Please join us on Sunday, June 25th, as we march as a Housing Works community in the annual NYC LGBT Pride March!
We are Group 4, LEAD/RESIST! Arrive at 10:00AM to 41st Street between Madison and Park. All are welcome! RSVP HERE.
To reflect the people power and activism that has been galvanized by the Trump Administration’s draconian policies, this year’s Pride March theme centers on resistance. In keeping with that activist theme, Housing Works will be marching in the Resistance contingent near the front of the march, with Rise & Resist, Gays Against Guns, ACT UP & other allies.
#RadicalInclusion #LoveisLove #ProtectOurCare #NoBanNoWall #HealthcareForAll #AIDSFreeNY2020 #AIDSFreeUSA
Posted on June 16, 2017 at 4:43 pm
Housing Works is thrilled to congratulate our friend and colleague Dr. Demetre Daskalakis on his new position as Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Disease Control at the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH).
Since his arrival at NYC DOHMH in 2014, we have had the honor of working closely with Dr. Demetre in his role as Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control in support of our Ending the Epidemic efforts in New York City. His trailblazing work at NYC DOHMH has helped increase access to PEP and PrEP, addressed stigma and disparities among those living with HIV in New York City, and resulted in historic decreases …
Posted on June 1, 2017 at 2:25 pm
Although the drizzle and the gray on Crosby Street doesn’t seem to know it, summer is certainly on the way here! We’re ringing in the beginning of June with some incredible programs on gender, history, and equity in addition to two of our beloved annual traditions. Check out our whole June calendar and we hope we’ll see you!
This Friday, June 2 at 7pm, we welcome Heath Fogg Davis, member of Philadelphia’s Commission on LGBT Affairs and Kylar Broadus, director of the Trans People of Color Coalition to discuss Davis’ new book Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?. The event will be free and open to the public
Next weekend, it’s our 13th (!!) annual Open Air Street Fair! …
Posted on May 30, 2017 at 11:06 pm
Late Wednesday afternoon on May 24, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) finally released the CBO score of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the healthcare bill also known as TrumpCare, two weeks after it passed in the House of Representatives.
While the bill boasts $119 billion in savings over 10 years, the human cost is incalculable and catastrophic. As anticipated, this bill as written will result in millions of Americans losing coverage. The CBO states that 14 million people will be uninsured next year, and that figure will reach 23 million people over the next ten years.
The AHCA bill eligibility constraints, the huge numbers of Americans who will be left uninsured, combined with the cuts proposed on Tuesday …
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 10:43 pm
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 …
Posted on May 16, 2017 at 9:42 pm
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 …
Posted on May 16, 2017 at 1:36 pm
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 …
Posted on May 3, 2017 at 3:44 pm
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 …
Posted on May 3, 2017 at 3:29 pm