TRANScend Presenter Call

TRANScend: A Retreat for Trans and Genderqueer Folks

Theme: Healing During a Pandemic

November 21st-22nd 2020


DEADLINE for workshop proposals is: November 1st, 2020 at midnight PST. 

TRANScend Retreat is a gathering created for and by trans, gender-non-conforming, non-binary, two-spirit, agender, and genderqueer people to build community with one another by deepening our ability to self-organize, create paths of resilience, redefine resistance, heal, socialize and develop our social justice movements. 

We are currently hiring paid retreat presenters, from within these communities, to lead workshops on our 2020 theme, “Healing During a Pandemic”. TRANScend is going virtual, and this is new for us, we want our programming to keep the same atmosphere as if we were still able to convene in person. 

TRANScend is looking for workshops geared towards creating national solidarity, community building, and community care. We have experienced so much this year and really want to center healing.  In your proposal please tell us how you do what you do, describe outcomes you expect attendees to gain from participating in your workshop, list any materials that you would need TRANScend to provide, and share any relevant links to your work. Workshops should be interactive and geared towards community healing or ways strategy sessions.

We are especially looking for BIPOC-centered and/or led workshops and capable, experienced trainer(s) for a white anti-racism training. TRANScend has been awarded grants from multiple organizations so that we can pay each presenter a $250 stipend for their 90-minute workshop. As a presenter you will also receive a complimentary ticket to the gathering, which includes full access to our 2-day event. 

  • Self Care
  • Community Care
  • Active Listening/Non Defensive Listening Skills
  • Resource Sharing (how do we intentionally share resources with each other)
  • Community Building
  • Building a National Coalition (TRANScend is looking to find ways to build a national coalition and stay connected)
  • Anti-Racism
  • Healing (Dance, Drumming, Herbal Medicine, and other modalities)
  • Healing as Justice
  • Allyship/Accompliceship
  • Honoring History/Herstory/ Theirstory/Transtory (a way to incorporate our living elders and our Ancestors.)
  • Direct Action Training Nonviolence as a Strategy
  • Navigating the Healthcare System
  • Knowing Your Rights
  • Using the Arts as a Tool for Social Justice
  • Addressing Domestic Violence
  • Mental Health in Our community
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Addressing Stigma/Transphobia/Gender Binarism/Cis-Sexism

If you are interested in being a presenter, please complete this short form:

TRANScend Workshop Proposals

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