Women’s March

“We did not come to play” encapsulates the message of the 2019 Women’s March: a procession through the city that openly addresses oppression in all of its forms. Firmly of the mindset that equality is an issue affecting all of us, everyone is invited to march at the event that deems itself “unapologetically feminist, anti-racist and inclusive.” Be at Dam Square at 12:30, placards at the ready. 

9 March // more info 

Mama Cash Feminist Festival X Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Cultural venues throughout the Netherlands host the Mama Cash Feminist Festival, a large-scale event aimed at empowering women through art. The Amsterdam edition takes place at the Stedelijk Museum, where a host of performances, workshops, demonstrations and talks aimed at imagining a female future. There will also be guided tours of the museum, an open mic night and afterparty. 

8 March // more info

Female Frame

There’s an undeniable lack of female representation in the film industry (along with many others), and LAB 111 is doing their bit to break through this celluloid ceiling. Beginning on International Women’s Day and continuing for nearly three months, the cinema showcases 20 films by female directors with female-centric storylines. Kicking off with Julie Taymor’s Frida (2002) on 8 March, don’t miss Jane Campion’s The Piano (1993), Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) and Sophia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette (2006). 

From 8 March // more info

Tribute to Ama Ata Aidoo

Be inspired by the literary achievements of Ghanaian author Ama Ata Aidoo at Amsterdam’s Bijlmer Parktheater.  Aidoo’s plays, poems and books, including acclaimed works like Our Sister Killjoy, shone a light on the struggles unique to African women raised among western culture. A lineup of readings and in-depth panel discussions bring the author’s words to life – a perfect introduction for those unfamiliar with her work. 

8 March // more info

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