TRANScend Presenter Call

TRANScend: A Retreat for Trans and Genderqueer Folks

October 13th– 15th 2017

Groundswell Institute

Yorkville, CA (2 hours north of SF bay area)

DEADLINE for workshop proposals is: August 15th. 2017

We are looking for four to five presenters to teach on a variety of topics at TRANScend, a space for Trans and Genderqueer people to teach each other, self-organize, and create a path of resilience, leadership, and social justice. We are prioritizing people of color in our organization and leadership roles. We have been awarded a grant from The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence so that we can pay each presenter $200 for their 2-3 hour 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. There is usually plenty of carpooling and we are currently working on funding to secure a chartered bus for this event.

Possible workshops could include but are not limited to:

  • Intersectionality
  • Resistance in the Trump-Era
  • Nonviolence as a Strategy
  • Knowing Your Rights
  • Immigration Issues
  • Mental Health
  • HIV
  • Allyship
  • POC resilience
  • Direct Action Training
  • Navigating the Healthcare System
  • Ending Police Violence
  • Addressing Domestic Violence in Our Community
  • Youth Support


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

TRANScend Workshop Proposals

If you have more questions or would like to participate in other ways, please contact the organizers at:


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