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February 17, 2018
  • Getting Real With Money Pt.2 (RESCHEDULED)

    February 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Presented by Beth Pickens

    February 10 & 17
    $60 Member/ $75 Regular
    Max 20 participants [15 general, 5 free]

    Capitalism got you down? Join consultant Beth Pickens for a judgment-free environment to confront feelings and fears while gaining some real practical personal finance skills.

    Part 1 (Feb. 10th) we will dive into your emotional experience of money and personal finance.

    Part 2 (Feb. 17th) focuses on practical skills including gathering data about your financial picture, creating a realistic budget, steps for moving out of debt, increasing earned income, and establishing achievable, personalized goals for the near future.

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February 18, 2018
  • Open Library Hours with Dawn Finley

    February 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Hosted by F.L.O.W

    Feminist Library on Wheels open library hours at WCCW.

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  • Community Chorus

    February 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Lead by Carolyn Riggs
    Free

    Community Chorus is a bi-monthly safe singing space and activist chorus that will be on-call for protests, rallies, marches, and community-building events. Our goal is to provide an additional platform where participants can rally together in a collective expression of commitment to justice, bravery, beauty, change, action, protest, dissent.

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  • GiRL CRUSH Improv Performance

    February 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Sundays, 5–9 pm: January 21, January 28, February 4, February 11
    with a performance on February 18
    Presented by GiRL CRUSH Improv (Sallie Merkel, Lauren White & Jenny Greer)
    16 participants maximum
    $64* members / $80 Regular

    This workshop consists of 4 weekly four-hour improv workshops followed by a performance.  Workshop attendees should sign up in advance for all four weeks. At the end of these four weeks workshop attendees will form a temporary improv team to “open” for a GiRL CRUSH performance with a half-hour performance of their own.

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February 19, 2018
  • Foundations of Touch

    February 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Presented by Tin Santos & Bunny Urick
    Max 12 participants
    Free

    We believe that touch is an integral aspect of healing and connection that is lacking in everyday life. Foundations of Touch discusses and explores applied touch as a method of connection and access to healing. In these workshops, we will create a space to encourage and explore intentional, consensual touch and discuss the implications of the deprivation of touch in the advent of a patriarchal society.

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February 20, 2018
  • How We Organize

    February 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Hosted by Sophie Trauberman
    Free

    HWO is a reading and discussion group aims to invite conversation between artists, organizers, and anyone else interested in discussing, critiquing, and imagining alternatives to the non-profit organization as the best model for organizing communities.

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February 21, 2018
  • Open Library Hours with Jenn Witte

    February 21, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Hosted by F.L.O.W

    Feminist Library on Wheels open library hours at WCCW.

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  • Sick Club

    February 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Facilitated by Katherine Williams & WCCW
    Max 10 Participants
    Free RSVP Required

    Sick Club is an inclusive support group for woman-identified individuals living with chronic pain or illness. It is a compassionate safe space for attendees to discuss the difficulties of struggling with long term or recurring illness such as isolation, employment challenges, relationship issues, self-blame and invisibility. Sick Club will take place every other Wednesday starting February 7th

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February 22, 2018
  • Fem Synth Lab: Adding Effects

    February 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Presented by FeM Synth Lab
    Max 40 participants
    $3 (RSVP Required)

    Effects, such as reverb and delay, can both subtly enhance and/or completely overhaul your sounds. In this session, we’ll explore these common and powerful effects, how they work in pedal form for hardware set-ups, and how these effects can be applied, digitally, via plug-ins.
    This event is for women (trans & cis) and non-binary folx, *especially* those who are femme-identified. We ask that our cis male allies and friends respectfully do not attend, as we recognize that electronic music is very much dominated by cis men.

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February 24, 2018
  • not her(e): A Workshop

    February 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Presented by Kaitlynn Redell
    Max 15 Participants
    Free

    not her(e): A Workshop is a collaborative art-making and group discussion for caregivers and those they look after. So much about becoming a parent or a full-time caregiver is about becoming a tool, a piece of furniture, a physical, emotional, psychological support for another individual or small, growing being. Based on group discussion on our collective feelings on caregiving, we will make wearable objects (prototypes) that function as useful tools in our everyday caregiver routines and serve as reflections of our personal identities.

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  • Existing On Our Own Terms: Healing Rituals As Liberatory Practice

    February 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Presented by Sade Musa
    Max 30 Participants
    Cost: $15-20 suggested donation for Black folk, $20-25 suggested donation for non-Black POC & allies.

