Why a CuTie.BIPoC Fest?
A group of us, organisers in Berlin (Germany) are planning a three-day CuTie.BIPoC festival by and for QTIBIPOC (Queer_Trans*_Inter*_Black_Indigenous_and_People_of_Color) during 19-21 of July 2019.
This is a groundbreaking focused event that has previously occurred 3 times in Berlin and one time in Copenhagen, building on the work of connected coalition projects that focus on self-organising platforms for marginalised groups. As QTIBIPoC, we often experience that certain aspects of our identities are separated. Within Queer spaces only our Queerness is in focus, in a way that erases our BIPoC experiences. The same happens in BIPoC communities, where our Queerness is not always acknowledged. This is why this dedicated space is so important. We hope to create a space where our complex identities can flourish through community building.
We wish to strengthen the growing QTIBIPoC communities around Europe (and outside it) by coming together, sharing resources and creating a space for people to address issues that affect us and our communities.