RSVP to secure your spot & get discount/ NEW DEC EVENT!- 11/19 Progressive Single Mingle (ALL welcome, committed friends too) & 12/1 Sex. Consent. Power. Pleasure- Film screening & Panel Discussion

From: Paradigm S.
Sent on: Friday, November 6, 2009 1:21 AM
Paradigm Shift: NYC?s Feminist Community Proudly Presents

a cocktail party for the left-leaning

supported by the Planned Parenthood of New York City Activist Council, NARAL Pro-Choice NY, NOW NYS Young Feminist Task Force, The Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership

Find a lover, mate, date, partner, soul mate, friend, fling?.or all of the above!

Singles of all orientations and committed friends welcome!
Hang with special honored guests and past event speakers!

Color coded name tags can identify your orientation & relationship status

Win Raffle prizes!
Music provided by Katie Camosy of TRASHBAT

When: Thursday, NOV. 19th
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: In the heart of the Feminist District
People Lounge, 163 Allen Street, NYC
(Between Stanton and Rivington, F or V Train to 2nd Ave) Directions

Cost: $7 PRE-PAID or RSVP before 12:00 pm 11/19, $10 at door
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Planned Parenthood of New York City Activist Council

NARAL Pro-Choice NY

NOW NYS Young Feminist Task Force

The Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership



Film, Conversation, & Community

THE LINE, documentary screening
see trailer
Panel discussion featuring:

ERIN BURROWS, Students Active For Ending Rape
JOSEPH SAMALIN, Men Can Stop Rape, Campus Strength Coordinator
IGNACIO RIVERA, Sex educator, Organizer & Performance Artist

Join our special honored guests including former Paradigm Shift event speakers, feminist authors, activists, and thought leaders

Support by Identity House, Amy Mitten Photography, NOW NYS YFTF

Attendees are welcome to discuss & document their thoughts on consent for the "Where is Your Line?" campaign

When: TUES, DEC. 1st
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: In the heart of the Feminist District
Gallery Bar
120 Orchard Street, between Delancey St. and Rivington St.
Subway: Delancey-Essex Sts (F, J, M, Z), Grand St (B, D), 2nd Ave-Houston St (F, V)

Cost: $7 if you RSVP before Dec. 1st, 12:00 noon / Students FREE / $10 at door
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THE LINE Synopsis:
A one night stand far from home goes terribly wrong. As the filmmaker unravels her experience, she decides to confront her attacker. Told through a ?sex-positive? lens, THE LINE is a 24 minute documentary about a young woman ? the filmmaker- who is raped, but her story isn?t cut and dry. Not a ?perfect victim,? the filmmaker confronts her attacker, recording the conversation with a hidden camera. Sex workers, survivors and activists discuss justice, accountability and today?s ?rape culture.? The film asks the question: where is the line defining consent? THE LINE was completed in July 2009.

Nancy Schwartzman is a filmmaker, writer and activist working for over thirteen years to create community solutions to combat sexual violence and promote public debate. THE LINE is a personal documentary that explores consent from a sex-positive point of view. With an emphasis on interactivity and dialogue, she launched the accompanying ?where is your line?? campaign. Prior to THE LINE, she produced the award-winning short film OCEAN AVENUE.

Nancy is the founder of an online initiative noted by The New York Times, Gawker, The Village Voice and The Daily News to engage community organizations and businesses to create safer routes for pedestrians, especially women. From 2002- 2005 she was a founding editor and Creative Director of HEEB Magazine. For six years Nancy was the Program Officer at the Fund for Jewish Documentary Film. She has curated short film festivals at the Pioneer Theater, Berlin, London and Tel Aviv. Her essays have been featured in The Independent, HEEB, Sh?ma and Plenty Magazine.

Nancy lectures extensively on college campuses on the topic of consent and healthy sexual boundaries. She is a graduate of Columbia University with a degree in Art History and Film. She has lived in Paris and Jerusalem, and currently resides in Brooklyn. She recently married Isaac Mathes, her cameraman.

Erin Burrows, M.A., completed her Fifth Year MA in Women?s History at Sarah Lawrence in 2009. She was a leader in the successful campaign at Sarah Lawrence College to rewrite the Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Policy and improve sexual assault services on campus. Erin was heavily involved with feminist and queer organizing on campus, leading to numerous changes in programming and policy including mandatory anti-oppression training for student senators. Erin was awarded the Senior Appreciation Award for recognition of her undergraduate leadership in 2008. She has been working for SAFER since August, 2008 and joined the board in May, 2009. She currently works as a Community Educator in the Domestic Violence Education and Prevention Program at My Sisters' Place, based in Yonkers, NY.

Prior to joining Men Can Stop Rape as Campus Strength Coordinator, Joseph was co-president of Columbia University's men's group, Columbia Men Against Violence. He has been working on rape prevention and anti-violence work with young men in New York and other areas for 15 years.

Ignacio Rivera is a Queer, gender fluid, Trans- Entity, Black Boricua performance artist, currently performing skits, spoken word, one-person shows and story-telling internationally. Ignacio is a lecturer/trainer, activist, new filmmaker and self-proclaimed sex educator. As a lecturer/ trainer, Ignacio has spoken at home and abroad on such topics of racism, sexism, homo/transphobia, transgender issues, sexual liberation, anti-oppression, anti-violence, multi-issue organizing and more. Ignacio currently consultants with various organizations in New York City conducting professional development trainings for NYC high school staff.

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Started by Columbia University students in 2000, Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER) is the only organization that fights sexual violence and rape culture by empowering student-led campaigns to reform college sexual assault policies. An all-volunteer collective, SAFER facilitates student organizing through a comprehensive training manual; in-person workshops and trainings; free follow-up mentoring; our Campus Sexual Assault Policies Database; and a growing online resource library and network for student organizers. SAFER firmly believes that sexual violence is both influenced by and contributes to multiple forms of oppression, including racism, sexism, and homo/transphobia, and view our anti-sexual violence work through a broader anti-oppression lens.

Identity House

NOW NYS Young Feminist Task Force

Amy Mitten Photography
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