So was our Accessible and Inclusive Event Organizing: collaborative tools and tactics in practice

From the 27th of September and until October 3rd, a large number of youths residing in several European countries but my many different backgrounds came together in Quecke, an anti-discriminatory & self-organized queer feminist seminar house, in northeastern Brandenburg about an hour and half away from Berlin, Germany. The young activists came together in many enriching discussions where ideas and experiences were shared, that were the basis for the collective creation of practical tools that will challenge the ways in which we exercise our activism and organise events, making them more accessible to all. We had a whole a week of horizontal learning processes that included several workshops that were followed by avid discussion spaces that strengthened our networks of support and solidarity.

We developed collectively a myriad of communication skills that will aid us in the future in the process of expressing all of our inclusion needs and to negotiate around them to find ways to fulfill these needs so that our way of experiencing our activism and organising events is done in an inclusive and mindful manner. We learned together and empowered one another by sharing processes that were vital part of ample space we created during this week, a space where a diversity of ideas, as long rest and renewal also took place.

‘Autonomous Passage’ release party!

‘Accessibility is a must’ – a preview of the very new brochure of EYFA “Autonomous Passage”!

Party? In the pandemic? Only online! ESC volunteers are honored to present the digital version of the new EYFA publication. They will share with you some behind the curtain details about the process of collecting the contribution, selection and the final outcome. They will read the fragments and show the amazing collages.

Bring your own favorite drink, save 90 minutes, connect with us the way you like it – no pressure for the cameras on or forced questions. All participants are beautiful! Write to eyfa[at]eyfa to get the link to jitsi.

November the 18th, at 6 pm.

Illustration by: Ciel Incarnadine alchemicum.com

‘How to be an ally?’

European Solidarity Corps volunteers are back!

Come to our workshop ‘How to be an ally?’ This is the 2nd part for people who participated in the previous one. If you have not though please contact us. Registration – eyfa[at]eyfa.org.

When? September the 9th. How long? 2 hours. Please get familiar with the current Covid-19 regulation in New Yorck.

Accessible and Inclusive Event Organizing: collaborative tools and tactics in practice

EN / PT / ES / DE /

Date: 27 September – 03 Oktober
Place: Quecke – antidiscriminatory & selforganized seminarhouse, queerfeminist landproject in northeastern brandenburg, Germany.

We would like to invite you to be a part of this international gathering, which will bring
together young activists to share ideas, experiences and practical tools to challenge the ways
we organize events, making them more accessible to all. Join us for a week of horizontal
learning processes with workshops, discussion spaces for sharing experiences & collective
self-care tools, strengthening our networks of support and solidarity.

Continue reading

Moving towards an accessible future –

ESC project presents a series of events run by EYFA volunteers

Any types of barriers – to start from the stairs, through the language and way of communicating/participating to end up with technical obstacles. And the structural ones! Economical, cultural, legal. Is the activism place for white, cis and abled bodies only?

Let’s proof together it is not. Let’s talk, learn and investigate how to increase the accessibility in our movements. Let’s hang out to build the connections, we are stronger together.

Continue reading

Fascism, Family, Religion: Queer Resistance in Poland and Germany – participate online!

100 places in Poland declared themselves as “LGBT-free zones”. Queers are not welcome there. In 2015 the PiS party came with nearly 40% of the votes into government for whom homo-and transphobia is a fundamental part of their ideology. In spite of this political climate activists took the streets and created public form of protest like creatively changing monuments. In the last years Germany witnessed an uprise in anti-queer-networks like the “Demo für Alle” (March for all) were right and christian groups organised nationwide protest.

Continue reading

ONLINE EVENT – Creative Workshop

In the newly adjusted ESC online format, volunteers have put together a participatory virtual program for the time until we can meet again.

Expanding on the topic of the previous online discussion where we shared the ways in which we currently collectively take care of each other, we want to let our imagination lose and explore wild ideas that might be too out there for our current world. No idea is too wild!
Perhaps you’ve read something that poked your interest? You’ve watched a film or listened to music that inspired you? Let’s explore what makes our imagination run!

In these difficult times it is more important than ever to dream big and different and to support each other in our wildest dreams!

Join us next Friday, 22 January 2021 18.00 CET

Register at eyfa@eyfa.org to receive link.