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Ladyfest Torun (Poland) 12.-18. October 2009


"Torun Ladyfest will be the first event on such a large scale, promoting feminist ideals in our region. For the six days, we would like to turn Torun into a city of women - city full of colour, diversity, dynamics... Into a place, where women of all backgrounds and affiliations will be able to present their talents and achievements. We also hope, that thanks to this event, the media will start to perceive feminism as an interesting and truely positive social movement. Therefore an emphasis will be put on art and 'the unconventional' activity that attract public and media attention.

Ladyfest is going to be a cheerful carnival, celebrating women. Full of joy and positive energy. Polyphonic voice of freedom, on the base of feminism, queer culture and DIY. The voice of women - our objection to aggression, domination, homophobia, sexism, fascism, racism and consumptionism will be heard at last.

We want to conduct the event in Autumn (12-18.10.2009). We want to organize a happenings, performances, a film screening, an exhibition, a concert of feminist bands, we want to lead a debate... But above all we are looking forward to the ideas you offer us! We also want part f the events to take place out in the streets. We want to grasp it back and make the city belong to women! We invite all the women and girls who want to show their creativity and to be a part of this great feminine feast! We are stong, but we get stronger together! "So come, come with us to the streets, because I constitute myself through my scream"." (web site)

The first Ladyfest in Torun happened in 2007:


53° 0' 49.644" N, 18° 35' 54.3984" E
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LadyFest in Torun is organised by Collective Kocurrra.
10/12/2009 - 10/18/2009