For the Trans Week of Celebration, there will be a Bridges Panel featuring trans student experiences. Bridges Panels give an opportunity for queer students to share their experiences, educate, and answer questions the audience may have. This one will be specifically about those who identify as trans and non-binary. This panel will be taking place in Gerlinger 242. Anyone is welcome to attend, including allies.
For the Trans Day of Remembrance, the LGBTQA3 office will be a safe space for any trans or non-binary community members. Come by anytime between 10AM-5PM, tea and snacks will be provided along with crafts.
Millions of families gather together every year to celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States. Many Americans do not grow up thinking much of the history behind the holiday. The main messages are that of gratitude, food, and family; however, Thanksgiving is, foundationally speaking, a celebration of the ongoing genocide against native peoples and cultures across the globe. In collaboration with the Native American Student Association (NASU), we will focus on ways in which we can continue to show gratitude while raising our critical consciousness and identifying ways to decolonize the holiday.
United Front's Trans Justice Campaign will be hosting an event to observe the Trans Day of Remembrance, cosponsored by organizers from Trans*Ponder, UO LGBT Education & Support Services, and Spectrum.
There will be food, an altar, and space to grieve and come together. United Front is seeking food donations. There will be ASL interpreters and will reach out for Spanish interpreters (please contact them if you want to help). They will either provide childcare or create a space within the event that is child centered. They are also reaching out to have crisis counselors available. The space is wheelchair accessible. Bathrooms will be made Gender Neutral. They ask that people refrain from wearing perfumes and colognes to allow people with medical sensitivities to attend.
We are remembering those we have lost to anti-trans violence and prejudice from November 20th, 2017 to November 19th, 2018. Anti-trans violence is an ongoing and increasing problem here and around the world. This is an important time to come together as a community. We will particularly be centering amab (assigned male at birth) trans people of color and two spirit people, as they are violently targeted disproportionately. We also acknowledge that we are on Kalapuya land. It is white European colonization that brought transphobia to this land, and the gender and sexual oppression that indigenous people now face is a result of colonization. Decolonization is essential in fighting transphobic violence. Our fight for justice and freedom can never be complete without intersectionality and decolonization.
If you are interested in helping or contributing to this event please contact Johnny at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cover art adapted from art by Micah Bazant
Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) is now offering a support group for self-identified members of the LGBTQIA+ community ages 18 and over who have experienced any form of sexual violence in the past or present. The group is held every 3rd Wednesday of the month at our main office. Drop-in basis, no registration required, all SASS services are free and confidential.
The Queer Ally Coalition (QAC) is a volunteer training workshop open to students, faculty, and staff who are looking for opportunities to expand dialogue and understanding for issues within the campus LGBTQIA+ community.
Location will be provided when you RSVP.