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Beyond Patriarchy 2010

Welcome to the Beyond Patriarchy Conference Homepage.

Our schedule for this year’s conference is below! Printed programs with full workshop descriptions will be available at the convergence!

Beyond Patriarchy Convergence schedule

Beyond Patriarchy Convergence schedule

FRIDAY

WELCOME 2:30-3:00

WORKSHOPS 3:00-4:20
Solidarity with Palestine (Ben Linder Room)
Fertility Awareness for Fun and Health (Rogue River Room)
Money Skills for Activists (Umpqua River Room)

WORKSHOPS 4:30-5:50
Aggressor Accountability in Radical Communities (Rogue River Room)
Effective Communication (Ben Linder Room)

DINNER 6:00-7:00 (Campbell Club)

KEYNOTE 7:00-9:00 (PLC 180)
Tobi Hill-Meyer
“Trans Women Claiming Sexual Agency: Who’s Standing in the Way”

FILM SCREENING 9:00-11:00 (PLC 180)
Doing it Ourselves: The Trans Women Porn Project

SATURDAY

SNACKZ 11:00-11:30 (Survival Center)

WORKSHOPS 11:30-12:50
Fighting Fatphobia (Rogue River Room)
Tree Climbing Training (Lorax Manner)
Politics of Sex Positivity (Metolius River Room)

LUNCH 1:00-2:00 (Multicultural Center)

WORKSHOPS 2:00-3:20
Resources Available to Prisoners and Political Prisoners (Metolius River Room)
Transgender Inclusion? (Rogue River Room)
Disability Culture and Access panel (Fir Room)
Feminist Economics (Umpqua River Room)

WORKSHOPS 3:30-4:50
Resisting White Supremacy panel (Campbell Club)
Unnatural Embodiment (Metolius River Room)
Gay Imperialism (Rogue River Room)
Practical Self Defense (Ben Linder Room)

KEYNOTE 5:00-7:00 (PLC 180)
Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
“Maybe What Openness Is About”

DINNER 7:00-9:00 (Campbell Club)
Meeting for next year’s BP organizers 8:00-8:30 (Campbell Club Blue Room)

PARTY 9:00-??? (Campbell Club)

SUNDAY

SNACKZ 11:00-11:30 (Survival Center)

WORKSHOPS 11:30-12:50
Economy of Caring (Rogue River Room)
An Introduction to Ecofeminism (Umpqua River Room)
First Aid For The Streets And The Woods (Ben Linder Room)

SNACKZ 12:50-1:10 (Survival Center)

WORKSHOPS 1:10-2:40
Sex Worker Panel (Campbell Club)
Embodied Activism (Fir Room)
Men and the Patriarchy (Ben Linder Room)

CLOSING 2:40-3:40 (Fir Room)
CLEANUP 3:40-4:00 (Everywhere!)

Campus maps are available here!

http://www.uoregon.edu/maps/

There is an interactive map as well as several downloadable PDFs, including a map of the campus at night with lighted routes and emergency call boxes!

Vision Statement:

Beyond Patriarchy is a gathering intended to provide information, support, training, and healing surrounding all forms of oppression through a radical and feminist perspective. Patriarchy is a system of domination which privileges masculinity and enforces strict, exclusive, and unequal gender roles, and which interlocks with racism,homophobia, transphobia, ablism, xenophobia, and all other forms of oppression. Patriarchy affects people of all genders in our interpersonal relationships and everyday lives. As a community, we must work to see beyond dualities, dismantle hierarchies, and engage in multi-issue organizing that creates radical and liberating change for all of us.

This year’s event will be at the University of Oregon May 14-16.

Keynote speakers have been chosen! They will be Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore and Tobi Hill-Meyer!

Mattilda is a writer, editor, activist, critic and troublemaker. Most recently, she is the author of the novel So Many Ways to Sleep Badly (City Lights 2008). She is also the editor of Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity (Seal 2007), and an expanded second edition of That’s Revolting! Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation (Soft Skull 2008).

(Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore)

Tobi Hill-Meyer is just about your average multiracial, pansexual, transracially inseminated queerspawn, genderqueer, transdyke, colonized mestiza, pornographer, activist, writer.

(Tobi Hill-Meyer)

You can find out more about how to get involved by emailing the beyond patriarchy collective at beyondpatriarchy@riseup.net .

If you’re interested in presenting, visit the “want to present?” tab and download our updated presenter form(pdf) or presenter form(doc).

Comments»

1. Ariel - March 16, 2010

I am so excited about this shindig!

2. Mary Birmingham-Dodd aka MC Kean - March 18, 2010

I would like to speak on the intersection of Patriarchy and Capitalism in Western Medicine as it relates to the historical and current treatment of women within the field.
I speak well and really want to do this, but I cannot get your form to work on my computer. Please call me if you have questions 541-956-1513

3. Patrick Dodd - March 18, 2010

I would like to play a few songs? Again we cannot get the form to work.

