Programma Internationale Conferentie Focus on LGBTIQ+ Seniors

Programma Internationale Conferentie Focus on LGBTIQ+ Seniors

25 en 26 april vindt de Internationale Conferentie Focus on LGBTIQ+ Seniors plaats (OBA te Amsterdam). De eerste dag staat in het teken van excursies naar bijzondere intiatieven voor LGBTIQ+ senioren in Amsterdam. De tweede dag vindt de conferentie plaats met interessante sprekers uit binnen - en buitenland. Hieronder een samenvatting van het programma. Voor meer informatie of aanmelden: conference@roze50plus.nl

Information about the conference

Focus on LGBTIQ+ Seniors:

Information and Inspiration for more Inclusion

On 25 and 26 April 2019 the Rainbow Cities Network, the City of Amsterdam and Pink50+ (Roze50+), in collaboration with IHLIA LGBT Heritage, will host the European conference Focus on LGBTIQ+ Seniors: Information and Inspiration for more Inclusion in Amsterdam.

You are cordially invited!

This two day conference Focus on LGBTIQ+ Seniors is all about exchanging knowledge and experiences in the field of LGBTIQ+ Seniors Europe-wide.

The main topic is the inclusion of LGBTIQ+ seniors, with respect to:

  • inclusive services for LGBTIQ+ seniors;
  • (prevention of) loneliness and isolation;
  • connecting young and old people within the LGBTIQ+ community;
  • the role of the government concerning all these issues.

Provisional programme

Thursday 25 April there will be a practice oriented programme offering a lot of activities and good practices all around Amsterdam in which you can participate. You can visit and participate in one or more events of your choice.

Friday 26 April the Conference Focus on LGBTIQ+ Seniors is held.  In addition to 3 plenary sessions hosted by prominent researchers from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, there will be 8 interactive workshops, 14 inspirational sessions, 3 presentations, an information market and some surprising interludes.

For whom?

All European organisations, projects, professionals and volunteers - nationally, regionally and locally operating - who work with and for LGBTIQ+ senior citizens are invited to participate. About 150 participants are expected to visit the Conference. The official language is English. Participation is free.

 Thursday 25 April

13:00 – 14:30                     Guided tour through the Roze Hallen: living-apart-together for LHBTIQ+ seniors.

Free admission. Sign up by emailing before April 20 to Mrs. Josee Rothuizen, joseerothuizen@gmail.com.

Location: De Roze Hallen, Bilderdijkkade 50E, Amsterdam.

14:00 – 17:00                  COC Café for LGBTIQ+ Seniors: to meet and chat with other LGBTIQ+ Seniors.

Free admission. Sign up by emailing before 17 April to Mr. Jan Willem Ruiter, j.ruiter1@upcmail.nl.

Location: DOC, Stadhouderskade 89, Amsterdam

15:00 – 17:00                     LGBTI History Tour in Amsterdam by local guide Henk from Special Amsterdam Tours.

Tickets are € 39,00. Payment by cards on the website.

For more information see: www.specialamsterdamtours.nl

15:30 – 17:00                     From intention to inclusion: a boat trip organised by Cordaan, a colourful long-term care organization favouring diversity.

Participation is free. Signing up before 18 April is necessary to Mrs. Hanneke Heim, hheim@cordaan.nl.

                                                     Location not yet known.

 

17:00 – 20:00                     Photo exhibition Never in the Closet Again! Life stories of LGBTIQ+ seniors imagined, organised by IHLIA LGBT Heritage (also on Friday).                                                      

                                                     Free admission. Location: OBA, Oosterdokskade 143, Amsterdam.

18:00 – 21:30                     Burger Meal Xtra International with the movie Man in an orange shirt.

Starting from 17:30 hrs.tickets:€ 10,00 (payable by PIN only). Sign up by emailing before 20 April to info@derozepoort.amsterdam.

Location: Huis van de Buurt - Het Schouw, Dollardplein 1, Amsterdam.

20:00 – 22:30                     Linedance Evening, including an introduction and a lesson, organized by Gay Line Dance Club Amsterdam Amigos.

