#SCCTurns3 Line Up

Peace community–

We’re so excited to share a preview of the soul food and magic lined up for #SCCTurns3!

Honey Moon Parlor

(eco-friendly bath and body products)

Lupita’s Creations

(jewelry to fund domestic violence training and support survivors)


(dolls of color that express the full range of our emotions)


(African waist-beads to adorn your Goddess self)

Lxs Chilerxs

(antonitos-pop up shop from the Latinx community of Bushwick)

Habibat Adedagbo

(paintings celebrating the beauty of Black women)

Diane Davis

(paintings and handmade sculptures of women in movement)

Radical Latina

(spoken word and poetry from the Afro-Latina perspective)

Keilicia James

(spoken word and poetry from the African Disapora)

Francheska Alcantara

(monologues and poetry from the Dominican disapora)

Charnae Betton

(Jazz, R&B, Gospel Artist and Visual Artist)

Abigail Ferreira

(poetry for our people of color)

Priscilla Delgado

(musical stylings on the resilience of survivors)

Bulla en el Barrio

(Colombian cantadoras)

+many more! 

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow! For live updates, follow #SCCTurns3 on Twitter and interact with the Facebook event.

Much love,

the SCC


Update – #SCCTurns3 Bazaar and Open Mic!

Peace Community –

We hope this message finds you well. We’re only two weeks away from our #SCCTurns3 Bazaar and Open Mic! We are truly grateful for the many blessings of building, sharing, and healing with each other since 2012.

Here is our long-awaited update on the big day. Be sure to share the flyer and event page with friends and family!



#SCCTurns3 will be taking place on Saturday, December 12th at Mainchance (120 East 32nd Street). There is a suggested love donation of $5 at the door and food will be available by the plate for for a sliding scale of $5-7. We strongly encourage guests to bring cash.

We there will be goodies for sale during our community bazaar from 5-7pm, followed by an open mic from 7-9pm and a dance party to close out the night. The celebration is an intergenerational space that is open to all genders,spirits!

Accessibility – The event will take place on the second and third floor. While the building does not have an elevator, we will have someone from our team assisting people navigating the staircase.

Directions – The closest trains are 6 to 33rd Street, B/D/F/M to 34th Street, or the N/R to 28th Street.


Calling all the healers, artists, musicians, poets and more – there is an opportunity for you to co-create the magic of the #SCCTurns3 celebration!

Share your magic during the event as a vendor, performer or both! Vendors can sell crafts and services with the community  during the Bazaar (5-7pm). We ask that vendors donate five percent of their earnings to the wonderful space, Mainchance.

Performers are welcome to showcase their magic at the Open Mic to represent the creativity of our community and serve as a safe space to share stories of struggles, resistance, magic, and the beauty of people of color.

Let us know how you would like to add to the space by filling out this form. Please keep in mind that space is limited, so be sure to fill out the form as soon as possible.


We are so blessed to celebrate this milestone with you and look forward to seeing you on the 12th!


With gratitude,

the Sister Circle Collective


Maria Carmen Del Wordsworth: the Science of Freedom 


“ This morning I ate a wheat thin, it tasted like heroine, and I liked it”. I heard this at an NA meeting once, and to me freedom is a lot like that. Freedom is what we swallow and like a trip, it takes us to other worlds makes us feel warm inside, the deepest warmth and then it fades. It may come back in increments, but only as a memory, in the form of a paycheck, a gun or a diploma. We are free in increments, in stages, and like animals we are conditioned to go from one cage to another.  People are not free; there are only spaces that are free, liberated spaces and liberated minds.


We are Only puddles,


So desperately to Frame that electromagnetic segment,


Which we can organize, recognize, and accept as behaVior

We wOrk ouR ..whole liveS in hOpes that alcheMy will turn us intO indium,

You-Seeing… Too

You-sing, Using…

Our Bonds,

Our Molecules,

Our Oxygen Molecules…

You sing our waves,

To amPlify Our chances, of showing you the DisaccharidEs,



You seeing, will climb upon the nucleotides

CliMb upon bOndS… not theorieS

Power over the mind and the body of others, is taken by force, measured in development and funded by morality. Power and deviance perpetuated on indigenous peoples can only be instructed in the name of ownership for the dominant group upon those who are lesser, or those who are other. It is that inherent in othering that we can deduce a civilization, a people, or an individual in order to create an “objective idea” of a cultural labeled as freedom. This country was built on the idea that in order to prosper we must dehumanize, we must slaughter, control and above all we must have more. Why? Manifest destiny, defined as, the god given right of settlers to expand across the United States, killing all Caliban, taking their homes, sterilizing their women, assimilating their children. It was not only their right, it was their destiny, it was ours.

If no one may give me freedom as it is not given, I may never be free. If freedom is granted then those who grant have kept us incarcerated, or seek to incarcerate us in their freedom. If we are already mentally incarcerated then physically our bodies may act free, wrapped in freedom fabrics, buy one get one. Fabrics that weave our freedom through fingers measured in performance. Freedom measured in finances, in cells, in units, in paper that will never liberate our minds; instead it will only bring us closer to incarcerating others, with our freedom. Some will take their money to their grave as if they deserve to be buried in riches like the ancient Egyptians. Class struggle will be threaded in and out of consciences according to when and where we must perform. If we survive or if we are forgotten in the social conditioning made to make our brothers and sisters forget that our history is their present condition. The truth will set you free.


As, you, rEcognize “tRuth”…

You will find That four Us… tHere Is no formula

The Judges who tell you there is are liArs…

They cannot calculate the molAritY of ignorance

They will rank yoÙ by weight, Divide,

How positive or negAtive your theoretical make-up sanctioNs you tO be,

Your abilitieS…. to take or give,

What they predict your shell will look like,

Once mixed with the elemeNts the wOrld…

There is no Clark structurE …that will represent yOu.

They will not teach you VIDa,

what makEs-up the nucleuS

Don’t givE in…

They will only tell you its Not yoUrs

They, will not tEach you that the atomS That you shaRe

with your primAs, tiaS… and abues is stronger than the Grave atom, bomb

Yet they wIll put us on a table, and hang Me, us, on their wAllS….


Our generation has been robed of the neurotransmitter known as resistance. Where the synapse of change has been fooled to carry the message that this world has been made for us, and by us. Men and women are to know their place in society, as those in power are to dictate which acts are to be expected and which are to be terrorists.  These sanctioned few are seen as the model of what is accepted. The citizen is to be submissive to those in authority and weary of those who do not follow the path they are fed. In many powerful groups though out history, morality has been the ammunition, which keeps order, such as the Athenians, the Catholics, the WASPS and those granted the American freedom. Freedom is the greatest of all prophecies, to those who are indoctrinated to be fearful. This passage is connected with a moral definition of torture, created by those who seek power.

They cannot comprehend the given solutE… of dreams in the solution of our, mothers

They will never know the P.H of Knowledge cannot be meAsured with litmus

They will put forwarD that the magnetic flow of be-cOming is thRough these channels

Yet the colmado dOes not sell litmus…

As the P.H of knowledge is not measured in el rio de Cotuí

Our CoMadres prisms of hope are not nourished by basic Human need

Where 2 hydrogen, meet one oxygen at 7, to eat at a resort

At the corner of P.oetry and H.elp






Teacher…. Chemist

We are only puddLes.

By: Natalie PeñA


Freedom and Justice for all, acting as two adversary forces, the former acting in ignorance and the later in virtue, to cook the freedom we swallow.

“ It is our duty to fight for our freedoms. It our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.”- Assata Shakur