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. 

Ovarian Psycos Present: A Toda Madre May Luna Ride! TOMORROW!

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Join the Ovarian Psycos for our monthly Luna Ride on Wednesday May 14! This ride is dedicated to Dia De Las Madres for all the mamasitas, abuelitas, nanas, tias, primas, hermanas..We will be ending at Corazon Del Pueblo for their monthly open mic Flowers of Fire!

*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 u can)
-water
-money

We will be meeting up at the Highland Park Gold Line Station(in Highland Park)

Meet up time: 6:30
Roll out: 7:00

Ending at Corazon Del Pueblo for the open mic of Flowers of Fire dedicated to El Dia De Las Madres. Come share your stories of motherhood with the community. Hosted by Annette, Iris, and Maryann of the Ovarian Psycos!

Corazon Del Pueblo: 2003 E 1st Street Los Angles CA, 90033

This ride is gonna be a toda MADRE dont miss it!

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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Bike-In Movie Night – Screening “Wadjda”

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Ovarian Psycos Present:
A BIKE-IN MOVIE NIGHT
Screening: WADJDA! 

Next Wednesday 4/23 at
“La Concha” aka Centro de Comunicación Comunitaria
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Come and join Las Ovarian Psyco-Cycles for a space fundraiser and watch the film “Wadjda”. Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun-loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, a neighborhood boy she shouldn’t be playing with, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so that she can beat Abdullah in a race. But Wadjda’s mother won’t allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue. So Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself.

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– When: 4/23/14

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

– Doors Open: 7:00

– Movie Begins: 7:30

– $5 entrance – Gets you popcorn and a drink!
(No one turned away for lack of funds)

*** DON’T FORGET TO RIDE YOUR BIKE! We will be having complementary Bike Valet***

*** If you do not ride a bike, take the metro! PICO/ALISO Station ***

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*

Ovarian Psycos Present: March Full Moon Ride & Circle with Mujeres De Maiz!

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Ovarian Psycos Present: 
Full Moon Ride & Circle in collaboration with Mujeres de Maiz!
Monday, March 17, 2014! 

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Join Las Ovarian Psyco-Cycles for our monthly Luna Ride Monday, March 17th for Womyn’s Herstory Month! In collaboration with Mujeres De Maiz and their Annual Womyn’s Herstory Month activities! 

We will be meeting up at Hollenbeck Park in Boyle Heights and also ENDING at Hollenbeck Park! Self-identified wombyn/womyn/women and grrrls/girls and Queer/Trans, Gender non-conforming individuals are invited to gather to honor ourselves, our community and madre tierra through a blend of northern and southern pan-xicana indigena traditions. This groups is SiStar facilitated meaning it is run by various core wombyn in the circle with blessings and teachings from our elders. This month local tias and veteranas will guide the circle. It is a learning space and a place to learn, share and gain introductory access to our traditional ways of knowledge.
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Meet Up Time: 6:00
Meet Up Spot: Hollenbeck park 
Address: 415 South Saint Louis St., Boyle Heights 90033

Ride Out Time: 6:30
Destination: Hollenbeck Park to join MDM for the Full Moon Circle

Circle Begins at 8:00pm!

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***PLEASE BRING offerings (flowers, candles, etc.). and any instruments (drum, rattles, etc). Also, if you’d like please bring something small to hold water in so you can take some of the water that we use during ceremony for yourself, garden or altar. Skirts and/or rebozos, wraps are encouraged but not required.***

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To see the Mujeres De Maiz Full 2014 Calendar of events click HERE! 

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!!!!!

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 😉

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!