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November 3, 2020
  • GET PSYCHED! IGTV

    November 3, 2020
    IGTV

    Premiers October 20, 2020 (Run time: 8 weeks)
    New episodes each Tuesday at 10 am

    Hosted by Toni Adeyemi
    Free: on IGTV

    Why are we more easily influenced by people who look certain ways? What causes really intelligent groups to make harmful decisions? How can you adopt a mindset best suited to accomplish your personal goals? Find out answers to these questions and more on Get Psyched! – an 8-week mini series diving into various social psychology phenomenons and applying them to everyday life situations. Hosted by Toni Adeyemi. Access via the Women Center for Creative Work’s Instagram channel.

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November 5, 2020
  • Embodiment, Oppression, And Resilience

    November 5, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Thursday, Nov 5, 2020 // 11am PST
    Hosted by Prentis Hemphill
    Free

    We know that our relationships with each other are the foundation for the change work we do. This workshop will explore the impact of trauma and oppression on our individual and collective bodies. It will help us engage trauma-healing and resilience-building in our physiology and through practice. We will also cultivate practices to strengthen our inherent resilience to help us live out bold visions of interdependence, sustainability, and the abolition of harmful systems. We will discuss the importance of developing embodied and emotional capacities that underpin these visions.

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  • Writing (You)Topias: Dreaming On The Page

    November 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Thursday, Nov 5, 2020 // 1pm PST
    Hosted by Zharia O’Neal
    Free

    What is your utopia?  unlocking your desires can be the first step to self-advocacy, in your everyday life and otherwise. this workshop asks us to engage in writing exercises that center our personal paradise(s), forge connections, and allow us to stretch to embrace the bounds of what we want and need.

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  • Abolition & ME: Implementing Freedom Mindsets In Our Everyday Lives

    November 5, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Thursday, Nov 5, 2020 //  2:30pm PST
    Hosted by Indigo Mateo
    Free

    Abolition is not only about dispelling the carceral system but also replacing it with systems and ways of being that promote healing, community and freedom. Practice the pillars of abolition and zoom into everyday life situations where we have the power to invalidate retributive systems and embrace abolition. Themes of accountability, relationships, self love, community responsibility and harm including sexual violence will be discussed through an abolitionist lens.

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November 10, 2020
  • GET PSYCHED! IGTV

    November 10, 2020
    IGTV

    Premiers October 20, 2020 (Run time: 8 weeks)
    New episodes each Tuesday at 10 am

    Hosted by Toni Adeyemi
    Free: on IGTV

    Why are we more easily influenced by people who look certain ways? What causes really intelligent groups to make harmful decisions? How can you adopt a mindset best suited to accomplish your personal goals? Find out answers to these questions and more on Get Psyched! – an 8-week mini series diving into various social psychology phenomenons and applying them to everyday life situations. Hosted by Toni Adeyemi. Access via the Women Center for Creative Work’s Instagram channel.

    More info

     

November 13, 2020
  • the monumental misrememberings book launch

    November 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Friday, November 13, 7–8:30pm
    Hosted by: Mimi Tempestt, Miss Barbie-Q and Co—Conspirator Press
    Free

    Join Co–Conspirator Press and Mimi Tempestt for the launch of the monumental misrememberings. Tempestt’s debut book of poetry is a curious insight on the creative and violent ways in which Black girls, women, trans women and femmes often experience displacement, death, and subjugation at the hands of patriarchal systems in America.

    Hosted by Miss Barbie-Q and featuring live music from Ohmi, readings from the publication and a conversation between the author and our host, this event will ground us in community and celebrate the launch of Tempestt’s poetry collection, which operates not to romanticize the pain of Black femme bodies, but to bring light to this sadistic truth.

    In light of this event’s nature, we kindly ask that the space remain reserved for Black femmes and Black non-binary folx. Please check our Mission and Core Values if you’ve not had the opportunity to join us in space before.

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November 17, 2020
  • GET PSYCHED! IGTV

    November 17, 2020
    IGTV

    Premiers October 20, 2020 (Run time: 8 weeks)
    New episodes each Tuesday at 10 am

    Hosted by Toni Adeyemi
    Free: on IGTV

    Why are we more easily influenced by people who look certain ways? What causes really intelligent groups to make harmful decisions? How can you adopt a mindset best suited to accomplish your personal goals? Find out answers to these questions and more on Get Psyched! – an 8-week mini series diving into various social psychology phenomenons and applying them to everyday life situations. Hosted by Toni Adeyemi. Access via the Women Center for Creative Work’s Instagram channel.

    More info

     

November 18, 2020
  • Consentrik Presents: Reclaiming Expression

    November 18, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 // 7pm PST
    Hosted by Cat Jones
    Free


    At this month’s Consentrik, host Cat Jones and panelists Shann Wallace, Jaden Fields, & Sevyn discuss personal expression and the many facets of how that is executed. The presence of masculinity & femininity in the same body conjures up beautiful expressions of gender, and we should all be excited to witness it for ourselves and others. It’s important to carve out space to unpack these choices, and what they mean for us in our day to day lives.

