OUT/LOUD 2020: Experimental Music Production Featuring Guayaba

The Women’s Center has been proud to hold our most celebratory event of the year at the end of Spring Term: OUT/LOUD Queer and Trans Womxn’s Performance Fest. We lovingly refer to it as the Queer and Trans Beach Party of our Dreams, complete with electric palm trees, photobooths, music, poetry and most importantly – Radical Queer and Trans Joy in Community.

Unfortunately, the landscape is significantly different this year under the COVID-19 pandemic and we have had to transform the event entirely. However, because we are committed to amplifying the voices, honoring the resiliency and COMPENSATING the labor of Queer and Trans People of Color, this year OUT/LOUD became an essential, real, raw, honest conversation between our LGBTQIA+ Coordinator, KW, and the Tacoma, Washington-based Indie Musician and Performer Guayaba.

Join us for the educational webinar “OUT/LOUD 2020: Experimental Music Production Featuring Guayaba” about creatively, emotionally and financially surviving during a crisis as KW and Guayaba discuss mental health, sex work, content creation, capitalism, community, healing, organizing virtually, the gig industry, cyberpunk, FOMO and self-care in the time of COVID.

And please know that the University of Oregon Women’s Center firmly supports members of the LGBTQIA+ Community and will continue to fight for the rights and dignity of all people, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identities/expressions and intersections of identity. We celebrate YOU.

With Love and Solidarity, The Women’s Center <3

LINK: https://tinyurl.com/OUTLOUD2020-Webinar

#OUTLOUD2020 #Guayaba #LGBTQIA #QTPOC #IndieArtists #COVID #RadicalJoy #Healing #Community

Art by Kiva Hanson/Design by KW Lau

Take Back the Night 2020 – Final Rally Speakers Angela // Lauri // WC and VIRTUAL MARCH

The UO Women’s Center so proudly presents the FINAL night of our “Take Back the Night 2020 – Collective Healing at a Distance” Virtual Rally! Please join Angela as she addresses the intersections of Sexual and Domestic Violence and Native American/Indigenous Communities as well as the unacceptable prevalence of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Afterwards, please join Lauri to close out the Rally as she shares with us the intersections of Sexual and Domestic Violence and the Disabled Community, lessons on dignity, respect and consent for interacting with Disabled People as well as her guidance for how to heal through our own journeys after trauma. Special Guest appearance by her semi-retired Guide Dog Kimble.

Following the Rally is “A Collective Message from the UO Women’s Center Staff from our Spaces to Yours” and the Take Back the Night 2020 – Collective Healing at a Distance VIRTUAL MARCH! Please see below for full details!

With Love and Solidarity, The UO Women’s Center.

LINK: tinyurl.com/UOTBTN20-Angela

LINK: tinyurl.com/UOTBTN20-Lauri

LINK: tinyurl.com/UOTBTN20-WC

LINK: tinyurl.com/UOTBTN20-VirtualMarch

*Please note that this link will take you to the UOTBTN2020@gmail.com Google Drive where the Take Back the Night 2020 Virtual March video is located (as the file became too large for direct upload to our blogs.uoregon.edu/women) and requires no log-in for a wider audience to view. Please be advised that the quality of the video is greatly improved if downloaded to your device.

(The Take Back the Night 2020 Virtual March will also be uploaded to Microsoft Stream which will require a UO ID for access. LINK: tinyurl.com/UOTBTN20-VirtualMarchStream)

Take Back the Night 2020 – Rally Speakers KW // Mandy

The UO Women’s Center so proudly presents night three of our “Take Back the Night 2020 – Collective Healing at a Distance” Virtual Rally! Please join KW as they address the intersections of Sexual and Domestic Violence and the LGBTQIA+ Community, as well as how we must honor the right to dignity, respect, agency and bodily autonomy for Sex Workers and BIPOC Folks. Afterwards, please join Mandy as she shares her personal healing and rebuilding process “brick by brick” after trauma and how as a Parent and a Survivor she teaches the importance of consent to her young sons on a daily basis.

With Love and Solidarity, The UO Women’s Center.

LINK: tinyurl.com/UOTBTN20-KW

LINK: tinyurl.com/UOTBTN20-Mandy

 

Take Back the Night 2020 Rally Speakers – UO Muxeres // Francesca

The UO Women’s Center so proudly presents night two of our “Take Back the Night 2020 – Collective Healing at a Distance” Virtual Rally! Please join Student Organization UO Muxeres as they address the intersections of Sexual and Domestic Violence and the Latinx Community. Afterwards, please join Francesca as she shares her own healing journey after multiple traumas and addresses the essential need for Allies in our mission to support survivors.

With Love and Solidarity, The UO Women’s Center.

LINK: tinyurl.com/UOTBTN20-Muxeres

LINK: tinyurl.com/UOTBTN20-Fran

Take Back the Night 2020 – Rally Speakers Olivia and Fatima

The UO Women’s Center so proudly presents our “Take Back the Night 2020 – Collective Healing at a Distance” Virtual Rally! Please join Olivia Rodriguez, Women’s Center Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator, and Fatima Roohi Pervaiz, Women’s Center Director, as they introduce and provide an overview of this year’s remote event, address the power and control dynamics of Domestic Violence, National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the impact of this current pandemic on safety. Resources for support will also be provided.

