Dual Power


Dual Power Gathering Midwest 2023

August 17th–20th


RSVP on open collective

Masks will be required

RSVP is for expected count and fundraising only

Dual Power Gathering Midwest will take place on the traditional lands of the Miami, Potawatomi, and Kickapoo. The campsite is approximately 30 minutes south of downtown Chicago.

About the event

DPG Midwest is a follow-up to the national Dual Power Gathering at the Indiana Dunes in 2022, but is more regionally focused in an attempt to bring people from the midwest together to meet, spend time together, and discuss dual power strategies. Those beyond this region are certainly welcome as well.

Similar to DPG 2022, the event will be structured using an unconference model, and will be an experiment in collective learning and relationship building. During the event, we hope to foster an atmosphere of generative co-learning and co-creativity. We want to connect people and bring them together around shared work.

We seek to create a space where ideas are exchanged, stories are told, and futures are imagined, especially in the context of building dual power. With a few exceptions, the gathering won't have a solid schedule going into it. Rather, we'll collectively create the spaces we want and need to see throughout the weekend.

What we saw last year and what we hope to see this year

In addition to the self-organized unconference sessions, you can also expect many shared meals and collaborative art making :)

ADA accessible cabins/camping space, ADA compliant bathrooms + showers, a limited shuttling service, and vegan food will be available to all participants. Participation in the gathering is open to everyone, not just those camping: feel free to participate on any day in any activity or session that you choose to! We want the event to be as accessible as possible. If you have any access needs that you would like to share or any questions about the accessibility of the event, please feel free to get in touch with us at midwestdualpower@protonmail.com.



· Posted on July 10, 2023

Looking back on previous Dual Power Gatherings

The Gathering's Structure

· Posted on June 11, 2023