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Feminist conference on May 24

Saturday, May 24 at Central Library there will be an opportunity for community dialog between feminists and men's rights activists.
May 24th : Portland Oregon : Free conference open to the public, aiming to shed light and open dialogue on controversial aspects of Radical Feminism.

Hi everyone, the conference is just about three weeks away and spaces are filling up steadily! Please email  radfemsrespond@gmail.com to register if you have not already. Please also help us spread the word about this event by inviting friends, using the twitter tag #radfemsrespond, and liking our facebook page found here:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Radfems-Respond/715231761853325


On Sunday, May 25 there will be two different events organized by different people, one for women-only and the other for men only.

New Narratives 2014: Reframing the conversation [male only event]

Sunday May 25, 2014 Portland OR (location tba)

New Narratives 2014 is a trans woman-only discussion about the ways in which current trans theory harms trans women, and reconciling the goals of gender abolition with the reality of the gendered world we are currently living in.

In this day-long workshop, we will discuss our experiences at Radfems Respond, talk about how our conceptions of trans existence have changed over the course of time, develop new narratives of transition that are healthier and more ethical, drink craft beer, and make new friends.

Some of the topics we will cover include:

•the difference between sex and gender

•how and when can we set boundaries around our community?

•healing from the trauma of being gender-nonconforming

•victimization as validation - and how to get past it

•viability of identity politics in real life

•what if you don't pass? what if you do?

•removing the bullying from trans activism

•ways trans women would benefit from gender abolition

Please email newnarratives2014 at hotmail dot com to register, or for more information visit  http://newnarratives2014.wordpress.com/

EPIC Women [female-only event]
There will be a private, women-only gathering of radical feminists hosted by the group EPIC Women on Sunday, May 25th. Email  radfemsrespond@gmail.com and we will put you in contact with the organizers.

* Disclaimer: None of these events are sponsored by TRANONON National or by TRANONON Portland chapter.