Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Resilience: Womankind Art Exhibit Opening Reception

In September 2018, Womankind will launch its first art exhibit, amplifying Womankind’s message through the collective voices of artists who stand with our cause.

This one week exhibit in New York City will celebrate the spirit of resilience and feature a wide variety of artists and styles including painters, sculptors, live percussionists, street artists, sequential artists, and more.

Co-curated by Carmen Zita of the Heller Group & Zak Ross of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery.

Produced in partnership with Tony Group Foundation Fund of Hawaii Community Foundation.

RSVP to the opening reception.

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Sep
16
11:00 AM11:00

Intro to Tapestry Weaving

Instructor: Chi Nguyen

In this class, students will learn the basics of tapestry weaving and how to design and hand weave their own tapestry wall hanging. Students will learn how to use traditional and contemporary tapestry techniques and apply them to their design.

All materials for sample making and learning the technique are included. Any additional materials will need to be supplied by the student based on their vision.

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Jun
9
11:00 AM11:00

Intro to Tapestry Weaving

Instructor: Chi Nguyen

In this class, students will learn the basics of tapestry weaving and how to design and hand weave their own tapestry wall hanging. Students will learn how to use traditional and contemporary tapestry techniques and apply them to their design.

All materials for sample making and learning the technique are included. Any additional materials will need to be supplied by the student based on their vision.

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May
17
9:30 AM09:30

Digital Inclusion & Accessibility Conference

The Digital Inclusion & Accessibility conference is a one-day event on May 17, 2018 for City employees co-hosted by the NYC Digital, of the Mayor’s Office of the CTO, and the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD).

The day is aimed at empowering City workers to create digital experiences that serve all New Yorkers equally. This means building websites that everyone can access and enjoy, and creating content respectful of all who interact with it. Digital Inclusion & Accessibility 2018 will make these tasks a bit more — you guessed it — accessible!

More information on the conference.

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Jul
23
10:00 AM10:00

Part II: Stitch-in with Artist Chi Nguyen at Rally in the Valley Festival

Artist Chi Nguyen is partnering with Katharine Daugherty, Director and Co-Founder of the local Drop Forge & Tool, to create a community quilt that demonstrates public support and raises awareness for the important services provided by Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood (UHPP). The quilt visually represents the different communities across Columbia and Greene counties that UHPP serves daily in order to make it clear for local and federal lawmakers that their constituents stand with UHPP. The quilt will be shown to members of Congress when they are home for the August Recess. Festival attendees are invited to join the quilting process. All materials will be provided and quilting lessons are held throughout the festival. All skill levels are welcome. (free)

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Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

Part I: Stitch-in with Artist Chi Nguyen at Rally in the Valley Festival

Artist Chi Nguyen is partnering with Katharine Daugherty, Director and Co-Founder of the local Drop Forge & Tool, to create a community quilt that demonstrates public support and raises awareness for the important services provided by Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood (UHPP). The quilt visually represents the different communities across Columbia and Greene counties that UHPP serves daily in order to make it clear for local and federal lawmakers that their constituents stand with UHPP. The quilt will be shown to members of Congress when they are home for the August Recess. Festival attendees are invited to join the quilting process. All materials will be provided and quilting lessons are held throughout the festival. All skill levels are welcome. (free)

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May
5
6:30 PM18:30

Asian American Community Forum for Reproductive Justice

The purpose of this community forum is to bring together the voices of women and gender non-conforming Asian people in New York City. We intend to uplift traditionally marginalized narratives to assess and evaluate needs and the resources that are available surrounding healthcare access. The community forum will be a gathering interspersed with small workgroups to create connectivity at an interpersonal and communal level. NAPAWF aims to provide future community forums to offer an inclusive space of community building, resource sharing, and visibility as we continue to fight for Reproductive Justice amongst the political landscape in New York City.

Refreshments will be provided to those who attend the community forum. Metrocards will be available. The community forum will potentially be photographed in documentation of the event. Upon entering the space you will voluntarily consent to being photograph. Names will remain anonymous in the sharing of photographs.

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Apr
26
10:30 AM10:30

Speaker at 2017 Global Kids Youth Conference on Discrimination

Each spring, the Global Kids Annual Youth Conference brings together over 500 young people and 100 educators for a youth-led event that addresses an international issue of importance. For 2017, GK Leaders have chosen to explore the issue of discrimination, breaking it down into topics such as racism, ageism, sexism, homophobia, and religious discrimination, among others.