Entrance fee: €2,50 per person (payable in cash). No registration necessary. Location: Cruise Inn, Zuiderzeeweg 29, Amsterdam.

 

20.00 – 22:30                      Pink Cast, a dance performance about and by LGBTI seniors of Introdans and SWOA (Arnhem), organised by Mokum Roze and SOOZ Amsterdam.

Free admission, registration is not necessary. Doors open from 19:30 hrs. Location: OBA Theaterzaal, Oosterdokskade 143, Amsterdam.

 

Extra on Friday April 26

19:00-22:00                    Queens at The Palace, a 3 course dinner show in the Palace of Nostalgia

Victoria False (who will also perform at the Conference) and Ashley Knight will amuse you with a pleasant show full of songs and fun. Of course singing and music are live with Robert Kloppenburg at the piano.

Reservation is possible through  www.paleis-van-de-weemoed.nl. Entrance fee (including dinner) is € 55, payable with cash, with PIN or credit card. Doors open from 18:30 hrs.

Location: Paleis van de Weemoed,  Oudezijds Voorburgwal 15, Amsterdam.

Friday 26 April: Programme in brief

 The conference will be opened by the Mayor or a City Council Member of the City of Amsterdam, whereas Vivian Boelen (known from Dutch television and Chair Council of ANBO) will guide you through the day. 

 

The programme offers 3 plenary presentations by renowned researchers from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. To your choice you can attend interactive workshops about good practices on inclusive services for LGBTIQ+ seniors, (prevention of) loneliness and isolation, connecting young and old people within the LGBTIQ+ community and the role of the government concerning these issues.

Additional to 3 presentations of researches on LGBTIQ+ seniors and short movies and documentary’s about LGBTIQ+ seniors, there are inspirational table-sessions which you can participate. During the day you can visit the LGBTIQ information market and a photo exhibition about LGBTQ+ Seniors. 

 

At the registration desk in the morning of 26 April you can choose two sub sessions you want to attend later this day.

 

09:00                      Registration and enrolment to your choice of workshops, inspiration tables and/ or presentation you want to participate. Take a coffee or tea and meet other participants.  There is also time to visit the Information market and the photo exhibition Never in the closet again! organised by ILHLIA LGBT Heritage.

 

10:00                                         Welcome and opening. Host of the day, Vivian Boelen and performer Victoria False will welcome you. There will be an opening speech by the Mayor or a City Council Member of the City of Amsterdam.

 

10:20                                         Plenary presentation LGBTIQ+ ageing in the UK: current issues and future challenges.           by prof. Andrew King, Deputy Head, Department of Sociology,  University of Surrey (UK), Co-Director, Centre for Research on Ageing and Gender.

 

10:45                       Plenary presentation Multiculturalism and LGBTIQ+ seniors

by Andrew DJ Shield, PhD, Assistant Professor, Institute for History, Leiden University (NL)

 

11:10                       Short break

 

11:30                                         Round 1 - with workshops, inspiration tables and presentations, with speakers from several European countries (to be attended by your choice). For more information see below.

 

12:30                                         Time for lunch, informal conversations and a stroll along the information market and the photo-exhibition.

 

13:30                       Welcome back with Vivian Boelen, Victoria False and Mrs. and Mr. Senior Pride 2018

 

13:45                      Plenary presentation LGBTIQ+ and ageing in place: experiences of independently living LGBTIQ+ seniors with care and support

by Dr Roos Pijpers, Radboud University Nijmegen, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment.(NL)

 

14:15                                         Round 2 - with workshops, inspirational sessions and presentations from speakers of several European countries (to be attended by your choice). For more information see below.

 

15:15                                         Short break with coffee or tea and time to visit the Information market and the photo exhibition Never in the closet again!

 

15:45                                         Conclusion and a feedback lecture with various speakers from the City of Amsterdam,  RCN, ANBO and intermezzos with artists.

 

16:30                                         Drinks and bites, networking and music.

 

17:30                       End of the conference.

 

 

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