XXAmazons 2020 Uprising Cancelled. Come to the XX Amazons 2021 Uprising!
Our third XX Amazons’ Uprising was to be in October 2020, but we have had to cancel that event due to concerns about Covid-19. We have rescheduled the Uprising for November of 2021. We hope you will want to join us.
If you have not been to an Uprising before and think you might want to come in 2021, please email us at email@example.com so we can put you on our mailing list. In your email please briefly tell us where you heard about the Uprising and what draws you to women born women only space. We will send out occasional emails with updates about the November 2021 Uprising.
Please visit our website at http://www.xxamazons.org if you want to be reminded of all the reasons we are planning an Uprising for 2021.
Much love to all of you and we hope to see you in 2021.
Paula, Jeanne and Susan, XX Amazons
Please do not share information about this event on social media because of safety and security concerns. Please do spread the word, but be cautious. Using email is fine.
Re-Creating the Female-Centered World! Working to End Female Erasure!
Join XX Amazons for festivities and strategizing at this political, cultural, educational, spiritual, female-bonding event. Re-create the female-centered world. Work to end female erasure. Womyn-born-womyn who actively support womxxn-only space, come and celebrate our female and lesbian lives and culture — and the Witch’s New Year!
Thursday, October 22 through Monday, October 26, 2020
In Northwest Arkansas
About the Event
The Uprising will be both festive and serious. As patriarchy escalates its assaults on women and lesbians, we need to gather and plan our resistance.
We will have community meetings and workshops where we strategize and organize to end female erasure. We must end the assaults on womxxn-only spaces.
Equally important is our second track of workshops and festivities focusing on recreating the female-centered world. (Some example are: workshops on goddess spiritualities; building multi-racial, multi-ethnic lesbian cultures; nature awareness; female-centered indigenous cultures; womyn’s 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 hope that womyn will want to join together to plan a Witch’s New Year celebration. (The Witch’s New Year happens midway between fall equinox and winter solstice and is an Earth holiday celebrated by many different cultures.)
The Uprising will be created by the women who come. There will be a place on the registration form for your workshop proposals and ideas for festivities and entertainment. We depend on your help in many other ways, including set up, security, food prep and cleanup.
The Uprising works by power-with and recognizes historical and current wrongs to all womyn. We welcome and encourage womyn of every generation, race, ethnic background, and class to attend, including those women reidentifying with being female. There will be a space set aside for Womyn of Colors to meet privately. We intend, as our feminism informs us, to address and strategize to end all oppressions affecting womyn.
The XX Amazons’ Uprising organizers are Paula, Susan and Jeanne, the creators of the XX Amazons web site. See their bios here. Many more, including local womyn from northwest Arkansas and others from the 2019 Uprising, are working on the 2020 Uprising.
We want this event to be as accessible as we can make it in every area (hearing, physical mobility, vision, illness from chemical exposures, money, allergies, and other barriers). We have a small number of wheelchair accessible rooms reserved for the Uprising. The venue permits service dogs and we welcome your service dog. We will do the best we can to make the Uprising accessible for you. The venue does have some access difficulties.
Our resources are limited. We have some seed money thanks to the generosity of women last year. But, the three of us at XX Amazons are funding the Uprising in hopes it will break even. We may need your help. If you have an access issue (or more than one) let us know early 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.
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. We may be able to provide rides from the airport for at least some women traveling by air.
Northwest Arkansas extends from the Missouri border south towards Springdale, Fayetteville and Ft. Smith. 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). The university soon forced them to abandon their name.
Perhaps you’ll want to come early or stay several days after the Uprising to explore our beautiful hills and hollers, creeks and streams.
Registration is postponed. We hope to begin registration on June 1st. Since space is limited, we hope you will register early. Please make your plans to come for the entire Uprising, which will open on Thursday afternoon and end on Monday morning.
We recommend that you contact us now. We will need some information from you about your support for womxxn-only space before sending you the registration materials. See “Contact Us for More Information” below for instructions.
Please consider a donation to support the Uprising and to enable womyn to attend. Last year, thanks to donations, small and large, we were able to make the Uprising very accessible for womyn with limited resources. We are committed to having a sliding scale that slides down to zero ($0) and 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.
Donate by check. Make check or money order payable to JEANNE NEATH (not to XX Amazons). Mail check to XX Amazons, 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: P.O. Box 133, Fayetteville AR 72702
The Uprising is a drug, alcohol, weapon, and fragrance-free event.