FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE! BODY AUTONOMY RIDE JUNE 9th!
PRESS ADVISORY: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Body Autonomy / Liberation Ride
in Solidarity with Clinic Defense and World Naked Bike Ride
 “Body autonomy means hands off our bodies,” declare activists. “Exercise your rights! Love your body, ride your bike!”
Contacts:
Benjamin Shepard – 917 586 7952
What: A two part clothing-optional bike ride calling for the state, police, and the Church to keep their hands off our bodies. 
Saturday June 9th, 2012 
Part One Starts: 8:15 AM
Where: 43rd Street & 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn
Body autonomy ride joins the Brooklyn Pro-Choice Network, the Rude Mechanical Orchestra and the Church Ladies for Choice at a prayer vigil of Bishop DiMarzio and the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants (“HOGPI”) to let them know: “YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE”
Part Two Starts: Gathering 5:30 PM
Where: Grand Ferry Park on the Brooklyn Waterfront. Ride departs at 6:30 PM
New York, NY (June 9th, 2012)Saturday, June 9th, Time’s Up!, a direct action environmental group,will call attention to the need for free autonomous bodies, safe from interference from the state, cars, police or the moralists.
“From mandatory transvaginal ultrasounds to stop and frisk policing to the hyper restrictions on our right to gather together in public space, our bodies have been under assault,” declares Times Up! volunteer Ellen Levin.  “Fight back and have some fun with body autonomy.”
“Clinic defense in the morning and support for the World Naked Bike ride in the afternoon, June 9th will be a day to celebrate liberation of our bodies and minds,” notes Times Up! volunteer Benjamin Shepard.

A joyous and liberating protest aimed at reducing the dangers posed to our world and our bodies by automobiles and oil dependence! The ride takes place in solidarity with the World Naked Bike Ride, in its 10th year internationally, with rides happening across the Northern Hemisphere on this date.  While the ride is clothing optional, many will be clothed yet still ready to celebrate body autonomy in any way they see fit.  Feel free to come as dressed or bare as you dare. Creative costuming is also highly encouraged. Body painting and bike decoration will start at 5:30 PM, with the ride departing no later than 6:30pm. Activists will provide a know your rights training and teach-inn on consent.  Be sure to bring lights, bells, a sense of humor , a positive attitude, and respect for all riders. 
The ride is endorsed by the OWS Bike Coalition.
“The cops ripped off my clothes, that’s why I’m riding naked,” declares Cara of the OWS bike coalition, who will join the ride. 
“I can’t afford clothes,” notes Audrey Hephburn of the OWS Bike Coalition.  “We’ve got nothing to hide.  Come and stop and frisk us.” 
The body autonomy ride is established to critique the over policing of public space and the social imagination.  Riders are encouraged to participate in the June 17th March to End Stop and Frisk action as well as the drag march on June 22.

Reclaim your body! Reclaim your streets! Reclaim your planet! Ride your bike!  The Body Autonomy Ride is a safer space for all bodies to ride free of harassment or pollutants in the physical or mental environment. To participate each rider is asked to respect that the liberation of bodies requires freedom, autonomy, and justice for all. This begins with joy and commitment to self determination for all. 

For more on Times Up’s Safer Spaces Policy, see:
http://times-up.org/index.php?page=safer-spaces-policy

For scenes from Previous Rides:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlJKt8Etu64
TIMES UP! is a non-profit environmental group that has been using educational outreach and direct action for the last 25 years to promote a more sustainable, less toxic city. 
#BodyAutonomy #WNBR #BikeNYC JUNE 9thSTAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS, JOIN IN ORGANIZING EFFORTS

#BodyAutonomy #WNBR #BikeNYC JUNE 9th

STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS, JOIN IN ORGANIZING EFFORTS

nippletape:

RAD nipple taped girl at #WNBR

nippletape:

RAD nipple taped girl at #WNBR

allnudist:

Nudists: Love Thyself First  Body image, self-esteem, self-loathing - what it it GOOD for?  Absolutely nothing! (article & link)

allnudist:

Nudists: Love Thyself First  Body image, self-esteem, self-loathing - what it it GOOD for?  Absolutely nothing! (article & link)

#BodyAutonomy Ride #BikeNYC #WNBR #WNBRNYC JUNE 9th! Call for organizers!

Hey you radical bodies!


NAKED BIKE RIDE JUNE 9th!


Though we have had a lack of consensus among organizers over when WNBR NYC 2012 should happen, volunteers have called for a “Body Autonomy” bike ride in solidarity with WNBR on June 9th. This has been put on the Time’s Up! calendar online and in print with the minimal
following information:


BODY AUTONOMY RIDE - Saturday June 9th Time and location TBD We will reclaim our bodies and our public spaces in this amazing dance ride. Expect body painting, bands, an after party and good times!!!

http://times-up.org/calendar/detail.php?calendarid=3708

Anyone in the NYC area is interested in participating/organizing for a WNBR-style ride on June 9th, please let us know ASAP (wnbrnyc [at] gmail [dot] com) so we can make some great decisions about how we can have the most fun on a group ride while protest against all dangers to our bodies.

More info on WNBR & WNBR NYC can be found here: http://www.worldnakedbikeride.org/ & here:http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=New_York_City&oldid=23284

Please note that the phrase “Body Autonomy” has been chosen to give this ride for explicitly feminist approach, and we are especially looking for more organizers with strong feminist backgrounds. BECAUSE OTHERWISE WHAT IS THE POINT? LET’S STOP PERPETUATING TOXIC SOCIAL ENVIRONMENTS THAT POISON ALL OUR BEAUTIFUL MINDS & BODIES. Sexist/sizist/body-shaming/homophobic/violent etc behavior will not be tolerated. Find a great definition of Body Autonomy here:

http://fromthemindoftinapj.wordpress.com/tag/body-autonomy/
The Body Autonomy Ride is a safer space for all bodies to ride free of harassment or pollutants in the physical or mental environment. To participate each rider is asked to respect that the liberation of bodies requires freedom, autonomy, and justice for all. This begins with joy and commitment to self determination for all riders.

For more on Times Up’s Safer Spaces Policy, see:
http://www.facebook.com/l/WAQFAxGdgAQFS7SeFE0ZEagEjHczO8B3zglnpG1cX2tkQDg/times-up.org/index.php?page=safer-spaces-policy

For scenes from Previous Rides:
http://www.facebook.com/l/_AQFlrEWmAQGOGmI1ar13AhPjHmQ8LvqjpcRUkqNJ-9booQ/www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlJKt8Etu64
We hope this answers the question of “What is up with the naked ride???”

Now help make it! Call and host a meeting! Find concensus on intentions; plot routes and contingency plans; create & distribute outreach materials; plan outfits for the day; write slogans; fix up your bike; get paint and body decor; ect! MOST IMPORTANT SPREAD THE WORD & STAY TUNED.
Ride Safe, Ride Free,
RESPECT BODY AUTONOMY!
LEGIT! #BikeNYC #WNBRNYC #Naked #J9 #Occupy #BikeSwarm #OWS

LEGIT! #BikeNYC #WNBRNYC #Naked #J9 #Occupy #BikeSwarm #OWS

NYPD NEEDS TO LEARN HOW TO SAFELY STOP A CYCLIST W/O ENDANGERING MANY. WHY CAN’T COPS RIDE BIKES???

bitchcakesny:

I took off my skirt and ride like this in Manhattan.. Seriously.

bitchcakesny:

I took off my skirt and ride like this in Manhattan.. Seriously.