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Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

Asian American Community Blueprint for Reproductive Justice

This event is a focus group facilitated by Angel S. and Chi Nguyen. This focus group is a part of the community based participatory research project by Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute at NAPAWF to shape ongoing and future reproductive justice organizing for Asian American communities in the city. Our intention is to build a safer space for folks who hold particularly marginalized identities within Asian communities to connect and share their experiences. We will provide a roundtrip metrocards, light snacks, and $50 Amazon gift cards for each participant. Each focus group will be capped at 6 participants. 

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Mar
25
3:30 PM15:30

How to Protest with Art: Organizing with Creative Activism Workshop

Join this workshop to learn more about art as activism and how artists can center their practice in the resistance to organize and mobilize their community. In this workshop, we are going to explore the different tactics that artivists have used to amplify voices, make space for their community, and bring about social change.

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Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Sex as Resistance: Pleasure & Politics in Asian Communities

Join the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum for a workshop on everyone’s two favorite subjects- sex and politics. Together, we will share the best ways to communicate your desires with your partners and concrete actions to set boundaries with politicians so that your reproductive needs are met inside and outside of the bedroom. In the context of Asian and Pacific Islander communities, how do we talk about sex, identity, and reproductive health with our partners, friends, family, and those who are trying to take away our rights? This workshop will give you the tools to dive into these conversations and take action against harmful legislation targeting the reproductive choices of communities of color.

The workshop is open to people of all genders and sexualities.

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Dec
18
5:00 PM17:00

Irresistible Revolution

Join us for a panel discussion to close out the Give Back Holiday Market with artists, designers, and scholars whose practices are centered around textiles as a medium for social activism. Sara Jimenez, Sylvia Hernandez, Aleia Brown, Chi Nguyen, and PJ Gubatina Policarpio will discuss how each, in their own way, uses fiber art to influence political change and how others can get involved and stay involved in political activism post-election. A Q&A session will follow the discussion.

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Dec
17
11:00 AM11:00

Forward Union Fair

Forward Union Fair is a political and community action info fair.

In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, many Americans have been asking, “What can I do now?” The goal of Forward Union is to provide practical, action-based resources to help concerned citizens begin to answer this question in meaningful ways. To do so, Forward Union Fair will gather under one roof a coalition of causes: representatives from NGOs, nonprofits, political, and community organizations that are working to lift up and to protect the people, places, and values under threat. This free, public event will connect motivated individuals seeking an outlet with the hard-working groups that need their participation and support. Forward Union believes we can amplify our power by showing up for each other.

i hope to find you at the end of this II, created to raise awareness for suicide prevention in LGBTQ community, will be presented by LADY ART NYC at the Fair. 

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Nov
9
6:30 PM18:30

ARTivism at Pace University

ARTivism and Gotham House's “Gender Politics and Social Justice ARTivist Series." This monthly discussion series is to inform students about local NYC ARTivists and their activism, and to make them aware of how ARTivism is the harbinger for movements to lead social change.

Connect with ARTivism via: 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artivismgalleries/
Tumblr: http://artivismgalleries.tumblr.com/
Email: artivismgalleries@gmail.com

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Apr
23
3:30 PM15:30

5.4 Million and Counting: Craft as Activism

  • Kimmel Center at New York University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As America quickly approaches a critical point for the reproductive rights of millions of current and future mothers, Chi Nguyen invites you to learn about and participate in the process of raising awareness for this issue through the powerful and creative processes of “craftivism”.

DESCRIPTION In June 2016, the United States Supreme Court will determine the most important reproductive rights decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. The decision will impact over 266,000 AAPI women and 2.5 million Latina women of childbearing age.

The workshop is aimed to raise awareness for the Supreme Court case through "craftivism" by making physical the number of women whose reproductive rights are at risk. With each line representing an individual woman, the 5.4 Million and Counting project is only finished when all 5.4 million lines are embroidered.

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Mar
24
6:30 PM18:30

Under the Influence

In the Under the Influence speaker series, Iris Worldwide brings people from all walks of life to discuss topics from every discipline and field. On March 24, Chi Nguyenan interdisciplinary artist and durational performerwill talk about her practice using art as activism to address LGBTQ issues and reproductive justice. 

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Apr
25
1:00 PM13:00

Visualizing Resistance: Art for Social Change

  • Kimmel Center at New York University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Art has historically and universally been used as a tool for storytelling, activism, resistance, and revolution. This workshop will explore the intersections between a body in noncompliance and art as a medium for social and political change. What does art allow our bodies and minds to do both as artists and as art observers? Join our panel of five artistsChi Nguyen, Josh McPhee, Tomie Arai, and Ayesha Akhtar—as we reimagine how we can use art as a radical means of taking action.

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