TRANScend Presenter Call

TRANScend: A Retreat for Trans and Genderqueer Folks

Theme: Reclaiming Our Majik

October 5th– 7th 2018

Saratoga Springs

Upper Lake, CA (2.5 hours north of SF bay area)

DEADLINE for workshop proposals is: August 15th 2018

TRANScend is a retreat space for trans, non-binary, two-spirit, agender, and genderqueer people to teach each other, self-organize, create paths of resilience, redefine resistance, heal, socialize and deepen our social justice movements.

We are looking for presenters to teach/facilitate on a variety of topics. With this year’s theme, “Reclaiming Our Majik,” TRANScend is looking for workshops geared towards organizing and community building as well as healing and self care. In your proposal please tell us how you do what you do, any materials you need TRANScend to provide, and give any links for people to provide. Workshops should be geared towards interactive, community building, or strategy sessions.

We are especially looking for POC-centered and/or led workshops and a capable, experienced trainer(s) for a White Anti-Racism training.

We have been awarded a grant from The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and are currently raising money through GoFundMe so that we can pay each presenter $300 for their 90-minute workshop. As a presenter you will also receive a complimentary ticket to the gathering, which includes all food and a shared cabin space for the weekend. While we cannot pay for out-of-the-area travel, there is usually plenty of carpooling and we have secured funding from FLUX for a chartered bus to this event from the SF Bay Area (limited space available).

Possible workshops could include but are not limited to:

  • Self Care
  • Community Building
  • Anti-Racism
  • Healing (Dance, Drumming, Herbal Medicine, and other modalities)
  • Healing as Justice
  • Allyship/Accompliceship
  • Honoring History/ Herstory/ Theirstory(A way to incorporate our living elders and our fallen.)
  • Direct Action Training Nonviolence as a Strategy
  • Navigating the Healthcare System
  • Knowing Your Rights
  • Ending Police Violence
  • Using the Arts as a Tool for Social Justice
  • Immigration Issues
  • Addressing Domestic Violence
  • Mental Health in Our community
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Youth Support
  • Elder Support
  • 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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