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!

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!!!!!

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: 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 Present: April Luna Ride – Womyns Self Defense Ride!

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Ovarian Psycos Present
Our April Full Moon Ride
Dedicated to Womyn’s Self Defense and Denim Day!
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This THURSDAY April 25th, Join Las Ovarian Psycos as we ride under the full moons light in dedication to Womyns Self Defense and Denim Day LA! There is no excuse and never an invitation to rape! We feel as womyn we need to make sure we are always prepared to defend ourselves from any person, predator, rapist, boyfriend etc. That is why we’re bringing to you this very special Luna Ride!

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We will be meeting up at 1st and Mednik at Belvedere Park in Boyle Heights! Address is 4801 E 1st St. LA 90022 and riding to Corazon Del Pueblo!

There we will have a self defense workshop by some of our Ova Sisters and familia who teaches the Self Defense Classes at Corazon Del Pueblo!

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Meeting Up: 6:30
Riding Out: 7:00

Open to ALL Womyn and Womyn Identified ONLY!

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*** Click here to read on the history of Denim Day ***