Exciting News at ALP!

Dear Community,

On behalf of all of the staff and board of The Audre Lorde Project, we are happy and proud to announce the promotion of Cleopatra Acquaye-Reynolds (Cleopatra from the Bronx) from Membership Coordinator to Program Director.

Membership Orientation

When: 
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Are you interested in getting involved at the Audre Lorde Project? Join us for a membership orientation to learn more about our Membership Program, ways to join other programs at ALP, and for leadership development and political education opportunities.

For more info or questions, contact cleo@alp.org.

OUTsiderz Series: Facilitation Skills!

When: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 5:45pm to 9:00pm

Grow your participation, by learning facilitation!
Facilitation is a great way to hold space, ideas, and conversation among many different people. In this session of the OUTsiderz Series, we will be learning some ways to brew dialogue, and how to engage folks on multi-sensory levels of participation.

We're aiming to have folks leave with:
-The politic behind Facilitation and Teaching (and the power dynamics internal to those practices)
-New tools to practice facilitation & how to make your own!
-Fun and practice with other LGBTSTGNC POC folks to allow the skills in to your body and spirit

Register here for the workshop here: https://goo.gl/forms/Vomz0ocgfsD2Rlii1

OUTsiderz Series: Photoshop Workshop

When: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Image of Octavia Butler with text that reads "Photoshop, a guided workshop for beginners, What is photoshop? How can I use it?

This workshop will be a brief guided 'tour' through tools used the most often in Photoshop. We will be recreating the flier for this event (you can bring your own images but all images on the flier will be provided). Afterwards, time permitting, we will open the floor for questions about projects you are working on.

To be considered for this workshop you MUST fill out the form below, as we have a limited number of computer for folks to work from!

https://goo.gl/forms/Fo5b9b5rgIJKWWlx1

“What are the words you do not yet have? What do you need to say? What are the tyrannies you swallow day by day and attempt to make your own, until you will sicken and die of them, still in silence.” Audre Lorde, ‘The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action’, (1978)

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP SKILLS TRAINING SERIES

What do you want to organize OUTside the lines? Do you have an organizing project you are looking to build from the inside OUT, and need the skills to do it? We are here to cultivate your skills to build towards a dream project that you have wanted to bring to life.

This Leadership Development Series will support you by increasing your skills and developing your leadership within the realm of community organizing and social change work. This training will help you to better challenge the multiple oppressions faced by LGBTSTGNC People of Color communities. We committed training and building our community members so that we are all recognized as individuals with power who are collectively building movement. We want you to have more tools to build vision and transform our lives!

***This Workshop series is open to folks who identify as LGBTSTGNC POC only***

7th Annual Bed-Stuy Pride

When: 
Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Come celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, two spirit, transgender and gender-non-conforming people of color living in the Bed-Stuy and Central Brooklyn community. The day will feature local artists, performances, workshops, music, vendors, family friendly wellness & fitness activities and more!

Want to support or get involved in the 7th Annual Bed-Stuy Pride?
- If you are inquiring about volunteering please email cleo@alp.org.
- If you'd like to be a vendor, performer, or host a workshop, please contact bedstuypride@gmail.com.

Notes on access: It is our intention to create an accessible and welcoming space for LGBTSTGNC POC families, communities, and allies in Central Brooklyn. The venue is physically accessible (flat venue with ramps to the bathrooms), can be accessed by public transit (B38, B43, and G to Bedford-Nostrand), and provides gender neutral public bathrooms. We will offer Spanish language interpretation. Audre Lorde Project community practitioners and other community members will provide a variety of wellness and physical activities for event goers. ALP members trained in security and de-escalation will support the safety and well-being of our community members throughout the event. Please contact bedstuypride@gmail.com if you have any suggestions or additions on how to make the space more accessible, and if you have any particular concerns about security.

Who we are: The Safe OUTside the System (SOS) Collective is an anti-violence program led by and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans, and Gender Non Conforming people of color. We are devoted to challenging hate and police violence by using community based strategies rather than relying on the police. SOS is a project of the Audre Lorde Project, a LGBTSTGNC people of color community organizing center. www.alp.org

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Ven a celebrar con la comunidad de color lésbica, gay, bisexual, dos espíritu, trans y disidente de género (LGBDETDDG) que viven en la comunidad de Bedford-Stuyvesant y en el Centro de Brooklyn. ¡ Este día habrá artistas, espectáculos, talleres, música, vendedores, actividades de salud y bienestar para toda la familia y mucho más!

¿Quieres apoyar o participar en el sexto festival anual del orgullo en Bedford-Stuyvesant?

- Si necesitas información sobre cómo ser voluntaria/o, por favor comunícate con cleo@alp.org.
- Para cualquier otra consulta, por favor, escribe a bedstuypride@gmail.com.

Acerca del acceso: Queremos crear un espacio amigable y accesible para lxs aliadxs, familiares y comunidades LGBDETDDG de color del centro de Brooklyn. El lugar del evento es físicamente accesible (es un piso plano con rampas para los baños). Puede llegarse en bus (líneas B38 y B43) y por metro (estación Bedford-Nostrand de la línea G). Tiene baños públicos unisex. Ofreceremos interpretación en español. El equipo profesional del Proyecto Audre Lorde y otros miembros de la comunidad proporcionarán varias actividades de salud y bienestar para lxs asistentes al evento. Lxs miembros de ALP entrenadxs en seguridad y en la reducción de conflicto apoyarán con la seguridad y el bienestar de lxs miembros de nuestra comunidad durante todo el evento. Por favor, escribe a bedstuypride@gmail.com si tienes alguna sugerencia o comentario adicionales sobre cómo hacer el espacio más accesible, o si tienes alguna preocupación en particular sobre la seguridad.

Quiénes somos: El colectivo “Segurxs Fuera del Sistema” (SOS, por sus siglas en inglés) es un programa de anti-violencia dirigido por y para lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, dos espíritus, trans, y gente disidente de género de color. Estamos dedicadxs a desafiar el odio y la violencia policial mediante el uso de estrategias comunitarias en lugar de depender de la Policía. SOS es un proyecto del Proyecto Audre Lorde, un centro de organización comunitaria para personas de color LGBDETDDG www.alp.org.

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