Bar is open 19:00 – 01:00. Cash & Tikkie donations are accepted. The makers of this eve's playlists are Rachel Aggs, Katharina Cameron 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 and safe as possible 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 email@example.com. 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. Nevertheless, 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!