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TransAction Conference

Saturday, April 4, 2020

The TransAction Conference was created to encourage community among transgender and gender nonconforming individuals and allies. Events include workshops, round table discussions, a resource fair, and more. This day is devoted to centering trans and nonbinary voices.

 The theme for the 2020 conference is Telling our Stories: Trans Liberation through Narrative, and the keynote speaker will be Romeo Jackson, a black, queer, non-binary, feminist who is dedicated to intersectional justice and cross movement building.

The Resource Center will also offer a week of educational programming for the entire campus community.

TransAction Week Schedule 


Monday, March 30
Masculinity Monday: Trans Masculinities
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Women’s Center

Are you ready to challenge man box culture on campus? Join us for dialogue on how to create healthy masculinity on campus!

Co-Sponsor: Women’s Center

Tuesday, March 31
Trans and Nonbinary Sexualities: The Intersection of Gender and Sexuality
3:30-5:00 p.m. | Reeve Theater (307)

Transgender and nonbinary folx are often told they can only have one label from alphabet of queer and trans identities or that only one label can be salient at one time. In this panel discussion, we will hear from several individuals about how their gender identity and sexuality intersect and how their understanding of themselves have evolved.

Tuesday, March 31
Level Up! Trans Character Jeopardy
6:00-8:00 p.m. | Women’s Center

Level Up! provides a safe space for women and minority gamers to build community around feminist gaming while critically analyzing the media we love. During each meeting we will play games, discuss topics (like online toxicity, character development, gamer identity, and common tropes) and strategize how to make our community more inclusive.

Co-Sponsor: Women’s Center

Wednesday, April 1
TSAFE Training 
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Sage 3234

Open session for faculty and staff.

Wednesday, April 1
WOC Ally Wednesday: Trans Women of Color
5:00-6:00 p.m. | Women’s Center

Join us for brave discussions on how to be an ally to women of color (WOC).

Co-Sponsor: Women’s Center

Thursday, April 2
Supporting Queer and Trans Students of Color
2:00-3:30 p.m. | Reeve 202

Our 2020 TransAction Week Keynote Speaker, Romeo Jackson, serves as the LGBTQ & Gender Program Coordinator at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Named one of the 100 Black and LGBT-SGL leaders to watch, Romeo is committed to uplifting and empowering queer and trans people of color through a critical black queer feminist lens.

Co-Sponsor: Reeve Union Diversity & Inclusion

Thursday, April 2
Bi/Pan/Poly Discussion Group
6:30-7:30 p.m. | LGBTQ+ Resource Center

For those who identify-or think they might-as bisexual or biromantic, pansexual or panromantic, or polysexual or polyromantic.

Friday, April 3
Transliberation Narratives
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Titan Underground

Come tell your TRANSstory! Come listen to narratives of TRANSformations! An open mic format will allow us time to share, laugh, bond, and commiserate over narratives that ultimately will liberate us all.

Friday, April 3
Drag Show/Titan Nights
7:00 p.m. | Reeve Ballroom

It is time for UWO 2020 Drag Show!!!!, hosted by Rainbow Alliance for HOPE. Vivian Storm is coming back as our master of ceremonies, and we have many new and returning performances. (Mature content: must be 18 to attend.)