Who we are?
A group of us, organisers in Malmö and Copenhagen (Sweden/Denmark) are planning a four-day Cutie.BPoC festival by and for QTIBPOC (Queer_Trans*_Inter*_Black_and_People_of_Color) during July 2017.
This is a groundbreaking focused event that has not previously occurred in Scandinavia in this form but is building on the work of connected coalition projects that focus on self-organising platforms for marginalised groups.
As QTIBPOC, we often experience that certain aspects of our identities are separated. Within Queer spaces only our Queerness is in focus, in a way that erases our BPoC experiences.
The same happens in BPoC communities, where our Queerness is not always acknowledged. This is why this dedicated space is so important. We hope to create a space where our complex identities can flourish through community building.
We wish to strengthen the growing QTIBPoC communities around Europe (and outside it) by coming together, sharing resources and creating a space for people to address issues that affect us and our communities.
We will be offering workshops, screenings, performances, discussions, parties, food and spaces to just hang out. But to accomplish all of this we need some extra financial support.
We see our community as extremely necessary in a time of rising fascism, when the exploitation of workers is increasingly racialized, when racism seems to be default, when hetero- and cissexism plague many of our community members on a daily basis, when borders are closing and the EU is increasingly keeping our friends, families and loved ones out and when the intersection of different oppressions sometimes makes building a community the only survival strategy available.
To make this festival possible we need funding for:
- Promotional material
- Location fees
- Material costs for workshops
- Technical equipment fees
As we are organising this event on a non-profit and volunteer basis we want to be able to reach out to as many of the QTBIPoC communities as possible, and help bring those who don’t have the necessary means to the festival.
Every amount is welcomed and will be used for community building and organizing
Most of all we need your help to share this campaign and to spread the word!
Thank you and much love
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