voces de la poesía hispano-nuyorkina. Dos estilos diferentes, que sin duda, representan el contexto multidiverso que encierra nuestro que hacer. Este evento es una obligación para el espíritu.

César Eduardo: Trujillo, Perú (1989). Transcurre su niñez en esta ciudad de la costa litoral. En el ‘98 se muda a Lima, donde reside hasta el 2002. Ese año se traslada a los Estados Unidos. Después de la publicación de Viracocha Borealis en el 2012, entra a formar parte del Colectivo Poetas en Nueva York, con quienes suele participar en los eventos de difusión cultural que se realizan a lo largo de la metrópolis. Asimismo, ha colaborado en ocasiones con el periódico cultural Vecindad. También practica las artes plásticas y el diseño gráfico. Ha presentado su obra visual durante Miami Art Basel con el conjunto Black Tape Art (2013) y en Greenpoint Gallery (2014). Actualmente reside en Brooklyn.

Diego Rivelino (Líriko) (Colombia. 1977). Reside en New York desde 1993. Poeta, escritor y diseñador gráfico. Ha escrito varios textos para las revista Hibrido Magazine y La Botica de España. Publicó el poemario Sinasco (2007), su reciente obra poética Arte Bestial (2009), participó en la antología El tejedor en Nueva York (2011) de la editorial LUPI de España. Miembro activo del Colectivo Poetas en Nueva York y de su publicación Vecindad.”

Presentación de los libros
Sábado, Junio 27, 2015
6-8pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY

June 27 – Hands Up for Assata

June 27 - Assata

In the past year, we have heard Assata’s words chanted at demonstrations throughout the country signifying that she is still with us and still inspiring movement. Since the US and Cuba opened up conversations around improving relations, many have started to ask ” what does this mean for Sis. Assata and the bounty that still is in effect to bring her back?”. In this event, we will spend time listening to her words about Cuba where she has been in asylum since 1984, what is happening currently given her place on the FBI’s Most Wanted List and how can we support our sister and family in Cuba. Information about the upcoming Pastors for Peace Caravan to challenge the US blockade of Cuba will be provided as well.

Hands Up for Assata
Saturday, June 27, 2015
3-5pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY

June 25 – Jazz in the Heightzz

June 25 - Jazz in the Heightzz

“Jazz in the Heightzz” has been a very successful concert series, presenting jazz concerts at a growing number of well-known venues in Washington Heights.

For the second time, there will be an edition at Word Up, presenting a band of internationally acclaimed jazz artists, led by Ruben Steijn. The New Yorker pianist Dan Rufolo (“A rising star in the world of jazz”, Independant Press) and Jakob Dreyer on Bass will complete this great band.

A wonderful evening of Jazz, wine and books. No cover, donations appreciated. More information on www.facebook.com/jazzintheheightzz

Jazz in the Heightzz
Thursday, June 25, 2015
7-9pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY

June 26 – The Kings perform Uptown

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The Wordat4F on Friday, June 25th features three tremendous artists. The Kings—A.R. Garcia, Nick Finn, and David “D Black Roberts”—will surely not disappoint. There’ll also be a raffle for A.R.’s upcoming performance of THE BROKEN BACHELOR on July 11th. $10 at the door

The Kings perform Uptown
Friday, June 26, 2015
8-11pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY

June 20 – Reading with Rigo Diaz, Crónicas de una Nación

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Crònicas de una Nación–Hacia la Tierra (Chronicles of a Nation–Towards the Land) is a raw, honest account of Rigo Diaz’s journey from addiction, abuse, and hopelessness to finding faith in the supernatural and the everyday. Reading will be mostly in Spanish, mixed with lots of English as well.

Reading with Rigo Diaz, Crónicas de una Nación
Saturday, June 20, 2015
6-8pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY

June 18 – Uptown Stories Marathon Reading

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Celebrate the young writers of Uptown Stories! Based in Washington Heights, Uptown Stories offers small-group, after-school writing workshops led by professional writers and master teachers. Students learn the craft of writing, engage their imaginations, practice giving and receiving constructive feedback, and join an exciting, supportive community.

This reading is a culmination of the work done by the fiction and creative nonfiction workshop students (ages 10–14). Workshop participants: Hailey Anderson, Jordyn Smalls, Leandra Suarez, Rizvan Sneed, Caleb Gallacher, Charlotte Levenson, Delilah Friedman, Ethan Park, Graydon Hanson, Helina Franklin, Kaya Gabsy, Siena Stoller, and Sofia O’Malley.

Uptown Stories Marathon Reading
Thursday, June 18, 2015
6-8pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY