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!”



Women Only Opportunities at the REC

Facility Open Rec Opportunities:

Women’s Only Weight Training; Monday through Friday, 3-5pm in the Fitness Block

Women’s Only Swim: Tuesday and Thursdays 1:00-2:00pm & Friday 2:00-3:00pm

Programming (sign up at the Rec Service Center):

Small Group Training: Women’s Only Olympic Lifting: Mondays and Wednesdays @ 4pm in the Fitness Block ($60/6 weeks)

Group Exercise: Women’s Only Fitness Factory WOD (Workout of the Day): Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 6:15pm (must purchase a Group X pass)

 Physical Education Classes (register on Duckweb):

PEAQ 201 Women’s Swimming I: TR 13:00-13:50

PEMA 199 Women’s Self Defense: MW 12:00-12:50 & F 12:00-13:20 or TR 10:00-10:50 & F 10:00-11:20

PEW 211 Women’s Weight Training: TR 9:00-9:50

New Women’s & Gender Studies Classes Added


NEW WGS classes just added!

Register at http://classes/pls/prod/hwskdhnt.p_search?term=201501
– WGS 199 – Gender and Pop Culture
– WGS 331 – Sci/Technol & Gender – Fembot Women
– WGS 399 – Gender and Muslim Modernity
– WGS 410/510 – Feminist Science Fiction
– QST/ WGS 422/522 – Advanced Queer Theory & Cultural Studies
– QST/ WGS 422/522 – Explicit Sex and Politics

WGS199: Gender & Popular Culture – “Welcome to the Whedonverse:
Feminism, Fandom, and Popular Culture” – Edmond Chang
– This class will take up the challenge of reading, exploring, and critiquing popular culture through the lenses of scholarship, television, film, and everyday media. Specifically, we will look at the works and fandoms of Joss Whedon—including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Avengers—to unpack and analyze the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and other formations.

WGS 331 – Gender, Science, and Technology- The Fembot, Women, and the Construction of Difference in Film and Media – Margaret Rhee In this course, we will investigate the cinematic and media representations of the female robot—the fembot. Drawing from theorist Donna Haraway’s essay, “The Cyborg Manifesto,” we will analyze representations of the robot and themes such as gendered labor, sexuality, and intimacy through a feminist and science and technology lens.

WGS 399 – Gender and Muslim Modernites – Nadia Loan This course aims to introduce students to the diversity of gender roles in various parts of the Muslim world and the role of contextual forces such as colonialism, nationalism, globalization etc. in forging gender identities. In the first half of the course we will consider how colonial and nationalist regimes participated in shaping and redefining gender relations as well as notions of the feminine in the Muslim world.
The second half of course will look more closely at the manner in which gender and identity is interwoven with and produced through new and emerging political, cultural and religious practices in the present.

WGS 410/510 – Feminist Science Fiction – Carol Stabile In the words of author and linguist Suzette Haden Elgin, “SF is the only genre of literature in which it’s possible for a writer to explore the question of what this world would be like if you could get rid of [X], where [X] is filled in with any of the multitude of real world facts that constrain and oppress women.” Science fiction has also provided a space for feminist writers to explore relationships with science, technology, and identity, unfettered by the sexist constraints of professions or institutions and outside the generic conventions of other types of fiction.In this course, we will be looking at feminist science fiction as a form of theory, as a strategy for thinking critically about the present and imagining “what this world would be like” under different circumstances.

QST/ WGS 422/522 – Advanced Queer Theory & Cultural Studies – Edmond Chang This advanced class will offer an intensive survey of the key terms, texts, and questions of the interdisciplinary fields that make up queer theory and cultural studies, paying particular attention to recent debates and conversations. Through the lenses literature, scholarship, new and old media, and even popular culture, we will engage gender, sexuality, race, nation, (dis)ability, technology, and other identities and intersectionalities.

QST/ WGS 422/522 – Explicit Sex and Politics – Margaret Rhee This course on “Explicit Sex and Politics” draws upon the work of queer feminist writers and activists such as Kathy Acker, Juana Maria Rodriguez, Samuel Delany, Audre Lorde, and Joel Tan. Through close examination of these texts and queer theory, we will explore questions of power, culture, and representations of queer sex as activist strategy. When is “explicit” sex a feminist and queer activist strategy?
How does sex border our notions of queer activism and the “romance” of community?
Register today and secure your seat!

Sing Our Rivers Red

10984605_865452190182067_5379572422335636098_nSing Our Rivers Red traveling art exhibit features 1,200 single earrings to symbolize Indigenous women, girls, Two Spirit and LGBTQQIA people who have been murdered or gone missing, tortured, raped, trafficked, and assaulted, who have not had the proper attention or justice. This art exhibit will remain at the UO Many Nation Longhouse until April 28th 2015.

Although yesterday was the last day of the exhibit, we want to extent an invitation for you to donate single earrings during the Take Back the Night-Eugene OR Rally which will be happening on Thursday April 30th @6:-7:15p.m at the EMU Amphitheater. We will be receiving donations at the ASUO Women’s Center booth/table.

#‎SORR‬ ‪#‎MMIW‬ ‪#‎Solidarity‬ ‪#‎TurtleIsland‬
‪#‎RestorativeJustice‬ ‪#‎HealingTheSpirit‬ ‪#‎ProtectTheSacred‬

We are asking you to join Sing Our Rivers Red (‪#‎SORR‬) art exhibit, aimed at bringing awareness to the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women and colonial gender based violence in the United States and Canada.

The injustices against Indigenous women don’t stop at the border; they affect us all. It is important to hold these events in the U.S. to show our support and solidarity for Indigenous women across Turtle Island. Because we are not murdered and we are not missing, we have a responsibility to speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves, because they were taken from our communities and families. Sing Our Rivers Red traveling art exhibit features 1,200 single earrings to symbolize those women. This art exhibit will remain at the UO Many Nation Longhouse until April 28th 2015.

This art piece strive to raise consciousness, unite ideas and demand action for Indigenous women, girls, Two Spirit and LGBTQQIA people who have been murdered or gone missing, tortured, raped, trafficked, and assaulted, who have not had the proper attention or justice.

While there isn’t a comprehensive estimate, there are many factors that contribute to the disproportionated number of Indigenous women who are missing and murdered in the United States. Indigenous women have incurred devastating levels of violence in the US. “According to the US Department of Justice, nearly half of all Native American women have been raped, beaten, or stalked by an intimate partner; one in three will be raped in their lifetime; and on some reservations, women are murdered at a rate 10 times higher than the national average.” But many factors complicate the reporting and recording of these numbers, including fear, stigma, legal barriers, racism, sexism, amongst others. Additionally, there is perpetuation of Native women as sexual objects in the mainstream media.