Hello dears, Holidays and magazines coming your way in a gezellig combination. Here is your warm invitation to join us in celebrating independent feminist press and herstories from women of all genders. Come and join us from 4 to 8 pm on the 29th of December to celebrate the Rotterdam launch of our 12th issue, themed BIOGRAPHY This cosy Sunday afternoon affair will be in the company of velvet curtains, warming drinks and an excellent entourage Girls Like Us 12 – BIOGRAPHY, with contributions by and with Hanne Lippard, Amy Sillman, Dope Saint Jude, Marilyn Waring, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Jill Johnston, Amy Suo Wu, Rebecca E. Karl, Sara Manente, BUTCHCAMP, Chris E. Vargas and many more. We also have a fashion shoot inspired by Gluck and photographed by the wonderful Ilenia Arosio and some fun-fan QandA’s with queer meme accounts. Hope to see you all there! https://www.glumagazine.com/about/ GIRLS LIKE US is an independent magazine turning the spotlight on an international expanding community of women from all genders within arts, culture and activism. Through personal stories, essays and vanguard visuals GIRLS LIKE US unfolds feminist legacies in arts and writing. Mixing politics with pleasure, the magazine is mapping collaborative routes towards a non-patriarchy.

Thursday 26.12 17:00 – 22:00 Hi Queermeessssinnessss! We (Maartje and Rowan) are staying in lovely Rotterdam for Christmas, and we decided to organise a potluck together with Tender Center. This evening is for all the queers in and around Rotterdam who need a place to spend Christmas for whatever reason, or who need an excuse to get away from family obligations, like us. The idea is that everyone brings something to eat for the group, so we can all eat together and try each other’s food. If it’s not possible for you to cook and bring a meal, don’t worry there will be enough to go around - you’re still so welcome to join us. If you want to help us out with cooking together or preparing/cleaning up the space instead, let us know! E-mail: Mjloogman@gmail.com You can bring whatever you like, but a lot of people have diet restrictions or wishes, so try to make your food vegan or vegetarian, and include a sign with ingredients (we’ll make sure to have some pen and paper). ALL WELCOME!

DIKKE VINGER KLEDINGRUIL (English below) Vind je het leuk om in contact te komen met andere dikke mensen? Wil je op een duurzame én leuke manier af van kleding die je niet meer draagt en in ruil nieuwe aanwinsten voor je garderobe mee terug nemen? Kom dan naar onze kledingruilavond! PRAKTISCHE INFORMATIE Wanneer: vrijdag 20 december Aanmelden: Er zijn maar 30 plekken dus meld je snel aan via info@dikkevinger.org. Als je je aangemeld hebt maar toch niet kan, laat dat dan zsm weten! Waar: Tendercenter, Zaagmolenstraat 127A, 3036 HH Rotterdam Hoe laat: Inloop vanaf 19:00u gezamenlijke start om 20:00u (Mocht je 20:00u niet kunnen redden, laat het ons even weten in je aanmeldingsmail, dan gaan we daar een passende oplossing voor bedenken). Consumpties: Er is een bar waar je drinken kunt kopen (let op contant geld meenemen) en wij zorgen voor snacks. OVER DE KLEDINGRUIL Neem maximaal 10 kledingstukken mee die schoon en heel zijn. Per kledingstuk krijg je een bonnetje in ruil. We vinden het belangrijk om een inclusief evenement te zijn waarbij iedereen zich veilig voelt. Denk hierbij aan privacy en het beperken van ongevraagde adviezen. Er zijn altijd mensen van de organisatie aanwezig om mee in gesprek te gaan als je je niet veilig voelt. Er is een mogelijkheid om in meer privacy de kleding te passen als je dat prettig vindt. Maar in je ondergoed door de ruimte dansen mag natuurlijk ook. De ruimte is grotendeels toegankelijk. Als je een fysieke beperking hebt laat het dan even weten bij je aanmelding, dan nemen we contact met je op. Alle kleding vanaf maat 44 is welkom. We doen niet aan kleding of mensen genderen. De kleding die overblijft doneren we ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DIKKE VINGER CLOTHING SWAP Are you up for meeting some fellow fats? Are you looking to clean out your wardrobe in a way that’s both sustainable and fun, picking up some new items in the process? Join us at our clothing swap evening! THE SPECIFICS When: Friday 20 December Registering: We only have 30 spots open, so be sure to sign up by shooting us an e-mail at info@dikkevinger.org. If you signed up but end up being unable to come, please let us know ASAP! Where: Tender Center, Zaagmolenstraat 127A, 3036HH Rotterdam What time: Doors open at 19.00, we start the swapping at 20.00. If you’re unable to make it at 20.00, please let us know in your e-mail, so we can come up with a solution for you. Refreshments: There will be a bar for you to get drinks (cash only). We’ll provide the snacks. ABOUT THE CLOTHING SWAP Bring at most 10 pieces of (clean, undamaged) clothing. You will receive a receipt for every piece you bring. We aim to make this an inclusive event, striving to create as safe an environment as possible. Please consider other’s people’s privacy, and keep unwanted advice to yourself. If you do feel unsafe, please reach out to one of the event organizers. There will be an opportunity to try on clothing in a more private space for those that prefer to. However, dancing around in one’s underwear is fine, too. The space is mostly accessible. If you have a physical disability and think you may require some accomodations, please let us know so we can contact you in advance if necessary. We welcome clothing from size 44 upwards (a size 14 in the US/Canada, 16 in the UK). We don’t gender clothing or people. Clothing that is left over will be donated.

[Image description: video still from One World In Relation, Manthia Diawara’s 2009 film made with Eduard Glissant. Image shows a shot through a window on a cruise ship out to sea. The outside is hazy, the inside is reflected on the glass of the window.] 19 November 18:00–20:30 GHOST Study Group 5: reading and watching GHOST in collaboration with the Tender Center are delighted to invite you to our fifth study* group session on improvisation, policing and opacity. If you couldn't make it to our last sessions don't worry- all are welcome! This session, Thursday 19 November, for reading and watching, we will wrap up this block of sessions by watching some films together. Edouard Glissant had an early interest in studying film but couldn’t resolve for himself how to work with a medium that involved so much transparency. We’ll watch some works where postcolonial filmmakers have come to forms of filmmaking that embody or perform opacity. RSVP attendance or for any additional information to GHOST: ceramicswiththeliving@gmail.com Content in subsequent study groups will be guided and/or informed by participants interests but will likely include further poetry readings, screenings and workshops. €3 suggested donation to Tender Center per session (those who would like to attend but cannot afford this contribution please let us know). Soft refreshments and printed texts for each session will be provided. *We use the term 'study' as an umbrella for thinking around a chosen set of subjects, using many tools, we hope together to be able to define what the parameters of study are in the context of this group

[Image shows a white and black drawing with five portraits of womxn in the center of the image. The format of the image is horisontal and rectangular. Around the portraits are text with the upcoming dates, time and title as you can hear and read about below. It also state that the event is Trans and Non-binary inclusive. From both left and right in the image two arms two arms with drawn tattoos on the skin is holding a microphone and open up their hand with a heart in their palm. ] Mental Health Cafe aims to create an accessible safe space and peer-support group for grrrls (femme, queer, non-binary, trans, woc,...) to share their struggles and triumphs on mental health. Each meeting we will incorporate a theme to talk about and share experiences and thoughts. Our goal is to improve emotional health, wellbeing and sense of belonging. We underline the importance of mutual respect. Everyone’s experiences are treated as equally important. The talk will be facilitated by Non Sense, a professional, experienced conversation leader in the field of mental health. - PLEASE NOTE - This event will be in English! ENTRANCE ON FREE DONATION About Girls go BOOM: Girls go BOOM is a collective of womxn putting womxn on stage. We want to create a safe space community where we can support each other's creative projects, mental health, start new bands, inspire. Join our events to meet like minded people, get inspired or inspire, to support your girl gang, to express yourself in any way (we're talking about reading poetry, drawing dinosaurs, creating zines, discussing mental health,...), share ideas, or just drink some beer. About Tender Center: Tender Center is a collective of feminist queers who are building the beginnings of a community center for culture; or venue for queer events in Rotterdam. IMPORTANT: Girls go BOOM aims to welcome you in a safe-r space: - With zero tolerance for sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, fatphobia, racism and other kind of discrimination. - Where people are free to be who they truly are. - Without judgement. - Where you are protected and respected by your community - Artwork by Joblin Agteresch -

[Image show a thunderstormie night sky with a city line at the bottom with a text with the title of the event on top. Logo from Queer Rotterdam in the right hand corner.] Every other month, the people of Queer Rotterdam welcome all you enbies, gender questioning, gender non-conforming radicals to just come over and hang out at Tender Center Rotterdam. There will be a cosey atmosphere, background music, tables and chairs to play games and/or do arts and crafts, pillows to hang and be bored on, etc. Anything that comes up, or less! Questions/ideas? Put them in this event or mail to info@queerrotterdam.nl **The people of QR will do their best to hold space throughout this night. However, we ask you to help us out by taking care of each other, and create a space that is for and by non-binary people.**

[Image shows the artist Stuart Marshall lying on his front with his back exposed while someone gives him acupuncture. It is sometime in the late 1980s. The room they are in looks more domestic than clinical.] In preparation for World AIDS Day 2019, Tender Center, Rotterdam is hosting an afternoon workshop and early evening screening/discussion that share and seek out different regional histories of HIV/AIDS art and activism, connecting them to both Rotterdam and the global pandemic. Using films, words, and storytelling, we would like to explore how remembering the histories and ongoing struggles of collective organising in HIV/AIDS activisms helps us think into present day experiences of healthcare. These could include: current LGBTQIA+ healthcare concerns like PrEP availability and trans healthcare; mental health; disability justice; and thinking around how politics and activisms of migration, borders, and decolonial struggles help re-define a global pandemic of HIV/ AIDS treatment and activism that is collective and embodied. This event is organised by Katherine MacBride (Tender Center, Rotterdam), Conal McStravick (artist and film researcher, London), Ferdiansyah Thajib (KUNCI Study Forum and, Collective, Yogyakarta-Berlin), with support from Toon Fibbe (artist, Rotterdam), and others. This programme is in progress so please check back for updates on timings and film details etc closer to the day itself :) 12:00-14:00 walk starting from Tender Center 14:00-17:00 workshop at Tender Center (including breaks and shared meal) Inviting others to share in this, we will be talking, walking, and collectively thinking about HIV/ AIDS past, present, and future. We would like to: learn from people's experiences and histories; share from activist material held by HIV/AIDS and LGBTQIA+ archives; to reflect how streets, galleries, nightclubs, support groups, clinics, and other public spaces made space for positive people, positive forebears, and their allies; to gather ideas and politics, materials and memories, histories and cultures that archive HIV/ AIDS treatments and activisms bodily, collectively, and transnationally; and reflect on how modes of intimacy, affect, ambivalence, learning, living, loving, caring, communication, gesture, survival, and other modes and materialities continue to explore fluidities of art and activism, public and private, national and transnational, past and present. We will meet at Tender Center at 12, go for a walk in Rotterdam city centre, then return to Tender Center for lunch and an indoor workshop facilitated by Ferdi and Conal. If you would like to attend or want more info please email info@tendercenter.space 17:00-18:00 break and drinks at Tender Center 18:00-21:00 screening/discussion During an open to all public screening, we will share reflections from the workshop alongside historical and contemporary video and film works by LGBTQIA+ artists and activists. Conal will share his research on the work of positive artists, forebears, and HIV/AIDS histories connecting them to current attitudes, cultural activisms, and continuing crises. Toon will share some archival film material of Rotterdam’s queer history. Ron van Zeeland will talk about his experiences of HIV activism in NL. Andre Reeder will be present for a screening of his 1995 Migranten TV documentary Aan Niets Overleden.

