Trans Empowerment, Resilience, and Resistance

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TEMPRR (Trans Empowerment, Resilience, and Resistance Days) and TACC (Trans Action and Care Conference). TEMPRR Days is an annual month of programming in November surrounding Trans Day of Remembrance. Programs offer space for trans students to honor trans people lost, while also building community. For more information about TEMPRR Days and TACC or to see our archived footage, check out our TReC Hub.


TEMPRR Keynote Dominique Morgan "The Power of Resilience and the Joy of Thriving - A Trans Road Map to Liberation"

Friday November 20th, 2020 2-3:30 pm

Click here to join on Zoom

A Trans Road Map to Liberation-Often times the most marginalized individuals in our community are christened as resilient. This echo chamber where we are celebrated for surviving the oppressive systems that seek to harm us in our society. We are rewarded for being strong. Elevated because we are still here. But is that all? Is Surviving and Resilience  our only options in this life? The answer is no. There is a space that is more exclusive than the promo list for the latest Ivy Park drop. That place is called THRIVING. Thriving is a space where you cup runneth over. Where your capacity to pour into others won’t be based on how weak you feel at the end of the day. A place where generational trauma can be addressed and generational oppression can be dismantled. Y’all ready to walk with me nah? Okay. Grab your mask and let’s take a journey together. 

Dominique Morgan (She/Her) is an award-winning artist, activist, and TEDx speaker. As the Executive Director of Black and Pink, the largest prison abolitionist organization in the United States, she works daily to dismantle the systems that perpetuate violence on LGBTQ/GNC people and individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Partnering her lived experience of being impacted by mass incarceration (which included 18 months in solitary confinement), with a decade of change-making artistry, advocacy, and background in public health, she continues to work in spaces of sex education, radical self-care, and transformative youth development with intentions of dismantling the prison industrial complex and it’s impact on our communities. Ms. Morgan is a 2020 Ten Outstanding Young Americans Award recipient, NAACP Freedom Fighter Award recipient, and 2020 JM Kaplan Innovation Prize recipient. She is currently completing their capstone project for studies in the Georgetown University - System Involved LGBTQ Youth Scholar Program.


Queeries Panel: Gender Questioning

Wednesday, November 4th 2020 6-7 pm

A virtual panel for people who might be questioning their gender, gender identity, and what “transitioning” means to them. Hosted via Zoom, link below. 

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QT/SOC-umentary: Monthly Film Series

Thursday, November 5th 2020 4-6 pm

A virtual film screening series that centers documentaries covering topics at the intersection of sexuality, gender, and race. Join us for this month's screening of Free Cece (2016)

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TEMPRR Book Club

Fridays November 6th, 13th, 20th, and December 4th 2020 4-5 pm

A trans centered book group reading decolonizing trans/gender 101 by b. binaohan held over Zoom. Sign up for the TEMPRR book club using the link below or email psutrans@pdx.edu. Click here for the calendar event. 

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T Time: TEMPRR Edition

Tuesday, November 17th 2020, 5:30-7 pm

T Time is our weekly affinity group for trans students at PSU. This is a community building space for support, discussion, and activities. Join us for a special edition of T Time for TEMPRR Days! Zoom link below

Queer Black Liberation Series Pt. 1

Wednesday, November 18th 2020 3-5 pm

Queer Black Liberation Series is a three part series hosted by the Queer Students of Color Resources and Retention Coordinator in collaboration with the Pan African Commons at PSU. This event is free and open to all. QBLS Black and Trans in the PNW: An Interstate and Intersectional Dialogue on Solidarity and Coalition Building features Zeloszelos Marchandt (learn more here) and Jaelynn Scott (learn more here). Zoom ID: 865 1375 9545

Queeries: Trans Inclusion Panel

Monday, November 23rd 2020, 6:30-7:30 pm

Join us for a virtual panel discussion for faculty, staff, students, cis people to find out how they can be more inclusive of their trans friends, colleagues, and students. Zoom link coming soon. 

Trans Action and Care Conference

Friday & Saturday, November 20-21st 2020

Join the QRC for our annual Trans Action and Care Conference (TACC). TACC is a conference facilitated by our Trans Resources and Retention Coordinator, along with a team of trans students and community members. TACC is a space to learn, grow, and build community with other trans folks locally and nationwide. This year TACC will take place online over two days with programs, short film screenings, and workshops. If you want to host a workshop or short film at TACC, use the links below to submit your proposals.