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This week at the Queer Spreek Uur: Stonewall Riots!
19.00 Open office hour – come in with all your questions, struggles and anger; we’re here to listen ????
The QSU team will be sitting in the Opstand and recognisable by their rainbow buttons. You can approach any and all of us with your questions.
20.00 Movie Screening – Happy Birthday, Masha! a short fiction movie about the hours that preceded Marsha P. Johnson’s death, followed by Before Stonewall a documentary that retraces LGBTI+ history prior to Stonewall.
21.30 Discussion round: What is so powerful about the myths like the Stonewall Riots, especially in constructing a queer resistance?
P.S.: we now hav17/queer-spreekuur-qsu/e an email address. Shoot us your questions, wishes and/or recommendations: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deze week tijdens de Queer Spreek Uur: de Stonewall Rellen!
19.00: Vrije Spreek Uur – kom binnen met al je vragen, dingen waar je mee worstelt of woede tegen het systeem, wij zijn hier om te luisteren. De QSU mensen zullen in de Opstand zitten, en herkenbaar zijn aan hun regenboog buttons. Je kan ons benaderen voor al je vragen.
20.00 Film screening – Happy Birthday Marsha! een kort fictie film over de uren die de Stonewall rellen hebben voorgegaan en daarna Before Stonewall een documentaire dat LHBTI+ geschiedenis tot en met Stonewall naloopt.
21.30 discussie rondom de thema: wat is de kracht van mythes zoals de Stonewall Rellen in het opbouwen van queer verzet?
P.S.: wij hebben nu een email adres. Stuur ons je vragen, wensen en/of aanraders: email@example.com
>>> Launch of the QueerSpreekUur, from now on every Friday in the Opstand ! <<<
Last Friday we launched the first of our queer evenings, with a documentary retracing the trajectories of queercore “how to punk a revolution”. Watching this documentary was another reminder of the importance of digging out our queer history and doing archival work to remember that we’ve existed through the ages and that we’ve resisted throughout time.
We’ve been systematically killed, hunted down and shamed, erased from history and overwritten by hegemonic culture. But don’t believe we’ve been sitting silently, waiting to appear only when capitalism would find a way to commodify our deviant bodies and desires. In the shadows of homophobia, misogyny and transphobia we’ve been making our own history. Working in the night, we’ve been crafting a language and a way of being that could escape the forces keeping us down, finding the words to yell our coming into being and shake down the reigning order.
Because, when your existence itself is at stake you have no choice but to fight. Our desires make us outcasts and fuel our anger.
We are queer, queer as in against the state and capitalism, queer as in against borders and racism/islamophobia, queer as in against pinkwashing and the use of our desires to justify horrendous and discriminatory politics.
Another thing to remember from this movie: the power of imagination and how our desires can shape the reality we live in. Unsatisfied with their surroundings, these punks pretended what they wanted already existed and made it happen. We’ll keep that in mind during the following queer nights and let ourselves be inspired by their actions.
Welcome to QueerSpreekUur, come along to queer anarchism together. Every Friday at 18.30 in the anarchist bookstore Beatrijsstraat 12. Any questions or requests? Mail us! firstname.lastname@example.org
Queer liberation is for everyone!