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CAMP50 - NJNP Trans + Queer Actioncamp

CAMP50 - NJNP Trans + Queer Actioncamp

Synopsis:

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 Schedule

#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

Sunday — 5/19/2019 2PM-9PM @ Wooly Mammoth Theater - 641 D St NW, DC 20004

2:00PM CAMP50 Orientation - CAMP50

Room: Lobby

 

2:30PM Session 1 - Real 50 Runway

Runway: Something as simply as walking Left ,Right, Left Right, But With A Touch ENERGY. NOT ONLY Would you be learning the basic but also Technical Runway, NewYork Fashion Runway & Many Moree
-Choreography: You can just be a runway but if you like to move We Got That To well be teaching you some BAM BAM SHWAMING

Read more: nojusticenopride.org/real_50_runway
Room: Melton Rehearsal Hall Event Type:Workshop

 

4:00PM Basic Direct Action Training - Direct Action 101 Training

This Direct Action 101 Training is an introduction to direct action/ civil disobedience, which includes various types of protests such as marches, blockades, and sit-ins. If you wish to attend Camp Escapade — #Camp50 DA Creative Tactics Workshop. but never attended a Direct Action 101 Training it would be smart for you to attend this.Facilitators will discuss what direct action is, why we use direct action as opposed to other methods, what tools we may use, and what political moment we are in, as well as what to expect from the police, and how to be flexible in the various situations we may find ourselves in.

*****RSVP To attend: nojusticenopride.org/direct_action_training_101*******
ASL and Spanish interpretation upon request.
Room: Kogod Lobby Event Type:Training

 

6:30PM Dinner - CAMP50

Room: Kogod Lobby Event Type:Convergence Space + Meals

 

7:00PM General Assembly - CAMP50

TBA

Room: Kogod Lobby Event Type:Large Meeting

 

9:00PM Open Slot - Your Event or workshop?

Room: Kogod Lobby Event Type:Open Slot

Monday — 5/20/2019 5:30PM-9PM @ Wooly Mammoth Theater - 641 D St NW, DC 20004

5:30PM CAMP50 Welcome  / Registration Table + Convergence space - CAMP50

Room: Kogod Lobby Event Type:Convergence Space

 

6:00PM CAMP50 Orientation - CAMP50

Room: Kogod Lobby Event Type:Convergence Space

 

6:30PM Session 1 - Forever Dance

For people to not only exercise but to use dance as a therapeutic gateway to self expression and understanding oneself.

Read More: nojusticenopride.org/forever_dance
Room: Melton Rehearsal Hall Event Type:Workshop

 

7:30PM Workshop - HIPS Workshop

HIPS is hosting a workshop on safer sex and injection practices. We'll be talking consent, safer sex supplies, and safe syringe use and disposal + condoms, lube, and needle exchange!

Room: Meyer Foundation Classroom Event Type:Workshop

Tuesday — 5/21/2019 6PM-9:30PM @ Wooly Mammoth Theater - 641 D St NW, DC 20004

6:00PM CAMP50 Welcome  / Registration Table + Convergence space - CAMP50

Room: Kogod Lobby Event Type:Convergence Space

 

6:00PM Session 2 - Real 50 Runway

Read more: nojusticenopride.org/real_50_runway_20190521
Room: Melton Rehearsal Hall Event Type:Workshop

 

7:00PM Worker's Rights in DC - Project Retail

Room: Kogod Lobby Event Type:Workshop

 

8:00PM Open Slot - Your Event or workshop?

Room: Kogod Lobby Event Type:Open Slot

Wednesday — 5/22/2019 6PM-9:30PM @ Eaton DC - 1201 K St NW, DC 20005

6:00PM CAMP50 Welcome  / Registration Table + Convergence space - CAMP50

Room: BARNETT-ADEN Event Type:Convergence Space

 

6:00PM Session 2 - Forever Dance

Read More: nojusticenopride.org/forever_dance_20190522
Room: BARNETT-ADEN Event Type:Workshop

 

7:30PM Workshop - Consent in the Movement

participants will gain a greater confidence towards and understanding of articulating and expressing boundaries, initiating difficult conversations, and contextualizing consent.

