about us

e*vibes
– for an emancipatory practice

e*vibes was formed by a group of people in autumn 2011 in Dresden. We’re predominatly working on feminism and (anti-)sexism. On the one hand, this discussion and engagement takes (forcedly) place in our daily lives and on the other hand at our regular meetings. At those meetings we chat, swap ideas, educate each other, organise events or (re-)actions. Several interest groups are part of e*vibes, as well – you can find their introductions further down on this page.
Since we can’t solve all problems on our own, we’re organised in several federations and networks, in some cases also as initiators. You can find those co-operations further down below the introductions to our interest groups.

If you’re interested in joining us, write us an email (e_vibes@riseup.net), so that we can meet and see if our ideas match.

All our texts etc. from before April 2015 can be found on our old blog.



 

The interest groups:

e*skunks – let’s skunk capitalism

As part of e*vibes we are an interest group which examines the
coherences between capitalism and gender relations. We meet every two
weeks and read texts, discuss with each other and develop political
practices out of it. This way for example the presentation “Gender and
Capitalism – a love story” emerged. Moreover, we work on a podcast on
this subject. Are you interested? – Then get in touch with us and write
a mail to e_vibes@riseup.net, subject: “e*skunks”.

e*space

Can spaces have an emancipatory effect? What can anti-sexist
sensitization, awa­ren­ess and support work look like? This is what
the group e*space concerns itself with as a subgroup of e*vibes.
Within the group, we want to develop concrete concepts for
handling (sexist) discrimination, oppression and violence and pass
them on with the help of workshops. For this purpose, we discuss
concepts like “Definitionsmacht” (who gets to define if an incident
was oppressive), violence and consent, among others. The group
emerged, and already developed a safety concept, while organizing
the eh! – 2.7 emancipatory days, which took place in April 2012.
The concept was evaluated e.g. during the theme night
“se­xis­mus­kri­ti­sche Pra­xis im Dis­kurs” (anti-sexist practice in
discourse).

e*vibes – für eine emanzipatorische Praxis e.V.

 



 

Federations, networks, alliances, contacts

Besides, we’re continually working together with anti-racist, anti-fascist and anti-capitalist groups in and around Dresden and we’re in contact with international feminist alliances in the UK, Sweden, Austria,…