Women's Building Block Party in Chelsea, NYC

location_onChelsea, New York, New York
Today, from 12-6 pm, The Women’s Building is holding their third annual community block party at West 20th Street and 10th Avenue in Chelsea. This annual event brings together local residents, fellow organizations, activists, business leaders, and community members. This event will celebrate girls and women everywhere, while showcasing the effort to transform Bayview Correctional Facility into The Women’s Building.

The festival starts at 10th Ave and 20th Street in Chelsea

A number of women's organizations are here, including Turning Point tpny.org

Sadie Nashville Leadership Project

Chi-Chi's Kitchen Catering had warm stew for sale

American Indian Law Alliance

Just Soul Catering is very popular

Live mural painting taking place by the picnic tables

There's a photo booth

Grab a paint brush and contribute to the canvas

Community painting of a shared mural

#SayHerName project puts names and faces to black women killed by police

City College of New York is promoting moving beyond identity with a gendered platform for scholar activists
What does transformation mean to you? This quilt of words from incarcerated women tells their stories.

Introducing an ice breaking demonstration from Karate Do Kenwakan.

Ice breaking by a sempai from local dojo Karate Do Ken Wa Kan

Local dojo Karate Do Ken Wa Kan

Girls for Gender Equity ggenyc.org

Vision not Victim

"I want my sound to be heard through the world."

Africans Rising www.africans-rising.org

Empower Laces have words printed on them. Shop at: empowerlaces.com

Spoken word poetry. Chelsea brought me to tears with her piece on names.

Interactive art wall, make a stamp and share your vision of what the Women's Building can be.

Womensbuilding.nyc #WomensBldg

Kayrock Screenprinting is making Women's Building totebags


The global community of the Women's March

Equality Now equalitynow.org

Girl Vow is a non-profit that offers mentoring, advocacy, prison outreach. Girlvow.org
Clothes and bags for sale from Nomi Network who provide economic opportunities for survivors and women at risk of human trafficking. Buyherbagnotherbody.com Nominetwork.org

Women's Press Collective

New York City Anti-Violence Project Avp.org

Face painting