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  • Two Special Events: Kate Tempest with Natalie Diaz; Phil Donahue & special guests honor Tomas Young

    Two Special Events: Kate Tempest with Natalie Diaz; Phil Donahue & special guests honor Tomas Young

    Don’t miss two incredible programs at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe this week:

    Tonight, Tuesday, May 3 at 7pm: There are still tickets left for Kate Tempest‘s exclusive NYC appearance for The Bricks that Built the Houses, in conversation with poet Natalie Diaz. Tickets are a purchase of the book via WORD Bookstore, please click through the link below.

    Wednesday, May 4 at 2pm: Haymarket Books presents a special afternoon honoring Tomas Young, with Mark Wilkerson, author of Tomas Young’s War and Phil Donahue, joined by special, surprise guests. Young was an Iraq veteran and anti-war activist, and subject of the 2008 documentary Body of War, directed by Donahue and with music by Eddie Vedder. $8 tickets …

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    Posted on May 2, 2016 at 8:59 pm

  • Housing Works’ Ervin Rogers featured on TheBody.com

    Housing Works’ Ervin Rogers featured on TheBody.com

    Housing Works’ own Ervin Rogers and his case manager Frances Jordan are featured on TheBody.com in Live Bold, Live Now: Living with HIV, Turning Points where he shares his story about coming to terms with his HIV diagnoses and finding the support he needed to live his life fully.

    As a returning Vietnam veteran and school dropout, Ervin taught himself to read, got his GED and worked as a hospital nurse. But learning he was HIV positive triggered a return to drug use that spiraled into homelessness. Returning to New York to be near family, Ervin became sober and found housing – but when he lost that home to the pressures of gentrification, he once again started using.

    When …

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    Posted on April 29, 2016 at 1:52 pm

  • Kate Tempest, Phil Donahue & Mark Wilkerson, Cave Canem, Independent Bookstore Day!, and more

    Spring has finally taken over New York, and we couldn’t be more ready to launch into May. This weekend, we can’t wait for the 2nd annual national Independent Bookstore Day! We’ll be celebrating with cafe treats, 30% off the whole store, a photobooth hosted by CoverSpy, and more!

    Next Tuesday, May 3, London’s sensational rapper, spoken word artist, and author launches her US book tour with us! Don’t miss this one chance to catch Kate Tempest, who will be reading from her new novel The Bricks that Built the Houses, and then joined in conversation with poet Natalie Diaz. Snag a seat before they are gone by pre-purchasing the book through WORD, link below.

    Next Wednesday, May 4, …

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    Posted on April 26, 2016 at 11:47 pm

  • Presidential Candidates Clinton and Sanders to Meet with HIV/AIDS Advocates

    Presidential Candidates Clinton and Sanders to Meet with HIV/AIDS Advocates

    Both Senator Sanders and Secretary Clinton’s teams have responded to the letter that Housing Works signed on to several weeks ago urging the presidential candidates to make HIV/AIDS a priority. Both have scheduled meetings with HIV/AIDS advocates for early May.

    Activist Peter Staley received letters from each of the campaigns, and the full text of the letters can be found on Poz.com (Clinton’s response is here, and Sanders’ is here).

    Similar letters with requests for meetings were also sent to the Republican candidates, but they have yet to respond.

    This is truly an exciting moment. With support from the next president, we can work to fully realize the vision for an AIDS-FREE Read More

    Posted on April 22, 2016 at 3:44 pm

  • Celebrate National Poetry Month!

    Celebrate National Poetry Month!

    Celebrate your favorite poets and discover new great work this month at the bookstore! Tomorrow night, April 14 at 7pm, we’re honored to be hosting a National Poetry Month celebration with the Academy of American Poets, who founded this special month 20 years ago. Abrams Books & WORD Bookstore co-host, with readings by Joseph Fasano, Monica Ferrell, Dorothea Lasky, Rickey Laurentiis, Amy Lawless, Jeffrey McDaniel, Kamilah Aisha Moon, and Rowan Ricardo Phillips. Free and open to the public, with complimentary wine!

    And at the end of the month, on Thursday, April 28 at 7pm, a 20th anniversary reading for Cave Canem, the outstanding nonprofit home for Black poetry. With readings by current and past CC fellows, and hosted by Tyehimba Jess, …

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    Posted on April 12, 2016 at 6:37 pm

  • Action Alert! Support Supervised Injection Facilities for a Safe and Healthy New York

    Action Alert! Support Supervised Injection Facilities for a Safe and Healthy New York

    We call on New York officials to take all necessary steps to authorize and establish supervised injection facilities as a public health intervention to reduce HIV and viral hepatitis transmission and overdose deaths, promote access to drug dependency treatment and other supportive care, and increase public safety.

    Supervised injection facilities (SIFs) are controlled health care settings where people can more safely inject pre-obtained drugs in a hygienic environment with access to sterile injecting equipment and under the supervision of trained healthcare staff. SIFs provide an array of support including health care, counseling, and referrals to health and social services, including drug treatment.

    There are at least 99 SIFs operating in 66 cities around the world in ten countries (Switzerland, Germany, …

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    Posted on April 11, 2016 at 4:35 pm

  • END AIDS NY 2020 Community Coalition Responds to NY State Budget

    END AIDS NY 2020 Community Coalition Responds to NY State Budget

    More than 65 organizations and community leaders from the END AIDS NY 2020 Community Coalition delivered a letter to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday afternoon expressing their disappointment with the major shortfall in funding to implement the Governor’s Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Blueprint in the FY 2016-2017 New York State budget. The letter calls upon the Governor to initiate the necessary negotiations with New York City and the Legislature to make sure that expanded housing for people with HIV is implemented as part of the New York State comprehensive housing plan during this legislative session. Full text and list of sign-ons, below.

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    April 7, 2016

    The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
    Governor of New York State …

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    Posted on April 7, 2016 at 4:47 pm

  • April Showers Bring Tons of Thrifting

    April Showers Bring Tons of Thrifting

    Spring is in the air … the cold, cold air. Warm your bones with some thriftercise during our many exciting April events!

    Revamp your dining experience with china, serving pieces and table decor at our shop wide Chef’s Table event this Saturday.

    On Saturday, April 16, we’ve got SIX, count ‘em, SIX different events planned. Go behind the looking glass in the Upper East Side with mirrors, jewelry, party dresses and shoes. Kick it in Hell’s Kitchen with their wide selection of sneaks and shoes. Think secondhand first (always) but especially at Broadway & 96’s Greene Scene, with global, gardening and other Earth-friendly goods. Soho is all about those sunnies and hats with Made in …

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    Posted on April 6, 2016 at 10:56 am

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