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cafém – getting to know feminism


The cafém on April 19th gives you the opportunity to take part in a self-defence training.
For this purpose, we invited Kathrin Bein, a professional trainer (WenDo Dresden, FMGZ Medea e.V.).

Topics of the training include awareness and body language, simple self-defence techniques, specific assertiveness exercises, reenacting scenarios and relaxation strategies; the aim is to reflect on and broaden one’s own opportunities of action.

Participation is free of charge,
but we‘d ask you to register beforehand – simply drop us an e-mail:
Training is for girls (16+)/women/lesbians/trans.
Please bring comfortable clothes, sports shoes and (if possible) a roll mat.

Apart from the training, our monthly café takes place. You can drop in and visit us at the kosmotique between 2pm and 8pm. As usual, we’ll have a small brunch and you’re heartily invited to bring some food. Moreover,
there’ll be a small stall with zines, books and information, a children’s play corner and – most importantly – great people to hang out with.

cafém: 2-8pm @kosmotique // Martin-Luther-Str. 13 // Dresden
Self-defence training (girls/women/lesbian/trans): 3-7 pm

20th of july: next cafém on „national feminism“

After the workshop at the EHS last month, we will continue to shed some light on the neo-Nazi scene. We invited Daniela Schmohl, historian and educator, to our cafém. She‘ll give a workshop about women* in the far right and the so called „national feminism“.
Here are the details.

The Input will be given in Ger­man but we‘ll trans­la­te whispe­ring if nee­ded.

The workshop starts at 4pm
Free entry, do­na­ti­ons are app­re­cia­ted.

Considerations on an emancipatory handling of discrimination and violence

Next weekend in Leipzig, you can visit the first part of our workshop Considerations on an emancipatory handling of discrimination and violence.
Our view doesn‘t end with legal equality or the eternal existence of police and bourgeois lawmaking. But where are the alternative possibilities? We want to search for emancipatory practices and options for dealing with assaults, our goal is the liberation of all individuals. We‘re looking for the right life in the wrong one – the impossible, which often merely ends in misery management of capitalist circumstances. In this undertaking, entanglement in contradicitions has to be expected.

12th and 13th of July, each day 1 to 7 o‘clock pm.
Location: Meuterei Leipzig

Language is german, please sign up directly at reclaim utopia.

Black Feminism and Critical Whiteness – cafém in April

Cafém in April – this time on the 4th Sunday of April, 27th

As usual we will have a small brunch (pls contribute), info desks, book corners and so on.

The focus will be on Black Feminism again. This time there will be a workshop, which lasts about 3h. The Workshop will also deal with Critical Whiteness. Since there are only 15 places availabe, we kindly ask you to register in advance.
Just write us an email (cafem_dresden@riseup.net) or a private message in Facebook.

Workshop Announcement:

Black Feminism and critical whiteness in Germany
First the workshop will have a short introduction on the history of the Afro-German movement and especially on the development of a Black Feminism in Germany since the 80ies. The focus is set on the leading role of women in the afro-german movement as well as transatlantic influences, especially in the shape of poet and activist Audre Lorde.
In the second part we want to consider the question what these developments and impulses (could) mean for white german women and men. What does it mean being white in Germany? Which consequences result from the critical reflexion of one’s own whiteness? Based on different materials (pictures, excerpts, etc.) we will discuss these as well as futher questions on the role of the black diaspora in Germany, on the connections of feminism and racism, and the meaning of racism and racial structures in the german culture and society.

Wokshop created and lead by Dr. Katharina Gerund

cafém: 2 -8pm
Meeting for people who are interessted in going/talking to/about the A-Fem Conference in London: 2.30pm
Workshop: 4 – 7pm

++Cafém News++


cafém goes quear!
Since there isn´t an announcement in English yet we try to summ the content up.
cafém in November is about queer, female and trans interventions. We will have different radio and audio plays to different topics. At least two will be in English and one in Spanish.
We still need some techniqual stuff, like mp3 Players. If you wanna help us out just come by on Saturday around 12am/1pm at kosmotique. We will be preparing the cafém around that time.
Also we are still looking for people who feeld like baking or cooking something for the brunch


As well a short summary of the conent first.
In December we invited people to do a workshop on
„Learing stereotypes – A Workshop about forms of discrimination in children and youth literature“.
It wil be hold in German, but there will be a translation into English. Even so we have to admid that maybe not all methods will be translatable a 100%, ´cause maybe there will be an audio play in German.
Anyway you are heartily welcome to join. Just register, ´cause of the limited places. You can register during the cafém in November or just by writing us an email or private message.

