Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Women In Transition Fall Term 2019

View the schedule of Women in Transition (WIT) Information Sessions, required for students to attend in order to be cleared to enroll in WIT classes.

Current activities and events!

Wednesday, October 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., "Free HEP-C and HIV testing and Free PREP enrollment" at the GEC for everyone! Sponsored by the Gender Equity Center and HIV Alliance.

Tuesday, November 5, 4:00 p.m., "Judge Torres" , at the Ragazzino Performance Hall, Building 6 on Lane's main campus. FREE Admission!! Presented by Teatro Milagro and written by Milta Ortiz, Judge Torres tells the true story of Multnomah County Judge Xiomara Torres and her path across the border from the rivers of El Salvador to one of Oregon's highest benches. We invite you to join us in this tale encompassing the immigrant struggle, loss and abuse, family, and ultimately, triumph against all odds. Come to our theatrical bilingual performance to experience Judge Torres's rise from undocumented immigrant to one of only a few Latina judges in all of Oregon! Co-Sponsored by Lane Community College's Gender Equity Center, and the Concepción “Connie” Mesquita Multicultural Center. The 2020 tour of Judge Torres is made possible in part by The Ventura Group, Inc., EC Brown Foundation, Juan Young Trust, and the Portland Clinic Foundation.

"On-Going Happenings" activities and events!

LGBTQIA Monthly Support Group, at SASS (Sexual Assault Support Services)

Lane Transgender Community Support Group for trans-identified or gender-questioning folks only, ages 16 and up. Second Saturday from 3:30 - 6:30 pm at a private location. Contact for location details.

I'll Go With You 
I'll Go With You ButtonWhen trans and gender non-conforming students use gendered bathrooms ("men" and "women" rooms), they face the possibility of harassment or violence. Become an ally! Get information (and a button!) to wear on a jacket or daypack to indicate publicly that you are willing to be asked by individuals to go to a bathroom where they may fear going alone. Information table in the Center Building most of the first day of spring term, April 2. Stop by the Gender Equity Center at all other times. For more information go to the I'll go with you site. Lane has several gender neutral restrooms on campus, see our interactive map for locations.

Past Events:

Saturday, August 10, 2019, 11 AM - 6 PM, Alton Baker Park Eugene OR,. Eugene Springfield PRIDE in the Park. The Mission of PRIDE is Promoting Respect In Diverse Expression (P.R.I.D.E.) for Arts and Culture in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer communities. The Gender Equity Center will be present. Stop by and see us and pick up some Pride swag!

Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Tsunami Books., 'The Singing OUT Tour,' Ask anyone about the new generation of social justice music-makers and they'll mention either Heather Mae or Crys Matthews. Mae, a powerhouse performer and earthshaking vocalist, has turned her personal struggle with mental health and body image into an empowering message of self-love, a universal light force that shines for every audience member. Matthews is a powerful lyricist whose songs of compassionate dissent reflect her lived experience as what she lightheartedly calls "the poster-child for intersectionality". These two singer-songwriters have joined forces with JJ Jones (Girlyman) and Joe Stevens (Coyote Grace) for The Singing OUT Tour.

Thursday June 6, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Andrea Gibson 'Lord of the Butterflies,'  In a fierce oscillation between activism and love, Andrea Gibson's newest literary triumph, "Lord of the Butterflies", is a masterful showcase from the renowned poet whose writing and performances have captured the hearts of millions. An artful and nuanced look at gender, romance, loss, and family, this is also a book of protest. While rioting against gun violence, homophobia, and white supremacy, Gibson celebrates gender expansion, queer love, and the will to stay alive. Each emotion in "Lord of the Butterflies" is deft and delicate, resting within imagery heavy enough to sink the heart, while giving the body wings to soar. Winner of the first ever Women of the World Poetry Slam in 2008, ANDREA GIBSON remains one of the most captivating performers in the spoken word poetry scene today. Known for pulling hearts out of chests to either wrench or kiss, Gibson has authored four full-length collections of poems, an illustrated book of their most memorable quotes (Take Me With You, Penguin 2018), and has released seven beloved albums. Gibson regularly sells out 500+ capacity standing room only venues to eager audiences. Sponsored by: The Lane Community College Speaker Series; Gender Equity Center; Gender & Sexuality ALliance; Office of Equity & Inclusion; Lane Library and Division of Languages, Literature and Communication. Supported by the Roberta Konnie Endowment Fund.

Tuesday, May 28, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Mental Health Stress AwarenessThe end of term can be stressful and demanding! In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, come to our peer-led discussion to share your ideas and learn from others about healthy coping strategies and mental health. Join us in the Gender Equity Center Building 1, Room 202

Thursday, May 23, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.,.Slam Poetry Performance and Writing Workshop for Lane Students”:, Building 19, Room 119. No registration necessary. A rare opportunity for a free workshop by award winning slam poet Kit Yan. Slam poetry is about empowering yourself to use your voice for social change, public speaking, and storytelling. Designed to help students gain confidence to perform in front of crowds. Examine experiences through interactive performance, creative writing and dialog with peers. Analyzing your own knowledge of social justice and information. Develop and explore your own vocal or written piece about social change. Sponsored by the Gender Equity Center and the Asian and Pacific Islander Student Union in celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Wednesday, May 22, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., “Queer Heartache” by Kit Yan, a queer, trans, Asian-American slam poet. , Blue Door Theatre Bldg. 6, Performing Arts Center. Register for free tickets here. Seating is limited. The LCC Gender Equity Center and the Asian and Pacific Islander Student Union present an evening with Kit Yan, a queer, trans, Asian-American slam poet from Hawaii. Kit Yan is a Yellow American New York based artist, born in Enping, China, and raised in the Kingdom of Hawaii. Kit’s show QUEER HEARTACHE has won 5 awards at the Chicago and SF Fringe Festivals. Please join us in an event celebrating the beauty of queerness, as well as Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Tuesday, May 141:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m., Makeup tips before Queer Prom?, Come get some all-inclusive makeup tips from a Lane community makeup artist! We will learn some tips and answer any questions people may have. Anyone and everyone is welcome to stop by!

