With this year marking 50 years since stonewall, we wish to honor Marsha and Sylvia’s legacies for continued trans and queer resistance against systematic and institutional forces that are killing us; with two week long action camp during the last two weeks in May leading up to June — when D.C. has historically celebrated Pride. With priority focus to trans people of color, former and current sex workers. Camp50 is open to all Trans and Queer people with some workshops and trainings being limited to only Black and Brown Trans/Queer community members.
The Action Camp will span two weeks with participants having the option to select multiple courses/classes/curriculum/trainings/skillshares. Some of these workshops will repeat to give the most amount of availability to people with scheduling conflicts, some courses may also be broken up in parts or sections; while others may be geared towards experience with beginners / 101s and more advance courses “Trainings for trainers”.
Since we would like to cover courses or workshops ranging from dancing/choreography and modeling to direct action trainings involving tactics, and some of these will be broken up by different days or offer multiple times to attend; we are planning / scheduling for a full two weeks.
Yes! There will be organizing and mobilizing around NJNP #Stonewall50 (DC and Beyond) at the same time. Courses from the Action Camp may be used to help offset organizing/training. There may be larger mobilizing meetings happening at shared camp spaces for actions and events happening in June.