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*RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 29* // Film Screening: Requiem for the American Dream

Followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Kelly Nyks.

REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time—the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few.

Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality—tracing a half-century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the expense of the majority—while also looking back on his own life of activism and political participation.

Profoundly personal and thought provoking, Chomsky provides penetrating insight into what may well be the lasting legacy of our time—the death of the middle class, and swan song of functioning democracy. A potent reminder that power ultimately rests in the hands of the governed, REQUIEM is required viewing for all who maintain hope in a shared stake in the future.

The accompanying book, Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth and Power by Noam Chomsky—containing additional interviews and 3x the material in the film—will be sold at a discount on the day of the event.

Film Screening: Requiem for the American Dream
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Thursday, June 29, 2017
7–9pm
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

May 10 – Presentación: *El Doctor Vértigo* Elisa Corona Aguilar

¿Alguna vez te has levantado de la cama y sentido que todo da vueltas alrededor? ¿Has sufrido de vértigo, mareo o trastornos del equilibrio? El Doctor Vértigo y las tentaciones del desequilibrio, el libro de Elisa Corona Aguilar, nos habla de su experiencia con este misterioso padecimiento y la forma en que se conecta con nuestra vida interior, con el mundo exterior e incluso con la historia del mundo literario y artístico. En esta presentación nos acompañarán la periodista chilena Pepa Valenzuela, el poeta venezolano Juan Luis Landaeta y la autora.

Elisa Corona Aguilar, escritora y guitarrista mexicana, es autora de los libros Amigo o enemigo (Tierra Adentro, 2007), Niños, niggers, muggles: censura y literatura infantil (Deleátur, 2012) y El desfile circular (CEAPE, 2013). Obtuvo el Premio Nacional José Vasconcelos y el Premio Internacional Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.

Presentación: *El Doctor Vértigo* Elisa Corona Aguilar                          Miercoles 10 de May, 2017
6:30–8:30pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 avenida Amsterdam (en la calle 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

 

15 de Abril – Taller “Voz de mujer”

Un taller para mujeres que quieran contar, compatir y escribir un poco de su historia. La idea es aprender a mirarse e identificar que todas tenemos una historia que contar para luego escribir un poco sobre ella. Dirigido a mujeres que hablen en español de 16 años hacia arriba. A cargo de Pepa Valenzuela. La actividad es gratuita ¡Las esperamos!

Pepa Valenzuela es chilena. Periodista, escritora, columnista y profesora de narrativa en la universidad Diego Portales. Ha escrito en destacadas revistas como Fibra, Caras, Paula, Ya, Sábado, Domingo además de los diarios La Nación Domingo, El Mercurio y Las Últimas Noticias. Ha ganado tres veces el Premio Lorenzo Natali de la Comisión Europea por periodismo que defiende la democracia y los derechos humanos. Es autora de Un Lugar en la Tierra (El Mercurio Aguilar, 2013) y Papito Corazón (Ediciones B, 2015) Es profesora de talleres de relatos de no ficción y memorias. Actualmente colabora para las revistas de El Mercurio, está en el máster de escritura creativa en NYU y vive en Nueva York.

Taller “Voz de mujer”
Sábado, 15 de Abril, 2017
2-4pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Avenue. (esquina calle 165)
New York NY 10032