Wednesday, June 2
Digital book launch: Dresden que(e)r through the century. History and Stories from 1900 to 2020″.
Speaker: Karin Franke und Andrea Siegert, *sowieso* Frauen für Frauen e.V.
In this online event Karin Franke and Andrea Siegert present their book ‘Dresden que(e)r durch das Jahrhundert’, published together with *sowieso* Frauen für Frauen e.V. It is a brilliant ride through the Dresden history of LGBTI* from 1900 – 2020. This reader is the first of its kind for the Dresden area. It is beautifully illustrated and offers a unique journey through time with unknown documents, surprising insights and new perspectives on the seemingly well-known. Personalities such as Margarethe Junge, Rudolf Klimmer, Gret Palucca, Ludwig Renn, Sascha Schneider and Marianne Zwingenberger are portrayed. The editors span an arc from the beginning of the 20th century, the 1920s, through the Nazi era and the GDR, the period of the Peaceful Revolution, the turn of the millennium, and into the present. The contributions from guest authors and associations make queer history in and around Dresden come to life. In addition to researchers such as Christiane Leidinger, Ingeborg Boxhammer and Dino Heicker, many current activists have their say and show how diverse and lively queer Dresden and Saxony is.
Thursday, June 3
Lecture: Militant Suffragettes
Speaker: Jana Günther
Speaker: Kimey Pflücke
Friday, June 4
Speaker: Jana Tafankaji
We see penises painted on all the walls all the time and already know how to doodle them on the table as toddlers. But what do vulvas look like? Many don’t even know this word- maybe you are more familiar with the words Möse or Muschi? We will look at how the vulva is built and how they differ from each other. We work with drawings. We will also discuss images of beauty and how they are created by watching film clips.
What do you need? We will meet online. It would be great if you have something to make to create a model. For example, plasticine, paper and glue. But it is not a must!
I am looking forward to you and our conversations!
Registration under: anmeldung[ät]iz-dresden.org
Speaker: Rupali Bansode
Language: english, german translation
People and groups facing marginalisation learn from each other’s exploitation and resistance. Such is one group in India called Dalit Feminists who emerged to fight against caste based exploitation based on gender. In this session, I shall be discussing what Dalit Feminism is and its importance in the Indian and South Asian context. I will also discuss why solidarities and allyships are important to fight against caste exploitation and how could we imagine and build these solidarities and allyships.
Lecture: A conversation about decolonial feminism with decolonial feminists in Dresden from “Latin America”.
Speaker: Feminista antirracista de Abya Yala: A self-organized collectivity in Saxony.
We would like to bring together the FLINTA* community of migrants from the global south. Our themes will be from a decolonial and communitarian feminist perspective from Abya Yala. Decolonial feminism elaborates a genealogy of thought which has been produced by feminists, women, lesbians and racialized people in general. It is in dialogue with knowledge generated by intellectuals and activists who do not take a Eurocentric view.
Beyond the need for international perspectives, we want to bring what we call respect for pluriversalisms. This is a discussion that goes beyond the concepts of nations in favor of the unfolding of diversity. In this, the struggle against patriarchy goes hand in hand with the dismantling of the “matrix of domination” (Hill Collins), the “modern-colonial gender system” (María Lugones) and the “coloniality of power” (Aníbal Quijano). We need to establish dialogues between Western and non-Western feminisms to reflect the evolution of Western feminisms. Their emancipatory limits are congruent with those of the modern project. Western feminisms have reproduced some features of patriarchy that have been globally reinforced by modernity, namely its colonial, classist, racist, and epistemic character.
Moderation: Katya Meyer
Language: spanish, german translation
Saturday, June 5
Speaker: Jineolojî committee germany
In this input presentation we want to give an insight into the genesis of patriarchy based on the Jineolojî – Science of Women and Society, and then as a perspective we will take a closer look at the concepts of the Kurdish women’s liberation movement “killing the man” (Kuştina Zilam) and “free coexistence” (Havjiyana Azad).
Workshop: Mental self-defense
Speaker: AG Mental Self Defense,
people from the AG Mental Self-Defense
Registration at: papagaya-libre[ät]riseup.net
We have a lot to critize about the today’s world. Unequal power relations. Patriarchal violence. Racism and white supremacy. Capitalist exploitation. The binary gender system and heteronorms. But what would it be like if things were different? How can we begin to imagine and develop utopias? How do processes of transformation and change function? What role does the body, the inner self, the community and the structures in which we move play?
After we share our own interpretation of these questions in a performace, we want to continue working on them together with you and enter into a creative process. With methods from theatre and writing exercises we want to approach our utopias and explore what it takes to initiate processes of transformation. At the end of the workshop we will work on mini-performances that we present to each other. We look forward to engage with you!
Duration approx. 3,5 hours.
Registration at: anmeldung[ät]iz-dresden.org
Workshop: Re_rule! Finally confronting everyday sexism in an appropriately low-level way. An online self-empowerment workshop
Speaker: Educat e.V.
No more registration possible – places full!
Speaker: FAU Leipzig
Women are opressed in multiple ways: in work environments, by roles assigned in families and relationships, as well as by systematic discrimination based on ethnicity and origin. So why does a woman need a union?
A look back at the recent history of women in self-organized unions, and a practical look ahead.