Monday, May 6, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., "Men in Transition: Healthy Masculinities" in the Gender Equity Center, Bldg. 1, Rm 202. Join us for a presentation by Dr. Jon Davies from the McKenzie River Men's Center (MRMC). The event will start with a 2:00 p.m."Meet & Greet" followed by a lecture/discussion at 2:30 p.m. Lane offers a Women in Transition Learning Community (Program). Women and men have been requesting an equivalent experience for men. This event is an effort to begin to address some of that need. Topics that might be discussed include topics related to what the MRMC strives towards in their efforts: Enhance men’s awareness of how being a man affects their lives including their relationship with others; Provide safe, supportive environments were men can support and mentor each other, explore what kind of a man they want to be in the future and identify the steps to reaching that goal; Reflect on what our community and society needs from men and incorporate those needs into their perception of their future selves; Help men achieve their true potential as students, workers, partners, fathers and citizens of the world; Enhance men’s relationship with others, including resolving conflict non-violently; Increase men’s comfort with seeking help from others. Open to the community

Thursday, April 25, 6:00 p.m., "Take Back the Night" march at the University of Oregon EMU Amphitheater. 6:00 p.m. Rally in the EMU, 7:00 p.m. march to symbolize reclaiming people's safety on public streets at night, and ends with a Speak Out where survivors can share personal stories of how sexual assault and domestic violence has impacted their lives. Join the Lane team! For more information, contact us at the GEC.

Tuesday, April 23, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., "FREE HIV & Hepatitis C testing". The HIV Alliance together with our own Gender Equity Center, will be having a FREE HIV & Hepatitis C testing. Come to the GEC and we will be here for testing, answering any questions or concerns and as always there will be free coffee and plenty of smiles.

Monday, April 22, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., "Take Back the Night, Poster Making" in the Gender Equity Center, Bldg. 1, Rm 202. We will have a poster design station set up with coffee and tea. We will be making posters to later take to the walk/march for Take Back the Night 2019 (April 25).

Tuesday, April 16, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. "Sing Our Rivers Red" (Exhibit continues through April 19 at the Gender Equity Center, Bldg. 1, Rm 202.). Lane Community College Gender Equity Center is pleased to host, "Sing Our Rivers Red," a traveling earring exhibit with 1,181 single-sided earrings to symbolize the Indigenous women who are stolen and missing. The exhibit raises awareness about murdered and missing Indigenous women (#MMIW) and colonial gender-based violence in the United States and Canada. Free event, starts at 1:00 p.m. in the Longhouse, Bldg 31, and at 3:00 p.m. will continue at the GEC Bldg 1, where there will be a reception for the exhibit and refreshments. Sponsored by the GEC and the Native American Student Program.

Thursday, April 11, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., "Sexual Violence 101" in the Gender Equity Center, Bldg. 1, Rm 202. This is a lecture and class to inform people of the services at SASS (Sexual Assault Support Services), dynamics of sexual violence, prevalence & statistics and how to support a survivor.

Wednesday, March 13 & 27, 7 p.m., "The Eugene Gay Men's Chorus": The Eugene Gay Men's Chorus is holding open calls for their 2019 Spring Season. There will be two-months of every other week rehearsals gearing up for a full launch on April 3.

Monday - Friday, March 25th - 29th, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., "LGBTQ Health Week": The HIV Alliance will be hosting the LGBTQ Health Week, there will be events as well as FREE HIV & Hepatitis C testing. $10 gift card to all who test.

Thursday, February 21, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., "HIV 101 Education Session; and Free HIV & Hepatitis C Testing": At the GEC. For everyone! 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., come in for the HIV 101 Education Session, followed by free drop-in HIV & Hepatitis testing from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.. Sponsored by the GEC and HIV Alliance.

Tuesday, February 12, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., "'Gen Silent' Community Movie Screening":  Main campus, Center building room 437. Free admission! LGBT people who fought the earliest battles for equality now face so much fear about discrimination, or worse, in health care/long-term care that they hide their past lives, are afraid to ask for help, and die earlier. But, a small group of professionals is trying to change that. Sponsored by the GEC and PSU School of Social Work Masters students.

Saturday, February 2, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m., "Promoting Healthy Masculinities": 1465 Coburg Rd., Eugene. St. Thomas Episcopal. Please join the McKenzie River Men's Center for a community dialogue. Free to the public. What do we as a society expect and need from men today? What challenges and issues do men face? How can YOU help men and boys become the men they aspire to be? What are "healthy masculinities"? Sponsored by the Center for Community Counseling with funds made available by the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation.

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