    Ever since Black people were forced from Africa's shores, they have resisted the idea that their bodies did not belong to them & have used any means necessary to regain the autonomy that was stolen. In this workshop, Sade Musa will discuss the resistance history of enslaved Africans, the secret medicinal ways of plantation and maroon cultures, and why this plant medicine legacy should be revitalized for modern liberation movements.

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February 25, 2018
  • Open Library Hours with Dawn Finley

    February 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Hosted by F.L.O.W

    Feminist Library on Wheels open library hours at WCCW.

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February 26, 2018
  • Intro to Risograph Workshop

    February 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

     

  • Mapping Feminist LA

    February 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Free

    Mapping Feminist Los Angeles is a volunteer working group with the goal of building a spatial and digital network that recontextualizes Los Angeles neighborhoods through the filter of intersectional feminism online, in print, and in person. MFLA is currently in the process of building crowdsourced maps (both digital + print pieces) to help connect folks to intersectional feminist resources and services in LA County.

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February 27, 2018
  • How to Have Hard Conversations: Step 2, Constructive Conflict

    February 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    $16 Members* / $20 Regular
    Maximum 16 (minimum 6) [12 general, 4 free]

    Step 2, Constructive Conflict Communication at Work, Home and Everywhere In Between*

    In today’s increasingly divisive society, we face hard conversations every day, whether it’s disagreements with colleagues, partners or friends or political spats with family members. Luckily, it is possible to steer these conflicts toward constructive conversations through a set of communication and facilitation skills, honed over the years in the practices of conflict resolution, facilitation and mediation. In this interactive workshop, we will learn - and most importantly practice - active listening, reframing, paraphrasing, how to identify positions versus interests, and storytelling.
    *This workshop is Part 2 of a series on Having Hard Conversations. The workshop on Conflict Triggers is not a prerequisite to this one, but we encourage you to attend both as they represent a holistic approach to managing conflict (and will be offered again in January).

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February 28, 2018
  • Open Library Hours with Jenn Witte

    February 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Hosted by F.L.O.W

    Feminist Library on Wheels open library hours at WCCW.

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  • Getting Fed by Your Feed: Curating an Instagram Diet

    February 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Presented by Mandy Harris-Williams & #BrownUpYourFeed

    Max 20 Participants

    Sliding Scale Donations $1-10 depending on distance from media norms: $10 for cis white femme presenting women, $1 QTBIPOC, everyone else sort yourselves in between please.

    As a platform driven by photos and images, Instagram is often derivative of previous photography ecologies: the politics of representation + access to machines and technical skills replicate the usual hierarchies of status and privilege. In this workshop for Instagram users, Mandy Harris-Williams presents and trains you in protocol that helps you understand your relationship to social media. Participants will create goals and boundaries that help to organize your interactions, keep you safe, and get fed by your feed.

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March 2, 2018
  • Plant Communication & Radical Communion

    March 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Presented by: Amanda Ackerman & Saewon Oh
    Max 25 participants
    $20 Members / $25

    RegularThis workshop will provide techniques for awakening our interspecies selves and engaging the language and intelligence of plants. Opening ourselves to nonhuman worlds can promote unexpected, innovative, and deviant ways to care for ourselves and others.

     

  • Critique Night

    March 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Offsite, email critiquenight@gmail.com

    Moderated by Amelia Steely
    Free

    Critique Night is a critique group that meets monthly. It is moderated by Amelia Steely through Women's Center for Creative Work. Artists share their work, offer feedback, and get to know other artists in their community. Each month, four artists present their work at a different LA-based artist's studio. Everyone is welcome who wants to participate respectfully in a feminist space. Space is limited to 20 participants. RSVP at critiquenight@gmail.com to ensure a spot.

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March 4, 2018
  • Open Library Hours with Dawn Finley

    March 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Hosted by F.L.O.W

    Feminist Library on Wheels open library hours at WCCW.

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  • Getting Real with Money Part 2

    March 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

     

  • Frogtown Storytellers 1

    March 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Hosted by Emilia Fuentes & WCCW
    Max 25 participants
    Free

    Storytelling is a transformative and healing act, especially for those who don’t often feel safe telling their truth. Frogtown Storytellers is a weekly gathering for LGBTQIA and feminist storytelling, open to queer, straight, cis, trans, non-binary, and other femme storytellers from Frogtown, Highland Park, Cyprus Park, and the WCCW community. At every meeting, we tell true stories from our lives related to a previously determined theme. After 6 weekly meetings (attendance at every meeting is not required, but encouraged) 5-7 Frogtown Storytellers will perform a story (max 8 minutes) in a show in April (date, location TBD).

