Since today’s Stuve newsletter is arriving on a very special day – Feminist Fight Day – we’d like to take this opportunity to highlight some of the many events around FAU, Erlangen and Nuremberg that are raising awareness about equal rights for FLINTA* people. Many of you might also know March 8th as International Women’s Day. However, more and more people are moving away from this name in order to get away from the usual interpretation of an “honoring day” where there are only flowers instead of social change. The name is also becoming more inclusive of broader facets of gender identities.
Rally of Bündnis 8. März on the International Women’s Struggle Day in Nuremberg
On March 8th at 6 pm the rally of Bündnis 8. März Nuremberg for the feminist fight day will start at the Marriage Carousel near the Weißer Turm.
March 8th demonstration – “Women fight internationally: Against war, crisis and capital!”
On March 11th, starting at 2 pm, we will take to the streets of Nuremberg together, meeting at the Plärrer – for a feminist movement that rises up for a world beyond wars, profiteering and violence against women and queer people.
Reclaim the night – Feminist night dance demo for FLINTA* people in Nuremberg.
On March 11th at 7:30 pm, the grand finale of the demos for March 8th will begin at the Weißer Turm with a dance demo across the streets of Nuremberg. With the motto “Reclaim the night” FLINTA* persons can freely express themselves on the streets, which for many at these times of day are otherwise marked by the fear of sexualized violence.
Dedication: orange ZONTA bench at Erlangen City Hall – no place for violence against women and girls
As part of the worldwide campaign “ZONTA Says No”, attention is being drawn to the issue of violence against women and girls and invitations are being extended to talk about it. On March 8th at 2:00 pm it will be officially inaugurated together with Mayor Jörg Volleth in front of the town hall.
Reading of the book “Wir sind doch alle längst gleichberechtigt” by Alexandra Zykunov
In the FAU Schloss, author Alexandra Zykunov will present her book “Wir sind doch alle längst gleichberechtigt – 25 Bullshitsätze und wie wir sie endlich zerlegen” (We are all long since equal – 25 bullshit sentences and how we can finally dismantle them) on March 18th, starting at 6 pm. In cooperation with the Equal Opportunities Office of the City of Erlangen and the FAU Office for Gender & Diversity, she will draw attention to the invisibility of women’s and family issues in the public sphere and politics. This event also includes the following online discussion with experts on the topic.
Reading: زن ٫زندگی ٫ازادی – Zan, Zendegi, Āzādi – Woman, Life, Freedom.
For International Women’s Day on March 8th starting at 7:30 pm, ensemble members Elke Wollmann and Alissa Snagowski will lend their voices to Iranian women at the Theater in der Garage, and human rights activist Maede Soltani will speak about her experiences and the current situation in Iran. The evening will be musically accompanied by singer Shabnam Zamani and Benno Bartels.
HIV & STI Test Evening for FLINTA* Persons
On March 9th from 6 pm to 8 pm the AIDS-Hilfe Nürnberg-Erlangen-Fürth e.V. offers for the first time a test evening for HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea & hepatitis (blood test & smears) for FLINTA* persons only. Anonymous registration at 0911 2309035.
Lecture and talk with Masoumeh Bozorgimoghadam on “Women in Iran”.
The native Iranian Masoumeh Bozorgimoghadam will talk about the current situation in Iran in a moving, personal and informative lecture on March 9th at 7 pm in the House of the Church “KREUZ + QUER” to give a voice to the courageous women and people in Iran and to continue to make their courageous resistance against the repressive regime visible.
Cultural event – Women Live Peace
On March 12th at 7 pm, FLINTA* individuals will show solidarity with women’s struggles in Iran, Afghanistan and around the world for freedom rights, self-determination and political participation as part of the Feminist Fight Day at Nachbarschaftshaus Gostenhof.
Lecture: Black Feminism – Intersectionality
What and who is Black feminism fighting for and where does it still have an impact today? On March 13th, starting at 7:30 pm, Abyan Nur talks about the thinkers and pioneers of Black feminism such as Kimberley Crenshaw and bell hooks, outlining the history of Black feminism in Germany.
Lecture and Reading: “Nobody pushes us away!” – Forgotten women in the Weimar Republic.
Few well-known names – much nameless commitment! On March 16th from 7 pm, Klaus Thaler will present the history of Nuremberg’s educational institutions and deal with the spread of fascism at the beginning of the Weimar Republic.
Online discussion: What does science have to say? – Zoom meeting on the reading by Alexandra Zykunov
Building on the reading of the book “Wir sind doch alle längst gleichberechtigt – 25 Bullshitsätze und wie wir sie endlich zerlegen” by Alexandra Zykunov, experts in research and practice invite you to a Zoom discussion on the topic of equality in the workplace on March 22nd from 6 pm. They will address questions such as how science can counteract imbalances and injustices between women* and men.
Additional March 8th agenda
In the flyers of the Women’s Emergency Call Erlangen and the Equality Office Nuremberg you will find numerous other events around March 8th 2023.