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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FESTIVAL TIME

Hello Queers!! A note about PERFUME!! and DOGS!!

We want to ask you all to avoid scented products (commercial detergents, shampoo, soap, perfume) before coming to QUEERISTAN!

In order for beloved community members with chemical injury to be able to attend, please don’t use fragranced products!

People with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) can have severe sensitivity or allergy-like reactions to the chemicals in these products. For more information: http://www.multiplechemicalsensitivity.org/

DOGS!!! – It is best if possible not to bring your dog to queeristan. We have a small venue with resident cats. Especially if your dog doesn’t get along well with other dog or likes chasing cats it’s best to find somewhere else for them to hang out!