Monday, November 2, 2009

NYC Feminist Events: PROGRESSIVE SINGLE MINGLE & SEX. CONSENT. POWER. PLEASURE. Film, Conversation, & Community

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:

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Supporting each other only strengthens the community.



Paradigm Shift: NYC's Feminist Community & SAFER
Proudly Present

Film, Conversation, & Community

THE LINE, documentary screening
Panel discussion featuring:

Students Active For Ending Rape
Men Can Stop Rape, Campus Strength Coordinator
Sex educator, Organizer & Performance Artist

Join our special honored guests including former Paradigm Shift event speakers, feminist authors, activists, and thought leaders

Support by Identity House & Amy Mitten Photography

Attendees are welcome to discuss & document their thoughts on consent for the "Where is Your Line?" campaign

When: Tuesday, DEC. 1st
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: In the heart of the Feminist District
Gallery Bar
120 Orchard Street, bet. Delancey St. & Rivington St.
Subway: Delancey-Essex Sts (F, J, M, Z), Grand St (B, D), 2nd Ave-Houston St (F, V)

Cost: $7 if you RSVP before Dec. 1st, 12:00 noon / Students FREE / $10 at door

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


THE LINE Synopsis:
A one night stand far from home goes terribly wrong. As the filmmaker unravels her experience, she decides to confront her attacker.  Told through a "sex-positive" lens, THE LINE is a 24 minute documentary about a young woman - the filmmaker- who is raped, but her story isn't cut and dry. Not a "perfect victim," the filmmaker confronts her attacker, recording the conversation with a hidden camera. Sex workers, survivors and activists discuss justice, accountability and today's "rape culture." The film asks the question: where is the line defining consent? THE LINE was completed in July 2009.

Nancy Schwartzman is a filmmaker, writer and activist working for over thirteen years to create community solutions to combat sexual violence and promote public debate. THE LINE is a personal documentary that explores consent from a sex-positive point of view. With an emphasis on interactivity and dialogue, she launched the accompanying "where is your line?" campaign. Prior to THE LINE, she produced the award-winning short film OCEAN AVENUE.

Nancy is the founder of an online initiative noted by The New York Times, Gawker, The Village Voice and The Daily News to engage community organizations and businesses to create safer routes for pedestrians, especially women. From 2002- 2005 she was a founding editor and Creative Director of HEEB Magazine. For six years Nancy was the Program Officer at the Fund for Jewish Documentary Film. She has curated short film festivals at the Pioneer Theater, Berlin, London and Tel Aviv. Her essays have been featured in The Independent, HEEB, Sh'ma and Plenty Magazine.

Nancy lectures extensively on college campuses on the topic of consent and healthy sexual boundaries. She is a graduate of Columbia University with a degree in Art History and Film. She has lived in Paris and Jerusalem, and currently resides in Brooklyn. She recently married Isaac Mathes, her cameraman.

Erin Burrows, M.A., completed her Fifth Year MA in Women's History at Sarah Lawrence in 2009. She was a leader in the successful campaign at Sarah Lawrence College to rewrite the Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Policy and improve sexual assault services on campus. Erin was heavily involved with feminist and queer organizing on campus, leading to numerous changes in programming and policy including mandatory anti-oppression training for student senators. Erin was awarded the Senior Appreciation Award for recognition of her undergraduate leadership in 2008. She has been working for SAFER since August, 2008 and joined the board in May, 2009.  She currently works as a Community Educator in the Domestic Violence Education and Prevention Program at My Sisters' Place, based in Yonkers, NY.

Prior to joining Men Can Stop Rape, Joseph was co-president of Columbia University's men's group, Columbia Men Against Violence.  He has been working on rape prevention and anti-violence work with young men in New York and other areas for 15 years.

Ignacio Rivera is a Queer, gender fluid, Trans- Entity, Black Boricua performance artist, currently performing skits, spoken word, one-person shows and story-telling internationally. Ignacio is a lecturer/trainer, activist, new filmmaker and self-proclaimed sex educator.  As a lecturer/ trainer, Ignacio has spoken at home and abroad on such topics of racism, sexism, homo/transphobia, transgender issues, sexual liberation, anti-oppression, anti-violence, multi-issue organizing and more. Ignacio currently consultants with various organizations in New York City conducting professional development trainings for NYC high school staff.

Started by Columbia University students in 2000, Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER) is the only organization that fights sexual violence and rape culture by empowering student-led campaigns to reform college sexual assault policies. An all-volunteer collective, SAFER facilitates student organizing through a comprehensive training manual; in-person workshops and trainings; free follow-up mentoring; our Campus Sexual Assault Policies Database; and a growing online resource library and network for student organizers. SAFER firmly believes that sexual violence is both influenced by and contributes to multiple forms of oppression, including racism, sexism, and homo/transphobia, and view our anti-sexual violence work through a broader anti-oppression lens.

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!


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

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

 Paradigm Shift's Musician Spotlight

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:

Sex Worker Literati

Hosted by Audacia Ray and David Henry Sterry
Happy Ending, 302 Broome Street between Forsyth and Eldridge, NYC
Thursday, November 5. Doors at 7 pm, reading from 8-10
21 and up - FREE

Sex Worker Literati is a free monthly performance series that features sex workers, former sex workers, and people with stories about the sex industry who will read, monologue, perform, and shimmy their ways into your hearts, minds, and naughty bits. The November performance will be celebrating the Sex Blogger Calendar [] featuring some of the readers that were participants in last year's Speak Up workshop.  To get a taste of what the Sex Worker Literati is like, check out: videos of past performances (and subscribe to the video podcast on iTunes or Miro), pictures taken at the event, and be our fan on Facebook.
The November 5 performance stars: Audacia Ray, Miss Calico , Megan Andelloux, Dylan Ryan, Jo Weldon, and Solitaire.

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

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

"Who Does She Think She ls?" Screening & discussion

Sunday, November 8 at 2:45 pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
Buy tickets:
$11; Members $7; Seniors $9

At home, you can watch the talkback at 4:30 (est), 1:30 (pst) at this web address:

You can Twitter questions (@wdstsi) while you watch.

Email for group discounts.

From Pamela Tanner Boll, the Academy-Award winning co-executive producer of Born Into Brothels, comes the new documentary Who Does She Think She Is? a moving film detailing the lives of five diverse women artists, and their struggles to lead creative lives while balancing family and motherhood. Set in the larger historic context of women's shifting status as artists, Who Does She Think She Is? portrays real women who are a testament to both the heartbreak and the beauty of a 21st century life lived in art.

Join this ONE DAY ONLY event which will bring viewers together as they watch in cinemas and simultaneous house parties across the U.S. in a National House Party. Afterwards, a live interactive talkback with director Pamela Tanner Boll and the artists featured in the film will originate at Symphony Space.

Moderating this panel will be Courtney E. Martin, the award-winning author of Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: How the Quest for Perfection is Harming Young Women called "a hardcover punch in the gut" by Arianna Huffington and "a smart and spirited rant that makes for thought-provoking reading" by the New York Times.

For more information on the film:

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.

Nov. 19th- Progressive Single Mingle, Dec. 1st- Sex Consent Power Pleasure, and partner events!

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