The co-organizers of the October 2012 conference Rethinking Power & Resistance: Gender & Human Rights from Texas to the Transnational Americas / Re-imaginando el Poder y la Resistencia: Género y Derechos Humanos desde Texas hasta las Américas Transnacionales are currently seeking conference volunteers.

Volunteer needs include: (1) English/Spanish translators/interpreters, (2) housing and transportation for conference participants, and (3) staffing for the days of the conference. Please take a look below and let us know as soon as you can how you want to participate!

Call for volunteer translators:
Are you fluent in both English and Spanish? Do you have any experience with simultaneous translation? We need folks for the following translation collaborations:
1. Simultaneous translation to headsets during panels and events
2. Individual translation for folks networking
3. Individual translation for organizing issues during the conference
We are looking to staff folks on shifts during Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012.

If you are interested in getting involved with activist translation, please email Andrea Zarate,, to let us know which of these pieces you would be interested in and prepared for.

Call for Volunteer Transportation and/or Housing:
The conference organizers are looking for volunteer housing and transportation to and from the airport for a number of the conference participants over October 4-7.

If you are able to host and/or offer transportation for one or more guests for the weekend of October 5 and 6, please email Rocio Villalobos at

Call for Conference Staff Volunteers:
Volunteers are needed to assist in conference registration, session set-up, and helping to answer general questions for conference participants. We are seeking volunteers for shifts on both Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6.

If you would like to learn more about this volunteer opportunity, please email Michelle Mott at

Our Sponsors

The conference is made possible by the Embrey Women’s Human Rights Initiative at the Center for Women’s & Gender Studies, University of Texas at Austin.

This conference work is supported by local organizations including:

allgo: Statewide Queer People of Color Organization:
Quilombola (formerly Austin Black and Brown Alliance):
Hutto Visitation Program:
Indigenous Women’s Network, Alma de Mujer
Mamas of Color Rising:
Texas after Violence Project:

The conference work is supported by University of Texas at Austin units including:

Center for Asian American Studies
Center for Mexican American Studies
Community Engagement Center
Department of English
Gender & Sexuality Center
Humanities Institute
Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies
Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies
Native American & Indigenous Studies
Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice
University of Texas Libraries