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

June 19 – Pink Sari Gang Documentary

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If women activists are to be successful, it will be from understanding and utilizing the strategies of other successful resistance movements, led by women, both throughout history and in present time. This success must become the lifeblood of our own movements.

The Pink Sari Gang of India, is one such movement. Otherwise known as the Gulabi Gang, this grassroots, 10,000 women-strong, women-led movement in India has developed in response to widespread domestic abuse and other violence against women. These modern day women warriors, wear pink saris, symbolizing strength and arm themselves with bamboo sticks, for weapons. Their fight for social justice on behalf of oppressed and abused women, uses and teaches physical self-defense and empowers women with community outreach efforts in rural India.

Join us for a screening of the documentary revealing their resistance tactics. After the screening we will discuss what we can learn from our sister-warriors in pink saris and how to apply this to sexual violence prevention work in our communities.

Pink Sari Gang Documentary
Friday, June 19, 2015
6-9pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY

June 14 – KIDS’ CSB Book Harvest: COMICS EDITION!

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During this particular CSB Harvest, we’ll be featuring the incredible donation we received from DC Comics!

The Word Up CSB (Community Supported Bookshop) is a bookshop member program modeled on neighborhood CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture), which help local farmers sustain their operations. Join current bookstore members for an exclusive first pick of a huge selection of used books during this very special event.

Not a member yet? Basic shares start at $20—and Kids’ shares are $10. Continuing memberships and School Shares also available. For more information, visit our website, or stop in to Word Up to speak to a volunteer.

All DC comics are 50% off cover price!

We will also have some great healthy snacks from Ka-Paow! Veggie Jamz thanks to Armando Batista!

KIDS’ CSB Book Harvest: COMICS EDITION!
Sunday, June 14, 2015
3-5pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY