Local community organizers from so-called Western North Carolina will be hosting a rural and urban direct action camp in the Smoky Mountain region April 26th-29th open to all trans and/or woman identified folks. This camp will serve as a safer-space for people of diverse gender identities who are systematically overshadowed by our cis-normative and androcentric radical movements in addition to the larger male-dominated society. SETWAC will happen during a time in our region where the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a natural gas pipeline running through West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina, could potentially be under construction. Grassroots efforts have been aiming to halt the pipeline through varying methods and SETWAC hopes to hold a conversation about what resiliency through this struggle looks like.
SETWAC will focus on southern and Appalachian community building, healing through togetherness, and combating the patriarchy. We hope to incorporate and bring together a wide range of individuals from folks in rural appalachia to southern cities. The relationship between environmental movements and transformative racial and transgender justice is crucial and something that we hope to create discussion around. Being in the spring season, there will be an abundance of wild edibles and medicinals surrounding the camp area. This four-day camp will offer workshops on a wide range of topics such as earth skills, conflict resolution, botany, tree climbing, direct action, anti-racist organizing, indigenous caucus, black leadership training, prisoner support, security culture, herbalism and much, much more!
For security purposes, we will not announce the location of the event until some weeks before. To get registered: https://goo.gl/forms/zo2jquNqqwkq3G4l2. But we can say, that west of Asheville North Carolina is some beautiful mountains 🙂
More information will be announced in the coming months, stay tuned! If you have any questions feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org