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 ♥ ♥ ♥

Ovarian Psycos Present: The Tender Gender Bender Ride! This Sunday, November 24th!

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Is gender just a matter of being male and female? Is gender only about the way you look or dress? Is it about how you see yourself and how it affects you? Is it socially constructed by the capitalist system to create a gender hierarchy? 

Join Las Ovarios del Barrio this month as we explore these questions and more!!!

During this months all gender ride the Ovarian Psycos invite you to come and explore the spectrum of gender. We will touch on the basics of:

*gender identity
* gender as a social construction
*patriarchy & colonialism as they relate to gender politics
*how to be an ally to folx with who’s identity lies outside the gender binary (societies definitions of masculine & feminine)

This workshop will be mostly activity and discussion based. We want to create a safe space for folx to share and learn. Therefore, we encourage everyone to come with an open heart and open mind. Bigotry and oppression will not be tolerated.

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Meet up: 12:30pm

Location: Sycamore Grove Park near the Ramona Hall Community Center (off the Southwest Museum Goldline Station)

Ride out: 1:00pm

Destination: Corazon del Pueblo ( 2003 e. 1st st. Los Angeles 90033)

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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)

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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. ♥
(www.ovarianpsycos.com)

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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)

“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! 

“Where the Ride Takes Us: Ovarian Psycos Uniting Womyn of Color”

In honor of National Bike Month, we’re spotlighting how bicycles are tools for personal empowerment, social justice and community development in our with our “Where the Ride Takes Us” web series. Today’s post features the radical revolution of the Ovarian Psycos, an all-womyn bike crew in Los Angeles. 

To read the full story click here!

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Thank You League of American Bicyclists for highlighting the Ovarian Psycos in your “Where the ride takes us” series for National Bike Month!

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