Queer Yoga for LGBTQIA Community & Friends & Allies!
Aug
28
6:30 PM18:30

Queer Yoga for LGBTQIA Community & Friends & Allies!

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Queer Yoga every Wednesday @ BRCSJ HQ!
Certified Yoga instructor Jhasmany Saavedra will lead our LGBTQIA community & all our friends & allies into absolute nirvana with some fit & funky poses designed to leave you feeling fabulously limber.
All are welcome~ downward dog, warrior pose, or however you identify!
The yoga session is indeed free but please consider a donation at the door to help support our BRCSJ programming like the free therapy & counseling hours we are now providing to our LGBTQIA youth every week as well as our organizing events like Princeton's first-ever Pride Parade!

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LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING
Aug
29
3:00 PM15:00

LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING

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Furthering our drive to answer the needs of our LGBTQIA youth, we are thrilled to introduce this important new programming to our Center~
If you're seeking a licensed professional to talk about mental health or any important concerns,
we are here for you!
The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in partnership with TLP Counseling will now be offering
DROP-IN HOURS for our LGBTQIA YOUTH
every Thursday from 3-7pm at BRCSJ HQ in Princeton.
Sessions start at $50
with a sliding scale available.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome-
http://tiny.cc/LGBTQIAcounseling

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Queer Yoga for LGBTQIA Community & Friends & Allies!
Sep
4
6:30 PM18:30

Queer Yoga for LGBTQIA Community & Friends & Allies!

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Queer Yoga every Wednesday @ BRCSJ HQ!
Certified Yoga instructor Jhasmany Saavedra will lead our LGBTQIA community & all our friends & allies into absolute nirvana with some fit & funky poses designed to leave you feeling fabulously limber.
All are welcome~ downward dog, warrior pose, or however you identify!
The yoga session is indeed free but please consider a donation at the door to help support our BRCSJ programming like the free therapy & counseling hours we are now providing to our LGBTQIA youth every week as well as our organizing events like Princeton's first-ever Pride Parade!

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LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING
Sep
5
3:00 PM15:00

LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING

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Furthering our drive to answer the needs of our LGBTQIA youth, we are thrilled to introduce this important new programming to our Center~
If you're seeking a licensed professional to talk about mental health or any important concerns,
we are here for you!
The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in partnership with TLP Counseling will now be offering
DROP-IN HOURS for our LGBTQIA YOUTH
every Thursday from 3-7pm at BRCSJ HQ in Princeton.
Sessions start at $50
with a sliding scale available.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome-
http://tiny.cc/LGBTQIAcounseling

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Queer Yoga for LGBTQIA Community & Friends & Allies!
Sep
11
6:30 PM18:30

Queer Yoga for LGBTQIA Community & Friends & Allies!

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Queer Yoga every Wednesday @ BRCSJ HQ!
Certified Yoga instructor Jhasmany Saavedra will lead our LGBTQIA community & all our friends & allies into absolute nirvana with some fit & funky poses designed to leave you feeling fabulously limber.
All are welcome~ downward dog, warrior pose, or however you identify!
The yoga session is indeed free but please consider a donation at the door to help support our BRCSJ programming like the free therapy & counseling hours we are now providing to our LGBTQIA youth every week as well as our organizing events like Princeton's first-ever Pride Parade!

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LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING
Sep
12
3:00 PM15:00

LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING

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Furthering our drive to answer the needs of our LGBTQIA youth, we are thrilled to introduce this important new programming to our Center~
If you're seeking a licensed professional to talk about mental health or any important concerns,
we are here for you!
The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in partnership with TLP Counseling will now be offering
DROP-IN HOURS for our LGBTQIA YOUTH
every Thursday from 3-7pm at BRCSJ HQ in Princeton.
Sessions start at $50
with a sliding scale available.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome-
http://tiny.cc/LGBTQIAcounseling

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Salas Dance, Welcoming Week!
Sep
13
7:30 PM19:30

Salas Dance, Welcoming Week!

Gather your friends & get ready to let your hair down!
In celebration of Princeton Welcoming Week,
the Arts Council's Solley Theater will transform into a
Salsa dance party & ALL are welcome!

$5 suggested donation for this celebration of community!

Thank you to our fabulous party partners:
Princeton Record Exchange
Small World Coffee
the bent spoon
Housing Initiatives of Princeton
Princeton Human Services
Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice
Olives Princeton

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Queer Yoga for LGBTQIA Community & Friends & Allies!
Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

Queer Yoga for LGBTQIA Community & Friends & Allies!

