National Conference On Organized Resistance

February 3-6, 2005!

The National Conference on Organized Resistance (NCOR) has happened each January in Washington, DC at American University for the last 7 years. This year’s NCOR will be from February 3-6. It has served as a vibrant meeting space for radical activists of all varieties. Each year NCOR has gotten a little bigger and hopefully a little better. But it has also gotten a little, dare we say it, predictable? You know which friends you’ll see — your favorite old standard workshops from years past. This year we want to shake things up.

What we do want

• People of color strongly encouraged to submit proposals. This is not just the standard line. We are also enthusiastically looking for submissions from those voices that have often been marginalized or underrepresented in our radical conferences, our media and our most visible movement events. (older folks, disabled, genderqueer, etc.)

• Advanced workshops, beyond just the basics.

• Long-term movement strategizing and critiques.

• Workshops in which participants have chances to make connections with each other (think beyond the lecture format, or lecture and a few token questions and answers).

What we don’t want

• Authoritarian groups — yuck!

Send your name, your group’s name (if you’re with a group), full contact information, one reference and a short biography/description of yourself or your group.

E-mail it all to or snail mail to NCOR, P.O. Box 33977, Washington, DC 20033. Deadline: October 31, 2004 (we mean it!)