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Here is more about the awesome program we have for Saturday!

Program

Support & recovery workshop

Description: As activists, we encounter many high-stress or violent situations. We have often minimized our emotional reactions to these experiences. At best, we just “take a break until we feel better.” But why? We have medics and legal teams to protect us – our mental health should be taken just as seriously. A support and recovery (S&R) team does just that by providing first-response assistance to people after a high-stress experience with the goal of preventing an intense experience from becoming a long-term problem in an activist’s life. In this workshop, Rense (they/she/he), a member of an S&R team, discusses the reactions that you can experience, which factors contribute to recovery, and what an S&R team can offer. After the presentation, we consider what makes each of us resilient and draft a personal protest-recovery plan. We also look at how to practice recovery and psychological first aid with a protest buddy or affinity group.

About Support & Recovery team:We are a Netherlands Based Support & Recovery team, website: https://supportrecoveryteam.wordpress.com, currently consisting on 10 members and in the process of training more.

  • Where? OCCII theatre
  • When? 11.00 – 13.00 (2 hours)
  • Open to everyone

 

Decolonizing historical issues of queer and sexual liberation

Description: This interactive workshop puts the decolonial perspective into practice byproviding education on historical issues of queer and sexual liberation in the context of decolonisation.

About So: So Roustayar is working as head of the council for the political party Amsterdam BIJ1. So is also active as an activist in antiracism, queer and feminist movement. In the past 15 years he worked for refugees, this is the work he is continuing as an activist but also in the council of Amsterdam.

  • Where? OCCII office
  • When? 11:00 – 13:00 (2 hours)
  • Open to everyone

 

Calling-in and calling-out workshop

Description: How to address problematic behaviors and call each other out in ways that actually help our community? In this workshop we will discuss how our experiences influence the way we call each other in and out and ask questions such as: what’s in our heads when we call people in/out? what are our aims? what shit experiences have we had and how did they effect us? what were our good experiences being called in and how did they change us? what the hell is call out culture and how do we stop it? is it ever good? How are our practices influenced by the punitive justice systems around us?  What privileges are involved in calling in/out?

About Georgia: I’m a non binary disabled dyke, I love doing creative projects and gaming, I’m working in tutoring, youth work, with a bit of disability advocacy on the side.

  • Where? RPM
  • When? 13.00 – 15:00 (2 hours)
  • Open to everyone

 

Psycho-magic drag workshop

Description:This psycho-magic drag workshop is inspired by Jodorowskzy´s dubious attempt at psychology mixed with the theatricality of Braziliantelenovelas, all of it in drag. The workshop proposes a fictionalizion and dramatization of personal struggles whileexploring the infinite possibilities of gender that one can live and/or imagine for a moment on stage. The aim is to offer an alternative exchange of experiences in a safe environment.

About Clara:Clara Saito’s BA in Dance and Choreography (School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam) is congruent with her interest in dance and performance as tools to explore and expand the limits of the self, the position of art in our society, and its possibilities to enact effective changes in the world. Her work is usually collaborative, and she has curated events such as Black Circus, an anarcho-queer cabaret that oscillates between performance and party, and it is organized in alternative social centers throughout Europe. Equally interesting is another curated event called The Anarchic Spider-Man (gallery Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam), in which characters such as Spider-Man, a queer acrobat, and a naked Clara abandoned the white cube to run into the streets. This specific work in combination with her life experiences became the base for her reflections on anarchy, freedom, and sustainable practice to be expanded during her current research period at the MA program at the Dutch Art Institute (NL).

  • Where? OCCII theatre
  • When? 13.00 – 15:00 (2 hours)
  • Sign-up only (maximum 10 participants)

!! Note: costumes will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring more!!

 

Introduction to bypassing locks

Description: This skill-sharing session involves methods of bypassing locks and security measures on doors with tools such as crowbars as well as a number of other techniques.

About Gallows:I’m Gallows, a queer-anarcha-feminist non-binary femme, obsessive geek, and activist, primarily engaged with work surrounding housing, antifacism, and supporting migrants’ struggles.

  • Where? OCCII office
  • When? 2 2-hour sessions (13:00– 15:00 and 17:00 –19:00) sign-in
  • Open to everyone

 

FOC IT UP! Comedy club

Description:This stand-up comedy workshop for Femmes of Color focuses on comedy as a tool for empowerment. It touches on the importance of honesty, vulnerability, and identity within comedic expression.

About FOC IT UP!:The Femmes of Color Comedy Club celebrates and centers the perspectives of POC in comedy who identify as women, non-binary, or more feminine-of-center. To challenge the status quo in comedy – an industry dominated by white males – we have a 100% No-White-Males-Onstage Guarantee! Founded earlier this year by American comedian Kemah Bob, the FOC IT UP! Comedy Club holds monthly shows in London and performed for two nights at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August. This is comedy by Femmes of Color for everyone – check your privilege at the door!

