Camp Trans Call for Workshops

CALL FOR WORKSHOPS CAMP TRANS 2010 – PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY

Hi, I’m gayge, and I’ll be helping to schedule and coordinate
workshops and caucuses for Camp Trans again this year. Every year, we
have workshops and caucuses on a variety of topics connected to trans
issues or of interest to trans people. Workshops are a great way to
share your expertise and knowledge with other attendees, and also are
a whole lot of fun. We welcome workshop proposals from people of every
identity and on a diversity of topics. In the past, we’ve had
workshops on such topics as being in solidarity to other oppressed
groups, identity, hormones and surgery, relationships, flirting,
organizing, and a wide range of other topics. Workshops and caucuses
are generally an hour and a half, and you can structure it as a formal
workshop, a group activity, a guided discussion, an informal caucus,
or some other format.

We particularly encourage workshops on topics such as working in
solidarity with other oppressed groups, experiences of how other
oppressions intersect with trans*ness, or that tie the struggle for
trans liberation in with other struggles.

Some caucuses that are already planned for camp trans this year are a
people of color caucus and several trans caucuses, including a
genderqueer caucus.

To propose a workshop, email me at solitonexcitation@gmail.com. Let
me know that you have a proposal for a workshop or caucus in the
subject of the email, and please include your proposal as an
attachment. Your proposal should include your name and pronoun
preference (and those of any copresenters), your contact info (email
and phone), the name of your workshop or caucus, a 200 word
description of your workshop/caucus including its goal and how it will
be structured, whether it will be open to the entire camp population
or limited to a specific population (generally, workshops are open and
caucuses are limited to a specific group or a fishbowl, however, both
closed workshops and open caucuses are great!), and a 100 word or less
bio of each presenter. Also, if you feel that your workshop or caucus
would benefit from having an advocate present, or want or need any
other accommodations, please let me know. If at all possible, please
send these proposals by July 23rd, so we can have plenty of time to
structure a schedule and publicize the workshops we’ll be offering at
Camp!

Not sure if you can make Camp? Worried that you’ll get there and
suddenly have a brilliant idea for a discussion group or a group
activity? Don’t worry! We’re also going to make sure to once again
include plenty of room for workshops and caucuses planned right at
Camp Trans. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s workshop
proposals and helping to make workshops and caucuses rewarding,
educational, and fun experiences for everyone interested in presenting
and attending.

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