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!

Lecture Evening: 75 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On December 10, 2023, Human Rights Day commemorates its 75th anniversary. In celebration of this occasion, the Working Group on Medicine and Human Rights invites you to a lecture evening on January 16, 2024, to critically examine the state of human rights globally and in our region, while highlighting existing issues. The event will feature presentations from Amnesty International e.V., Seebrücke Erlangen, Parakaleo e.V., the Center for Human Rights (CHREN), as well as a Professor of Ethics in Medicine.
Refreshments and snacks will be provided. The lecture evening will take place on January 16, 2024, at 5:30 PM in the Small Auditorium, Ulmenweg 18. Feel free to bring your friends, gather information, and engage in conversation with us.

Financial decisions during your studies & successful job application

Financial decision making
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed when making financial decisions at the end of your studies or when starting your professional life? You are not alone and A.S.I Wirtschaftsberatung has agreed to share various tips & tricks in this seminar. This way you can make decisions more confidently and ask all kinds of questions directly in this small setting.
Time: 16.05.2023 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: Lecture hall H9, Erwin-Rommel-Str. 60, 91058 Erlangen, Germany
Registration link: btS-Portal

Secrets of a successful application
You need to write applications soon after your studies, but don’t really know how to start? In this interactive seminar you will learn how to write a convincing application and how to avoid the most common mistakes, so that after this evening you will be able to create a great application portfolio of your own and hardly anything will stand in the way of a successful job search.

Time: 15.06.2023 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Place: Lecture hall H9, Erwin-Rommel-Str. 60, 91058 Erlangen, Germany
Registration link: btS-Portal

Information about the 200€ energy price allowance at FAU

The energy price allowance will soon be introduced for us students as well – but unfortunately hidden behind a lot of bureaucracy. To make it easier to keeping track of things and being prepared when the starting signal comes, we have summarized the most important information for you here. You can find a more detailed overview on the flyer for the application.

Update: It was just announced that the codes for the application are planned to be provided by FAU on March 15th.

What requirements do I have to fulfill?
Basically, you must have been enrolled at a university in Germany on December 1st, 2022 and have been residing in Germany in order to be able to apply for the allowance as a student. This also applies to international students. You can find out more about these requirements in the FAQ of the one-time payment.

What can I already prepare for the application?
You must create a bundID account to apply for the allowance. There you can either identify yourself already by using the online ID function (Perso/eID) or ELSTER certificate, or only create an account for now and then use the PIN for identification that FAU will send us soon.

When will we get the codes for the application?
The Ministry (StMWK) will give the go-ahead to the universities as soon as the current testing phase in the various federal states can be completed and any problems that have arisen can be cleared up. At the moment, this is expected to happen at March 15th the lastest. In the meantime, the FAU is preparing a circular email and an information page, which can go live along with the access codes and the PINs for the bundID at the same time.

Where can I get the codes for the application?
FAU will make the personal access codes and PINs for bundID available on campo as soon as it gets the go-ahead from the Ministry. You will find out exactly where they can be found in the circular email that will be sent out or on the information pages that are already being prepared.

By the way:
– The one-time payment of 200 euros is tax-free and is not offset against other social benefits.
– You are also entitled to the one-off payment if you have already received an energy allowance as an employee in September 2022.
– You also have a claim if you recently received other allowances as a BAföG recipient.

Events for March 8th – Feminist Fight Day

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.
More info


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.
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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.
More info

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
More info

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.