February 2013 Joe’s Garage program

Joe's Garage February 2013 poster

Squatted social center Joe’s Garage and its volunteers are bringing you another full month of events. As surprise appetiser, we serve an info night about rights in custody. Always useful when it comes to squatting empty buildings, demonstrating in the street and planing subversive activities. Further, you’ll be enjoying various benefits, for the SVZV (Support Group Women Without Papers), Soweto and the Black Fish. Still on the menu, the workshop series about gender and sexuality, “It’s more than what’s in your pants”, this month with a strong taste of Gender Revolution. The film program can be seen as a pretty heavy dish, from the less serious Iron Sky to serious documentaries such as Underground (about the Weather Underground Organization), and The Battle of Algiers (banned film, cult film but so up-to-date). A Kurdish Iranian movie night is announced with Turtles Can Fly from Bahman Ghobadi, an opportunity to discuss the on-going repression in Iran, a few months before presidential elections.
Joe’s Garage is waiting for you to get involved, from the kitchen to the give away shop, from the KSU (Squatting Assistance Group) to the Sunday film-info nights, from the day cafe to what ever you may propose. Come along!

Friday February 1st, Infoavond over rechten en plichten bij arrestatie. Door open at 20pm.

Sunday February 3rd 2013, Movie night: Iron Sky (Timo Vuorensola, Finland, Germany, Australia, 2012, 93′). Door open at 20pm, film begins at 21:00. In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon…

Thursday February 7th 2013, Volkseten Vegazulu, Benefiet Steungroep Vrouwen Zonder Verblijfsvergunning, 19:00 pm. De huidige wetgeving maakt het voor vrouwen zonder papieren steeds moeilijker om hun recht te halen. Vrouwen die in aanmerking komen voor een verblijfsvergunning wordt het door de torenhoge legeskosten onmogelijk gemaakt ofebruary_joe’s_garagem een procedure te beginnen, omdat zij immers door hun status als ‘illegaal’ niet in de positie verkeren om een inkomen te verwerven.

Friday February 8th 2013, Workshop, gender revolution! 18:00 pm. Female or Male? Which box do you fit in? Or maybe the female/ male gender binary doesn’t suit you? What are its advantages? What are its limitations? How can we adjust the gender binary to make it more inclusive? Is the eradication of gender binary the way to go? What shall we replace it with? More genders? No genders at all? Let’s revolutionize the gender system! But how?

Sunday February 10th 2013, Movie night: Underground (by Emile de Antonio, with Kathy Boudin, Bernardine Dohrn, Bill Ayers, Jeff Jones , USA, 1975, Documentary, 85 min). Door open at 20pm, film begins at 21:00. The Weather Underground Organization (WUO), commonly known as the Weather Underground, the Weatherman, was an American radical left organization in the 70′s. Using much footage from the time mixed with the interview of people of the Weather Underground, the film constructs a complex narrative of the militant organization.

Monday February 11th 2013, Volkseten Vegazulu, Benefiet Soweto, 19:00 pm.

Sunday February 17th 2013, Kurdish Iranian Movie Night, Bahman Ghobadi. Movie screened: Turtles Can Fly (B. Ghobadi, Kurdistan, Iran, 2004, 95 min). English subtitles. Door open at 20pm, film begins at 21:00. A social drama concerning the life of children in Kurdistan of Iraq near the Iraqi-Turkish border before the US invasion of Iraq. Born in 1969 in Baneh, in the province of Iranian Kurdistan, Bahman Ghobadi is an internationally acclaimed Iranian Kurd director who has been living in exile for several years.

Monday February 18th 2013, Volkseten Vegazulu, The Black Fish Benefit, 19:00 pm. The Black Fish is an international marine conservation movement on a mission to end the industrial overfishing of our oceans. Through investigation and action we work to expose and challenge illegal and destructive fishing practices. Our grassroots campaigns and educational projects are aimed at empowering individuals to get actively involved in conservation work and help build grassroots citizen-led conservation communities.

Sunday February 24th 2013, Movie night: The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, Italy, Algeria, 1966, 121′, documentary). English subtitles. Door open at 20pm, film begins at 21:00. After a humiliating retreat from Indo-Chino, France has no intention of releasing its grip on Algeria. After some civil unrest, the French authorities clamp down on the native Arab population. This leads to the creation of the FLN, the Algerian National Liberation Front, who decide that terrorist activity is the only way to achieve independence.

Joe’s Garage is possibly open 6 days a week:

Ma/Mo: 19.00 Volkseten Vegazulu, vegan food, no reservations, donations welcome
Di/Tu: 20.00 – 21.30 Kraakspreekuur
Wo/We: 15.00 – 18.00 Lonely Collective Day Cafe
Do/Th: 19.00 Volkseten Vegazulu, vegan food, no reservations, donations welcome
Za/Sa: 14.00 – 18.00 Weggeefwinkel
Zo/Su: 20.00 Filmavond/Infoavond

Joe’s Garage
Pretoriusstraat 43, Amsterdam
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