Feminist futures for football!?



Monday, 3. June, 6 pm

As a countdown to the World Cup 2019, we discuss in the Friedrich Ebert-Stiftung the topic Feminist futures for football!?

Women‘s football is still a contested field worldwide. Even as the media is now
fired up for the Women’s World Cup 2019, and an increasing number of big clubs
support both men‘s teams and women‘s teams, still non-discriminatory access to
football for many women continues to be blocked. Various initiatives are working
for change, to use women‘s football for major social transformations.

What is the empowering aspect of women‘s football and what opportunities does it offer for
structural change? During this event activists in and around the field of football
will discuss the tension between adaptation to existing norms versus the dawning
of new practices. How can sport function as a space for new alliances between
women and feminists? Where do we want to go and how is a feminist future for
sport possible?

Our panels include Khalida Popal (Former National Team Player, Afghanistan), Caitlin Fisher (Former professional player in Sweden and Brasil, currently Women’s Players Union, FIFPro) Tanja Walther-Ahrens (Former Bundesliga Player) and representatives of the organization Champions Without Borders.
The discussion will be moderated by Doris Akrap (Journalist, taz).

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/287095132172963/
Address: Hiroshimastraße 28, 10785 Berlin
Registration available here until 24. May 2019: https://www.fes.de/veranstaltungen/?Veranummer=237307


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