Based in Amsterdam, PISSWIFE’s activism wishes to speak to feminists all over the world, however still remaining in touch with our roots in the Netherlands. This is why every month, we’ll present to you an agenda of interesting readings, protests, lectures or exhibitions in this country that PISSWIFE will attend or that could be of interest to our readers. This month, these are our suggestions:
11th of January – IFMSA-NL – UvA – Tienerwijs
A while back we published a few articles on the flaws of sexual education in The Netherlands. “Tienerwijs is an organization that provides relational and sexual education to primary school children in groups 7 and 8 in Amsterdam. It is very important that children receive good information.” You can also get involved and take initiative to educate children on healthy sexual relationships. Sign up through the Facebook page or fill in this form.
13th of January – Het is genoeg geweest! – Rode Hesjes Demonstratie
The headlines have been filled with “gele hesjes” lately: In The Netherlands the group that calls itself “gele hesjes” is commonly linked to alt-right ideas. Rode hesjes is the leftist response to this phenomenon. On the 13th of January, the Rode hesjes will take the streets of Utrecht to protest this sudden rise of the alt-right. The main points the Rode hesjes fight for are listed in the image below. More information can be found on the Facebook event.
18th of January – How to Kunst Expositie
This art exhibition by students of the Breitner academy is intended to inspire and stimulate you to get creative yourself. They present “300 cards with sources of inspiration, stimulating questions and challenging assignments”. The exhibition is open from 17.00 until 18.30 and more information can be found here.
21st of January – Coming In – Coming Out #1: Queer Moslims
Intersectionality and the complexity of particular identities are the main theme of this night, hosted by Sylvana Simons in de Rode Hoed. “In collaboration with Stichting Maruf, the Rode Hoed organizes a three-part series of conversations with queer Muslims. They share their personal stories and challenges. Together with the audience we discuss how we can make society more inclusive. Expect candid stories about vulnerability and autonomy.” The event starts at 20:00 and you can buy your tickets here.
This has been the 12th agenda posted on the PISSWEBSITE! Happy birthday, agenda.
Text: Tessel ten Zweege
Image: Saïda Ragas