【EVENT: 6/13】HinQ Night Party——Performances & Talk Session on Queer Poverty

On the night of Friday, June 13, we will hold a one-day fundraising bar event at Bar KARL MOHL! The HinQ admin members will be serving you delicious drinks and snacks ;)

The revenue on the HinQ’s end will be used to cover the cost of the hand-made publishing of the HinQ Booklet!

【Venue】
Community Bar Karl Mohl (Shinjuku 1-34-13 Kaizuka Bldg. 1st Floor, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0022)


English map

We apologize in advance for the inaccessibility of the venue for people with certain disabilities. The venue is on the second floor and the only access is via stairs. The restroom is located between the 1st and 2nd floor by the stairs. We will make sure that there will be at least one HinQ staff member at the stairs to assist you upon your request. Please feel free to ask for help, and we’ll gladly do our best to ease any inconveniences. Also, as shown in the map above, the Mini-Stop near Karl Mohl has a wheelchair-accesible, unisex restroom. If you are not sure the directions, our staff will be happy to assist you.

【Schedule】
7:30 PM: Doors open.
8:00 PM: Performance #1
8:30 PM: Talk session
9:30 PM: Performance #2
11:00 PM: Doors close.

【M.C】
SHIBATA Asami & Freddy Timebomb

【Performances by】
JEGAL Yaka、Freddy Timebomb、Masaki C、MIYAMA Akira

【Speakers at Talk Session】
JEGAL Yaka、FUKUNAGA Genya、Masaki C

*This event is planned and organized by HinQ member SHIBATA Asami.
(By the way, the 2013 HinQ Survey was organized by HinQ member Moonmirror-san!)

For participation, we ask you to make donations on a sliding scale, where you can choose to donate 100 yen, 500 yen, 1000 yen, 3000 yen, 5000 yen and more! Please put your donation in a provided envelope to hand us on your way out. This money goes to the HinQ fiscal account for our future activities including the publication of the Booklet!

The good thing is that HinQ will pay your cover charges at the bar!

So, if you can, please donate us big money! And if you want to save money, you can still join us and enjoy the drinks and conversations with us for only 100 yen + cost of drinks (no cover charges) ;)

We, of course, welcome all people including non-LGBT people and people who aren’t living in poverty.

Mark your calendar! It’s Friday night, June 13!

Facebook Event page

For inquiries, please contact hinqinfo@gmail.com

広告

【6/13】 貧Q1日バーイベント!ドリンクを飲みつつ皆で貧困とクィアについて考えよう★(タイトル未定)【Facebookイベントを作りました】Facebook event page is now up and running for the HinQ fundraiser bar event!

先日ご案内した貧Q1日バーイベントですが、今日 Facebook 上に「イベント」を作成したので、こちらでもご報告致します♪

We have created the Facebook event page for the upcoming HinQ fundraising bar event on June 13!

イベントタイトル決定!
『貧Qナイト 〜貧困とクィアのドキドキおしゃべり夜会〜』です!w
その他以下の詳細を最新のものに変更しましたので、
ご確認ください! – 更新2014.5.22

6月13日、新宿でイベント開催決定! 〜ドリンクを飲みつつ皆で貧困とクィアについて考えよう★ One-day Fundraising Bar Event in Shinjuku on June 13 (English at the bottom)

来る6月13日の金曜日の夜、新宿のカールモールというバーで
貧Qメンバーが1日バー営業イベントを行います!
売上は、秋発行予定の冊子製作の資金にさせて頂きますー!

【当日のスケジュール】
19:30 開店
20:00 パフォーマンス
20:30 トーク
21:30 パフォーマンス
23:00 閉店

【司会】
柴田麻美、Freddy Timebomb

【パフォーマンス出演者】
ちぇがる・やか、Freddy Timebomb、マサキチトセ、ミヤマアキラ

【トーク出演者】
ちぇがる・やか、福永玄弥、マサキチトセ

これは、メンバーの柴田麻美さんのご発案&オーガナイズにより実現した企画です☆
(ちなみに貧Qアンケートはムーンミラーさんの主導でした!)

また、今回も参加費(兼カンパ)は段階的選択制を採用致します☆
100円、500円、1000円、3000円、5000円以上の中から、
当日お渡しする封筒にお支払い可能な額を入れて頂くことになります。
頂いた参加費は、冊子製作をはじめ、貧Qの運営費にさせて頂きます。

その代わりと言ってはなんですが、イベント会場のバーでの
通常のチャージ料金は、貧Qが負担致します!

余裕がある方は、ぜひ高額のカンパを!
そうでない方は、チャージ料金なし(カンパ100円+ドリンク代のみ)で
私たちと一緒に素敵な夜を過ごしましょう〜♪

もちろん、LGBTや貧困当事者でない人の参加も歓迎します!

6月13日の金曜日の夜、ぜひご予定をあけておいてくださいー☆

Facebookイベントページ

カールモール 〒160-0022 東京都新宿区新宿1丁目34−13 貝塚ビル 1F

On the night of Friday, June 13, we will hold a one-day fundraising bar event at Bar KARL MOHL! The HinQ admin members will be serving you delicious drinks and snacks ;)

The revenue on the HinQ’s end will be used to cover the cost of the hand-made publishing of the HinQ Booklet!

【Venue】
Community Bar Karl Mohl (Shinjuku 1-34-13 Kaizuka Bldg. 1st Floor, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0022)
Please see the map in the above.

