Thursday, October 26th through Monday, October 30, 2023
In Northwest Arkansas
Please spread the word about the Uprising using email, email lists and word of mouth. Please do not share information about this event on social media because of safety and security concerns.
- Gathering to celebrate & build Lesbian communities and the female-centered world
- Working to end patriarchy, including colonialism, racism and all hierarchies
Join XX Amazons for festivities and community building at this political, cultural, educational, spiritual, female-bonding event. This year our Uprising will focus on building Lesbian community. We work together to end female erasure.
The XX Amazons Uprising is a growing circle of radical Lesbian feminists. Female born womyn of every generation, color, class and other diversity who have a commitment to creating and protecting female only spaces are welcome. Come and celebrate our female and Lesbian lives and our culture – and the Witch’s New Year!
About the Event
The Uprising will be both festive and serious. We are interested in Lesbians together at every level, from international to local, from online to here at the Uprising. This year our daily community meetings will focus primarily on building and sustaining Lesbian community.
All workshops and festivities at the Uprising will be created by the Amazons who come and will reflect our interests. This could include workshops on everything from ending female erasure and the assaults on womxxn-only spaces to building Lesbian community; goddess spiritualities; building multi-racial, multi-ethnic Lesbian cultures; nature awareness; female-centered indigenous cultures; Lesbian land; anti-racism; matriarchal cultures of the past; or whatever else is of interest to you.
At the Uprising you will find workshops, singing, drumming, strategizing, organizing, good food and plenty of powerful womyn and Lesbian energy. We encourage womyn to join together to plan a Witch’s New Year celebration or ritual. All of us attending will work together to do set up, clean up, security, food prep and the other chores.
The Uprising works by power-with. We come together as equals, work cooperatively and treat each other with respect. This is a radical feminist, Lesbian-centered event.
Womyn of every generation, race, ethnic background, and class are welcome to attend, including those women re-identifying with being female. Womyn of Colors space in the main building will be provided at all times.
The XX Amazons’ planning group includes Paula Mariedaughter, Jeanne Neath, Sally Tatnall and Susan Wiseheart. Additional Lesbians, called the Dyke Crew, including womyn from the first three Uprisings and local womyn from northwest Arkansas, are working on the 2023 Uprising.
We want this event to be as accessible as we can make it in every area. If you have an access issue (or more than one) let us know as soon as possible if you would like to come. It will help us see if we can find solutions. We want you to come!
Meeting spaces and lodging are indoors, though we do have access to outdoor space for workshops.
We are staying aware of issues regarding COVID and will inform you of our COVID policies as the situation develops.
The Uprising will take place in northwest Arkansas in the Ozark Mountains area. Our venue is located reasonably near the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA). There are shuttle services and other ground transport available at XNA that will take you to the venue. If we are able, we will provide rides from the airport.
The Ozark Mountains offer a variety of outdoor activities, including a visit to the first National River, the Buffalo River, located east of the more populated areas. The mild temperatures of autumn in the Ozarks make hiking local trails and boating on area lakes enjoyable.
This is an ideal time to visit this corner of Arkansas. Attractions include the Museum of Native American History and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art to the north. To the south is Devil’s Den State Park with caves to explore, horse and hiking trails, canoeing, and rental cabins.
The University of Arkansas campus is located in nearby Fayetteville. You’ll probably be interested to know that for a brief time in the late 1970s/early 80s there existed on campus a group of lesbian activists calling themselves Razordykes (after the UA Razorback sports teams).
Perhaps you’ll want to come early or stay several days after the Uprising to explore our beautiful hills and hollers, creeks and streams.
We will begin registration on July 15. Since space is limited, we hope you will register early. Please make your plans to attend the entire Uprising, which will open on Thursday afternoon and end on Monday morning. We discourage part time attendance.
We are committed to having a sliding scale that slides down to zero ($0).
We recommend that you contact us now. We will need some information from you about your support for womxxn-only space and possibly a private interview on Zoom before sending you the registration materials. See “Contact Us for More Information” below for instructions.
Donate To The Uprising Now
Our resources are limited. We appreciate your donations. Your donation will support the Uprising and enable womyn to attend.
We want to be able to provide as much travel assistance as we can. Your donation of any size will help make the Uprising economically accessible to women who otherwise would not be able to come.
(You will send your registration fee for the Uprising when you register.)
Donate by check: Make check or money order payable to Earth Daughters, our non-profit’s legal name (not to XX Amazons). Mail check to Earth Daughters, P.O. Box 133, Fayetteville AR 72702 USA.
Thank you for your support!
Contact us for more information
Because womxxn-only space is being attacked, we provide limited information about the Uprising in this public space. We will provide more information about the Uprising to womyn-born-womyn who actively support womxxn-only space after you contact us.
Please confirm in your inquiry that you are indeed both womyn-born and actively supporting womxxn-only space (in whatever ways you do it). Please tell us about your activities to support womxxn-only space. We ask this because we are concerned about security and safety for the event and participants. Please let us know where you learned about the Uprising and who told you about it.
We’d also like to know what interests you about the XX Amazons Uprising. What would you like to see happen at the event? Is there something you want to offer to the Uprising?
Mail: Earth Daughters, P.O. Box 133, Fayetteville AR 72702
The Uprising is a drug, alcohol, weapon, smoke and fragrance-free event. (The venue has set up a few designated smoking areas outside.)