Queer Youth Festival Lila (Zürich ZH)
Description: Milchjugend is a Swiss youth organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and other young people who create spaces for themselves and their friends through conscious action. Young people are given the opportunity to express themselves, get to know each other and gain confidence. Milchjugend is going to organize a big festival for the 3rd time. The artists will explore gender, body and identity. Different forms of queer artistic creation interact with each other and a young crowd. Dance and performance art presented in a more intimate and connected venue will also have its place. The festival venue (a cultural centre at the outskirts of Zurich) will be transformed into a vibrant space of culture. Various artistic interventions will surprise, fascinate, irritate and excite the visitors.
Type of Work: You will help to set up the stage, the infrastructure and decorations for the festival, as well as dismantling the above-named things after the festival. Furthermore, you will assume various tasks during the festival itself. These tasks include assisting at the bar, helping with the electronic infrastructure, looking after the artists, doing some cleaning work, etc. You might have to work some hours at night during the festival.
Study Theme: You will participate in a workshop where the organization «Milchjugend» and all our projects will be presented. We will also talk about gender, sexuality, intersectionality and our mission to fight for a better world where everyone is allowed to be who they are. Of course this is not like a lesson at school – you are invited to discuss with us and develop our ideas.
Accommodation: The SCI volunteers will be accommodated in the apartments of our resident organisers - you can use the facilities there. Not all SCI volunteers will sleep in the same accommodation, but still spend the days together. Bring your own sleeping bag.
Language: The required camp language will be English, and the local spoken language is Swiss German.
Notes: • Milchjugend is an LGBT organization. Volunteers who participate in this workcamp should be part of the LGBT community or allies (but we welcome everybody who is open-minded). • There are no specific leisure activities planned, but you will be able to attend the festival for free. • Because the festival takes place from Friday to Sunday work during the weekend will be required, but that will make it possible to attend the festival.