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Rethinking Power & Resistance: Gender & Human Rights from Texas to the Transnational Americas - Seeking Volunteers

Tue, August 21, 2012
Conference logo by: Toofly, 2012.
Conference logo by: Toofly, 2012.

Co-organizers are Seeking Volunteers

for the October 2012 conference Rethinking Power & Resistance: Gender & Human Rights from Texas to the Transnational Americas / Re-imaginando el Poder y la Resistencia: Género y Derechos Humanos desde Texas hasta las Américas Transnacionales. Co-organizers have shaped this bilingual conference around transgender justice, challenges to incarceration, indigenous land rights, and women in hip hop as gender and racial justice advocates:

Volunteer needs include: (1) English/Spanish translators/interpreters, (2) housing and transportation for conference participants, and (3) staffing for the days of the conference. We are filling up volunteer lists right away; access to the conference is free but space is limited. Let us know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you are interested in VOLUNTEERING.

The conference will be held on October 5 and 6, 2012 at the Mexican American Cultural Center (600 River Street). Conference logo by: Toofly, 2012.

1. Call for Volunteer Translators:

Are you fluent in both English and Spanish? Do you have any experience with simultaneous translation? We need folks for the following translation collaborations:
A. Simultaneous translation to headsets during panels and events
B. Individual translation for folks networking
C. Individual translation for organizing issues during the conference

We are looking to staff folks on shifts during Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012.

If you are interested in getting involved with activist translation, please email Andrea Zarate at to let us know which of these pieces you would be interested in and prepared for.

2. Call for Volunteer Transportation and/or Housing:

The conference organizers are looking for volunteer housing and transportation to and from the airport for a number of the conference participants over October 4-7.
If you are able to host and/or offer transportation for one or more guests for the weekend of October 5 and 6, please email Rocío Villalobos at

3. Call for Conference Staff Volunteers:

Volunteers are needed to assist in conference registration, session set-up, and helping to answer general questions for conference participants. We are seeking volunteers for shifts on both Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6.
If you would like to learn more about this volunteer opportunity, please email Michelle Mott at

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