Rediscovering Your Banjee Realness – #CircleUp Series

Rediscovering Your Banjee Realness

a part of the #CircleUp – Building Community Through Healing Series


This first workshop is guided towards an open discussion on how we share our voices and experiences while meeting people where they are as a community. It will encourage us to reimagine the ways we express ourselves and support one another. Space for this session is limited to 20! Please be sure RSVP.


Zach, born and raised in NYC, is a performance artist, curator, writer, and aspiring educator. This past winter, Zach debuted their talk show concept “Legends, Statements & Stars!” as part of La Mama’s Squirts: New Voices in Queer Performance. As Banjela Davis, Zach helped showcase the work of fellow LGBTQ artists of color. Zach’s interviews and original writing have been published by the Helix Queer Performance Network, Posture Magazine, Bronx 200, and Visual Aids. They have curated performances and visual exhibitions at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Project Reach, and at City College (CUNY), where they received their B.A. in Art History in 2012.


All of the workshops are free with an RSVP. The sessions are open to all genders. Free meals will be provided during the all of the sessions and metrocards are available for those in need. Childcare will be offered as well! Please email us if you need childcare and include the age of your child. Email us at for details and if you have questions.


We are living through an age where self-care and healing is not only elusive but being commodified at the same time. In 2015, our collective conjured free healing sessions, “The First Line of Defense is Our Bodies,” across Upper Manhattan and the South Bronx. This year, we’re back and ready to heal in community with you.

We believe in a holistic health and healing perspective; health and healing is not just about a physical body, but being truly embodied in all aspects of our beings. This is particularly cruical as we navigate ever-changing landscapes and communities across New York City. 

Each workshop will explore a different method of healing; radical self-care, coming home to our bodies through movement, creating our own medicine, and through telling our own stories. Our hope is that you will not only harness the knowledge that is shared, but to go out and share these accessible practices with your communities.

Full Workshop Schedule:
1) Rediscovering Your Banjee Realness – Saturday, July 9
2) Movement Workshop – Sunday, July 24
3) Remedios and Medicine Making – Saturday, August 6
4) Storytelling Workshop – Sunday, August 14
5) Beach Circle/Closing – Saturday, August 27

#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!

Founded in 2012, the Sister Circle Collective is a transnational feminist grassroots group of color that grew out of the Transnational Feminisms course taught by Dr. Griselda Rodriguez. Almost three years later, we’ve continued to put theory in to practice by creating a culture of understanding, compassion, and resistance.

When: Friday, December 18th starting at 6pm
Where: Mainchance, 120 East 20th Street, New York, NY 10016

This event is open to all genders and will be a sober space. Bring the kids and tell a friend to tell a friend!


Want to share your gift of song, dance or poetry? Contact us at to help conjure this space!

Have goodies you’d like to share with the community? Drop a line at and let us know what you’d like to offer.

See you soon!
‪#‎SCCTurns3‬ ‪#‎CircleUp‬

Freestyle – June Circle

New Flyer

We’re back!!!!

Join us on for the first circle of the summer to kick back, get to know one another and develop a collective vision for the summer. Is there a project you’re working on that you want to collaborate on? Do you want to reconnect and find ways to plug in to our work?

We will also be announcing our summer event schedule and sharing BIG news!

In true summer picnic fashion, please bring food and snacks to share with the group. *Please list ingredients for folks with allergies

When: Saturday, June 27th starting at 12pm
Where: Central Park – Great Lawn

Rain date: Sunday June 28 (same time, same place)


Get Involved!

It’s a new year and a new era of organizing with us.

BGP SS 2014

If you are in the New York City area and would like to be more involved these are the areas we have for you to plug in to. This is a fluid list!

  1. Community and Campus Outreach
  2. Media (social media, graphic design, photographer/videographer, press, etc)
  3. Logistics (event planning, coordinating, fundraising)
  4. Political Education

Things we’re looking for include,

  • Initiative
  • Attending general events
  • Good communication skills
  • Present at a least two organizing meetings
  • Read over suggested literature (ex: essays, chapters of specific book, sharing pdfs)

If you’re interested – please head over to complete this form and we will be in touch with you shortly.

Transnational Feminisms and the Black Experience

TransFem Talk 4.1

When: Tuesday, April 1st from 12:30-2pm
Where: CCNY International Studies Program NAC 6/293

Film: “Nana Ya Asantewaa and the Golden Stool” (30 mins) – the herstory of Queen Ya Asantewaa of Ghana and her struggles against British imperialism at the turn of the 20th century.

Discussion: (45 mins) How do historically strong, Black women affect us as children of the Diaspora today? Especially knowing that certain “histories” are often hidden from us or limited to only academia?

See you then!

Brought to you by the Black Student Union @ CCNYStudents For Educational Rights, and the Sister Circle Collective