Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in certain parts of Eastern Europe and Russia have long been a cause for concern among human rights organizations. New worries about the rights of the LGBT+ community in Russia arose in March, as violations of human rights in the Republic of Chechnya created a lot of media attention. Mostly gay and bisexual men were beaten and tortured and several hundred people were targeted by governmental institutions. At least three, and reportedly as many as 20, were killed. SES organizes a pub lecture that focuses on the violation of LGBT+ rights in Eastern Europe. This pub lecture will entail different insights, to create awareness for this worrying conflict and the violation of LGBT+ rights in this region. There will be some experts from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who are using their expertise to make sure these rights are complied with. Besides the pub lecture will also entail some very personal views from people who fled the region so you will hear some first hand stories. Therefore you will get a very complete view of the situation.
The pub lecture sign ups have closed. Thank you for your interest, we are looking forward to seeing you Thursday!
WHERE: Bar Broker, Reguliersdwarsstraat 44
WHEN: 9th of November, 20:00
Dear SES members,
The SES is going to Antwerp! Join us for a weekend of banter after the first exam week of the year. Last year, the SES visited Bruges. This year we are stepping it up and heading to the vibrant city of Antwerp, join on us on this adventure now! We are leaving on the 27th of October and will be back in Amsterdam on the 29th. The weekend costs only 70 euros, so signup quickly: limited spots available!
Are you enjoying Amsterdam?
Are you interested in history?
Do you want to get to know the city better?
Do you want to meet new people?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the questions posted above, we’ve got good news for you! The SES is organizing a visit to the Amsterdam Museum, especially for first-years!
The Amsterdam Museum sheds a light on the VOC, Ajax, Rembrandt, the Red Light District, Johan Cruijff and many other elements that make up the interesting history of our enchanting city. The extensive collection, which ranges from Old Masters to football prizes to bongs, contains something for everyone.
The visit will take place on the 10th of October at 15:30, right after the Turning Points lecture, and we will meet in front of the museum (Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 359). The participation fee will be €2,50 and can be paid in cash or by bank transfer. If you’d like to join, don’t forget to sign up via the form below. We very much hope to see you there!
In collaboration with the Eastern Neighbours Film Festival, SES is hosting a film screening! The film that will be screened is “My own private war”, a documentary by the Sarajevo-born Dutch director Lidija Zelovic. The film is a very touching investigation into difficult questions about identity, responsibility, belonging, and different narratives of the Balkan war that has altered the lives of the people there beyond repair.
Before the film, a small introduction about the period will be held by Josip Kesic. The director and the ENFF team will be present to discuss the film and to answer questions. Attedance is free; to sign up, fill in this form!