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  • Spring Events: Intelligentsia Tasting; Ask Roulette; & announcing Amber Tamblyn with Yo La Tengo

    Spring Events: Intelligentsia Tasting; Ask Roulette; & announcing Amber Tamblyn with Yo La Tengo

    It may still be snowing, but goings-on at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe are positively blooming. This week, warm up with a delicious cup of coffee from our friends at Intelligentsia: Thursday, March 5, co-owner Geoff Watts will give a lively talk and share some of their best single origin coffees. On Wednesday, March 12, Ask Roulette: Michelle Wolf (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Tracy Clayton (Buzzfeed), Cord Jefferson (The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore) join the show where strangers ask each other any question, live on stage! Looking ahead, we’re also excited to announce that Amber Tamblyn, Yo La Tengo, & Dorothea Lasky will be here for a special performance to launch Tamblyn’s newest poetry collection, Dark Sparkler, co-presented with WORD Bookstore and Harper …

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    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 5:18 pm

  • AIDS-FREE WORLD 2030: Update from the Interagency Task Team on Social Protection Care & Support

    AIDS-FREE WORLD 2030: Update from the Interagency Task Team on Social Protection Care & Support

    Guest blogpost by Charles King, Housing Works CEO and North America NGO Delegate to the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board

    previously published in the UNAIDS PCB NGO Delegation blog

    Washington, DC—The Interagency Task Team (IATT) on Social Protection Care and Support held the first-ever research and policy summit on structural interventions to address social drivers of extreme poverty and inequality and AIDS on January 15 and 16, 2015, at the World Bank headquarters in Washington DC. The meeting was co-hosted by UNICEF and the World Bank, with additional sponsorship by Housing Works, as the first step in implementing the decision point tasking the IATT with strengthening “existing efforts to advance research in social protection, with …

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    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 12:48 pm

  • Reminder: ACTION ALERT-Put the Active Back in Activist & Get on the Bus to Albany!

    Reminder: ACTION ALERT-Put the Active Back in Activist & Get on the Bus to Albany!

    Join Us For March 11 Albany Call-to-Action for an AIDS-FREE NY 2020

    Almost two years ago, our community was instrumental in initiating a strategy to get NY State to commit to ending AIDS as an epidemic even without a cure. In June 2013, we, along with our partners and allies, pressured the Governor’s office to create and publicly announce a three-point plan to end the epidemic in New York by significantly reducing the annual number of new HIV infections from 3,400 to 750 by the year 2020.

    In October 2014, Housing Works co-founder and CEO Charles King was named community co-chair of the Governor’s Ending the Epidemic Task Force. From October to January, this Task Force worked together to …

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    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 12:36 pm

  • Spring Forward Already!

    Spring Forward Already!

    It may not be spring … yet, but that won’t stop us from thrifting like it’s 65° and sunny. Join us this Saturday, February 28 at our Soho Shop for the first of our 12 semi-annual Best of Spring shopping events. Shop the crème de la crème of donated goods including this embossed leather Miu Miu bag (only $100), or this Adam Lippes floral maxi dress (a steal at $75) and these Loeffler Randall woven platform wedges (just $45), in store and online (beginning March 11) all month long.

    This year, we’re teaming up with an amazing group of fashion influencers (Lala Lopez, Monroe Steele, Kathy Marie Osborne, Christina Jelski and Patrice J. …

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    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 12:42 pm

  • ACTION ALERTS-Put the Active Back in Activist: Get on the Bus to Albany!

    ACTION ALERTS-Put the Active Back in Activist: Get on the Bus to Albany!

    Join Us For Albany Calls-to-Action for an AIDS-FREE NY 2020

    Almost two years ago, our community was instrumental in initiating a strategy to get NY State to commit to ending AIDS as an epidemic even without a cure. In June 2013, we, along with our partners and allies, pressured the Governor’s office to create and publicly announce a three-point plan to end the epidemic in New York by significantly reducing the annual number of new HIV infections from 3,400 to 750 by the year 2020.

    In October 2014, Housing Works co-founder and CEO Charles King was named community co-chair of the Governor’s Ending the Epidemic Task Force. From October to January, this Task Force worked together to map out …

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    Posted on February 19, 2015 at 8:08 pm

  • Elisa Albert’s AFTER BIRTH, Geeky Feminism, THE MONOPOLISTS, Words After War, & Gayle Forman

    Elisa Albert’s AFTER BIRTH, Geeky Feminism, THE MONOPOLISTS, Words After War, & Gayle Forman

    “A voluptuous, hilarious, scaldingly and exhilaratingly honest account of new motherhood, emotional exile, and the complex romance of female friendship.” -Karen Russell on Elisa Albert‘s After Birth.

    We’re thrilled to host an evening of VaGenre Fiction for the launch of this powerful book as we round out February at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. We’re also in the middle of our annual GEEK WEEK sale and extravaganza, which includes Geeks vs. Nerds Trivia this Friday and a swoon-worthy Geeky Feminism panel on Monday, February 23 led by Slate‘s Amanda Hess. Next week, we’re also launching two other new smash-hits: Mary Pilon’s The Monopolists, with a fête fit for a robber baron on Tuesday, February 24, and the month comes …

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    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 9:31 pm

  • Thrifty Shades of Grey

    Thrifty Shades of Grey

    The big day is in just 72 hours, and, boy, do we have some special ways to celebrate!

    Like Donna and Tom from Parks and Recreation, we highly encourage treating yourself. Tomorrow, our Tribeca Shop wants to treat YOU! Spend $25 or more and get a FREE on-site make up application or polish change from beauty professionals!*

    Wondering what to do this weekend? Why not stop by Hell’s Kitchen for our 4th annual Love & Leather event? Gear up with a sexy selection of fine leather goods, vinyl, latex and other accoutrements.

    Also on Saturday, celebrate the Year of the Sheep at Broadway and 96th with Asian-inspired home goods and more …

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    Posted on February 10, 2015 at 2:47 pm

  • Unshrouding the Veil of Silence: Anti-LGBT Law in Nigeria, Revisited

    Unshrouding the Veil of Silence: Anti-LGBT Law in Nigeria, Revisited

    Guest blogpost by Audu Kadiri, Activist and Housing Works Asylum Project Participant, & Scott S. Davis, Program Coordinator, Housing Works Asylum Project

    On January 28, 2015, Nigerians in the New York LGBT Community organized an event to mark the one-year anniversary of the enactment of the “jail the gay” law in Nigeria. The event consisted of a documentary film screening and discussion hosted by GMHC and co-sponsored by Housing Works and Arcus Foundation, among other organizations, and about 90 people representing a number of organizations attended.

    The event objectives were to:
    1) facilitate conversation on the state of health and human rights service delivery to LGBT persons in Nigeria
    2) create awareness of the effect of the law on …

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    Posted on February 10, 2015 at 11:42 am

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