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Eugene: Beyond Patriarchy conference, May 1-3 featuring keynote speaker Andrea Smith

Beyond Patriarchy 2009

May 1-3

University of Oregon, Eugene OR

Free and open to the public

with keynote speaker Andrea Smith, Friday May 1
Beyond Patriarchy 2009

May 1-3

University of Oregon, Eugene OR

Free and open to the public

with keynote speaker Andrea Smith, Friday May 1

Andrea Smith is the co-founder of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence, the Boarding School Healing Project, and the Chicago Chapter of Women of all Red Nations. She is the author of Native Americans and the Christian Right: The Gendered Politics of Unlikely Alliances and Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide, editor of The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Nonprofit Industrial Complex, and co-editor of The Color of Violence, The Incite! Anthology.

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Vision Statement
Beyond Patriarchy is a gathering intended to provide information, support, and healing surrounding all forms of oppression through a radical and feminist perspective. Patriarchy is a system of domination which privileges masculinity and enforces strict, exclusive, and unequal gender roles, and which interlocks with racism,homophobia, transphobia, ablism, xenophobia, and all other forms of oppression. Patriarchy affects people of all genders in our interpersonal relationships and everyday lives. As a community, we must work to see beyond dualities, dismantle hierarchies, and engage in multi-issue organizing that creates radical and liberating change for all of us.

Beyond Patriarchy 2009 will:
(1) explore the roots and legacies of patriarchy;
(2) seek solutions to anti-body, anti-woman, anti-color, anti-queer, and anti-nature systems of violence and entitlement that harm all of us;
(3) create a space for healing and growth.

Towards those ends, Beyond Patriarchy 2009 will serve as open space:
a) to build awareness of issues surrounding the many forms of patriarchy;
b) to facilitate inspiration for how our growing communities can organize resistance;
c) to squash the dominating theory, generating new insight and dialogue within an ever-growing conversation regarding oppression of womyn, of men, and of people who are gender-variant;
d) to take an intersectional approach to anti-oppression politics, thereby building solidarity among movements;
e) to examine how our daily lives are affected by patriarchy; and
f) wherein all beings come together to heal wounds and build community support.


The conference will include presentations, workshops, discussions, and performances. Space will be provided for last second presentations. Conference attendees are encouraged to bring zines to trade or share. Eugene: Beyond Patriarchy conference May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
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The conference will include presentations, workshops, discussions, and performances. Space will be provided for last second presentations. Conference attendees are encouraged to bring zines to trade or share.

A concert will take place at the Campbell Club co-op (1670 Alder St.) on May 2nd at 9:00pm as part of the conference.

The conference will be May 1-3 in the Erb Memorial Union (EMU) at the University of Oregon (13th and University St.) The conference is free and no registration is necessary. Some food will be provided. Free Childcare and ASL translation available. Wheelchair accessible. For questions or comments you can email organizers at  beyondpatriarchy@riseup.net The organizers are still seeking more presenters, performers and translators (ASL and Spanish) for the conference. Hope to see you all there!

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