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
News and Announcements
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
Beloved Nolose community, There WILL be a 2015 conference. You will have six months to save and plan to attend, and we will let you know the time and date as soon as we have signed a contract with the venue. We do not, as a rule, announce the date or location until our contract… Continue reading » 2015 Venue Update–Details TBA
Call for volunteers: At our Venue Scouts’ Meeting on January 4 (3pm EST/noon PST), we have a volunteer note-taker who will be typing the proceeds of the meeting into google docs, and our facilitator will keep an eye on the chat room for comments/questions, but we would love to have at least one person acting… Continue reading » Volunteers Needed for Venue Scouts’ Meeting
Are you interested in having Nolose come to your neck of the woods? We’ve been working hard to find a venue that meets the needs of our conference and our attendees. After listening to the feedback our community has given us we’ve got a pretty specific list of requirements. Most of all, we’re looking for… Continue reading » Venue Scouts’ Meeting January 4, 2015
Nolose is offering grants of <$100-$1000 to support projects that expand the reach of fat queer activism. In past years, SPAL projects have included day conferences in New York and Boston, a roller-skating party in Philadelphia, a fat clothing flea in Austin, and Flabulous!, an evening of drag, cabaret, and burlesque in San Francisco. We’ve… Continue reading » Apply for a SPAL grant!