The F-lab with Mona Eltahwy is cancelled due to her choice not to speak at De Balie. Her trip to The Netherlands is cancelled.
Special guest Mona Eltahawy enters into dialogue with approximately 20 feminist opinion leaders and publicists in Atria’s F-lab on feminist activism, organized in cooperation with de Balie. The F-lab is not public, but will be livestreamed on Atria’s Facebook page.
The program will be kicked off with an interview held by Petra Stienen, arabist, former diplomat and chair of Atria’s supervisory board.
Mona Eltahawy (Port Said, 1967) is an Egyptian-American columnist and radical feminist. Her columns and articles are published in the New York Times, The Guardian and The Washington Post. She is the author of Headscarves and Hymnes: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution. Her new book The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls comes out this year and shows women how to fight the patriarchy by embracing qualities they’ve been trained to avoid, such as anger. In November 2011, she was detained near Tahrir Square by riot police who broke her arms and sexually assaulted her and she was held incommunicado for 12 hours, the next year she was arrested in New York City for spray painting over a racist ad in the subway. Eltahawy started two viral social media campaigns – #MosqueMeToo and #IBeatMyAssaulter – in the wake of the #metoo movement.
In this edition of the F-lab we discuss how feminist activists, often fighting battles on different fronts, can use their forces.
‘What would the world look like if girls were taught they were volcanoes?’
Eltahawy wonders, referring to a quote by Ursula K. Le Guin, describing the power of anger.
The F-lab will be livestreamed on Wednesday April 24 at 12.00 via Atria’s Facebook page.
Later the stream will be uploaded on YouTube as well.
There will be a public event with Mona Eltahawy at De Balie on Wednesday evening April 24.