ALL ABOARD THE NOLOSE TRACK-TRAIN! This year, programming will be organized around themed tracks, and we need conductors! Propose your conference track (or tell us about your half-formed track ideas so we can find you comrades to help lay down the rails)– BY MONDAY, MAY 25, AT MIDNIGHT Pacific Daylight Savings Time. At which point… Continue reading » ALL ABOARD: TRACKS!
Beloved fatties and friends! Calling all planners, organizers, movers, shakers, and enthusiastic volunteers: Nolose needs YOU to make our conference happen! As a volunteer-run organization, Nolose needs your help to make our events happen, and we want to hear your ideas and put your brilliance and energy to work for a superfantastic conference! Committee work… Continue reading » Conference Planning Committee Kickoff
What are you doing during the weekend of May 29-31, 2015? We sure hope you said, “Run or participate in a FUNdraiser for Nolose as part of our Coordinated FUNdraiser Event Weekend!” Our 2015 conference has been announced, and we are very excited that, for the first time in Nolose’s queerstory, Friday’s programming is by… Continue reading » Coordinated FUNdraiser weekend
The 2015 Nolose conference will be on September 4-6, at the newly renovated, more accessible Oakland Econolodge, in Oakland, CA, USA. The board is thrilled to announce that Friday will be a Black, indigenous, and people of color day, and we are committing to fundraise so that it can be free. We are also excited… Continue reading » 2015 Nolose Conference: Econolodge, Oakland, CA, September 4-6!
Hey NOLOSERS! Members of our community have met twice to talk about reviewing our Community Agreements. A summary of the meetings we have had follow. We’re excited for this process to be transparent and involve as many folks as possible. Conference call meetings are on the second Wednesday of every month, at 8 EST/5 PST.… Continue reading » Report back: Community Agreements review
We’ve been feeling the community’s excitement about the upcoming Nolose conference and are working behind the scenes to be able to announce the dates and venue for Nolose 2015 in Oakland shortly. Please stay tuned to the Nolose blog, Facebook, and email listserv for some really big and exciting news about the Nolose 2015 conference!… Continue reading » So close to finalizing the 2015 conference dates!
NOLOSE welcomes you to join fellow radical fats in cities and towns throughout the country (and hopefully a few beyond) in hosting a series of dinner party FUNdraisers during the weekend of May 29-31, 2015. We’re planning a conference for Labor Day weekend, and we need to raise scholarship and financial aid funds, including the… Continue reading » A Weekend of Fabulous Feasting Fundraising Fatties
GREAT NEWS, NOLOSE COMMUNITY! Nolose’s 501(c)(3) tax exemption from the IRS (of the U.S.) is back! We’re officially a not-for-profit organization in the state of California and the U.S.A., so your donations are tax-deductible and we have access to the benefits of nonprofit status again. Our status is valid retroactively to May 15, 2012. Many… Continue reading » GREAT NEWS! Nolose’s 501(c)(3) exemption is back!
The NOLOSE Community Agreements are a fantastic, radical set of guidelines that clarify what we expect from conference attendees. They were presented by the board in conjunction with 2011’s Gender Policy Change, with the understanding that they would be further developed once we experienced them in action. Now that we’ve had two open-gender conferences using… Continue reading » Community Agreements under review!
NOLOSE FUNDRAISING CALL: We will be scheduling a phone meeting next week to discuss fundraising plans for NOLOSE in 2015. This meeting is open to anyone interested in raising funds to make our conference more accessible to people of color, disabled fatties, poor queers, and superfat folks. We will discuss both internet-wide and local campaigns.… Continue reading » Nolose Fundraising Call