As part of SDL’s #16DaystoEndGenderBasedViolence we will be hosting an Upstander Workshop. Hate crimes and public aggressions have been increasing for our communities, how can we be an upstander in a safe way and not just a bystander? Join SDL and CAE for a workshop for international human rights day and learn how we can all protect each other better.
Join SDL as we celebrate the beauty and power of sisterhood- a sisterhood that is built on a love ethic and is nourished by our differences and united by our struggles for liberation.
It will be our 5th revolution around the sun this December and we can’t think of a better way to party than to uplift a fellow activist who will be taking on the establishment by running for Congressional District 15 in the Bronx! Samelys López and her campaign will be with us as we rejoice in good music and vibes.
We will be collecting donations for her campaign while we build community and toast to our 5th year anniversary. Please RSvP here. DECEMBER 14TH TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM LOCATION: 780 E 133RD ST THE BRONX 10454 BRONX TAVERN
López for the People does not accept contributions from real estate developers or corporate PACs. Contributions or gifts to López for the People are not tax deductible. We may accept contributions from an individual totaling up to $2,800 per election; $5,600 per election cycle. Federal PACs may contribute up to $5,000 per election; $10,000 per cycle. Federal law PROHIBITS contributions to the campaign from corporations, labor organizations and national banks; from any person contributing in the name of another’s funds; from foreign nations who lack permanent resident status; from federal government contractors; contributions from minors under 18 years of age.
SDL is proud to support Samelys López for Bronx’s Congressional District 15. The establishment is vacating the CD and we have an opportunity to elect a real grassroots, housing activist, with a demonstrated record of serving and building with the community. Samelys has already committed not to take any real estate or corporate donations. Unlike other candidates is this primary, she is committed to the Bronx and actually resides in district. This is a real on the ground, grassroots campaign and we need all the support possible. SDL is hitting the pavement at full speed! Join us! You can donate for her campaign here. #aLoveEthic #sisterdiaspora
This workshop presented by CONNECT Safe Families and Peaceful Communities is for people who work or live in communities that are impacted by domestic violence. The workshop will focus on defining domestic violence, revisiting societies analysis of domestic violence, forms, dynamics and tactics of abuse within an intimate partner relationship.This is a trauma informed basic workshop. We will be learning and healing collectively. Facilitated by: Daralee Vázquez-García Community Educator/Organizer at CONNECT Safe Families and Peaceful Communities. You can RSVP here.
This workshop is part Sister Diaspora Liberation #16DaystoEndGenderBasedViolence.
Sister Diaspora is super excited to be collaborating with Chinatown Soup for our first ever arts and crafts workshop. We will have dope faciliators that will guide us in expressing our creativity through zines!
This will be a time to share laugher, sisterhood and most of all just relax, create and breathe. A time to disconnect for a bit.
More details on facilitators to come! You can RSVP here.
On 6/23/19 SDL Birth Support united with Carmen Mojica, Certified Professional Midwife (These Waters Run Deep) to host “Reproductive Wellness,” a workshop that encouraged participants to take a deeper dive into womb healing. Carmen thoughtfully and thoroughly examined the historical context of reproductive health, providing an extensive overview of the female reproductive system, and proposing nutritional recommendations for optimal wellness and fertility. Participants were invited to compassionately and openly reframe the way they have been thought to think about their health histories – directly challenging the history of colonization of wombs of color. It was a truly empowering and informative event!
For more information, please check out the following books as resources:
Killing the Black Body by Dorothy Roberts
Women’s Bodies Women’s Wisdom by Christine Northrup
Join Sister Diaspora for Liberation for our 3rd Sister Solstice potluck picnic! Get your sunglasses, nicest & comfiest Summer clothes, best dish – homemade or bought, and a blanket for our 2019 Sister Solstice. We will be welcoming summer and building sisterhood with good food, libations, music, and sunshine in Central Park. Please bring something to share and your positive vibes! Children are welcome. Please RSVP @email@example.com
“You’re money should grow. Do you want an easy commute or do you want to be a homeowner.” A great conversation and training at our financial workshop on tools for homeownership and retirement for WoC with Impaact Brooklyn. We discussed creating a budget and programs available for 1st time homebuyers among other tips. This financial workshop was made possible by a grant awarded to Sister Diaspora by Citizen Committee for New York City.
Women’s Voices for the Earth in community with Sister Diaspora for Liberation hosted a workshop on periods. Participants learned about healthy cycles and healthy products to use. We wrote postcards to our elected officials demanding companies to be held accountable for the toxics they put on menstrual products and built a community around the stories of our flows.
In this workshop, there will be a basic overview of the female reproductive system will be introduced. Participants will be able to identify the organs and glands involved, as well as a concise trajectory of female sexual development. The major hormones associated with the biological human female will also be explained. There will also be a discussion debunking myths related to the female reproductive system.
Since 1997 the federal government has invested more than $1.5 billion dollars in abstinence-only programs – proven ineffective programs which sensor or exclude important information that could help young people protect their health. Additionally, abstinence-only education does not give an in-depth explanation nor provide discussion about the reproductive system.