Day of Service 2016


“On January 18th—MLK Day—millions of volunteers around the country will give back to their communities and we hope you will join them! Last year the Holden Center sent over 200 students, faculty and staff out into the community and this year will hope to make an even larger impact. We are working with 12 community partners: Walama Restoration, Hendricks Park, Arc of Lane County, Ophelia’s Place, St Vincent de Paul, and many more.

Registration is required and available online at under Service Events.

There will be two community service shifts (9-12pm and 1-4pm) on the 18th.

If you have any questions feel free to call the Holden Center at 541-346-1146 or email us at

Thank you for working with the Holden Center and helping your community!”



Clothing & Toy Exchange


Clothing&Toy Exchange

The ASUO Women’s Center would like to present the Clothing and Toy Exchange. 

It will be on February 28, 2015 from 11am to 3pm.

At the Spencer View Apartments Community Room(2250 Patterson St.). 

The Women’s Center is now accepting clothes/toys for the clothing/toys exchange, in our office. Let us help you clean your closet and donate your gently used items to new owners. 

There will be light snacks and drinks.


We will also be hosting a workshop “How to Coupon?” with Stephanie Torres during the Clothing/Toy Exchange at 12-1pm February, 28th 2015.


Mia McKenzie Book Club

1962238_10203700609384319_3966480379115299425_oThe ASUO Women’s Center “Lylle B. Parker Women of Color Speaker Series Presents: Mia McKenzie, on March 7, 2015.

‘Mia McKenzie is a writer and a smart, scrappy Philadelphian (now living in the bay area) with a deep love of fake fur collars and people of color. She studied writing at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a black feminist and a freaking queer, facts that are often reflected in her stories, which are literary and lyrical and hella quirky, and which have won her some awards and grants, such as the Astraea Foundation’s Writers Fund Award (‘09) and the Leeway Foundation’s Transformation Award (‘11). Her debut novel, The Summer We Got Free, won the 2013 Lambda Literary Award. It has been described by author and critic Jewelle Gomez as “a brilliant tapestry filled with exuberance and anxiety”. You can read her short stories in The Kenyon Review  and make/shift. She speaks about race, queerness, gender, class, and intersectionality at universities across the country. Read more about Mia at ‘

To get excited about Mia McKenzie’s visit, we will be putting together a ‘book’ club. Where we will read some short blogs in order to become more familiar with Mia’s work. They will be on Thursdays, 4-5 (in the ASUO Women’s Center, but we are willing to relocate if necessary). We will snacks and great company! Check out the flyer above for the reading selections and dates. If you have any questions please email

“Lets get together and read some empowering and rad work”

                    -Suzanne Barrientos, Intersectionality coordinator 

Let me know if you have any questions! or if we need any more articles! 

Women of Color Retreat & Privilege Allyship Workshops


It is an opportunity for campus women of color to explore the intersections of their identities as well as increase awareness about issues that affect our communities. We’ll have workshops about anti-blackness, cissexism, ableism, selfies and art as a way of expression. Join us in empowering and building a community of women of color!

Open to all identity groups, but white identifying women are encourage to attend to the White Privilege and Allyship Workshops!

This is a series of workshops in conjunction with the Women of Color retreat. The purpose of this gathering is to raise awareness about white privilege and how it can get in the way on the path active solidarity with women of color and others who experience marginalization.

Open to all identity groups, but women of color are encouraged to go to the Women of Color Retreat: