Decolonizing birth CONFERENCE
On the weekend of September 23rd-24th, Ancient Song Doula Services will be holding its 2nd annual Decolonizing Birth Conference called “Addressing Systematic Trauma & Oppression Through a Collaborative Care Framework” where we will be examining methods for change in reproductive health, opening a dialogue to discuss the effects of systematic oppression and reproductive health choices, while also providing a space for community based organizations to network and build on resources and methods for advocacy.
*We’ll be presenting Resilience as a Preexisting Condition: Healing in Community on Sunday! Learn more and view the whole schedule here.
#CircleUP – JULY MENU
We have an amazing line up events this July! Check out the image for a full range off offerings.
Community! We’re coming back to the Sisterhood Summit! We’re super grateful to The Black Girl Project for holding down the space and for allowing us to be a part of the amazing day of offerings. Be sure to get your donation-based tickets for the summit here!
The Black Girl Project (BGP) is holding its 6th Sisterhood Summit; a symposium designed to provide a platform for young women and girls to develop the tools to advocate, express, create, and inspire, while also building active and sustainable networks on local, national, and global levels, in Brooklyn, NY on June 10, 2017. The symposium this year is themed: Rootwork: Cultivating Radical and Revolutionary Love.
When: Sunday, May 7th from 12-3pm
Where: Prospect Park – Great Lawn, Brooklyn
Mi Gente! Unplugged: Underground System
Mi Gente! is proud to present Underground System featuring Lorraine Currelley at Mi Gente! Unplugged in collaboration with The Point CDC and BxArts Factory. Mi Gente! Unplugged is a live acoustic show including the featuring of a special Bronx Spoken Word Artist.
We want you to share an intimate space and celebrate the Latinx Diaspora on Saturday, February 18th, 2017, at The Point CDC Theater located at 940 Garrison Avenue, Bronx NY 10474. Advance Tickets are $10/Door $12. Theater doors will open at 7PM.
HOME: RETURN, RECLAIM, REFRAME
An all-day healing experience that explores what it means to Return, Reclaim & Reframe our ideas of home. Join Casitas Wisdom, Harriet’s Apothecary, Sacred Vibes Apothecary, and Sister Circle Collective for workshops and drop-in activities on movement, plant medicine, oral and ancestral stories, art-making and a communal altar. An Afro-Puerto Rican meal by Chef Gabriela Àlvarez will reflect recipes of the diaspora and a performance by Legacy Women will ground us as we continue to fight for the liberation of ourselves and our peoples.
WHEN: SATURDAY | DECEMBER 3, 2016
WHERE: CCCADI’S LANDMARK FIREHOUSE | 120 E 125TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10035
TIME: 11AM TO 5PM
ADMISSION: FREE | INCLUDES FREE LUNCH FOR FIRST 100 PEOPLE
This event is brought to you by CCCADI, Friends of the Highline, Casitas Wisdom, Harriet’s Apothecary, Sacred Vibes Apothecary, and Sister Circle Collective.
*We currently do not have the capacity to provide childcare
#Circleup – Building Community Through HEALING series
Join us for the return of our workshop series! For full details, check out the Facebook event here.
1) Rediscovering Your Banjee Realness – Sat. July 9
2) Healing Through Movement – Sun. July 24
3) Medicine Making – Sat. August 6
4) Storytelling Session – Sat. August 13
MI GENTE! LATINX MUSIC FESTIVAL IN THE BRONX
!Anuncio! Save the date for the 1st Annual Mi Gente! Latinx Music Festival in The Bronx!
When: Saturday, August 20th starting at 12pm
Where: The Point CDC
941 Edgewater Rd, Bronx, New York 10474
Mi Gente! Will showcase musicians that, represent the diversity of rhythms that exist in Latin America: from the beautiful indigenous sounds honoring Pachamama (Mother Earth), to the drums of our African Ancestors, and the adoption of new instruments introduced through colonization.
Mi Gente! serves as a link to connect the Latinx community across The Bronx and New York City.
kundalini yoga with griselda rodriguez-Solomon – ongoing
When: Tuesday, April 5th at 7pm
Where: TBA (sent after RSVP)
We have collaborated with La Loba Loca for our upcoming event ti bring her knowledge share,Moon Time, Blood, Secretos de Abuela y otras Brujerias to NYC! It is only a few days away so make sure you secure your ticket (details below on how to do that). Hope to see you all there! This is a gathering you won’t want to miss!
