Coming Out Muslim: Radical Acts of Love – October 20 – 22 @ 8pm

Dear NYCoRE community,

Out of the conversations and explorations of the Spring Interrupting Islamophobia NYCoRE ItAG a project entitled Coming Out Muslim sprang up…  and we are excited to share it’s second iteration:

Coming Out Muslim: Radical Acts of Love

the voices, stories, and experiences of the intersection between queerness and Islam

the evening will be anchored by work that my colleague Terna and I have been working on in an effort to make a visible public space for lives we love.

Where: WOW, Cafe Theater @ 59 E 4th St btw 2nd Ave & Bowery

When: Thursday – Saturday, October 20 – 22 @ 8pm


Tickets are sliding scale and you can get them in advance here (the space only holds 50 spots each night) or here:


Wazina & Terna


PS: check out Wazina talkin’ about Coming Out Muslim at

To hear a little by Wazina, please also check out:

(at the 30th minute or so)


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Wednesday Oct. 5th – Occupy Wall Street with NYCoRE!

NYCoRE Members, Allies and Friends

NYCoRE believes that Occupy Wall Street is a profoundly important form of social action that is deeply connected to the struggle against the racial and economic oppression of poor, working, people and people of color. NYCoRE, as Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers, said in a statement, “…is fed up with the corporate greed, corruption and arrogance that have inflicted pain on far too many for far too long.”

There is a large contingent of labor groups, unions and community organizations planning to rally on Wall Street this Wednesday

We need NYCoRE members and  allied groups to represent as a left contingent of the education movement! 

We will be marching under the Teachers Unite, NYCoRE and Fight Back Friday banners.

If you would like to march with us, here’s the 411:
Meeting Place: Tweed Courthouse, 52 Chambers Street
Time & Date: 4:30pm, Wednesday, October 5th
Contact: Ariana, NYCoRE:

For info on the education contingent check out the Teachers Unite post:

For information on the the Community/Labor March check out:


NOTE — please email Ariana your name and cell phone number so that she can know you’re coming and so that she can be in touch as the date approaches!
Once we convene, we’ll march down to Zuccotti Park. Please wear a NYCoRE t-shirt, if you have one. We want to make our presence felt!

Lastly, please bring a buddy who has your contact info and/or let someone who isn’t coming know where you’ll be. Given Saturday’s arrests on the Brooklyn Bridge, we want to be sure that we’re all accounted for and that people are looking out for us!


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Join October 2 Grade-In For Public Education (sponsored by Teachers Unite)

Public Schools and Universities Work Because We Do!

Join the October 2 Grade-In For Public Education

Dear NYCoRE Members and activists in the struggle for educational and social justice,

The attack on public education affects all of us, and in a city where the overwhelming majority of our students are poor/working class and of-color the effects are devastating. We must all stand together.

If you’ve got some papers to grade and/or lesson planning consider joining NYCoRE at our ally, Teachers Unite-sponsored, Grade-In for Public Education. The information is below.

Also, look out for more information from NYCoRE on the Oct 4th Rally in support of our DC 37 colleagues and the Oct 5th March on Wall Street.

In Solidarity,

NYCoRE Core Members


Education cuts to K-12 public schools and public Universities hurt students by decreasing resources and decreasing the amount of time teachers, graduate teaching fellows, and full time and part time

faculty can dedicate to their students due to an increased workload. To draw attention to the cuts to public education, educators will grade papers to make visible the work of teaching and call for increased public funding to make sure that students receive a quality education.

What: Educators will lesson plan and grade papers and exams.
Bring your work and a folding chair (optional).

Who: K-12 Teachers, Graduate Teaching Fellows, Full Time and Part Time Faculty

When: Sunday, October 2, noon-3pm
*rain date TBA* RSVP on Facebook for updates

Where: Liberty Plaza/Zuccotti Park, Manhattan
northwest side of the plaza near the #OccupyWallSt poster/art display
Cross streets: Trinity Place and Liberty St.
Trains: 4/5 (Wall St), R (Rector St.)

sponsored by Teachers Unite

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