Friday, 3rd June
Please register HERE to attend this event.
- Venue: Palladium Concert Hall, Marijas street 21 (entrance from the Perses street), Riga.
- Palladium is one of the first concert halls in Latvia that is custom fit for medium size performances. With a maximum capacity of 1800 visitors, it is the biggest concert hall of such proportions in the Baltics. Palladium is located in the heart of Riga - Marijas street 21, on the premises of the former Palladium cinema which is considered to be one of the local architecture landmarks.
- Walking distance from the Council's location is 11 minutes - see the map. You can also take a bus number 13 from Brīvības bulvāris stop.
Green feminism is trans-inclusive is an event for which the European Greens and the Federation of Young European Greens came together to create a safe space for the green family to discuss the opportunities and challenges of building a truly Green and inclusive feminism.
In these challenging times for Europe as the union built on values of solidarity, peace, and democracy, we need to make sure to keep on pushing for more rights and equality for all women* and the LGBTQI+ communities.
After adopting the resolution ‘Trans Rights Here! Trans Rights Now!’ in 2020, the Greens have committed to amplify trans voices in political arenas and support trans demands on policy-making and legislation level.
That's why we invite you to join us on Friday evening in Palladium Concert Hall (just 10 min walk from the main Council venue) after dinner. Together with our local partner Progresivïe and its youth wing Protests, we will host local LGBTIQ+ and feminist movements making this evening an amazing networking opportunity!
We will kick off the event with a dynamic discussion panel, moderated by Progresīvie’s Secretary General Lelde Vaivode.
After the panel, Latvian DJ Lévi will liven up the atmosphere with her famous pop mixes that unite queer folks and allies not only in our political fights, but also on the dancefloor!
Terry Reintke, member of the European Parliament.
Terry is vice-president of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament and member of the LIBE, FEMM, EMPL and PEGASUS committee. She is co-president of the LGBTI Intergroup and part of the EU-UK Parliamentary Partnership Assembly.
Mina Jack, International Secretary of ADPD - Malta's Green Party.
They are a trans activist from Malta with 10 years of experience in developing campaigns and communications on LGBTQI rights and other social justice issues. Mina has recently graduated from the University of Malta with a Masters in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security, and works as a script consultant on trans and non-binary inclusive storylines for European productions.
Selma Levrence, young green activist from Riga
Salma focuses mainly on LGBTQIA+ rights, feminism and intersectional justice. She served as spokesperson for Protests, the youth wing of Progressīvie in 2019-2022 and is now an executive committee member of Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe.
Paulie Amanita Calderon-Cifuentes, transactivist.
Amanita is a Colombian researcher and activist openly living with HIV in Europe. With a background in molecular microbiology and biomedicine, Amanita conducted research in Plant pathology and Cell stress response for over 10 years.
Amanita worked as a consultant for Gilead Science as a specialist on HIV/AIDS advocacy and was the Chairwoman and project manager
As Research Officer at TGEU, Amanita will be coordinating projects such as the Trans Murder Monitoring and the Trans Rights Map. Amanita’s biggest goal is consolidating and expanding TGEU’s Research department.
Lelde Vaivode, Secretary General of the Progresīvie.
Lelde has coordinated projects in various areas – education, culture and environmental protection – before focusing firmly on social justice as her preferred field of work and eventually joining the PROGRESSIVES' team. She is also currently the co-chair of the PROGRESSIVES' LGBTQIA+ rights working group. An anthropologist by education, Lelde has a long-standing interest in issues of gender equality and feminism, and she has previously worked as the development programme manager at the Latvian women's rights NGO “MARTA Centre”. She believes intersectionality and inclusivity are essential to feminism.