Virtual Class Zoom Room
Give yourself some TLC with Active Recovery today with coach Chris Fox at 10am!
CFSBK would like to thank and acknowledge longtime CFSBKer (2011) Rickke M for all his support, guidance and friendship in helping CFSBK with our language, resources and guidance on making our gym more inclusive and helping to amplify voices in the LGBTQ movement. Our statement of inclusion & Anti-Oppression, Stonewall fundraising, resources and upcoming changes to our memberships to make them more equitable are all directly tied to Rickke’s guidance and we are are so grateful for his continued support of CFSBK. David often says Rickke is the gyms official “spiritual and social advisor”. Many of you also got to learn a little more from Rickke yesterday after our “Stonewall” workout regarding inclusion of trans and POC communities in the LGBTQ movement. For the last two decades Rickke has worked in the social justice space as a community organizer for a variety of organizations such as the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, FIERCE and Borealis Philanthropy
To learn more about Rickke’s social justice work, check out the recent interview he did for the for the Tretter Transgender Oral History Project
Thank you, Rickke!!!
Queer Liberation March Today
In the spirit of Stonewall as a protest against police brutality, CFSBK is encouraging members to support the Queer Liberation March for Black Lives on today leaving Foley Square at 1pm.
Cyclists: If you’d like to bike from the gym to Foley square, we’ll meet up at the gym and bike over at 12:15pm. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before 12:15. If this changes due to weather we will post an update here by 11am.
Public Transit: Non Cyclists will meet at city hall park at 12:45 near the base of Brooklyn Bridge.
You can DM us on Instagram or text David (phone # in comments)
The event will also be livestreamed for those unable to join in person.
Today’s Reading List
Queer Pride is Going Back to its Protest Roots
Janet Mock talking about the importance of Stonewall centering trans women of color
David Osorio says
Text is preferred!
NANCY GOLDSTEIN says
Wishing all of my Community Fitness South Brooklyn fam a very Happy Pride from Andalusia. When I was box shopping, I was drawn to check out CFSBK precisely because of its statement of inclusion & Anti-Oppression, and I have found CFSBK to be good to its word. I’ve enjoyed some great coaching and comradery, and appreciate CFSBK striving towards equality and inclusiveness with all of the good will, self searching, and imperfection that venture entails. Wishing I was there to march with you all in support of Queer Liberation and Black Lives. Stay safe and stay well.
David Osorio says
The foxes will be cycling in. Meet at the gym at 1215 if you want to ride with them
Samir Chopra says
Yeah Rickke! Much love to all of you at CFSBK today.
Thanks David, coaches, and members who have really committed to making CFSBK the best it can be over the years. I’m proud to be a member of a gym that recognizes there’s always more work to be done to be truly inclusive and that we’re on our path creating a community that is united against racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia and all forms of oppression. Being one of the first gyms to step away from the Crossfit brand speaks volumes. I’m excited about the possibilities to create something even better together.
In the spirit of Stonewall, I appreciate that CFSBK has supported Black-led trans organizations the past few years through our Pride workouts and I know we will for the years to come until it’s hopefully no longer necessary because we all have the same access to safety and opportunity. This moment has moved so many of us to take action for radical change. It’s been powerful to see the groundswell of people recognizing that change will require sustained actions including and beyond protests. As Marsha P. Johnson said (when few would listen to her), “History isn’t something you look back at and say it was inevitable, it happens because people make decisions that are sometimes very impulsive and of the moment, but those moments are cumulative realities.”
Much love to all of you. Looking forward to when we can all safely sweat and smile together again in person.