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October 2020

Hood feminism: Notes from the women that a movement forgot by Mikki Kendall

October 29, 2020 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Online

In this collection of essays Kendall makes a powerful critique of today's feminism and points to the ways in which we can do better It’s another recent publication, and in many ways a nice one to read after Feminism, interrupted last time We’ll meet on the 29th October, online again, from 7 onwards If you would like to join us for the discussion you can sign up to the event through our book club page on FB or Meetup In…

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December 2020

Sister outsider: Essays and speeches by Audre Lorde

December 10, 2020 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Online

Sister outsider is widely regarded as a classic of intersectional feminist work, one that brings together Lorde’s most influential essays and speeches, authored between the years of 1976 and 1984. It will be wonderful to dig into this collection together. Once again we’ll be online, and start at 19. You can sign up to the event on our Amsterdam feminist book club pages on FB or Meetup. And to celebrate the publication of a new Dutch translation of Sister Outsider…

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January 2021

Delusions of gender: How our minds, society, and neurosexism create difference by Cordelia Fine (2010)

January 21 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Online

On the 21st of January we’ll be looking at something a little different from our previous sessions; Cordelia Fine’s Delusions of gender: How our minds, society, and neurosexism create difference (2010). It looks set to be a nice start to a new year of feminist reads. In Delusions of gender Fine argues against the notion that the human brain is sexed, challenging the idea of innate brain difference, and exposing this grounding of sexism at the brain-level as a mechanism…

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March 2021

The will to change by bell hooks

March 4 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Online

We all know that patriarchy is bad not only for women and nonbinary people but also for men. That’s why in our next meeting, on March 4th, we will discuss the book ‘The Will to Change’ by feminist legend bell hooks. "With the courage, honesty, and compassion that have made her one of America's most provocative authorities on modern culture, bell hooks takes on the interior lives of men and answers their most intimate questions about love. 'The Will to…

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International women’s day

March 8

Stand up for your and each other's rights! There are multiple events to get involved organised in Amsterdam, both online and offline: Biking towards Museum Square at 12:00 Manifestation at Museum Square at 15:00 And many online livestreams Happy women's day!

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April 2021

Feminist Book Club Amsterdam #6 | The Power

April 15 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Online
Free

On the 15th of April we will pick up Naomi Alderman’s The Power, a science fiction novel which literary editor Justine Jordan describes as “inverting the status quo to devastating effect.”

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May 2021

Whipping Girl by Julia Serano

May 20 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Online

Whipping Girl was first published in 2007 by Seal Press and at that time it was Serano's first full length book. Serano describes the book as "a collection of personal essays that debunk many of the myths and misconceptions that people have about trans women, as well as the subject in general". In 2016, Serano brought out a second edition, "basically the same book, but with a few clarifying changes, and a new Preface chronicling how the book came to…

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July 2021

Ecofeminism by Maria Mies and Vandana Shiva | Book Club #8

July 8 @ 19:30 - 21:30
Online
Free

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED TO THURSDAY 8 JULY!! Sorry that there’s been a bit of a delay in posting this one, but we thought it would be nice to read something on the topic of ecofeminism, and from there got a bit dazzled by all of the possibilities. We eventually settled on Ecofeminism by Maria Mies and Vandana Shiva, first published in 1993 with a second edition released in 2014, with the idea that it will be a good foundational…

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September 2021

Trans DIGNITY March

September 10 @ 18:00
Meeting Point: Admiraal de Ruijterweg 80, 1056 GN, Amsterdam

  (Text copied from the FB event) DUTCH BELOW On the 1st of September, Mala Badi was harassed and attacked on the street by multiple men as she stopped at the stoplights on Admiraal de Ruiterweg in West. The crowd of three men grew to seven as Mala got verbally and physically abused, pushed of her bike and called a “kanker homo”. Trans folk are under attack, and have always been - seen as deviant in the media, dangerous on…

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Het Woonprotest – Protest against the housing crisis

September 12
Westerpark Amsterdam, + Google Map

Georganiseerd door de Vrije Bond, lees hier meer: https://www.vrijebond.org/het-woonprotest-oproep-voor-anarcho-blok/  

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