Come celebrate INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY with Raha!

Raha Iranian Feminist Collective invites all of us to celebrate International Women’s Day with them: 

We mark this date in order to reflect on the struggles of the past year, to celebrate our successes, and to discuss our collective hopes and future. 
The theme this year is Sanctioning Iran: a Feminist Response. As ever more punishing rounds of sanctions are imposed on Iran, we ask how patriarchy and foreign intervention intersect and impact the lives of Iranian women. Come find out why feminist politics are crucial for understanding and opposing these sanctions and what can we do here. 

Sanctioning Iran: a Feminist Response will present first hand accounts of life under U.S.-imposed sanctions in Iran and Iraq, and offer a historical look at feminist struggles against U.S. militarism that took place in the 1980s. 

Plus solidarity greetings from organizations and activists whose amazing work towards gender and sexuality justice we are proud to honor! Stick around afterwards to celebrate more than a century of the fight for women’s liberation with a DJ-ed dance party! 

Speakers include: 

    • Silvia Federici is a feminist activist, teacher, and author, most recently of Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle. In 1972, she was a co-founder of the International Feminist Collective, the organization that launched the Wages For Housework campaign. 
    • Zeinab Saleh is an anthropologist, teacher and political essayist whose work appears in venues such as Her research focuses on community formations among the Iraqi diaspora in the UK in the aftermath of the 2003 Iraq invasion. Zeinab lived in Iraq under the US-UN sanctions regime.
    • Samira is a member of Havaar: Iranian Initiative Against War, Sanctions and State Repression and a leading organizer of a new anti-sanctions campaign.
    • Catherine Sameh is a member of Raha Iranian Feminist Collective and the Associate Director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women.
Following the program we will continue the celebration Raha-style, with food, drink, dancing, and of course, cake! We look forward to seeing you there!

Event Details
Date: Friday, March 8, 2013
Time: 6:30PM 
Location: The Commons*, 388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 
$5-$20 sliding scale 
*The Commons is wheelchair accessible. 

Childcare kindly provided by Regeneración! – space is limited. To secure a childcare spot, please RSVP by March 1 to as we will not be able to accommodate day-of requests. 

By train
A, C and G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn
F to Bergen Street
B, M, Q, R, 2, 3, 4 and 5 to Atlantic-Pacific
LIRR to Flatbush Avenue
By bus
B63 and B65

Celebrate Seven Years With Us!

Dear Children, Families, and Childcare Volunteers!

Regeneración Childcare NYC will celebrate our 7th Birthday on Saturday, February 2nd and we invite all children and childcare volunteers to join us at the American Museum of Natural History from 11am to 4pm!

Regeneración's 7th Birthday Party
: All children who work with us (and other invited guests!), the Regeneración crew, and any caretakers/parents/friends who want to join us.
WHEN: Saturday, February 2nd from 11a to 4p --> meet us at 11am under the 
dinosaur skeletons in the lobby and pick back up there at 4pm!
WHERE: American Museum of Natural History (79th Street and Central Park West, take the B,C to 81st or 1 to 79th).
  • Children get dropped off by caretakers/parents at 11am under the dinosaur skeletons in the lobby
  • Caretakers/parents head off to do whatever they want to do that day (or stick around with us)
  • Children and Regeneración crew explore the museum
  • Regeneración crew prepares and provides lunch in the special museum cafeteria for school groups
  • Everyone cuts some cake and sings happy birthday back in the lobby before the children rejoin their caretakers/parents at 4p!

To continue building relationships and community amongst all of us (ages 0 to 120 yrs) envisioning the most wonderful world possible for all!

If you need more information or your child will need a morning pick-up, please contact Lauren or Seema at childcarenyc-at-gmail-dot-com.

We hope to see you there!

Everlasting Love & Gratitude

The Intergalactic Conspiracy of Childcare Collectives around our Magic Tree!

With the summer sun gone for a little while, we are glad to have the warmth of our communities to sustain us! All of us at Regeneración wish to thank the many wonderful folks that got us to the 2012 Allied Media Conference this past June:

Ujju Aggarwal                  Dohra Ahmad                     Rachel Aimee
Maura Amy                      Stephanie Arcella                Lydia Arellano
Jacoby Ballard                  Dan Behrend                       Tara Behrend
Mildred Beltre                  Theresa Bernards               Carwil Bjork-James
Sophie Bjork-James           Debbie Brooks                    Doug & Claudia Bruha
Bill Cashmav                     Namita Chad                      Josh Cine
Barrie Cline                       Corinna & Maxwell           Maggie Corser
Erika Croxton                   Trishala Deb                      Tadashi Dozono
Oasa DuVerney                 Monica Enriquez               Yasmine Farhang
Silvia Federici                    Sonia Gaind-Krishnan       William Gerrard
Rebecca Giordano             Sara Giordano                   Priscilla Gonzalez
Danna Halff                      Krista Hanson                    Ashwini Hardikar
Susanna Hernandez          Andrew Hinderocker         Jessica Hoffman
Kayhan Irani                     Gaurav Jashnani                 Jodi
Jon & Pat                           Andrew Kadi                     Gordon Karchmer
Mike & Leda Karchmer     Natalie Karchmer               Nazia Kazi
Jenny Kinder                     Jen Kline                             Yasmin Kudrolli
Katie Kuhl                         Andre Lancaster                 Laurel
Robert Libal                      Audrea Lim                        Caroline Loomis
Renate Lunn                      RJ Maccani                          Aleyamma Mathew
Sarah McDermott              Kelly McGowan                  Mike Medow
Venezia Michalsen             Mia Mingus                        Saara Nafici
Tej Nagaraja             Suchithra & Ananth Nancherla   Sunil & Madhavi Nancherla
Deesha Narichania            Rachel Parsons                   Prachi Patankar
Sarah Paule                       Matias Pelenur                    Brent Perdue
Suzanne Persard                Uma Rao                            Audacia Ray
Jessie Reilly                       Alexandra Reitzes              Jessica Rodriguez
Terry Rodriguez               Anya Rous                          Laura Rubin
Sakura Saunders                Mary K Selby                     Gena Selby
Nayantara Sen                   Shadi & Mitra                    Svati Shah
Marie Simmons                  Jessie Singer                      Laura Snider
Ben Spatz                           Stephen Switzer                Emily Thenhaus
Anna Thomas                    Arif Ullah                          Alejandro Varela
Linta Varghese & Anandaroop Roy                             Manisha Vaze
Laura Waldman                 Clara Waloff                      Esther Wang
Chris & Minerva Warwin                                            Danielle Watson
Shalva Wise                       Fatma Zahra                       Liz Zanis
Anonymous                      Anonymous                        Anonymous

Thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise over $4000 to get 6 Regeneración members to Detroit to help facilitate the Kids Transform the World practice space and meet with other childcare collectives from around the country!

Your amazing donations enabled many fantastic activities and workshops, like our trip to Earthworks Urban Farm in Detroit, a scavenger hunt around the Wayne State University campus that took us through Detroit's histories of resistance, the first ever Network Gathering of the Intergalactic Conspiracy of Childcare Collectives and more! To read more about the going-ons during the entire 2012 Allied Media Conference, please visit!

With winter already here, we are busy with local organizing...and it's actually time to start planning for next year's AMC (which we hope some of you might be thinking about attending)! Stay tuned to hear more!

With everlasting love and gratitude,
Regeneración NYC

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