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Queer Yoga every Wednesday @ BRCSJ HQ!
Certified Yoga instructor Jhasmany Saavedra will lead our LGBTQIA community & all our friends & allies into absolute nirvana with some fit & funky poses designed to leave you feeling fabulously limber.
All are welcome~ downward dog, warrior pose, or however you identify!
The yoga session is indeed free but please consider a donation at the door to help support our BRCSJ programming like the free therapy & counseling hours we are now providing to our LGBTQIA youth every week as well as our organizing events like Princeton's first-ever Pride Parade!

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LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING
Sep
19
3:00 PM15:00

LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING

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Furthering our drive to answer the needs of our LGBTQIA youth, we are thrilled to introduce this important new programming to our Center~
If you're seeking a licensed professional to talk about mental health or any important concerns,
we are here for you!
The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in partnership with TLP Counseling will now be offering
DROP-IN HOURS for our LGBTQIA YOUTH
every Thursday from 3-7pm at BRCSJ HQ in Princeton.
Sessions start at $50
with a sliding scale available.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome-
http://tiny.cc/LGBTQIAcounseling

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Art Against Racism
Sep
20
to Sep 30

Art Against Racism

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Multiple local venues will host Princeton’s inaugural “Art Against Racism” group exhibition and related events from September 20-30.  “Art Against Racism” is a platform to promote social justice, inclusion, equity and anti-racist community-building through the visual arts.

The juried exhibition will feature work to be exhibited at participating organizations and businesses.  Exhibition sites include The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice, the Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton United Methodist Church and Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton.

Several events have been planned to support the exhibition including but not limited to interdenominational breakfasts between members of black, Latino and predominantly white churches, a poetry slam, a talk on reparations, and an anti-racism drag show.

The exhibition is organized by Rhinold Ponder, a local artist, Robt Seda-Schreiber, Chief Activist of the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice (BRCSJ) and art curator and activist Ruthann Traylor of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton. Collectively, they see this event as an essential response to the current divisive and racially polarized environment.

“Our Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice is all at once honored and inspired to organize this event with Rhinold. Racism is so engrained in our collective consciousness, meaningful connections like this allow us to see how all our communities can come together in a creative and meaningful way to recognize and break down the institutional and foundational nature of it. The intersectional aspect of this work is the very essence of our mission and of our being of service to the people.” shared Seda-Schreiber.

“Unfortunately, due to the current environment of hatred “Art Against Racism” is very timely. It is about bringing people together to encourage others to understand how racism hurts us all both systemically and in our personal lives, It is call designed encourage anti-racist action on every level and to help worthy causes and artists in the process.” added Ponder.

“Art Against Racism” is one of several events participating in the Create Core Courage Annual Social Justice Art Events focused on bringing attention to the continuing need for social and institutional change through the arts.
Artists interested in exhibiting work in “Art Against Racism” may submit up to four images to artagainstracism@gmail.com
or find more details at https://www.createcorecourage.art/artagainstracism.html

To date the following events have been scheduled: 
On September 20, 2019, the Unitarian Universalist Church will host the Art Against Racism Opening Reception and Artists Talk.
On Sunday, September 22, several churches, including the Princeton United Methodist Church, the First Baptist Church of Princeton and the Universalist Unitarian Congregation of Princeton, will participate in interdenominational breakfasts bringing together congregants from multi-cultural churches with members of predominantly white churches. 
Local literary artists, including Ghandi GPS, will perform at a poetry event at the Arts Council of Princeton on September 27, 2019.
The Bayard Rustin Center will present “Racism Is A Drag” a performance of drag queens donating their time and talent for the cause on September 28th.

This year the funds raised by “Art Against Racism” will be donated to the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice.The BRCSJ is a community activist center, educational enclave and safe-space for LGBTQIA kids, intersectional families and our diverse community members. The BRCSJ HQ is located physically on 21 Wiggins St. in Princeton and virtually at www.rustincenter.org.

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Queer Yoga for LGBTQIA Community & Friends & Allies!
Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

Queer Yoga for LGBTQIA Community & Friends & Allies!

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Queer Yoga every Wednesday @ BRCSJ HQ!
Certified Yoga instructor Jhasmany Saavedra will lead our LGBTQIA community & all our friends & allies into absolute nirvana with some fit & funky poses designed to leave you feeling fabulously limber.
All are welcome~ downward dog, warrior pose, or however you identify!
The yoga session is indeed free but please consider a donation at the door to help support our BRCSJ programming like the free therapy & counseling hours we are now providing to our LGBTQIA youth every week as well as our organizing events like Princeton's first-ever Pride Parade!

