Women's Center

Sat. 11th - shOUT in the Cave w/QASU 12pm-2pm Co-hosted with QASU

A cafe styled conversation for students to tell their coming out stories (open to students of all identities to share)

Sun. 12 - University Congregation Gender Neutral Service and RIC Anniversary 11am in Lagerquist Concert Hall

The service will have inclusive and compassionate language as well as a renewal of University Congregation's vows as a Reconciling in Christ congregation (open to people of all faith backgrounds and identities)

Mon. 13th - Coming Out As...

Tabling in the AUC from 12 - 3pm w/RHC SJDs and QASU Members

In commemoration of National Coming Out Day on October 11th, Social Justice Directors from on campus will be partnering with QASU members outside the Commons for people to declare what they are coming out as today! (all answers are embraced and welcomed)

Mon. 13th - Opening Ceremony in Red Square 5pm

Rain Location - CK WEST

To kick off the official start to GEW, there will be a small ceremony with Key Note Speakers. Refreshments will be served.

Tues. 14th - Gender Binaries Workshop w/Res Life in the Scan Center 6:30pm

RDs Melissa Williams and Luke Ruiz will be putting on a workshop on gender binaries

Wed. 15th - Silent Gallery in Lower AUC Grey Area w/RHC SJDs 10am -12pm

Images and quotes will be displayed that are meant to provoke critical thinking on what symbols people interpret as male or female, masculine or feminine. The images will be displayed in a gender spectrum, with questions to passively facilitate the critical thought.

Wed. 15th - I'm not a Diva! Conversation on Gender Performances dCenter 6pm, w/Dr. Jen Smith

Showing of Ruby Rose's short film Break Free that shows the extremes of gender performances. Discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Jen Smith, Director of the Women's Center

Thurs. 16th - Athletics Panel on Language Usage in Sports w/SAAC in Scan Center 7pm

Featuring PLU Athletes, the panel will be asking questions on team member's language usage on the court, in the locker room, and what masculinity and femininity means to them.

Fri. 17th - Let's Talk Gender Panel w/QASU Kreidler Main Lounge 7pm

A cafe styled panel with students and alumni from the community talking about their stories of gender identity and gender performance.

Sat. 18th - Open Discussion in the Cave 12pm-2pm

Opened to all in the PLU community regardless of background knowledge! Meant to hold conversations about the week, unanswered questions, and any recaps from the week that someone might've missed. Facilitated by SJD of RHA, Caitlin Dawes

Wednesday, October 22 at 7:30pm in Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

"You Can Have it All: Theorizing Transreligious Spirituality from the Field of Black Studies"

We are excited to have the Rev. Dr. Monica Coleman deliver the Marilyn and David Knutson lecture.  She is a pastor, scholar and activist and one of the brightest lights in womanist / black theology.

More information here.