Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight Over Women's Work
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight Over Women's Work

Join us for and reading and discussion with Jenny Brown that could change the way you think about the struggle for reproductive rights in the US.

Feminists generally believe that a prudish religious bloc is responsible for the protracted fight over reproductive freedom in the U.S. and that politicians only attack abortion and birth control to appeal to those “values voters.” But hidden behind this conventional explanation is a dramatic fight over women’s reproductive labor. On one side, elite policymakers want an expanding workforce reared with a minimum of employer spending and a maximum of unpaid women’s work. On the other side, women are refusing to produce children at levels desired by economic planners. By some measures our birth rate is the lowest it has ever been. With little access to childcare, family leave, health care, and with insufficient male participation, U.S. women are conducting a spontaneous birth strike.

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Prison Land | Co-Hosted by Beacon Prison Rides
Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

Prison Land | Co-Hosted by Beacon Prison Rides

Come join us for a reading and discussion with BRETT STORY, independent non-fiction filmmaker and author of PRISON LAND. Co-hosted by BEACON PRISON RIDES.

PRISON LAND offers a geographic excavation of the prison as a set of social relations—including property, work, gender, and race—enacted across various landscapes of American life. Prisons, Brett Story shows, are more than just buildings of incarceration bound to cycles of crime and punishment.

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The Story of Jane: Abortion Rights Activism Pre-Roe and Today
Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

The Story of Jane: Abortion Rights Activism Pre-Roe and Today

Please join us for a very special reading and discussion with LAURA KAPLAN, author of the newly reissued The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service.

100% of proceeds from events sales will be donated to the Abortion Care Network, to fund independent abortion clinics in states with restrictive laws.

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Reading with Jeffrey Yang and Anna Moschovakis
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Reading with Jeffrey Yang and Anna Moschovakis

Join us for a reading with poets/translators JEFFREY YANG and ANNA MOSCHOVAKIS.

JEFFREY YANG is the author of the poetry collections Hey, Marfa (2018), Vanishing-Line (2011), and An Aquarium (2008), winner of the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award.

ANNA MOSCHOVAKIS is the author most recently of the novel Eleanor, or, The Rejection of the Progress of Love (Coffee House Press, 2018). Her books of poetry include the James Laughlin award-winning You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake and They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This.

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Reframing Urban Renewal: A Presentation and Discussion
Apr
7
3:00 PM15:00

Reframing Urban Renewal: A Presentation and Discussion

Join us at the Fullerton Center in Newburgh for a discussion about urban renewal in the Hudson Valley and exploring creative ways of mobilizing a contested landscape. Featured panelists include Ben Schulman of Newburgh Packet, David Hochfelder and Anne Pfau of 98 acres and University of Albany, and artist, academic, and author of “Contested City,” Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani.

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Binnacle Book Club, co-hosted by Denning's Point Distillery
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Binnacle Book Club, co-hosted by Denning's Point Distillery

Join us for our next meeting - to be held Dec 5 at 7pm at Denning's Point Distillery at 10 N. Chestnut, Beacon to discuss An American Marriage by Tayari Jones.

10% off this title at Binnacle Books for those planning to attend. $5 cocktails or beer at the meeting. For more, see our book club page.

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Cultural Competency & Knowledge Building
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

Cultural Competency & Knowledge Building

Come and join the Newburgh LGBTQ Center for the latest in an on-going series of cultural competency trainings they are hosting throughout the mid-Hudson Valley.

What do you know about the LGBTQ+ spectrum? Want to make sure you are being inclusive with your language? Want to address LGBTQ+ inclusivity in your personal or professional life?

Please join us for this important training on Thursday, November 8th from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Sliding scale $10-$20 (no one will be turned away due to lack of funds) - space is limited - refreshments provided.

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Coraline in the Garden
Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

Coraline in the Garden

Story Screen comes to the garden for an outdoor screening of Neil Gaiman’s modern classic. An adventurous 11-year-old discovers a secret door in her new house that leads to an alternate version of her life that—at least at first—seems better than her own. This adaptation, brought to life by Laika Studios (Kubo and the Two Strings, ParaNorman), is a visual treat as well as a perfect October story.

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