With Love and Solidarity, The UO Women’s Center.

Take Back the Night 2020 – Collective Healing at a Distance

The UO Women’s Center’s “Take Back the Night 2020 – Collective Healing at a Distance” begins TONIGHT at 6pm! Links to our Virtual Rally Speakers will be posted on Instagram, Facebook and our blogs.uoregon.edu/women every night 4/27-4/30 at 6pm! UO ID required to view Rally Speaker videos.

 

Please note: There will NOT be a Take Back the Night Speak Out this year. However, additional programming will be provided by the student organization Organization Against Sexual Assault (OASA) via Zoom following the Take Back the Night Virtual March on Thursday 4/30 at 7pm. Again, that will be a student-led discussion space and NOT a Speak Out. Please follow @uo_oasa on Instagram for more information.

 

This is a survivor-centered movement and a sacred space. We will not tolerate or engage with any actions which seek to disrespect that.

 

#TakeBackTheNight2020 #TBTN2020 #TBTN #VirtualRally #SAAM

Take Back the Night 2020!

The UO Women’s Center Presents: Take Back the Night 2020 – A Remote Movement Against Sexual and Domestic Violence! Please join us April 27th-April 30th for “Collective Healing at a Distance.” Stay tuned on our Instagram (@uo_womenscenter) and our Facebook (UO Women’s Center) for ways to engage as a loving, affirming and supportive community for survivors! YOU ARE NOT ALONE. We promise.

*JOIN* Take Back the Night 2020 – “Collective Healing at a Distance” by submitting your Virtual March Posters to have you and/or your poster featured in a slideshow after our final Rally Speaker on Thursday 4/30! Please DM us or email SVPEWC@gmail.com with your submissions! Deadline for submissions is 4/29 at 11:59pm. PEOPLE UNITE, TAKE BACK THE NIGHT!

#FeministHive #Resistance #Resilience #Survival #RadicalJoy #TBTN #SAAM

Please share widely!

Questions about TBTN can be emailed to SVPEWC@gmail.com or fpervaiz@uoregon.edu.

A Message from Fatima Roohi Pervaiz, UO Women’s Center Director, regarding Take Back the Night Rally, March and Speak Out Against Sexual and Domestic Violence:

Dear UO Campus Community,

After receiving guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, our Federal, State and Local Government as well as Senior Leadership of the University of Oregon and the Division of Student Life, it is with a sincerely heavy heart that I officially announce the cancellation of this year’s Take Back the Night Rally, March and Speak Out Against Sexual and Domestic Violence on April 30th starting at 6pm in the EMU Amphitheater.

Given the large number of attendees and the risks associated with the current COVID-19 pandemic, we must take every precaution to prevent the spread of the virus to the Campus Community and any vulnerable folks who may in turn be exposed.

Yet now more than ever as people are experiencing unprecedented levels of isolation due to social distancing and quarantines (possibly in the same home with their abusers), supporting Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence is essential. Olivia Rodriguez, the Women’s Center’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator, and I are working tirelessly to transform TBTN into a remote movement that continues to support survivors and amplify the voices of marginalized communities.

So although Take Back the Night as it has always been (with an in-person Rally, March and Speak Out) is officially canceled – we will still host a version of Take Back the Night at the end of April which will be digitally archived and saved for folks to view when and where it is safe for them to do so.

Please stay tuned for official updates on how and when to engage in this year’s transformed TBTN – and remember that the UO Women’s Center is committed to our trauma informed, student and survivor-centered, intersectional feminist, anti-oppression mission.

I am sincerely so sorry that this is where we have landed. But I assure you that we as a community will push through. We will do this because we are so resilient, so powerful and so worthy of the safety and loving support that Take Back the Night has always provided.

Any questions or concerns related to TBTN can be emailed to me at fpervaiz@uoregon.edu or Olivia at SVPEWC@gmail.com.

For ‪24/7 confidential support and resources about sexual violence, please call 541.346.SAFE or visit SAFE.uoregon.edu.

With Love and Solidarity,

Fatima Roohi Pervaiz

Unfortunately, beginning tomorrow 3/17/20, the UO Women’s Center must close.

“In order to promote social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Dean of Students (DOS) office is currently operating with reduced staffing levels and has transitioned to offering most services remotely. Thank you for your understanding and patience as together we work to sustain the health and well-being of our campus community.

We are committed to maintaining high-levels of support and resources for our students. During this time, our staff will continue to check and respond to voicemails and emails. DOS will also continue to offer crisis response drop-in hours remotely, Monday through Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm. If you need assistance, please call (541) 346-3216.”

Please know that you can reach Fatima (WC Director) at fpervaiz@uoregon.edu and Karyn (WC Administrative Program Assistant) at karyns@uoregon.edu and that we are here for you.

Please take so much care. ❤️