check out againstpatriarchy.org
i went to it the first year, 2001, and it was really inspiring. this is for all people of every persuasion, age, ETC! they provide housing and some meals and have a board for figuring out rides up there. and oregon is so beautiful!
we need some feminism in our politics!
"Conference Mission Statement:
A movement towards the elimination of male privilege, domination and sexism. Striving to create dialogue, educate ourselves and each other, and inspire action.
What is patriarchy and how does it affect each of us?
What are the practices and results of male privilege, domination, and sexism?
How do we identify male privilege?
What does it mean to be a man or woman in this culture? How does this gender polarization limit us?
If we could get outside of these roles, what kind of people would we like to be?
How does male domination connect to other oppressions, like racism, heterosexism, ableism, ageism, classism and capitalism, government, and speciesism?
How do we go about answering these questions?
The aim of this conference is to focus directly upon patriarchy and our roles within it. Through presentation, dialogue, and performance, we hope to broach these questions seriously and playfully, with intellect and emotion. The goal is an increased understanding of our society and how we might change it and ourselves for the better. "