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LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING
Sep
26
3:00 PM15:00

LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING

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Furthering our drive to answer the needs of our LGBTQIA youth, we are thrilled to introduce this important new programming to our Center~
If you're seeking a licensed professional to talk about mental health or any important concerns,
we are here for you!
The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in partnership with TLP Counseling will now be offering
DROP-IN HOURS for our LGBTQIA YOUTH
every Thursday from 3-7pm at BRCSJ HQ in Princeton.
Sessions start at $50
with a sliding scale available.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome-
http://tiny.cc/LGBTQIAcounseling

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Queer Yoga for LGBTQIA Community & Friends & Allies!
Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

Queer Yoga for LGBTQIA Community & Friends & Allies!

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Queer Yoga every Wednesday @ BRCSJ HQ!
Certified Yoga instructor Jhasmany Saavedra will lead our LGBTQIA community & all our friends & allies into absolute nirvana with some fit & funky poses designed to leave you feeling fabulously limber.
All are welcome~ downward dog, warrior pose, or however you identify!
The yoga session is indeed free but please consider a donation at the door to help support our BRCSJ programming like the free therapy & counseling hours we are now providing to our LGBTQIA youth every week as well as our organizing events like Princeton's first-ever Pride Parade!

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LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING
Oct
3
3:00 PM15:00

LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING

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Furthering our drive to answer the needs of our LGBTQIA youth, we are thrilled to introduce this important new programming to our Center~
If you're seeking a licensed professional to talk about mental health or any important concerns,
we are here for you!
The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in partnership with TLP Counseling will now be offering
DROP-IN HOURS for our LGBTQIA YOUTH
every Thursday from 3-7pm at BRCSJ HQ in Princeton.
Sessions start at $50
with a sliding scale available.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome-
http://tiny.cc/LGBTQIAcounseling

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Queer Yoga for LGBTQIA Community & Friends & Allies!
Oct
9
6:30 PM18:30

Queer Yoga for LGBTQIA Community & Friends & Allies!

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Queer Yoga every Wednesday @ BRCSJ HQ!
Certified Yoga instructor Jhasmany Saavedra will lead our LGBTQIA community & all our friends & allies into absolute nirvana with some fit & funky poses designed to leave you feeling fabulously limber.
All are welcome~ downward dog, warrior pose, or however you identify!
The yoga session is indeed free but please consider a donation at the door to help support our BRCSJ programming like the free therapy & counseling hours we are now providing to our LGBTQIA youth every week as well as our organizing events like Princeton's first-ever Pride Parade!

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LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING
Oct
10
3:00 PM15:00

LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING

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Furthering our drive to answer the needs of our LGBTQIA youth, we are thrilled to introduce this important new programming to our Center~
If you're seeking a licensed professional to talk about mental health or any important concerns,
we are here for you!
The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in partnership with TLP Counseling will now be offering
DROP-IN HOURS for our LGBTQIA YOUTH
every Thursday from 3-7pm at BRCSJ HQ in Princeton.
Sessions start at $50
with a sliding scale available.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome-
http://tiny.cc/LGBTQIAcounseling

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Queer Yoga for LGBTQIA Community & Friends & Allies!
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

Queer Yoga for LGBTQIA Community & Friends & Allies!

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Queer Yoga every Wednesday @ BRCSJ HQ!
Certified Yoga instructor Jhasmany Saavedra will lead our LGBTQIA community & all our friends & allies into absolute nirvana with some fit & funky poses designed to leave you feeling fabulously limber.
All are welcome~ downward dog, warrior pose, or however you identify!
The yoga session is indeed free but please consider a donation at the door to help support our BRCSJ programming like the free therapy & counseling hours we are now providing to our LGBTQIA youth every week as well as our organizing events like Princeton's first-ever Pride Parade!

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LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING
Oct
17
3:00 PM15:00

LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Furthering our drive to answer the needs of our LGBTQIA youth, we are thrilled to introduce this important new programming to our Center~
If you're seeking a licensed professional to talk about mental health or any important concerns,
we are here for you!
The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in partnership with TLP Counseling will now be offering
DROP-IN HOURS for our LGBTQIA YOUTH
every Thursday from 3-7pm at BRCSJ HQ in Princeton.
Sessions start at $50
with a sliding scale available.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome-
http://tiny.cc/LGBTQIAcounseling

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Period Day Rally
Oct
19
3:00 PM15:00

Period Day Rally

OFFICIAL RSVP LINK: https://actionnetwork.org/events/new-jersey-natonal-period-day-rally/

On October 19, 2019, we will rally for NATIONAL PERIOD DAY -- elevating the issue of period poverty and demanding real change to making period products more accessible for all and ending the #TamponTax. This is an inclusive rally! Whether you menstruate or not, EVERYONE is welcome. Bring all your family and friends! Bring posters! Wear red!

