Trans Awarenss Week Events

Starting Date: 11-15-2004
Ending Date: 11-19-2004

Evergreen State College
Olympia, Washington 98505
United States
STAR (Society for Trans Action and Resources) and EQA (Evergreen Queer Alliance) Present
“Trans Awareness Week.”
November 15-19, 2005.
The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA.

Workshops facilitated by Qwo-Li Driskill:

Tuesday, November 16:
Gender Rebellion: Confronting Transphobia and Sexism 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Seminar II, B1107

This workshop is for people who identify as genderqueer, trans, sissy, butch, femme, MTF, FTM, and all others who feel they transgress gender categories in their lives and identities. Using interactive theater (Theater of the Oppressed) and dialogue, we will investigate the complexities of gender, gender histories, internalized and external transphobia and sexism, and the impacts of violence / power / oppression on our communities. No previous theater experience is needed.

Wednesday, November 17
2:00-5:00 PM
“Mothertongue: Healing From Patriarchy and Colonization.”
Seminar II, E2107

Invasion and colonization are patriarchal and white supremacist processes that attempt to destroy our concepts of language, gender, religion, and social structure. This workshop focuses on colonization and patriarchy as intertwined forms of violence and examines the ways in which the reclamation of our original languages can help us as individuals and communities heal from historical trauma. We will use interactive theater (Theater of the Oppressed) and dialogue as tools to better understand these issues in our lives. This workshop is specifically for people of color/mixed-race/non-white identified people. No previous theater experience is needed.

Thursday, November 18.
Trans Day of Remembrance Reading Featuring Qwo-Li Driskill.
Memorial Vigil.
6:00 PM
Lecture Hall 2, and then procession to Red Square.

About Qwo-Li Driskill:

Qwo-Li Driskill is a Cherokee Two-Spirit writer, activist, and educator also of African, Irish, Lenape, Lumbee, and Osage ascent. Hir work appears in numerous publications including The Crab Orchard Review, SAIL: Studies in American Indian Literatures, Many Mountains Moving, and in the anthologies Nurturing Native Languages, Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology, and Speak to Me Words: Essays on Contemporary American Indian Poetry. Qwo-Li facilitates workshops throughout U.S. and Canadian occupied Turtle Island on issues of concern to Native people, Trans and Genderqueer communities, mixed-race people, and other communities of color. S/he is currently living in Three Fires (Ojibwe, Odawa, Potawatomi) and Huron territories while pursuing a PhD in Rhetoric and Writing at Michigan State University. Hir first book of poetry is forthcoming.

---> (Dis)ability Access is a Social Justice Issue!!

~All events are wheelchair accessible.

~For ASL Interpretation or further accommodations, please contact Access Services for Students with Disabilities 24-hours before the event.
Location: Library Building, Room 1407D
Phone: (360) 867-6348
TTY: (360) 867-6834
Fax: (360) 867-5349
~The Evergreen State College is a scent and pollutant free campus. In order to make this space accessible to people with immune disorders, asthma, allergies, and chemical sensitivities no perfumes, colognes, or scented products may be worn to these events. For more information on being scent free visit:

Geographical Scope: Local

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