Girls go BOOM: GRRRLS TAKE THE MIC #2 We are hosting our next spoken word night at the lovely Tender Center! If you would like to join the line up, please mail jessica@girlsgoboom.com. Line up: Giulia Montorsi //Rocco Daniëlle Zawadi Valerie van Straaten & Flor de Real // Vale la Flor Sarafina Van Ast Robin Jay Rowan Ferreira // The pool boy Shauntell Baumgard Host Amber Zwaneveld + OPEN MIC Anyone who wants to share their poetry, craft, prose or performance is welcome to grab the mic. Anyone is invited to attend but the mic is exclusively open to womxn, trans and / or non-binary folk. FREE ENTRANCE About Girls go BOOM: Girls go BOOM is a collective of womxn putting womxn on stage. We want to create a safe space community where we can support each other's creative projects, mental health, start new bands, inspire. Join our events to meet like minded people, get inspired or inspire, to support your girl gang, to express yourself in any way (we're talking about reading poetry, drawing dinosaurs, creating zines, discussing mental health,...), share ideas, or just drink some beer. About Tender Center: Tender Center is a collective of feminist queers who are building the beginnings of a community center for culture; or venue for queer events in Rotterdam. IMPORTANT: Girls go BOOM aims to welcome you in a safe-r space: - With zero tolerance for sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, fatphobia, racism and other kind of discrimination. - Where people are free to be who they truly are. - Without judgement. - Where you are protected and respected by your community - Artwork by Joblin Agteresch -

[Image shows a dark view across the sea at night time. There are 2 tiny lights in the distance. Overlaid over the image is the text from this event description.] GHOST in collaboration with Tender Center are delighted to invite you to our fourth study* group session on improvisation, policing and opacity. If you couldn't make it to our last sessions don't worry- all are welcome! This session, Wednesday 13th of November, for reading and poeming, we will focus on further sections of Eduoard Glissant's The Poetics of Relation, as well as a reading by Dean Bowen. .deanbowen (1984) is a poet and performer. He has previously published on Samplekanon and Hard // Hoofd , in nY and Kunsttijdschrift Vlaanderen, among others, and gained fame on many domestic and international venues for his extraordinary inspiration. In 2015 he won the Van Dale SPOKEN Award in the poetry category and earlier this year his debut earned him a nomination for the C. Buddingh prize for the best debut. As a writer, he is mainly investigating the dynamics of the composite identity and how it relates to both a political and a social positioning. For this he uses the poem as an instrument and as a democratic space to capture that polyphony. http://www.deanbowen.nl RSVP attendance or for any additional information to GHOST: ceramicswiththeliving@gmail.com and we will send you the texts, but no need to read beforehand (although you are welcome to if you want!) - we will read together in the space. Content in subsequent study groups will be guided and/or informed by participants interests but will likely include further poetry readings, screenings and workshops. €3 suggested donation to Tender Center per session (those who would like to attend but cannot afford this contribution please let us know). Soft refreshments and printed texts for each session will be provided. We ask all who attend to be sensitive and respectful to the space and others in the group (see more about Tender Center below), within these parameters ALL ARE WELCOME! Wednesday 13th October 18.00 - 20.30 @ The Tender Center Zaagmolenstraat 127A, 3036 HH Rotterdam *We use the term 'study' as an umbrella for thinking around a chosen set of subjects, using many tools, we hope together to be able to define what the parameters of study are in the context of this group.

[Image show a thunderstormie night sky with a city line at the bottom with a text with the title of the event on top. Logo from Queer Rotterdam in the right hand corner.] The Beyond the Binary support group for non binary transfolks! This meet-up series is meant as a support group for people who go beyond the gender binary: whether you’re trans, non-binary, genderqueer, gender-fluid, agender, questioning, or any other non-cis gender identity. We ask that you judge for yourself whether this event is for you, but please keep in mind that it is very important that in this space, queering is a verb and we will do it. The talk will be moderated by Non Sense, a professional, experienced conversation-leader who is also a part of the trans-community. If you are planning on attending, please send an email to info@queerrotterdam.nl so we have an indication how many people to expect! If you have any ideas for talking points or other questions, please also let us know. You can also mail non at non@genderclowns.org. Costs: a donation to our moderator. 19.00 doors open 19.30 start 22.00 end ***PLEASE NOTE*** the location is a different one from the meetings before! From now on, our meetings will be at Tender Center Rotterdam, which is very very cosy and this will definitely add to the feeling of safety and intimacy. You can easily reach TC by taking tram 8.

[Image shows lots of pumpkin with carved faces with lights inside. A DIY computer text are written on top of the image telling the title of the evening.] *** Pot luck impromptu karaoke open space possibility lights for the darkest times pumpkin carving witch in training ritual fire with herbs for windows open mic!! Halloweeeeen. BYO dish and lamp / candle / pumpkin *** Suggested donation of 2-5€ at the door C€a$h only bar 7pm - 1am For the times when the darkness is the darkest and the cold is the coldest we must gather ourselves together and make a little warmness. All souls, sinners, spirits and saints come along and bring a dish to share and eat together, add your lamp to the interconnection of cables, carve the face of your shadow dreams into a pumpkin, and rise up your favourite talent for the open mic! Guard against the bitter frost of Winter with us!! About Tender Center: Tender Center is a collective of feminist queers who are building the beginnings of a community center for culture; or venue for queer events in Rotterdam. While we want the Tender Center to be open to welcoming everyone to our space, without the need to impose fixed categories on each other we would like to underline that this is a space primarily for our lesbian, trans, feminist, queer p.o.c and women friends, and wider ltqbgipq+ communities. For more see: www.tendercenter.space About Queer Rotterdam: Queer Rotterdam aims to SUPPORT, CONNECT and ACTIVATE our community. This platform is run by a rotating team of navigators who put their heart and spare time in moving this organization in a community desired direction. QR listens to your needs and initiatives. Together we look for opportunities and actions. . Queer Rotterdam focuses on providing a safe/r/ space for all queer people in Rotterdam and beyond. We define queerness by not seeking conformity in our voices or bodies, but rather through a radical care and condemning hate speech and oppression. - No transphobia, no racism, no body shaming, no sexism, NO against all forms of making people feel unsafe. - We stand for love, kindness and respect for self expressions. YES to intersectional feminism, having different opinions and backgrounds, being gendernoncomforming or genderconforming, being posthuman, asexual, quiet, refugee, questioning... we celebrate diversity.

[Image shows Nicola Godman riding on a horse in the business district of Amsterdam Züid. She wears a helmet.] Queering the Saloon – Book release with whiskey bar October 26, 18.30 – 21.00 Tender Center Zaagmolenstraat 127A Rotterdam Join us at Tender Center Rotterdam for a saloon night and the book release of Temporary Country Life by Nicola Godman! The publication tells the story of Zuidas Cowboy, a performance by Nicola Godman and is designed by Bram van den Berg. During the evening art historian and writer Sietske Roorda will give a talk on cross-dressing in the American West. The bar runned by Emotional Channel will be stocked with whiskey (as well as lighter drinks) and queering country tunes will be played by dj cowbell. Bring cash for drink donation and books! The publication consists of Zuidas Cowboy's diary and includes texts by feminist art critic Sietske Roorda and historian Maarten Zwiers. With image contributions by Jakob Ehrlich and Martin Kofoed Pedersen, photography by María de Brea, as well as an interview with a real Prairie Woman - Luella Godman. Programme 18.30 - 19.00 | Walk in 19.00 - 19.30 | Welcome and QandA with Nicola Godman and Katie Clarke 19.30 - 20.30 | Presentation Cross-dressing in the American West by Sietske Roorda 20.30 - | Queering Country Tunes by dj cowbell Hope to see you there! XXX Nicola, Sietske, Emotional Channel and Tender Center The publication is made with support by Gemeente Amsterdam Zuid.

[Image of the images. On the right beige and blue book cover for the book Playing Monogamy by Simone(e) van Saarloos, translated into English by Liz Waters with a foreword by Leni Zumas. To the left a photo of Simon(e) van Saarloos, wearing a neon bright cap, shiny earrings and lipstick.] Join us for the launch of our newest title Playing Monogamy by Simon(e) van Saarloos! "Love is love, but not really. To recognise love as love we need comprehensible images. What are those contemporary images that help us identify love and how could we identify love differently, figuring it as less defined by safety procedures, measured commitment and feelings of ownership and entitlement? Playing Monogamy refuses to see personal relationships as safe havens where people can hide from the precarities of society, and instead proposes to make public life more intimate and romantic." Through a contemporary rereading of the cult of monogamy, van Saarloos playfully queers the way in which the structure of monogamy is upheld through social convention within Western contexts. Written for more of a lay audience, the book proposes an expanded and polyamorous engagement with intimacy and sexuality as a possible alternative. Originally written in Dutch and published by De Bezige Bij, Publication Studio is excited to bring this book to an English speaking audience for the very first time. We are also happy to share that this edition of the book, translated by Liz Waters, will include a foreword by Leni Zumas, author of the US bestseller Red Clocks, and a revised preface by Simon(e) herself, addressing how she might approach writing about nonmonogamy differently four years after the book's first publication—and after many experiences in between. ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆ For this occasion Publication Studio presents The Poly-logues: An Open Mic about your best/worst/juiciest/funniest/whatever experience with non-monogamy. Come share your story! Slots are 3–7 min per speaker. The Poly-logues will be preceded by an introduction by Publication Studio Rotterdam and a talk by Simon(e), followed by drinks afterwards. Playing Monogamy will be on sale for €12,00. Note: Tender Center is CASH ONLY. ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆ Programme: 7:00 – 7:30 | Walk in 7:30 – 7:45 | Introduction by Isabelle Sully and Yin Yin Wong (PSR) 7:45 – 8:30 | Simon(e) van Saarloos on Playing Monogamy 8:30 – 9:00 | Open Mic: Poly-Logues 9:00 – 23:00 | Drinks + Book sales

[Image shows a screenshot of various text based document referring to the content of the reading sessions. One of the images shows the table the readings take place at with a short letter version QMF of the event title.] This reading session will be happening at a slightly earlier time this Friday afternoon so that we can also attend the Wet Lounge #2 screenings of feminist documentary filmmakers @ TENT om 6pm. Please be personally invited to the another queer and feminist reading session at Tender Center ♥ We read manifestos. Light snack, drinks and heating are available. Come along to participate in a way you're comfortable with. Please consider bringing a coin donation towards the maintenance of the space :) What happens? So yep, we each read aloud a few sentences from the manifesto of the day, around the table till the texts are finished, our voices allowing them to resonate in different ways, in a listening and speaking rhythm. We seem to chat about the text mostly at the end. People bring a lot of comments and parallels from their own experience and knowledges, so the conversation changes every time. Last session we read the catchy rhyming recruitment poster "Dyke Manifesto" by the Lesbian Avengers, calling out for a political uprising of the lesbian kind “WHERE ARE OUR LESBIAN LEADERS, WE NEED YOU!" The time before we read through the seven chewy pages of the woman's liberation etiquette guide "Bitch Manifesto." Chat was fruitful. We almost made a mix tape. I keep forgetting to mention that way back we also read through "The Personal is Political," by Carol Hanish alongside "An Anywhere Is: Manifesto" by Kerry Ann Lee! It was a call and response through subjective knowledge across several decades and an ocean. For Amsterdam Pride, we read through 'The Queer Nation Manifesto' slowly revealing connections and disconnections across queer struggles locally, internationally and in the global-local, questioning nationalism as a form for the protection of plural queer subjects. In an earlier session we read "Deep Lez" by Allyson Mitchell along with "Speaking in Tongues, The Third World Woman Writer" by Gloria Anzaldúa, speaking of (among other things) the strong and direct voice of Anzaldúa, English as an imperialist language, writing as a tool for survival and self representation in lives where there is no time to write, the physics of a macramed conceptual tangle, and how institutional language can creep into contemporary art practices. The sessions began with "Ain't I a Woman" by Sojourner Truth, and "Radical Tenderness" by trans-feminist activists Dani d'Emilia and Daniel B. Chavez. We've gotten through a lot! I'm leaving out the dates here to keep things readable. About the host: Hi, I'm Liz. I'm a member of Tender Center, an artist, writer and editor. I'm sharing these texts with you as a way of helping myself in my work on an upcoming collection of feminist and queer manifestos, to be published by the extraordinary Girls Like Us magazine in 2020. The texts we read have all made significant contributions to queer and feminist rights and culture. By reading them aloud and together we create a context to better understand them in place and relation to our local globalality of plural spaces and qweerestimes. Email me liz@tendercenter.space if you have any questions! This is an open group so forward this event to anyone you think would be interested. XLiz

