Saturday, October 24, 2009

Feminist events in NYC & beyond

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In This Issue
Progressive Single Mingle
Amelia meetup
NARAL phone bank
Nat. Equality March Report
DVD offer
Photographer Needed
Song Contest
Our Partners & Events
PShift Musician Gigs
Read our Time Out New York Article

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"Feminist Art Series" Artist Profile: Rebecca Goldings

"A Voice" By Shetal Shah

"Different" By Cristina Dominguez

Lesbian Librarian Reviews: "Band Geeked Out"


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M Wild Photography


Headshots, Glamour, Fashion, Events, Landscapes. E-Mail Michelle for details or call 212-696-6610

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

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!

Color coded name tags can identify your orientation & relationship status

Win Raffle prizes!
Music provided by Katie Camosy of TRASHBAT

When: 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
Buy DISCOUNT Tickets:

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



amelia movie night

Amelia Screening Meetup & Discussion
Oct 29, Thursday- 7:15 pm screening
Meet up in Clearview Ziegfeld Lobby at 7:00 pm

141 West 54th Street
New York, NY  10019
Subway: F, V to 5th Ave.

Post-screening discussion:
Divine Bar at 9:30pm
236 West 54th St., between Broadway and 8th

(we have a table reserved)

Buy tickets now:  Click here

RSVP Contact Erin Byrnes-
Cell 313-850-7720

NARAL's Pro-Choice
Election Phone Banks

Join us as we make calls to ensure that New Yorkers vote pro-choice this November 3rd!

Tuesday, October 27th
Wednesday, October 28th
Thursday, October 29th
Monday, November 2nd- Sponsored by Paradigm Shift

 All phone banks run from 6pm-9pm

 You can either join us in our NYC office or make calls from home using our web-based system.  To make calls from home all you need is a computer with high-speed internet access and a phone.  Laptops and cell phones are ok!  You will receive all the log-in information when you RSVP.

 Training is provided for everyone and dinner is provided for those joining us in the office.  Our office is located at 470 Park Avenue South, 7th Floor in NYC.

 To RSVP, please contact Lalena Howard at or 646-520-3506.
**  Mention you're with Paradigm Shift if you sign up for Nov. 2nd **

NARAL Pro-Choice New York Community Events Calendar
NARAL Pro-Choice New York Events on Facebook

Shifting Paradigms Is Fun: 
National Equality March

Paradigm Shifters from the east and west coast met to take on DC for this historic march for LGBTQ rights.

View video of the entire Rally on: Paradigm Shift TV

View photos courtesy of Amy Mitten: VIEW GALLERY

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!


New Staff Announcement!
We are thrilled beyond all belief to add such amazing & talented folks
to our volunteer staff:
Erin Byrnes, Community Expansion Coordinator
Shetal Shah, Digital Media Supervisor

Shetal's recent blog entry and bio
staff contact info- click here

Our dedicated, hard-working, multi-talented crew also includes:
Julia Weis, Stephanie Allred, Shae Smith, and Liza Lopez

It's an honor to work with all of you.
xoxo, MV

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.

Nov 30th 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


Clinic Defense Needed!!
Bronx Clinic access threatened!

Dr. Emily's clinic in the South Bronx has been the target of anti-abortion protesters.
Anti-choice protesters began a 40-day vigil in late September, see

Help keep the clinic open and accessible

Saturdays, October 24 & 31st
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

(if you can attend a portion of that time- that's fine- the clinic needs you)

Dr. Emily's Women's Health Center 560 Southern Blvd Bronx, New York

Directions: Take the 6 train to 149th Street

RSVP: New York Coalition for Abortion Clinic Defense

It is time we stand in solidarity with those women wanting to exercise their right to choose and to control their bodies!


Pay As You Go:
An Evening of Sex Worker Shorts

Saturday, October 24th at 6pm
UnionDocs in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

We highly recommend buying your tickets in advance

Buy Tickets- click here
Program Info- click here

Audacia Ray, Sex Work Awareness
and the UnionDocs team

Crisis and Resistance: Building a Socialist Alternative
Northeast Socialist Conference
October 24-25, 2009

New York City
Columbia University

For more info, contact or 646-452-8662
Invite your friends, rsvp and get updates at our facebook page 
Registration: $20 weekend; $15 low-income/student; $10 single day

NOW-New York State Annual Convention

"Beyond Empowerment"
Living and Surviving in a Sexist World

October 25, 2009 (Sunday)

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Crowne Plaza White Plains
66 Hale Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601  
Don't miss this wonderful program with our special speaker Ellen Snortland, author of Beauty Bites Beast. 

Ellen will also perform her play "Now that She's Gone." 

Register for this Exciting Event!

See our agenda here:

Love Your Body Day
NOW-NYC's Annual Bash!

Wed, October 28, 7pm - 10pm

In Good Company's Loft Space
16 W. 23rd St. 4th Fl. @ 5th Ave. NY, NY

Love Your Body Day encourages every woman and girl to embrace her own body on her own terms-not the terms set out by society or the media.

Call 212.627.9895 or visit for tickets
$35 / $20 students. Join our celebration of healthy body, mind, sex and soul. Mara Altman reads from her new book Thanks for Coming-One Young Woman's Quest for an Orgasm, and Judith Steinhart, sexpert and creator of Hey Jud, answers your most personal sex questions. Food, wine & spirits, film, and free giveaways.

 Paradigm Shift's Musician Spotlight

Jenn Friedman, with Daniel Munkus and Justin Storer
Thursday, October 29th at 7PM
Gizzi's Coffee, 16 West 8th Street (between 5th and McDougal)

Laura Joy
NYC show dates:  Nov 8, 12, 14, 21st

Jenn and Laura are both Paradigm Shift event performers
To perform at PShift events email:

Hands On Small Business Series

The hands-on sessions will offer practical advice, direct instruction, and application tips for free online and social media solutions to help small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Nov 2, 3, 9, 10, 16

6:00-8:00 pm
brought to you by the Politics, World and Business section of Kirtsy and Microsoft Office Live

The Woodhull Institute


  Young Women's Retreat
  November 6-8, 2009; Ancramdale, NY


  Intensive Fiction Writing Retreats
  November 14-15, 2009; Ancramdale, NY

  All info:

1st National Conference for Campus Based Men's Gender Equality and
Anti-violence Groups

November 6-7, 2009

St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota

All invited!
Register or submit proposal

Speakers Include:

  • Michael Kimmel, Author of Guyland, Men Confront Pornography & Men's Lives (also Paradigm Shift's "Feminist Men: Increasing Visibility" panelist)
  • Pat McGann, Men Can Stop Rape Communications Director
  • Pat Eng, VP of Ms. Foundation
  • Shira Tarrant, Author of Men Speak Out and Men & Feminism
  • Courtney Martin, Author of Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: How The Quest for Perfection is Harming Young Women
  • Michael Kaufman, Founder of the White Ribbon Campaign

Robert Giard Fellowship for Artists

Award: $7,500
Deadline: November 15, 2009

An annual award named for Robert Giard, a portrait, landscape, and figure photographer whose work often focused on LGBTQ lives and issues. 
This award is presented to an emerging, early or mid-career artist from any country working in photography, photo-based media, video, or moving image, including short-form film or video of no more than 30 minutes in length.

This award will support a directed project, one that is new or continuing, that addresses issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ identity.

SEE YOU Oct 29- Amelia, Nov. 2- NARAL phone bank, Nov. 19th- Progressive Single Mingle, and partner events!

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