((If anyone can go, comment here, because i'm thinking of driving up...))
This conference strives to be a part of a movement towards the elimination of male privilege, domination and sexism by creating dialogue, educating ourselves, and inspiring action.
What is patriarchy and how is it interlocked with white supremacy, colonialism, heterocentrism, classism, capitalism, ageism, ableism, anti-Semitism, speciesism, and all other forms of hierarchy?
What are the practices and results of male domination, privilege and sexism?
What does it mean to be a woman or man in patriarchal cultures? How do these roles limit us? If we could get out of these roles, what kind of folks would we like to be?
What does it mean to be intersex and/or trans/ and/or genderqueer in patriarchal cultures? What does it mean to be lesbian, bisexual, or gay in patriarchal cultures?
How do we go about answering these questions?
Through presentation, dialogue, and performance we hope to broach these questions with intellect and emotion, furthering an understanding of ourselves and the complexity and interconnectedness of oppressions.
Then, through the weekend:
Disability and Community
Speaking Out About Sexism
the Power of an Ally
Women and the Prison Industrial Complex
Looking at Privilege
Sex Positivity for Survivors of Sexual Abuse
the Radical Nature of Healing
Class and Patriarchy
Cultural and Mental "Illness"
The Sexual Politics of Animal Liberation
Discussions on Multi-Ethnicity
Domestic Violence 101
Sexism in Communities of Color
Herbs and Health Care
Homophobia and Male Trust
Keys to Effective Facilitation
Anti-Racism for White Folks
Patriarchy in the Squatting Movement
Patriarchy and Global Capitalism
Domestic Violence and Immigration
Self Defense for Women
The State and the AIDS Myth
and Clitoral Revelation!
i want a whole new recipe"