Radical Queer Resistance (Queeristan) 2017 – An autonomous festival on radical queer politics.
This year, the festival will take place October 19-22! Originally founded as Queeristan, the (temporary?) name for this year will be Radical Queer Resistance. There will be a discussion about the name at the festival itself.
Radical Queer Resistance is a DIY festival about exploring and countering the normative workings of gender, sexuality and identity in an autonomous space that avoids capitalism, commercialisation, heteronormativity, racism, sexism, ableism, transphobia, fatphobia, ageism, islamophobia and antisemitism.
Radical Queer Resistance is a vegan space. We have all been taught to believe that the human species is inherently superior to all other species and are offered privileges and rights accordingly. Not only is this belief discriminative, exploitative and oppressive in its own right, capitalism also depends upon this belief to justify profiting off of the abuse and slaughter of non-humans (animals). Therefore, we do not want to be vegan capitalists either. We recognise the links between capitalism and human exploitation, as well as the link between capitalism and non-human exploitation. We are just as much against the free consumption of corporate products created from human oppression and suffering and adopt “radical veganism”.
As a result, we also boycott Israeli products in solidarity with Palestine. The Israel apartheid, massacres in Gaza and Israeli state aggression go against International Law and fundamental human rights. We aim to avoid any means of aiding Israel in its occupation of Palestine.
We hope to see you in October for a queer weekend of discussions, workshops, parties and politics!
More info coming soon!
An open space for queers to set out to explore issues of solidarity in times of change, talk about privilege, power, and sex, reclaiming the crisis of bodies and minds. Join us in creative, critical, and political workshops, artistic endeavors, and queertastic parties.
Queeristan, Radical Queer Resistance