OVARIAN PSYCOS Presents: Punk Funk & Social Justice Fundraiser

Screen shot 2014-07-15 at 12.40.30 PMWelcum to Las Ovas’ Conxa Fundraiser!
Saturday, July 19th!
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/344285195725233/
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Cum one, cum all and swing by our epacio (aka La Conxa) on SATURDAY, July 19th to help us raise monies to keep our space open. La Conxa is a community safe space run by womyn of color. The Ovas have acquired La Conxa since the beginning of 2014 and have run it as an autonomous space. It is maintained by donations from la comunidad from events like these and community solidarity. We hope to keep the space open for future community programming and grassroots organizing by las Ovas, other collectivxs and members of the community.

 Cum join us for a of night of musical, social justice consciousness!

(((We will be having)))
– Dranks to quench yo’ thirst!
*Please respect our wishes to maintain a sober space

(((Musical Guests)))
– All Is Well Son
https://www.facebook.com/pages/All-Is-Well-Son/265298820201442

– Blind Owl
https://www.facebook.com/BlindOwlTheBand

– Xela De La RemiX: https://www.facebook.com/CihuatlCeMusic
… and dance tunes by DJ Val

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(((Where)))
La Conxa
1214 E. 1st Street, 90033 Boyle Heights
7:00 pm | $5- $10 donation
– No one turned away for lack of funds –

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FYI!!!!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER FOR Los Angeles’ 3rd Annual CLITORAL MASS! August 16th! SEE BELOW:

http://bit.ly/1mhQcyH <— Non-Rider Volunteer Form
http://bit.ly/1qOhcW5 <—Rider Volunteer Form
http://bit.ly/1llqfIr <— PayPal Link to DONATE!

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Bike-In Movie Night with the Ovarian Psycos! Screening: Mosquita y Mari! Wednesday 5/21


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Join Las Ovarian Psycos for our second Bike-In Movie Night at Centro de Comunicación Comunitaria aka “LA CONCHA!”
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Friends and familia, please join us for our 2nd film screening @ our new new location. As you all know its not easy maintaining a community space but damn it – we be trying with the help of all y’all! So come out and have some fun, watch an awesome film, eat some snacks all while helping maintain an autonomous space!

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When: Wednesday, May 21st

Time: 7:00pm – Film Starts at 7:30

Where: 1214 E. 1st Street, Boyle Heights 90033

How Much: $5 suggested donation includes complimentary agua y popcorn! No one turned away for lack of funds!

***DON’T FORGET TO RIDE YOUR BIKE/TAKE THE TRAIN! THERE WILL BE COMPLIMENTARY BIKE VALET BY SOME OF OUR MEMBERS***
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About the Film:

In a fast-paced immigrant community where dreams are often lost to economic survival, two young Chicanas contemplate life when they stir unexpected desires in each other. Mosquita y Mari is a coming of age story that focuses on a tender friendship between two young Chicanas. Yolanda and Mari are growing up in Huntington Park, Los Angeles and have only known loyalty to one thing: family. Growing up in immigrant households, both girls are expected to prioritize the well-being of their families. Yolanda, an only child, delivers straight A’s and the hope of the American Dream while Mari, the eldest, shares economic responsibilities with her undocumented family who scrambles to make ends meet. 

East Side United! Feeder Ride to CicLAvia with OPC, MBC, ESBC, & CCC

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EAST SIDE UNITED!!!
Come and join the east side on a feeder ride to CicLAvia!

With:

– MONTEBELLO BICYCLE COALITION
– OVARIAN PSYCO-CYCLES
– CRANKHEADS CYCLING CREW
– EASTSIDE BIKE CLUB
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Come and join OPC, MBC, CCC & ESBC on a feeder ride to CicLAvia this Sunday. We will be meeting up at “Parque De Mexico” at 9am and rolling out at 9:30!

*** “Parque De Mexico” is located in Lincoln Heights, across the street from Lincoln Park – (where the Zapata Statue is at) on MISSION AND VALLEY BLVD. Across the street from Lincoln Park and Chanos Restaurant! *** 

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((*Montebello Bicycle Coalition:*))

The Montebello Bicycle Coalition (MBC) is a community-based organization comprised of residents and allies whose mission is to transform Montebello into a bicycle-friendly city by advocating for new bicycle infrastructure, educating residents on the political, environmental & health benefits of collective bicycle riding, redefining bicycles as a genuine mode of transportation, and building an active Montebello community for all ages!

((*Ovarian Psyco-Cycles:*))

Mission Statement: We are an all female bicycle brigade/collective cycling for the purpose of healing our communities physically, emotionally, and spiritually by addressing pertinent issues.
Vision Statement: We envision a world where womyn of color are change agents who create and maintain holistic health within themselves and their respective communities for present and future generations. 

((*Crankheads Cycling Crew:*))

Crankheads Cycling Crew (CCC) is a revolutionary community cycling club based in North East Los Angeles. The CCC empowers youth through education, action, self sufficiency and taking over the streets of LA. When not riding, members of the CCC can be found in The People’s Garden @ Wilson High School

((*Eastside Bike Club:*))

Create a Chain Reacting One Mile At A Time – “We Live To Ride and Ride To Live”

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CicLAvia – To The Sea:

https://www.facebook.com/events/592038474157691/?fref=ts

Los Angeles’ 2nd Annual CLITORAL MASS!

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CALLING ALL WOMYN AND WOMYN IDENTIFIED RIDERS!

The time has cum for Los Angeles’ 2nd Annual CLITORAL MASS is making its way to a hood near you….August 24th 2013
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MORE INFO T.B.A!

