Minnesota: RNC Action Retreat Update

The RNC Welcoming Committee and Unconventional Midwest RNC Action Camp and Retreat is less than 6 weeks away. We have a great weekend planned. Here are some updates.

RNC Action Retreat Update

The RNC Welcoming Committee and Unconventional Midwest RNC Action Camp and Retreat is less than 6 weeks away. We have a great weekend planned. Here are some updates.

1 The camp is child friendly, drug and alcohol free, and a safe space for other gender identified folx. We reserve the right to ask you to leave if you violate these guidelines.

2 If you are planning to attend and have not already, please RSVP to rncactionretreat@riseup.net. This is especially important if you are bring children. Please answer the following questions:

How many are coming?
Do you need child care?
Do you have workshop ideas you would like to lead? Would you like us to
leave space on the schedule for that?
Do you need transportation from Minneapolis to Southern Minnesota?
Any other needs we should know about for planning?

3 Camp is free and we will provide meals. Donations will be accepted and are appreciated. We will also need volunteers to help out during camp. We would hope everyone can contribute at least 1 hour of their time to site logistics.

4 Workshops are slated to take place on Friday August 1 and Saturday August 2. Thursday Evening is a welcome dinner and Sunday the 3rd is slated to be a breakfast followed by an RNC spokescouncil.

5 We have some amazing trainers and presenters planning to come and help us out. Seeds of Peace will be providing the kitchen and Medical trainings and No War No Warming will be sending trainers. The RNC Welcoming Committee will be presenting on RNC planning and strategy.

6 Workshops scheduled so far include Facilitation, Consensus Process, Arts & Activism ,Direct Action Organizing, general Direct Action tactics, strategy, and/or theory, Urban Tactics for Direct Action, Blockades, Medic Trainings and more. We also have plenty of space available for any guerilla workshop and DIY trainings you may want to do

7 What to bring- We are camping in a semi-primitive 200+ acre private campground/music venue. We will have a kitchen, running water and showers. Bring everything you would bring for a weekend in the woods (minus the booze and drugs). If you’re one of them city folk, that means a tent, a tarp, and swimsuit at the minimum. Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated, it’s usually pretty hot this time of year.

8 We plan an evening event on Friday and Saturday. We may do a talent show. Bring your talent.

9 We are planning to have a shuttle bus running at least once during the camp. Watch for updates here. If you plan to drive down, please RSVP for directions and for rideshare information.

10 We are in the process of formulating a sexual assult policy. SA will NOT be tolerated during the camp. We are using the Welcoming Committee pReNC 5.3 policy as a model.

for more information

http://www.NoRNC.org

http://actioncamp08.wordpress.com

listserve action-camp2008@lists.riseup.net

Email us! rncactionretreat@riseup.net

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