Open Call: ASSEMBLIES Fall 2020
Due Aug 23 2020

NAVEL welcomes all to propose ASSEMBLIES which are creatively and critically engaging with social, economic and environmental justice.

While we welcome proposals of all kinds, we are particularly seeking groups with an intersectional and pleasure activistic approach to social and racial justice, black liberation, anti-racism/oppression, and with a focus on mutual aid and creative initiatives that redistribute resources, actively dismantle white supremacy and challenge the individualism of capitalist culture. And as adrienne maree brown puts it: how can we make our work towards justice and liberation pleasurable?

All ASSEMBLIES will be hosted online. We will provide a $700 stipend per group for organizers and offer an anti-racism/oppression training for all participants. Additionally, all collected participation fees are evenly distributed amongst the groups, who decide democratically how to use them.

Since the intention of ASSEMBLIES is to cultivate a learning environment where there is time and space to connect, build trust and foster collaboration, the groups include a maximum of 20 participants and are not publicly open. This term however, each group will have the opportunity to co-organize a virtual public event.

The deadline to submit a proposal is Wednesday, August 23, 2020 at 11:59PM PDT. Everyone submitting a proposal is asked to present publicly on Sunday, August 30 from 4-6PM PDT.

All are welcome to apply regardless of background, experience, ability or expertise. QTBIPOC and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Learn more about the Open Call, how to propose and participate in ASSEMBLIES here.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the ASSEMBLIES steward at amanda [​at​]

ASSEMBLIES is NAVEL’s platform for collaborative research, discussion and creation supporting community-led, socially-engaged and multidisciplinary learning groups forming around a topic, practice or project.

For three months, NAVEL provides each ASSEMBLY with space (currently online), community, support, tools and resources—including a peer network, micro funding, facilitation and anti-oppression training.

Read about the ASSEMBLIES program, our principles & values for braver, caring and collaborative learning, and what NAVEL provides here. Learn more about the previous ASSEMBLIES here.

ASSEMBLIES Fall 2020 is made possible in part by a grant from the Wilhelm Family Foundation.