[Image shows a white and black drawing with five portraits of womxn in the center of the image. The format of the image is horisontal and rectangular. Around the portraits are text with the upcoming dates, time and title as you can hear and read about below. It also state that the event is Trans and Non-binary inclusive. From both left and right in the image two arms two arms with drawn tattoos on the skin is holding a microphone and open up their hand with a heart in their palm. ] Girls go BOOM: Mental Health Cafe #1 SELF THERAPY and SELFCARE Mental Health Cafe aims to create an accessible safe space and peer-support group for grrrls (femme, queer, non-binary, trans, woc,...) to share their struggles and triumphs on mental health. Each meeting we will incorporate a theme to talk about and share experiences and thoughts. Our goal is to improve emotional health, wellbeing and sense of belonging. We underline the importance of mutual respect. Everyone’s experiences are treated as equally important. The talk will be facilitated by Non Sense, a professional, experienced conversation leader in the field of mental health. - PLEASE NOTE - This event will be in English! ENTRANCE ON FREE DONATION About Girls go BOOM: Girls go BOOM is a collective of womxn putting womxn on stage. We want to create a safe space community where we can support each other's creative projects, mental health, start new bands, inspire. Join our events to meet like minded people, get inspired or inspire, to support your girl gang, to express yourself in any way (we're talking about reading poetry, drawing dinosaurs, creating zines, discussing mental health,...), share ideas, or just drink some beer. About Tender Center: Tender Center is a collective of feminist queers who are building the beginnings of a community center for culture; or venue for queer events in Rotterdam. IMPORTANT: Girls go BOOM aims to welcome you in a safe-r space: - With zero tolerance for sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, fatphobia, racism and other kind of discrimination. - Where people are free to be who they truly are. - Without judgement. - Where you are protected and respected by your community - Artwork by Joblin Agteresch -

[Image shows bike wheels and tools lying around on a dirty workshop floor.] Women/Queer Learning Session: Working With Wheels Sunday October 13, 13:00 – 17:00 at Tender Center Rotterdam Come join us and learn to fix a bike wheel! This event will be for women, queer, trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming persons only! Lessons will be given by volunteers of the Doe-Het-Zelf Werkplaats, lead by Tommi, Fraser and Camilla. Additional technical support will be provided by other volunteers of the Werkplaats.* RSVP required! We only have room for 20 people in the space! Please email: doehetzelfwerkplaats@gmail.com Participation is free! If you can indicate in your email which aspects you are most interested in learning (changing tire/adjusting spokes/bearing play) it would help us a lot in determining how we break-up the session!** The aim of the session is to give space not just for repairing bikes but for learning for learnings-sake, while centering the allowance to be vulnerable in process. Here you do not have to know everything already and there will be no (macho) competitiveness/arrogance about knowledge and skill. We will be making and learning together, exchanging all of our different and specific knowledges in acts of generosity, love and care. Come be messy with us! Queer failure! The topic of this session are wheels: the things that give us M O T I O N Each participant will be provided a front wheel to practice with, so no need to work on your own bike (we wouldn't fit them all inside anyway!) The session will be a back-and-forth between guided group lessons and 'free-time' for participants to practice and do-it-themselves (with support always at hand). Topics: (different groups working simultaneously, then switch) COMPONENTS: parts of the (front) wheel - hub bearings are same mechanism throughout bike (allows for movement) - different things you may encounter SIZING: tube/tire/rim sizes - how to read - how to convert different valve types reasons for different spoke patterns/rim profiles CHANGING TIRE: removing tube and tire checking size finding hole patching tube checking rim tape installing tube and tire Pumping -- BREAK -- (vegan + meat wraps) WOBBLY WHEELS: where does the wobble come from how to check if wheel is untrue adjusting spokes (extra, replacing spokes) BEARING PLAY: how does it work— compressing ball bearing ‘races’ how to check if too tight or too loose adjust position race/lockring testing techniques - how to know if right balance (extra, opening up hub, inspecting race and bearings) (extra sections are if we feel comfortable with other lessons and would like to do something more intensive. participants are also very welcome to move at different paces as well, but we will do all lessons once for the whole group so it doesn't get too hectic.) About the Werkplaats: The Doe-Het-Zelf Werkplaats is a non-commercial, unaffiliated space for sharing knowledge and helping each other in repairing, building and making things, mostly bikes. It is located at 45 Burgemeester Roostraat just down the street from Tender Center. The space runs entirely on donations and all use of tools and spare parts is free of charge for anyone fixing something at the werkplaats. The werkplaats is run by volunteers who share advice and assistance with anyone wanting to fix their own things. The werkplaats does not aim to compete with any of the great neighborhood bike shops in the area that offer professional service. Follow the website for opening hours, which are updated weekly: http://dhzwerkplaats.blogspot.com/ (We will also make a field trip to the werkplaats at the end of the event for anyone who would like a tour of our space!) About Tender Center Rotterdam: We are a collective of feminist queers who are building the beginnings of a community center for culture; or a venue for queer events; or a les university of life in Rotterdam. Tender Center is a relational infrastructure with parties, agitation, co-learning, bodies in varying states, gardening, (s)words, conversation, workshops, food, diy darkroom, cats, curry, and a solid sound system. Tender Center is run as a not-for-profit association and we currently are running on funds from our pockets. To all of you who have supported us in the last 5 months in making the space possible, thank you! Thank you, our lesbian trans feminist queer p.o.c friends, and wider ltqbgipq communities and allies for making it possible to create a space for music, art, politics, hanging out, and care of all queer kinds. We suggest you bring your own or wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty! You will get dirty! Coffee, tools, water, music and spare parts will all be provided! Lessons will be given in English, but Dutch and Italian technical support is available. *a few of the DHZ volunteers that will be there sensitively offering technical support are straight men, if you want to be involved but are not comfortable with this, then please let us know! Because they are very open to stepping back! Feel free to message Tommi (thilsee@tomhilsee.com) or Fraser (gettrufashions1@gmail.com) personally. **If you have knowledge on some parts but not others you are also welcome to step in as a supporting role on those parts as well!

[Image shows pride flags and one person holding a white sign with red text saying: Orgullosa de ser trans. Solidarity is written in yellow and pink on top of the photograph. ] solidarity fundraiser party for Gloria Virginia Davenport Fentanes Saturday 12 October, 21.00–01.00 Tender Center (in collaboration with WORM) is delighted to be hosting a solidarity fundraiser in support of the work of Mexican Trans*activist Gloria Virginia Davenport Fentanes. Gloria is one of the most famous Trans*activists in Mexico and has been fighting for the rights of Trans*people for many years. Gloria will give a short intro at the beginning of the night. Come come come for Latin music and cocktails and Mexican buttons! Suggested donation on the door of 10 euro (for those who can afford) all of which goes directly towards support and activism projects led by Trans*activists in Mexico. The following day WORM are hosting a discussion with Gloria at 19.00. https://worm.org/production/trans-activism-in-mexico/

[Image shows A high contrast ink drawing on light paper with various instruments such as clarinet, saxophone, drums, microphone, cymbals and music notes.] TC Orchestra Jam: that damn band! Sunday 6 October, 14:00–18:00 TC Orchestra Jam: that damn band! is a workshop in which we play instruments (clarinet, drum set, kazoo, keyboard, melodica, microphone with delay and effect pedal, saxophone, and tambourine) together in a temporary and improvisational ‘orchestra’. The workshop is led by Angel (Angelica Falkeling) who has eight+ years’ experience of playing music in ensembles and orchestras (mainly as a child but they’ve recently taken it up again). Angel will function as your conductor throughout the day, introduce you to the different kind of instruments, and lead a warm-up and various collaborative exercises so that you quickly and easily can access the instruments you would like to play during the afternoon’s improvisation. You can also BYO tunes, and ask questions via info@tendercenter.space But, just so you know: TC Orchestra Jam: that damn band! doesn't require any prior knowledge or experience of playing music. We will explore how to play together as an embodied experience through the ears, hands, guts, and fingers. TC Orchestra Jam: that damn band! takes place at Tender Center, which started off as a dream to run a lesbian bar in the centre of Rotterdam and now functions as a queer community center. Therefore we will ask our melodic tunes to dance the dance and explore what the space can become together. Welcome!

[Image shows a screenshot of various text based document referring to the content of the reading sessions. One of the images shows the table the readings take place at with a short letter version QMF of the event title.] The Queer Feminist Manifesto reading session will be happening on Saturday afternoon: Saturday 5th, 13.30-15.30pm Tender Center Rotterdam Please be personally invited to the another queer and feminist reading session at Tender Center ♥ We read manifestos. Light snack, drinks and heating are available. Come along to participate in a way you're comfortable with. Just turn up :) What happens? So yep, this will be the sixth reading session of a series and in the first the process was set (for now) as we each read aloud a few sentences from "Ain't I a Woman" by Sojourner Truth, and "Radical Tenderness" by trans-feminist activists Dani d'Emilia and Daniel B. Chavez. We read around the table till the texts are finished, our voices allowing them to resonate in different ways, in a listening and speaking rhythm. We seem to chat about the text mostly at the end. People bring a lot of comments and parallels from their own experience and knowledges, so the conversation changes every time. Last session we read through the seven chewy pages of the woman's liberation etiquette guide "Bitch Manifesto." Chat was fruitful. We almost made a mix tape. I keep forgetting to mention that way back we also read through "The Personal is Political," by Carol Hanish alongside "An Anywhere Is: Manifesto" by Kerry Ann Lee! It was a call and response through subjective knowledge across several decades and an ocean. For Amsterdam Pride, we read through 'The Queer Nation Manifesto' slowly revealing connections and disconnections across queer struggles locally, internationally and in the global-local, questioning nationalism as a form for the protection of plural queer subjects. In an earlier session we read "Deep Lez" by Allyson Mitchell along with "Speaking in Tongues, The Third World Woman Writer" by Gloria Anzaldúa, speaking of (among other things) the strong and direct voice of Anzaldúa, English as an imperialist language, writing as a tool for survival and self representation in lives where there is no time to write, the physics of a macramed conceptual tangle, and how institutional language can creep into contemporary art practices. We've gotten through a lot! I'm leaving out the dates here to keep things readable. About the host: Hi, I'm Liz. I'm a member of Tender Center, an artist, writer and editor. I'm sharing these texts with as a way of helping myself in my work on an upcoming collection of feminist and queer manifestos, to be published by the extraordinary Girls Like Us magazine in 2020. The texts we read have all made significant contributions to queer and feminist rights and culture. By reading them aloud and together we create a context to better understand them in place and relation to our local globalality of plural spaces and qweerestimes. Email me liz@tendercenter.space if you have any questions! This is an open group so forward this event to anyone you think would be interested. XLiz

[Image show a thunderstormie night sky with a city line at the bottom with a text with the title of the event on top. Logo from Queer Rotterdam in the right hand corner.] Every other month, the people of Queer Rotterdam welcome all you enbies, gender questioning, gender non-conforming radicals to just come over and hang out at Tender Center Rotterdam. There will be a cosey atmosphere, background music, tables and chairs to play games and/or do arts & crafts, pillows to hang and be bored on, etc. Anything that comes up, or less! Questions/ideas? Put them in this event or mail to info@queerrotterdam.nl **The people of QR will do their best to hold space throughout this night. However, we ask you to help us out by taking care of each other, and create a space that is for and by non-binary people.**

[Image shows a playful digital collage. A T-shirt stating bad femme daddy switch with small strong hands. Lots of dogs, bubbles, plastic diamond and Rhianna. Text with time and place on top.] Clothing SWAP with dressing room, music, styling by Leo, portrait station and make-up by angel. 18:00 - 22:00

