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Saturday, August 25th, 2007
9:25 am
i work at this queer coffee shop called the outpost now. life there is a lot like this.

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Saturday, April 14th, 2007
11:30 am - CONSENTIVALE
The Second Annual Conference on Consent and Positive Sexuality!
(Formerly known as the Consentivale)

Sunday April 15th

in the Judson Memorial Church Assembly Room
239 Thompson St. (btwn Washington Square S & West 3rd)
Take the A, C, E, B, D, F or V to West 4th St.
(Wheelchair accessible)

A free day long event with great workshops and discussions. And food.

SCHEDULE IS!

10:30 - 11:00 doors open, snacks and coffee
11:00 - 11:30 Support New York introduction - what do we mean by "consent"?
11:30 - 12:45 "Bad Scene, Everyone's Fault" - interpersonal violence in small communities
1:00 - 2:15 Supporting Trans and Gender Deviant Survivors of Sexual Assault - by Philly Stands Up/Philly's Pissed
2:15 - 2:45 Lunch Break
2:45 - 4:00 Sex (Work), Support, and Communities of Resistance - by Madeleine Dash
4:15 - 5:30 An Intro to Self Defense
5:30 - 6:00 Taking it to the Streets, and Between the Sheets - closing thoughts by SNY


supportnewyork@gmail.com
or www.supportny.org
for more info!

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Sunday, September 17th, 2006
5:52 pm
i feel fucking crazy and insane for caring so much about my future these days. i need to seriously chill.
today was the pickle fest. i haven't been hanging out much lately, alone time is nice and needed.
i wish i had realized i love biology three years ago.
but badass thirty-year-olds who just figured that out for themselves and are studying the shit out of some fungi calm me down a lot.
having a ton of interests is overrated sometimes.

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Wednesday, May 17th, 2006
2:20 pm
sometimes i forget that i like hardcore..and then i'll suddenly remember and get super pumped about life. it's weird and it rules.

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Thursday, May 4th, 2006
11:02 pm - consent is totally sweet!
SO, WHAT EXACTLY IS THE CONSENTIVALE?

The Consentivale is two days of workshops and discussions intended to open dialogue in our community and create a network of support among survivors and friends. We wish to address survivor support, active consent, sexual assault prevention, and patriarchy and rape culture.

*Saturday May 6th*

11:00-12:00 What is Support New York? Also introductions, definition of a safe space, and guidelines for participating in workshops. Coffee and breakfast will be available!

12:00-1:30 Consent Workshop with Jay This workshop isn't about strangers in bushes and intentional predators, but rather that huge grey area in which most not-quite-consensual encounters take place.

1:30-2:30 More Harm Than Good? The Crisis Support Industrial Complex - A discussion on the pros and cons of crisis support systems from the perspectives of both an employee and a survivor.

2:30-3:00 Break/Food Yum!

3:00-4:00 Holla Back NYC Combating street harassment and empowering victims by encouraging people to Holla Back at street harassers and post their pictures of these stupid catcalling jerks online! - http://www.hollabacknyc.blogspot.com/

4:00-5:00 Phillys Pissed/Philly Stands Up Awesome Survivor support/perpetrator accountability groups from Philadelphia

5:00-6:00 Icarus Project A discussion on figuring out how to mentally support friends who are survivors. - http://theicarusproject.net/



*SORRY ALL, BUT THE SHOW AT NIGHT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*



*Sunday May 7th*

11:00-12:00 Introduction once again, Support New York safe space guidelines, more coffee and food!

12:00-1:30 Consent Questions by Cindy Smaller group discussions based on a thorough list of questions posed by Cindy (of the Doris fame) from the zine Support. - http://www.microcosmpublishing.com/

1:30- 3:00 Self Defense Workshop with New York Jiu Jitsu Dojo - http://www.nyjiujitsu.com/

3:00-4:00 More food, lets hang out for awhile

4:00-6:00ish Movie Born in Flames directed by Lizzie Borden: Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, a revolution in which a socialist government gains power, this films presents a dystopia in which the issues of many progressive groups - minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists - are ostensibly dealt with by the government, and yet there are still problems with jobs, with gender issues, with governmental preference and violence. In New York City, in this future time, a group of women decide to organize and mobilize, to take the revolution farther than any man - and many women - ever imagined in their lifetimes. - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085267/



AND HOW DO I GET THERE?

