Join us for the 5th annual OSERA Symposium, May 19th, 2018 @Linn Benton Community College
The goal of this unique symposium is to politicize LGBTQ college students around issues affecting them and increase their ability to advocate for an affordable, quality, and safe college education. This conference will prioritize the needs, voices, and issues of LGBTQ students while challenging societal norms around gender identity and sexual orientation. We want to provide an opportunity to queer and trans students to come together and learn in ways that are often not provided on individual campuses due to lack of support and resources.
Brick By Brick: Building Ourselves Back Up
April 27th Early Registration Deadline & May 4th Late Registration Deadline
Early Reg Rates: $75 Member Rate $85 Non Member Rate
Late Re Rates:$85 Member Rate $95 Non Member Rat
9:30am-10:50am: Workshop Session 1
9:30-10:10am: Caucus 1
10:10-10:50am: Caucus 2
11:10am-12:30pm: Workshop Session 2
11:10-11:50pm: Caucus 3
11:50-12:30pm: Caucus 4
1:50-3:10pm: Workshop Session 3
1:50pm-2:30pm: Caucus 5
2:30-3:10pm: Caucus 6
3:30-4:50pm: Workshop Session 4
3:30pm-4:10pm: Caucus 7
4:10pm-4:50pm: Caucus 8
Key Note Speakers
Dharma Mirza is an artist, activist, and community organizer living in Corvallis, OR. Dharma, a Desi, queer, transgender woman/Hijra, and well-known drag performer in Central Oregon, uses her platform to make inclusive spaces and programming for marginalized communities, focusing her work on LGBTQI+ advocacy, harms reduction, and HIV/AIDS prevention.
Alyssa Pariah (she/her/hers) is an Afro-Puerto Rican trans woman from New York City. A founding member of the Trans Justice program at the Audre Lorde Project in 2009, she has been training herself and others to think strategically about how we build a visionary future based on a solidarity that does not seek to erase difference; But to harness the creative potential that we all bring to the work in the fight for justice.