CSW Activist Solidarity Party

Join Astraea on March 13, 2019 as we celebrate the brave and creative activism around the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

Join Astraea Lesbian Foundation to celebrate the brave and creative activism that shapes our world around the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Come to the Astraea office to meet and connect with Astraea grantee partners, allies, and communities.

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, live performances, and dancing! Celebrate CSW week with Astraea.

Performer:

Sahar Romani, Poet (She/Her)

Sahar Romani is a poet and educator. Her work appears in The Offing, Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s Margins, Entropy and elsewhere. She is a recipient of fellowships from Poets House and New York University. Sahar grew up in the Pacific Northwest and currently lives with her partner and cat in Queens, New York.

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For more information, contact Sally Troncoso at stroncoso@astraeafoundation.org or call 212.810.4155.

Giving with Trust: a Brown Bag Lunch & Discussion with Ise Bosch and Justus Eisfeld

Join us in New York City as Ise Bosch and Justus Eisfeld discuss their new book, Giving with Trust, and how the power of money can be transformed into power for the many.

Join us in New York City as Ise Bosch and Justus Eisfeld discuss their new book, Giving with Trust, and how the power of money can be transformed into power for the many. Titled “Turning the power of money into power for the many,” the lecture will deal with questions like: How can we create mutual trust and stand together to shape more humane societies? How can we give in a way that transforms both the recipient and the donor? Do we dare to try something new?

Ise Bosch and Justus Eisfeld will talk about the themes explored in Transformative Philanthropy Giving with Trust, a book in which both, together with co-author Claudia Bollwinkel, reflect on holistic grant making, philanthropic involvement, and impact investments by Dreilinden gGmbH. For more than ten years, Dreilinden has been championing the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, and queer people and strengthening social movements around the world. The book therefore features the voices of partners, grantees, and constituents of the projects backed by Dreilinden. It also discusses privilege, power, trust, and access, and offers a new view on philanthropy and its possibilities for impact.

Giving with Trust: a Brown Bag Lunch & Discussion with Ise Bosch and Justus Eisfeld
March 14th, 2019
12:30-2:00pm
Astraea offices in New York City
Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to steph.klinkenborg@dreilinden.org

Why We Fund: Care and Holistic Security with Mozilla Fellow Maya Richman

In September 2018, Mozilla announced its latest cohort of 25 technologists from 10 countries that would partner with organizations including Astraea to address emerging threats and challenges that prevent the internet from remaining a force for good. On Feb 27th, Astraea’s Mozilla fellow, Maya Richman, will share a bit about her work here at Astraea, and the value of embedding technologists within under-resourced organisations.

 

Astraea is celebrating the one year anniversary of our ‘Why We Fund’ series with a conversation centering on holistic security for organizations and collectives.

We are quite thrilled to have our Mozilla Fellow, Maya Richman, in NYC to share a bit about her work with Astraea, the Mozilla fellowship, and how holistic security intersects with our healing justice work. Maya will be joined by Slammer, another Mozilla Fellow embedded within Consumer Reports, who will share her experience as a security practitioner and fellow. We hope you can join us.

The consistent goal through our Why We Fund series is for Astraea to provide space for engagement around issues, and build a greater understanding of why, where and how Astraea funds this work, and in the specific ways that Astraea always has.

We will have wine and light refreshments, and it will be an opportunity to be in community, as well as in conversation.

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Astraea 2019 New Year’s Celebration

Astraea is opening its offices for a New Year’s Celebration!

Astraea is opening its offices for a New Year’s Celebration! Join us on January 16th at 6PM to enjoy food, drinks, art, and community. Our New Year’s Celebration will uplift brilliant artists who are creating a new world in the new year through their art and resistance.

Global Arts Fund recipients Yaneris Gonzáles Gómez and Kiyan Williams will share their experiences as LGBTQI artists creating meaningful representation and the importance of art as tool for resistance. The night will also feature visual works from Beldan Sezen and Las Nietas de Nonó.

Bring your resolutions for the revolution, RSVP online and join us at our offices on January 16th at 6PM!

For more information, contact Sally Troncoso at stroncoso@astraeafoundation.org or call 212.810.4155.

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Ellen Page and Jason Reitman to hold CASABLANCA live read benefitting Astraea

Join us on December 13, 2018 for a special live reading of Casablanca with Writer/Director Jason Reitman and Academy Award nominated actress Ellen Page! All proceeds will benefit Astraea.

Come away with us to Casablanca as Writer/Director Jason Reitman, in collaboration with Academy Award nominated actress Ellen Page, brings back his acclaimed “Live Read” series with a modern diverse cast of artists reimagining the classic 1940s film. Cast members will include Ellen Page, Kiersey Clemons, Hannah Gadsby, Emily Hampshire, Indya Moore, Kate Moennig and Olivia Wilde.