It’s 2019, and yet, 1 in 4 women struggle to afford period products due to a lack of income. In the first city-wide study on period poverty, it was found that 46% of low-income women had to choose between a meal and period products. Because of the period stigma that makes menstruation a taboo topic, we don’t often think about what it’s like for a homeless or low-income menstruator to get their period, and don’t have open conversations about period health or solutions to period poverty.

We believe that it is a fundamental human right to be able to discover and reach your full potential, regardless of a natural need – and what could be more natural than menstruation? Simply put -- MENSTRUAL HYGIENE IS A RIGHT, NOT A PRIVILEGE. We are the Menstrual Movement -- fighting for equitable access to menstrual hygiene, and breaking down the stigma surrounding periods. This fight is on ALL OF US, and we must TAKE ACTION NOW. Unlike most poverty-related issues, this one is solvable.

We call for clean and healthy period products to be freely accessible in schools, shelters, and prisons, and also stand in solidarity with the 34 US states who still have a sales tax on period products considering them non-essential items.

PLEASE SHARE! There are rallies being hosted all across the US in honor of PERIOD DAY!

We especially need ORGANIZERS from marginalized communities, so please email our national team policy@period.org or niyunb@gmail.com if you’re interested in getting more involved!

The current co-hosts of the New Jersey Period Day Rally are:
YWCA Princeton
Princeton Period Project
Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice

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Queer Yoga for LGBTQIA Community & Friends & Allies!
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

Queer Yoga for LGBTQIA Community & Friends & Allies!

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Queer Yoga every Wednesday @ BRCSJ HQ!
Certified Yoga instructor Jhasmany Saavedra will lead our LGBTQIA community & all our friends & allies into absolute nirvana with some fit & funky poses designed to leave you feeling fabulously limber.
All are welcome~ downward dog, warrior pose, or however you identify!
The yoga session is indeed free but please consider a donation at the door to help support our BRCSJ programming like the free therapy & counseling hours we are now providing to our LGBTQIA youth every week as well as our organizing events like Princeton's first-ever Pride Parade!

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LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING
Oct
24
3:00 PM15:00

LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING

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Furthering our drive to answer the needs of our LGBTQIA youth, we are thrilled to introduce this important new programming to our Center~
If you're seeking a licensed professional to talk about mental health or any important concerns,
we are here for you!
The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in partnership with TLP Counseling will now be offering
DROP-IN HOURS for our LGBTQIA YOUTH
every Thursday from 3-7pm at BRCSJ HQ in Princeton.
Sessions start at $50
with a sliding scale available.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome-
http://tiny.cc/LGBTQIAcounseling

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Queer Yoga for LGBTQIA Community & Friends & Allies!
Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

Queer Yoga for LGBTQIA Community & Friends & Allies!

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Queer Yoga every Wednesday @ BRCSJ HQ!
Certified Yoga instructor Jhasmany Saavedra will lead our LGBTQIA community & all our friends & allies into absolute nirvana with some fit & funky poses designed to leave you feeling fabulously limber.
All are welcome~ downward dog, warrior pose, or however you identify!
The yoga session is indeed free but please consider a donation at the door to help support our BRCSJ programming like the free therapy & counseling hours we are now providing to our LGBTQIA youth every week as well as our organizing events like Princeton's first-ever Pride Parade!

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LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING
Oct
31
3:00 PM15:00

LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING

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Furthering our drive to answer the needs of our LGBTQIA youth, we are thrilled to introduce this important new programming to our Center~
If you're seeking a licensed professional to talk about mental health or any important concerns,
we are here for you!
The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in partnership with TLP Counseling will now be offering
DROP-IN HOURS for our LGBTQIA YOUTH
every Thursday from 3-7pm at BRCSJ HQ in Princeton.
Sessions start at $50
with a sliding scale available.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome-
http://tiny.cc/LGBTQIAcounseling

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LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING
Aug
22
3:00 PM15:00

LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING

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Furthering our drive to answer the needs of our LGBTQIA youth, we are thrilled to introduce this important new programming to our Center~
If you're seeking a licensed professional to talk about mental health or any important concerns,
we are here for you!
The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in partnership with TLP Counseling will now be offering
DROP-IN HOURS for our LGBTQIA YOUTH
every Thursday from 3-7pm at BRCSJ HQ in Princeton.
Sessions start at $50
with a sliding scale available.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome-
http://tiny.cc/LGBTQIAcounseling

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Queer Yoga for LGBTQIA Community & Friends & Allies!
Aug
21
6:30 PM18:30

Queer Yoga for LGBTQIA Community & Friends & Allies!

