On Saturday April 2nd we are organizing a community event with space for workshops, craft, performances and a party!
Location: De Samenscholing, Beatrijsstraat 12, Den Haag
Price: ABSOLUTELY FREE!
Bring some money if you want to buy drinks. We may also have some stickers and t-shirts for a small donation.
Language: all workshops are in English.
Covid Safety: We ask everyone to please please do a self-test before going to this event, even if you don’t have symptoms or got tested just a few days ago. We also ask everyone to bring a face mask and to be prepared to wear it in small or crowded spaces.
Accessibility: the entire venue is wheelchair accessible.
This event is all about sharing and participation. To create the privacy that people need for this, we have decided not to do livestreams. We also ask people not to film or photograph anything without the consent of every person in the picture, even those far away in the background.
Food: there will be a potluck dinner were we all bring food, and we all eat! To participate in this meal, just bring some food and add it to the table. Please bring something vegan and add a note listing the ingredients, especially allergens like gluten and nuts. Bring food that doesn’t require heating or refrigeration on location.
If you prefer a delicious warm meal, @water.en.brood is serving amazing vegan food in the same building as our event. Make a reservation with them before 5 pm for a very jummy culinary experience.
Issues: this is a deliberately amateur-friendly event. Therefor not every workshop wll be super professional and not every conversation will have flawless facilitation. However, if someone is doing something that is harmful or if someone is acting racist, sexist, ableist, etc. please do address it or come to us if you want us to step in. Creating a safer space is important to us and we will try to address it as best as we can.
The program is here and we hope you are as excited as we are.
12.00 Doors are open!
12.30-14.00 Trans Knowledge Exchange
Join us for an open discussion of transgender experiences. Come prepared to share an experience (or many); whether positive or negative, that’s up to you, any topic (medical care, pronouns, coming out, or something else!) Knowledge is power; and is one of the best methods of providing mutual aid to strengthen our communities.
12.30-14.00 Self Care – By Trans United
14.30-16.00 Bracelets & pouch – by Amy (she/her)
For this workshop we’re going to make pride bracelets and a cute pouch to put them in ❤️. Everyone can make their own and it’ll be fabulous ☺️. I will be hosting it in a English, but I can also answer questions in Dutch.
14.30-16.00 Trans action brainstorm – By Trans Zorg Nu
Trans people rose up this year, but how do we win? Let’s continue this conversation and talk about what a successful trans liberation movement looks like and what sort of activism gets us the things we need. We hope to facilitate connection, meet each other and to inspire one another.
16.30-18.00 Put yourself on a canvas: Painting and identity talk workshop for TBIPOC only.
Attention: This workshop is exclusively transgender people of colour. In this workshop we will be talking about our experiences of identity. What does it mean to you, what about your identity would you like to convey to the world, and what is the beauty within your identity? While you ponder these thematic questions we will each create our own painting befitting to the theme. At the end we will use the painting to talk about our own identities.
16.30-18.00 Self-Advocacy Skills for Healthcare Settings – by Connor (he/him)
Many trans & non-binary people face challenges with advocating for their needs in medical or mental health settings, yet often we must educate our care providers, make firm demands for our care, or evaluate if a provider is safe. In this workshop we will discuss common barriers to care & how to overcome them. You will learn how to stand up for yourself, how to determine if a provider is affirming, ways to educate your doctors, and how to take care of yourself when faced with long waiting lists and difficult situations.
18.00-20.00 POTLUCK DINNER
20.00-21.00 Documentary screening ‘United in Anger. A History of Act Up’.
We’re going to take a moment to look at the history of queer activism for health care with this documentary about ACT UP, the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power. The daring and eyecatching direct actions of ACT UP transformed the fight for health care during the Aids crisis.
20.00-21.00 Put yourself on a canvas: Painting and identity talk workshop for TBIPOC only.
See description above
21.00-22.00 Open Mic
Some of you have contacted us to contribute poetry or music. Now is your time to take to the stage! After the people who have signed up have had their moment in the spotlight, their will be space for spontaneous contributions.
Drinks, music, community, probably some glitter. Need we say more?