the feminist café is all about providing an intersectional feminist* space, welcoming anyone who supports the full achievement of women's and girls' human rights on a global level.

Open Culture Feminist Café '#OCFC' is an intersectional feminist space initiated in May 2019 and has since developed into a recurring format in collaboration with various feminist* activists, movements and organizations to amplify feminist leadership.



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Feminist Resistance Beyond Borders for Freedom, Peace and Justice

June 9, 2023  6:00pm - 8pm  (doors open 5:30pm)

This #OCFC event will highlight feminist activists and networks who are leading the revolution to restore full civilian power in Sudan, collectively fighting against the grave human rights abuses and persecution of refugees in Libya, and campaigning to stop the genocide happening in Tigray and ensure justice for the survivors of wartime sexual violence.

Join us for the in-person event on June 9th, doors open 5:30 pm event begins at 6pm at Open Culture Space, Knobelsdorffstr. 22 | 14059 Berlin.

Free admission - registration is required due to limited space.

the second #OCFC 2023 will be:

  • #OCFC in November 2023
    Feminist Decolonial Filmmakers

Location: OPEN CULTURE SPACE | Knobelsdorffstr. 22 | 14059 Berlin

We will annnounce more details when available here and on social media.

(made possible through the funding of Partnerschaft für Demokratie Charlottenburg Wilmersdorf)


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No Roses From My Mouth - Featuring Stella Nyanzi

December 9, 2022  6pm - 8pm

The Open Culture Feminist Café is proud to host Stella Nyanzi in an event themed after one of her poetry books, “No Roses From My Mouth.’’ Join us for the in-person event on December 9th, at 6 pm at Open Culture Space, Knobelsdorffstr. 22 | 14059 Berlin.

Free admission - registration is required due to limited space.

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Shifting Power: Towards Decolonial Feminist Foreign Policy

November 18, 2022  6pm - 8pm

This panel aims to raise awareness and reflect on FFP through intersectional and decolonial feminist thought and practices. Join us for an important conversation with experts and advocates from diverse regional contexts in order to exchange ideas on establishing decolonial feminist
foreign policies that could lead to a global shift in power.

We are looking forward to your participation: Please register here

A detailed program, listing our speakers and moderator is on our website


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she rhymes!

March 8, 2020  4pm
The Open Culture Feminist Cafe proudly features the Poetry Slam group from Heinz Berggruen Gymnasium, and berlin based artists Eilis Frawley, Allysa Grace & Verale, Sarota and maxmaxflierl.

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African feminism in digital space

September 18, 2019 6pm
A short video excerpt from the feminist café discussion, a conversation with Rosebell Kagumire and Heba Y. Amin.


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The Personal is Political

May 6, 2019  3pm
Mugethi Gitau | Blen Desta | Eva Yayi Mawa Upele | Jodi Rose | Kudzai M Mubaiwa

podcast: Kudzai Mubaiwa talks women, finance and freedom at open:fora



Blen Desta
Curator & Organiser



This short video is an excerpt from the 2nd feminist café event, a conversation with Rosebell Kagumire, a pan-African feminist writer and socio-political analyst moderated by Egyptian artist and scholar Heba Y. Amin on the topic of pan-African feminist mobilization in the Internet age. They discuss how access to the Internet has connected young African women in new ways, enabling them to build further on previous resistance work of many African women to dismantle patriarchy and organise pushback, whether it concerns local political authorities, religious beliefs or foreign narratives.