School of
Glimmers #1

Event cancelled

2022 Community-Care Queer Empowerment
The event is unfortunately cancelled

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The »School of Glimmers #1« opens its gates for »Glimmers of recognition.« A weekend for empowering women*, queers, trans*black, indigenous, People of Color, and white trans* youths and adults, and for sensitizing to the connections between racializations and heteronormativity. A weekend with workshops, performances and a DJ set by Community-Care-Vibes.

»To stand our ground with those who look us in the eye, to wait for the glimmer of recognition to pass between us, to let the force of our being penetrate the other with gentleness.« (Gloria Anzaldúa)

The »School of Glimmers« project would like to contribute to a lasting shift of the discriminatory status quo: It focuses on self-determined BIPoC perspectives and decolonial forms of knowledge and provides spaces for critical whiteness. The »School of Glimmers« works at the intersections of political-cultural education, activism, performance, and science on the theme of postcolonial trans*formations—in a growing, diverse collective of art mediators, scientists, performers, and dance pedagogues.


Fri 9.12.

7.30 pm Opening
With Sara Bahadori 
(Anticolonial space Cologne/ BIPoC-Referat Uni Bonn)

8:30 pm Collective Dinner & Chillout

Sat 10.12.

10.30 am—12.30 pm Afrofuturist Zine Workshop
With Sheeko Ismail (Schwarze Kinderbibliothek Bremen & Zukunft ist bunt)
Open for Black FLINT*
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2.30—3.30 pm Lecture about and from Casa Kuà, Trans*, Inter*, Queer Community & Health Centre.
With Alex Rodriguez (trans* of color activist and member of Casa Kuà) and Marlize Andre (mother, doctor, Black trans*activist and part of Casa Kuà)

4—5 pm Talk 1: »
Decolonize Bremen!?«
Cultural and educational institutions and movements within Bremen from the perspectives and demands of queer/trans*feminist-decolonizing searches. past/present/future.
With Sheeko Ismail (Schwarze Kinderbibliothek Bremen & Zukunft ist bunt), Maimuna Sallah (Schwarze Kinderbibliothek Bremen & activist), Saman A. Sarabi

5.30—6.30 pm Talk 2: »Connecting and exchanging within the framework of a queer/trans*feminist-decolonizing search«
Questioning, demands, networks, contradictionaries, im/possible alliances, imagining…
With Sara Bahadori, members of Casa Kuà Berlin, Sheeko Ismail, Maimuna Sallah, moderated by Saman A. Sarabi

From 8 pm: Community Night with Dúo Maravilla
Reggeaton Salsa, Kumbia and small but shiny surprises

Funded by the Senator für Kultur Bremen and Fonds Soziokultur.