[Image shows a screenshot of various text based document referring to the content of the reading sessions. One of the images shows the table the readings take place at with a short letter version QMF of the event title.] The Queer Feminist Manifesto reading session is back and happening this week: Friday 20th, 6-8pm Tender Center Rotterdam Please be personally re-invited to the fourth queer and feminist reading session at Tender Center ♥ We read manifestos. Light snack and drinks are available. Come along to participate in a way you're comfortable with. What happens? So yep, this will already be the fourth reading session of a series and in the first the process was set (for now) as we each read aloud a few sentences from "Ain't I a Woman" by Sojourner Truth, and "Radical Tenderness" by trans-feminist activists Dani d'Emilia and Daniel B. Chavez. We read around the table till the texts are finished, our voices allowing them to resonate in different ways, in a listening and speaking rhythm. We seem to chat about the text mostly at the end. People bring a lot of comments and parallels from their own experience and knowledges, so the conversation changes every time. Last session, for Pride season, we read through 'The Queer Nation Manifesto' slowly revealing connections and disconnections across queer struggles locally, internationally and in the global-local, questioning nationalism as a form for the protection of plural queer subjects. In an earlier session we read "Deep Lez" by Allyson Mitchell along with "Speaking in Tongues, The Third World Woman Writer" by Gloria Anzaldúa, speaking of (among other things) the strong and direct voice of Anzaldúa, English as an imperialist language, writing as a tool for survival and self representation in lives where there is no time to write, the physics of a macramed conceptual tangle, and how institutional language can creep into contemporary art practices. About the host: I'm a member of Tender Center, an artist, writer and editor. I'm sharing these texts with as a way of helping myself in my work on an upcoming collection of feminist and queer manifestos, to be published by the extraordinary Girls Like Us magazine in 2020. The texts we read have all made significant contributions to queer and feminist rights and culture. By reading them aloud and together we create a context to better understand them in place and relation to our local globalality of plural spaces and qweerestimes. Email me liz@tendercenter.space if you have any questions! This is an open group so forward this event to anyone you think would be interested. XLiz

[Image shows a dark view across the sea at night time. There are 2 tiny lights in the distance. Overlaid over the image is the text from this event description.] GHOST in collaboration with the Tender Center are delighted to invite you to our second study* group session, on improvisation, policing and opacity. If you couldn't make it to our first session, or missed our first email, all are welcome! This session, Thursday 19th of September, for reading and not translating, we will focus on further sections of Eduoard Glissant's The Poetics of Relation, as well as Gloria Anzaldúa's Borderlands/La Frontera. RSVP attendance or for any additional information to GHOST: ceramicswiththeliving@gmail.com and we will send you the texts, but no need to read beforehand (although you are welcome to if you want!) - we will read together in the space. Content in subsequent study groups will be guided and/or informed by participants interests but will likely include poetry readings, screenings and workshops. €3 suggested donation to Tender Center per session (those who would like to attend but cannot afford this contribution please let us know). Soft refreshments and printed texts for each session will be provided. We ask all who attend to be sensitive and respectful to the space and others in the group (see more about Tender Center below), within these parameters ALL ARE WELCOME! Thursday 19th September 18.00 - 20.30 @ The Tender Center Zaagmolenstraat 127A, 3036 HH Rotterdam *We use the term 'study' as an umbrella for thinking around a chosen set of subjects, using many tools, we hope together to be able to define what the parameters of study are in the context of this group -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About GHOST: GHOST is a facilitative entity based between Rotterdam and Paris, and was co-founded by Madison Bycroft (AUS), Kari Robertson (UK) and Natalia Sorzano (COL). Together, under this cipher, we are interested in experimental forms of assistance, collaboration, authorship and exhibition making. https://ghost.hotglue.me/ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About Tender Center Rotterdam TC is currently fourteen people and a space who go by these words: We are a collective of feminist queers who are building the beginnings of a community center for culture; or a venue for queer events; or a les university of life in Rotterdam. Tender Center is a relational infrastructure and venue with parties, agitation, co-learning, bodies in varying states, gardening, (s)words, conversation, workshops, food, diy darkroom, cats, curry, and a solid sound system. Tender Center is a not-for-profit association, and we currently are running on funds from our own small pockets and the energies of those who support us in making the space and community activities possible, thank you! Thank you, our lesbian trans feminist queer loca p.o.c friends, and wider ltqbgipq+ communities and allies, for creating a space for music, art, poetry, politics, hanging out, and care of all queer kinds. https://tendercenter.space https://www.instagram.com/tendercenterrotterdam/ A note on access: Tender Center is located on street level with a slightly raised threshold to the entrance. Inside there is a small ramp from the front part to the back part of the space. There is a single private toilet in this back part which is not currently wheelchair accessible. There is a garden with seating outside the back of the space (accessed by stairs) which can be used for quieter moments. We are working towards making the space more accessible in different ways and developing our infrastructures, technologies, and behaviours. Please get in touch via info@tendercenter.space if you would like more information or if there is anything we can do to make this event or future events more accessible.

[Image shows children and adults playing soccer on a field next to cars. A bit outside of the city. High-rise buildings in the horizon. A layer of text on top of the image deconstructing what contemporary sport take for granted for queer, intersex, and trans bodies.] Workshop for WdK students at Quality Health Club, Boergoensevliet 110, 3082 KX Rotterdam In this workshop, we will collectively question and reinvent the socio-political role of sport in contemporary society. By looking at the practice of sport from a queer perspective, we will understand movement and performativity as the basis for questioning current social systems and normative logics. Through a series of games, we’ll experiment with a set of tools to reflect on and change the rules of the social codes we are constantly playing. By celebrating interchangeability and fluid identities, the workshop aims to re-invent strategies for new societal values, both on and off the sports field. ------------ JAY TAN (Tender Center) makes sculpture, performance, sound and video. She grew up in South London during the eighties, assuming most heads of state were female. Currently, she teaches Fine Art at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and is based in Rotterdam, where she also co-runs new community space, Tender Center. She completed her MFA at the Piet Zwart Institute in 2010 and was a 2014/15 resident at the Rijksakademie. She has presented work at Kunstverein (Amsterdam), Ujazdowski Castle, Centre for Contemporary Art (Warsaw), Ellen de Bruijne Projects (Amsterdam), Gallerie van Gelder (Amsterdam), Futura (Prague), Vleeshal (Middleburg), the CAC (Vilnius), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam), Hollybush Gardens (London), Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam) and RongWrong (Amsterdam). TENDER CENTER is a collective of feminist queers who are building the beginnings of a community center for culture; or a venue for queer events; or a les university of life in Rotterdam. It is a relational infrastructure with parties, agitation, co-learning, bodies in varying states, gardening, (s)words, conversation, workshops, food, diy darkroom, cats, curry, and a solid sound system. https://tendercenter.space/ Z. BLACE (ccSPORT / Akademie Schloss Solitude) (Željko Blaće, b. 1976 SFR Yugoslavia, now roaming Europe) (in-)consistently (net)working in(-between) contemporary culture/arts, politics/activism and community sport/leisure, by cross-pollinating practices, methods, media and technologies in roles as an instigator, anti-disciplinary artivist, researcher and organizer, as seasonal designer, editor, educator, curator, critic, conveyer... and was (co-)founder of Multimedia Institute/MaMa, qSPORT/QueerSport in Croatia; researcher @Jan van Eyck Academie, PatchingZone.nl PhDArts.eu in the Netherlands; collaborator of Timelab.org and ConstantVzw.org in Belgium and Telekommunisten.net and BerlinerGazette.de in Germany. Currently busy establishing trans-local platform www.ccSPORT.link #ContestingContextingSPORT and being a fellow at Akademie-Solitude.de on #QUEERingNETWORKing ccSPORT is a trans-local connective of individuals and groups with personal and shared experiences of athletes, artists, academics, activists and sport enthusiasts/critics who are challenging, reclaiming and redefining the field of SPORT. contesting/contexting SPORT 2016 plans contesting/contexting SPORT 2016 plans ccSPORT is informed by feminist and queer perspectives through creative and critical practices, working as commoners and co-creators against discrimination and injustice in sport systems to inform participants, inspire emancipation, instigate intervention, evoke solidarity, support equality and sustainability for all. http://www.ccSPORT.link/ GABRIEL FONTANA (Multiform) is a French designer with a practice established in Social Design. After developing a multidisciplinary design practice in France at Saint-Etienne Higher School of Art and Design (2015), he graduated from the Social Design masters program of the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2018. Through a queer framework, Gabriel investigates how daily social practices reproduce conservative values and reinforces power structures. Within a phenomenological approach, Gabriel develops performative design research, positioning the body as the central perspective from which the social world is experienced, reproduced, and challenged. https://www.multi-form.org/

[Image shows a white and black drawing with five portraits of womxn in the center of the image. The format of the image is horisontial and rectangular. Around the portraits are text with the upcoming dates, time and title as you can hear and read about below. It also state that the event is Trans & Non-binary inclusive. From both left and right in the image two arms two arms with drawn tattoos on the skin is holding a microphone and open up their hand with a heart in their palm. ] Girls go BOOM: GRRRLS TAKE THE MIC #1 We are hosting our first spoken word night at the lovely Tender Center! Line up: Maaike van der Voort Joana Cavaco Jowi Kemper Nazrina Rodjan & Naomi G - Veldwijk / Queer bedtijdverhalen Tessel ten Zweege F.C.K (AU) Mieke Megawati Host Amber Zwaneveld + OPEN MIC Anyone who wants to share their poetry, craft, prose or performance is welcome to grab the mic. Anyone is invited to attend but the mic is exclusively open to womxn, trans and / or non-binary folk. FREE ENTRANCE About Girls go BOOM: Girls go BOOM is a collective of womxn putting womxn on stage. We want to create a safe space community where we can support each other's creative projects, mental health, start new bands, inspire. Join our events to meet like minded people, get inspired or inspire, to support your girl gang, to express yourself in any way (we're talking about reading poetry, drawing dinosaurs, creating zines, discussing mental health,...), share ideas, or just drink some beer. About Tender Center: Tender Center is a collective of feminist queers who are building the beginnings of a community center for culture; or venue for queer events in Rotterdam. IMPORTANT: Girls go BOOM aims to welcome you in a safe-r space: - With zero tolerance for sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, fatphobia, racism and other kind of discrimination. - Where people are free to be who they truly are. - Without judgement. - Where you are protected and respected by your community - Artwork by Joblin Agteresch -

[Image shows a group of people walking on grass holding a banner stating 'Resource Grabbing Is Not Queer. People are wearing backpacks and protective suit gears plus digital font stating: Queer Bloc Climate March.] Tender Center is opening her doors on 8th of September at noon for queers and allies to gather and prepare for the Climate march. We'll have some banner making material at our disposal, but feel free to bring some old sheets, sticks, cardboard or other useful material to make signs and banners. Feel welcome also just to come and warm up before the march so we can participate as a united Queer Bloc on this day. There will be coffee and tea, and we'll open the doors after the March so theres a place to unwind and swap stories at the end of it all. Hope to see you then! x TC __________________________________ About Tender Center Rotterdam TC is currently eight people and a space who go by these words: We are a collective of feminist queers who are building the beginnings of a community center for culture; or a venue for queer events; or a les university of life in Rotterdam. Tender Center is a relational infrastructure and venue with parties, agitation, co-learning, bodies in varying states, gardening, (s)words, conversation, workshops, food, diy darkroom, cats, curry, and a solid sound system. Tender Center is a not-for-profit association, and we currently are running on funds from our own small pockets and the energies of those who support us in making the space and community activities possible, thank you! Thank you, our lesbian trans feminist queer loca p.o.c friends, and wider ltqbgipq+ communities and allies, for creating a space for music, art, poetry, politics, hanging out, and care of all queer kinds. https://tendercenter.space https://www.instagram.com/tendercenterrotterdam/ ___________________ A note on access: Tender Center is located on street level with a slightly raised threshold to the entrance. Inside there is a step up from the front part to the back part of the space. There is a single private toilet in this back part which is not currently wheelchair accessible. There is a garden with seating outside the back of the space (accessed by stairs) which can be used for quieter moments. We are working towards making the space more accessible in different ways and developing our infrastructures, technologies, and behaviours. Please get in touch via our email if you would like more information or if there is anything we can do to make this event or future events more accessible.

