Category Archives: Workshop

July 15, 22, & 29 + August 5, 2017: bell hooks: Desire, Education, Freedom

Word Up welcomes the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research for a course on bell hooks. Past BISR courses at Word Up have focused on James Baldwin and Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote. The course “bell hooks: Desire, Education, Freedom” is taught by Asma Abbas.
bell hooks is one of the foremost contemporary thinkers addressing questions of gendered, racial, and economic liberation, pioneering the social application of ideas about marginality that are now commonplace in both academic and popular discourse. Feminist liberation, for hooks, must push past victimization narratives and exclusivity to become a deeply inclusive critique, aimed at general emancipation from the interlocked systems of patriarchy, white supremacy, and capitalism. hooks does not limit or style her critique to academic questions but rather pushes public intellectual engagement and incisive cultural criticism, encouraging readers to question the comfortable center — from popular culture to political life. hooks wants us to ask, in particular, about the role of education and cultural life in understanding our own desires. Can we educate ourselves, our very desires, toward freedom? Even towards a freedom from what often attaches us to our own domination?

This course will move through bell hooks’ multi-genre oeuvre that addresses racism, patriarchy, and capitalism, as she argues for an inversion of systems of power and priority, placing the marginalized, the wounded, and the excluded at the centre of our actions, arts, theories, sensibilities, and insurgencies. We will read, listen, and watch from Ain’t I a Woman, Teaching to Transgress, Feminism is For Everybody, Feminist Theory: From Margin to Centre, Reel to Real: Race, Sex, and Class at the Movies, and more.

For more details, visit:
https://thebrooklyninstitute.com/items/courses/bell-hooks-desire-education-freedom/

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
bell hooks: Desire, Education, Freedom
Course by Brooklyn Institute for Social Research
4 Saturdays: July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5, 2017
2–5pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York NY 10032

May 24-Power to the Parents: Community Support for Expecting and New Parents

Are you a new or expecting parent? Do you have questions about birth or newborn care? Are you trying to figure out what kind of birth setting is best for you? Do you want to learn more about how to work together with your medical caregiver? Do you need help with breastfeeding? Do you want to try on some baby carriers or learn how to adjust your carrier to your body? Or do you just want to meet and hang out with other parents? Get the information you need and enjoy tea, cookies, and community with fellow parents and experienced perinatal professionals. Se habla espanol. Facilitators: Tiffany Kapri Johnson – postpartum doula, babywearing educator, and mother of two (with one on the way!). Esdras Santana – birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, lactation counselor, and mother of two. Koyuki Smith – birth doula, childbirth educator, babywearing educator, and mother of two. For more information: koyukismith@gmail.com

Power to the Parents: Community Support for Expecting and New Parents
Wednesday May 24, 2017
4–7pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113  Amsterdam avenue (at 165)
New York NY 10032

April 26 – Power to the Parents

Are you a new or expecting parent?

Do you have questions about birth or newborn care? Are you trying to figure out what kind of birth setting is best for you? Do you want to learn more about how to work together with your medical caregiver? Are you looking for a safe space to process your birthing experience? Do you need help with breastfeeding? Do you want to try on some baby carriers or learn how to adjust your carrier to your body? Or do you just want to meet and hang out with other parents?

Come to POWER TO THE PARENTS! Community Perinatal Support at Word Up Community Bookshop. Get the information you need and enjoy tea, cookies, and community with fellow parents and experienced perinatal professionals. Se habla espanol.

Facilitators:
Tiffany Kapri Johnson – postpartum doula, babywearing educator, and mother of two (with one on the way!).
Esdras Santana – birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, lactation counselor, and mother of two.
Koyuki Smith – birth doula, childbirth educator, babywearing educator, and mother of two.

This event accords on:
April 26
May 24
June 28
For more information: koyukismith@gmail.com

Power to the Parent
Wednesday April 26, 2017
4–7pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Avenue. (at 165 St.)
New York NY 10032

 

26 de Febrero – Círculo de lectura para adultos

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Una reunión casual para sumergirse en el hábito de la lectura y la literatura en español a través de cuentos ilustrados, poemas, relatos y más. Moderada por Mariel Escalante, voluntaria de Word Up.

Círculo de lectura para adultos 

Domingo, 26 de febrero, 2017

3–5pm

Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria

2113 Avenida Amsterdam

Nueva York,  NY 10032

February 12 – QTC Board Games and Conversation

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Come enjoy some games with the QTC at Word Up. Spend an afternoon with cards, monopoly, and more!

There will be refreshments!

Q & T community seeks to create an inclusive Queer and Trans community that regularly meets uptown. Our mission is to have a safe space where we can connect, share and learn.

QTC Board Games and Conversation
Sunday, February 12, 2017
12-3pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032