  • Where? Theatre Munganga
  • When? 13.00 – 15.00 (2 hours)
  • POC-only

 

Bike Tire DIY workshop!

Description:Bike Tire DIY workshop by Alexandra

Got a flat tire? Old punctured bike tubes are the perfect material to get creative with! In this workshop you can make your own belt, bracelet-cuffs, body harness, strap-on harness, or whatever else you like.

After a short explanation of how to use the plyers, rivets and other tools, we will set to work in small groups so we can help each other out. During the workshop it is possible to take a break whenever you need it.

We will take care of the materials. But if you have some old inner bike tubes or belt buckets lying around, you are welcome to bring them and tansform them into something new.

  • Where? RPM
  • When? 15:00 – 17:00 (2 hours)
  •  Open to everyone

 

Queer contact improvisation workshop

Description:Contact Improvisation involves the exploration of one’s body in relationship to others by using the fundamentals of sharing weight, touch, and movement awareness.  It plays with the artistry of falling off balance, counterbalance, finding the shelves of the body, learning the mechanics of the body in order to handle someone else’s weight or be lifted, breathing techniques, and can involve the art of getting to know your partner past the physical point through the physicality. This is a dance form that’s open to all body types and athletic levels. With this workshop we want to pass on knowledge of basic technique, and if time allows we’ll talk about possible ways to incorporate CI into other areas of our lives, including our activism.

About KatieLee & Bear: KatieLee is a lecturer, researcher, mother, and dance enthusiast with a special appreciation for Contact Improvisation (CI) in all its facets.Bear is an educator, performer and activist who is interested in what CI can bring to activists in general and queers in particular.Together they facilitate the monthly Amsterdam Queer Jam, which currently takes place at OT301 on the 3rd Sunday of each month.

  • Where? Theatre Munganga
  • When? 15.00 – 17.00 (2 hours)
  • Open to everyone

 

Included Isolation: discrimination and isolation within queer (and) non-white communities

Description:Non-white queer people and queer POC are often excluded from our White Western society – this is not news. But what about internal exclusion, within “communities”? This workshop explores these themes through art, discussion, and expression.

About the Colored Qollective: As a new, Utrecht-based organization, our purpose is to provide a space and platform of and for inclusion, education, interaction, and artistry between and within non-white and bicultural queer communities. We aim to do so through art, discussion, workshops, and other such events.

  • Where?OCCII office
  • When? 15:00-17:00 (2 hours)
  •  POC-centered (sign up max. 15-20 participants)

 

 Queer choir

Description: Singing together is a beautiful and bonding way to celebrate, and if you’ve ever enjoyed a wild night of karaoke then you know what we’re talking about. During the workshop, you will be invited into the world of Amsterdam’s Queer Choir for Women and Non-Binary People. During the workshop we will sing “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These)” by the Eurythmics. By choosing this song we are supporting female co-lead, Annie Lennox who has been a longtime supporter of LGBTQI rights. During the workshop, we will break into separate choral sections. In these small groups we will work through the choral arrangement of the song. We are going to practice singing in harmony as well a few other techniques to carry the different features of the song. In the evening, everyone that takes part in the workshop is invited to join us on stage, as a choir, to open the Radical Queer Resistance evening program!

About the Queer Choir: The organizers are two queer women who live in Amsterdam. We decided to begin a choir in response to our disappointment in the lack of meeting spaces in Amsterdam for lesbian, bi, and otherwise queer people who identify as women or non-binary. We meet every second Wednesday at the NieuwLand in Amsterdam Oost. To get in contact, please email tanya.lippmann@gmail.com or find us on Facebook (Choir for Queer for Women and Non-binary People Amsterdam).

  • Where? OCCII Theatre
  • When? 15:00-17:00 (2 hours)
  •  Open to everyone

 

Play parties workshop

Description:Is a play party just a sex party? Join the Cookie on Cookie* team as we explore the pleasure of play! Play parties are spaces where you can experiment in a way that is affirming, sexy, and maybe even erotic. Play can host many       forms: impact play, role play, ice breakers, breath play, and more! We know that sometimes it can be difficult to create a game, so we’re here to help. This Cookie on Cookie team workshop will let you embrace your playful side. In this POC-centered workshop, we investigate the pleasure of playing and demystify what can happen at play parties. We open by sharing and discussing consent, agency and boundaries and by asking for what we need. We collectively look at how play and playing are opportunities for healing and working against oppressive structures in our everyday lives. Our team will guide you in the pleasure of play and teach you some games that can help you in your negotiations.

About Joy:My name is Joy Mariama Smith. I am a 40+ non-binary queer poly kinky person of color from the east coast of the United States. I am an artist, facilitator, and activist who has been living in the Netherlands for the past two years. I co-host POC-centered queer play parties called Cookie on Cookie and lead various somatic workshops against white supremacist culture, racism, sexism, femmephobia, and other topics.

  • Where? RPM
  • When? 17.00 – 19.00 (2 hours)
  •  POC-centered

 

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