[Image show a thunderstormie night sky with a city line at the bottom with a text with the title of the event on top. Logo from Queer Rotterdam in the right hand corner.] The Beyond the Binary support group for non binary transfolks continues! This meet-up series is meant as a support group for people who go beyond the gender binary: whether you’re trans, non-binary, genderqueer, gender-fluid, agender, questioning, or any other non-cis gender identity. We ask that you judge for yourself whether this event is for you, but please keep in mind that it is very important that in this space, queering is a verb and we will do it. The talk will be moderated by Non Sense, a professional, experienced conversation-leader who is also a part of the trans-community. *On Sept. 5th, we will talk about LOVE. What does non-binary loving look like? Let's explore this together. If you are planning on attending, please send an email to info@queerrotterdam.nl so we have an indication how many people to expect! If you have any ideas for talking points or other questions, please also let us know. You can also mail non at non@genderclowns.org. Costs: a donation to our moderator. 19.00 doors open 19.30 start 22.00 end ***PLEASE NOTE*** the location is a different one from the meetings before! From now on, our meetings will be at Tender Center Rotterdam, which is very very cosy and this will definitely add to the feeling of safety and intimacy. You can easily reach TC by taking tram 8.

[Image shows a digital collage made of various layers. Its background is a digital photography from TC's garden. Another photo in the form of a circular shows a body holding a three armed candle holder, their face are not shown because there is a disco ball in between. There are various organic shapes and bubbles in the image. On top of the image a text telling who the bar is for at Tender Center.] Friday 23th - late but still warm summer nights with good vibes. TENDER CENTER lesbian gay trans non-binary burpy slutty slinky. Door are open 21:00 – 01:00. Drinks on donation. Welcome! Hope to see you there ♥ We are C A S H O N L Y. If you coming on your own, are at TC for the first time and want some company and meet up before, just drop us a line on info@tendercenter.space. Next one is up 30th August! About Tender Center Rotterdam TC is currently eight people and a space who go by these words: We are a collective of feminist queers who are building the beginnings of a community center for culture; or a venue for queer events; or a les university of life in Rotterdam. Tender Center is a relational infrastructure and venue with parties, agitation, co-learning, bodies in varying states, gardening, (s)words, conversation, workshops, food, diy darkroom, cats, curry, and a solid sound system. Tender Center is a not-for-profit association, and we currently are running on funds from our own small pockets and the energies of those who support us in making the space and community activities possible, thank you! Thank you, our lesbian trans feminist queer loca p.o.c friends, and wider ltqbgipq+ communities and allies, for creating a space for music, art, poetry, politics, hanging out, and care of all queer kinds. https://tendercenter.space https://www.instagram.com/tendercenterrotterdam/ A note on access: Tender Center is located on street level with a slightly raised threshold to the entrance. Inside there is a step up from the front part to the back part of the space. There is a single private toilet in this back part which is not currently wheelchair accessible. There is a garden with seating outside the back of the space (accessed by stairs) which can be used for quieter moments. We are working towards making the space more accessible in different ways and developing our infrastructures, technologies, and behaviours. Please get in touch via our email if you would like more information or if there is anything we can do to make this event or future events more accessible. Allyship is the taking up of another’s struggle as your own—is a valuable form of support, and we are very thankful for the work some of you are doing out there on behalf of our communities. This is why we want the Tender Center to be open to welcoming everyone to our space, without the need to impose fixed categories on each other. We would like to underline that this is a space primarily for our lesbian, trans, feminist, queer p.o.c and women friends, and wider ltqbgipq+ communities. We understand allyship as a verb and an active practice, and so we would like to ask you for your respect and accountability in these ways: – If you are an ally you are careful about how you and your fellow ally-friends occupy our space. If you notice that the space is getting crowded and people are not able to enter, give room to your queer friends and come back at a quieter moment. – If you are an ally you are not here to ‘watch’ us, or out of curiosity. – If you are an ally you do not make comments about what you think about queers (yes, this also implies that we do not need to hear you say how great you think queers are—we know this already). – If you are an ally you intervene when other allies you came with disrespect any of these guidelines. More info on how to be a good ally can be found here: http://www.guidetoallyship.com/. Thanks to the Mothers & Daughters team for sharing their allyship resources: dank je wel, bisous! Summer bar nights, every Friday in July and August July 19, 26 till August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

[Image shows liquids coming and merging together. A digital cut out collage tell the tile, date and time of the workshop. A front and back side of a button pin says Tender Center.] Button and pin – making – workshop at Tender Center this upcoming Friday 23/8 18:00 – 20:00 Come by and make some buttons and pins with us! Great to have in a pocket, when to tell about TC, as well as on your rugsack. Send out sexy tender vibes to the world. We would like to have them available in the space for future visitors as well as on the move. We will have a black and white printer available, and some basic cut and paste materials as well as the buttons and the machine of course. If you have any juicy, fancy, crapy pens, tape, or collage material to pass on info, energy and love to the world and our community, please bring them along! Please let us know on: angelica@tendercenter.space if you would like to join :). Small donation fee € 3 – 5. Drinks and snacks will be served. TENDER CENTER is a lesbian gay trans non-binary burpy slutty slinky community space in the north of Rotterdam at Zaagmolenstraat 127A. If you use public transport it is easy to reach us via tram 8. If you coming on your own, are at TC for the first time and want some company and meet up before, just drop us a line on info@tendercenter.space. https://tendercenter.space https://www.instagram.com/tendercenterrotterdam/ A note on access: Tender Center is located on street level with a slightly raised threshold to the entrance. Inside there is a step up from the front part to the back part of the space where we built a movable ramp. There is a single private toilet in this back part which is not currently wheelchair accessible. There is a garden with seating outside. The back of the space (accessed by stairs) which can be used for quieter moments. We are working towards making the space more accessible in different ways and developing our infrastructures, technologies, and behaviours. Please get in touch via our email if you would like more information or if there is anything we can do to make this event or future events more accessible. During evening events we play music.

[Image shows shows the table the readings take place at with a short letter version QMF of the event title. The table have a painted circular pattern formations on its top.] This is an open invitation to the third queer and feminist reading session at Tender Center Rotterdam. Last session we read "Deep Lez" by Allyson Mitchell and "Speaking in Tongues, The Third World Woman Writer" by Gloria Anzaldúa. Following a suggestion, this week we are opening up our list of manifestos to you so you can make reading suggestions for the group. Email me at liz@tendercenter.space for details or just come along to participate in a way you're comfortable with. This is the third reading session of a series. In the first we each read a few sentences from "Ain't I a Woman" by Sojourner Truth, and "Radical Tenderness" by trans feminist activists Dani d'Emilia and Daniel B. Chavez around the table till it was read and heard, and we continue with this as a good listening and conversation rhythm. Light snack and drinks are available. We will open the bar at 9pm for our weekly Summer drinks evening, so it's possible to stay in the area (there's lots of eethuises nearby) and return for a drink, or help out with the furniture change over in the meantime :) Our standard TC info follows: About Tender Center Rotterdam TC is currently twelve people and a space who go by these words: We are a collective of feminist queers who are building the beginnings of a community center for culture; or a venue for queer events; or a les university of life in Rotterdam. Tender Center is a relational infrastructure and venue with parties, agitation, co-learning, bodies in varying states, gardening, (s)words, conversation, workshops, food, diy darkroom, cats, curry, and a solid sound system. Tender Center is a not-for-profit association, and we currently are running on funds from our own small pockets and the energies of those who support us in making the space and community activities possible, thank you! Thank you, our lesbian trans feminist queer loca p.o.c friends, and wider ltqbgipq+ communities and allies, for creating a space for music, art, poetry, politics, hanging out, and care of all queer kinds. https://tendercenter.space https://www.instagram.com/tendercenterrotterdam/ A note on access: Tender Center is located on street level with a slightly raised threshold to the entrance. Inside there is a small ramp from the front part to the back part of the space. There is a single private toilet in this back part which is not currently wheelchair accessible. There is a garden with seating outside the back of the space (accessed by stairs) which can be used for quieter moments. We are working towards making the space more accessible in different ways and developing our infrastructures, technologies, and behaviours. Please get in touch via our email if you would like more information or if there is anything we can do to make this event or future events more accessible. Allyship is the taking up of another’s struggle as your own—is a valuable form of support, and we are very thankful for the work some of you are doing out there on behalf of our communities. This is why we want the Tender Center to be open to welcoming everyone to our space, without the need to impose fixed categories on each other. We would like to underline that this is a space primarily for our lesbian, trans, feminist, queer p.o.c and women friends, and wider ltqbgipq+ communities. We understand allyship as a verb and an active practice, and so we would like to ask you for your respect and accountability in these ways: – If you are an ally you are careful about how you and your fellow ally-friends occupy our space. If you notice that the space is getting crowded and people are not able to enter, give room to your queer friends and come back at a quieter moment. – If you are an ally you are not here to ‘watch’ us, or out of curiosity. – If you are an ally you do not make comments about what you think about queers (yes, this also implies that we do not need to hear you say how great you think queers are—we know this already). – If you are an ally you intervene when other allies you came with disrespect any of these guidelines. More info on how to be a good ally can be found here: http://www.guidetoallyship.com/. Thanks to the Mothers & Daughters team for sharing their allyship resources: dank je wel, bisous!

[Image shows a digital collage made of various layers. Its background is a digital photography from TC's garden. Another photo in the form of a circular shows a body holding a three armed candle holder, their face are not shown because there is a disco ball in between. There are various organic shapes and bubbles in the image. On top of the image a text telling who the bar is for at Tender Center.] this Friday 19th - more hot summer drinks night good vibes ... and every Friday in July and August at TC July 26 August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. TENDER CENTER lesbian gay trans non-binary burpy slutty slinky on Friday 19th July 21:00 – 01:00. drinks is on donation! Welcome! Hope to see you there ♥ If you coming on your own, are at TC for the first time and want some company and meet up before, just drop us a line on info@tendercenter.space. For an afternoon pre-party warm up check the Feminist and Queer Manifesto reading session here: https://www.facebook.com/events/991467297911454/ About Tender Center Rotterdam TC is currently eight people and a space who go by these words: We are a collective of feminist queers who are building the beginnings of a community center for culture; or a venue for queer events; or a les university of life in Rotterdam. Tender Center is a relational infrastructure and venue with parties, agitation, co-learning, bodies in varying states, gardening, (s)words, conversation, workshops, food, diy darkroom, cats, curry, and a solid sound system. Tender Center is a not-for-profit association, and we currently are running on funds from our own small pockets and the energies of those who support us in making the space and community activities possible, thank you! Thank you, our lesbian trans feminist queer loca p.o.c friends, and wider ltqbgipq+ communities and allies, for creating a space for music, art, poetry, politics, hanging out, and care of all queer kinds. https://tendercenter.space https://www.instagram.com/tendercenterrotterdam/ A note on access: Tender Center is located on street level with a slightly raised threshold to the entrance. Inside there is a step up from the front part to the back part of the space. There is a single private toilet in this back part which is not currently wheelchair accessible. There is a garden with seating outside the back of the space (accessed by stairs) which can be used for quieter moments. We are working towards making the space more accessible in different ways and developing our infrastructures, technologies, and behaviours. Please get in touch via our email if you would like more information or if there is anything we can do to make this event or future events more accessible. Allyship is the taking up of another’s struggle as your own—is a valuable form of support, and we are very thankful for the work some of you are doing out there on behalf of our communities. This is why we want the Tender Center to be open to welcoming everyone to our space, without the need to impose fixed categories on each other. We would like to underline that this is a space primarily for our lesbian, trans, feminist, queer p.o.c and women friends, and wider ltqbgipq+ communities. We understand allyship as a verb and an active practice, and so we would like to ask you for your respect and accountability in these ways: – If you are an ally you are careful about how you and your fellow ally-friends occupy our space. If you notice that the space is getting crowded and people are not able to enter, give room to your queer friends and come back at a quieter moment. – If you are an ally you are not here to ‘watch’ us, or out of curiosity. – If you are an ally you do not make comments about what you think about queers (yes, this also implies that we do not need to hear you say how great you think queers are—we know this already). – If you are an ally you intervene when other allies you came with disrespect any of these guidelines. More info on how to be a good ally can be found here: http://www.guidetoallyship.com/. Thanks to the Mothers & Daughters team for sharing their allyship resources: dank je wel, bisous! Summer bar nights, every Friday in July and August July 19, 26 till August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

