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YTWSS is a radical pop-up space of collectively self-organized, sliding-scale arts and education programming and community events by and for women. Daytime events include workshops in self-defense and self-care exclusively for women-identified people. Evening events are open to the public and are all held as benefits for different groups doing important work for freedom in our communities. YTWSS is organized by a small, diverse group of dedicated volunteers, including Mensen, Lanai Daniels, Graciela Razo, Nereida Valles, and CJ Thomas. The event is completely volunteer-run and community funded. YTWSS is a space for working class + poor women, women of color, queer women, trans women and immigrant women to build community through the arts, education and activism. You can support YTWSS by donating to our GoFundMe campaign. Learn more about YTWSS at www.ytwss.nyc

Join us May 22-24th at Babycastles for 3-days of radical art and education created by and for women!

PLEASE REMEMBER: Daytime weekend workshops are for women-identified people only. Evening public events are welcome to everyone across the gender spectrum. All events are sliding scale donation, with no one turned away, except Saturday night’s panel, which is ticketed. All evening public events support a number of groups in our communities, including: Legacy Garner (Eric Garner’s daughter), Our Bushwick, Our Stories (community mural + youth apprenticeship project), Garner Way Foundation, Ramarley’s Call, FIERCE, Queer Detainee Empowerment Project, and Black Trans Media.

FRIDAY, MAY 22nd
OPENING NIGHT! 6pm-11pm
a benefit for Legacy Garner and Our Bushwick, Our Stories
>>THIS IS A PUBLIC EVENT FOR ALL PEOPLE< < --- -Sliding Scale $8-15, no one turned away---- Art Opening with: Elizabeth Velazquez, Sallyiana James, Gera Lozano, Jenny Gonzalez-Blitz, Laura Anne, MRVN, Alex Fields, Adee Roberson, Simone Bailey, Grace Mateo, Mensen, Joelle Dianne Riffle, Ë, Ana Armengod, Alyssa E. Fanning, Nicole Pimentel, Kamal Badhey, Thenmozhi Soundararajan, Yelaine Rodriguez, Gil Arndt + more TBA DJ's: DJ CherishTheLuv + DJ Lucha Performances by Don’ae, Isha’Rae, Tyejay, Shirley Tate, TyBlack and more TBA ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- SATURDAY MAY 23rd: SELF DEFENSE SATURDAY
Daytime workshops are open to all women and are a $8-15 sliding scale donation, no one turned away.

11:30-1:30pm Know Your Rights and Self Defense Training with Sharmin Hossain, Copwatch, Shayna Janelle and more TBA RSVP Here!

2pm-4pm Build Your Own Purse Alarm with Yeah, That’s What She Said Organizers. RVSP Here!

ALL TOGETHER NOW: WOMEN FIGHTING STATE VIOLENCE PANEL
a benefit for the Garner Way Foundation and Ramarley’s Call
>>THIS IS A PUBLIC EVENT FOR ALL PEOPLE< < --- -Sliding Scale $8-15--- Purchase Tickets Here
Erica Garner (of
Garner Way Foundation, daughter of Eric Garner), Constance Malcolm (mother of Ramarley Graham), Denise Guadalupe Romero (undocumented Mexican immigrant rights community organizer), Uruj Ehsan Sheikh (Muslim anti-war/anti-torture organizer) and Thenmozhi Soundararajan (Transmedia Artist and Activist), with the Dalit Women’s Collective visiting here from India. The panel will be moderated by Verna Myers, diversity consultant and public speaker.

“All Together Now: Women Fighting State Violence” is a panel bringing together women who are on the frontlines of justice and liberation movements to resist state violence in their communities. The panel will bring these powerful women into conversation around their experience as women organizing against state violence, from police brutality, discrimination against migrants, state neglect of survivors of sexual assault, white supremacy and islamophobia. The women will discuss their work on the frontlines, the current environment of organizing, and how we can build bridges as women across movements to work for freedom, dignity and safety for all our people.

Tickets are limited! Host Your Own Live Benefit Screening Anywhere in the World by Signing Up Here.

SUNDAY MAY 24th: SELF CARE SUNDAY
Daytime workshops are open to all women and are a $8-15 sliding scale donation, no one turned away.

11:30-1:30 Art Workshop with ELAN + Mensen: Create your own hand-drawn selfies and style them inspired by the work of Lorna Simpson and Ellen Gallagher.

2-3.30pm Samba for the Soul Workshop with CJ Thomas, Samba NYC’s Queen of the Drums RSVP Here!

3-5pm: Intentional Adornment Workshop + Clothing Swap with products from LUSH! : Intentional Adornment is a playful, hands-on workshop that celebrates the multi-faceted, multicultural practice of facial and body decoration. An open dialogue will explore beauty, spiritual rites, camouflage, ritual and other reasons women have engaged in this practice throughout history. One of many stereotypes about feminism is that we all believe makeup and self-adornment are patriarchal constructs that lead to internalized oppression and self-objectification. In this workshop, we reject this notion, and instead celebrate a spirit of intentional self-adornment as a feminine expression of power. During the workshop, each participant will adorn and decorate themselves and one another in an elaborately personally and culturally meaningful way, and have their portrait shot by a professional photographer. There will be hairstylists, makeup artists and nail artists volunteering to participate in the workshop as well. This portrait will be printed and installed for the rest of the show, and posted on our blog. Bring a friend and RSVP Here

WORD, SIS poetry reading 5:30-7pm
a benefit for Queer Detainee Empowerment Project, FIERCE and Black Trans Media
>>THIS IS A PUBLIC EVENT FOR ALL PEOPLE< < --- -Sliding Scale $8-15---- with Victoya Venise, Nathalie Torres, Linda Montanez, Nefertiti Asanti and Candice Iloh GAZE FOR DAYS film screening and panel 7:30-10pm a benefit for Queer Detainee Empowerment Project, FIERCE and Black Trans Media >>THIS IS A PUBLIC EVENT FOR ALL PEOPLE<< --- -Sliding Scale $8-15-- Short documentary films from Las Cafeteras, The Red Umbrella Project, Make The Road NYC, The Trans HealthCare Project, and more! [gallery columns="1" size="medium" ids="3433,3434,3435"]