Trans Week of Action 2016
This semester, the UI Trans Alliance is hosting its first annual Trans Week of Action! The week will be held April 18th-22nd and will be filled with several fun events and educational opportunities. Multiple events will also count for Advantage Iowa credit and Fraternity and Sorority Life educational credit! Here is the full list of events:
Action Stations! Take Action on Issues of Trans Rights
Monday 7-9pm @ Wesley Center
Enjoy some FREE Noodles & Co. while you learn how to take action at stations on allyship, discrimination, trans youth, and more!
Beginners Trans Educational: Re-Evaluating Gender in Our Personal Lives and Society
Tuesday 6-7pm @ IMU Penn State Rm 337
This session for those with minimal background knowledge will go over the basics of transgender and non-binary identities in a gender binary society.
Trans Action & Allyship Workshop
Wednesday 4-5:30pm @ IMU North Room
In this session for staff and faculty in particular, we will focus on taking actions that can create a more welcoming and positive campus for transgender people. Registration is open until Friday, April 15th!
Non-Discrimination Letter Writing Campaign
Wednesday 7-10pm @ Main Library Group Areas C&D
The Trans Alliance will be providing all supplies you need write a letter to your representative and our Iowa senators asking them to support the Equality Act to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Trans in Greek Life Panel
Thursday 7-8pm @ IMU Indiana Room 346
Members from trans-inclusive chapters at the University of Iowa will talk about chapter policies, personal experiences, and how their chapters work towards inclusivity.
Community Discussion on Trans Action
Friday 5:30-6:30pm @ Public Library Meeting Room A
This higher level discussion will be an open forum for discussing ways for us to be an active community on issues relevant to transgender and non-binary people.
Friday 6:30-8:30pm @ WRAC
Come to the WRAC and bring your favorite dish, snack, or dessert to celebrate the week of action and socialize with community members.
Please contact the Trans Alliance at UITransAlliance@gmail.com for any questions about the events, Trans Week of Action, or our organization! Also, let us know if you are interested in volunteering at the Action Stations, Letter Writing Campaign, or Community Potluck events, and we can find a way for you to help make Trans Week of Action a success.