Queer Manifesto reading session 17:00 – 20:00 (with a break) before the Friday bar opens, Liz Allan is hosting a Queer Manifesto reading session. The readings come from her current research on queer and feminist manifestos. Please feel free to come by and participate in a way you comfortable with. This is the second reading session of a series, in the first we each read a few sentences from Ain't I a Woman by Sojourner Truth and the Radical Tenderness by trans feminist activists Dani d'Emilia and Daniel B. Chavez around the table till it was read and heard. We'll revisit these manifestos briefly and move on to Deep Lez by Allyson Mitchell and Speaking in Tongues, The Third World Woman Writer by Gloria Anzaldúa. Light snack and drinks are available. Summer bar nights, every Friday in July and August - July 19, 26 till August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Our standard TC info follows: About Tender Center Rotterdam TC is currently eight people and a space who go by these words: We are a collective of feminist queers who are building the beginnings of a community center for culture; or a venue for queer events; or a les university of life in Rotterdam. Tender Center is a relational infrastructure and venue with parties, agitation, co-learning, bodies in varying states, gardening, (s)words, conversation, workshops, food, diy darkroom, cats, curry, and a solid sound system. Tender Center is a not-for-profit association, and we currently are running on funds from our own small pockets and the energies of those who support us in making the space and community activities possible, thank you! Thank you, our lesbian trans feminist queer loca p.o.c friends, and wider ltqbgipq+ communities and allies, for creating a space for music, art, poetry, politics, hanging out, and care of all queer kinds. https://tendercenter.space https://www.instagram.com/tendercenterrotterdam/ A note on access: Tender Center is located on street level with a slightly raised threshold to the entrance. Inside there is a step up from the front part to the back part of the space. There is a single private toilet in this back part which is not currently wheelchair accessible. There is a garden with seating outside the back of the space (accessed by stairs) which can be used for quieter moments. We are working towards making the space more accessible in different ways and developing our infrastructures, technologies, and behaviours. Please get in touch via our email if you would like more information or if there is anything we can do to make this event or future events more accessible. Allyship is the taking up of another’s struggle as your own—is a valuable form of support, and we are very thankful for the work some of you are doing out there on behalf of our communities. This is why we want the Tender Center to be open to welcoming everyone to our space, without the need to impose fixed categories on each other. We would like to underline that this is a space primarily for our lesbian, trans, feminist, queer p.o.c and women friends, and wider ltqbgipq+ communities. We understand allyship as a verb and an active practice, and so we would like to ask you for your respect and accountability in these ways: – If you are an ally you are careful about how you and your fellow ally-friends occupy our space. If you notice that the space is getting crowded and people are not able to enter, give room to your queer friends and come back at a quieter moment. – If you are an ally you are not here to ‘watch’ us, or out of curiosity. – If you are an ally you do not make comments about what you think about queers (yes, this also implies that we do not need to hear you say how great you think queers are—we know this already). – If you are an ally you intervene when other allies you came with disrespect any of these guidelines. More info on how to be a good ally can be found here: http://www.guidetoallyship.com/. Thanks to the Mothers & Daughters team for sharing their allyship resources: dank je wel, bisous!

[Image shows a cut out detail of four "melted" basketballs, and the lower legs of a black person wearing sneakers and sport socks.] Sport-relax at this special TC Bar Night and connect with Queer Summer's Gym Class post-match warm down, or just come and have a drink. This Sunday (14th) 5 - 11pm. Bar by donation in cash and tikkie. Chill garden and gezellig living room vibes! #Sue Bird, Megan Rapinoe, Thomas Page, the Dutch women's soccer team, Foekje Dillema, Renée Richards... If you're coming on your own, are at TC for the first time and want some company and meet up before, just drop us a line on info@tendercenter.space. About Tender Center Rotterdam TC is currently eight people and a space who go by these words: We are a collective of feminist queers who are building the beginnings of a community center for culture; or a venue for queer events; or a les university of life in Rotterdam. Tender Center is a relational infrastructure and venue with parties, agitation, co-learning, bodies in varying states, gardening, (s)words, conversation, workshops, food, diy darkroom, cats, curry, and a solid sound system. Tender Center is a not-for-profit association, and we currently are running on funds from our own small pockets and the energies of those who support us in making the space and community activities possible, thank you! Thank you, our lesbian trans feminist queer loca p.o.c friends, and wider ltqbgipq+ communities and allies, for creating a space for music, art, poetry, politics, hanging out, and care of all queer kinds. https://tendercenter.space https://www.instagram.com/tendercenterrotterdam/ A note on access: Tender Center is located on street level with a slightly raised threshold to the entrance. Inside there is a step up from the front part to the back part of the space. There is a single private toilet in this back part which is not currently wheelchair accessible. There is a garden with seating outside the back of the space (accessed by stairs) which can be used for quieter moments. We are working towards making the space more accessible in different ways and developing our infrastructures, technologies, and behaviours. Please get in touch via our email if you would like more information or if there is anything we can do to make this event or future events more accessible. Allyship is the taking up of another’s struggle as your own—is a valuable form of support, and we are very thankful for the work some of you are doing out there on behalf of our communities. This is why we want the Tender Center to be open to welcoming everyone to our space, without the need to impose fixed categories on each other. We would like to underline that this is a space primarily for our lesbian, trans, feminist, queer p.o.c and women friends, and wider ltqbgipq+ communities. We understand allyship as a verb and an active practice, and so we would like to ask you for your respect and accountability in these ways: – If you are an ally you are careful about how you and your fellow ally-friends occupy our space. If you notice that the space is getting crowded and people are not able to enter, give room to your queer friends and come back at a quieter moment. – If you are an ally you are not here to ‘watch’ us, or out of curiosity. – If you are an ally you do not make comments about what you think about queers (yes, this also implies that we do not need to hear you say how great you think queers are—we know this already). – If you are an ally you intervene when other allies you came with disrespect any of these guidelines. More info on how to be a good ally can be found here: http://www.guidetoallyship.com/. Thanks to the Mothers & Daughters team for sharing their allyship resources: dank je wel, bisous! Summer bar nights, every Friday in July and August - July 19, 26 till August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

[Image shows a digital collage made of various layers. Its background is a digital photography from TC's garden. Another photo in the form of a circular shows a body holding a three armed candle holder, their face are not shown because there is a disco ball in between. There are various organic shapes and bubbles in the image. On top of the image a text telling who the bar is for at Tender Center.] Hot summer bar nights, every Friday in July and August at TC July 12, 19, 26 August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. TENDER CENTER lesbian gay trans non-binary burpy slutty slinky BAR on Friday 12th July 21:00 – 01:00. We take cash and tikki! Welcome! Hope to see you there ♥ If you coming on your own, are at TC for the first time and want some company and meet up before, just drop us a line on info@tendercenter.space. About Tender Center Rotterdam TC is currently eight people and a space who go by these words: We are a collective of feminist queers who are building the beginnings of a community center for culture; or a venue for queer events; or a les university of life in Rotterdam. Tender Center is a relational infrastructure and venue with parties, agitation, co-learning, bodies in varying states, gardening, (s)words, conversation, workshops, food, diy darkroom, cats, curry, and a solid sound system. Tender Center is a not-for-profit association, and we currently are running on funds from our own small pockets and the energies of those who support us in making the space and community activities possible, thank you! Thank you, our lesbian trans feminist queer loca p.o.c friends, and wider ltqbgipq+ communities and allies, for creating a space for music, art, poetry, politics, hanging out, and care of all queer kinds. https://tendercenter.space https://www.instagram.com/tendercenterrotterdam/ A note on access: Tender Center is located on street level with a slightly raised threshold to the entrance. Inside there is a step up from the front part to the back part of the space. There is a single private toilet in this back part which is not currently wheelchair accessible. There is a garden with seating outside the back of the space (accessed by stairs) which can be used for quieter moments. We are working towards making the space more accessible in different ways and developing our infrastructures, technologies, and behaviours. Please get in touch via our email if you would like more information or if there is anything we can do to make this event or future events more accessible. Allyship is the taking up of another’s struggle as your own—is a valuable form of support, and we are very thankful for the work some of you are doing out there on behalf of our communities. This is why we want the Tender Center to be open to welcoming everyone to our space, without the need to impose fixed categories on each other. We would like to underline that this is a space primarily for our lesbian, trans, feminist, queer p.o.c and women friends, and wider ltqbgipq+ communities. We understand allyship as a verb and an active practice, and so we would like to ask you for your respect and accountability in these ways: – If you are an ally you are careful about how you and your fellow ally-friends occupy our space. If you notice that the space is getting crowded and people are not able to enter, give room to your queer friends and come back at a quieter moment. – If you are an ally you are not here to ‘watch’ us, or out of curiosity. – If you are an ally you do not make comments about what you think about queers (yes, this also implies that we do not need to hear you say how great you think queers are—we know this already). – If you are an ally you intervene when other allies you came with disrespect any of these guidelines. More info on how to be a good ally can be found here: http://www.guidetoallyship.com/. Thanks to the Mothers & Daughters team for sharing their allyship resources: dank je wel, bisous! Summer bar nights, every Friday in July and August July 12, 19, 26 till August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

[A photography depicting an upper body of a masculine person tightining their arms around themselves. One of their hand touch their throat, their head angle slightly upwards as if looking above something. On top there is text written telling the title, address and by whom this event is done 'Queer Poetry Nights #5 on columns to the left, Tender Center Rotterdam Zaagmolenstraat 127A 31.03.19 18:30 hrs plus logo of Unwanted Words down in the right hand corner.] We are getting ready for a fifth edition of the Queer Poetry Nights! Unwanted Words is a platform in Rotterdam for new up & coming queer voices. We organize a monthly series of Queer Poetry Nights to create a safe space for queer expression and encourage all queer voices to take the mic and share their literary work. Most forms of literary expression are allowed, such as spoken word, poetry, op-eds, drama, performances, as long as the speakers commit to comply with the 10 minute maximum allocated time per person. Our new home is the Tender Center Rotterdam. Tender Center is a collective of feminist queers who are building the beginnings of a community center for culture; or venue for queer events in Rotterdam. 📣 OPEN CALL 📣 If you would like to share your texts or perform, please send your application through the following link before June 22th: https://bit.ly/2WFGcEj Every edition we offer 5-6 spots for the line-up. The line-up for each edition is selected on a first-come, first served basis. If the line-up for that edition is complete, we will let you know and you can choose to still perform in the open mic section or to get a spot in our next edition. 🖌 OPEN MIC 🖌 After the line-up, we will have some spaces for open mic for writers and performers in the audience who feel inspired to share their work. It is important to mention that we encourage freedom of speech and all forms of expression are allowed. However, we want to keep a safe space where both the speakers and the audience feel at home and we feel nurtured and safe. So any forms of hate speech or targeted attacks to a community, group or individual are not allowed. FREE ENTRANCE 📸 You can also follow us on Instagram to check our updates and line-up: @UnwantedWordsProject 📸

[Image shows a digital collage made of various layers. Its background is a digital photography from TC's garden. Another photo in the form of a circular shows a body holding a three armed candle holder, their face are not shown because there is a disco ball in between. There are various organic shapes and bubbles in the image. On top of the image a text telling who the bar is for at Tender Center.] TENDER CENTER lesbian gay trans non-binary burpy slutty slinky BAR on Friday 19:00 – 01:00. We take cash and tikki! Welcome! Hope to see you there ♥ If you coming on your own, are at TC for the first time and want some company and meet up before, just drop us a line on info@tendercenter.space. About Tender Center Rotterdam TC is currently eight people and a space who go by these words: We are a collective of feminist queers who are building the beginnings of a community center for culture; or a venue for queer events; or a les university of life in Rotterdam. Tender Center is a relational infrastructure and venue with parties, agitation, co-learning, bodies in varying states, gardening, (s)words, conversation, workshops, food, diy darkroom, cats, curry, and a solid sound system. Tender Center is a not-for-profit association, and we currently are running on funds from our own small pockets and the energies of those who support us in making the space and community activities possible, thank you! Thank you, our lesbian trans feminist queer loca p.o.c friends, and wider ltqbgipq+ communities and allies, for creating a space for music, art, poetry, politics, hanging out, and care of all queer kinds. https://tendercenter.space https://www.instagram.com/tendercenterrotterdam/ A note on access: Tender Center is located on street level with a slightly raised threshold to the entrance. Inside there is a step up from the front part to the back part of the space. There is a single private toilet in this back part which is not currently wheelchair accessible. There is a garden with seating outside the back of the space (accessed by stairs) which can be used for quieter moments. We are working towards making the space more accessible in different ways and developing our infrastructures, technologies, and behaviours. Please get in touch via our email if you would like more information or if there is anything we can do to make this event or future events more accessible. Allyship is the taking up of another’s struggle as your own—is a valuable form of support, and we are very thankful for the work some of you are doing out there on behalf of our communities. This is why we want the Tender Center to be open to welcoming everyone to our space, without the need to impose fixed categories on each other. We would like to underline that this is a space primarily for our lesbian, trans, feminist, queer p.o.c and women friends, and wider ltqbgipq+ communities. We understand allyship as a verb and an active practice, and so we would like to ask you for your respect and accountability in these ways: – If you are an ally you are careful about how you and your fellow ally-friends occupy our space. If you notice that the space is getting crowded and people are not able to enter, give room to your queer friends and come back at a quieter moment. – If you are an ally you are not here to ‘watch’ us, or out of curiosity. – If you are an ally you do not make comments about what you think about queers (yes, this also implies that we do not need to hear you say how great you think queers are—we know this already). – If you are an ally you intervene when other allies you came with disrespect any of these guidelines. More info on how to be a good ally can be found here: http://www.guidetoallyship.com/. Thanks to the Mothers & Daughters team for sharing their allyship resources: dank je wel, bisous!

