West Coast Communities Conference Thursday Sept. 29 – Sun. Oct 2, 2016 Northern California
Thursday Sept 29 ― Sunday Oct 2
at Groundswell Institute a queer ecovillage and retreat center
2 hours north of the San Francisco CA Bay Area
Co-Sponsored by the Fellowship for Intentional Community
Get details and register here
Whether old hat to intentional community or just diving in for the first time, join us at the second annual West Coast Communities Conference to get the boost in skills, connections, and wisdom that will take your engagement to the next level. A blend of workshops and interactive social activities, we will go deep into the topics that matter most to our communities while also making time for joyous connections.
Inspired by the Communities Conference that takes place at Twin Oaks in Virginia each year, and organized with sponsorship from the Fellowship for Intentional Communities (FIC) and Federation of Egalitarian Communities (FEC), this event promises to be a brilliant convergence of those who see the vital role community has to play in the trying times we live in. Anyone with interest or experience in worker cooperatives, rural communes, artist collectives, or any other kind of communal enterprise is invited to participate.
The focus for this year’s conference will be on racial and economic justice. These struggles remain present in our lives and more evident than ever – so, we feel it is essential for us to focus on these issues within the communities movement. We have tremendous potential to be leaders in confronting racial and economic disparities, and we also have a long way to go before our own movement reflects the diversity of our country. Continued discussion is key, so we are encouraging all presenters to find ways to bring these subjects into their workshops or activities and for WCCC participants to come with both ideas and open minds.
We will be limiting attendance to around 100 in order to minimize impact on our land, so please register to ensure your spot. Registration fees are $100 for tenting and $150 for cabins, which includes access to all programs and three scrumptious hot meals a day. In addition, there are day passes for those who don’t wish to stay overnight. Plentiful scholarship and work trade options are available – we do not want economic status to be a barrier to attending this event.