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Eighth Annual Southern Girls Convention.
June 23-25, 2006.
WHAT IS SOUTHERN GIRLS CONVENTION?
The Southern Girls Convention is an annual grassroots meeting for networking, organizing, educating, agitating, and activism, devoted to empowering women, girls, and transfolks in the South, and to furthering the struggle for social justice. Each yearâs convention is hosted by a different Southern community and facilitated by local organizers. Past conventions have brought together hundreds of folks in Memphis, Tennessee; Louisville, Kentucky; Auburn, Alabama; Athens, Georgia; Asheville, North Carolina; and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
This year, Southern Girls Convention invites activists from across the country to meet in HOUSTON, TEXAS on the weekend of June 23-25, 2006. Hundreds of activists will meet for discussion, action, and entertainment devoted to building a feminist community in the South.
WHAT CAN I DO THERE?
Southern Girls Convention is based around discussions, workshops, and presentations which give participants the opportunity to share skills, share ideas, discuss important issues, organize campaigns, and have fun as a ommunity. All workshops are organized and facilitated by the participants themselvesâthat means you! (Have a great idea for a workshop? Fill out our online form.)
Other events will include an arts and craft fair, nightly music shows, and tables for participants and organizations to display information, zines, art, and things they have made.
SGC also allows hundreds of activists from across the country to meet, network, strategize, and organize in their efforts on behalf of social justice. Feel free to bring video projects, zines, writing, and anything you are interested in sharing to the convention.
Childcare will be available at the convention space. Housing will be provided for those who register in advance.
Past workshops at SGC have included:
* Group discussions on fatphobia, abortion rights and access, radical parenting, â100 Years of Revolutionary Wimmin,â the criminalization of women, âQueer and Trans Youth in the South,â gender bias in schools, sexism in the activist community, âMarginalization and Tokenization within the Grrrl Movement,â roles and strategies for boys in the struggle against male supremacy, and âRadical, Southern, and All Fired UpâWhere Do We Go From Here?â
* Skill-sharing on radical cheerleading, community access television, gun safety and self-defense, workplace union organizing, screen printing, sexercises, Internet organizing, and how to start a consciousness-raising group.
* Organizing meetings for campaigns from Amnesty International, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, and Planned Parenthood, and state-by-state caucuses for people to meet fellow organizers in their own area.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
* Website: http://southerngirlsconvention.org/2006/
PLEASE FORWARD THIS ANNOUNCEMENT FAR AND WIDE! Send it to friends and e-mail lists, post it on your website, blog, or bulletin boardâ¦ we are counting on YOU to help us spread the word. A fresh copy of the e-mail can be sent from our website at:Southern Girls Convention 2006: Spread the Word!
Thank you, and we hope to see you there!
Southern Girls Convention 2006 Organizers,