[Image shows a screenshot from a video work by artist Natalia Sorzano, a paper-maiche sculpture of a monstaerous face with ears, big mouth and eye next to a moldy concrete floor.] Smeared States' first satellite event is hosted by Tender Center Rotterdam. The event is orchestrated as a visual conversation - through short films - between Kerry Downey and G H O S T (Natalia Sorzano, Kari Robertson and Madison Bycroft). The evening is not held together by an overarching theme, but instead the films flow and leak into each other like an improvised discussion. The screening will be introduced by Smeared States programmemaker Lila Athanasiadou. Screening Schedule - Weather Report (9.41) - All the Ills That Flesh is Heir To (16.22) - A Third Space (7.41) - pigs can't see the sky because of how their eyes are placed (7.00) - To Do List (17.26) - Impugnando la Locura - Contesting Madness (18.25) - How to see in the Dark (12.43) Every exhibition in MAMA's showroom is accompanied by several In Real Life events, which tangibly express the ideas behind the themes we are exploring. Entrance is always free, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

[Image shows a digital collage made of various layers. Its background is a digital photography from TC's garden. Another photo in the form of a circular shows a body holding a three armed candle holder, their face are not shown because there is a disco ball in between. There are various organic shapes and bubbles in the image. On top of the image a text telling who the bar is for at Tender Center.] TENDER CENTER lesbian gay trans non-binary burpy slutty slinky BAR on Friday 19:00 – 01:00. We take cash and tikki! Welcome! Hope to see you there ♥ If you coming on your own, are at TC for the first time and want some company and meet up before, just drop us a line on info@tendercenter.space. About Tender Center Rotterdam TC is currently eight people and a space who go by these words: We are a collective of feminist queers who are building the beginnings of a community center for culture; or a venue for queer events; or a les university of life in Rotterdam. Tender Center is a relational infrastructure and venue with parties, agitation, co-learning, bodies in varying states, gardening, (s)words, conversation, workshops, food, diy darkroom, cats, curry, and a solid sound system. Tender Center is a not-for-profit association, and we currently are running on funds from our own small pockets and the energies of those who support us in making the space and community activities possible, thank you! Thank you, our lesbian trans feminist queer loca p.o.c friends, and wider ltqbgipq+ communities and allies, for creating a space for music, art, poetry, politics, hanging out, and care of all queer kinds. https://tendercenter.space https://www.instagram.com/tendercenterrotterdam/ A note on access: Tender Center is located on street level with a slightly raised threshold to the entrance. Inside there is a step up from the front part to the back part of the space. There is a single private toilet in this back part which is not currently wheelchair accessible. There is a garden with seating outside the back of the space (accessed by stairs) which can be used for quieter moments. We are working towards making the space more accessible in different ways and developing our infrastructures, technologies, and behaviours. Please get in touch via our email if you would like more information or if there is anything we can do to make this event or future events more accessible. Allyship is the taking up of another’s struggle as your own—is a valuable form of support, and we are very thankful for the work some of you are doing out there on behalf of our communities. This is why we want the Tender Center to be open to welcoming everyone to our space, without the need to impose fixed categories on each other. We would like to underline that this is a space primarily for our lesbian, trans, feminist, queer p.o.c and women friends, and wider ltqbgipq+ communities. We understand allyship as a verb and an active practice, and so we would like to ask you for your respect and accountability in these ways: – If you are an ally you are careful about how you and your fellow ally-friends occupy our space. If you notice that the space is getting crowded and people are not able to enter, give room to your queer friends and come back at a quieter moment. – If you are an ally you are not here to ‘watch’ us, or out of curiosity. – If you are an ally you do not make comments about what you think about queers (yes, this also implies that we do not need to hear you say how great you think queers are—we know this already). – If you are an ally you intervene when other allies you came with disrespect any of these guidelines. More info on how to be a good ally can be found here: http://www.guidetoallyship.com/. Thanks to the Mothers & Daughters team for sharing their allyship resources: dank je wel, bisous!

[Image shows a dark night sky with a full moon in the middle. The mood got eyes and a tongue as a face. Text about the event is written on top of the image in various fonts.] Red Moon Dark Room Make-out party for lesbian trans non-binary burpy slutty slinky Hope to see you there ♥ These great DJs have sent us some flirty playlists for the night: Genderclown Dj Feelings Dj Petals Amigas Dj Salinger We are open 21:00 – 02:00. Cash & Tikkie donations are accepted. Entrance fee of 6 Euros. We hope to make the Tender Center a space to feel sensual, flirt, hook up, make-out, love, explore sexuality, pleasure and desire. There is only five important things to remember: 1. If you feel like sharing some love, ASK FIRST (this is a CONSENT and RESPECT party) 2. NO JUDGING 3. If you feel uncomfortable come to one of the TC members, we are there for you. 4. No photos or videos allowed. 5. This party is not for our allies. Also: If you coming on your own, are at TC for the first time and want some company and meet up before, just drop us a line on info@tendercenter.space. About Tender Center Rotterdam TC is currently eight people and a space who go by these words: We are a collective of feminist queers who are building the beginnings of a community center for culture; or a venue for queer events; or a les university of life in Rotterdam. Tender Center is a relational infrastructure and venue with parties, agitation, co-learning, bodies in varying states, gardening, (s)words, conversation, workshops, food, diy darkroom, cats, curry, and a solid sound system. Tender Center is a not-for-profit association, and we currently are running on funds from our own small pockets and the energies of those who support us in making the space and community activities possible, thank you! Thank you, our lesbian trans feminist queer loca p.o.c friends, and wider ltqbgipq+ communities and allies, for creating a space for music, art, poetry, politics, hanging out, and care of all queer kinds. https://tendercenter.space https://www.instagram.com/tendercenterrotterdam/ A note on access: Tender Center is located on street level with a slightly raised threshold to the entrance. Inside there is a step up from the front part to the back part of the space. During the Red Moon Dark Room party there will be low light (no lighting) and covered windows. There is a single private toilet in this back part which is not currently wheelchair accessible. There is a garden with seating outside the back of the space (accessed by stairs) which can be used for quieter moments. We are working towards making the space more accessible in different ways and developing our infrastructures, technologies, and behaviours. Please get in touch via our email if you would like more information or if there is anything we can do to make this event or future events more accessible. See you on Fridaaaaaaayyy!

[Digital collage with many soft layers, sort of gentle spooky feeling. Letters saying 'What' and 'tend' in the left part of the image. Blobby organic shapes floating in the air. Fire like pofs framing part of the image. A circular focus is located in the centre right side of the images where a few fabrics are hanging from a ceiling.] Queer Bar Night at Tender Center Rotterdam this Friday! Hope to see you there ♥ We are open 19:00 – 01:00. Cash & Tikkie donations are accepted. The makers of this eve's playlists are Rachel Aggs, Katharina Cameron and Eothen Stearn. Early bird gathering – Queer Manifesto reading session 17:00 – 19:00 before the bar opens, Liz Allan is hosting a Queer Manifesto reading session. The readings comes from her current research on queer and feminist manifestos. Please feel free to come by and participate in a way you comfortable with. This is the first session of a series. Light snack and drinks are available. We are working towards keeping Tender Center Rotterdam open on a regular basis, and will for this eve we keep our wonderful garden open with some fire, flowers and seats. We want the space to feel as comfortable for all queer kinds. If you coming on your own, are at TC for the first time and want some company and meet up before, just drop us a line on info@tendercenter.space. No photos without peoples agreement. About Tender Center Rotterdam TC is currently eight people and a space who go by these words: We are a collective of feminist queers who are building the beginnings of a community center for culture; or a venue for queer events; or a les university of life in Rotterdam. Tender Center is a relational infrastructure and venue with parties, agitation, co-learning, bodies in varying states, gardening, (s)words, conversation, workshops, food, diy darkroom, cats, curry, and a solid sound system. Tender Center is a not-for-profit association, and we currently are running on funds from our own small pockets and the energies of those who support us in making the space and community activities possible, thank you! Thank you, our lesbian trans feminist queer p.o.c friends, and wider ltqbgipq+ communities and allies, for creating a space for music, art, poetry, politics, hanging out, and care of all queer kinds. https://tendercenter.space https://www.instagram.com/tendercenterrotterdam/ A note on access: Tender Center is located on street level with a slightly raised threshold to the entrance. Inside there is a step up from the front part to the back part of the space. There is a single private toilet in this back part which is not currently wheelchair accessible. There is a garden with seating outside the back of the space (accessed by stairs) which can be used for quieter moments. We are working towards making the space more accessible in different ways and developing our infrastructures, technologies, and behaviours. Please get in touch via our email if you would like more information or if there is anything we can do to make this event or future events more accessible. Allyship is the taking up of another’s struggle as your own—is a valuable form of support, and we are very thankful for the work some of you are doing out there on behalf of our communities. This is why we want the Tender Center to be open to welcoming everyone to our space, without the need to impose fixed categories on each other. We would like to underline that this is a space primarily for our lesbian, trans, feminist, queer p.o.c and women friends, and wider ltqbgipq+ communities. We understand allyship as a verb and an active practice, and so we would like to ask you for your respect and accountability in these ways: – If you are an ally you are careful about how you and your fellow ally-friends occupy our space. If you notice that the space is getting crowded and people are not able to enter, give room to your queer friends and come back at a quieter moment. – If you are an ally you are not here to ‘watch’ us, or out of curiosity. – If you are an ally you do not make comments about what you think about queers (yes, this also implies that we do not need to hear you say how great you think queers are—we know this already). – If you are an ally you intervene when other allies you came with disrespect any of these guidelines. More info on how to be a good ally can be found here: http://www.guidetoallyship.com/. Thanks to the Mothers & Daughters team for sharing their allyship resources: dank je wel, bisous! See you on Fridaaaaaaayyy!

