Events for March 8th – Feminist Fight Day

In Erlangen and Nuremberg, there are numerous events every year around March 8, ranging from demonstrations and information events to art and culture. Information on this year’s events is currently being published bit by bit, but is not yet complete. The list below is therefore initially “only” a small collection of (free) Erlangen events on the topic, but it will continue to grow over the coming weeks. So please drop by here again!

Demonstration March 8 Alliance Nuremberg

Friday, March 8, 2024 from 5 pm at Plärrer, corner of Gostenhofer Hauptstraße

Motto: Women fight internationally, against crisis, war and capital!
→ To the Instagram-Account of the March 8 Alliance Nuremberg

Why ‘Feminist Fight Day’

From voting rights and bodily autonomy to pay equity – regularly on Feminist Fight Day, for over a hundred years important issues for women’s equality have been addressed, social disadvantages have been criticized, and people have fought together for a more just society.
To reflect the fact that this day is more about a fight for justice rather than simply ‘honoring’, today it is often referred to as a Fight Day rather than the original ‘Women’s Day’.

In addition, name adaptations such as ‘Women*’s Day’ or ‘Feminist Fight Day’ now more distinctly include FLINTA+ people who may not find themselves represented in rigid binary gender systems or are intersectionally affected by discrimination and misogynist structures due to additional factors.


Gender equality counts – what to do? | Lecture with discussion

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 from 7 pm in the Lesecafé at the Altstadtmarktpassage

A more gender-equitable society concerns us all as long as around 50 percent of the population is still discriminated against, attacked or treated unfairly. Together with experts, we will discuss how gender equality can be promoted and advanced in the private sphere, in the workplace, in politics, culture and the media.

Collectors, researchers and sculptors – women in historical sources | Lecture

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Senate Hall of the Kollegienhaus (KH 1.011)

Why do we still know relatively little about women who have excelled in these roles? On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the lecture with speaker Dr. Anna Frasca-Rath will examine the visibility of women in historical sources on art history using examples such as the sculptor Henrietta Finch and the collector Adele Bloch-Bauer. Read more…

Causes, trends and effects of antifeminism | Lecture & discussion

Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Senate Hall of the Kollegienhaus (KH 1.011)

Sabine Herberth from the Amadeu Antonio Foundation will talk about these factors of anti-feminism in her lecture and place them in the context of current political and social events. She will outline strategies and possible courses of action against such developments and will be available for discussion and questions afterwards. Read more…

‘Es könnte sein, es könnte sein, dass wir zu Staub zerfallen.’ | Literature & Music

Friday, March 8, 2024 from 8 pm in the Erlangen City Library

Which of them are still read today? Which have been forgotten?
Women authors whose works were banned and burned under the Hitler regime and who continued to write despite the most adverse circumstances. Only a few of these women are still known today. Read more…

Revolt – flinta* only Party

Friday, March 8, 2024 from 8 pm at E-Werk

Beginning with an exchange session on floor 1. Revolt stands for a respectful and open party culture. be nice, be safe, and leave discrimination at the door! The party is a safe space for its target group: FLINTA* people.  Read more…

Viva La Vulva | 3-part film series

Tue 20.02. / Fri 23.02. / Thu 29.03. each from 6 pm at the E-Werk cinema

A positive, pleasurable focus on one’s own femininity: from different perspectives, there will be insights into the everyday lives of menstruating people and their efforts to view their periods and the challenges they face as a natural part of their everyday lives.
The three parts can be viewed independently of each other.
Go to part 1Go to part 2Go to part 3

The dignity of women and girls is untouchable | Film lecture with discussion

Sunday, March 10, 2024 from 5 pm at the meeting point Röthelheimpark (Schenkstraße 111)

What has changed since the introduction of the Istanbul Convention? Where do we stand today? The Foreigners’ and Integration Advisory Council invites you to a film screening followed by a discussion. Finger food will be served afterwards.  Read more…

Women masters of painting: Anguissola, Gentileschi and Kauffmann | Lecture

Monday, March 11, 2024 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm in the Historical Hall of the VHS Erlangen

Sofonisba Anguissola, Artemisia Gentileschi and Ankelika Kauffmann – The successful biographies of these women painters give an idea of the life and work of three courageous women in the Renaissance, Baroque and Enlightenment periods. Lecture with Dr. Teresa Bischoff; registration required.  Read more…

