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PolAndRock Festival 2018 – we were there!

Added: 21 sierpnia 2018

Representatives of the Congress of Women - thanks to the Warsaw Bar Association, took part in the POL'AND'ROCK FESTIVAL - in the "Lawyers’ Zone” (August 1-4, 2018, Kostrzyn nad Odrą). Congress was represented by our regional plenipotentiaries, who spoke about women’s rights gained 100 years ago, and - whether these rights are nowadays respected. 

Lawyer Danuta Wawrowska, Congress’ plenipotentiary in Slupsk and co-founder of the Alimenty to nie prezenty (Alimony is not a gift) project, provided free legal advices, especially in the field of alimonies and child support system.

Gabriela Morawska-Stanecka, lawyer from Katowice, was on duty at the lawyers’ table, and attended lectures and happenings about the first female members of the Parliament of Silesia. 

Iwona Kamińska-Lech, plenipotentiary from Piła, initiator of Congress’ participation in this year's Pol'and'Rock Festival, was present at our stand, and took part in One Billion Rising – anti-violence dance organised by Feminoteka on the main stage. 

Violetta Ratajczak and Elżbieta Grodzka, plenipotentiaries from Poznań, provided information on herstorical initiatives undertaken in their city, and distributed, by the way, forget-me-nots’ seeds (courtesy of Vilmorin Garden - thank you!) to promote an active fight against breast cancer. 

The Congress’ stand was supported by the presence of other plenipotentiaries: Alicja Molenda, Bogna Czałczyńska and Barbara Kijewska. 


The Congress of Women was present during three days of the Festival from early morning to late afternoon. Our program was rich and included: 

HERSTORICAL EXHIBITIONS: “We know the Fathers of Polish independence, what about its Mothers? Let’s name just a few” including: “Mothers of the Greater Poland Uprising”, and “Women – Members of Silesian Sejm 1922-1939”. Everything portrayed by the memes by Marta Frej. 
During meetings with the audience, we were talking about our herstory, and heroines of the exhibitions. 

GAMES. Every day, from Thursday to Saturday, everyone could play herstorical board games. 

HERSTORICAL CONGRESS BOOKLET was given out at the Pol'and'Rock Festival. Both female and male festival’s participants could get one! Adam Bodnar, Ewa Łętowska, Igor Tuleya, Jerzy Owsiak, Anja Rubik got theirs! 

LECTURES. There were three debates on herstorical topics organised, all of them moderated by Małgorzata Tkacz-Janik – Congress’ Plenipotentiary for the Centenary of Women’s Rights: 
- “Did you know that First Lady, wife of Marshal Piłsudski, had been fighting for women’s right to vote too?”
- “We know the Fathers of Polish independence, what about its Mothers? Let’s name just a few”
- “How to seed and breed herstory?” by Violetta Ratajczak, and Małgorzata Tkacz-Janik. 


The Lawyers’ Zone at the Pol'and'Rock Festival 2018 hosted by Warsaw Bar Association, created a space for joint debate on human rights and freedoms, civil rights, the rule of law, democracy, but also – on nature and environmental protection. 

Thank you for letting us be a part of this event!