The Fifth Friday Sisterhood began this year with celebrating their 5th anniversary by using the theme “What is Missing”. In recent times this theme seems even more poignant than ever. As the Sisterhood is made up of community members from many different cultural backgrounds, presenting many diverse genders, for this edition we believe we must address and support the “Black Lives Matter” movement. It is time to speak up, time to claim the space, it’s time to all stand together and be part of the solutions against oppressions of privilege, power and white supremacy. It’s time to make our stories seen and heard! So come and join the Sisterhood storytellers on-line as we explore the truths, myths, lies and facts, that make up our lives at this moment in time. This evening’s line up shall include intersectional stories ranging from the Queer, BLM, Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change Activists movements.
Background Fifth Friday Sisterhood:
The Fifth Friday Sisterhood is an Advocacy Storytelling platform bringing together those that wish to share and connect with one another in a level, equal, safe-space ways. The stories, information and knowledge, exchanged during our events comes with an underlining ideal that pays homage to the Oral Tradition, and the fact that every voice has the right to speak freely, with the respect to be heard.
Today, under the present circumstances and the Covid crisis, the Sisterhood believes that we need these type of social/cultural exchanges and sharing of stories even more. The restrictions and limitations of social distancing means the Sisterhood are trying to rise to the challenges and find a way to create our safe space events on-line and we are extremely grateful to the Pakhuis de Zwijger for supporting us in our efforts.