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Queer Yoga every Wednesday @ BRCSJ HQ!
Certified Yoga instructor Jhasmany Saavedra will lead our LGBTQIA community & all our friends & allies into absolute nirvana with some fit & funky poses designed to leave you feeling fabulously limber.
All are welcome~ downward dog, warrior pose, or however you identify!
The yoga session is indeed free but please consider a donation at the door to help support our BRCSJ programming like the free therapy & counseling hours we are now providing to our LGBTQIA youth every week as well as our organizing events like Princeton's first-ever Pride Parade!

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Women's Empowerment Gathering
Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

Women's Empowerment Gathering

Women's Equality Day this year commemorates the 99th anniversary of the adoption of the Nineteen Amendment to the US Constitution that guaranteed women the right to vote.

Here at BRCSJ HQ, Community Outreach Coordinator Carol Watchler will lead a women’s equality event on Sunday 18 August to commemorate this auspicious occasion. We are gathering to celebrate that achievement of the past, take an honest look at women’s equality in the present, & raise a vision for our future.
We invite all women & our non-binary friends to join in an afternoon with light refreshments, camaraderie, & circles of conversation to probe the steps that will take us to fully sharing across gender boundaries in the benefits & responsibilities in our society.
We eagerly look forward to this moment to celebrate those whose shoulders we stand on & the ways we can connect for our future.

https://www.facebook.com/events/666115577201395/

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Walter Naegle book-signing/discussion "Troublemaker for Justice"
Aug
17
2:00 PM14:00

Walter Naegle book-signing/discussion "Troublemaker for Justice"

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Our Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice couldn't be more thrilled & honored to welcome back Walter Naegle, Bayard Rustin's partner & our own BRCSJ Community Liaison, to discuss & sign his new book, "Troublemaker for Justice:
The Story of Bayard Rustin, The Man Behind the March on Washington" (co-authored with Jacqueline Jaeger Houtman & Michael Long).
Please join us at BRCSJ HQ, 21 Wiggins St. in Princeton, on Saturday 17 August @ 2PM to meet the fabulous Walter & get a signed copy of this inspirational new YA book that tells the tale of the man who planned the March in '63, inspired the Freedom Riders, & brought the principle of non-violence directly to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. himself!
Admission is free but please consider a donation to help us continue our good works of the people & great service to all our beautifully diverse communities.
Tickets~ https://troublemakerforjustice.eventbrite.com
Books to to be signed by Walter Naegle & sold to benefit the Center made possible by kindness of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers.
As President Barack Obama effused, "Bayard Rustin had an unshakable optimism, nerves of steel, &, most importantly, a faith that if the cause is just & people are organized, nothing can stand in our way."
& about "Bayard Rustin: Troublemaker for Justice", Publishers Weekly, wrote in a starred review, "City Lights' first YA title urges its young readers to be, in the words of its subject, the 'angelic troublemakers' every community needs. . . . A long-overdue introduction to a fascinating, influential change maker."

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LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING
Aug
15
3:00 PM15:00

LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING

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Furthering our drive to answer the needs of our LGBTQIA youth, we are thrilled to introduce this important new programming to our Center~
If you're seeking a licensed professional to talk about mental health or any important concerns,
we are here for you!
The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in partnership with TLP Counseling will now be offering
DROP-IN HOURS for our LGBTQIA YOUTH
every Thursday from 3-7pm at BRCSJ HQ in Princeton.
Sessions start at $50
with a sliding scale available.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome-
http://tiny.cc/LGBTQIAcounseling

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Copy of
Aug
14
6:30 PM18:30

Copy of

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Queer Yoga every Wednesday @ BRCSJ HQ!
Certified Yoga instructor Jhasmany Saavedra will lead our LGBTQIA community & all our friends & allies into absolute nirvana with some fit & funky poses designed to leave you feeling fabulously limber.
All are welcome~ downward dog, warrior pose, or however you identify!
The yoga session is indeed free but please consider a donation at the door to help support our BRCSJ programming like the free therapy & counseling hours we are now providing to our LGBTQIA youth every week as well as our organizing events like Princeton's first-ever Pride Parade!

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Open (& Out) Mic Nite
Aug
13
6:30 PM18:30

Open (& Out) Mic Nite

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Come out to BRCSJ HQ & take the proverbial stage!
This nite the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice will transform into a space for the LGBTQIA+ Community & their allies to tell their stories through music, poetry, spoken word, & any & all modes of self-expression.
Admission is free but please consider a donation at the door to help support our BRCSJ programming like the free therapy & counseling hours we are now providing to our LGBTQIA youth every week as well as our organizing events like Princeton's first-ever Pride Parade!
This evening spins out of our exciting new Studio Suzuki Music Showcase which is starting the first two Fridays in August.
Please join us for some hot summertime jams at BRCSJ HQ!

