Safe Space Training
Thursday the 19th of Jan. At the Pride Center
Begin at 6pm (2hour training and must stay for all of it) Must RSVP Beth Wasylow @ Beth.Wasylow@oregonstate.edu Safe space training is put on by OSU’s Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) advocacy to become allies to the LGBT community. It focuses on creating a safe and inclusive environment to all.
FAT: Size Discrimination Series Part 1: Deconstructing Sizism, Myths & Stereotypes
Tuesday February 7 @ 7-8:30pm at the Women’s Center
What does it mean to be fat in our society? Come join us for a presentation from Dr. Patti Watkins, who will be examining issues of sizism and its relationship to other intersecting identities. We will follow Dr. Watkins’ presentation with a student/community member panel where people will share their own personal experiences with size discrimination and stereotypes. Attendees will then have a chance to participate in an open discussion about the topics covered.
Colonize This! Book Club
ASOSU Women’s Affairs Task Force and the Women’s Center invites to you attend the Women’s Book Club Circle.
The book we will be reading, analyzing and building conversation around is “Colonize This!” by Daisy Hernandez, Ed.S. BushraRehman. This book and book club will focus on pressing and provocative issues of racism, privilege, class, social location, heterosexism and the oppression that is experienced in the lives of women of color. The book club will start Spring term. To sign up or get more information please email Meleani firstname.lastname@example.org or Virginia at email@example.com
The Art of Leadership Conference “Our Generation Our Purpose”
February 18, 2012 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ Memorial Union
Throughout the day, participants will explore topics centered around how our generation can develop leadership skills to carry into their lives after college. Topics range from finding purpose in all realms of life to spirituality, civic engagement, and developing personal strengths. We will begin the day in the Memorial Union Ballroom with a keynote speaker who will focus on students of this generation. This will be followed by a question and answer session with a panel of recent Oregon State graduates. This is an opportunity for the graduates to share their experiences and for the audience to ask any questions about life after college.
Students will then have the opportunity to attend two breakout sessions focused on different aspects of leadership. In the latter part of the program Oregon State Alumnus Alex Polvey, founder of Cloud Kick Computing, will be delivering the closing keynote. To wrap up the day there will be 3 -$1000 scholarship drawings for OSU students. Come enjoy a day with leaders from around the state and spend time focusing on your place in our generation. The conference is FREE! Breakfast and lunch will be provided!
Register now at https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/main.aspx?SurveyID=4692&cmd=survey
At the Intersections: Lunchtime Film Series
Each week The Women’s Center will feature documentaries and films about intersecting identities with a particular focus on the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. A facilitated discussion about the film will take place after each screening.
- * Week 5 Friday February 10 @ 1-3pm will feature If these Walls could Talk 2
- * Week 6 Tuesday February 14 @ 12-2 will feature We Always Resist: Trust Black Women
- * Week 7 Friday February 24 @ 1-3pm will feature Live Nude Girls Unite
- * Week 8 Tuesday February 28 @ 12-2 will feature Tongues Untied Today!
- * Week 9 Friday March 9 @ 1-3 will feature Game Over: Gender, Race, and Violence in Video Games
- * Week 10 Tuesday March 13 @ 12-2 will feature Bread & Roses
I Scream for Identity
Exploring your identity development and the importance of identity affirmation. There’s going to be ice cream, too!
Date: March 2nd
The Power of One Conference
April 6 & 7
The Power of One conference is being hosted at OSU this year! The Power of One is a Northwest student leadership conference designed to encourage and empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning college students, their allies, and the faculty and staff who support them. The conference content seeks to enrich students’ lives and promote healthy and safe communities on our campuses and in our societies. Specifically, programs, initiatives, and speakers at the annual conference focus on our programming tracks of Ally Development, Gender, Health and Wellness, Social Justice, Leadership, Creative Arts, and Advisors, Administrators, and Professionals.