What is Feminist Camp?
Feminist Camp is a transformative week of feminism in action that can’t be found anywhere else hosted in NYC by Manifesta authors and activists, Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards.
>> next session: January 5-11, 2014 <<
>> deadline to register: October 15, 2014 <<
>> payment deadline: November 1, 2014 <<
Hear about the program from past campers:
What will we do?
Each day is organized by theme—Reproductive Justice, Sexual Power, Feminist Art, Philanthropy, and more—and we always include a Career Day that offers concrete information for entering the work world.
A typical day at Feminist Summer Camp:
AM: Meet with Third Wave Foundation and learn about their grant-making strategies, grantees, and young feminist philanthropy.
Lunch: Brownbag discussion with Amy and Jennifer
PM: Breakout sessions with several reproductive justice organizations, such as National Advocates for Pregnant Women, Sistas on the Rise, and Choices in Childbirth.
Evening: Mix with young New York feminists at the radical bookstore/collective Bluestockings, Paradigm Shift or Reproductive Health Happy Hour.
Who Will We Meet?
Feminist Camp is different every time, but to give you an idea, here are some places and people we’ve met with in the past:
AIR Gallery, The Alan Guttmacher Institute, Babeland, Bluestockings Bookstore, BUST Magazine, Choices in Childbirth, CHOICES Medical Clinic, Concrete Utopia, The Doula Project, Equality NOW, Girls for Gender Equity, The Girl’s Project, Girls Write Now, The Feminist Press, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Coalition, International Women’s Health Coalition, Midwives For Choice, The Museum of Sex, National Advocates For Pregnant Women, NARAL Pro-Choice New York, Planned Parenthood NYC, Rabbis for Human Rights, REVEAL Conference, The Sackler Center for Feminist Art, The Sex Workers Project, The Sister Fund, the Third Wave Foundation, UNICEF, and The Women’s Media Center.
Racialicious blogger, Latoya Peterson; Writer/activist, Gloria Steinem; Gynecologist/Activist, Virginia Reath; Sex Education Activist, Shelby Knox; Radical Lawyer, Lynn Paltrow; Midwife/Activist, Stacey Rees; and Abortion Clinic-owner, Merle Hoffman.
Who should attend?
Feminist Camp is open to all who are interested in learning more about transforming feminist theory into practice. It is especially recommended for upperclass undergrads and recently-graduated individuals. We’ve hosted students of all genders, races, religions, nationalities and ages. We’re committed to accessibility and will make appropriate accommodations for anyone interested in the program.
What are the costs?
The $1,500 program fee includes housing, breakfasts, most lunches for five days, all programming, and a weekly MetroCard. The fee is $1000 if housing isn’t needed. This fee does NOT include transportation to NYC, dinner, and other entertainment you choose to pursue on your own. We estimate $20 to $50 a day to cover these additional expenses.
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