“Gender Revolution” Workshop

Fri./Vri. 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?

Let’s explore and discuss these questions in the safe and creative space of the workshop. It will consist in a series of games and discussions and the final product will be a series of statements about whether a gender revolution is needed and how that can happen.

The ideal number of participants is no more than 10. The workshop is open to anyone interested and it is, of course, for free. The learning process goes both ways, so the participants and I will explore and learn together, from each other.

The workshop takes place in Joe’s Garage, on Friday, 8th of Feb, between 18 and 20:30. If you intend on attending the workshop, drop me a line by email.

If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact me at joeworkshops [at] squat [dot] net.

This event is part of a workshop series about gender and sexuality called “It’s more than what’s in your pants.” Each month, Joe’s will host a workshop on a different theme.


Voices of Women Media Benefit/ “Breaking the Spell” Screening

Voices of Women Media Benefit Breaking the Spell Screening BenefitTh./Do. January 17th 2013: Volkseten Vegazulu, Voices of Women Media Benefit, 19:00 pm.

Voices of Women Media is an emerging organization that aims to provide a way for marginalized communities of women to educate and express themselves through different forms of media.

VOW Media believes that personalizing women’s individual experiences in the long run can have a long lasting effect on women’s rights worldwide. VOW Media aims to contribute to the advancement of women in society by giving these women the means to take media in their own hands. Through using media and skill training, we want to further their abilities to empower themselves and let their own voices be heard.

We have just completed our sixth project, “Breaking the Spell”. […Lees verder]

“Feminism – Who still needs that?” Workshop

Fri./Vri. January 11th 2013: Workshop, 18:00 pm.
What does being a woman mean? What is femininity? What is feminism? What does being a feminist mean? Do we still need feminism nowadays?

Let’s explore and discuss these questions in the safe and creative space of the workshop. It will consist in a series of games and discussions and the final product will be a series of statements about why feminism is still needed or not. […Lees verder]


Filmnight: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Sunday April 22nd, 8pm filmnight: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a 2001 American musical comedy-drama film based on the stage musical of the same title about a fictional rock band fronted by an East German transgender singer. The film was adapted and directed by John Cameron Mitchell, who also portrayed the title role. The music and lyrics are by Stephen Trask.

Telos and Melos or Origins of Love, by James Tobias

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Queeristan Benefiet

Thursday 19th of April, 7pm Queeristan benefiet voku

“What is Queeristan? Certainly not a(nother) country. Behind it there is a nomadic collective of activists based in Amsterdam whose interests do not exactly rhyme with law&order, nor with setting up new borders. Nonetheless Queeristan is all about providing a space. Not only an autonomous space that dodges logics of profit and commercialization, but also a platform to both explore and counter the normative workings of gender and identity. A safe environment for queers and a factory of resistance. Our critique departs from the simple fact that buying “normalcy” in the guise of being either male or female, a Dutch or a foreigner, gay or straight, either one or the other, simply means to bedisciplined by a choice made elsewhere, to be docile towards it, to keep your mouth and your eyes shut.

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Call for participants : Love Stories

Digital story-telling workshop about Non-monogamy and the romantic idea of love

Emotional and/ or sexual involvement with one or more people, friendship, open relationships, monogamy and non-monogamy, polyamory, friends with benefits, platonic love, crushes…the list can go on forever.

Do you want a safe space where you can talk about it all?
Do you want to discover and create your own love story?
Do you want to share it using multi-media tools?

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