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Invest in the future of democracy

Invest in the future of democracy

You can make a difference in young activists’ lives. Giving to the Encampment shows that you care about democracy, economic inequality, racial, sexist, homophobic violence and environmental destruction.

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Ada Deer, EFC 1956, Trailblazer

Ada Deer, EFC 1956, Trailblazer

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.

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Highlights of Week 3 of the 2023 Encampment

Highlights of Week 3 of the 2023 Encampment

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.

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Highlights of the second week of the 2023 Encampment

Highlights of the second week of the 2023 Encampment

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.

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Highlights of the first week of the 2023 Encampment

Highlights of the first week of the 2023 Encampment

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.

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Update with Aaron Richardson, EFC 2014

Update with Aaron Richardson, EFC 2014

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.

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The 2023 InterGen, July 21-22

The 2023 InterGen, July 21-22

EFC alums and supporters, join us for the the 2023 InterGen! Meet the 2023 Encampers & staff live at Cal Lutheran University or via Zoom.

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This program helped me grow a lot as a person.

… I learned to be more open-minded and obtained a different perspective on life. I have become more confident, and that’s something I really needed. I’m ready to go back to my community and be a leader. I am planning to create a club at my school that will provide career education and guidance toward reaching the level of education required.

Leah

2019 Encamper, Thessaloniki, Greece

We are strengthening democracy by creating community.