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!

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.

Red Zone Sexual Violence Awareness Campaign!

THIS SUNDAY the Women’s Center and Volunteers will place 3,250 red flags on campus in the Condon Lawn off 13th that represent the number of students who, based on a university our size, will be harmed by sexual violence during the school year. The first six weeks of the school year have a heightened risk for sexual violence – this time is known as The Red Zone.

Please help us set up on Sunday, October 20th beginning at 12pm and tear down on Sunday, October 27th beginning at 12pm!

SIGN UPS: Red Zone Sign Ups

*Please note that all Volunteers will be required to sign a Volunteer Release Form in order to participate. Forms will be provided at the event.

Photo courtesy of @kaushalsapkotaphotography