Smoqua Festival

Smoqua - Festival of Queer and Feminist Culture.

SMOQUA 2019 - Call for volunteers!

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Smoqua is the first festival of queer and feminist culture in Rijeka, Croatia, organised by Lesbian Organisation Rijeka LORI in collaboration with PaRiter, From the Citizens to Their City and Centre for Women’s Studies (University of Rijeka). From May 23rd to May 25th 2019 we will host more than 23 activists and artists from 14+ countries and several volunteers from 5 countries! And we would love YOU to be a part of it!

Mavi Veloso and her Project TRANS @ Smoqua

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Second day of Smoqua presents Brasilian trans artist with European address! Mavi Veloso is Brazilian artist currently based in Amsterdam. Transdisciplinary, visual and performance artist, dancer, actress, singer and songwriter, graphic and web designer. As transgender person and migrant from South America to Europe, in her productions, Mavi embodies and appropriates transformation process, conflicts and cultural adaptation procedures. Currently developing the project “#iwannamakerevolution”, about mutant and transit bodies.

Feminist self-defence workshop @ Smoqua

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Within Smoqua Festival, on Friday, May 18th from 2 pm at Palach (Kruzna 8), a feminist self-defense workshop for women is to be held by Mónica Cano Abadía (Spain).

Monica holds black belt in Oriental Kick Boxing, she is LGBTIQ and Feminist activist, a Doctor in Philosophy, specialized in Western Feminist Theory. And about feminist self-defense she says that it goes beyond learning physical techniques. It reinforces the autonomy of women by enhancing physical, emotional and social security. It is also a way of life that requires mechanisms of prevention, critical analysis of gender-biased social practices, and the creation of networks of sorority.

Since the number of participants in the workshop is limited, the registration is required through e-mail: and please write your name, last name and phone number in your application.

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