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Paradigm Shift: New York City's Feminist Community
November 18, 2009                                                                     

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Progressive Single Mingle
Sex. Consent. Power. Pleasure.
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"Feminist Art Series" Artist Profile: Rebecca Goldings

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Paradigm Shift: NYC's Feminist Community Proudly Presents
a cocktail party for the left-leaning

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!


When: THIS 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 click here

Cost: $7 PRE-PAID or RSVP before 12:00 pm 11/19
$10 at door
Email [address removed]

Color coded name tags can identify your orientation & relationship status

Win Raffle prizes:
Free Jivamuki Yoga Center classes, Rubin Museum gifts, Bluestockings gift cert, Tx to Brooklyn Museum, Gift baskets, NY Open Center pass, Tastee Vegan gift, MORE!
Music provided by Katie Camosy of TRASHBAT


Paradigm Shift: NYC's Feminist Community & SAFER
Proudly Present

Film, Conversation, & Community

THE LINE, documentary screening
see trailer
Panel discussion featuring:

Students Active For Ending Rape
Men Can Stop Rape, Campus Strength Coordinator
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

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

When: Tuesday, DEC. 1st
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: In the heart of the Feminist District
Gallery Bar
120 Orchard Street, bet. Delancey St. & 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
Email [address removed]
RSVP on Facebook

Promote this event and we'll promote your organization, service, or event!
Supporting each other only strengthens the community.

Email: [address removed]

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, 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.

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.

Three films on physical perfection by Jesse Epstein

DVD Discount for Paradigm Shifters available now through New Day Films

$10 discount on the DVD, plus a $15 donation to Paradigm Shift with each purchase.

Buy DVD at discount:

Paradigm Shift Promo code: K44HLF

The offer is good till December 1st.
  Paradigm Shift Seeking Volunteers!
- cover events
- promotion on site, newsletter, facebook, twitter & at events
- perk- gain contacts and get more work!

EMAIL: [address removed]
Theme Song Contest!

  Compose our new theme song, save some cash, get free promotion & boost cd sales!

Song must have the below words & be upbeat:
Paradigm Shift: New York City's Feminist Community
Use the "F" word.
Discuss. Evolve. Grow with Us.
Change NYC. Change the World.

Dec 15th extended deadline

- Free admission to PS events for one year!
- Promotion- Song will be played at every PS event, on PShift TV, and promoted to over 1,700 on our mailing list, and 80 organizations and media outlets
- CD sales at events

Please send mp3 to

[address removed]
 What We're Up To
"The Means of Reproduction:
Sex, Power, and The Future of the World"

Sponsored by Planned Parenthood of NYC
a free reading and Q&A with the author, Michelle Goldberg

Wednesday, November 18th at 7pm
at Book Court
163 Court Street
Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
This event is Free! Limited seating available. Advance RSVP is required.
Choices: Adoption

Wednesday, November 18th
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
NARAL Pro-Choice New York, 470 Park Avenue South, 7th Floor, NYC

RSVP TODAY On Facebook
NARAL Pro-Choice New York in partnership with co-sponsors Spence-Chapin and The LGBT Center's Center Kids program present "Choices: Adoption".  "Choices: Adoption" will highlight the work being done to ensure that all people have access to and are supported in the process of adoption.
Presenters will share their experiences with adoption and the work they do to ensure that birth mothers are heard, that professionals are trained to include adoption when options counseling, that the socioeconomic factors underlying transracial adoption are discussed and that all individuals and families, regardless of race, sexual orientation and class are recruited as adoptive parents.
Presenters include:
Antoinette Williams
Assistant Director of Domestic Adoption at Spence-Chapin

Marci Lieber, MSW, Healthcare Advocate at Spence-Chapin

Molly HyoJung Bidol
LMSW, Counselor, Coach, Consultant on Transracial Adoption
Birth Mother who placed for adoption through Spence-Chapin
Event is free and open to all with RSVP to Lalena Howard at [address removed] or[masked]-3506.

Sponsored by NYC Anti- Violence Project

Will Clark's Bingo Benefit is a weekly fundraiser to help raise money for local LGBTQ organizations.

Pieces Bar
8 Christopher Street, NYC

It's fun: we'll play 4 rounds of Bingo with four separate gift bags of prizes and it's only $ 1.00 a card per round to play! You can buy as many cards as you wish per round and there will also be a raffle, 6 tickets for $5.

Talent for the evening will include SARAH JENNY and COLIN STEELE!