Enjoy an evening at the iconic Ace Theater in downtown Los Angeles and show up in true Casablanca style with your trench coat and fedora. Cocktails will be served, and nostalgic memorabilia will be available for purchase. Join us there!

Date: December 13, 2018
Time: 8pm PST
Location: Ace Theater, Los Angeles, California

*All proceeds to benefit LGBTQI grassroots activists through Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, which supports the bravest and most radical organizations fighting for change.

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For more information, please contact Astraea’s Develop Officer for Special Events, Sally Troncoso, via stroncoso@astraeafoundation.org or 212-810-4155.

Astraea’s 2018 Fueling the Frontlines Gala

Mark your calendars: Astraea’s signature West Coast event Fueling the Frontlines returns to Los Angeles on Thursday, November 8, 2018!

Mark your calendars: Astraea’s signature West Coast event, the Fueling the Frontlines Awards, returns to Los Angeles on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the NeueHouse Hollywood. Join us as we celebrate and honor activists, artists and philanthropists who are leading the new era of resistance and fueling the movement for LGBTQI justice.

Purchase tickets here!

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Why We Fund: Healing Justice

Astraea is thrilled to have two staff members from grantee partner Audre Lorde Project joining us as part of our Why We Fund event series.

We are thrilled to be in conversation with Tasha Amezcua and Simone Sobers of the Audre Lorde Project! Join us for this luncheon at Astraea’s office in NYC for a conversation with Tasha and Simone about the framework of healing justice and its practice within political strategies and movements that intervene on inter-generational trauma and state and institutional violence. Tasha and Simone will share how the Audre Lorde Project centers healing justice within their political strategies, and inside their local campaigns for community-led and determined safety and healing.

Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP, please email zlord@astraeafoundation.org

Why We Fund: Intersex Activism

Astraea is thrilled to have our grantee partner, Pidgeon, joining us from Chicago as part of our Why We Fund event series

Astraea is thrilled to have our grantee partner, Pidgeon, joining us from Chicago sharing their incredible work. Pidgeon is an American activist, writer, artist, and consultant who has presented across the nation and internationally. They are an advocate for intersex human rights and against nonconsensual intersex medical interventions.

Thanks to Flatiron Hotel for their generous support of this Why We Fund event. We’re happy to partner with them!

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Thanks to everyone who attended the event! We were grateful to have everyone in the room.

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Queer Feminist Leadership from Margins to Center: A Conversation With Kohl, Lebanon and DIVA for Equality, Fiji

In this month’s Why We Fund event, activists from regions thousands of miles apart will discuss the current political climate in their regions and globally, their hopes for the future, and what solidarity looks like both in their local contexts and across issues and borders.

UPDATE: Due to today’s snowstorm in NYC, we will be canceling today’s Why we Fund event.

We apologize for any inconvenience our same-day cancellation may cause. Please stay tuned as we keep you posted on how and when the event will be rescheduled.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact our Development Officer of Special Events, Sally Troncoso, at stroncoso@astraeafoundation.org.

Stay warm!

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Please join us March 21st, 2017 from 5:30-7pm for Queer Feminist Leadership from Margins to Center: A Conversation With Kohl, Lebanon and DIVA for Equality, Fiji, part of our series of “Why We Fund” salons about who, where and why we fund.

At this month’s event, activists from regions thousands of miles apart will discuss the current political climate in their regions and globally, their hopes for the future, and what solidarity looks like both in their local contexts and across issues and borders.

Location:
Astraea offices
116 East 16th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003

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Astraea’s 40th Celebration: Seattle

Join Astraea in Seattle as we take our 40th-Anniversary celebration on the Road!

Join Astraea in Seattle as we take our 40th-Anniversary celebration on the Road!

On Tuesday, February 27th, 2018, from 6:00-9:00 PM, The Astraea Foundation for Justice will be celebrating 40 years of support for LGBTQI movements for justice worldwide with an intimate cocktail party in Seattle’s Washington Hall.

The evening will feature Astraea grantee partners from the Greater Seattle Area and Astraea Executive Director, J. Bob Alotta. Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will also be served.

Astraea has a very strong base of support and presence in Seattle including our board member, Bookda Gheisar and our host committee who have worked very hard to support our events for the last two years: Mijo Lee, Hye-Kyung Kang, Rosa Peralta, Katrin Wilde, Emma Moreno, Cynthia Renfro, Radha Friedman, Naomi Ishisaka, Tracy Flynn

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For additional event details or to make a gift in support of Astraea in Seattle, contact:
Sally Troncoso
Development Officer for Special Events
Stroncoso@astraeafoundation.org
212.810.4155

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Thanks to everyone who attended the event! We were grateful to have everyone in the room.

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