Do you want to be a part of the Feminist Club? There are several ways to get involved! Here you can find out more about what we do. You can find our events on our calendar, or at the event page on facebook.
We have a big facebook group that currently has almost 1600 members. In this group all members are able to post interesting articles, discussion point, videos, events etc. You are very welcome to join the online discussion! This way we also stay connected with feminists who are not in the Amsterdam area.
Every 3 weeks, alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays, we organize a discussion night. At these events we discuss a theme, like abortion, sex work, or ethics. The theme is announced beforehand, as are ~3 sources that we will use in our discussion. These sources can be art work, academic texts, videos, blogs etc. We kindly ask you to read/watch at least one of these sources beforehand, as a basis for the discussion.
At the discussion night, one or two persons will give an introduction to the discussion. After that, we will discuss the topic. The form of the discussion depends on the topic, the location and the number of people that join in. When we first started out, about 10-15 people would be present. At our latest meeting, we were joined by 40 people!
We use different locations for these nights. In the past we have organized many nights at De Verrekijker, an autonomous café at the VU University. More recently we have also organized these nights at other locations.
The discussion nights can be organized by all members. If you feel like a certain topic should be discussed, please contact us! We will gladly help you with the practical things (finding the location, putting up to event online). We really want the whole community to be able to contribute to these nights by providing sources and coming up with topics.
Here you can find the format on how to organize a discussion night:
Format Discussion Night (.pdf file)
We have created a list of possible topics for upcoming discussion nights:
List of topics (.pdf file)
This year we are starting a reading group. The idea of this group is to delve into the multitude of great feminist literature together. We have composed a list of books and are planning to meet once a month. We want to alternate between works of fiction and academic books.
Here you can find the list of books that we are considering to read together:
List of Books (.pdf file)
If you want to be part of this group, you can sign up for the e-mail list by simply sending an e-mail to this address:
feminist-reading-subscribe @ lists.riseup. net
Feminist Art Fest
In the past year a number of our members have put together great efforts to organize the first edition of the annual Feminist Art Fest: The Rebellious Muse. It was a great success! The Fest had various very interesting readings, a great exhibition and a wonderful music program at night. There was a great number of visitors.
At their website, you can find out more about the contributing artists of the past event and the people who organized everything.
The people behind the Feminist Art Fest are planning to organize this fest annually and want to throw smaller events all throughout the year. We will keep you updated, but you can also follow the Feminist Art Fest on social media.