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"Bisbee '17" Film Screening
Aug
12
6:30 PM18:30

"Bisbee '17" Film Screening

This film combines documentary and scripted elements while following members of the close-knit former mining community of Bisbee, Arizona, as they commemorate the centennial of the forced deportation of immigrant miners. During the Bisbee Deportation, 1,200 immigrants were violently removed from their homes by a deputized force, shipped to the desert on cattle cars & left to die.

Presented by the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in collaboration with the Princeton Public Library along with POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS.

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LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING
Aug
8
3:00 PM15:00

LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING

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Furthering our drive to answer the needs of our LGBTQIA youth, we are thrilled to introduce this important new programming to our Center~
If you're seeking a licensed professional to talk about mental health or any important concerns,
we are here for you!
The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in partnership with TLP Counseling will now be offering
DROP-IN HOURS for our LGBTQIA YOUTH
every Thursday from 3-7pm at BRCSJ HQ in Princeton.
Sessions start at $50
with a sliding scale available.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome-
http://tiny.cc/LGBTQIAcounseling

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Queer Pot-Luck
Aug
7
6:30 PM18:30

Queer Pot-Luck

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Our new Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice Queer Community is holding its first event~
A vegetarian pot-luck here at BRCSJ HQ!
Please join us for delicious food & delightful company as we dream & scheme what other activities we shall endeavor to do together in the future. This evening's gathering is reserved for LGBTQIA-identifying folks only.
Please do RSVP by sharing what you will bring below:
http://tiny.cc/brcsjqueerpotluck

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LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING
Aug
1
3:00 PM15:00

LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING

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Furthering our drive to answer the needs of our LGBTQIA youth, we are thrilled to introduce this important new programming to our Center~
If you're seeking a licensed professional to talk about mental health or any important concerns,
we are here for you!
The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in partnership with TLP Counseling will now be offering
DROP-IN HOURS for our LGBTQIA YOUTH
every Thursday from 3-7pm at BRCSJ HQ in Princeton.
Sessions start at $50
with a sliding scale available.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome-
http://tiny.cc/LGBTQIAcounseling

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Drag Queen 3: The Search for Sunbeam
Jul
27
2:30 PM14:30

Drag Queen 3: The Search for Sunbeam

HARMONICA SUNBEAM & HER FRIENDS ARE BACK, BABY!
Come party with the BRCSJ~
After our delightful Drag Queen Story Hour featuring Harmonica Sunbeam, bilingual, drop the kids at yer in-laws &
head out to the after-party with the
Fabulous Miss Sunbeam & her friends @ BRCSJ HQ!
Proudly presented by the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice as a community fundraiser.
Please do keep in mind, along with being big funky fun, these fundraisers go directly to our programming like the free therapy & counseling hours we are providing to our LGBTQIA youth every week as well as helping to organize Princeton's fabulous first-ever Pride Parade which had thousands of folks marching in our streets!
All proceeds go to our burgeoning community activist center, educational enclave, & safe-space for all our kids, families, & beautifully diverse folks everywhere!
Please note that we are adding a few dollars to ticket price to be able to give back to all our wonderful performers who insist on donating their time & talent!

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LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING
Jul
25
3:00 PM15:00

LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING

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Furthering our drive to answer the needs of our LGBTQIA youth, we are thrilled to introduce this important new programming to our Center~
If you're seeking a licensed professional to talk about mental health or any important concerns,
we are here for you!
The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in partnership with TLP Counseling will now be offering
DROP-IN HOURS for our LGBTQIA YOUTH
every Thursday from 3-7pm at BRCSJ HQ in Princeton.
Sessions start at $50
with a sliding scale available.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome-
http://tiny.cc/LGBTQIAcounseling

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¡La Lucha! An action-class in making a difference!
Jul
20
1:00 PM13:00

¡La Lucha! An action-class in making a difference!

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¡La Lucha!
(for teens)
Making a difference the fourth Saturday of every month starting 30 March 1PM
A teen social justice club which promises to listen, learn, & act, guided by your local Public Defender Cynthia Seda-Schreiber.
$20 a session; $100 for all six sessions*
*Of course, & as always, all of our programming will always be open to all on a sliding scale to accommodate & indeed welcome all members of our community
https://www.facebook.com/events/407517919822818/

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LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING
Jul
18
3:00 PM15:00

LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING

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Furthering our drive to answer the needs of our LGBTQIA youth, we are thrilled to introduce this important new programming to our Center~
If you're seeking a licensed professional to talk about mental health or any important concerns,
we are here for you!
The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in partnership with TLP Counseling will now be offering
DROP-IN HOURS for our LGBTQIA YOUTH
every Thursday from 3-7pm at BRCSJ HQ in Princeton.
Sessions start at $50
with a sliding scale available.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome-
http://tiny.cc/LGBTQIAcounseling

