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One-on-One Lessons
When: Sep 5, 2020 12am to Dec 31, 2020 12am in Jamaica Plain, MA
Group of 2 students
When: Sep 6, 2020 12am to Dec 31, 2020 12am in Jamaica Plain, MA
Group of 3 students
When: Sep 7, 2020 12am to Dec 31, 2020 12am in Jamaica Plain, MA
"Hyphen" Virtual Film Screening
Don't miss a screening of Hyphen, a short film by Maria Servellón, an award-winning filmmaker, multimedia artist, educator, and arts advocate from Boston, MA. The screening of the film on October 3rd at 6pm will be followed by a discussion between the filmmaker and Paloma Valenzuela of La Gringa Loca Productions and a Q&A with audience members.Hyphen is a magic realist, short fiction film based on the director's own memories and experiences. It follows four character versions on a transformative chronicle: Mimi, Maia, Mia, Ria. They learn to use imaginative forms of art, dance, and music to realize each of their dreams, fears, and achievements. Conjuring the impalpable power of creativity, they are able to overcome different challenges to create their own identities past cultural and gender expectations.This event is part of Hyde Square Task Force's virtual event series for Latinx Heritage Month. For more information, contact Sarah at sarah@hydesquare.org or (617) 318-6610.

When: Oct 3, 2020 6pm to Oct 3, 2020 7pm in Jamaica Plain, MA
Candlelit Meditation & Sound Bath with Tara Atwood: First Church JP, Jamaica Plain, MA
****BRING YOGA MAT AND BLANKET WITH YOU******
Discover relaxation in our sacred environment; walk in and float out of this unique Guided Med

When: Oct 4, 2020 6pm in Jamaica Plain, MA
Salsa Class - Open Level
Salsa Class - Open Level

When: Oct 6, 2020 10pm in Jamaica Plain, MA
Turtle Swamp Brewing Virtual Swamp Crawl

These days we need community more than ever, and our community needs us.  Join us for our TSB Swamp Crawl and help us celebrate our community while giving back!   On this 5 mile route from our JP Brewery to our Roslindale Beer Garden and back, run through Neighborhood icons like the Southwest Corridor, Forest Hills, the Arboretum, and Roslindale Square before heading back along Washington St.  While taking this neighborhood tour you can feel good that you are helping support another Neighborhood icon- the Franklin Park Zoo.   A portion of every race fee will be donated to Zoo New England's Grassroots Wildlife Conservation Program. Click here for more information on their endangered turtle protection program.

Registration:

  • Register now through Oct 24th. 
  • Once you register we will email race instructions and the link to the route on MapMyRun. 
  • Swag:
    • All Registrants will get a ticket for a free post-run beer! Stop in for this when you pick up your T-shirt!
    • First 100 registrants will get a T-shirt.  Pick up your T-shirt between 9/28 and end of race on 10/25.   Sizes are first come, first served.  
    • Runners have the option to purchase a discounted 4 pack of beer during registration.  This can be picked up with ID any time after 9/28. Perhaps a post-run treat!

Run:

  • Run, Walk, or Crawl our 5 mile route any time between October 9-25.
  • Stop in any time with your ticket for your post-run beer!
  • Once you have completed the Crawl, simply upload your time to the race page by end of day, 10/25. 
  • Top 3 times will get a pair of branded TSB glasses!



When: Oct 9, 2020 12am in Jamaica Plain, MA
Mindfulness Practices for Getting Pronouns Right
You want to support trans community members and create trans-inclusive spaces, and you know that calling people the right pronouns is an important part of that. But no matter how much you try, you keep slipping up and using the wrong pronoun anyway. What can you do? Or: You're doing a good job with inclusion of trans folks who use he/him/his or she/her/hers, but something about nonbinary identities or singular they pronouns keeps tripping you up. Or even: You're doing fine aloud, but in your head you sometimes catch yourself thinking about gender in a way that you don't really believe in. This is the workshop for you. Based on decades of experience teaching about trans inclusion, and a little bit of research on the side, Davey Shlasko has developed a set of practices to help you put your good intentions into action, and probably unravel some unconscious binary gender assumptions in the process. This workshop can be helpful for anyone who's in community with trans folks, whether as a teacher, service provider, family member or neighbor. We especially welcome teachers of yoga and other body/mind practices. Accessibility notes: To access this workshop you will need a stable internet connection and a device with a camera and microphone. If you're not used to this kind of online environment, don't worry - we'll help you figure it out! We aim to keep the sessions accessible to the widest possible range of people. For example, almost all lecture content and all activity instructions will be presented both verbally and in writing, and all visual content will be described. If you need simultaneous captions for the discussions, let us know in advance and we can make it happen. If you have any other access needs that we haven't covered here, please contact us so we can figure it out together: The sliding-scale registration fee operates on the "honor system," to keep the workshop accessible to people with a range of means. We trust you to select the price category that's fair for you. About the trainer: Davey Shlasko, managing consultant of Think Again Training & Consulting, is an educator, author and consultant whose passion is facilitating adult learning about, and in the context of, social justice movements. Daveys favorite consulting projects live in the overlap between individual growth and organizational transformation. In addition to managing Think Again, Davey has authored several chapters in the Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice and Readings for Diversity and Social Justice series including curricula on classism, ableism, and cissexism (transgender oppression), and also teaches as a lecturer in Gender & Womens Studies at University of Wisconsin Madison and in social theory and trans studies at Smith College School for Social Work. Davey has an M.Ed. in Social Justice Education from UMass, Amherst, and has been writing and teaching about social justice issues since 2000. This training is cosponsored by Think Again Training & Consulting (www.thinkagaintraining.com) and Yoga Accessible For All (https://yafayoga.org/)