Event Goals: participants will role-play challenging situations and rehearse what to say in certain cases. they will imagine different structures and policies that will enable a healthier and more consenting organizing environment for the places where participants are already engaged

Room: BARNETT-ADEN Event Type:Workshop

 

8:30PM Healing Space - BYP100

Workshop on theirstory of participatory defense campaigns, how it relates to abolition, and skills on how to create one in your local city

Event Goals:

1) Understand how participatory defense campaign fits within abolition
2) Learn about current campaigns to get involved in
3) Learn the different skills used within this type of campaign
4) Scenario based activities + timeline activity

Room: BARNETT-ADEN Event Type:Workshop

Thursday — 5/23/2019 5PM-10:30PM @ Eaton DC - 1201 K St NW, DC 20005

5:00PM CAMP50 Welcome  / Registration Table + Convergence space - CAMP50

Room: BARNETT-ADEN Event Type:Convergence Space

 

5:00PM Open Slot - Your Event or workshop?

Room: BARNETT-ADEN Event Type:Open Slot

 

6:00PM Session 3 - Real 50 Runway

Read more: nojusticenopride.org/real_50_runway_20190523
Room: SIDNEY Event Type:Training

 

7:00PM Abolition 101 + letter writing to incarcerated trans + queer folks & sex workers  - BYP100

Room: BARNETT-ADEN Event Type:Workshop

 

8:30PM Happy Birthday Marsha! - CAMP50

"Happy Birthday, Marsha! is a film about iconic transgender artist and activist, Marsha "Pay it No Mind" Johnson and her life in the hours before she ignited the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City."

The film stars Mya Taylor as Marsha P. Johnson. Written and directed by Tourmaline and Sasha Wortzel. Read more: nojusticenopride.org/happy_birthday_marsha

Room: THEATRE & SCREENING ROOM Event Type:Performance/Screening



Friday — 5/24/2019 3:30PM-10:00PM @ The Festival Center - 1640 Columbia Rd NW, DC 20009

3:30PM Open Slot - Your Event or workshop?

Room: Large Conference RooM Event Type:Open Slot

 

4:00PM Open Slot - Your Event or workshop?

Room: Large Conference RooM Event Type:Open Slot

 

6:00PM Session 3 - Forever Dance

Read More: nojusticenopride.org/forever_dance_20190524
Room: Large Conference RooM Event Type:Training

 

7:00PM Session 1: Community Organizing Basics

Part 1 - Organizing / 1 on 1s: StoryTelling - Telling Your Public Story - Self, Us, Now,  Steps to a House Call - AFL-CIO, The 5 C’s of an Organizing Conversation, Media, Communications and testimonies 101, Group Process Techniques,Movement History

Part 2 - Introduction to Building a Campaign: Steps to a campaign - SWAC/NJNP Creating Change Presentation, Steps to getting a bill passed in City Council, Basic overview of The Council of the District of Columbia Handbook, Introduction to issue Based Campaigns, Introduction to Labor Based Campaigns,Introduction to Electoral Based Campaigns

Part 3 - On-Boarding —  The basics on Meeting planning and facilitation, History of No Justice No Pride + overview of: Back To The Roots Programming (BTTRP) and particularly, Trans Justice Programming (TJP): Issue areas - Access, Housing, Wellness, Community Safety and Immigration, Basic Understanding of differing coalitions working on issues aligned to TJP.PLUG INTO LOCAL GROUPS DOING THE WORK.

Room: Large Conference RooM Event Type:Workshop

8:30PM Open Slot - Your Event or workshop?

