Call for Workshops, Papers, Panels, Films, Performance and Visual Art
Femme2010: No Restrictions
Oakland Marriott City Center
Oakland, California 94607
August 19th – 22nd, 2010
Femme2010: No Restrictions
is a multi-threaded conference and forum for those who think about,
talk about, and create Femme as a queer gender and identity.
our Femme2006 & 2008 conferences in San Francisco & Chicago,
where hundreds of femmes and allies gathered for workshops, panels,
films, visual art galleries and performances, we again invite 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.
are invested in having Femme2010 continue to reflect the diversity and
complexity of femme gender, identity and contributions. We 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.
of all kinds are welcome, particularly submissions by femmes. We
encourage proposals by and for people of color, working-class people,
fat folks, elders, youth and people with disabilities. We 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, we 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, we also encourage submissions based on this year’s theme: No
We began this conference in 2006 out of a desire
to see femme explored and discussed from a variety of perspectives. We
wanted a conference that held the complexities of Queer Femme as its
central focus, while building community. We feel we accomplished that
in 2006 & 2008 and in 2010, we want to continue to build femme
community and bridges, supporting each other across borders and
We hope to draw participants from across
disciplinary, medium, and social boundaries. We encourage submissions
from anyone interested, regardless of gender or sexual identity. We do
ask that you read our mission statement before submitting.
We are soliciting contributions from anyone interested, including (but not limited to):
> panel presentations
> 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 www.femmecollective.com:
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: http://www.femmecollective.com