Trans Empowerment Resistance and Resilience (TEMPRR) Days

TEMPRR Days is an annual event occuring each November, surrounding Transgender Day of Remembrance. TEMPRR Days focuses on empowering trans, non-binary, and gender-expansive people and highlighting their stories - all while sharing skills, building community, and honoring trans people lost to violence. The theme for 2019's TEMPPR Days is "Trans Joy!" You can keep up to date with TEMPRR and view all the events on our Facebook page.

Click here to register for the 2019 Transgender Action & Care Conference!

TEMPRR Days 2019 Events

Name Override & Name Change Info Session

Monday, November 4, 12-1pm
Women's Resource Center (SMSU 439)

Join the Trans Student Resource and Retention Coordinator and a legal representative from Student Legal Services in the WRC for all your name-changing questions and needs! Fill out a name override with the PSU system and ask any questions about legal name change in Oregon.

Trans Art Party!

Wednesday, November 6, 2-4pm
Queer Resource Center (SMSU 458)

Come on down to the QRC for some creative fun! Have a project you've been wanting to work on? Would you like to experiment with a new medium? Are you just looking to relax and hang out with other trans folks? This is the event for you! We'll provide some art supplies, but feel free to bring your own. This event is a part of the Trans Empowerment, Resilience, and Resistance (TEMPRR) Days!

Trans Joy Storytelling

Thursday, November 14, 3-5pm
Queer Resource Center (SMSU 458)

Want to have a space to share the joy of your trans experience? The Trans Joy Storytelling Workshop is a great space where all are welcome to explore the Joy of our trans experiences together in a space that upholds the values of the QRC. Storytelling is often so impactful because people find shared experiences with others and can both take inspiration and inspire folks to be their most authentic selves. Snacks will be provided.

QT/Soc-umentary Film Screening: Two-Spirits

Thursday, November 14, 5-7pm
Queer Resource Center (SMSU 458)

To commemorate Native American / Indigenous People's Heritage Month, we will screen the documentary Two Spirits. This award-winning film interweaves the tragic story of a mother’s loss of her son with a revealing look at a time when the world wasn’t simply divided into male and female and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders. Please note that this film has intense content that may be triggering for some viewers. The QT/Soc-umentary program does monthly documentary screenings at the QRC featuring queer and trans people of color, and we hope you'll join us for this special TEMPRR edition!

Finding Trans Joy Through Self-Empowerment - Queeries Panel

Monday, November 18, 1-2pm
SMSU 327

This is a panel to value and celebrate transness through positive self-talk and ideation. This workshop will focus on the intricate things that make up your identity, and give you the tools to feel confident in yourself and your gender. Please come join us in a one-hour panel where we will focus on what makes us unique and beautiful individuals.

T-Time: TEMPRR Edition!

Tuesday, November 19, 6:30-8pm
Queer Resource Center (SMSU 458)

Our weekly Trans Affinity Group! T-Time is a student run affinity group for transgender students to share in community, tea, and compassion. Join us for a special TEMPPR edition of T-Time featuring cookie decorating and a screening of Paris Is Burning, a 1990 celebratory documentary about the joy of queer ball culture.

Trans Day of Remembrance

Wednesday, November 20, 3-5pm
Women's Resource Center (SMSU 439)

Please stop by the WRC as we honor the lives of those lost to anti-trans violence in the last year and spend time in community. Food and drinks will be provided.

TEMPRR Keynote: Alyssa Pariah

Friday, November 22, 6:30-8:30pm
Browsing Lounge (SMSU 238)

We're excited to welcome Alyssa Pariah as this year's TEMPRR keynote speaker! She will be giving a talk followed by a Q&A. Alyssa Pariah is the co-chair of Portland Jobs with Justice and an Afro Puerto Rican trans woman. She works to recruit new activists and help them understand and practice solidarity. By simply showing up for protests, pickets, and demonstrations led by ordinary people banding together against oppression, we can all become free.

Transgender Action and Care Conference

Saturday, November 23, 9am-5pm
Smith Memorial Student Union

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TACC is an annual feature of Trans Empowerment Resistance and Resilience Days (TEMPRR) in the month of November that gives trans students an opportunity to connect with one another and the wider Portland community. More than ever, it is crucial that we come together as a community to celebrate trans people, which is why this year's theme is "TRANS JOY." 

This year’s conference will feature workshops, opportunities for identity-based organizing, raffles, a tabling fair - and more! Plus, Gender Reveal hosted by Molly Woodstock will be recording a live podcast featuring this year’s TEMPRR keynote speaker, Alyssa Pariah! We encourage people to also attend the keynote Friday night, 6:30-8:30pm in the Browsing Lounge. Additionally, we will be accepting donations for a clothing drive for SMYRC at the registration table; attendees who bring donations will be given an extra raffle ticket!

Registration will begin on the 2nd floor of the building, outside of the Browsing Lounge (SMSU 238) at 9:00am. Accessible entrances are located on the north and east sides of the building, next to Cramer Hall and along Broadway.