When: Oct 14, 2020 6:30PM to Oct 14, 2020 8pm in Jamaica Plain, MA
Cost: 0 - 60 USD
Trans/forming Allyship
Trans/forming Allyship: From Awareness to Action for Trans Inclusion 3-part online training series DATES: Saturdays Oct. 17, Oct. 24, Oct. 31, 2-4pm Central time It's more obvious than ever that racial justice and gender justice must go hand in hand. Trans/forming Allyship means that trans allyship is always intersectional. In this iteration of our 3-part Trans/forming Allyship intensive, we'll reflect on the current moment and how #BlackTransLivesMatter can be reflected in our allyship at every level. Sliding scale registration, $0 - $125 The sliding-scale registration fee operates on the "honor system," to keep the workshop accessible to people with a range of means. We trust you to select the price category that's fair for you. More about this workshop: You know you want to support trans individuals and communities, but you're not always 100% sure how to do that well. This is the workshop for you. Maybe you've been meaning to work on this for a while. Maybe being home with your family 24/7 is reminding you how much you don't know. Whatever the reason, we welcome you to learn and practice with us. In spite of increasing acceptance of transgender identities, trans community members still face intense stigma, violence and barriers to participation. Many parents, service providers, and community leaders have good intentions about trans inclusion - and, with a deeper understanding and expanded toolbox, they can build on those intentions to create truly trans-inclusive practices. This workshop is for anyone who is motivated to build their capacity to more effectively support trans people in their personal, professional and community contexts. Through a lively combination of short presentations, small- and large-group discussions, practical exercises and collaborative problem-solving, participants will: - Gain understanding of trans identities and experiences as they intersect with race and other kinds of identity - Examine personal, organizational, and community barriers to inclusion of trans people, especially multiply marginalized trans people - Develop strategies to support trans people in everyday interactions and in their professional roles - Plan next steps to put their allyship into action, while staying in touch with the needs and priorities of trans communities Accessibility notes: To access this workshop you will need a stable internet connection and a device with a camera and microphone. If you're not used to this kind of online environment, don't worry - we'll help you figure it out! We aim to keep the sessions accessible to the widest possible range of people. For example, almost all lecture content and all activity instructions will be presented both verbally and in writing, and all visual content will be described. If you need simultaneous captions for the discussions, let us know in advance and we can make it happen. If you have any other access needs that we haven't covered here, please contact us so we can figure it out together: kit@thinkagaintraining.com. Continuing Education: - This course has previously been approved for 6 Continuing Education hours by the National Association of Social Workers, Wisconsin Chapter, and for Social Workers, MHCs, and MFTs in Vermont, and for Social Workers in MA. If you want CEUs, let us know ASAP and we can renew those approvals! (This may require up to 4 weeks advance notice. We can also do other states but it might take even longer depending on the state.) About the trainers: Malú Machuca-Rose is a transfeminist scholar, organizer and cultural worker from Lima, Perú who brings activism and teaching together with caring facilitation and a fierce, intersectional feminist pedagogy. Malú is a PhD student in the Department of Performance Studies and a Mellon Fellow in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Northwestern University. Their research focuses on queer of color critique, particularly around questions of trans and queer death and survival, desire, nightlife, sex and risk, decoloniality, feminism, critical theory, performance, visual culture and healing justice. Their most recent work appears in the Trans en las Américas issue of TSQ and interrogates the necropolitical response to HIV/AIDS through the racialized and classed lens of a travesti politics of refusal, in the essay Giuseppe Campuzanos Afterlife: Towards a Travesti Methodology for Critique, Care and Radical Resistance (2019). Malú received their MA in Gender and Womens Studies from the University of Wisconsin Madison and their BA in Sociology from PUCP. Malú is co-author of Estado de Violencia and Nuestra Voz Persiste, books published on the situation of LGBTIQ people in Peru as part of their work in No Tengo Miedo. TK Morton Ze, Zir, Zirs pronouns. TK is an educator, advocate, artist, and scholar. TK works primarily in Higher Education supporting and advocating for Black, Brown, Indigenous Quer Trans students.. Ze is a Black Trans Queer Person born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan, currently living in Lawrence, KS. Ze holds a bachelor's degree in womens and gender studies from Eastern Michigan University, where ze focused on creating radical ways for zirs communities to thrive in these oppressive institutions. Ze is a lover of Fashion, Kpop, Black, Brown, and Indigenous Joy! Nick Thuot is a White, trans, and non-binary educator and activist committed to dismantling systems of oppression and helping others find ways to enact liberation every day. Nick worked in university residence life programs for five years, where they strived to create a home for marginalized students within higher education despite higher education not being created with them in mind. Nick values the explicit articulation of self-care/self-love as a way to normalize the ways that justice seekers can remain sustainably engaged in fighting for liberation.