Room: Large Conference RooM Event Type:Open Slot

Saturday — 5/25/2019 NO SCHEDULE TBD based of Black Pride Scheduling

Sunday — 5/26/2019 3:30PM-9PM @ The Festival Center - 1640 Columbia Rd NW, DC 20009

3:30PM Convergence space - CAMP50,
3:30PM Session 4 - Real 50 Runway

Read more: nojusticenopride.org/real_50_runway_20190526
Room: Large Conference RooM Event Type:Training

 

5:00PM Trans Resilience in Baltimore - The Baltimore Transgender Alliance

Room: Large Conference RooM Event Type:Workshop

 

6:00PM Basic Direct Action Training - Direct Action 101 Training

Mayor Bowser and the DC CIty Council Leadership continues to neglect the very communities it claims to represent - so we’re taking action.

As part of NJNP’s Camp50 — Trans + Queer Actioncamp, Come and get plugged into the plan for No Justice No Pride’s Stonewall50 Action planning, Brush up on your direct action skills and get ready to be part of something DC won’t soon forget.

This is a public training for people who are interested in learning more about direct action. Members of DC Trans Community are highly encouraged to attend.

RSVP To attend: nojusticenopride.org/direct_action_training_101_20190526
ASL and Spanish interpretation upon request.
Room: Large Conference RooM Event Type:Training

Monday — 5/27/2019 NO SCHEDULE - NO SCHEDULE - COOK OUT DAY

Tuesday — 5/28/2019 6PM-9PM @ The Festival Center - 1640 Columbia Rd NW, DC 20009

6:00PM CAMP50 Welcome  / Registration Table + Convergence space - CAMP50

Room: Large Conference RooM Event Type:Convergence Space

 

6:00PM Session 5 - Real 50 Runway

Read more: nojusticenopride.org/real_50_runway_20190528
Room: Large Conference RooM Event Type:Training

 

7:30PM Legal Clinics for Restaurant Workers! - ROC

Room: Large Conference RooM Event Type:Clinic

 

5/29/2019 Venue: The Festival Center - 1640 Columbia Rd NW, DC 20009

6:00PM CAMP50 Welcome  / Registration Table + Convergence space - CAMP50

Room: Large Conference RooM Event Type:Convergence Space

 

6:30PM Session 4 - Forever Dance

Read More: nojusticenopride.org/forever_dance_20190529
Room: Large Conference RooM Event Type:Training

 

7:00PM Resume? Help!: A skillshare & discussion on navigating job applications - SURJ DC

During this skillshare, members of the SURJ-DC Queer and Trans Working Group will share tips from our experience developing, workshopping, and reviewing resumes to help demystify the process. There is no one “right” way to put together a resume, but there are some best practices and creative strategies we can share to help folks gain confidence in presenting their experiences and skills to employers. As facilitators, we will also invite attendees to share their own experiences and challenges in navigating job applications, particularly specific challenges faced by trans POC who may attend, so that participants can share advice and lessons learned with each other. We acknowledge that our facilitators are white cisgender queer folks, and we do not have the expertise on the specific challenges faced by trans POC and sex workers in the job-seeking process. At the end of the skillshare, we’ll leave time for one-on-one questions and individual workshopping of resumes. Event Goals: The goal of the skillshare will be for participants to leave feeling more supported and confident in constructing their own resumes, and to take away some tips and strategies that are relevant for a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We will also provide contact information for the lead facilitators so that participants can follow up with questions after the event.

Room: Small Conference rooM Event Type:Workshop

 

7:30PM Deescalation Training ( Intervention in Gender Based Violence)  - BYP100

Workshop on theirstory of participatory defense campaigns, how it relates to abolition, and skills on how to create one in your local city.