    Weekly meetings:March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25, April 1, April 8

     

March 6, 2018
  • How We Organize

    March 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Hosted by Sophie Trauberman
    Free

    HWO is a reading and discussion group aims to invite conversation between artists, organizers, and anyone else interested in discussing, critiquing, and imagining alternatives to the non-profit organization as the best model for organizing communities.

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  • Feminist Reading Group

    March 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Presented by Feminist Reading Group
    Max 30 participants
    Free

    For our March meeting of Feminist Reading Group, we'll take a look at a few current articles that address the theme of this quarter's programming at the WCCW ("Health/Care"). We will be discussing Annie Lowrey's, “When Will the Economy Start Caring About Home-Care Work?”, Sarah Lazare's, “Capitalism is Built on the Backs of Black Women”, and Dom Chatterjee's, “Fighting Burnout, Rest Debt, and Work as a False Path to Self-Worth”

     

March 7, 2018
  • Open Library Hours with Jenn Witte

    March 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Hosted by F.L.O.W

    Feminist Library on Wheels open library hours at WCCW.

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March 8, 2018
  • Health/Care Film Series: 3 Short Films

    March 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Presented by Emma Ben Ayoun
    Max 30 participants
    Free
    Films: The House is Black (Farrokhzad, 1963); In My Language (Baggs, 2007); Voice/Over (Barry, 2007)
    These three short films explore disease, disability, marginalization, and expression in very different ways. The House is Black, a 1963 film produced in Iran and directed by Forough Farrokhzad, explores the lives of individuals living and working in a leprosy colony in northern Iran; In My Language, made by American activist and blogger Mel Baggs depicts Baggs' relation to language; and Voice/Over is part of a trilogy made by South African filmmaker and disability rights activist Shelley Barry.

     

March 9, 2018
  • Hey Baby

    March 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Hosted by Gilda Davidian
    Free

    Hey Baby Feminist Parenting Group meets every other Friday in Eagle Rock. Email Gilda.Davidian@gmail.com for location and details.

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March 11, 2018
  • Open Library Hours with Dawn Finley

    March 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Hosted by F.L.O.W

    Feminist Library on Wheels open library hours at WCCW.

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  • Frogtown Storytellers 2

    March 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Hosted by Emilia Fuentes & WCCW
    Max 25 participants
    Free

    Storytelling is a transformative and healing act, especially for those who don’t often feel safe telling their truth. Frogtown Storytellers is a weekly gathering for LGBTQIA and feminist storytelling, open to queer, straight, cis, trans, non-binary, and other femme storytellers from Frogtown, Highland Park, Cyprus Park, and the WCCW community. At every meeting, we tell true stories from our lives related to a previously determined theme. After 6 weekly meetings (attendance at every meeting is not required, but encouraged) 5-7 Frogtown Storytellers will perform a story (max 8 minutes) in a show in April (date, location TBD).

    Weekly meetings:March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25, April 1, April 8

     

March 12, 2018
  • Sister Spit Tour 2018: QTPOC Cruising the West

    March 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Presented by Radar Productions
    Max 30 Participants
    $16 Members / $20 Non-Members

    In 2018 the Sister Spit Tour celebrates its 21st anniversary touring the United States with 7 remarkable writers and multi-disciplinary artists. The 2018 tour — "QTPOC Cruising the West" — marks a new chapter in the tour’s history, as Radar Productions (the non-profit that houses Sister Spit) has shifted its vision toward developing queer and trans artists of color (QTPOC).

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March 13, 2018
  • Mapping Feminist LA

    March 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Hosted by Leana ScottFree

    Mapping Feminist Los Angeles is a volunteer working group with the goal of building a spatial and digital network that recontextualizes Los Angeles neighborhoods through the filter of intersectional feminism online, in print, and in person. MFLA is currently in the process of building crowdsourced maps (both digital + print pieces) to help connect folks to intersectional feminist resources and services in LA County.

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March 14, 2018
  • Open Library Hours with Jenn Witte

    March 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Hosted by F.L.O.W

    Feminist Library on Wheels open library hours at WCCW.

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March 16, 2018
  • Healing Through Self-Portrait: A Frida-Inspired Painting Workshop

    March 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Presented by Darlene Valencia
    Max 20 participants
    $40 Members / $50 Regular

    "I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to better.” - Frida Kahlo. How you see your authentic self is necessary for survival; light or dark, it doesn't matter. In this two-hour workshop, you will explore your relationship with Self by painting your own self-portrait, guided by artist Darlene Valencia.