ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Friday the 13th Bike Ride with the Ovarian Psycos!

 

 

 

 

 

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Join the Ovarian Psycos for our monthly Luna Ride this Friday 

June 13th! 

This ride will be dedicated to all womyn , womyn identified, queer, trans, gender non conforming individuals who have experienced or felt unsafe, intimidated,embarrassed, objectified, or sexualized while riding your bikes! These unwelcome experiences and/or unwanted leering and whistling, sexually explicit comments, demands for a smile, persistent demands for a date or phone number, road rage ignited by NOs , stalking of any sort , kisses being BLOWN in your direction or threats being made while riding your bici or in a public space is not okay! BREAK THE silence ! We womyn are not outside for other’s entertainment and our clothing should not provoke anybody. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! HARASSMENT should not be seen as A NORM or dismissed lightly.!It is not okay for anyone based on their gender preference to feel entitled to make remarks as stated above. Know that this is known as street harassment and it is not a compliment. It’s bullying behavior and it is harmful!

THE TIME HAS COME TO SPEAK UP, reclaim our space on the roads AND share our own personal experiences! XOME out to the ride and engage in some dialogue amongst sisters.

We will be discussing ways of keeping ourselves safe, protected, and ways to combat AND NIP street harassment!

*PLEASE NOTE : This Ride is for Womyn, Womyn identified , queer,trans, gender non conforming individuals.

WHAT TO BRING:
-working bike
-helmet
-lights
-patches, tools, tubes, pump (if you have one)
-water
-money for snacks

Meet up @6:30
Rolling @7:00

We will be meeting at the Cypress/Lincoln gold line station

ENDING LOCATION WILL
BE Los Feliz/Riverside
@ the park

You don’t want to miss this ride!

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 MAY DAY Contingent Ride!

ATTN ALL riders or not:

In SOLIDARITY with workers here in LA and around the world Comida No Bombas and The Ovarian Psycos will be riding from East Los Angeles Community College to the protest in #DTLA 

Please do not buy anything!!! In efforts of reclaiming our spaces, voices, and rights we must show this city who really has the power. May Day in LA has been recorded to be one of the biggest protests in her/history but our school’s Eurocentric txt books STILL do not share with our children and scholars how people of color and the working class community have broken this record! We are still voiceless. We are a huge part of her/history! Let us not depend on books and numbers to show our kids NOW, how WE stand up for our FUTURE! 

In solidarity with; all of the world’s Working class, Immigrant families, loved ones that have been deported or incarcerated, humyns dying at all borders…y much@s mas

Celebromos el dia del trabajador/a con nuestras bicicletas!!! 

Meet Up: 12pm
Rollin at: 12:30 pm 

Meet Up Spot: ELAC’s huge letters infront of school 

Round-up Stop 1: Mariachi Plaza
ETA: 1:30pm

Round Up Stop 2: MacArthur Park wehre R.A.C will be having a family picnic! 
ETA: 2:30pm 

Final Stop: Olympic & Broadway where we will be joining C.E.S.A. Community Education for Social Action
ETA: 3:30pm we gotta be there by 4pm

we’ll take more brakes/pit-stops if needed

This will be a mellow/medium paced ride depending on energy. & keep in mind NO BODY GETS LEFT BEHIND!!! The times above are estimates.. we’ll keep ya’ll updated on FB about our whereabouts incase any one else would like to join the ride! call this # in case you’re running late 
(323)5466760

Bring: 
-working bike
-water (or your own personal choice of hydration)
-extra tube (in case of flats or bus money)
-food
-tools (if any)
-helmets!!!

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– Community Education for Social Action

Community Education for Social Action (CESA) is a collective in the Greater East Los Angeles area collaborating with working-class communities to educate each other about social-economic issues to gain political consciousness for social action.
(https://www.facebook.com/CESALosAngeles)
– Comida No Bombas:

Comida No Bombas L.A. is a horizontal collective sharing free vegan meals to the people, on bicycles. 
“Solidarity, not charity!”
(https://www.facebook.com/pages/Comida-No-Bombas-Los-Angeles/494669417263015)

-Revolutionary Autonomous Communities:

R.A.C. is a revolutionary federation of community councils and liberated spaces based in occupied communities made up of oppressed people of color. They are a horizontal organization building self-sustainability and creating the structure, strategy, and program for change through direct participatory forms of organizing and a decision-making process based on consensus. 
(http://revolutionaryautonomouscommunities.blogspot.com/)

– Ovarian Psycos:

Ovarian Psycos is an all female bicycle brigade/collective cycling for the purpose of healing our communities physically, emotionally, and spiritually by addressing pertinent issues.
(https://www.facebook.com/ovarian.psycos?ref=tn_tnmn)
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TONIGHT! The Ovarian Psycos present Full Pink Moon Luna Ride! <3

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

For April’s Luna Ride, “Full Pink Moon”, we will be honoring spring and renewal. April’s full moon name “Full Pink Moon” comes from the “appearance of the moss pink or wild ground phlox – one of the first spring flowers”. Come ride with us! Then share how the year has treated you so far and your plans for spring. 

Please also note that the night of April 14-15 there will be a total eclipse of the moon. And then there’s that whole “Blood Moon” thing… So this should be an extra fun ride! Make sure you bring your helmet! And lights! And check your bike!

Meet up at the Florence Blue Line Station in South LA at 7pm and roll out at 7:30pm. End location will be at the MOCA Geffen (Central Ave & First ST). Ride will be around 6/7 miles. 

Meet up: Florence Blue Line Station, 7PM
7225 Graham Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90001

Roll out: 7:30PM

End Location: The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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 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 😉

Tod@s Somos Palestine – Ride & Film.

406805_439330409464180_1516952146_nOvarian Psycos present…
YOUR BLOOD IS OUR BLOOD: TOD@S SOMOS PALESTINA!!
Co-Ed Ride Solidarity Ride & Film Screening of Occupation 101
Sunday – December 23rd
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Join us in STANDING UP by riding in solidarity with our Palestinians kin who are currently resisting occupation and colonization!
—> THIS IS A CO-ED RIDE <—
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Recent violence in Palestine has motivated us to create a ride in solidarity!We will be discussing what we can do here in the U.S. to help the Palestine Israeli conflict. We may not be there in person, but our power as consumers goes a long way.

We will meet up at Central Park in Pasadena on Raymond Ave (near gold line station) and riding to Corazon del Pueblo to watch Occupation 101, an informative film on conflict.

Meet up: 5:00
Discussion begins at: 5:30
Ride out: 6:00pm

Film: 8:00

*Even if you DO NOT ride – you can still join us in watching the film at Corazon Del Pueblo

*The space asks for a $2-$3 donation however no one is turned away for lack of funds

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For the Ridazzz:

– Please bring WORKING bikes
– Make sure you put air in your tires and shit, too!
– LIGHTS! It get’s dark out their y’all – daylight savings ya know?
– We sure as hell don’t want no one dehydrating (even though it’s
prolly gna be pretty cold) so drink water!
– Because it’s gna be really cold – BUNDLE UP! Layerssss!
– Remember, keep an open mind and open heart – if you
don’t….you’ll see!
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