Monthly Archives: August 2015

September 2 – Staying True to Self: A Panel Discussion

September 2nd signing

Join us for a panel discussion about authenticity, passion, and reaching for the stars with authors Lisa K, Stanley Fritz, and Marc Polite.

Lisa K.’s “By Design: A Guide to Getting it Right, Keeping it Tight and Claiming Your Queendom” delivers a fun and sassy perspective on how the simple yet powerful act of making a decision can transform your life in a great way. Geared to support the modern day woman, this no non-sense guide reveals ways to invoke your royal presence, ignite the ‘passion of self’ and be well on your way to reclaiming your crown. Delivered through thought provoking questions and guided ‘real-life, real-time’ signature exercises like “Are you THAT Woman?” and “3 Steps to Fabulous Honey”, the author takes you on a journey of self reflection, conscious decisions and unapologetic actions. With heartfelt sass and an in-your face authenticity, Lisa K. helps you know where you are, see where you would like to be and supports you on your journey to get there… FABULOUSLY!

Stanley Fritz is the political writer/Editor-In-Chief for He is also the author of “Beautiful Problems” and the Engineer/Co-Host of “Let Your Voice Be Heard! Radio.”. Born and raised in East New York Brooklyn, Stanley is a proud Obama supporter who believes that education is the ultimate pathway to prosperity.

Marc W. Polite is an award winning writer from New York City. He is the founder of Polite On Society, a blog of political analysis and social commentary established in 2009. Most recently, Marc was recognized by the New York Association of Black Journalists at the Awards Gala for “Best Blog Commentary” of 2014. His progressive political commentary has been featured in such places as Time Magazine, Black Star News, Harlem News Group, The Grio, The Atlanta Post, and the New England Informer.

Staying True to Self: A Panel Discussion
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY


August 28 – AMH & Word@4F Present: Lunatic@- Bringing Voice and Awareness to Latino Mental Health

AMH Lunatica SS Flier Official

AMH’s Summer Salon Series is a yearly creative & critical social space in which issues related to Latino mental health and psychology are explored from an urban social justice perspective. This year’s event “Lunatic@- Bringing Voice and Awareness to Latino Mental Health” aims to combine artistic performance (spoken word by Wordat4F) and critical community discussion (panel w/ Q&A) ) in service of destigmatizing mental illness and bringing awareness to the mental health needs of the Latino community.
After a brief introduction to AMH, the mood of the night will be set by a variety of spoken word performances exploring topics such as mental illness, Latinidad and bilingualism. After an intermission, a panel discussion will resume the night by critically discussing the therapeutic and liberatory potential of bilingual spoken word and other urban arts.

Nefertiti Asanti
Thomas Fucaloro
Elisabet Velasquez
Black Angel
(among others!!!)

Dior Vargas
Chakira M. Haddock-Lazala
Mel Martinez

$10 Online Presale
$15 Day of and At Door

Order tickets via Eventbrite:

Aliados for Mental Health (AMH) is a grassroots consortium founded in 2011 and organized around a central cause- bringing awareness to Latino Psychology and addressing the mental health needs of this ever-growing population. Foundational to this cause is the advancement, development and provision of socially conscious linguistically-appropriate (bilingual) mental health services to oppressed and subjugated populations such as Latino immigrants, refugees and LQBTQA.

AMH & Word@4F Present: Lunatic@- Bringing Voice and Awareness to Latino Mental Health
Friday, August 28, 2015
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY