Johanna Krins, Kübra Sekin, Saioa Alvarez Ruiz, Sookee
Thursday, 31.8.2023
19:20 – 20:20, Haus für Poesie
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»Disability Pride – (Wie) Feiern wir in Deutschland unsere Behinderung?« (De)

Johanna Krins, Kübra Sekin, Saioa Alvarez Ruiz, host: Sookee

The disability pride movement, which goes back to the US disability rights movement of the seventies, is gaining more and more attention and supporters in Germany. It abandons the idea of the person in need of help, instead focussing on self-determination and a positive emphasis on identity as a person with a disability. The movement strives for recognition and pride in one’s disability, and for proactive visibility in society. In doing so, it addresses the strategic handling of feelings, exclusion, discrimination and heteronomy. In short, celebrating who you are – even in radical ways.
In the talk »Disability Pride«, queer-feminist rapper and activist Sookee will explore the question of whether and how people in Germany celebrate their disabilities, joined by actress Kübra Sekin, performer Saioa Alvarez Ruiz and musician Johanna Krins. Experts from the community will discuss networking, putting pride in their disability above anger in a world of structural discrimination, and with whom they negotiate this.

Funded by Initiative Musik gemeinnützige Projektgesellschaft mbH with project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Johanna Krins, Kübra Sekin, Saioa Alvarez Ruiz, Sookee