# PHYSICAL Open Meeting GHENT
Tuesday 16 November 19.00 - 21.00
At Kunsthal Gent, Lange Steenstraat 14, 9000 Gent
Engagement Gent hosts another meeting to discuss, share and document sexism, racism, (sexual) harassment and power abuse within the arts field in Gent.
To join the meeting, please sign up by sending an email to email@example.com. To assure a space of trust, we ask you to arrive on time. Thank you for your understanding.
We want to be careful and to make everyone feel safe. Therefore we will limit the amount of people and we kindly ask you not to join if you have any covid-symptoms. Always welcome in the online meeting!
ENGAGEMENT is an artist-led movement tackling sexual harassment, sexism and abuse of power in the Belgian arts field.
The movement was formed in the wake of #MeToo (2017) after countless instances of sexual harassment came to light in the Belgian dance community. Since then, ENGAGEMENT has transformed into an organised platform active across all artistic disciplines, doing work in the professional as well as the educational sphere.
As a low-threshold, peer-to-peer initiative, ENGAGEMENT offers support to individuals and communities facing transgressive behaviour, discrimination and/or unfair practices in the arts. We are continuously in conversation with organisations wanting to create safer and more inclusive working environments.
ENGAGEMENT has also taken an active role in the initiative against harassment launched by the Flemish Department of Culture, Youth and Media in 2018.
In our work, we approach sexual harassment and gender-based violence through the lens of intersectional feminism. ENGAGEMENT stands in solidarity with everyone fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.