In the last weekend of May, in that famous year of 2020, we had a Women to Women celebration following the weeks of confinement, isolation and trauma from the earthquake in Zagreb. We had a lot to be grateful for and to celebrate. We also needed to come together to garner strength for the challenges ahead. We shared in laughter, tears, dance, food, singing and hugs. Thank you to all the people who helped make the party wonderful. Our cooks: Adile, Emine, Jasenka, Lajan, Jadranka, Madine, Melike, Nihad, Safiatou, Samaneh, Zahra. Our helpers who decorated, shopped, drove, bought tickets, waited at the train station, organized cooking gear etc: Allison, Una, Tea, Sinisa, Selma, Sasa, Samira, Romana, Nikola, Metod, Maria, Maja, Ljiljana, Kijana, Kemija, Josipa, Jadranka 2, Ivanka, Iva, Iman, Fereshteh, Farzane, Dina, Damir, Cyrille, Barbara, Barbara 2, Aya, Ana Dana.
A special thank you to our lovely host Ljiljana of Stari krovovi. Thank you to the babysitters who stayed at home with the children so that the mothers could dance and to all those who lent us equipment or helped in other ways: Udruga “Stakleni svijet”, Centar za mirovne studije (Center for Peace Studies), Format ©, CirkoБalkana, Ide cura u dućan zagreb, Željeznarija V&M METAL, Sinisa and Lajan. And finally thank you to all those from the Women to Women collective who participated in the celebration that gathered more than 18 languages, from as many countries from five continents.
This party was made possible with support from the BRIDGES Project.