All proceeds will go to help the Anti-Violence Project with the important work that we do.

There is no cover fee but a cash bar.

Phone Bank to Stop the Abortion Coverage Ban in Health Care Reform
NARAL Pro-Choice New York
470 Park Avenue South, 7th Floor, NYC

Thursday, November 19
On Saturday, November 7th we watched as anti-choice politicians passed the Stupak-Pitts amendment to the health care reform bill, which will make it virtually impossible for private insurance companies that participate in the new system to offer abortion coverage to women. Now we need your help to stop the abortion coverage ban!

We will be calling pro-choice activists around the country urging them to contact their Senator(s) at this critical time. Join us for a phone bank.
WHAT: Call activists throughout the country and mobilize them to contact their Senators!
WHERE: 470 Park Avenue South, 7th Floor, NYC or phone bank from home using our web-based system
You can also phone bank from home, using our web-case system. All you need is a computer with high-speed internet access and a phone. You will get log-in information and all materials when you RSVP.

RSVP to Lalena Howard at [address removed] or[masked]-3506.

Online Chat with Carol Adams, Author of The Sexual Politics of Meat
sponsored by Feminists For Choice
Logs into the online chat can ask her questions and participate in the discussion.

November 21st at 12:00 PST, 3:00 EST
More information Click here

Stop Stupak-Pitts Lobby Day & Rally
Join pro-choice activists and allies from around the country for a massive grassroots Capitol Hill lobby day and rally to protest the Stupak-Pitts Amendment and demand comprehensive health care for ALL Americans.

Make appointments with your members of Congress to demand they stand up for womens' right to safe, accessible, and legal abortion.

Dec. 2nd, WED
Capitol Hill, Washington DC

11:30-1pm at Upper Senate Park, at Constitution Ave. & Delaware Ave NE. Metro: Union Station (Red Line) or Capitol South (Orange/Blue Line).

Can't come to Washington on Wednesday? Take action in your community and on your campus on December 2! Hold a letter writing party, a rally, a call-in day, visit your member's district or state office, write an op-ed--get the word out! Stupak-Pitts is not okay.

Call the Feminist Majority Foundation at[masked] for more information. Cosponsors include Planned Parenthood, NOW, NARAL, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, ACLU, SEIU, Advocates for Youth, Campus Progress, Choice USA, and many more!

Please invite all your friends!

Tell Your Senators: Stop the Abortion-Coverage Ban!


If the Stupak-Pitts amendment passed by the House of Representatives becomes law, women will be denied the right to use their own personal, private funds to purchase an insurance plan with abortion coverage in the new health system.

It's effectively an abortion-coverage ban, and we must ensure the Senate does not include it in its bill.

But anti-choice senators are trying to insert the Stupak-Pitts abortion-coverage ban language in the Senate bill, and Rep. Stupak from Michigan is backing them up: "We are in contact with senators to make sure our language holds. The other side is playing with fire."

Tell your senators to stand firm against a ban on abortion coverage for women in the new health system.

Sponsored by NARAL Pro-Choice America
New York Younger Women's Task Force

What: General Membership Meeting
When: December 3,[masked]:00 PM

Legal Momentum
395 Hudson St, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10014

Everyone is welcome to join us as we plan upcoming programs, particularly continuing work around the Equal Rights Amendment, and continue our winter programming. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Learn more here:
Some of The Girls PARTY
a women's online and in-person community
Wednesday, December 16, 6:00P
Madame X
94 W Houston Street, NYC 
More info click here
Female only for a couple of hours, then be co-ed at 7:30 PM.

The 6 Year Anniversary Theme is "I Want Candy". Bring candy to share (definitely edible, and either eye candy to share or your own arm candy for 7:30 PM). Dress up and be someone else's candy for the evening. ;)

As of right now, we'll have 2 contests (prizes TBD)
1) A Bubble Gum Blowing Contest (largest bubble wins)
2) Lascivious Lollipop Licking Contest (loudest applause wins)

Free raffle (1 ticket to each female attendee)
The Woodhull Institute

Women's Ethical Leadership Retreat
March 12-14, 2010 in NY

Non Fiction Writers' Retreat
April 9-11, 2010 in NY

College Women's Retreat (for ages 18 to 26)
April, 2010

  All info:
SEE YOU Tomorrow 19th 7pm- Progressive Single Mingle, Dec. 1st- Sex Consent Power Pleasure, STUPAK actions in NYC & DC, & partner events!

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