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If you are between the ages of 15 and 18, join us in this historic location as we focus on civil rights and voting rights in this election year. Application window opening soon!
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Come join us in honoring Ada Deer and share your stories and photos about this unforgettable and inspiring woman. Sunday October 22, 10:00 AM Pacific/11 AM Mountain/ Noon Central/ 1:00 PM Eastern.
Week 3 of the EFC’s 2023 Summer Intensive featured a field trip to clean up a coastal wetlands with community group CAUSE. The Encampers facilitated workshops at the InterGen program and presented poems, paintings and PSAs that they created during three-week program.
Week 2 of the EFC’s 2023 Summer Intensive featured a big part of this year’s “deep dive” into activism as the Encampers began creating their own workshops to share at the InterGen program: Using the Arts for Activism; Systems of Oppression; and Gender and Feminism.
In the first week of the 2023 Encampment, Encampers are learning about each other and their communities, and going out into local communities to learn about them. This week’s highlights include a trip to Santa Barbara’s Ortega Park with Chumash tribe members Marcus V.O. Lopez and Andi Garcia.
This summer, Aaron Richardson, 2014-15 Encamper and 2016 intern, is joining our Alum Outreach Committee. We asked Aaron to look back, now that he is nine years past his first Encampment, and share his thoughts about what was most important to him and what has stayed with him.