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Apr 21, 2017
Invisible: Queer Perspectives on Sexual Assault, IPV, etc
PSU Queer Resource Center

Location: Queer Resource Center

Come listen to queer PSU students speak about their perspectives on sexual assault, harassment, and intimate partner violence in the context of their identities. This panel will use personal experience explore the role of sexual violence in interlocking forms of oppression and advocate for greater awareness on campus and beyond.

This event is in collaboration with the Queeries Program at the QRC and with the Women's Resource Center for part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Find information on all of the events for SAAM here:

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"In April, we honor Sexual Assault Awareness Month Through a series of campus events in April, we honor and acknowledge the issues of sexual violence that challenge our health, our well-being, and our ability to thrive while at the same time honoring our resilience, strength, and healing processes. We raise money for our survivor emergency housing fund, we celebrate ourselves, and we resist the systems that perpetuate rape culture. "

Apr 28, 2017
Queer Students of Color Conference: Decolonizing Queerness
through PSU Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway

Join us for the seventh Queer Students of Color Conference, organized by students at Portland State University to convene students and community members together and create intentional communities around the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, culture, and nationality.

Keynotes Confirmed: Caleb Luna, Karolina Lopez, Kay Barrett, Taylor Amari Little

The theme of QSOCC this year, Decolonizing Queerness, looks to the process of decolonization as an interwoven, communal, and consistent push to actively resist the pervasive politics of colonization. It is a push to resist the cruel and oppressive structures we have created, existed within and to which we have been indoctrinated. To queer is to decolonize. Queerness at its true form has always been active resistance to a privileged narrative; a critique of the constructs that rule our current social location. We feel a responsibility to continue this tradition. Our intention for this year’s conference is to go beyond spotlighting our people that came before us. Our intention is to learn from their strength and resilience of active resistance and to invite ourselves and our QTPOC communities to come together to continue their legacy and co-create our future.

For more information on the conference, how to submit a workshop, and how to be a vendor, visit

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May 16, 2017
Territory: a talk and discussion with Lehua M. Taitano
PSU Pacific Islander, Asian & Asian American Center

Lehua M. Taitano is the author of the poetry collection A Bell Made of Stones, published by TinFish Press, and two chapbooks--appalachiapacific, winner of the 2010 Merriam-Frontier Award, published by the University of Montana, and Sonoma, published by Drop Leaf Press in 2017. She is a native Chamoru from Yigo, Guahån, of the Sinahi Island chain.

Her poetry, essays, and short fiction have appeared in A TransPacific Poetics, Fence, Poetry Magazine, Witness, The Yellow Medicine Review, and others. She serves as the Community Outreach Coordinator on the Executive Board of the Thinking Its Presence: Race, Literary and Interdisciplinary Studies Conference. She has served as an APAture Featured Literary Artist (Kearny Street Workshop), a contributing Kuwentuhan poet (The Poetry Center at SFSU), and is a participating visual/performance artist for the Smithosonian Institute's upcoming APAC Culture Lab in July of 2017.

As a queer interdisciplinary artist, Taitano explores indigenous identity in the diaspora, the politics of neocolonial displacement, and the queering of physical and psychological spaces as an approach to cultural revitalization.

This event is hosted by the PSU College of Arts, Queer Resource Center and the Pacific Islander, Asian & Asian American Student Center.

May 26, 2017
PSU MEChA: Crossing Over Screening: Undocumented Trans Latina Experiences - Chicanx Week
PSU Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway

Join us at PSU's Queer Resource Center for a screening of the documentary film Crossing Over: Stories of Immigration and Identity. The film speaks on the experiences of three undocumented transgender women and their experiences coming to the United States, navigating the health care system as trans women, and confronting transphobic and xenophobic violence and prejudice.

This event is a collaborative event between the PSU MEChA and the Queer Resource Center for their respective 2017 Chicanx Week and Pride Month. Free drinks and snacks will be provided.

PSU MEChA: Dismantling Machismo Panel with Xicanisma & Queer Xicano Chisme - Chicanx Week
PSU Native American Student and Community Center

Join us at PSU's Native American Center for a special panel event featuring guests Cassandra Alicia of 'Xicanisma' and Ruben Angel of 'Queer Xicano Chisme'! This panel titled "Dismantling Machismo in Chicanx Communities" will have Cassandra and Ruben share their experiences as social media activists and how social media platforms can be used as tools to dismantle systems of oppression such as misogyny, machismo, homophobia and sexism. This panel will be facilitated by PSU MEChA member Berenice García and co-coordinator Julian Bugarín Quezada.

This event is a collaborative event between PSU MEChA and the Queer Resource Center for their respective 2017 Chicanx Week and Pride Month. Free snacks and drinks will be provided.

Oct 18, 2017
Listen, We Need to Talk: How to Change Attitudes About LGBT Rights
PSU Urban Center Bldg, 506 SW Mill

Join us for an evening with Melissa Michelson, Professor of Political Science at Menlo College and co-author of the recently published: Listen, We Need to Talk: How to Change Attitudes About LGBT Rights, to learn about Michelson's groundbreaking research on changing attitudes toward LGBT rights. Melissa Michelson is taking the findings from randomized experiments around the nation to teach community members the tools it takes to create cohesive communities. Don't miss out on this enlightening event!

This event is a part of OUTober. To learn more about this event and other events happening for OUTober visit

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PSU Queer Resource Center
Community Center · Portland, Oregon
The Queer Resource Center provides students along the sexuality and gender spectrum with the support they need to persist to graduation.

Nov 3, 2017
Unlearning White Supremacy in LGBT Spaces
PSU Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway

(Located in SMSU 333)
Presented by America in Transition

The LGBTQ community is stratified by race like many other communities. We will work together to name and describe how white privilege operates individually and systemically in our communities. Then we will share strategies for interrupting racism. This is a closed workshop for LGBTQ people only.