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:
2nd of April – DIVE 2019
Woo! PISSWIFE was invited to table and display some art at DIVE 2019! “Expect an awesome art festival with visual art, music, sculpture, installations and more. Young talented artists from the Rotterdam area will present their finest work to you in one of the city’s most exciting venues MONO.” This three-day event is completely FREE of charge!
4th of April – (DUTCH) Movies that Matter: Ik alleen in de klas
Movies that Matter is an initiative that originated in the Amnesty International Film Festival. On Thursday the 4th of April, a screening of the film ‘Ik alleen in de klas‘ will take place in the Kargadoor in Utrecht. The movie touches upon racism in the Dutch context and features twelve young people sharing their experiences as a person of color. The event is free, and you can sign up here.
7th of April – Transphobia: Understanding Plight of Pakistani LGBT in Europe
“The event is meant to provide information, raising consciousness, and tackling the prejudices that exist among the Pakistanis and the other communities.” This event will be held at the Vrije Universiteit and is organized by Progressive Pakistani Overseas in collaboration with Stichting Prisma Group.
10th of April – (DUTCH) Mannelijkheid met Sunny Bergman
Documentary-maker Sunny Bergman is speaking on masculinity on this event in Amsterdam. The evening is organized by Arminius and will screen fragments of Sunny Bergman’s new documentary which poses the question: What is masculinity? Students have to pay 5 euros, if you’re not a student it will cost you 7.50 euros. Tickets can be found here.
16th of April – (DUTCH) We Pikken geen Pikpraat: Straatintimidatie & Seksisme
This event will be held in Dutch. Like PISSWIFE has written on multiple occasions, going clubbing in Amsterdam is not safe for everyone. Talkshow Sex Talks organizes talks that have to do with sexuality and representations thereof. This evening they will be talking about harassment in the clubbing scene, sexual intimidation and discrimination. This talk will take place in de Balie and it will cost you 13 euros.
24th of April – Self-defense Training Especially for Transgenders and Queers
On this Wednesday night you can visit Doc Doven Ontmoetingscentrum for a class on self-defense organized by COC Amsterdam, Tijgertje LHBTI Krav Maga and Platform Bicultural Transgenders. This evening, from 19:00 until 21:00, will be the first lesson out of a series of five self-defense classes. If you want to sign up for the classes, you should contact firstname.lastname@example.org and a class will cost you 5 euros.
25th of April – Nationale Studenten Staking voor het Klimaat
Inspired by various student protests across the globe, a couple of study associations in the Netherlands decided to join forces and organize a national student strike in Amsterdam. The motto of the protest is “No future, no diploma’s!” and they call on every student to join the movement. This protest is an addition to the weekly strikes that are already happening.
Text: Tessel ten Zweege
Image: Saïda Ragas