3:45 pm - 5 pm: Talks: With Kemone Brown:
Combining her research skills with social activism, Kemone Brown raises awareness around corrective rape, a ramapant and horrific issue impacting the lives of lesbian and bisexual women in her home country, Jamaica, through writing. We meet Kemone for a talk about her research, her activism, what we can do to end corrective rape, and how the Jamaican music culture, often criticized for homophobic overtones, can also be a tool of liberation.
5 pm - 6 pm: Writers Voice:
Marie Bjørn (DK), Elizabeth Japsen (DK), Maya Sharma (Indien) Oplæsning af Abelone Koppel eller Annemette Lorentzen, Lisa Quartey (S)
8 pm - 11 pm: Music: Papayɛ (DK) / Mekdes (DK) / Ash Olsen (NO)
Fluid Festival: A space to celebrate women, genderqueer and non-binary identies
At Gammel Strand – one of the most beautiful squares in the center of Copenhagen – we will proudly move through a nine-day colorful program of performances, debates, speeches, and installations.
The program will be a representation of women, genderqueer and non-binary identities and embraces, respects and challenges the understanding of gender expression. Focusing on the fluidity of gender expression, sexual orientation and gender identity, Fluid Festival offers up an inclusive space for female-identified, non-conforming and non-binary people.
There will be a daytime political festival with both speakers and international activists and a daily spot, Writers Voice, where writers from around the world share their poetry. As day turns to evening, we will create atmospheric summer evenings with performances, complemented by large lounge areas, dining areas, drinks bars, areas for outdoor plays, six wooden rafts floating in the canal and a ramp down to the water.
The Festival will be an ample opportunity for experiences, meetings, presence, love, celebration – a unique opportunity to be exactly who you are in the safe understanding that #YouAreIncluded.
Fluid Festival has a zero tolerance approach to any kind of discrimination and stigmatization.