【Schedule】
7:30 PM: Doors open.
8:00 PM: Performance #1
8:30 PM: Talk session
9:30 PM: Performance #2
11:00 PM: Doors close.

【M.C】
SHIBATA Asami & Freddy Timebomb

【Performances by】
JEGAL Yaka、Freddy Timebomb、Masaki C、MIYAMA Akira

【Speakers at Talk Session】
JEGAL Yaka、FUKUNAGA Genya、Masaki C

*This event is planned and organized by HinQ member SHIBATA Asami.
(By the way, the 2013 HinQ Survey was organized by HinQ member Moonmirror-san!)

For participation, we ask you to make donations on a sliding scale, where you can choose to donate 100 yen, 500 yen, 1000 yen, 3000 yen, 5000 yen and more! Please put your donation in a provided envelope to hand us on your way out. This money goes to the HinQ fiscal account for our future activities including the publication of the Booklet!

The good thing is that HinQ will pay your cover charges at the bar!

So, if you can, please donate us big money! And if you want to save money, you can still join us and enjoy the drinks and conversations with us for only 100 yen + cost of drinks (no cover charges) ;)

We, of course, welcome all people including non-LGBT people and people who aren’t living in poverty.

Mark your calendar! It’s Friday night, June 13!

Facebook Event page

[Report] HinQ 1st Meeting / Kick-off Event at Kenshuu-shitsu #1, Kuki Sogo Bunka-Kaikan on April 21, 2013

Thank you all for attending HinQ’s 1st meeting / official launch event in Kuki city on April 21, 2013.

The meeting lasted for over three hours and was attended by approximately 20 individuals. As a diverse group of people coming from various sociocultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, we discussed not only HinQ’s values and future activities but also many other, related topics, as well as shared our experiences, observations, etc. regarding the intersection of queerness and poverty. The discussion covered the following topics.

Issues peculiar to queerness and poverty:

  • Medicine (cisgenderism and heterosexism in medicine, medical costs and insurances, access to HIV treatment, mental health, etc.),
  • Employment (the way corporations handle gender in hiring, mental health, sexism in the manufacturing industry, etc.),
  • Gender-segregated spaces in support facilities, and
  • A lack of support systems within the queer communities (e.g. DJ Patrick died in poverty after his call for donation only generated little money).

What we should problematize:

  • The existence and (in)visibility of such queers as poor queers, queers of foreign origin, queers with disabilities, etc. who are not included in the “LGBT” framework that’s rapidly going mainstream (e.g. the “LGBT” market),
  • Accessibility (use of online and offline tactics for different purposes, variety of media outlets, languages to use, accessible writing, etc.),
  • Social structures that create poverty, and the accountability of those who benefit from them, and
  • Every-day, micro-level “queer” struggles and lives, and the validity and (in)justifiability of calling them “queer.”

Things we need to do:

  • Speak up, so that queers excluded from the mainstream “LGBT” framework won’t be overlooked or left behind,
  • Create spaces for queers to talk about poverty and share experiences with others,
  • As a local, North-Kanto group, talk to local corporations and medical professionals,
  • Be careful not to contribute to the idea of ending poverty by driving poor people out of town, which many ‘anti-poverty’ rhetorics seem to embrace, and
  • In our activities, always keep in mind that queers are everywhere, and thus they are ‘here’ where we are. Trying to identify queers in a group setting can do more harm than good.

Activity plans:

  • Publish a booklet, or a zine, that talks about poverty and queerness as an intersection. Put it online, in a format that’s accessible from older-generation cell phones. The content may include texts about particular topics, information we find worth-sharing, calls for action, case studies, etc. (How, when, and to whom it should be distributed will be discussed further in future meetings.)
  • Participate in existing support efforts for the homeless.
  • Continue to hold meetings on a regular basis, so that people can gather and share their experiences and thoughts.
  • Hold educational events for ourselves, the general public, and professionals such as lectures (by external professionals, experts, and HinQ members) and workshops.
  • Start talking to local groups and other entities, as preparation for connecting with medical professionals, employers, lawyers, etc..
  • Continue discussiing the possibility of monetary support, while at the moment it is not included in our activity plans.

As for the name of the group, HinQ, we exchanged a lot of opinions and shared alternative ideas, but decided that the official name be “Hinkon o nakusu tame no Kuia no kai” (English translation: Queers’ group for ending poverty), or HinQ in short. This can be amended in future.

In deciding on the name, we also discussed the following points:

  • Is “ending poverty” really our goal? What do we mean by “ending poverty”?
  • If “ending poverty” means that “poverty” exists as a given and we will eradicate it, then do we not consider the responsibility of those who create and maintain poverty?
  • Do we really want to use the word “poverty” when it has a history of being used mostly by the governments for the purpose of population management?
  • Isn’t it the value of those who benefit from the existence of poverty, to think that being poor is a horrible thing that needs to be eradicated?

We will address these issues in our Mission Statement (to be published on this blog soon) to explain our stance despite the use of the terms “poverty” and “ending” in our officlal group name.

We also decided that:

  • For a while, Masaki C. will handle SNSs, the official blog, e-newsletter, and email exchanges, until we can divide up tasks among members.
  • For transportation fee reimbursement, we used Masaki’s calculation formula this time. Masaki will explain the formula to the rest of the organizing members by email and the group will make the final decision. The difference in amount, if positive, will be paid to the participants who received reimbursement. If negative, Masaki will compensate.
  • Financial report will be emailed to the organizing members each time a change occurs. When the balance reaches 100,000 JPY, we will open a group bank account.