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FOR NW Regional Conference: Complicating Narratives


  • Seabeck Conference Center 13395 Lagoon Drive NW Seabeck, WA 98380 (map)

FOR’s 60th Annual Northwest Regional Conference, theme “Complicating Narratives.”  Complicating Narratives involves us looking at the systematic ways in which toxic narratives permeate our world, as well as the ways in which we all internalize these narratives, creating different realities depending on where our intersecting identities lie within systems of power and oppression. As the first FOR conference organized by youth of color, we are choosing to complicate the narrative of nonviolence by telling our stories.  

Keynote Speakers : Taylor Amari Little (Tay) is a proud Black queer femme Muslim and practitioner of African Diasporic ancestral spiritual traditions.  Women of Color Speak Out is a collective of direct action activists that formed during ShellNo. They speak on how capitalism, colonialism, racism, the prison industrial complex and patriarchy have led into climate change.  

Workshops:  Human Rights Defenders in Israel & Palestine;  Decolonizing Gender;  Open Floor dance/movement workshop;  Let’s talk about race;  Youth-Driven Participatory Action Research Practices;  Indigenous Equity & Social Justice;  Countering Pentagon Recruitment;  and more.  

Info and registration http://www.forseabeck.org, or phone 206-789-5565 to request a paper registration form.  Please register as soon as possible!

Earlier Event: June 30
Nuclear Weapons Speaker Training
Later Event: July 19
Coalition Monthly Meeting