Ladyfest Oslo begins in less than a week! Let’s bask in feminism, interesting talks and great music together from March 6th to March 8th. For feminists of all genders, in solidarity with women on the run.
This year’s festival is focusing on the refugee situation, and especially the women it affects, with talks from several organizations and people who work with this issue. And as usual we end the International Women’s Day with a she(!)bang of a party! ”If I can’t dance, it’s not my revolution!”
Check out our program below.
SUNDAY MARCH 6TH, OSLO PUBLIC LIBRARY GRÜNERLØKKA at SCHOUS PLASS
12pm – 12:30pm WELCOME
The doors open and you can mingle, check out stands and help yourself to a cup of coffee and some light refreshments.
12:30pm – 1:45pm ANITA SÆBØ (FOKUS) / GRETE HERLOFSEN (NKS)
FOKUS (Forum for Women and Development) is a knowledge and resource center for international women’s issues with an emphasis on the spreading of information and women-centered development cooperation. FOKUS is an umbrella organization and one of their member organizations is NKS (Norwegian Women’s Public Health Association). Sæbø is an advisor at FOKUS, and Herlofsen is the secretary general at NKS. They will talk about what it’s like to be a female refugee with an international overview and a national perspective.
2pm – 2:45pm FAKHRA SALIMI (The MiRA Center)
The MiRA Center is a resource center for minority women in Norway. Salimi will talk about challenges and opportunities for integration of female refugees.
3pm – 3:45pm MARIA AMELIE
Amelie is an author and a journalist. In 2010 she published the book “Ulovlig norsk” (Illegally Norwegian) which caused much debate and engagement around Norwegian asylum policies. She will talk about her experience as a young woman “on the run”.
Unfortunately, the entire program this day will be in Norwegian, but there will be Q&As after each talk and you can ask questions in English.
MONDAY MARCH 7TH, KULTURHUSET at YOUNGSTORGET
4:30pm SEMINAR ON SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN ARMED CONFLICT
In collaboration with Red Cross and Kvinnefronten. This seminar will draw the attention to sexual violence against women in armed conflict.
The panel includes:
Joanna Nicholson (lawyer and currently guest researcher at Pluricourts)
Alessandra Nervi Christensen (Senior Advisor International Department Red Cross Norway)
Bjørg Kristine Michalak (co-founder of Landsforeningen for PTSD in Norway and working at Antirasistik Senter)
Diana Carolina Monatay Vanegas (psychologist and project coordinator for Human Rights and Health Info)
And the moderator is Tina Skotnes, psychiatric nurse,spesialised in trauma and violencea and feminist activist with Kvinnefronten.
TUESDAY MARCH 8TH, PARKTEATRET at OLAF RYES PLASS
150 NOK at the door
7:30pm DOORS OPEN
We will be serving free vegan soup for the first to arrive (warms well after the Women’s Day March).
Short appeals held by HEDDA LINGÅS FOSSUM (editor for the feminist magazine Fett), CATHRINE LINN KRISTIANSEN (spokesperson for the political party Feministisk Initiativ) and SEHER AYDAR (acting director for Agenda X, the activity center for multi-cultural youth in Norway, a department of the Norwegian Center Against Racism).
8:30pm KILDAPHEW (NO)
First music act takes the stage! Kildaphew is a Norwegian music-duo founded by Danielle Brogden and Andreas Lanesjord. The two Oslo-based musicians combine backgrounds from rap and popmusic into an organic and electronic mix of elements, ending up with deep truths and melodic backdrops.
9:30pm ADÉE (SE)
This is Adée’s first time performing in Norway! Adée is a Swedish artist and producer that stands with her feet steady on the ground, mixing soul with hip-hop in a modern and creative way. Her unique voice shines through in all her creations, leaving an unforgettable imprint on the listener’s musical consciousness. Her debut album will be released later in 2016. Before then she will celebrate feminism with us on the International Women’s Day!
10:30pm – 12am KOSO (Soldal X Krizhl) (NO) DJ SET
A dance-friendly DJ set by KOSO is ending this year’s Ladyfest. KOSO is an all-female record label and creative collective based in Oslo, Norway. Koso was founded on a freezing winter night in January 2013 by four of our dedicated creatives.