Trans* Fest Stockholm Collective Meeting

(Swedish below)
Hello everyone,

Firstly, many thanks to all who have attended & supported our events & activities over the past year. As a small group of people, we have grown into a small organisation striving to provide safer spaces & community events for trans* & gender-diverse people & allies in Stockholm.

Because we are growing in size & developing as an organisation, the Board of Trans* Fest Stockholm would like to invite any & all interested people to an open COLLECTIVE MEETING on TUESDAY 11 OCTOBER from 6.30-8.30pm (venue to be confirmed).

This collective meeting will be in 2 parts: the first hour will provide general info on the current organisational structure & development plans regarding membership & engagement; the second hour will focus on an upcoming funding application & provide opportunities for everyone to give input.

If there are people you know who would be interested in attending, please help us spread the word to those who may have expressed interest in becoming involved as members or volunteers, & perhaps some more people we don’t currently know about.

We really hope that as many people as possible will be able to attend & share more diverse input & perspectives as we continue to grow.

Many thanks for your support & engagement.

The Board
Trans* Fest Stockholm

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Hej allihopa!

Vi vill tacka alla som har deltagit och stöttat våra arrangemang och aktiviteter det senaste året. Vi har växt från att vara en lite grupp individer till att vara en liten organisation som strävar efter att skapa tryggare rum och community arrangemang för olika transpersoner och allierade i Stockholm.

Eftersom vi växer och utvecklas som organisation vill styrelsen för Trans* Fest Stockholm bjuda in alla som är intresserade till ett öppet möte tisdagen den 11 oktober 18:30-20:30 (vi återkommer med plats).

Detta öppna möte kommer vara i två delar: första timmen kommer vi informera lite allmänt om nuvarande organisationsstruktur och planer kring medlemskap och hur en kan engagera sig i organisationen. Den andra timmen kommer ge möjlighet att komma med input till kommande projektansökan.

Hjälp oss gärna att sprida informationen kring detta möte till dem ni tror skulle vara intresserade av att komma, bli medlemmar och/eller engagera sig på nåt sätt! Vi hoppas att så många som möjligt kan delta och bidra med olika typer av perspektiv och input i det fortsatta arbetet med att utveckla organisationen.

Tack för ert engagemang och stöd!

Styrelsen
Trans* Fest Stockholm

Call for COMMUNITY PERFORMERS at TFFS 2016

Would you like to perform at the Opening Party of Trans* Film Fest Stockholm on Friday 18 November?

If you are a singer, musician, performer, or DJ & would like to contribute, please send us a brief description of your performance &/or music.

Although we cannot guarantee at this stage that your performance will be accepted or that there will be any payment, we’re looking for artists & performers who reflect our diverse community.

Please send your suggestions by FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER to TransFilmFestStockholm@gmail.com 

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CALL FOR COMMUNITY PERFORMERS:
Vill du stå på scen när det är dags för nästa fantastiska TRANSFEST!

Den 18-20 november bjuder TRANS* FILM FEST STOCKHOLM in till en hel helg med transfilmer!! Som om detta inte vore nog arrangerar vi en fest också.

Nu söker vi DJs och personer som vill uppträda med något från scenen. Du bör vara trans- och/eller queerperson, simply because we’re fabulous! 😉
Utöver det söker vi personer som kan spegla hela transcommunityt. Är det kanske du? Eller någon du känner?
Hör av dig och tipsa alla du vet!

Kram så länge!

 

Trans* Film Fest Stockholm – SAVE the DATE

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We know it’s still only summer, but plans are already afoot to organise Trans* Film Fest Stockholm in November.

The 2nd Edition will be slightly different from last year, with the event running from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 November 2016.

More details will come in the next few months, but we wanted to give you an overview of the event…

* Friday 18 November
Opening event & Party from 19.00

* Saturday 19
Films & panel from 16.00

* Sunday 20 – Trans* Day of Remembrance
Brunch from 11.00 & film(s) from 14.00

This event provides an opportunity to see trans* & gender-diverse themed films not usually screened in cinemas & we will have a selection of Swedish & international films for your viewing pleasure.

We very much look forward to seeing you in November.🙂

 

Dean Spade – Public Lecture & Panel Discussion

 

Trans* Film Fest Stockholm, in collaboration with ABF Stockholm & Södertörn University, presents a public lecture & panel discussion with Dean Spade on Saturday 28 May 2016 in ABF Stockholm.

Dean Spade, Associate Professor of Law, Seattle University, USA, teaches Administrative Law, Poverty Law, and Law and Social Movements. Among Spade’s publications are Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law (South End Press, 2011; 2015), and “Queer Politics and Anti-Blackness”, co-authored with Morgan Bassichis, in Queer Necropolitics (2014). Spade is one of the founders of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a non-profit law collective that provides free legal services to transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming people who are low-income and/or people of colour.

Dean presents the lecture: “Can We Survive Mainstreaming? On the New Visibilities and Invisibilities of Trans Politics”. Due to the efforts of vibrant social movements, attitudes have been changing in the US about queer and trans people’s lives and about the criminal legal system. Reform efforts aimed at increasing justice and survival for queer and trans people and populations targeted by police have become more visible. In this talk, Dean, as a law professor and an activist and writer who works on queer and trans justice issues, discusses how these different reform efforts are being evaluated by social movements. How can we tell what will work to improve lives and what will just be lip service or good public relations for existing systems? What should we do about reform approaches that leave some groups of people behind? Dean shares some approaches being used by activists confronting these challenging questions.

This talk is followed by an interesting & engaging panel discussion reflecting on the Swedish & European contexts with Yolanda Bohm (Vice-President, RFSL Ungdom), Micah Grzywnowicz (International Advocacy Advisor, RFSL), Josephine Krieg (Independent Scholar, performer & activist), & Dean Spade, moderated by Iwo Nord from Södertörn University.

Thanks to Kooperativet Levande Video for their support.

Can We Survive Mainstreaming_ On the New Visibilities and Invisibilities of Trans Politics.

Media Coverage

Thanks to Feministiskt Perspektiv, QX, Politism & Sveriges Radio P4 for their support of TRANS* FEST STOCKHOLM 2016.

* https://feministisktperspektiv.se/2016/03/24/synliggorande-kulturfestival/

* http://www.qx.se/Vimmel/30855/forsta-trans%2Afestivalen-festade-pa-bitter-pills

* http://www.qx.se/samhalle/30827/sveriges-forsta-transfestival-ar-har

* http://www.politism.se/aleksa-lundberg/mangfaldsakuten-transfest-stockholm/#post-38642

* http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=2151&artikel=6402616

Thank you

We’re exhausted, but overjoyed!  

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who presented, performed, spoke, participated, supported, donated, shared, travelled, congratulated, & hugged us over the past 4 days at TRANS* FEST STOCKHOLM.

We could not have done it without our amazing band of merry volunteers… Thank you Agneta, Kevin, Kasia, Åse, Kim, Iwo, Anthony, Andy, Josephine, & Tamara.

And, also to Noah & Love, who were with us in spirit. ❤

And, finally, the fantastic FLAMINGON crew – Anna, Sandra, Matilda & Tora.

To all of you who came to the event & brought your different experiences & perspectives, thank you for helping to create something special.

To anyone who wanted to come, but couldn’t make it, rest assured that we’ll be back – hopefully, bigger & better next year!🙂

Alex, Jojo & Cat

 

We will post some more photos over the coming days, but we were very touched by this wonderful person’s comment at our TRANS* FEST STOCKHOLM – Launch at Bitter Pills & wanted to share it with you…❤

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