Village:Queer Feminist Geeks
|Needs network||2) normal wired||Villages describe network needs|
|Needs power||1) Only one or two tents (up to 10 citizens)|
|Village plans||... build up a big tent|
|Village constraints||We would like to have trees on our village area, We do not like to be filmed or photographed|
|Village comments plans|
|Likes to rent a tent||No|
|Descibing tents to rent|
|Likes to rent chairs||0|
|Likes to rent tables||0|
|Provides transport for|
|Has plans with tracks|
|Size needed||40 80|
|Has order interest||No|
1. The Call For Proposals (CfP)
2. The Assembly
1. Call for Proposals to Organise and Support Activities during the Queer, Trans* and Feminist Village at the CCCamp
From August 13 to 17, 2015, the Chaos Communication Camp (CCC), an international, five-day open-air event for hackers, makers and geeks of all genders will take place in Ziegeleipark Mildenberg* near Berlin, Germany. As the CCCamp** provides a space for sharing technical, social, and political ideas every 4 year, this is an opportunity not to miss. This year, a self-organised group of dedicated people will organise in a Do It Yourself (DIY) and Do it With Others (DIWO) fashion a queer, trans* and feminist village to bring visibility to feminist, queer and trans* hacking approaches, create a safe space*** within the larger CCCamp, continue to build a global community around those issues and inspire each other.
The queer, trans* and feminist village will be pluralistic, which means it will include intersectional, feminist, trans*, genderqueer and race-sensitive viewpoints, among others, that are committed to the central principles of agency, fulfillment, empowerment, diversity, and social justice. Moreover, a long tradition of free software and free culture allow us to amplify hardware and software to hack: bodies, gender, academia, maternity and child-rearing, operating systems, distributed networks and other devices.We refer to the terms hacking, making and geeking with a full understanding of their histories and limitations.
Over the years a global community of feminist, queer and trans* hackers, makers and geeks has grown in the global south and global north and we hope to build on this momentum to invite submissions that aim at bringing visibility to new and old feminist, queer, trans* and anti-colonial hacker/maker/geek practices, to the groups and collectives that are doing the work, to examples of resistance to and support of people subjected to online/offline sexism, violence and/or harassment and to any other issues that are of concern to the community. We seek contributions from feminist, queer, trans* and people of color in addition to allies**** in any formats, be it hands-on workshops, discussions, presentations, artistic installations, performance, projections, concerts or whatever activity you think could add to the discussion.
To register your activity, you can either add it in a DIY way by using our wiki at https://events.ccc.de/camp/2015/wiki/Village:Queer_Feminist_Geeks (you need to create an account to do so) and/or send your short submission to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that there are no deadlines for submitting your proposal(s), and spontaneous activities will be welcomed, but we do encourage you to share your plans in advance with us! This will help create enthusiasm around our village and its scheduled content.
We are also looking for people who want to help set up, support (financially for instance), and simply be part of the village or take part in the activities. If you want to be involved we suggest you register to the list at: https://lists.riseup.net/www/subscribe/queerfeministgeeks
It will be the first time at a CCCamp that a queer, trans* and feminist village will be set up, so don't miss it!
- Visit the CCCamp wiki: https://events.ccc.de/camp/2015/wiki/Main_Page
- The CCCamp is not a free event. However, they are mindful that it
is not everyone who has the financial means to purchase a ticket. If this is your case, please let us know.
- Safe spaces can be understood as spaces of non-oppression,
non-hierarchy, and non-discrimination, whether explicit, through a community agreement, or implicit through the sharing of values. They enable members of a group to flourish, empower themselves and create community. They are also about pushing boundaries to confront all forms of sexism, racism and ablesim, among others, as these are values we internalize in our societies growing up. Safe spaces are an opportunity to learn more about ourselves and others and to confront this internalised oppression.
- An ally is someone who wants to support a "disadvantaged" group,
but is not part of that group (e.g. men are allies when it comes to women's rights issues, white people are allies when it comes to people of color and indigenous issues, etc.)
2. The Assembly
This assembly is home to all queer|feminist people attending camp to find each other & hang out. If there are enough of us, it should be easy to make this assembly possible & wonderful. So please join and help to realize this! :)
We are a few queer/feminist/trans*/intersectional people who want to meet each other, feel safe, and make friends. You can bring yourself, drinks, food, or anything you like. We will discuss about what it's like to identify as queer in tech, as a feminist, as an intersectional person concerned with oppression in a predominantly white-male-heterosexual context.
This assembly is meant to be a safe space. Safe spaces can be understood as spaces of non-oppression, non-hierarchy, and non-discrimination, whether explicit, through a community agreement, or implicit through the sharing of values. They enable members of a group to flourish, empower themselves and create community. They are also about pushing boundaries to confront all forms of sexism, racism and ablesim, among others, as these are values we internalize in our societies growing up. Safe spaces are an opportunity to learn more about ourself and others to confront these internalised oppression.
If you do not self-identify as queer and feminist, you are allowed to attend but please be mindful to not take up all the space for yourself, like by asking questions that are answered in easily accessible resources such as the Geek Feminism Wiki. This is neither a place to ask people what they mean by basic terms such as "privilege" or "toxic masculinity", nor for discussing these terms. Educate yourself via the Wiki.
Maybe it's nicer to ask people what's their preferred pronoun if you're not sure. "Are you a boy or a girl" is not an accepted question.
- Daily Meetups?
- Add yourself as a member (on your wiki-profile page) & Refresh Memberlist
- Edit this Page
- Add 1 to number in "Member seats needed" field ;-)
- Join IRC Channel
- Subscribe to Mailinglist
- Add TODOs
What to Bring
- Stuff for constructing a larger tent/meetup space
- A flag or banner, so people recognize us
- Blankets, pillows and other cozy stuff
- Reading material