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  • May Events: Guy Delisle launches HOSTAGE, Samantha Irby in conversation with Crissle West, and more!

    May Events: Guy Delisle launches HOSTAGE, Samantha Irby in conversation with Crissle West, and more!

    Tonight at 7pm, Guy Delisle, author of the acclaimed graphic novels about his travels Pyongyang and Jerusalem, comes to the bookstore for the NYC launch of his newest, Hostage, a harrowing and beautifully rendered account of Christophe Andre, the Doctors Without Borders administrator taken hostage in Chechnya. Delisle appears in conversation with Simon Ostrovsky (CNN investigative reporter). The event is free and open to the public, and is co-hosted with WORD Bookstore and the French Consulate General. A signing will follow the conversation.

    Looking forward to the end of May, we are incredible excited to be hosting the talented Samantha Irby (Tuesday, May 30) (author of the essay collection Meaty and blog “bitches gotta eat”) for the release of …

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    Posted on May 16, 2017 at 9:42 pm

  • Housing Works Responds to TrumpCare Vote

    Housing Works Responds to TrumpCare Vote

    On May 4, the House narrowly voted to pass TrumpCare, which will have potentially devastating effects on millions of Americans. We are all feeling really angry about the vote to strip healthcare away from millions of Americans to pay for a tax cut for the wealthy. We’re going to harness that rage to make sure this bill goes down in flames. We will be taking steps in here and around the nation to make sure this bill does not pass the Senate, and we also have been making sure that those representatives who voted in favor of this bill hear our anger and understand their actions have consequences.

    Here’s what we’ve been up to:

    On the day TrumpCare passed the House of Representatives, President …

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    Posted on May 16, 2017 at 1:36 pm

  • Tomorrow: Baratunde Thurston, Lizz Winstead & Resistance Leaders Honor Nat’l Teacher Appreciation

    Tomorrow: Baratunde Thurston, Lizz Winstead & Resistance Leaders Honor Nat’l Teacher Appreciation

    Tomorrow night, we are quite honored to host an incredibly special evening. Civic imagination initiative #TeachMeYouDid invited leaders of the resistance movement to share their short stories about the teachers that inspired them. They’ll perform alongside NYC’s best young spoken word artists from Urban Word NYC, an organization that champions aspiring young writers. Co-hosted with the Harry Potter Alliance, United Federation of Teachers, Lady Parts Justice League, Make the Road New York, and many more.

    #TeachMeYouDid (check it all out online!) combines the power of Star Wars Day (“May the 4th be with you!”) and National Teacher Appreciation Week. It all kicks off with this special event in NYC for folks of all ages eager to join the resistance and …

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    Posted on May 3, 2017 at 3:44 pm

  • Tomorrow: Baratunde Thurston, Lizz Winstead & Resistance Leaders Honor Nat’l Teacher Appreciation

    Tomorrow: Baratunde Thurston, Lizz Winstead & Resistance Leaders Honor Nat’l Teacher Appreciation

    Tomorrow night, we are quite honored to host an incredibly special evening. Civic imagination initiative #TeachMeYouDid invited leaders of the resistance movement to share their short stories about the teachers that inspired them. They’ll perform alongside NYC’s best young spoken word artists from Urban Word NYC, an organization that champions aspiring young writers from NYC’s five boroughs through critical literacy, youth development, and leadership opportunities. Snacks & drinks will be available for purchase. Doors at 6:30pm, free general admission. Co-hosted with the Harry Potter Alliance, United Federation of Teachers, Lady Parts Justice League, Make the Road New York, and many more.

    #TeachMeYouDid combines the power of Star Wars Day (“May the 4th be with you!”) and National Teacher Appreciation Week. It …

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    Posted on May 3, 2017 at 3:29 pm

  • New York State Consensus Statement on HIV Viral Suppression

    New York State Consensus Statement on HIV Viral Suppression

    The END AIDS NY 2020 Community Coalition released a consensus statement on viral load suppression, which affirms the message of Undetectable=Untransmittable in conjunction with Prevention Access Campaign’s U=U initiative. To celebrate, the Coalition, along with the New York City Health Department hosted a rally & dance party on Sunday, April 23rd, DJ’d by Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, Acting Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Disease Control at the New York City Health Department. Check out the photo album from the U=U Dance Party to End HIV Stigma, and read the consensus statement below!

    U=U Dance Party & Rally 4.23.2017

    New York State Consensus Statement on …

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    Posted on April 23, 2017 at 3:23 pm

  • Upcoming Events: Doree Shafrir & Jenna Wortham, PEN World Voices, Teacher Appreciation, #OneBookNY

    Upcoming Events: Doree Shafrir & Jenna Wortham, PEN World Voices, Teacher Appreciation, #OneBookNY

    Spring is finally, nearly, almost, just about, I-swear-I’m-not-cold-without-my-jacket here! With the warm weather and clear skies, we’re exciting to be celebrating the best season with an incredible line-up of events for the end of April and all throughout May.

    Tonight, graphic artist Kristen Radtke launches her debut book, with a conversation with Mira Jacob. On Monday, April 24, we welcome Michael Eric Dyson and the New Republic for a special conversation on this book, Tears We Cannot Stop. Next Wednesday, April 26, BuzzFeed culture writer Doree Shafrir launches her debut novel Startup with The New York Times’ Jenna Wortham.

    Looking ahead, save the date for PEN World Voices 2017: Gender & Power, the acclaimed festival of international literature. …

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    Posted on April 18, 2017 at 6:36 pm

  • Minors’ Consent Victory

    Minors’ Consent Victory

    Guest Post by Charles King, President and CEO of Housing Works

    Today, an important new rule went into effect in New York State, which will allow minors to consent to HIV treatment and prevention! This is a significant victory for our Ending the Epidemic Efforts.

    The way the Department of Health achieved this was in two steps. First, last year, in an effort to allow minors to consent to HPV vaccination, the regulations governing sexually transmitted infections was changed to allow any minor who has been exposed to an STI to consent to testing and treatment for any and all STI’s. Because HPV is so prevalent, any minor who is sexually active is presumed to be exposed to HPV, …

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    Posted on April 12, 2017 at 5:48 pm

  • CALL-TO-ACTION: Congressional Spring Recess & Affordable Care

    CALL-TO-ACTION: Congressional Spring Recess & Affordable Care

    CALL-TO-ACTION: Congress Spring Recess & Affordable Care

    Congratulations! We have won the first battle of the Trump Era in the struggle to save and build on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)!

    Congress couldn’t muster a majority to steal health care from millions of voters. We mobilized and stopped the Trump agenda in its tracks. A huge thank-you to every person who has marched, attended a town hall, visited your congressperson, made phone calls and sent emails. People power is what stopped the ACA repeal, and even ultra-conservative members of Congress had to shift their positions when faced with the people who mobilized to challenge them in their home districts.

    But that was only the first act. We cannot stop now. The …

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    Posted on April 6, 2017 at 11:23 am

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