84 Clinton Ave, Apt 1
Between Myrtle Ave and Park Ave in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn


Subway: Take the G train to Clinton-Washington. Exit on Clinton and walk down the hill 4 blocks to 84 Clinton

Bus: Take the B54 bus along Myrtle or the B61 along park.

Bike: [from Manhattan] Take the Manhattan Bridge from lower Manhattan to Brooklyn. It dumps you on Flatbush [well, near Flatbush avenue]. Take Flatbush for a few blocks, make a left on Myrtle Avenue and take that until you hit Clinton and the party is right there. OR

Alternatively: Coming from the bike path on the north side of the Manhattan bridge, bust a U-turn at the bottom of the "on/off ramp" so that you are riding east with the bridge. Go straight past the BQE on-ramps, straight through a light until the road dead-ends at the Navy Yard. Take a right. Go through the first light (Flushing), then take a left on the other side of the BQE as you ride under it. This is Park. Clinton is the block after Vanderbilt. Park is wider than Myrtle and usually has far less traffic.


OK, SO HOW MUCH DOES THIS ALL COST?

Nothing!! It's free!! And you even get delicious dumpstered food and coffee!!


Support New York is a recently formed collective dedicated to survivor support. We came together in defiance of the silence surrounding sexual violence in the anarcho-punk and activist communities. We are opening a dialogue about sexual assault and consent, challenging our society's narrow views of abuse, and creating a safe space and resources for folks of all genders. This is an open call for anyone who needs support. We got your back!

supportnewyork@gmail.com
www.myspace.com/supportnewyork

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Friday, April 21st, 2006
2:05 am
i realized that i had been so anxious and nervous these past few days because of negative associations i have with my birthday because of last year, when i spent the entire day planning to call someone out as a perpetrator of sexual assault (only to have that fail later) and feeling super alone and unsupported...for some reason, having great birthdays is always really important to me and i was pretty afraid of this one.

but, as it turns out, i have the most amazing friends ever. the sandwich exchange (when you make your favorite sandwich, cut it in half, wrap up the halves and throw them in a bucket, reach in and pull out a random sandwich to eat!) worked out well and i got a bunch of super emotional notes from buddies, great pens and a great tape. yes yes yes. nights like last night make me dread moving out of this house.

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Monday, April 17th, 2006
1:14 am
this weekend started with fun at food not bombs and a punk seder with delicious knishes and a whole lot of wine. a handful of tipsy punks took the bus to the gorilla angreb show, which was goddamn great. that band is everything i love about punk and hardcore. and sometimes life doesn't get much better than heading home with a bunch of my favorites, in the back of an empty bus in the late night.

except...life got about twelve thousand times better on saturday, when i woke up to bright sun and lounging in short shorts on the back porch. i biked to abc no rio, went wild during snaked's set, almost lost my mind and had a heart attack during gloryhole's ramones cover set, and basically couldn't stop shaking from excitement for the rest of the daylight hours. i can't really remember the last time i freaked out so hard at a show. john, cory, colin and sweettooth had been driving everyone crazy for the past week, with a constant stream of ramones tunes and talk coming from boom boxes, guitars, drums and throats. and finally! they got into character, leather jackets and accents and all, and played an awesome show, starting with my favorite ramones song. yep. my heart still races when i think about that shit.

and then! ramones tour of new york! chicken vindaloo on 2nd avenue, joey ramone place, cbgbs, 53rd and 3rd, refried beans in queens and rockaway beach. a bit was left out due to time restraints...but it was definitely one of the best days ever. i was surrounded by about 20 kids i love at all times. and the moon was beautiful.

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Thursday, March 30th, 2006
1:46 am
whoa life! there is a truck-full of dumpstered trader joes food piled on my kitchen floor, we're getting a punk vacation home in the rockaways, i've been making a lot of maps, support new york is planning some sweet events, i have ten million crushes and am considering making out (crazy), i've been studying botany, will soon overhaul my bike, there are some amazing kids in town, my name was chosen at random to form an old-timey band that will perform with 11 other randomly chosen bands on april 22, and i am, therefore, learning banjo. i have no job and very little structure, but life is still flying by, especially with warm weather approaching. i love having a house of kids across the driveway and french toast bagels. next week is the new york adventure week kick off. monday is manhattan, tuesday brooklyn, wednesday queens, thursday bronx, friday staten island. getting out of the house is amazing. woo!

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Friday, March 10th, 2006
11:09 am
it's spring today. everyone come to food not bombs. please?

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Sunday, February 12th, 2006
2:33 am
i hate john. and gloryhole.

but i love snaked.

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