Pub Quiz with Big Kev Murphy | Pub Quiz Special

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 from 8 pm at the E-Werk Kellerbühne

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the quiz questions in March will focus on the influence of women in all areas. Music questions will focus on women artists, art and literature will be dominated by women writers and painters. Registration required.  Read more…

‘What I was wearing’ | Exhibition – Launch event

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 from 7 pm at E-Werk

Greeting by the Mayor Dr. Janik & introductory lecture by the curator Beatrix Wilmes.
Many women experience sexualized assaults. This traveling exhibition anonymously makes public the experiences of people who have experienced sexualized violence; a multi-layered installation of personal garments and statements by determined women.  Read more…

Courage, go! Poor women and their strategy against hardship | Lecture & discussion

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 from 7 – 8:30 pm in the Historical Hall of the VHS Erlangen

With Ilse Weiß and Ils Doman – How do apparently poor, homeless women manage not to attract attention? How do they protect themselves – including against sexual assault? The lecture reports on women who lead a life that seems almost unimaginable. Registration required.  Read more…

‘Vulvina intersectional’ | Reading and talk with author Souzan AlSabah

Thursday, March 14, 2024 from 6:30 pm at vhs club INTERNATIONAL

The reading of the book “VULVINA intersectional” is centered around the history of the term vulvina, which Souzan AlSabah aka Ella Berlin published as a term for the entire genitalia. There will be space to discuss the relevant topics of the book together. Registration required.  Read more…

A women’s history city tour with historian Nadja Bennewitz

Friday, March 15, 2024 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm, start at the entrance to Bürgerpalais Stutterheim

The changes in women’s politics in Erlangen’s history in the 20th century were considerable. This is in no small part due to the social and political commitment of women. These personalities and developments provide inspiration for a discussion on gender equality policy, even for the present day!

More information about March 8

The Equal Opportunities Office Erlangen and the Equal Opportunities Office Nuremberg provide information on their platforms about events related to March 8 and numerous other counseling services in the area. Demonstrations are usually organized by city-specific groups on the topic: The March 8 Group Erlangen and the March 8 Alliance Nuremberg. We will also be updating this post regularly over the coming weeks, so please check back!

Semester talk on construction topics

Once a semester, the Faculty Student Councils and the Speakers’ Council meet with the FAU Chancellor’s Office. Here we learn about the strategic development and planning of the FAU as well as the progress of current construction projects, and can directly address problems concerning the construction situation. We want to give you a brief overview here in the newsletter; you can find the full transcript on our website.

New construction of student residences
Around 200 apartments are to be added to the existing halls of residence on the south site. In addition, a larger student hall of residence is to be built on the “old Siemens campus”; initial plans for the new building on the Siemens Campus will probably be submitted to the city council this year.

Status of the anatomy building and lecture hall capacities at Med
As the project plan is still being drafted, construction of the anatomy building is due to start in 2027; completion is expected in 2030/31.
The loss of the large lecture hall in Bismarkstraße currently necessitates transfers to smaller rooms, which does not always work. There will be internal discussions about whether the capacities in Ulmenweg can be used more for the pre-clinic, but for the time being the next possible relief is the construction of the New Lecture Hall Center (completion presumably in 2030).

The introduction of the StUB is essential for the planned expansion of the southern area. FAU is therefore supporting the project publicly. The question for us is how we can successfully communicate information about the citizens’ decision to FAU students and staff.

Nuremberg Teacher Training Campus – new developer?
Talks are underway with the Free State of Bavaria and the Alpha Group about the continuation of the project, as the insolvent company is prepared to hand over the project.
In addition, all didactic specialists are to move to their respective departments in Erlangen in the long term.

Master planning south campus
The Departments of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering are to be relocated to the acquired Siemens campus in the long term. This will create an axis of three locations (Siemens campus – Techfak – Natfak) on the south campus, which is to be connected by the planned city-country railroad and a shuttle bus line. Internally, the campus is to become car-free in the long term (with several parking garages at the edge of the site). The planned Computer Centre is to be completed by the end of the decade and the waste heat from the building will be fed into the heating network for the entire faculty. Parking garages will be half covered with green plants and half with solar panels according to the new sustainability concept.

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