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Lights for Liberty
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Lights for Liberty

On Friday July 12, from 7 pm to 9 pm, the greater Princeton community will come together for Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps. The event is being held nationwide to spotlight the inhumane treatment of immigrant families by the current administration.
Beginning at 7 pm, community groups will have tables available to share information, petitions and action items. There will be live music and an art installation on view for the event. Starting at 8 pm local advocates and representatives will speak on the issue of human detention camps in the United States and the impact to our communities. At 9 p.m., around the country and around the world, participants will light candles in a silent vigil for all those held in US detention camps.
The Princeton event will feature prominent activists and local representatives including: Maria Juega, co-founder of the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Princeton councilwoman Leticia Fraga, Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, and Patricia Fernandez-Kelly, director of the Center for Migration and Development at Princeton University.
Join Lights for Liberty Princeton in Hinds Plaza , co-hosted by Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice, Princeton Marching Forward, Indivisible Princeton, Indivisible Cranbury, Stand CNJ, Princeton Progressive Action Group (PPAG), and Lawrence Citizen Activists.

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LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING
Jul
11
3:00 PM15:00

LGBTQIA YOUTH COUNSELING

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Furthering our drive to answer the needs of our LGBTQIA youth, we are thrilled to introduce this important new programming to our Center~
If you're seeking a licensed professional to talk about mental health or any important concerns,
we are here for you!
The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in partnership with TLP Counseling will now be offering
DROP-IN HOURS for our LGBTQIA YOUTH
every Thursday from 3-7pm at BRCSJ HQ in Princeton.
Sessions start at $50
with a sliding scale available.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome-
http://tiny.cc/LGBTQIAcounseling

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Queer Community Gathering
Jul
10
6:30 PM18:30

Queer Community Gathering

The first Princeton Pride Parade was a phenomenal gathering. What an amazing & energizing day!  As all of us at the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice were organizing this event, we often heard Princeton residents & others in the area state that they would love to see a group come together as a dedicated community sharing  support for fellow LGBTQIA folks, as well as for socializing, strategizing for action, & so much more.

We hope now to move forward from our grand event to create such a collective. Carol Watchler, not only our Center’s Community Outreach Coordinator but our resident lesbian feminist activist, is all at once excited & inspired to help be a conduit for this to happen. As Carol espouses, “! have always found it to be a great source of solace & strength to engage with like-minded individuals who identify similarly as myself & wish to share this journey.” 

Together, we can gather a group of caring folks – to tell our stories, hold dances, movie nights, potlucks, developing LGBTQ+ special interest groups as offshoots of the larger group – whatever the community may want or need. We’re reaching out to a core group of people who love organizing, who have made their voices heard, or simply individuals who have inspired us during our time here, to start this important & necessary journey in and for our community & to get our thoughts together to envision a powerful kick-off for this idea while the energy & enthusiasm is running high. 

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"When Brooklyn Was Queer" book signing/discussion with Hugh Ryan
Jul
6
2:00 PM14:00

"When Brooklyn Was Queer" book signing/discussion with Hugh Ryan

Please join us at BRCSJ HQ as we proudly host author Hugh Ryan, writer of the hugely-popular (& deservedly-so!) When Brooklyn Was Queer, as he discusses a heretofore little-known aspect of our LGBTQIA history in this region.
There will be books available to purchase & to be signed by the author himself to benefit the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice.
Continuing the thread from our Pride Parade- Princeton's Fabulous First Ever!
This event continues our dedication to recognizing, respecting, & preserving our history to inform our present & inspire our future!
(Our Chief Activist Robt Seda-Schreiber is especially excited to engage this conversation as he is a Brooklyn boy himself from back in the day!)

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From Stonewall to Princeton: an intimate conversation
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

From Stonewall to Princeton: an intimate conversation

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Please join us at BRCSJ HQ as we proudly host Martha Shelley & Perry Brass, two original members of the Gay Liberation Front whose activism stems from the early days of Stonewall, in intimate conversation with Frank Mahood, one of the founders of Gay People Princeton, this community’s first local gay rights organization, moderated by our own Chief Activist Robt Seda-Schreiber.

Continuing the thread from our Pride Parade- Princeton's Fabulous First Ever!

This event continues the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice's dedication to recognizing, respecting, & preserving our history to inform our present & inspire our future!

Martha Shelley organized the first gay protest march that took place one month after Stonewall, & was one of the founders of the Gay Liberation Front. She worked on & wrote for GLF’s newspaper, Come Out!, & RAT Newspaper after the women’s takeover, as well as producing the first lesbian radio show in NYC, Lesbian Nation. After leaving New York, she joined the Women's Press Collective in Oakland, CA. She is the author of three poetry collections & a trilogy of historical fiction about the life of Jezebel, Queen of Israel.

