Eine Roma-Frau zeichnen: Die Politik der Emotionen unter der europäischen Gadjo-Vorherrschaft


Poesie-Performance + Diskussion

17.04.22  18:00
ACUD MACHT NEU
EN

Symposium #2:
Intersectionality and the Future of Paradise
Obwohl die Roma*-Bewegung seit einigen Jahrzehnten in Europa existiert, fehlt es an Darstellungen und Informationen darüber, wie Romnja und Sintizze denken oder fühlen, was in ihrem Leben vor sich geht, wie sie mit all den disziplinierenden Regimen umgehen, die ihrem Körper, ihrem Geist und ihren Gefühlen auferlegt werden. In den letzten Jahrzehnten schienen sie so unsichtbar zu sein, dass sie zu einer Art Comic-Figur wurden. Es ist unbekannt, wie sie wirklich leiden, wie sie mit Wut und Selbsthass umgehen, wie sie sich selbst beruhigen, wie sie es schaffen, Freude am Leben zu finden und ihre ständig zerrissene Existenz Tag für Tag aufrechtzuerhalten.

Anhand von Gedichten regt Jelena Savic in ihrer Performance die Diskussion an und bietet einen Raum, um über psychische Gesundheit, Krankheit und Wohlbefinden zu sprechen. Auf der Grundlage der Erfahrungen der Teilnehmer*innen und vor dem Hintergrund der Critical-Race-Theorie wird sie möglicherweise einige der üblichen Stereotypen über rassifizierte Frauen (wie die Wilde, die Mami, Saphir und Isebel) aus der Perspektive der europäischen Romnja und Sintizze ansprechen, einige der Arten, wie sie sie beeinflussen, thematisieren und schließlich fragen, wie Romnja und Sintizze ihr Leben Tag für Tag zwischen diesen Stereotypen manövrieren.

Paradise Now or Paradise Lost? Successes and Future of Intersectional Struggles


Panel discussion

16.04.22  18:00-19:30
ACUD MACHT NEU
EN

Symposium #2:
Intersectionality and the Future of Paradise
Romani people, people of color, black, Asian and queer people, as well as feminists have been able to achieve tangible successes in their struggles for equality, justice and self-representation in recent years, also thanks to the focus on intersectionality. But what about the future of these struggles when Nazis are back in parliaments, conspiracy bloggers are taking over the streets, and war is back in Europe? Will we have to resist rollbacks from now on, fight for safety and survival?

With: Anna Ehrenstein (artist), Jennifer Kamau (International Women* Space), Jelena Savic (artist), Meikey To (Tiger.Riots)

Moderation: ShaNon Bobinger (moderator, systemic life coach and speaker)

Roma and Mental Health


Community Workshop

17.04.22  14:00-17:00
ACUD MACHT NEU
GE+EN

Symposium #2:
Intersectionality and the Future of Paradise
Mental health and illness of Roma is unjustly neglected and undiscovered health area by now. There are very few data and no policies addressing mental health of Roma. As health services become privatized and in general less available to the mainstream population, Roma as a vulnerable group face lack of access to health services, and particularly lack of resources to support their mental health.

Covid19 and recent war situation in Europe produced high emergency needs, among other things, for mental health support. On the other hand, mental health is a taboo in the mainstream, and it is especially taboo in Roma communities. As the need seem to be great, access to health services gets limited, and mental health taboo prevents Roma from reaching out to the resources available.

This workshop offers a spaces which wants to be safe enough to discuss how contemporary society based on neoliberal capitalism, sexism, homophobia, and racism affects mental health of Roma. The question is how Roma can be more aware about the mental health issues and how communities can respond to the needs, and help in discovering and providing resources to support mental health and resilience within communities, and further on advocate for the benefit of mental health of Roma.

Therefore this workshop is only open to participant defining themselves as Roma. We kindly ask you to register under veranstaltungen@romatrial.org, a spontaneous drop-by is also possible.

By and with Jelena Savic

Draw a Roma Woman: The Politics of Emotion Under the European Gadjo Supremacy


Poetry performance and discussion

17.04.22  18:00
ACUD MACHT NEU
EN

Symposium #2:
Intersectionality and the Future of Paradise
While Roma movement exists for some decades in Europe, there is lack of representation and information on how Roma women think or feel about what is going on in their lives, how they deal with all the disciplining regimes imposed on their bodies, minds and feelings. For the last decades, they seem to be so invisible, they became somewhat as a comic book characters. It is unknown how they really suffer, how they deal with anger, with self-hate, how they self-sooth, how they manage to find joy in life and continue to sustain their constantly ripped existence day by day.

Using poetry as a prompt, Jelena Savic instigates in her performance the discussion and provides a space to talk about mental health, illness and well-being. Relying on the experiences of the participants, in the background of the Critical Race theory it will possibly touch upon some of the usual stereotypes about racialized women (like the Savage, the Mommy, Sapphire and Jezebel ) through the European Roma women perspective, address some of the ways they affect them , and finally ask how Roma women maneuver their lives between them day by day.




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