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November 25- We the News Story Circle

Join We the News’s story circle and share your stories of migration, rituals, tradition, and race as an immigrant living in New York City. The stories shared will be documented and transcribed into zines in a traveling newsstand. Each participant will have a set time to share and listen as we co-create our own narratives.

Food and drinks will be provided. Interpretation can be available with advance notice; please email info@wordupbooks.com to request interpretation.

RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-the-news-story-circle-tickets-52409801126.

We the News is a newsstand that publishes and distributes immigrant-focused publications and products. It features zines that archive stories and conversations shared by Black immigrants and first-generation Black Americans during a series of story circles in Brooklyn, New York. The project is a collaboration with the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) with the support of The Laundromat Project.

 We the News Story Circle                                                                                         Sunday, November 25, 2018                                                                                 2:30- 4:30 pm                                                                                                                  Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria                             2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.                                                                  New York NY 10032


November 24- Blind Date With a Book: Holiday Edition

{español abajo}

Get the holidays started right with BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK: Holiday Kickoff Party. Need a gift? Want to treat yourself? Our volunteer staff has hand-picked (and already wrapped) some of our favorites.

Word Up will be providing free cocoa & wrapping paper through the holidays (while supplies last). Be the first to get Word Up & new wrapping paper!
Free hot cocoa and cookies!!
Free Gift wrap!
Empieza las festividades con una
Una celebración para iniciar las festividades

¿Necesitas un regalo? ¿Quieres consentirte a ti mismo? Nuestro colectivo de voluntarios ha seleccionado y envuelto algunos de nuestros libros favoritos.

Word Up les tendrá chocolate caliente y envoltura de regalo durante las festividades (hasta agotar existencias) ¡Sé la primera persona que tenga la nueva envoltura de regalo de Word Up!
Chocolate caliente y galletas de cortesía!!
Envoltura de regalo gratuita!

  BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK: Holiday Kickoff /  CITA A CIEGAS CON UN LIBRO                                                                                                  Saturday, November 24, 2018 /Sábado, 24 de noviembre                        2:00- 5:00 pm                                                                                                              Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria                             2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.                                                                  New York NY 10032

November 17- Business of Art

Through this professional development workshop, artists of all genres and of all stages in their careers will learn important insights about the evolving business of art. In order to bring their art businesses to new levels, artists must develop new skills and knowledge or perfect them. If you’re not constantly learning and growing, then you’ll always be stuck in the same place. Learning new techniques or perfecting old ones is as important as understanding that the best professional practices are crucial if you want to make your living as an artist and be successful at it. You want to make educated decisions about your art practice.

During this professional development workshop, you can learn everything from developing your curriculum, maximizing the impact of your CV, Statement and Bio, the right strategies to base your artist’s career on and erasing some of the guesswork that comes from being an artist and entrepreneur, outlining various methods on building your brand and marketing strategies, knowing your worth : pricing for profit, time management, finance, tax tips and legal issues for creatives to protect their businesses and craft.
This workshop is especially geared towards helping artists gain the resources and connections they need to be successful self-employed artists.

For more information and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-business-of-art-tickets-51467971087

   Business of Art                                                                                                         Saturday, November 17, 2018                                                                                 1:30- 4:30 pm                                                                                                                  Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria                             2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.                                                                  New York NY 10032

Sep. 16–Nov. 18, 11am–2pm: ESPAÑOL para jóvenes bilingües / SPANISH for bilingual youth

Este curso de educación política popular bilingüe ha sido creado para jóvenes mayores de 18 años de la comunidad de Washington Heights/Inwood que desean mejorar sus habilidades en el español. Durante el curso se tratarán los siguientes temas: la inmigración, el racismo, el género, la comunidad LGBT, el desplazamiento urbano, la violencia policiaca, la justicia del lenguaje, la educación pública y el arte político, entre otros.

This bilingual political education course is designed for local Spanish-English bilingual youth (age 18+) in Washington Heights/Inwood who want to improve their Spanish language skills. The following topics will be discussed during the course: immigration, racism, gender, LGBTQ rights, gentrification, police violence, language justice, public education and political art. To register, email aur2104@tc.edu, or text/call (917) 912-9242.
Aldo Ulisses Reséndiz Ramírez is a multilingual, queer immigrant from a farm-working family of Indigenous hñähñu and xo’oi descent. They are a writer, cultural worker, community organizer and language justice promoter in community organizing spaces across New York City working on critical language pedagogy and popular education approaches to teaching emergent bilinguals, Spanish bilinguals (so-called “heritage speakers”), and speakers of all languages and language varieties. 

Aldo Ulisses Reséndiz Ramírez es une inmigrante multilingüe  y disidente de género proveniente de una familia campesina de ascendencia indígena hñähñu y xo’oi. Elle es escritore, trabajadore cultural, organizadore comunitarie y promotore de la justicia del lenguaje en espacios de organización comunitaria por  toda la ciudad de Nueva York que trabaja en el campo de la pedagogía crítica del lenguaje y en métodos de educación popular para enseñar a bilingües emergentes y hablantes de todas las lenguas y sus variantes.


At the Center for Language Justice, we see language learning as a meaningful, collaborative and transformative process reflected in our training in hands-on communicative and task-based language teaching approaches and our use of popular education in the language classroom. We seek to support the holistic development of all language learners—and, in particular, working-class folks of color— as they become competent multilingual speakers. We devise classroom activities and use textbooks and other original didactic materials that meet our participants’ needs and that represent the linguistic and racial/ethnic diversity of the Spanish- and Arabic-speaking world.


En el Centro para la Justicia del Lenguaje, consideramos que el aprendizaje de idiomas es un proceso trascendental y colaborativo, con la capacidad de transformarnos como personas, lo cual se refleja en nuestra capacitación en enfoques de enseñanza prácticos y comunicativos, así como en nuestro uso de la educación popular en espacios de aprendizaje de lenguas. Buscamos apoyar el desarrollo integral de todes les aprendices de idiomas y, en particular, de personas de color de clase trabajadora, a medida que llegan a dominar varios idiomas. Para satisfacer las necesidades de nuestres participantes, ideamos actividades y usamos libros de texto además de nuestros propios materiales didácticos para representar la diversidad lingüística y étnico-racial en las partes del mundo donde se habla el español y el árabe.

ESPAÑOL para jóvenes bilingües / SPANISH for bilingual youth          Domingos / Sundays: Sept. 16–Nov. 18                                                       11am–2pm
10 semanas / weeks
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comuntaria
2113 Av. Amsterdam (@ calle 165)

September 6- Stories I Would Tell a Million Times

Come one, come all to an opening reception and live reading for “Stories I Would Tell a Million Times. A Show of Nonfiction Comics Narratives From Members of the Word Up Community”.
We will celebrate the opening of this show with the participants in a recent class led by local teaching artist Ellen Lindner at Word Up Community Bookshop. Students will present their work in a live reading at 7:30! Light refreshments will be served.

Participating artists:
Jason Couvertier
Marisol Cruz
Sharon de la Cruz
Liz Frances                                                                                                                               Brian Hidaldo
Ronny Hidalgo
Taran Kim
Jonah Newman
Jen Ortiz
Jasmina Tomic

Stories I Would Tell a Million Times                                                                Thursday, September 6, 2018                                                                                              6:30–8:30pm                                                                                                                      Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria                                               2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th St.                                                                          New York NY 10032