Utrecht for Her: Voices of New Women

BAK, basis voor New Women Connectors, Utrecht (Pauwstraat 13a), Mar 2019

Utrecht for Her: Voices of New Women
Saturday, 2 March 2019
BAK, basis voor New Women Connectors, Utrecht (Pauwstraat 13a)

To Whom It May Concern

New Women Connectors and BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht cordially invite you to the gathering Utrecht for Her: Voices of New Women on Saturday, 2 March 2019, from 14–17 hrs. Although taking place before 8 March 2019, the gathering is also meant as a celebration of International Women's Day.
Utrecht for Her: Voices of New Women gathers refugee and migrant women from all backgrounds to learn about and share challenges that women newcomers experience, and how to veer these challenges toward solutions for policy and community forums to act upon effectively. It provides the opportunity to connect and share stories, experiences, and knowledge, in order to explore the ways of women empowerment. Three invited speakers—or Voices—present their stories, followed by small group discussions that address key topics experienced by newcomer women, such as issues with language and communication, (lack of) social support, and engaging with the education system for their children.

The gathering takes place at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst (Pauwstraat 13a, Utrecht). We kindly ask you to register for the event before 25 February 2019 by sending an email to Childcare is provided and travel costs can be reimbursed on request. If you would like to bring your children, please let us know how many as well as their age when registering for the event. The program is made available ahead of the event.

The language of the gathering is English.

We look forward to welcoming you on this day! Please feel free to forward this invitation to others who might be interested.

With warm regards,

The organization of the New Women Connectors and the team of BAK

This gathering is part of a new series of collaborations—BAK, basis voor New Women Connectors—between BAK, basis voor actuele kunst and New Women Connectors. It takes place in the framework of the forthcoming project Training for the Not-Yet, initiated by artist Jeanne van Heeswijk, at BAK in September–December 2019.

BAK, basis voor actuele kunst
BAK, basis voor actuele kunst is a base for art, theory, and social action. Based in Utrecht, BAK addresses the social, ideological, and environmental urgencies of the present by combining public programming and exhibition-making with research, learning, and talent development. The curriculum of the BAK project Training for the Not-Yet includes research, community learnings, theoretical frameworks, performative workshops, artworks, learning objects, and conversations designed to develop a toolkit for a future of being together otherwise.

New Women Connectors
New Women Connectors is a platform that strives to connect newcomer women and amplify the voices of those who often feel voiceless. Envisioned, created, and led by migrant refugee women, New Women Connectors focuses on ensuring all voices are heard and responded to, so that migrant refugee women can feel empowered. New Women Connectors believe that, by creating an open platform, the exchange of dialog and listening to one another can be facilitated. As a result, these efforts lead to collaborative solutions to urgent matters migrant women face in European cities. New Women Connectors are based in Utrecht and Amsterdam.