Activism Today

Activism Today is an exhibition and series of lectures, performances, workshops and more examining, well, Activism Today! What tactics are used? What do we need to be mindful of? How can we be more inclusive and effective with our activism? In collaboration with many activist groups in Groningen and beyond we invite you to join in, be informed, entertained and inspired!  

Activism Today

Activism Today is a week of events exploring Activism in 2019; the Tactics, Discussions, Aims and Mediums through which Activism happens Today. With an exhibition featuring local artists and a schedule of different talks, workshops, discussions and performances happening every day this week make sure to check out the facebook event to find the exact events you want to attend!

Accessibility:
♥ There is a step free entrance at the front of the building - it will be clearly marked
♥ The toilet is not wheelchair accessible
♥ Gender neutral toilet
♥ Scripts will be available for the majority of talks - and links to scripts will be here in the description closer to the event
♥ The exhibition will have audio captions as an option - and the links to the audio files will be here in the description

Local artists

In the venue you can also find an exhibition of work on the topic of Activism by local artists:
Claudia P. López
Lonneke Nijpels
Tinkering Tessa
Momo Byass
Kseniia Anokhina
Shiyu Duan
&more!

Check out the schedule below; we invite you to join in, be informed, entertained and inspired! Ooh and let us know what you plan on coming to via this 3min form - https://forms.gle/HN4uVRdPgjLbt5RR6

 

Schedule

*Monday 6th May - First Steps*
14:00 - 16:00 - Activism+PLAY (Workshop)
17:00 - 18:00 - Basic Skills of an Activist (Talk)
19:00 - 20:00 - The Smells and Sounds of Activism (Workshop)

*Tuesday 7th May - Trans & Intersex Activism*
11:00 - 13:00 - TISAG Program TBD
14:00 - 15:00 - Performance: FIG at Activism Today
16:00 - 18:00 - TISAG Program TBD

*Wednesday 8th May - Activism Today* (Timings TBD)
- Music as Activism: Healing and Feeling through Music (Workshop)
- From the Screen to the Field: Mobilizing Communities in today's Digital age (Workshop)

*Thursday 9th May - Active Inclusion*
18:00 - 19:00 - How can the RUG be more inclusive? (Discussion)
20:00 - 21:00 - The GFN Podcast: Active Inclusion (Discussion)

*Friday 10th May - Activism & Academia*
16:00 - 17:00 - Intersections (Performance)
18:00 - 19:00 - Citing as Activism: A Experiment (Workshop)
19:30 - 20:30 - Inclusion & Integration: We want both (Workshop)

*Saturday 11th May - Safer Space to Party*
17:00 - 18:00 - Consent and other 'small' things: The night belongs to you as well (Workshop)
18:30 - 19:30 - Trans Roots of EDM (Talk)
20:00 - 21:00 - Beauty Quing (Performance)
22:00 - 01:00 - Reclaim the Nightclub! (party!)

*Sunday 12th May - Self Care Fair*
All day There will be a selection of Self care activities to do alone or with friends, such as Gentle music, crafting, colouring in, painting nails etc. Plus:
13:00 - 15:00 - ? Plant Workshop with Nick ?
15:30 - 17:30 - Zine Workshop
18:00 - 20:00 - Poetry Open Mic - featuring Tammy Blue

More detailed information about what to expect at each event can be found here - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xiSFM8xZlji8ECcQK0IPuxWm77Tr82BY2Wt2K0iJfI0/edit?usp=sharing