Activist, poet, playwright, & author Perry Brass has published 19 books, was a member of the Gay Liberation Front & co-editor of Come Out!, the world’s first gay liberation newspaper; & co-founded the Gay Men’s Health Project Clinic, the first clinic for gay men on the East Coast, now operating as Callen-Lorde Community Health Services. He is also a co-founder of the New York Rainbow Book Fair, the largest LGBT book event in the U.S, which will take place this year on October 12 at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community Services Center in Greenwich Village.

Frank Mahood began his 50 year career as an artist, typographer, & book designer at several publishers across the country before joining Princeton University Press. Many of his book designs have won awards at regional & national book shows. He was one of the original members of the Gay Alliance of Princeton, representing the university staff in the student organization. As a member, he was one of five local delegates to the First International Gay Rights Conference in Edinburgh Scotland in 1974. He was a founding member of Gay People Princeton, serving on its executive board & as its first vice-president. His graphic designs were used by GAP, GPP, & the New Jersey Lesbian & Gay Coalition.

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Pride Parade
Jun
22
11:00 AM11:00

Pride Parade

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Princeton's first-ever Pride Parade!
We invite all to join us
Saturday 22 June
11AM at the Municipal Building at 400 Witherspoon St.
Our LGBTQIA community & their friends, families, & allies will march, dance, roll, & sashay through the historic Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood & end up at a fabulous after-party at the Princeton Family YMCA on Paul Robeson Place.
What better way to walk the walk (both literally & figuratively) of inclusivity & intersectionality than to bring together all of our beautifully diverse communities!
Come celebrate this significant & historic moment~
All are welcome from Princeton, neighboring towns & cities, & from across the state & nationally as well.
Please visit
www.rustincenter.org/pride-parade
to register
as well as to donate, volunteer, or otherwise be of service.
Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice
#PrideParade
#Pride

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Queer Pride Dance Pre-Parade Party!
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

Queer Pride Dance Pre-Parade Party!

Queer Pride Dance Party!

Funk out with us the night before Pride Parade- Princeton's Fabulous First Ever!

Special guests include Mike Hot-Pence & Miss Gay NJ Lady Victoria Courtez (aka Victor Manuel Ruiz) who will also be performing a few special numbers during the dance!
Shimmy, shake, & show your pride!
ALL are welcome.
ALL ages.
ALL genders.
ALL our beautifully diverse communities!

Thank you to our fabulous Party Partners:
Arts Council of Princeton
Princeton Record Exchange
Small World Coffee
the bent spoon
Labyrinth Books Princeton
Olives Princeton

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Pride Parade Volunteer Gathering!
Jun
15
1:01 PM13:01

Pride Parade Volunteer Gathering!

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Calling all friends, allies, & family who want to volunteer for our
Pride Parade- Princeton's Fabulous First Ever!
Those who want to be of service & accomplish some important tasks the week before the march & most especially the day of~
Please join us to advise, contribute, & help make this inspirational, empowering, & indeed historic event everything it can & needs to be to represent all our beautifully diverse communities!
This is a grassroots movement & we need all our boots on the ground to make it work...
https://www.facebook.com/events/443079422915828

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Financial Literacy Thursdays With The Trans Capitalist
Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Financial Literacy Thursdays With The Trans Capitalist

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Did you know that the LGBTQIA* community buying power is equivalent to the fourth largest economy within the US & 10th globally?
Meaning our money has more power than we think in today's world, especially within Trump's Administration.
With this empowering information, what can we do with this new found information? A new form of activism can evolve!
Join us for an entertaining disucssion & sharing impactful solutions.
Hosted by The Trans Capitalist hismself Kenny K Davis, this free workshop is offered every second Thursday of the month & of course...
All are welcome.
https://www.facebook.com/events/338777563413202/

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Gardens for Change
Jun
8
10:30 AM10:30

Gardens for Change

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The power to change the world is in your hands (or at least, your green thumb that is!), both literally & figuratively!
Gardens for Change will be planting the seeds of knowledge through fun activities with food, arts & crafts, & gardening of course too. Kids will learn & explore how good food, gardens & eco-friendly practices can help us form deeper connections with ourselves, each other, our community & our earth.
Come dig up & grow a greener brighter future with Gardens for Change at the BRCSJ featuring NJ teacher, sustainable food advocate, & urban gardener extraordinaire, Steph Salvador.
Four sessions, $30 each or $100 for all four*

https://www.facebook.com/events/780979478943911/

*& of course, as with all our programming, this cost is on a sliding scale. All simply pay only what they can & no one will ever be turned away for lack of ability to do so).

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