Learn more and RSVP here. #AbuelitaKnowledge
We’re pleased to announce that we’re participating in the 13th Annual New England Latinx Student Leadership Conference!
We’ll be facilitating a conversation on how to honor the experiences of women and to heal and support one another. Get a preview of what you can expect in this video: https://youtu.be/jVPCAiRS9dk
When: Thursday, February 25th beginning at 6:30pm
Where: Mainchance – 120 E 32nd St. , New York, NY 10016
*Suggested donation $5 to cover the space
Join us for our first traditional circle of 2016 as we set our intentions for the year and reconnect with one another. This venting session is open to all genders and will include a journaling exercise. Please bring with you a journal or a notebook that you use to write in. RSVP here!
Gathering the Tribe – Member Meet up
Join us at Gathering the Tribe where we’ll discuss our vision for the collective and how everyone can contribute.
#SCCTURNS3 Celebration and Open Mic
Save the date for the Sister Circle Collective‘s third year anniversary celebration and open mic! There will be music, dancing, and much more!
AUGUST 22, SEPTEMBER 5, SEPTEMBER 19, & OCTOBER 3
The first workshop will take place on August 22nd from 1-3pm in the Bronx.
For updates on locations and other information related to the series check out our Facebook event page.
JULY 26th starting at 11am
Want to spend a Sunday at the beach instead of being in the city? Yes you do!Been fighting the patriarchy? Well then you deserve time amongst sisters at Rockaway Beach!
For our July circle, Sister Circle Collective invites you to join us as we soak up the sun, swim in the ocean, and practice radical self-love.
WHEN: Sunday, July 26th, starting at 11am
WHERE: Rockaway Beach
**bring your beautiful smile, a blanket/towel & snacks**
Summer School of Women’s Activism 2015
JULY 11, 18, 25 and AUGUST 1, 2015
From priestesses to women scientists, the eradication of women’s contributions to human social, political, scientific and economic history has been thoroughly removed from general public awareness… We must know and understand thoroughly the core ideas of the women’s struggle for liberation. It is the only way we can fully comprehend women’s vision of a just and peaceful society, and truly do away with the hierarchy of privilege.
#SSoWA2015 #FeministPraxis #FeministTheoryBuilders #FeministSquadUp
freestyle – june circle
Rain date: Sunday June 28 (same time, same place)
yeah that’s what she said 2015
May 22-24th at Babycastles
137 W 14th St, 2nd FL
New York, NY 10011
MORALES SHAKUR CENTER BENEFIT CONCERT – MAY 16TH FROM 7PM-MIDNIGHT
We will be joined by several artists and performers.
The event will take place at the Bitcoin Center NYC Performance Space. (Creative Director Andrew Markus Bell)
10$ at the door or in advance/sliding scale.
Tickets will be made available through bitcoin at 5$.
On October 20, 2013, CCNY administration illegally seized and closed the Morales-Shakur Community and Student Center, located in NAC 3/201 at City College. They confiscated and have yet to return all the belongings that were kept in the center.
–The Liberté Big Band
– Squala Orphan
– Negros Americanos
– The Ashe Poetry Jam Band Featuring: Sha Kimono & Gypsy Sun
– Ni Dios Ni Amo
– Ali Dineen
Comics, Puppeteers, Magicians, Poets & Spoken Word:
– Baba Zayid Muhammad
-paintings by Andrew Markus Bell
International Women’s Day March in New York City March 8th, 2015 @12pm starting at Herald Square
For the 10th year in a row the International Working Woman’s Day Coalition lead the International Women’s Day March in New York City. They called on all women, trans women, allied organizations and communities at large to join them on March 8, the day celebrated around the world, to march and speak out against police brutality and terror, state repression and militarization.
The Sister Circle Collective participated under the name #FeministsOnTheMove, creating a space similar to that of the previous contingent for Millions March NYC in December 2014. Core Sisters Dairanys and Lanai spoke their truths in front of precincts and elected offices on why transnational feminist beliefs and the embodiment of “the personal is political” called the SCC to action once again.
Gender Resource Center Campaign at City College
The Sister Circle Collective is a member organization of the Gender Resource Center Campaign at City College. Since as early as 2008, students and community members have organized for gender-based services to be made available at City College. Most of that organizing took place in the Guillermo Morales/Assata Shakur Student and Community Center. When the center was seized in the Fall 2013, a vital organizing and safe space was lost. To learn more about this campaign, please visit: https://genderresourcecenter.wordpress.com/