Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Aotearoa Anarcha-Feminist Hui 2010

From here

…building on previous anarcha-feminist hui, and learning from WEIRD ‘09 (womyn engaging in radical decolonisations) …

The organisers of the 2010 hui want to acknowledge that the hui is being organised and held on stolen land. We support the right of Tangata whenua to absolute soverignty and self-determination, and the return of stolen lands and liberty to indigenous peoples everywhere. The focus of the hui is on decolonisation and racism, and challenging white privilege and imperialist forms of organising.

The organisers are delighted to announce that this year’s Aotearoa Anarcha-Feminist Hui will take place from Friday 2 April to Monday 5 April, in the countryside near Te Whanganui-a-Tara/ Wellington, Aotearoa/NZ.



We warmly welcome anarcha-feminists and other wom*n, trans, intersex and genderqueer folks who want to destroy the white supremacist capitalist patriarchy and fight all oppressions. (For more info about anarcha-feminism please see below.)

Also, we would like to emphasise that this year’s hui is open to people of all genders, excluding cis-men. (Cisgender means “someone who is comfortable in the gender they were assigned at birth”, therefore, cis-men are people assigned the male gender at birth who identify as male.)

The weekend will include workshops, discussions, skill-shares, films, fun, delicious food, networking, strategising, socialising, and time to relax and explore the native forest surrounds.

If there is a particular workshop or activity (for adults, kids or everyone) you would like to organise please get in touch – likewise if you have general enquiries or suggestions about the hui.

Children are welcome and childcare will be provided. Please contact us if you will be bringing kids and let us know what you need.

The venue and accomodation are wheelchair accessible. If you have any questions about access or facilities please don’t hesistate to get in touch.

The organisers are currently fundraising hardout to make the hui as affordable as possible. We are aiming for $30 per adult to cover accomodation and meals, but noone will be turned away for lack of funds. We also plan to provide donations toward travel expenses for those who need it. If you can help with fundraising that would be awesome! – Please drop us a line.

Food will be low allergy, vegan, kosher, and halal. Please contact us if you have any specific dietary needs.

Please Register Now – it’s a huge help to us in terms of planning and budgeting.

Contacts:

Email: afem2010 [no spam] gmail.com

Snail Mail:

AFEM HUI, c/o 128 Abel-Smith St, Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington 6011

A bit more about Anarcha-Feminism:

Anarcha-Feminism (a.k.a. anarcho-feminism, anarchafeminism, & anarchofeminism) doesn’t have one strict definition. If you know what anarchism is and what feminism is, I’m sure you have a vague idea about what anarcha-feminism is. Many discussions anarchism and gender issues point to the fact that anarchism is or should be essentially feminist. Feminism has many definitions as well. But in this context we mean feminism as in the belief that people should not be oppressed because of their gender.

The reason we believe that the term anarcha-feminism is used is because anarchism is not an adequate word to describe what anarcha-feminism is about, either because anarchism is male-dominated, doesn’t address gender issues to the extent many would like, or because it’s not specific to gender issues. The term anarcha-feminism is also used to specify a type of feminism. Anarcha-feminists are feminists with a critique of power relationships that is often absent from other feminisms.

Anarcha-feminism isn’t just a response to anarchism and feminism, it’s its own entity: an anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist, anti-oppression way of addressing gender issues- and addressing other issues with a radical critique of patriarchy.

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