When: Oct 17, 2020 3pm to Oct 31, 2020 5pm in Jamaica Plain, MA
Cost: 0 - 125 USD
Disability Justice, Fitness Culture, and Releasing Internalized Ableism in Yoga Practice
with Jay Botsford & Davey Shlasko This workshop introduces Disability Justice as a framework to help us unravel internalized ideas about "good" bodies, "fit" bodies, and how bodies "should" be. So many of us have absorbed such ideas from the dominant culture, yet they can undermine not only our own practice but also our trust with students and our ability to create an accessible environment. Given the massive changes of the past few months, many people are being called on to think about illness, disability and mortality in new ways. This is the perfect moment to explore how disability justice can support your practice and teaching. Maybe in the current crisis you're noticing how interdependent you are with others. Maybe being home 24/7 is reconnecting you with your own body and mind in ways that feel challenging. Maybe the constant media focus on illness & health - often with undertones of ableism, racism, fatphobia and eugenics - is showing you how much you dont know. Whatever the reason, we welcome you to learn and practice with us. Through a lively combination of short presentations, discussions, self-reflection, and collaborative problem-solving, participants will: - Gain understanding of the medical, social, and liberation models of disability - Examine their own internalized beliefs about ability, disability, health and fitness and how these relate to gender, race, class, fatness, and more - Consider how these beliefs impact them and how they have impacted others, especially in yoga practice and teaching - Evaluate what they believe is possible/impossible in moving towards an accessible world and liberation for all bodies Accessibility notes: To access this workshop you will need a stable internet connection and a device with a camera and microphone. If you're not used to this kind of online environment, don't worry - we'll help you figure it out! We aim to keep the sessions accessible to the widest possible range of people. For example, almost all lecture content and all activity instructions will be presented both verbally and in writing, and all visual content will be described. If you need simultaneous captions for the discussions, let us know in advance and we can make it happen. If you have any other access needs that we haven't covered here, please contact us so we can figure it out together. The sliding-scale registration fee operates on the "honor system," to keep the workshop accessible to people with a range of means. We trust you to select the price category that's fair for you. About the trainers: Davey Shlasko, managing consultant of Think Again Training & Consulting, is an educator, author and consultant whose passion is facilitating adult learning about, and in the context of, social justice movements. Daveys favorite consulting projects live in the overlap between individual growth and organizational transformation. In addition to managing Think Again, Davey has authored several chapters in the Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice and Readings for Diversity and Social Justice series including curricula on classism, ableism, and cissexism (transgender oppression), and also teaches as a lecturer in Gender & Womens Studies at University of Wisconsin Madison and in social theory and trans studies at Smith College School for Social Work. Davey has an M.Ed. in Social Justice Education from UMass, Amherst, and has been writing and teaching about social justice issues since 2000. Jay Botsford is an educator and activist who has been working on LGBTQ+ and health justice issues since 2002, providing training/consulting services, supporting youth to make change in their communities, and organizing for justice and liberation. Working on equity issues in higher education since 2016 at UW Madison, Jay previously spent more than 15 years working in social service nonprofit organizations. Ze has also been a sexuality educator for 16 years and co-hosts the Queer Sex Ed podcast. Jay is passionate about community care/mutual aid, building accomplices (not just allies), and centering health, healing, and pleasure in justice work. This training is cosponsored by Think Again Training & Consulting (www.thinkagaintraining.com) and Yoga Accessible For All (https://yafayoga.org/)

When: Oct 28, 2020 6:30PM to Oct 28, 2020 8:30PMin Jamaica Plain, MA
Cost: 0 - 60 USD