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Discussion Groups & Student ORGS 2022

Ace/Aro Discussion Group
TBD | LGBTQ+ Resource Center

For those who identify–or think they might–as on the asexual or aromantic spectrum. Email lgbtqcenter@uwosh.edu for more information. 


Fridays, Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 15, May 6
BiPanPoly Discussion Group
2:00-3:00 p.m. | LGBTQ+ Resource Center

For those who identify — or think they may — as bisexual or biromantic, pansexual or panromantic, or polysexual or polyromantic! For info on dates and times email cannon@uwosh.edu.


Dates TBD
Trans & Nonbinary Discussion Group
TBD | LGBTQ+ Resource Center

For those who identify — or think they may — as transgender, nonbinary, genderfluid, or otherwise gender-queer!  For more info email croftz@uwosh.edu.


Rainbow Alliance for HOPE
Mondays | 7:00p.m. | LGBTQ+ Resource Center

A student group that provides support, education, advocacy, and a social network for LGBTQIA+ individuals and their allies. For more info email hope@uwosh.edu.


Q+ Unity

Looking for a social club especially for the LGBTQ+ and ally community? Email qplusunity@gmail.com for dates, times, locations, or more info.

February 2022

Monday, February 7
Queer and Trans in the Workplace: Locating Inclusive Companies
3:50-5:00 p.m. | Zoom

Join us to hear former LGBTQIA+ alumni discuss the job search process: what to look for in an inclusive company, how to navigate your identity/ies, what to expect in the first months of a new job, and more!


Thursday, February 10
Sapphic Storytelling
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | Sage 2224 & Zoom

Join us for a sapphic Valentine’s Day celebration of love with readings from lesbian fiction, followed by author Q&A and book signing. Local Oshkosh authors Ursula Klein and Charlotte Greene will read from their newest novels, Enchanted Autumn and The Wedding Setup, respectively, and talk a little bit about how they became published authors of lesbian fiction and the importance of writing queer love stories with happy endings. Copies of the books will be on hand for sale: $15 for one or $25 for both. 


Monday, February 14
The History of the Pink Triangle: Survivors Speak Out
3:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Zoom

In recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, the LGBTQ+ Resource Center is hosting a film showing of Paragraph 175, followed by a talk-back led by Dr. Michelle Mouton. In the 2000 film, Historian Klaus Müller interviews survivors of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals under the German Penal Code of 1871, Paragraph 175. Dr. Mouton, who specializes in Nazi Germany history and teaches classes on the Third Reich and the Holocaust, will offer insight into this horrific time in queer history.


Tuesday, February 22
Pride²: Discussions of Being Black and Queer
4:00 -5:00 p.m. | Reeve 306 & Zoom

Join us for a moderated discussion and Q&A centering Black pride and queer pride. Come and hear a diverse panel of guests speak about their life experiences and ways they celebrate being Black and queer. Snacks and Pepsi products provided! (Zoom registration link above)


 

March 2022

Monday, March 7
Queer and Trans in the Workplace: Advocating for Rights and Safety
3:30-5:00 p.m. | Zoom

Join us to hear former LGBTQIA+ alum discuss advocating for your rights and safety at work: which National and Wisconsin laws protect you at work, how do you access fair treatment and equal pay, what should you know if you plan to be out at work, and more!

Co-Sponsored with: Career and Professional Services


Friday, March 18 
Resource Series: Food Pantries and Other Food Resources
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.| LGBTQ+ Resource Center

Information about local food pantries. More info to come!


Monday, March 28 
An Introduction to Zen Buddhism & Meditation
7:00-8:30 p.m.| Reeve Ballroom 227A  

Come join Soto Zen priest, Tai Alford for a brief overview of Zen Buddhism and a couple of short meditation experiences that might help you find your own center. Tai is is the only out trans priest in his tradition that he knows of, and he hopes to help alleviate suffering for all beings, by applying and sharing the joy of zazen (seated meditation).

Co-Sponsored with: Active Minds, Women’s Center, Rainbow Alliance for H.O.P.E.

April 2022

April 4 – April 9
TransAction Week
An entire week of programming celebrating transgender identities.

In collaboration with: Titan Nights, Reeve Union’s Inclusion Programming, Rainbow Alliance for H.O.P.E., Career and Professional Development, Titan Men of Diversity


Monday, April 4
Queer and Trans in the Workplace: Transitioning While Working
3:30-5:00 p.m. | Zoom

Join us to hear former LGBTQIA+ alum discuss transitioning at work: how to navigate coming out to co-workers and bosses, how to get company support for use of your name and pronouns, how to navigate time off for surgery and lab work, and more!

Co-Sponsored with: Career and Professional Development


Tuesday, April 5
Suit Up: Career Fashion Clinic
4:00-5:00 p.m. | TBD

Do you have an upcoming interview? Do you feel pressured to give up your cultural identity at the office? Wondering how to comfortably express your gender at work? Confused about the differences between “business casual,” “business professional,” and whatever the heck “smart casual” is?! Join LGBTQ+ Resource Center coordinator Zayn Croft for a myth-busting session on inclusive business fashion! Professional attire will be available to try on and take home!

Part of TransAction Week Programming, in collaboration with Titan Men of Diversity


Wednesday, April 6
Refocus: Transgender Representation in Film
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Reeve 307 (Theater)

In celebration of TransAction Week, head to Reeve for a showing of the 2020 documentary, Disclosure, which examines Hollywood’s depiction of transgender people and the impact it’s left on both the transgender community and American culture. Following the screening, a panel will discuss their experiences of misrepresentation and trans celebration.

Part of Reeve Union’s Inclusion Programming, part of TransAction Week Programming


Thursday, April 7
Drag Show
7:00- 9:00 p.m. | Reeve Ballroom

The category is… TRANS ACTION. The LGBTQ+ Resource Center and Rainbow Alliance for H.O.P.E. are parterning with Titan Nights to serve extravaganza and eleganza at UWO’s annual Drag Show! This show will kick off Titan Nights and our TransAction Conference weekend. Stay tuned for more info!

In collaboration with: Titan Nights, Reeve Union’s Inclusion Programming, part of TransAction Week Programming


Friday, April 8
TransAction Keynote Speaker
4:00- 5:30 p.m. | TBD

To kick off UWO’s TransAction Conference, we will have a guest speaker deliver the keynote speech, followed by a workshop. More info to come!

Part of TransAction Week Programming


April 7 – 9
TransAction Conference
TBD| TBD

Three days of programming centered around Trans Liberation Through Storytelling. Free to attend! More info to come, but in the meantime, click here to register for the conference.


Tuesday, April 12
Annual LGBTQ+ Ally March
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.| TBD

On this day, we celebrate all who are queerly diverse and all who are dedicated to making our schools, communities, nation, and world safer and more accepting of sexuality and gender diversity. Join us in celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community and learn how to better ally with this community.


Friday, April 22
Resource Series: Housing for Queer and Trans Folks
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.| LGBTQ+ Resource Center

More info to come!


Tuesday, April 26
Queer Dramatic Readings
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.| Reeve 306

Join us for a night of queer readings! Each year our theme changes—come find out what this year’s theme will be, and immerse yourself in the LGBTQIA+ written word brought to life by personal voice.

May 2022

Early May
Finals Survival

Keep posted here for more info!

Co-Sponsored with: Women’s Center