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Lane Community College
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Slam poet Kit Yan presents “Queer Heartache” at LCC, May 22

Slam poet Kit Yan “Queer Heartache event flyerEUGENE, Ore.– An award-winning presentation by Kit Yan, a queer/trans/Asian-American slam poet, will be held Wednesday, May 22, from 6-7 p.m. at the Lane Community College Blue Door Theatre, Bldg. 6, main campus, 4000 E. 30th Ave., Eugene.

Yan’s presentation, “Queer Heartache,” has won five awards at the Chicago and San Francisco fringe festivals. The event is free but seating is limited; register at

“This presentation celebrates the beauty of queerness, as well as Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month,” says Jerry de Leon, director of the Gender Equity Center at Lane which is co-sponsoring the event with Lane’s Asian and Pacific Islander Student Union. The show is intended for mature audiences.

For more information—

For accommodations to attend this event, call the Center for Accessible Resources at 541-463-5150 (voice), 711 (relay), or email

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Joan Aschim, PIO


(541) 463-5591

Lane Community College educates over 25,000 students annually at six locations across Lane County and online. Students and alumni from all 50 states and 79 countries create more than an $850 million dollar impact on the local economy, helping to support more than 13,000 local jobs. Lane provides affordable, quality, professional technical and college transfer programs; business development and employee training; academic, language and life skills development; and lifelong personal development and enrichment courses.