Programs

Spring 2021

Valentines: Love, Crud, and Everything in Between —  Thursday, February 11, 2021, 3:00-4:00 pm via Zoom — To register for this event, please click here!

Come hang in community with CTQA as we make pro-love or anti-love playlists, cards for our romantic or platonic loves, and conversations for those who think Cupid needs to GTFO. Check out our website this week for stuff you can do on your own if you can’t join us. For more information, check out our Ram Connect, ramconnect.wcupa.edu/CTQA, or contact us at transandqueer@wcupa.edu, or 610-436-3147.

For those who are unable to join, check out these fun activities you can do from home!

Coloring Pages  Snack Recipes  Mocktail Recipes


Deepening your Understanding of Gender: A Conversation for Staff and Faculty with Alok Vaid-Menon —  Thursday, February 18, 2021, 12:00-1:30 pm via Zoom — To register for this event, please click here!

Staff and faculty are invited to join us for a conversation with one of the most notable LGBTQ activists of our generation, Alok Vaid-Menon! Alok (they/them) is a gender non-conforming writer and performance artist whose distinctive style and poetic challenge to the gender binary have been intentionally renowned. This intimate meet & greet will allow staff and faculty to engage in discussions with Alok around topics such as race, the gender binary, and how we can dismantle systems of privilege and oppression. For more information, check out our Ram Connect, ramconnect.wcupa.edu/CTQA, or contact us at transandqueer@wcupa.edu or 610-436-3147.


 Challenging the Gender Binary with Alok Vaid-Menon —  Thursday, February 18, 2021, 6:00-8:00 pm via Zoom — To register for this event, please click here!

Join us for an unforgettable evening with gender non-conforming writer and performance artist Alok Vaid-Menon (they/them)! Their distinctive style and poetic challenge to the gender binary have been internationally renowned. As a mixed-media artist Alok uses poetry, prose, comedy, performance, fashion design, and portraiture to explore themes of gender, race, trauma, belonging, and the human condition. For more information, check out our Ram Connect, ramconnect.wcupa.edu/CTQA, or contact us at transandqueer@wcupa.edu or 610-436-3147.


Ram I Am: Celebrating QTPOC — Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm via Zoom — To register for this event, please click here!

Join the Center for Trans and Queer Advocacy as we center and celebrate the spectrum of queer and trans people of color identities, communities, and experiences. For more information, check out our Ram Connect, ramconnect.wcupa.edu/CTQA, or contact us at transandqueer@wcupa.edu or 610-436-3147.


 Queering the Conversation with Dr. Meg Panichelli — Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm via Zoom — To register for this event, please click here!

In the Queering the Conversation series, we invite guest scholars and community activists from a variety of disciplines to join us to share their expertise on specific topics related to the LGBTQ community. For more information, check out our Ram Connect, ramconnect.wcupa.edu/CTQA, or contact us at transandqueer@wcupa.edu, or 610-436-3147.


Ram I Am: Queer Media from the Margins — Thursday, March 25, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm via Zoom — To register for this event, please click here!

Representation matters! This one-hour presentation will provide participants with an opportunity to explore the limits of trans and queer presence within mainstream media. Participants will discuss LGBTQIA+ representation in media such as movies, television, comics, video games, cosplay as well as social media. For more information, check out our Ram Connect, ramconnect.wcupa.edu/CTQA, or contact us at transandqueer@wcupa.edu or 610-436-3147.


Ram I Am: Trans Week of Visibility — Monday, March 29, 2021 1:00-2:00 pm via Zoom — To register for this event, please click here!

Join the Center for Trans and Queer Advocacy as we center and celebrate the spectrum of transgender identities, communities, and experiences. For more information, check out our Ram Connect, ramconnect.wcupa.edu/CTQA, or contact us at transandqueer@wcupa.edu or 610-436-3147.


 Strike a Pose: Trans Women of Color in the Media — Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 2:00-3:00 pm via Zoom — Check back soon for the registration link!

Join us in collaboration with the Dowdy Multicultural Center as we celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility and Women’s History Month! We will take a close look at clips from television and movies and discuss how representation shapes our understanding of trans women of color and how we can move from simple acknowledgment to a genuine celebration of trans women of color. For more information, check out our Ram Connect, ramconnect.wcupa.edu/CTQA, or contact us at transandqueer@wcupa.edu or 610-436-3147.


Ram I Am: Non-Binary Week — Thursday, April 8, 2021, 3:30-4:30 pm via Zoom — To register for this event, please click here!

Join the Center for Trans and Queer Advocacy as we center and celebrate the spectrum of non-binary identities, communities and experiences. For more information, check out our Ram Connect, ramconnect.wcupa.edu/CTQA, or contact us at transandqueer@wcupa.edu or 610-436-3147.


Lavender Graduation — Thursday, May 6, 2021, 3:30-5:00 pm — Check back soon for more details about the event!

Save the Date! Join the Center for Trans and Queer Advocacy in a virtual celebration of our trans and queer graduates. Lavender Graduation is a special ceremony for LGBTQIA+ graduating undergraduate and graduate students to acknowledge their achievements, contributions, and distinctive experiences at West Chester University. For more information, check out our Ram Connect, ramconnect.wcupa.edu/CTQA, or contact us at transandqueer@wcupa.edu or 610-436-3147.

 

In addition to the programs listed above, we also offer a selection of trainings that are open to the campus community. To see when our trainings are being offered this semester, click here!

 

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