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We are Brave: A Short Play and Panel Discussion

Monday September 26th, 6:30-9:00pm in Smith Memorial Student Union 238

WGSS Faculty member Roberta Hunte has collaboratively developed a devised thaetre piece in connection with the Western States Center's We are Brave campaign. The piece is based on the stories of people of color and trans people regarding reproductive health access, and seeks to envision reproductive justice. Join us for this short play and panel discussion.




Ever Forward: Forty Years of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Portland State University

Tuesday October 11th, 5:30-9:00pm in Smith Memorial Student Union 327/9

Join us for a reunion of feminist/queer studies and the people who bring social justice to the forefront of our world! 

  • Share experiences with alums, new students, and faculty.
  • Socialize in a feminist/queer-friendly space. 
  • Hear about lives changed by feminist/queer studies.
  • Enjoy the career discussion with alums. 
  • Engage with the future of WGSS at PSU and across the nation.
  • Meet community partners.

There will be feminist bingo, snacks, prizes, and awards! Share in fresh ideas and feminist memories!




Feminist Queer Crip: Imagining Accessible Futures 

with Alison Kafer

Thursday October 20th, 6:30-8:30pm in Smith Memorial Student Union 238

Join us this October for a talk with Alison Kafer. Alison is a cutting-edge critical disability studies scholar. She is author of Feminist, Queer, Crip. (Indiana UP, 2012). By challenging the (dis)ability system and compulsory heterosexuality, Kafer asks us to imagine what a future based on justice might look like. She expands on how alliances and coalitions can cross disability rights, trans-activism, and feminist activist spaces and time. Kafer’s work is a crucial contribution to feminist, queer, and crip thought—and most importantly, to thinking these terms together. This event is cosponsored with the PSU Disability Resource Center and the Queer Resource Center.






When the Personal is Political: On Activist Writing 

with Michelle Tea

Thursday November 17th, 7:00-8:30pm in Smith Memorial Student Union 294

Sister Spit founder, acclaimed writer, and queer activist Michelle Tea joins us for an exciting evening's talk about how writing from a queer/feminist context connects to the rigors and messiness of everyday life. This event is cosponsored with the PSU English Department and the Queer Resource Center.