With this year marking 50 years since stonewall NJNP wishes to honor Marsha and Sylvia’s legacies for continued trans and queer resistance against systematic and institutional forces that are killing us; with a two week long action camp at the end of May leading up to June — which for many cities on the east coast is the month we celebrate Pride. This Action Camp will prepare participants for the fight ahead in reclaiming these legacies; with priority focus to trans people of color and former and current sex workers. Our hopes are to be able to do this over a span of around two weeks, from the week of May 19th- June 3rd. The action camp will feature workshops that range from choreography and how to plan a ball to learning critical political histories, how to organize and use direct action tactics, that will all lead up to NJNP’s June Mobilization that will feature a KiKi DMV runway ball, ‘Ball 50’; a Stonewall community kickback event — to serve as an alternative to a white washed and corporation collaborated pride festival — and several direct actions that highlight the City’s neglect for issues around housing, sex work criminalization and healthcare for the trans community.
We’re currently are reaching out to groups we work with to see if yall have any workshops, trainings, clinics, events, celebrations etc that you would like to present at our Actioncamp and or if any groups would like... Read More
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#CAMP50 Convergence Space
The Convergence space will be the centralized hub for #CAMP50. Each day, during scheduled workshops and events up until May 31st; the Convergence space will have:
- Registration - For CAMP50 event information, Participant Stipend forms, etc.
- Info booths and space for tabling
- Healing Space - on noted dates and times
- Meals - on noted dates and times
- Meetings, and more
Help make #CAMP50 a reality!
Our communities desperately need these tools and resources to survive. Can you help make this community action camp a reality?
We know for a lot of folks who can benefit the most from these events often aren’t able to attend due to travel costs, admission fees and the fact that often many working class, black and brown trans and queer people are more focus on spending that time obtaining resources for theirs and their loved ones day to day needs for this reason we are hoping to provide stipends for participants to attend.
Breakdown on how the funds will be used below:
- $6,200 - for Black and brown trans and queer facilitation and training stipends
- $9,000 for participant stipends (Approx 25 people)
- $1,182 for Venue costs
- $2,200 for building and material costs.
- $3,500 for NJNP Housing Expenses
Can you help us reach our goal?