Got a workshop idea? Do it!

Camp Trans cordially invites all workshop submissions for Camp Trans 2011.

Every year, Camp Trans has workshops and caucuses on a wide variety of topics and decadent themes throughout the week. Workshops are a great way to share your expertise, non-expertise, knowledge, ridiculous passions, and organized hunches with other attendees. This is how we share our skills and build a beautiful community of communities. Plus they’re fun.

We welcome workshop proposals from people of every identity, on a diversity of topics. This is not a conference, and the workshops and activities we organize at Camp Trans come from people like you (and me and us!) stepping up and offering to design a workshop. (Everyone’s a teacher, everyone’s a student.) Workshops can be, but do not have to be explicitly trans-oriented.

In the past, we’ve had workshops on themes that explore prison solidarity, de-colonization, organizing & community building, identities, hormones and surgery, relationships, flirting, tree climbing, really all sorts of DIY skillsharing, (dis)ability activism, artsy crafting, moving to a beat, and clowning around, for example and to name several past themes.

If you have an interest that you are passionate about and would like to share it-that’s what we’re looking for, non-experts and experts alike. You can structure your proposition as a formal workshop, a group activity, a guided discussion, an informal caucus, or some other format.

We particularly encourage workshops on topics that acknowledge the necessity of solidarity with other oppressed/marginalized peoples, and that tie the struggle for trans liberation in with other struggles.

To propose a workshop, email your proposal to us at [email protected].

Proposals should include:

  • your name and pronoun preference (and those of any co-presenters)
  • your contact info (email and phone)
  • the dates you will be at Camp Trans/preference on when your workshop happens
  • the name of your workshop or caucus
  • a 200 word description of your workshop/caucus including its goal and how it will be structured, duration, whether it will be open to the entire camp population or if it’s only for specific population at Camp
  • a 100 word or less bio of each presenter (if you want!)
  • and if if there are specific needs, materials, accomodations, etc. for your workshop.

DEADLINE: Midnight on Sunday, JUNE 24th 2011  **Write down the submission deadline**

If you miss this deadline, we will actually still gladly accept your workshop proposals and see what we can work out. But having your proposals in by Sunday, June 24th 2011 would be the most respectful and most awesome, to ensure that we have enough scheduling time and space.

In sum, we’re looking forward to all of your proposals! If you have any questions or concerns, you can email us at [email protected]. Rye (that’s me writing this!) is the workshop coordinator for this year and will be the person scheduling and answering workshop-related emails.

Also, you can download the flyer here! (Note from Jessica: Flyer was available on the old site but I was unable to retrieve it)

Have a fabulous Spring!

Rye and the Cat-Herders for Camp Trans 2011

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