Pride and prejudice: How to tackle underrepresentation
June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Free but ticketed event! Hosted by QTI Coalition of Colour and Cam Queer History
A conversation about when LGBTQI+ community fails to accommodate for and include queers of colour and what can be done to change this.
Axmed and Eve will discuss speficic examples such as the LGBTQIPOC community in Amsterdam and how PRIDE Amsterdam has failed to represent the community it represents. We start with a look back at how their chairman made several xenophobic comments against refugees leading to his and the entire board resignations, how the situation has evolved and what needs to be done to get stronger representation and engagement of minorities and refugees in the community.
Axmed Maxamed is a Queer Diasporic Somali activist, organiser and music nerd. Axmed is a co-founder of Dance with Pride, a queer initiative which aims to re-unify dance music with its queer roots and raise money for grass roots queer initiatives with their fundraiser parties and sales of the Dance with Pride T-shirts. In addition to that Axmed is involved in other queer initiatives, with focus on QTIBPOC and recently co-curated the music compilation Place: The Netherlands which raises funds for and awareness around LGBTQIA+ refugees. Together with Ladan Maandeeq, Axmed also started working on ‘Queer Somali presents and pasts: storytelling and archival research’ which will focus on digitally archiving the lives of Queer Somalis in the diaspora and Somalia, both in the present day and the past. You can find him on Twitter @_Axm3d
Eve is a member of Munich Feminist Project, she can be found performing feminist theatre, improv theatre, or moonlighting as a software architect. You can find her on instagram @EveIsWurzig for queer memes/news.
Everyone is welcome! However, racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, disableism, fatphobia, ageism or discrimination on basis of ethnicity, immigration status, or religious, cultural, and/or spiritual beliefs, or any other kind of oppressive behavior is unacceptable and if used participant will be excluded.
Please note that Zoom details will be shared two days before the event via email. Don’t share the details with anyone else. Participant audio and video will be turned off. QA will be conducted via chat.