Event Goals:

1) Understand how participatory defense campaign fits within abolition
2) Learn about current campaigns to get involved in
3) Learn the different skills used within this type of campaign
4) Scenario based activities + timeline activity
Room: Large Conference RooM Event Type: Workshop

Wednesday — 5/29/2019 @ The Festival Center - 1640 Columbia Rd NW, DC 20009

6:00PM CAMP50 Welcome  / Registration Table + Convergence space - CAMP50

Room: BARNETT-ADEN Event Type:Convergence Space

 

6:00PM Session 2 - Forever Dance

Read More: nojusticenopride.org/forever_dance_20190522
Room: BARNETT-ADEN Event Type:Workshop

 

7:30PM Workshop - Consent in the Movement

participants will gain a greater confidence towards and understanding of articulating and expressing boundaries, initiating difficult conversations, and contextualizing consent.

Event Goals: participants will role-play challenging situations and rehearse what to say in certain cases. they will imagine different structures and policies that will enable a healthier and more consenting organizing environment for the places where participants are already engaged

Room: BARNETT-ADEN Event Type:Workshop

 

8:30PM Healing Space - BYP100

Workshop on theirstory of participatory defense campaigns, how it relates to abolition, and skills on how to create one in your local city

Event Goals:
1) Understand how participatory defense campaign fits within abolition
2) Learn about current campaigns to get involved in
3) Learn the different skills used within this type of campaign
4) Scenario based activities + timeline activity
Room: BARNETT-ADEN Event Type:Workshop

Thursday — 5/30/2019 5PM - 9PM @ Eaton DC - 1201 K St NW, DC 20005

5:00PM CAMP50 Welcome  / Registration Table + Convergence space - CAMP50

Room: BARNETT-ADEN Event Type:Convergence Space

 

5:30PM Healing Space + Orientation - CAMP50

Room: BARNETT-ADEN Event Type:Convergence Space

 

6:00PM Session 6 - Real 50 Runway

Read more: nojusticenopride.org/real_50_runway_20190530
Room: The Crystal RooM Event Type:Training

 

7:30PM Session 5 - Forever Dance

Read More: nojusticenopride.org/forever_dance_20190530
Room: The Crystal RooM Event Type:Training

 

9:00PM Performance - Siwayul (Heart of a Womxn): a one-Femme play

Siwayul (Heart of a Womxn) is a one-Femme theatrical performance produced by a team of Trans Women and Femmes of Color from three Trans Woman-led organizations (Nelwat Ishkamewe, No Justice No Pride, and Trans-Latinx DMV). The attendees would be watching the performance. (Team: Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager, House Manager, and Actor)

View more: facebook.com/events/465362590673354/

Room: THEATRE & SCREENING ROOM Event Type:Performance/Screening

May 31st - June 3rd — CAMP ESCAPADE 10AM-630PM

This training has limited space and will build off of previous trainings and workshops that take place over the full two weeks. The primary focus of this 4 day training will be to cover the basics in:

Blockades: Participants will learn essential skills for occupying space using technical tools and their own bodies with a focus on developing skills that will be useful in their broader activist communities.

Climbing: Participants will cover basic techniques, equipment, and procedures used by seasoned action climbers. Rope access principles, mechanical devices, and other climbing methods will be introduced. The concepts shared can be adopted by all those who integrate climbing, protest, and resistance. We will practice different scenarios involving banner deployments and aerial blockades.


RSVP to APPLY: nojusticenopride.org/camp_escapade

Chaand Raat // Night of the Moon Festival, Sunday — 06/02/2019 6:30-9:30pm Emergence Arts Collective, 733 S Euclid NW,DC 20001

Chaand Raat // Night of the Moon Festival is an Eve of Eid festival for non-binary, gender non-conforming, trans, queer Muslims of color, and their beloveds. Over fifteen vendors will be offering everything from food, artwork, zines, tinctures, clothing, henna, and haircuts.

At sunset we will be joined by YÀNJÚ, offering adhaan, quranic recitation, and leading of a collective prayer space. The celebrations will continue with Black Folks Don't Swim? taking us to the Divine through their gender bending expansive music.

This event is free and open to the public. Venue is ADA accessible.


Visit the Facebook event page to see the full list of vendors, co-sponsors, and schedule of events.


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?

Choose the way to support that the works best for you below: