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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

FEMME2010: No Restrictions - Call for Submissions

The Femme Collective is proud to announce Femme2010: NO RESTRICTIONS, a multi-threaded conference and forum for those who think about, talk about, and create Femme as a queer gender and identity.

Building off of Femme2006 and Femme2008, Femme2010: No Restrictions (August 20-22, 2010 in Oakland, CA) continues to explore, discuss, dissect, and support Queer Femmes.

The weekend will include workshops, panels, presentations, performances, film, and art. They invite people of all genders who are interested in a deeper understanding of Femme, as well as all self-identified Femmes who want to learn, teach, connect, and build community geared towards social change.

Femme2010: No Restrictions
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, California 94607
August 19th - 22nd, 2010

Call for Submissions
Following the Femme2006 & 2008 conferences in San Francisco & Chicago, where hundreds of femmes and allies gathered for workshops, panels, films, visual art galleries and performances, The Femme Collective again invites community members, artists, academics, homemakers, geeks, techies, activists, femmes of all kinds, and their allies to continue the conversation by participating in Femme 2010 as presenters and participants.

They are invested in having Femme2010 continue to reflect the diversity and complexity of femme gender, identity and contributions. They hope for this conference to be a community building event, as well as an exploration and celebration of what it means to build and live queer femme identities.

Submissions of all kinds are welcome, particularly submissions by femmes. They encourage proposals by and for people of color, working-class people, fat folks, elders, youth and people with disabilities. They encourage submissions that work outside and alongside identity and gender, as well as those reflecting directly upon identity and gender. Femme2010 will continue the community dialogue from Femme2006 & 08. In particular, they hope that the intersections of femme with race, region, class, access, ability, privilege, and marginalization will be talked about, given space, meditated upon, constructed, and deconstructed. Finally, they also encouraging submissions based on this year's theme: No Restrictions.

They hope to draw participants from across disciplinary, medium, and social boundaries. And encourage submissions from anyone interested, regardless of gender or sexual identity. They do ask that you read their mission statement before submitting.

They are soliciting contributions from anyone interested, including (but not limited to):

  • workshops
  • panel presentations
  • performances
  • research presentations
  • skill shares
  • activist & organizational topics
  • visual art
  • video or film

Submission deadline is April 15, 2010

Please submit your proposal through the following links, located at

Program Submission click here

Performance Submission click here

Film Submission click here

**Please note that the more information we have on your submission, the more likely we will be able to accept your submission and include it in the conference schedule.

To learn more about us, our mission and to contact us with any questions, comments or concerns, please find us at our website:

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