|Queer Insurrection - Leeds, UK
From Thursday, May 21 2009 - 8:00am
To Monday, May 25 2009 - 5:00pm
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|Questioning, discussing and challenging queer politics, gender and
sexuality in the context of a wider political struggle. Linking the
fight against heteronormativity to the fight against capitalism,
authority, state and social control. Queer cannot be in isolation.
Connecting our deconstruction of our genders, identities and sexualities
to the collective struggle against heteronormativity and the institution
of the nuclear family. A re-radicalization of queer. A break away from
the sense of queer as a formulaic `scene', another neat social identity
to be a part of. We welcome everyone to come and discuss, to challenge
ourselves and each other, in creative accessible and radical ways. To
find new ways to talk and relate to each other. Get involved with your
ideas of how to facilitate this gathering in an original and inspiring
way. These are some of our thoughts that we want to bring to the
gathering, and some more specific discussions and workshops:
Introduction to Queer Theory
Alternative relationships and polyamory.
Queer History and the assimilation of LGBT
How can we make a space inclusive of all ages?
Self defence, confidence and reclaiming space
Communicating positively about sex, active consent
Race, class, identity and privilege (Maybe ideas can follow on from the April
gathering in Bristol)
Queer Geography- what is queer in different places?
....and much more
These are our starting points- please get in touch, bring your ideas, get
It will be a residential gathering from 21nd-25th May. We encourage you
to come for the whole event. An autonomous space near Leeds, with food
and basic sleeping space. All ages welcome.
….More mischief less dinner parties
If we desire a world without restraint, we must tear this one to the
ground. We must live beyond measure and love and desire in ways most
devastating. We must come to understand the feeling of social war. We
can learn to be a threat, we can become the queerest of insurrections."
Towards the queerest insurrection
please send on to other lists that might be interested...
Location: Near Leeds, UK