Sexism, Surfaces & Seeds for Change – Fare Action Week Workshop

On October 20th, as part of the Fare Football People 2015 Action Weeks, Guerreiras Project teamed up with Discover Football in Berlin, Germany to run a workshop on the gender discrimination issues that arose around the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. This workshop was a follow up to a sequence of activities that took place with female football activists in Berlin during the 2015 Women’s World Cup Festival at Discover Football (DF).

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As part of the workshop, Guerreiras activist Caitlin Fisher and Discover Football activist Carmen Grimm, designed and developed ‘zine’ called the ‘Grass Ceiling’. This zine was handed out to participants as a tool to encourage hands-on critical thinking around human rights and football. The zine guided readers from matters on the ‘surface’ of the turf, to the roots of discrimination tied to social norms, and then to considering seeds for change through policy and activism.

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Guerreiras Project is working on developing a second edition of this zine as a community workshop tool for Mudando Cabeças, Corpos e Campos, and translating it into several languages. Stay tuned!

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