***If you would like to be part of the Clitoral Mass organizing committee please email: ovarian.psycos@gmail.com***

RSVP on the FB event page, here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/486704604728980/?fref=ts

“Sistah to Sistah”

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Dear friends and familia,

We are reaching out to you today to ask for your support to fund our sisters’ from New Orleans campaign–“Sistah to Sistah: A Road trip fundraiser to support the Ovarian Psycos” on Indiegogo.com.

Their trip, which is scheduled to take place in January 2013, is designed to raise funds, awareness and support for Ovarian Psycos’ all-womyn run community bicycle space which we intend to open in Boyle Heights in our effort to continue to empower young womyn of color in underserved communities.

We would greatly appreciate your support in helping these two ambitious young womyn mechanics from New Orleans, Tracey and Alisha, raise the necessary funds of $1,000 to cover travel expenses and purchase equipment. They will also be collecting donations of money, books, ‘zines, tools, bike parts, office equipment and other resources you may have to help us get the shop up and running.
All of your contributions are tax-deductible through Plan B’s 501-C3 non-profit status. Ask us how!

We appreciate any help you are able to contribute to this incredible manifestation of sisterhood including sharing this message among your contacts.

Visit the campaign website here:

http://www.indiegogo.com/LTS2OPB/x/1889180?action_object_map={%22430424743679978%22%3A219138824886984}&action_ref_map=[]&action_type_map={%22430424743679978%22%3A%22og.likes%22}&fb_action_ids=430424743679978&fb_action_types=og.likes

With love,

Ovarian Psycos Bicycle Brigade
ovarian.psycos@gmail.com
ovarianpsycos.com

LOS ANGELES’ FIRST CLITORAL MASS A TODO DAR! (VIDEO)

THANKS TO ALL THE LOVELY WOMYN & WOMYN ID’d FOLKS WHO HELPED MAKE LA’S FIRST CLITORAL MASS A TODO DAR!

More than 250 womyn took the streets on their bicis, guided by ladies in reflective vests and the outline of, of course, the beautiful moon goddess coyolxauhqui dressed in blue, on August 31st for LA’s first Clitoral Mass!
The ride came after months of preparation by the Clitoral Mass committee which consisted of Ovarian Psycos core collective members, our sisters over at the Iron Unicorns and many other womyn/womyn id’d cyclists and all around psycos! Womyn in the CMC coordinated safety, “caracol” traffic control, pit stops that included a drum circle in Leimert Park and snacks at La Mina in City Terrace, an after-party celebrating OPCB’s 2 year anniversary and much more!

Riders met up at LA’s state historic park on Friday Aug. 31st–no, not making line for FYF– but to ride in LA”s first ever Clitoral Mass ride. Elsewhere, Critical Mass may have drawn nearly 2,000+ riders, but Clitoral Mass made historic strides that will leave skid marks in LA’s history forever.

Video of the ride courtesy of our friend Kris Fortin over at LA Streetsblog

“Beyond Spandex, Toward Social Justice: Women Redefining the Movement” Panel @ First National Women’s Bike Summit

We want to give a special thanks to the organizers of the first National Women’s Bicycling Summit for inviting us to speak on a panel “Beyond Spandex, Toward Social Justice: Women Redefining the Movement” (badass title btw!).

Ovarian Psycos featured in Momentum magazine!

4  Ovarian Psycos core members made powerpoint presentation and dialogued with an attentive audience of about 100 at the first National Women’s Bike Summit!

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/49912005″>The Inaugural National Women’s Bicycle Summit</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/streetfilms”>Streetfilms</a&gt; on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

TALES OF THE TOUR–RIDERS BLOG ABOUT FIRST ANNUAL TOUR DE LA HEIGTHS

PHOTOS BY POLVO DE LUZ

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.451177171582720.117269.217313131635793&type=1

PHOTOS BY ERIK SARNI

http://www.leaguelineup.com/topnews.asp?url=eriksarni&sid=669281365&itemid=3110002

Coverage by Elsa Suzy!

http://elsasuzy.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/ridng-down-first-street-in-boyle-heights/

1st Annual Tour de la Heights ///

Ovarian Psycos and Building Healthy Communities Boyle Heights present

The 1st Annual Tour de la Heights

“‘The act of having pride and paying reverence to one’s own community.. is to instill within our seeds and future generations a profound sense of self worth and value.

It’s the communal reclamation of our neighborhoods.. a resident rebellion!”

Tour de la Heights is an all-inclusive, all-ages bicycle ride through the good hood–Boyle Heights that will lead the community through 10-20 points of interest or, as we call them, cultural treasures. ❤

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

RIDE OUT 1pm sharp from Self Help Graphics

1300 East 1st Street  Los Angeles, CA 90033

***Three designated pit-stops will have water and snacks to refuel but please BRING PLENTY OF BOTTLED WATER and drink a lot of water in the days before!***

Please feel free to arrive as early as 10am to participate in Building Healthy Communities Cultural Treasures Project with presentations by community members, food and music.

ABOUT THE TOUR

Tour de la Heights riders will ride from the new site of Self Help Graphics, its walls a kaleidoscope painted by the brushes of the community’s greatest artists, past the site of the fantastical Caine’s arcade on Mission Road, make our way past the LAC+USC hospital the site of thousands of births, over freeway overpasses until reaching a cruising speed down to the boulevard known to some as Cesar Chavez or depending on how old you are, Brooklyn.

We will make our way past the solemn yet lively Evergreen cemetery with its multi-purpose path past joggers that can be found running any time of day or night to El Mercadito waving at crowds of people strolling, reminiscing about the plazas and mercados in their own pueblos back home, through residential neighborhoods and big boulevards, schools and cultural centers, taking back and reclaiming our communities in a truly critical mass!