[Digitally made image. Background divided into two parts. Two text boxes. Box one with chewing gum like letter stating the title of the event 'GAME ITSELF'. These letters are mirrored down the title into a more water-like typeface saying the same thing. This text box is located at the top right corner. The bottom left corner has text based info in easy to read letter stating 'A lecture and activity program on queering sports and teamwork. Gabriel Fontana. Z. Blace, Jay Tan (Tender Center).] QUEERING NOT JUST THE BODIES BUT THE GAME ITSELF A lecture and activity program on queering sports and teamwork Thursday, April 25 19–2130h WdKA Basketball Court 3/F Wijnhaven 61 (Behind the Fabric Station) Willem de Kooning Academy ———————————————————— ———————————————————— ———————————————————— ———————————————————— Gabriel Fontana MULTIFORM: Reshaping social norms through sports Z. Blace (ccSPORT / Akademie Schloss Solitude) Creative and Critical SPORT practices Jay Tan (Tender Center) Unnatural levels: wins, tests, bans and flaws of cis-fairness Me learning with you about some (historical) glimpses of the achievements of trans and other gender expanding athletes, current debates around inclusive gender categories in sport, and chomping through notions of fair competition. ———————————————————— ———————————————————— ———————————————————— ———————————————————— A Beyond Social event WdKA Social Practices http://beyond-social.org ———————————————————— ———————————————————— ———————————————————— ———————————————————— GABRIEL FONTANA (born in France) is a designer with a practice established in Social Design. After developing a multidisciplinary design practice in France at Saint-Etienne Higher School of Art and Design (2015), he graduated from the Social Design masters program of the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2018. Through a queer framework, Gabriel investigates how daily social practices reproduce conservative values and reinforces power structures. Within a phenomenological approach, Gabriel develops performative design research, positioning the body as the central perspective from which the social world is experienced, reproduced, and challenged. https://www.multi-form.org ———————————————————— ———————————————————— ———————————————————— ———————————————————— Z. BLACE (born Željko Blaće in 1976 SFR Yugoslavia, now roaming Europe) (in-)consistently (net)working in(-between) contemporary culture/arts, politics/activism and community sport/leisure, by cross-pollinating practices, methods, media and technologies in roles as an instigator, anti-disciplinary artivist, researcher and organizer, as seasonal designer, editor, educator, curator, critic, conveyer... and was (co-)founder of Multimedia Institute/MaMa, qSPORT/QueerSport in Croatia; researcher @Jan van Eyck Academie, PatchingZone.nl PhDArts.eu in the Netherlands; collaborator of Timelab.org and ConstantVzw.org in Belgium and Telekommunisten.net and BerlinerGazette.de in Germany. Currently busy establishing trans-local platform www.ccSPORT.link #ContestingContextingSPORT and being a fellow at Akademie-Solitude.de on #QUEERingNETWORKing ———————————————————— ———————————————————— ———————————————————— ———————————————————— JAY TAN makes sculpture, performance, sound and video. She grew up in South London during the eighties, assuming most heads of state were female. Currently, she teaches Fine Art at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and is based in Rotterdam, where she also co-runs new community space, Tender Center. She completed her MFA at the Piet Zwart Institute in 2010 and was a 2014/15 resident at the Rijksakademie. She has presented work at Kunstverein (Amsterdam), Ujazdowski Castle, Centre for Contemporary Art (Warsaw), Ellen de Bruijne Projects (Amsterdam), Gallerie van Gelder (Amsterdam), Futura (Prague), Vleeshal (Middleburg), the CAC (Vilnius), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam), Hollybush Gardens (London), Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam) and RongWrong (Amsterdam). ———————————————————— ———————————————————— ———————————————————— ———————————————————— TENDER CENTER is a collective of feminist queers who are building the beginnings of a community center for culture; or a venue for queer events; or a les university of life in Rotterdam. It is a relational infrastructure with parties, agitation, co-learning, bodies in varying states, gardening, (s)words, conversation, workshops, food, diy darkroom, cats, curry, and a solid sound system. https://tendercenter.space/ ———————————————————— ———————————————————— ———————————————————— ———————————————————— 7Yphoz$zzss

[Three part photography made in Photoshop like program. Layer one is a sort of bright homogenic milky background. Second layer that only partly cover the background is a column to the right with a flat chess board like pattern. In the middle, the images third layer is a picture of a transparent four section big plastic document holder for A4 sized papers.] We would love to invite you to our first public Rotterdam meet up on Wednesday the 24th April 19 - 21 at Tender Center Rotterdam. Our aim is to introduce the project and start to collaborate in co-writing the grounding principles of the Not Found On platform. Looking at comparing the IRL queer spaces to the needs of online space. A Call to Collaborate on..... ' a collective knowledge network for feminist, queer and intersectionally focused artistic and social projects' currently in development and in need of more voices. What: Introduction / Co-writing workshop When: Tuesday 24th April Timing: 19 - 21 Where: Tender Center Rotterdam, Zaagmolenstraat 127A, 3036 HH Rotterdam, The Netherlands Bring: smart phone or laptop if possible Fuel: There will be Tea / biscuits / beer Interests: Run queer spaces/ collectives, have feminiest and queer arts/social practices, embodied knowledge, open source tools, knowledge sharing, online saftey and self orgainsitaion This is our second meet up session, since our think tank day on the 9th March in Rotterdam where we discussed the design and development of the platform, issues of safety and visiblity and especially the urgent need to establish the grounding principles / code of conduct. The aim is to be a online co-written and incomplete non-stanardised english language collective knowledge network for feminist, queer and intersectionally focused artistic and social projects plus the spaces that support them. With a specific focus on strategies of expression, self organisation and radical self care. This a peer sharing resource is being created using open source tools, and designed and written with, for and by queer feminist bodies. Putting the subjective experience of the body at the centre of knowledge creation. Working with text, images, audio and video as valid knowledge entries. Embracing that knowledge is not neutral . 'queering: non-identitary, non-essentialist, non-fixed lives, trans*feminist approaches // intersectional, not-only-human, antinormative, affirmative' - Queering the Damage at Alchorisma @ Hangar Barcelona by Helen Pritchard, Jara Rocha and Laura Benítez, oct 2018.

[A photography depicting an under arm and a hand covered in a soft gentle fog, like the one from a smoke machine at a disco. The hand is slightly closed as if holding onto the smoke. The nails got their nails painted. On top there is text written telling the title, adress and by whom this event is done 'Queer Poetry Nights #2 on columns to the left, Tender Center Rotterdam Zaagmolenstraat 127A 31.03.19 18:30 hrs plus logo of Unwanted Words down in the right hand corner.] We are back for a second edition of the Queer Poetry Nights and this time as a monthly series of evenings, every last Sunday of the month! After the great reception we had last year, we want to continue creating a safe, nurturing and inspiring space for up & coming queer voices in Poetry, Spoken Word, Narrative or other forms of queer art. This time, the location will be at Tender Center Rotterdam. Tender Center is a collective of feminist queers who are building the beginnings of a community center for culture; or venue for queer events in Rotterdam. OPEN CALL: If you would like to share your texts or perform, please shoot us an email to: unwantedwordsproject@gmail.com with your artistic name and a sample of your work. OPEN MIC: After the line-up, we will have some spaces for open mic for writers and performers in the audience who feel inspired to share their work. LINE-UP: 1. Merano 2. Dorothy Cheung 3. Adam Patterson 4. Bram 5. Niko 6. Lennard Van Ree 7. Meer 8. Aga Pedziwiatr 9. Saint Nobody

[Big bold letter saying Strapped. The letters are framed by two thinner long lines at the top and bottom of the letters. It take up most of the image surface, from left to right. Underneath the bottom line is a cursive text written 'Wimmin and trans bar night. So queer! Thursday7 feb, 19:30 - 01:00'] It's bar night at Tender Center again this thursday! Hope to see your lovely faces on this evening ♥ Feel free to bring allies and dyke hags! Open from 19:30 – 01:00. Cash & Tikkie donations accepted. A note on access: Tender Center is located on street level with a slightly raised threshold to the entrance. Inside there is a step up from the front part to the back part of the space. There is a single private toilet in this back part which is not currently wheelchair accessible. There is a garden with seating outside the back of the space (accessed by stairs) which can be used for quieter moments. We are working towards making the space more accessible in different ways and developing our infrastructures, technologies, and behaviours. Please get in touch via our email if you would like more information or if there is anything we can do to make this event or future events more accessible.

[This image is made in a digital field and can be described as a multilayered collage composed of an ass, flowers, a dollar bill, a car, fire looking burning stripes and dripping letters. Art Auction is written with letters that has the quality of slime. The date of the event Feb 3 2019 is highlighted with. There is a triangle in the middle of the images stating for whom the event is: ltgbq+. In handwritten computer lines are "art" and "what is it" written.] Come, come, for an afternoon of music, snacks, drinks, wonderful company, and the chance to go home with many beautiful artworks donated by a generous wider community of artists near and far including: Toon Fibbe, Agnieszka Polska, Marnie Slater, Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide), Katja Mater, Jonathan Kok Wai, Evelyn Taochang Wang, Kari Robertson, Luis Rios Zertuche, Eothen Stearn, Sofia Stevi, Cyanne van den Houten, Madison Bycroft and many many others. Tender Center is a collective of feminist queers who are building the beginnings of a community center for culture; or venue for queer events; or les university of life in Rotterdam, NL. We’re holding this fundraiser to raise money for heating, hot water, insulation, legal status, event management, and daily upkeeeeeep of our brand new Tender Center. Together with your help, it will be possible to make Tender Center hospitable for you, our lesbian trans feminist queer p.o.c and women friends, and wider ltqbgipq communities and allies for music, art, politics, hanging out, and care of all queer kinds. Doors open at 3pm. Bidding closes at 7pm. All works packaged and ready to take home by 8pm when the doors close and the curtain comes down. We’re using a sign-up auction system, so there won’t be an auctioneer with a hammer. Instead there will be very quiet sheets of paper where people can quietly write their bids while music and conversation flow all around. The deeply passionate can stand beside their desired works to make sure they don’t get outbid! A note on access: Tender Center is located on street level with a slightly raised threshold to the entrance. Inside there is a step up from the front part to the back part of the space. There is a single private toilet in this back part which is not currently wheelchair accessible. There is a garden with seating outside the back of the space (accessed by stairs) which can be used for quieter moments. We are working towards making the space more accessible in different ways and developing our infrastructures, technologies, and behaviours. Please get in touch via our email if you would like more information or if there is anything we can do to make this event or future events more accessible.



[A low-fi photography of a backpack from the brand Puma. The backpack is duplicated three times in the image. There is two added bright star effects on top of the image. In bold letter is the title Frankenstein Backpack Show (Part II) written. In a bit smaller bold letters are the names of the participating artisits written: Joannie Baumgärtner, Clementine Edwards, Maike Hemmers, Allison Henriquez, Nokukhanya Langa, Natalia Sorzano, Amy Suo Wu, Maya Watanabe. The names are separated by a small circle. All the bold letters has a dark frame around them.] ~ a parasitic show on a backpack ~ Tuesday 4 December Frankenstein Backpack Show (Part II) launches at Tender Center Zaagmolenstraat 127A Rotterdam 18:00 - 20:00 Suggestion donation at door €2-8. with Joannie Baumgärtner, Clementine Edwards, Maike Hemmers, Allison Henriquez, Nokukhanya Langa, Natalia Sorzano, Amy Suo Wu, Maya Watanabe, Frankenstein was considered an “unorthodox scientific experiment”. The Frankenstein Backpack Show (Part II) is a slightly more light-hearted experiment in material alteration and accumulation, in which eight artists exhibit work on a backpack. On 4 December, the Frankenstein Backpack Show (Part II) will be launched at Tender Center, a community center and events venue in Rotterdam run by a collective of feminist queers. After the launch, the Frankenstein Backpack will be worn and used as a functional backpack by the artists for an undefined period of time. ~ The backpack is the gallery ~ The backpack is morphing while in motion. Femmes/feminists/queers/allies are invited to add to, amend and alter the Backpack if they encounter it being worn after the launch. The backpack is porous and parasitic. Participants might wear the backpack to other shows and different places, so that those shows and places may then ‘host’ the Frankenstein Backpack. Join us at Tender Center for the launch of the Frankenstein Backpack, or catch the backpack roaming across NL in the days, weeks and months that follow. A digital archive can be found on IG at #frankensteinbackpack of the first iteration of the Frankenstein Backpack, which was an initiative of Clementine Edwards, Debris Facility, Brighid Fitzgerald, Ruby Fitzgerald, Rebecca Thomas and Isadora Vaughan. Tender Center is a collectively run womxn-centred queer space in the north of Rotterdam. The space is located on street level with a slightly raised threshold to the entrance. Inside there is a step up from the front part to the back part of the space. There is a single private toilet in this back part which is not currently wheelchair accessible. There is a garden with seating outside the back of the space (accessed by stairs) which can be used for quieter moments. We are working towards making the space more accessible in different ways and developing our infrastructures, technologies, and behaviours. Please get in touch if you would like more information or if there is anything we can do to make this event or future events more accessible. Read more about Tender Center here: http://www.tendercenter.space and support us financially here: https://tinyurl.com/yaae92xe

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