Audre Lorde wrote "Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever/only nothing is eternal." In our current time, living under capitalism and many other conditions, we know that it is not love or collectivism that is easily uplifted or maintained, it is individualism and lovelessness. Our pysches are deeply impacted by this and we in turn internalize it and learn to hate ourselves, each other and love those who oppress us. As organizers- it is our duty to always to put love at the root of our work- it's how we create people's change!
Join ALP's Safe OUTside the System Collective as we cyphe on our experiences of love and community organizing, dreaming of liberatory strategies for abolition, while we also plan for our collective and individual wellness as we move throughout the world.
Safe OUTside the System Collective active and core members will facilitate the cypher. We invite you to connect with us and share stories to better understand one another in our pursuit of freedom and liberation. Food and metrocards will be provided.
If you have any questions, comments or concern, please email email@example.com for more information. RVSP is required to receive address.
The Audre Lorde Project’s Safe OUTside the System Collective invites you to join us for the 2nd Annual “Revolutionary Bae: A Valentine’s Day Mixer” on Tuesday, February 14th 6:30pm to 9:pm. We want to get to know you and who knows, maybe you’ll meet your future movement boo or revolutionary bae at this “Speed Dating” themed event. Complimentary Mocktails, a “Love Bag,” and a Night of Fun guaranteed for every participant.
*** Special Note: This is a space for platonic romance and an opportunity to get to know the Safe Outside the System collective.***
Notes on access: The ALP Brooklyn office is in the basement of the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, which is 20 steps down from the ground floor. There are 2 gender neutral single stall restrooms in the basement. This space is not wheelchair accessible. Please contact us with any access needs or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refreshments and metrocards provided.
**This event is open to lesbian, gay, bisexual, two spirit, transgender, gender non conforming, and queer people of color**
Chillin' & Grillin' is an annual FREE BBQ and community event that celebrates the diversity of the LGBTSTGNC People of Color community and unites its various groups for summer fun.
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 email@example.com.
- If you'd like to be a vendor, performer, or host a workshop, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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
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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Thank you to our friend Crystal Waterton for producing this beautiful video depicting our Safe OUTside the System Collective's Ten Year Turnup!
Our SafeOUTSide the System Collective coordinated our annual Bed Stuy Pride in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn this summer. Thank you to Crystal Waterton for producing a video of this year's Bed Stuy Pride.
The Safe OUTside the System Collective hosts Bed Stuy Pride annually as a non-corporate community and family event, rooted in Bed Stuy’s Black cultural legacies of pride, resistance, and resilience. We build space to honor our ancestors we lost to homophobia, transphobia, racism, and the state, and to remember Bed Stuy’s history of resilience and resistance in the face of violent oppression.
On the night of May 17, Jeannette Grey and Tiffany Jimenez were both brutally beaten by uniformed NYPD officers outside the IFE Lounge, a nightclub located at 565 Nostrand Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. This article covers a demonstration held in front of the NYPD’s 77th Precinct on Saturday, June 6.
Alana Smith reports on the struggle of two lesbians who are speaking out after they were beaten by New York City police.
Women allege that cops beat them while shouting anti-gay slurs.
In the early hours of May 17, police officers from the 77th Precinct in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn allegedly beat two lesbians outside the IFE Lounge, located at the corner of Nostrand and Atlantic Avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant.