Reconstructing Feminism – Taking it out of the Institution! TUESDAY at CSULA!

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Ovarian Psycos & the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center 
at CSULA Present:
RECONSTRUCTING FEMINISM: TAKING IT OUT OF THE INSTITUTION! 
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This Tuesday come and join us for Womyn’s HERstory Month at Cal State University Los Angeles for a workshop on Reconstructing Feminism! Come learn about how the Ovarian Psycos take feminism out of the textbooks and into the streets and engage in dialogue on strategies to put feminism into practice in your own communities! 

*We will also be vending our merchandise, have light snacks and refreshments and goodies for the audience* 

When: Tuesday, March 4th
Where: CSULA – Alhambra Room, 3rd Floor U-SU
Time: 3:15 – 4:30

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After our workshop, check out: MUJERES REVOLUCIONARIAS at 5:00pm!

“We write our story every day that we educate ourselves, every time we go to work, and the times we have become the backbone of our familia and comunidad. A mujer is much more than a mother, a daughter and a wife. She is strength, she is knowledge, she is change! Join the Chicana/o Latina/o Student Resource Center and our affiliated clubs and organizations as we celebrate all the mujeres revolucionarias who have planted the seeds that we continue to cultivate. “

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The Gender & Sexuality Resource Center at CSULA is dedicated to creating safe and respectful learning spaces, catering specifically to the empowerment of Womyn, Men, and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning/Queer (LGBTQ) community. They pride ourselves in challenging societal norms that have been used historically to oppress and marginalize, while raising awareness on contemporary issues we face. 
*For more information go to: http://www.calstatelausu.org/gsrc*

The Ovarian Psycos Present: Be Yo’ Own Dang Valentine Luna Ride! FRIDAY!

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Like it or not, Valentine’s Day is around the corner. BUT don’t feel pressured to participate in a heteronormative, cheesy, Hallmark Holiday.

BE YOUR OWN DAMN VALENTINE!! And join The Ovarian Psycos in some acts of self love! 

We will be showing ourselves some love by connecting with our spirits, our bodies and the earth in a Radical Uterus Health workshop by Mama Maiz Doula & Herbal Services!! 

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Meet up Location: Coyolxauhqui Stone ( Miller & City Terrace Dr. Los Angeles 90032)

Meet up time: 7pm

Ride out: 7:30pm 

Destination: Centro de Comunicación Comunitaria (1214 e. 1st st Boyle Heights, 90033)
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This workshop presents a sacred moment for you to connect with your body and to Coatlicue (our mother earth). The earth gives us life, in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, and the medicine we take. It is essential when taking from the earth we do it only with respect and always give something back. That could be in the seeds we plant or the water we give to nourish the earth, also creating a relationship with the plants they will soon enough begin to communicate what they need. We come from the earth and keeping a connection is essential in creating a healthy way of living, physically and spiritually.
I will inform you on 3 herbs that can nourish your body. My intention is to inspire the idea of bringing herbs back into our daily routine while taking a moment to connect with our bodies using herbal medicine as our ancestors did. These 3 herbs focus on our center energy as womyn and we will take this moment to share our stories in a safe & sacred space. We will discuss any concerns or ask any questions we might have regarding our wombs along with other healing exercises. I hope with sharing my knowledge you will then feel empowered and create a better relationship with yourself and the earth.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS RIDE IS FOR WOMYN, WOMYN IDENTIFIED, QUEER, TWO-SPIRITED, TRANS, GENDER NON CONFORMING INDIVIDUALS!!!!!

CANTO EL GALLO IN EAST LA! The Ovarian Psycos have a NEW space!!!

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Ovarian Psycos Present:
CANTA EL GALLO IN EAST LA!
*** SUNDAY BRUNCH AT A NEW SPACE ON THE EASTSIDE ***
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THE TIME HAS CUM! The Ovarian Psyco-Cycles would like to invite you to welcome us into our NEW SPACE with Space-Warming Brunch!!!

- $ 5- $10 entrance fee – includes plate of food – veggie options available 
- $1 special “energy” tea, agua and coffee
- DJ Jazabella on da ones and twos spinning all Vinyl! 
- Live music by EL HARU KUROI!!! 
- Ovarian Psyco Merch + Raffle
- & guaranteed good times, what else you want?!?! 

Address: 1214 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Time: 11:00am -5:00pm

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We are reaching out to friends, family and community to support us in the opening of a new collective space on First Street & Mission in Boyle Heights. The Ovarian Psycos will be working along side Yerberia Mayahuel and the Youth Media Collective to create and sustain a collective workspace.

Working both together and independently, each of our collectives will organize programming open to the community. We will be organizing a series of workshops and classes including Bike Repair, Monthly Community Bike Rides, Alternative Media for Youth, Community Radio, a Bi-weekly Herbal Study Group, Gardening Classes, Worm Composting and Wellness Sunday..more info TBA!

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If you are unable to attend the event but would like to make a donation, click the link below!!!

http://bit.ly/OvarianPsycoSpace

We appreciate your support and look forward to celebrating with you ♥ ♥ ♥

Rise, Womyn, Rise-Full Moon Bike Ride!

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Join Las Ovarian Psyco-Cycles for our monthly luna ride THURSDAY! This months ride is dedicated to loving ourselves, our body and our skin this new year!

We will be meeting up at the Highland Park Gold Line Station (in Highland Park) at 6:30 and riding out at 7:30! We will be ending the ride at Centro de Comunicación Comunitaria and watching a documentary titled “DARK GIRLS” – a film about colorism within the African-American Community!

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Meet Up Time: 6:30
Meet Up Spot: Highland Park Gold Line Station
Address: 151 N. Avenue 57 Los Angeles, CA 90042

Ride Out Time: 7:30
Destination: 1214 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, California 90033

Film Begins at: 8:45pm!

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Dark Girls Documentary Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXQGRMY75H0

PLEASE NOTE: THIS RIDE IS FOR WOMYN, WOMYN IDENTIFIED, QUEER, TWO-SPIRITED, TRANS, GENDER NON CONFORMING INDIVIDUALS!!!!!

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CLICK HERE TO RSVP ON FACEBOOK! 

Ovarian Psycos Present: OCTOBER LUNA RIDE – “This Bridge Called My Back” – THIS FRIDAY!

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Ovarian Psycos Present:

“This Bridge Called My Back”
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Meetup Location: Middle of 6th Street Bridge 

Meet Up time: 5:30

Ride Out: 6pm

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Join Las Ovarian Psycos this Friday October 18th as the Full Moon guides our path to healing. In honor of all womyn that have been victims of Breast Cancer & and Domestic Violence Los Ovarios del Barrio would like to dedicate this ride to all these beautiful & strong souls. We will be ending at the City Terrace Coyolxauhqui Stone where we’ll be engaging in a beautiful Full Moon Ceremony. Come with good spirit and an open heart and if you’d like bring some tobacco, flowers, or sage as an offering to Coyolxauhqui. 

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If you’d like to check the FAC out yo bike make sure these things are taken care of;
Frenos (brakes), Aire (air) , Cadena (chain)
Also, make sure your seats are well adjusted

Bring:
-water
-comfortable clothes
-lights (if you have any)
-helmet (if you have one)
-patches (if you have any)
-hand pump (if you have one)

It isn’t advised to eat a heavy meal before riding but don’t starve your self neither! Make sure you’ve eaten and/or bring snacks with you incase we don’t ride near spots to buy food from. Stay hydrated! Our bodies are our temples♥
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Ovarian Psycos is an all womyn of color bicycle brigade/collective cycling for the purpose of healing our communities physically, emotionally, and spiritually by addressing pertinent issues. ♥

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Also, warm shout out to Corazon Del Pueblo!
Check out their space and FB page. Help this autonomous space survive!!!

Corazon Del Pueblo is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit collective, and community cultural center, that promotes peace, social justice and cultural understanding through the arts, education and social action.
(https://www.facebook.com/corazondelpueblo?fref=ts)

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Nota: In efforts to creating a safe space where womyn can meet, talk, discuss issues, share experiences, and work on improving their lives and themselves FULL MOON rides are ONLY for WOMYN & LBTQ womyn who self-identify as lesbian, bisexual, transgender (including male-to-female and female-to-male), queer, in addition to wombyn questioning their sexual orientation and gender nonconformist. Yes, we believe and stand for diversity! Dearest Male allies & anyone offended by these efforts thank you for understanding and respecting the importance of creating and maintaining safe spaces.

Our next Male & Female (co-ed) ride will be October Saturday 26 ;)

“Ovarian Psyco Cycles’ Bike Brigade Is the Best Thing Ever” – according to JEZEBEL!

Whoa whoa! Thank you everyone for all the support thus far! We’re just a small collective of only 8 now attempting to create a world where “womyn of color are change agents who maintain and create holistic health within themselves and their respective communities for present and future generations”

Here’s a post that JEZEBEL put on their website earlier today!

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The all-woman, mostly Latina Ovarian Psyco Cycles Brigade is “both an answer and a challenge to the aggressive male biking culture” in Los Angeles. Fuck yes.

Evelyn Martinez grew up with a mother who told her it wasn’t safe for women to ride bikes. Now, she leads the Ovarian Psyco Cycles Brigade, which defies both car culture AND macho bike culture. The nine main members are mostly 20 something Latina nonprofit workers who organize a monthly women’s “Luna Ride” during the full moon. Is this a dream?

To read the rest of the article, click HERE!!!

Ovarian Psycos in the LA TIMES!

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Growing up, Evelyn Martinez’s mother didn’t want her to ride a bike.

“She thinks it’s not safe for women to be riding late at night, and cars are dangerous too,” Martinez said.

Moreover, her mother told her: “Bicycles are for men.”

But after a chance meeting last year, Martinez joined an all-female, predominantly Latino cycling group that is both an answer and a challenge to the aggressive male biking culture. Like men’s bike crews, it defies L.A.’s monolithic car culture with an in-your-face ethic, reflected in its name: the Ovarian Psyco Cycles Brigade.

The group says the name “is a play on words intended to be playful and simultaneously create some sort of acknowledgment/acceptance/pride in one’s historically oppressed body.”

to read the rest of the story, click here: HERE!