CALL OUT 2017

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Call For Workshops and Performers 2017!!!

Queer Space! Queer Identities! Queer Politics! Queer Togetherness!
Queeristan returns in 2017 (October 19 – 22) and is looking for workshops and performances. This year we’re particularly interested in workshops that address issues around white privilege, refugees, sex work, intersectionality, self-defense, and direct action skills.

Queeristan is an autonomous DIT (do-it-together) festival crafted each year by volunteers. The Amsterdam-based festival started in 2010 as a reaction to the lack of awareness in mainstream gay and lesbian culture on issues of political and social struggles. Queeristan began as a protest against the “gay card” and the festival continues to protest against pinkwashing and its ongoing use to justify harsh immigration laws against migrants and refugees. Queeristan aims to fight racism, segregation and homonormativity.

What unites queers with other marginalized communities is that we all struggle with the compulsory laws and values imposed on us. We are all queers (in the broad sense of the word) with very different backgrounds, each of us experiencing ways of oppression differently.

Queeristan invites you to Amsterdam for a weekend of radical queer empowering politics, workshops and performance.

Proposal Guidelines
FESTIVAL DATES ARE OCTOBER 19 – 22, 2017 (of which the 19th is a POC-day)
Please submit your proposal by JULY 15 to queeristan@gmail.com
Email subject line should state if you are proposing a workshop, performance or visual art.
– Let us know a bit about you, how you identify and what you want to do
– Keep it short and sweet – max. 500 words
– Tell us what you need ( e.g. microphone, projector, translator etc.)
– Estimated time required
– Will you need housing? For how many and for how long?
– Any special needs (dietary and ability)?
– Optional: Include a relevant image if you have one, we love visuals

Please be aware that Queeristan is a vegan space and respects the Palestinian call for boycott of Israeli products.

We are already looking forward to reading your proposals of dissent, pleasure and resistance!

QUEERISTAN 2017

! MEETING !
APRIL 16th
15:00
VRANKRIJK
Spuistraat 216 / Amsterdam

BE THERE…

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Queeristan is a D-I-Y festival which means it doesn’t happen without people to make it happen!

We will be having an open meeting Sunday 16th April for anyone who is interested in helping out, curious about what we are, has something to say or just wants to listen.

There is no pressure to get involved in the actual planning by attending the meeting but as it stands we do not have enough people committed to make the festival happen. We want to reach out to see if there is anyone interested in helping bring it together this year, and if not, what can we do about it.

The meeting will focus on two main points:

1) What do we want Queeristan to be?
What do we want to create space for? What are we working towards? Why is this festival important to us?

2) How can we make it happen?
Who is able to make it happen? When will it be? What can we realistically do/achieve with the resources we have?

If you think having an autonomous queer political festival is important please consider coming to the meeting Sunday to hear the discussion on the realities of making a festival like Queeristan happen.

Queeristan has been an important part of our community for years but each year less and less people are able to commit to planning the festival and more and more people come to enjoy it. Queeristan is not supposed to be about collective consumption, it should be about collective creation. The more people who get involved the less work it is for everyone.

So clear your agenda (unless you have Easter or Passover commitments then email us!) and come down to Vrankrijk on Sunday. From 19:00 at Vrankrijk there is also a voku / karaoke / non-alcoholic cocktail bar benefit for the fword, another awesome festival here in Amsterdam, so don’t miss out!!

* Fword Benefit Info on Squat Radar *

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THANK YOU & GOODNIGHT

Thank you to everyone who came to and helped out with Queeristan 2016! Hopefully see you all again next year!
If you live in Amsterdam and are interested in getting involved in the festival email us at queeristan at gmail dot com !

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SUNDAY *please note: this is archived from 2016 festival

We have additions to our program! And a new time for one of our workshops. Come chill out with us for the last day of the festival!

12:00
SEX WORKERS CAUCUS

13:00
FEMME CAUCUS

16:30
POC CAUCUS

WORKSHOPS! :
14:00
Wacking Workshop
Location: Theater Munganga

The Role of Compassion in De-Stressing and Conflict Resolution.
Location: OCCII Office (UPSTAIRS)

Open Workshop Space / POC facilitators favoured
Location: Binnenpret Tent

16:00 – 17:00
Location: What Happened to Self-Care?

17:00
Feedback Forum

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SATURDAY

QUEER SQUATTERS CAUCUS ! 11:00

NON MONOGAMY CAUCUS ! 15:00

POC CAUCUS (meet up at 14:00-14:30)

WORKSHOPS ! 12:00-14:00 / 16:00-18:00

LUNCH & DINNER !

PARTY & FUN

Check out our program at the top of the page for all the details!

 

TOMORROW!!!

We have a hand and face masseuse confirmed for tomorrow from 12:00 so come and save yourself a spot!
 
Come chill out with each other! we have material to make your own zines with, we can do our nails, we can do our hair, have a card reading, make t-shirts. We also have a few lovely queers selling their wares!
 
Caucus times are:
FEMME (11:00)
ASEXUALITY & GREY A’s (12:20)
POC (13:40) (If lunch is running on time we will start at 14:00)
DISABILITY (mental and physical) (15:00)
SPIRITUAL & RELIGIOUS QUEERS (16:20)
TRANS* (17:40)
 
Community Feedback Forum at 19:00
Dinner!
And then we can move to the OCCII for some films and fun!
 
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