Monthly Archives: June 2010

Call for Workshops!


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 [email protected]. 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.