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 email@example.com for more information.
Gay/Queer Men Discussion Group
Tuesday, March 1 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | LGBTQ+ Resource Center
For those who identify–or think they might–as gay men. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
BiPanPoly Discussion Group
Fridays, Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 15, May 6
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 email@example.com.
Trans & Nonbinary Discussion Group
Fridays, Feb 18, Mar 4, Apr 1, Apr 29
4:00-5:00 p.m. | LGBTQ+ Resource Center
For those who identify — or think they may — as transgender, nonbinary, genderfluid, or otherwise gender-queer! For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Thursdays | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Student Success Center
Looking for a social club especially for the LGBTQ+ and ally community? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for dates, times, locations, or more info.
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
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | Sage 1214 & 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.
(updated location is Sage 1214!)
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 link above)
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 4 – April 9
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. | MEC Conference Room & Zoom
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
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: Aliyah Ali
4:00- 5:30 p.m. | Sage 4224 & Zoom
Aliyah Ali (she/her) describes herself as “a transgender Muslim woman fighting for the liberation of both her communities, amongst her communities.” She is a passionate advocate for trans and genderqueer people, and she speaks out about trans rights online under the username “TheTransHijabi.” She has demonstrated in marches and helps crowdfund for trans and nonbinary people in crisis. She is based out of the Bay Area.
Part of TransAction Week Programming
April 7 – 9
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.| Reeve Ballroom
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
We regret to inform you that this event has been cancelled. Keep an eye out on our website for a list of relevant housing resources!
Tuesday, April 26
Queer Dramatic Readings
We regret to inform you that this event has been cancelled. Please consider attending some of our other programs this semester!
Keep posted here for more info!
Co-Sponsored with: Women’s Center
Wednesday, May 4th
A House of Prayer for All People: The Bible’s Movement Toward Embracing Gender Diversity
9:10-10:10 a.m. & 10:20-11:20 a.m. | Halsey 260 & Zoom
Join Dr. Corley Schuhart’s Bible and Current Events class for a presentation about trans issues and the Bible, featuring transgender Christian theologian Austen Hartke. Hartke will discuss the scriptural arc towards inclusion for eunuchs and how that arc continues today. There will be two opportunities to join the discussion– once at 9:10 a.m. and again at 10:20 a.m.
Austen Hartke is the author of Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians, a book on theology and personal narratives published by Westminster John Knox Press in 2018. He is also the founder and director of Transmission Ministry Collective, an online community dedicated to the spiritual care, faith formation, and leadership potential of transgender and gender-expansive Christians. He is a graduate of Luther Seminary’s Master of Arts program in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Studies. As a transgender person of faith, Austen‘s greatest passion is helping other trans and gender-expansive people see themselves in scripture.
Co-Sponsored with: Women’s Advisory Council, Women’s and Gender Studies
Thursday, May 5th
7pm – 9pm
Keep posted here for more info!