4. mia maxwell - March 19, 2010

Hi! I was wondering if I could see the list of workshops from last year, because I am just that excited. Also who is the key note speaker for this year?

5. Mariah Thompson - March 29, 2010

The keynote speakers are Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore and Tobi Hill-Meyer!

6. ryan - March 31, 2010

what are your tenents and mission statement? i can’t seem to find anything that talks about that on this site. additionally, do you have an anti-oppression statement?

how trans inclusive is this space?
i saw a flier that said it was for “men, women, and everybody”, but i want to know how safe this space will be be before i choose to come and to plug it all over the internet and in my town.

Ariel - April 8, 2010

A high percentage of the organizers are trans. The keynote speakers are both trans. We will encourage everyone to wear a name tag with their preferred pronouns on it. We cannot control who shows up and how they behave but we will encourage everyone to be respectful, support each other, and report problems to organizers or the conflict resolution volunteers. I will be surprised if this is not a trans friendly space. I identify as a genderqueer transdyke.

7. Ariel - April 8, 2010

This website is a work in progress and we will try to have more info soon.

If you are on facebook then join the event.
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=193168692087&ref=ts

8. Ariel - April 8, 2010

The following is taken from the facebook event page.

The keynote speakers have been chosen! They will be Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore and Tobi Hill-Meyer!

Mattilda is a writer, editor, activist, critic and troublemaker. Most recently, she is the author of the novel So Many Ways to Sleep Badly (City Lights 2008). She is also the editor of Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity (Seal 2007), and an expanded second edition of That’s Revolting! Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation (Soft Skull 2008).

Tobi Hill-Meyer is just about your average multiracial, pansexual, transracially inseminated queerspawn, genderqueer, transdyke, colonized mestiza, pornographer, activist, writer.

Free Food! Bring zines, patches, friends, your mother, your father, and yourself! There will be limited free housing available. Let us know if you need translators, childcare, accommodations, a hug, etc. Efforts will be made to make this an accessible event for as many people as possible. The event will be wheelchair accessible.

We will do our best but remember this event is as good as we all collectively make it. Know one is getting paid to create this conference.

The date has not been set yet. Email beyondpatriarchy@riseup.net if you want to get involved, have suggestions, comments, criticisms, questions, love notes, etc.

Vision Statement:

Beyond Patriarchy is a gathering intended to provide information, support, training, and healing surrounding all forms of oppression through a radical and feminist perspective. Patriarchy is a system of domination which privileges masculinity and enforces strict, exclusive, and unequal gender roles, and which interlocks with racism,homophobia, transphobia, ablism, xenophobia, and all other forms of oppression. Patriarchy affects people of all genders in our interpersonal relationships and everyday lives. As a community, we must work to see beyond dualities, dismantle hierarchies, and engage in multi-issue organizing that creates radical and liberating change for all of us.

Beyond Patriarchy 2010 will:

explore the roots and legacies of patriarchy;

seek solutions to anti-body, anti-woman, anti-color, anti-queer, and anti-nature systems of violence and entitlement that harm all of us;

create a space for healing and growth.

Towards those ends, Beyond Patriarchy 2010 will serve as open space:

to build awareness of issues surrounding the many forms of patriarchy;

to facilitate inspiration for how our growing communities can organize resistance;

to squash the dominating theory, generating new insight and dialogue within an ever-growing conversation regarding oppression of womyn, of men, and of people who are gender-variant;

to take an intersectional approach to anti-oppression politics, thereby building solidarity among movements;

to examine how our daily lives are affected by patriarchy; and

wherein all beings come together to heal wounds and build community support.

9. np - May 6, 2010

is there is schedule, for this year, on either this site or on facebook? i cant seem to find it.

10. Carolyn Burleigh - May 15, 2010

Hi,
This is probably too late, I was thinking of coming to the BP on Sunday, I’m in Oly, it is like 4 hours – is there a way to access any workshop descriptions? I’m interested in the Sex Worker Panel, what it will be about, before i go like 4 hrs. to get there. Also, i thought there was going to be a Raping Bodies, Raping the Earth workshop/talk- has that been removed?

thanx!
peace and love ❤

11. Carolyn Burleigh - May 15, 2010

I’m sorry but this is ANNOYING AS FUCK!!! I’ve been searching online for awhile for the U of O address, it’s not on this site and it’s not on the U of O site – I have no idea the actual address so i can see how many miles it is from here to there on mapquest. I’m sorry but it is annoying as FUCK! am really wishing someone had at least posted the address of the event so people could find it.

arrggh

12. Susana Romatz - May 16, 2010

So bummed. I just came upon this page today! Ugh. I wish I could have attended. Perfect.

I’m writing a fictional book about the end of the Mayan Calendar and the changing world. The premise is that the end of the Mayan c. will be the end of dualistic thought…I’d like to make mention of this conference and the mission statement above, if I have permission. I could make something else up, but…free publicity? Lemmee know…
I’ll check back.


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