TRANScend 2019

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TRANScend: A Retreat for Trans and Genderqueer Folks

Friday October 18th to Sunday October 20th 2019

 at Saratoga Springs

New friends and old friends, TRANScend invites you to our third year of creating majick together as trans and genderqueer folks.

TRANScend is a gathering specifically designed for trans and genderqueer folks to teach each other, self-organize, create paths of resilience, redefine resistance, heal, socialize and deepen our social justice movements. Through workshops we will empower each other by centering the needs of our community, including sessions that focus on mental and physical health as well as leadership. We will pull from and build upon our rich and diverse histories as we seek to make even more. We know that self-care is critical to our wellness, so there will also be plenty of time to relax, rejuvenate, and dance under the stars.

We are still raising funds to support our scholarship program and stipends for presenters, please consider donating and sharing to your networks! All fundraising directly supports TRANScend.

Registration will soon be available!

Want to know more about the retreat? Check out the full listing of workshops and activities from last year!

Photo courtesy of Cristy C. Road

We know that when trans and genderqueer folks come together we create majick, we shift narratives, we make visible change that has the possibility to overthrow cis-tems. In this current administration it is so important for us to find these common threads, because while we may share common identities we also have our differences, and it is in celebrating and recognizing them both that we can truly move forward in our quest for intersectional liberation.

Registration includes food, lodging, all activities, and access to Saratoga Springs’ retreat center including the large group hot tub and pool. We have cabin spaces available for around 100 folks who want them and then plenty of camping spaces (and extra tents for those who need them). We cook delicious, nutritious meals all weekend and make sure to provide options for all sorts of diets.

TRANScend works very hard to make sure that this event is accessible to all no matter your economic circumstances. We also prioritize people of color when it comes to scholarships and will be reserving 70% of our allotted scholarships for POC.  

Scholarship applications and registration will be available soon!

We have also secured a shuttle bus to help with transport to and from the SF Bay area.  This will be available as a free option to the first 40 people who need this service.

TRANScend is organized by a talented team of trans and genderqueer leaders from diverse communities. Please feel free to get in touch with them if you have questions or would like to be more involved.


No pets are allowed at Saratoga Spring’s events, only ADA defined service animals. If you plan to bring your service animal, email us at transcend@groundswell.institute.
Please make other arrangements for the care of your pets while you are here.

*** This event is only open to adults. You must be 18 or older to attend***