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 this year's TEMPPR Days is "WE DEMAND MORE," inspired by the now famous BreakOUT quote, "Give us our roses while we're still here." This year, we recognize our right to be respected, cared for, and celebrated.

Special thanks to designer Bailey Collins for her work on the TEMPRR and TACC posters.

TEMPRR Days Calendar of Events

Keep up to date with all TEMPRR events on our Facebook page!


Friday, November 2nd, 3-5 pm
Queer Resource Center

Kick off the TEMPRR Games with other QTies in the QRC November 2nd at 3pm! We will have video games, board games, and snacks!

Cracking the Shell: Questioning Your Gender

Monday, November 5th, 1-2:30 pm
Parson’s Gallery

Questioning your gender can be confusing and difficult in unexpected ways. This is an event for people who are questioning to find some clarity and support and learn from others who can relate!

I Won’t Go Without You: Next Level Trans Allyship

Tuesday, November 6th, 1-2:30 pm
Women's Resource Center

Ready to take your allyship to the next level? Let's get beyond pronouns and talk about what it really means to support trans liberation.

Craft ‘n’ Snack

Wednesday, November 7th, 6-8 pm
Queer Resource Center


T-Time Special Edition: Tangerine Screening

Thursday, November 8th, 6-8 pm
Queer Resource Center

Clothing & Skill Swap

Friday, November 9th, 3-5 pm
Karl Miller Center 255


Navigating Legal Issues w/ SLS

Nov 13, 12-1 pm
Queer Resource Center

Join us for an informative presentation from Student Legal Services on the legal process in changing your name and gender markers. Free lunch provided!


Keynote Speaker: Kavi Ade, "How to Bloom"

Wednesday, November 14th, 6-8pm
Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom


Featuring acclaimed poet, activist, and "Gender Genie" Kavi Ade. Kavi will be performing an hour of original work, followed by a 30 minute Q&A.


An Atypical Hangout: Trans & Neurodivergent Caucus

Thursday, November 15th, 5-6 pm
Queer Resource Center


Meet up with other trans and neurodivergent people in the QRC on November 15th at 5pm. Snacks and stims in a low pressure environment!

Trans/Enby Students of Color

Friday, November 16th, 5-6:30
Queer Resource Center


A closed space for trans/nonbinary students of color to come together to hang-out, make crafts, and eat snacks!


Splash Mob

Friday, November 16th, 5-7pm
Academic and Student Recreation Center Pool


Queer, trans, and all body-positive people are invited to Open Rec Swim where we honor and support individual identity! Test your balance on our log roll, play water basketball, swim laps, unwind on inner tubes, float on fun noodles and relax in our spa. Two single use, gender neutral changing/shower/toilet rooms are available in the pool area. Free; no registration required. Members may bring guests for a $7 guest fee. 


Transgender Action and Care Conference (TACC)

Saturday, November 17th, 10 am-4 pm
Smith Memorial Student Union 2nd floor


We are thrilled to announce that TACC has returned for a second year! The Conference this year will focus on bringing trans, non-binary, gender-expansive people, and committed allies from all walks of life together for a day of celebration and community. Register for TACC here for free! All registration donations go directly to supporting TACC in the future. If you are interested in proposing a workshop, please follow the link to that form. If you are a representative of a student group, business, or organization - and would like to table at the Community Fair or donate to TACC - please fill out the (very short) registration form. 

The event will include:

  • Student-led workshops by trans folks for trans folks
  • Community Fair featuring representatives from numerous local, trans-affirming PDX organizations and businesses (see the current list of community partners here!)
  • Raffle featuring gift certificates from SheBop, Herbivore Skin Care, People's Co-Op, and Ritual Arts Tattoo 
  • Fun, low-pressure social activities for all degrees of introversion-extroversion
  • Lunch & refreshments
  • Self-care & quiet room with low-lighting, stim toys, and relaxing activities
  • Performance from Key of Q a capella group


Remember Us: Trans History of the PNW

Monday, November 19th, 6-8 pm
Smith Student Memorial Union 329

Please join us for an interactive, educational workshop focusing on trans history. You will come away from this event feeling more connected to both our collective history and your own place in it.


Gender Neutral Bathroom Scavenger Hunt

All November
Queer Resource Center


Participate in the QRC's All Gender Restroom Picture Scavenger Hunt! To participate, look for Q signs around campus and take a picture with it. Find 4 restrooms and claim a prize!