Hello - I'm writing on behalf of the Phoenix Anarchist
Coalition, who is organizing the SouthWest Anarchist
Network Conference (SWANC) this coming spring. It will
be taking place April 11, 12 and 13th in Phoenix, Arizona.
We are reaching out to all anarchist and anti-authoritarian
groups in the southwest the US and northwest of Mexico
who are interested in participating in a network. We need
your help because the success of this conference and the
network depends on your participation. We need other
groups to reach out to other anarchist groups in their areas
and make connections. Also, holding at least one fundraiser
before the event will allow you to bring some funds to the
collective table or to help your members to pay for
transportation, food and registration costs. Getting together
with other local anarchists for at least one discussion about
what you want for the network before the conference will
enable us to have a smooth conference and creation of the
You can view the website for the conference at
www.phoenixanarchist.org/swan. Please register with as
much information as you can provide as soon as possible.
This will enable us to provide the best resources we can
(housing, food, childcare) for your stay here. Checking back
regularly before the conference will keep you informed on
updates and/or changes to the schedule.
We have five requests that will help us with this conference:
1) Check the list of groups at
http://www.phoenixanarchist.org/swan/contacts.html and let
us know if the information for your state is correct.
2) Suggestions of anarchist speakers, especially female,
from the southwest.
3) Contact information for elderly anarchists from the
southwest who might be able to participate in an ?Older
4) Whether or not you can stay on Sunday for more
5) Contacts with anarchists from the northwest of Mexico.
We are doing our best to organize housing for all visiting
anarchists. If you have any questions or special concerns for
the housing coordinator, she can be reached at
A message from the childcare coordinator:
"Hi my name is Amy, I have been supervising an
after-school program with several kids about 3 days a week
for the last six months. Before that, I volunteered with the
same group for about a year. I am bilingual (english and
spanish), as well as trained in CPR and First Aid.
At the conference, I will make sure a safe space is provided
for childcare. To ensure the kids have an enjoyable time, I
will work to provide cool books, games, toys and art
supplies. I look forward to meeting you and your kids."
We will be providing vegan food for the weekend from Food
Not Bombs and other volunteers. If you have any food
allergies or requirements past veganism, please write
We will be organizing a meeting to try and work out network
issues for Arizona anarchists in mid-February. We
encourage you to arrange your own meetings for your state.
If you are having trouble meeting with other anarchists in
your area, we can try and hook you up with some other