Also we wanna start a small book circle in December. Unfortunately the book is in German. Texts will be available during the November and December cafém.

In general. We would be really happy about new people wanting to be part of the cafém group or e*vibes (this aren´t exact the same groups and people). So if you feel like getting to know the groups better and maybe attending a plenum or so, just talk to us at the cafém or write an email.

Thoughts on an emancipatory handling of discrimination and violence

In case you’re interested we (e*space) offer this workshop: 
At parties you organize there have been incidents of sexual assault and you don’t know how to deal with this?
The group you’re in is almost exclusively male* and/or the few women* don’t engage much? You ask yourself how to point out discrimination at your summercamp? Another disruptive discussion with your friends about normative power? When you have a hard time dealing with such questions or are looking for further ideas, you might want to visit our workshop:
Thoughts on an emancipatory handling of discrimination and violence
Power relations structure our thoughts and acts. It is necessary to analyze and criticize this on a level which addresses society as a whole. In concrete situations we’re going to ask for possibilities to take action and –alternatives. Discrimination and violence are often dealt with – albeit often in an ignorant, disorganized and irrational way. Even a reasonable wish to „do things completely different“ can fail.

We are no anti-discrimination organization whose focus is limited to equal treatment under the law and can’t picure the world without police and civil law. But where are the alternatives?
We’re looking for an emancipatory approach, going for individual liberation. For us, it’s about the right life in the wrong one – so basically a mission impossible that all too often ends in bare management of capitalist misery. A mission in which you’re bound to become entangled in contradictions.
We consider ourselves distributors sharing our experiences, put them in the bin, keep on thinking, developing strategies and concepts and we would like to spur on public controversy.

We are not a supporters’- or awareness-group, no mediators or conflict managers. We do not have „the solution“. We discuss WITH you, not FOR you. We do not hand out antisexism-certificates.

The content of our workshop will roughly look like this:
- Discrimination and violence (How do we define them? Where do they happen?)
- Strategies for dealing with discrimination and violence (are there progressive alternatives to penal law?)
- Awareness raising (what is this? What is it for? How could that look like?)
- Support for victims of discrimination and/or violence, as well as working with discriminating and/or violent persons (open talk, confrontation, de-escalation, personal boundaries)
- Possible recapitulation with practical exercises (role-playing)
- Discussions about normative power
- Input on traumatic experiences

We’re open for suggestions concerning the main focus. The workshop will take about 2-4 days, depending on your emphasis and thematic priorities.

It was important to us to translate this workshopannouncement, but we think we won´t be able to hold it in English. But maybe we would find a solution to make it possible.

Here we go..

eh! – 2.7 Emancipatory Days
27th – 29th of April 2012
AZ Conni Dresden (R.-Leonhard-Str. 39)

“Mom – women’s libber types are those women who want to seize world domination aren’t they?”

In our days the word “women’s libber” is used as swearword, although emancipation as liberation from dependencies and suppressions to real self-determination is definitely nothing to be berated. This liberation doesn’t work if single persons or groups try it on their own. This liberation only becomes possible if different mechanisms of rule and discrimination are reflected and combated jointly.
The group e*vibes – founded in Dresden in 2011 stands for an emancipatory practise, deals full-time with emancipation especially with sexism as mechanism of rule. In cooperation with “DieSeR – Independent Club” and “squeerdance Dresden” we shout “eh!” from the 27th to the 29th of April 2012.
We are going to start with an insight into the interaction of categories like sex, race and class in capitalism, deal with some identities and standardisation, hear about the fight for physical self-determination in the inter*movement or learn how art can be used as an instrument of self-empowerment. Apart from lectures and workshops, film, concert, theatre and party are waiting for you. In addition, but there will also be enough time for joint discussions and networking. Don’t be afraid – there will be tasty food as well!

Some more: If we can’t dance (without annoying glances or comments) it is not our revolution. We are aware that discrimination as ever-present phenomenon will also appear at “eh!”. We do our very best to create a setting and a space as much protected as possible to make all those who are interested in the theme feeling welcome and safe. For this purpose a safety concept is going to be developed. Something that is very important to us: Our dealing with each other is as much part of the event as the “programme” itself.

Emancipation is a process which takes more than 2.7 days, but this weekend won’t be the last. We call on you “eh!” – Emancipation is not a bed of roses!

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