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July 25- Northern Manhattan Community Land Trust Open Meeting

¿Le interesa el control comunitario de nuestro terreno?

Venga a participar en una conversación informal con la Cooperativa Terreno de Alto Manhattan [Northern Manhattan Community Land Trust] sobre la posibilidad de iniciar una cooperativa terreno en Alto Manhattan.

¿Qué significa una cooperativa de terreno?                                                                       Una cooperativa de terreno (CLT) es                                                                                 – una corporación comunitaria sin fines de lucro                                                           – un compromiso con la administración permanente y la asequibilidad de viviendas y otros edificios ubicados en su terreno                                                          – abierta tanto a todxs quienes alquilan terreno de la CLT como a quienes residen dentro de la zona geográfica que administra la CLT

Oradorxs invitadxs: Miembrxs de la Cooperativa de Terreno de East Harlem/El Barrio

Coordinado por la Cooperativa de Terreno de Alto Manhattan [Northern Manhattan Community Land Trust (NMCLT)], miembra de la Iniciativa Cooperativa de NYC [NYC Community Land Initiative]. www.facebook.com/NMCLT


Are you interested in community control of our land? Join Northern Manhattan Community Land Trust for an informal discussion about starting a Community Land Trust uptown.

What is a Community Land Trust?                                                                                   A Community Land Trust is                                                                                                – a nonprofit, community-based corporation                                                                   – committed to the permanent stewardship of land and the permanent affordability of housing and other buildings located upon its land                            – open to anyone who leases land from the CLT and to anyone who resides within the geographic area that is served by the CLT

Guest speakers: Members of the East Harlem/El Barrio Community Land Trust Organized by the Northern Manhattan Community Land Trust, a member of the NYC Community Land Initiative (www.nyccli.org). Learn more at facebook.com/NMCLT.

Cooperativa Terreno de Alto Manhattan/Northern Manhattan Community Land Trust Open Meeting                                                                                               Miércoles, 25 de julio 2018/Wednesday, July 25, 2018                                            6:30–8:30pm                                                                                                                 Word Up Community Bookshop                                                                                    2113 Avenida Amsterdam (esquina de la calle 165)/2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.


26 de Julio- Todo Parecía: poesia contemporanea cubana y cubanoamericana sobre diversos temas LGBTQ

Primera antología de poesía cubana y cubanoamericana sobre temas diversos (familia, sociedad, afectividad, creación, redes de inspiración, identidad, etc.) relacionados con la condición LGBTQ. Los editores son Jesus J. Barquet y Virgilio López Lemus. Entre los 42 autores incluidos están Richard Blanco, Magali Alabau, Manuel Adrian Lopez, Maya Islas, Achy Obejas, Alina Galliano, Amauri Gutiérrez Coto, Reinaldo García Ramos, Abilio Estévez, Antón Arrufat, Damaris Calderón, Isel Rivero, Jorge Garcia de la Fe, Lina de Feria, Emilio Bejel, Carlos Pintado, Yosie Crespo, Mabel Cuesta, Odette Alonso, Alberto Lauro, Nelson Simón, Yoandy Cabrera, Norge Espinosa, Nelson Diaz de Villegas y Frank Padron.

Todo Parecía: poesia contemporanea cubana y cubanoamericana sobre diversos temas LGBTQ                                                                                                              Jueves 26 de julio, 2018                                                                                                      6:30–8:30pm                                                                                                                  Librería Comunitaria Word Up                                                                                      2113 Av. Amsterdam @ calle 165                                                                                       Nueva York NY 10032

July 19- Love War Stories: Ivelisse Rodriguez in conversation with Jennifer Baker

Join Word Up Community Bookshop and Feminist Press in launching Love War Stories, by debut writer Ivelisse Rodriguez, which documents how “love wars” break out between generations of Puerto Rican women, as individuals find themselves caught between community expectation, violence, and grief. Ivelisse is the fiction editor at Kweli Journal.

At Word Up, she will be in conversation with literary programmer Jennifer Baker, creator and host of the podcast Minorities in Publishing, and editor of the forthcoming Everyday People: The Color of Life—A Short Story Anthology.

Books will be available for sale, or you can preorder one here: https://www.wordupbooks.com/book/9781936932252. Thank you for supporting the author and Word Up!

Reading: LOVE WAR STORIES: Ivelisse Rodriguez in conversation with Jennifer Baker                                                                                                                Thursday, July 19, 2018                                                                                                     6:30–8:30pm                                                                                                                   Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria                                           2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.                                                                                New York NY 10032

7/12, 8/9, 9/13: Free the Arts Jam

Free The Arts Jam
Come connect with community to share in an artistic and mutual healing peer support space, towards liberation and freedom. Freedom to bring in and share whatever material, in whatever medium, freedom to make mistakes, freedom to be your unique whole self and collaborate with like minds. We move our bodies, we sing, chant, make music, we share and write poetry, we tell our stories in a multitude of way towards understanding, skill sharing, playing, co-creating and supporting each other. If you deal with mental health issues, or what society has labelled “mental illness”, or what has also been reclaimed as “madness”, or invisible disabilities, or “Neurodivergence” – having a brain that functions in ways that diverge significantly from the dominant societal standards of “normal”, than this is a healing justice space is for you! This event is open to all ages, bodies, and minds, though we are centering the needs of Black and Brown, Trans and Queer, Neurodivergent / Mad folks. You can learn more about Free The Arts Fest at freetheartsfestival.com or by emailing freetheartsfestival@gmail.com.
$5-$10 suggested donation; no one will be turned away.
Free the Arts Jam
Second Thursdays: July 12, August 9, September 13, 2018
Word Up Community Bookshop
2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032


July 6- Living Room Sessions Open Mic

Calling all writers, rappers, musicians, orators, dancers, and artists of all kinds! Join us for the monthly Word Up Open Mic—first Fridays of the month. A collaboration between Wash Heights Music Fest and WHAM. All ages and persuasions can gather to share, learn, and experience together.

¡Se hace un llamado a todos los escritores, raperos, musicos, oradores, bailarines y artistas de todo tipo! Unanse a nuestro Microfono abierto Word Up —cada primer viernes de mes. Esta es una colaboracion entre Washington Heights Music Fest y WHAMc. Individuos de todas edades y persuasiones pueden juntarse a compartir, aprender y vivir una experiencia en grupo.

Living Room Sessions Open Mic                                                                                      Friday, July 6, 2018                                                                                                           5:30–8:30pm                                                                                                                   Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria                                         2113 Amsterdam Avenue                                                                                               New York NY 10032