    This space centers the experience and works of Black Trans and Non Binary masculine individuals. Consentrik acknowledges the spectrum of masculinity and honors and invites all that identify along the spectrum of gender and gender expression. If you do not identify as a Trans/ Non Binary masculine individual, you are also welcome. However, please take note of the space you are entering.

    We are a collective house of MOC (masculine center) individuals and allies whose sole objective is to learn, grow, participate in happiness and support each other.

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November 20, 2020
  • Immigration Attorney Office Hours

    November 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Women's Center for Creative Work, 2425 Glover Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90031, USA

    D’Alessio Law Group and the Women’s Center For Creative Work are proud to announce our monthly office hours with expert immigration attorney Nusrat Ventimiglia!

    Every third Friday of the month from 10am to 12:30pm by appointment.

    Ms. Ventimiglia will provide her expertise as an immigration attorney for questions or concerns related to family based immigration and acquiring proper visa status, to tips on maneuvering through the various demands of the immigration process. Ms. Ventimiglia speaks Urdu, Farsi & French. Interpretation services for additional languages provided by request, at least 2 weeks in advance.

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November 21, 2020
  • Prison Abolitionism A View From North Africa And The Middle East

    November 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 // 11am PST
    Hosted by Freida Afary
    Free

    Freida will discuss her work with Iranian Progressives, the carceral systems in North Africa and the Middles East, various abolitionist efforts that are taking place in the region, and she will dive deeper into the work of Nagres Mohammadi and Golrokh Iraee.

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  • New Forms Of Collaboration For Transformational Justice: Performance, Narrative, And Animation

    November 21, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Thursday, Nov 21, 2020 // 12:30pm PST
    Hosted by Dr. Kamran Afary, Lee Gibson, and Daniel Whitlow
    Free



    In this session the panelists–a university teacher, a graduate, and a current student from the Cal State LA Communication Studies Prison BA Program–will share stories, experiences, and advice on the many ways we can create new forms of performance, from live and recorded theatrical pieces to journal publication and animation documentaries, to create a trauma-informed space of safety in helping to build resilience and resistance against the dehumanizing forms of isolation in current prisons. 

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  • Practical Healing: A Guide To Integrate Daily Wellness

    November 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Thursday, Nov 21, 2020 // 2pm PST
    Hosted by Jordi
    Free



    This workshop is meant to provide a guide to tap into wellness techniques to integrate into your daily routine. Jordi will begin with a brief astrological check-in sharing what is going on with the stars, guide a sound bowl grounding meditation, share aromatherapy tips, and affirmations.  Join us as we share information and techniques that will enhance your healing rituals!

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November 22, 2020
  • FeM Synth Lab: Music Production Outside the Box with Shruti Kumar

    November 22, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Sunday, Nov 22, 2020 @ 11 A.M. PST
    Hosted by Fem Synth Lab
    Max Participants: 100
    $3 suggested donation

    This workshop will be a discussion + Q&A on getting “weird” with audio, creating arrangements (musically and spatially) from unlikely sonic ingredients, and unconventional recording spaces. More specifically we will dig into creative uses of plugins, and how much mileage we can get out of our audio–building a fully arranged track using only the audio from one vocal pass of a melody. 

    This event prioritizes all marginalized genders, including but not limited to trans women, cis women, trans men, non-binary, intersex, gender nonconforming, two-spirit and questioning folx. We ask that our cis male allies and friends respectfully do not sign up, as we recognize that electronic music is overwhelmingly dominated by cis men.

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  • Skin Hunger: An Intimacy Support Group Centering Disabled And Immunocompromised Folx In The Era Of COVID-19

    November 22, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Sunday, November 22, 4pm
    Hosted by: Margaret Andersen
    Free



    The term “skin hunger” refers to the biological need for human touch, and throughout the pandemic we’ve all felt starved for physical contact at some point. But even though quarantine restrictions have eased for the general public, many disabled and immunocompromised community members must continue to physically isolate until there is a viable treatment or vaccine available. Skin Hunger is a peer support group centering anyone with a disability or chronic illness who is experiencing an intimacy deficit now or prior to COVID-19. Join us on our new Discord server to explore how we can redefine intimacy at a time when physical closeness has become a high risk activity. 

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November 24, 2020
  • GET PSYCHED! IGTV

    November 24, 2020
    IGTV

    Premiers October 20, 2020 (Run time: 8 weeks)
    New episodes each Tuesday at 10 am

    Hosted by Toni Adeyemi
    Free: on IGTV

    Why are we more easily influenced by people who look certain ways? What causes really intelligent groups to make harmful decisions? How can you adopt a mindset best suited to accomplish your personal goals? Find out answers to these questions and more on Get Psyched! – an 8-week mini series diving into various social psychology phenomenons and applying them to everyday life situations. Hosted by Toni Adeyemi. Access via the Women Center for Creative Work’s Instagram channel.

    More info