Queer activism has been often criticized as an elitist, middle-class cultural gathering, which may reproduce already existing forms of oppression. When it comes to class, barriers might be created when it comes to issues of dressing, eating, behaving, and speaking.
The aim of the workshop is not to give lessons about anything, or to reply in any question. Its objective is rather to produce new questions, with the participation of the activists involved in the Queeristan festival.
Through a round table discussion (max. 15 persons), we can all portray our own experiences of how our different class position interacts with others. Where do we find difficulties in communicating, or where do we feel that obstacles are being created between queers? During the last part of the WS, and based upon the things discussed before, we could direct our conversation towards the discourses of queer activism and the importance of social class as part of it. Here we can explore coalitions between queer groups and other more class-based political groups, like trade unions, Marxist, anarchist groups etc. We can bring in, once again, our own experiences from our activism. Since we all come from different geographical backgrounds, this could be a very fruitful for our own understanding of queer activism.