Reading: We know what we want – Women’s Revolution in Northern and Eastern Syria. Resistance and lived utopias II
Speaker: collective of editors
The last few days we have been engaged in feminist struggles of yesterday and today. We came together to make anti-racist, anti-colonial, anti-capitalist, ecological struggles and struggles for self-determination and freedom visible locally and globally. For the final panel we want to dare a feminist internationalist outlook into the future.
We say Patriarciao ! Smash fascism and capitalism ! Ya Basta ! Jin Jiyan Azadi ! for an internationalist feminism of the future !
For this we will talk with Koschka Linkerhand, Ceni Kurdish Women’s Office for Peace and Tarek Shukrallah about the feminist movement of the future. Based on their approaches and perspectives we want to discuss together how a radical feminist society can be built. How do we want to make the future possible without patriarchy, to be able to live in relationships of solidarity, in a free society, in a just world for all? Let’s find out together what this means for our struggles today and for the everyday life of tomorrow.
Sunday, June 6
Radio play and talk: “Put your knitting away, Kaschiebe, you’re embarrassing us!” – An adaptation of the radio play “Die Weiberbrigade” by Inge Müller
Speaker: Radio Play by Justina Fink / Hannah Maneck / Hannah Ruoff
The production was supported by the Student Council Social Work.Media.Culture of the University of Applied Sciences Merseburg, the StuRa of the University of Leipzig and the Student Councils German Studies, Theater, Political Science and Cultural Studies of the University of Leipzig.
We thank henschel SCHAUSPIEL Theaterverlag Berlin for the play rights.
Excerpts from the following songs can be heard in the radio play:
“Nadezhda” by Anna German
“A za Oknom to Dozhd to Sneg” by Tamara Miansarova
“At that time” by Bärbel Wachholz
“Cherniy Kot” by Tamara Miansarova
“Suggestion for improvement” by Oktoberklub
“The Drunken Happy End” by Mega Laottia
OUT THERE AND IN REAL!
Sunday we want to close the festival with a market of possibilities. And we want to create at least once during the weekend a common real place of meeting and networking! That’s why there is a market of possibilities, outside and in real!
we have asked different feminist actors if they want to present themselves with booths or something similar. So there will be the possibility to look around, to get to know new ideas and people. There will be different programs, but the most important thing: we will see each other and we can talk about the festival and other things! We meet 13 o’clock on the Alaunplatz in Dresden! We are looking forward!
Do you belong to a feminist initiative, group or similar in Dresden? Do you feel like appearing at the Market of Possibilities, presenting your work or contributing to the program? Then contact us at: festival[ät]iz-dresden.org
City walk: Flexen – Flâneusen* write cities. Reading of feminist literature in different places of the city.
Speaker: Group Polar
We invite you to “dawdle, loiter, roam aimlessly through the city” (Neha Singh)1 and to read stories from “Flexen – Flâneusen* write cities”. We invite you to join us on a literary journey through the city which will center on perspectives of women, queer people and people of color.
The struggles for a right to the city are also feminist struggles. The lack of affordable housing is a problem for all people who want to escape from intimate partner or domestic violence. There is not only a lack of available places in women’s shelters because there are too few anyway, but also because it can take months for a women to find another place to live and free up the shelter for somebody else.
Women, queer people and people of color are more likely to rely on public transportation, even though they cannot take safety for granted there. For many FLINTA2 , verbal sexual harassment or the fear of being out after dark are commonplace. As recently as March on the occasion of the kidnapping and murder of Sarah Everard, those who are affected by these issues drew attention to it under the hashtag #TextMeWhenYouGetHome, and shared their experiences of violence and discrimination in public spaces.
“We have found that women are fighting a day-to-day battle with the city “3 says Özlem Özgül Dündar, one of the editors of the anthology “Flexen”, which was published by Verbrecherverlag. In contrast to the care-free stroll of the male flâneur, the stories of the female authors are about discrimination, threat, but about appropriation and empowerment. That is what it must be about: Visibility and the conquest of the cities for all – on the streets, on the squares, free from harassment and discrimination. Because we don’t want to hurry through the city, rather critically engage with and shape it. We want to invite you to stroll and listen with us!
The reading is an event of Gruppe polar and part of a series on the right to the city. The original date had to be cancelled. Therefore, the event will now take place as part of the second Internationalism Festival of the IZ Dresden on topics of feminism. Gruppe polar has been part of these struggles for some years now, especially focusing on housing and homelessness in Dresden. Gruppe polar is organized in the alliance “Stop the rent madness! Dresden and the BettelLobby Dresden. This year, Gruppe polar would also like to engage theoretically with the right to the city. For this purpose, they organize events such as lectures, reading walks and comic readings surrounding questions of the solidaric city.
According to § 21 of the current Saxonian Corona Protection Ordinance, as of city tours of all kinds may take place in the outdoor area. Thus we can carry out our city tour. Prerequisite is the a daily negative test of all participants or a proof of vaccination a vaccination certificate. Therefore bring to the meeting point a daily updated negative test result or your vaccination card (you are considered fully immunized immunized 14 days after the 2nd vaccination). Rapid Test Center that are open on Sunday: Bellevue, Ostpol, Schauburg), In addition we have to enable contact tracing (i.e. record your contact information).
Also, please be sure to bring headphones! You will need them for the audio transmitters, with which we transmit the contributions into your ears. From we have 20 of them, so the number of participants is limited to 20 limited.
Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
The event takes place in cooperation with Weiterdenken – Heinrich Böll Foundation Saxony.
1 See the article “How to conquer a city” by Julia Lauter.
2 Women, lesbians, inter, non-binary and trans persons as well as agender.