Trans Awareness Week

Trans Awareness Week| Nov 14-20, 2020

Trans Awareness Week, typically falling on the third week of November, is a week full of opportunities to connect with fellow members of the trans and nonbinary community, learn about trans experiences, and commemorate Trans Day of Remembrance.

All events are open to CSU students, faculty, staff, alumni & non-CSU community members, particularly queer, trans & gender non-conforming folks of all ages.

All Week | Trans Remembrance Altar

In collaboration with El Centro, the Pride Resource Center will be hosting an altar to celebrate the lives of those lost to anti-trans violence this year. You can visit the altar to contribute, view, and reflect on this year’s commemoration of Trans Day of Remembrance. Pride will have extended hours this week, Monday-Friday 9 AM – 3 PM. You can also pick up a small kit to commemorate Trans Day of Remembrance on your own throughout the week. No appointment needed. Social distancing & face mask required. .

Saturday, Nov 14 | Name Change Workshop Hosted By Colorado Name Change Project | 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Colorado Name Change Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of transgender Coloradans by assisting them with their legal name change and gender marker corrections. They host monthly, virtual & free workshops open to folks interested in learning more about the process for adult name/gender marker changes in Colorado. To learn more & register visit their website here.

Monday, Nov 16 | Trans Meme Monday

Send all of your favorite trans, nonbinary, genderfluid, and gender expansive memes to @csupriderc on Instagram and we’ll be reposting all day!

Tuesday, Nov 17 | Trans Awareness Week Keynote Speaker: Schuyler Bailar | 6 PM

Schuyler is the first trans athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA DI men’s team, and the only to have competed for all four years. He is an internationally celebrated inspirational speaker and a respected advocate for inclusion, body positivity, and mental health awareness. You may recognize Schuyler through his Instagram handle @pinkmantaray. This program is hosted in collaboration with Ram Events and APACC. This will be formatted as a Zoom Meeting, meaning participants will be able to view other participants, can edit their name, and can have their video on or off.

Wednesday, Nov 18 | Trans & Nonbinary Meet Up | 12 -1 PM

Wed Nov 18 from 12-1 PM over Zoom – tune in for a casual opportunity to meet other trans & nonbinary folks at CSU and beyond, check in about what it’s like being trans/nonbinary at CSU, and processing the week’s events.

Wednesday, Nov 18 | Imagining Trans Futures Panel | 5 PM

Zoom Meeting ID: 938 9033 2432

We know for many trans and nonbinary young people, it can be hard to imagine what our futures may look like – so we want to give you a window into all the many possibilities! Join us for a panel Q&A discussion with trans & nonbinary faculty/staff members at CSU and community members as they answer questions from students about parenting, having a family, transitioning, navigating employment, and other topics as trans and gender non-conforming people.

Thursday Nov 19: Instagram Spotlights

Tune into our Instagram (@csupriderc) as trans and nonbinary folks in Northern Colorado share advice, snippets of their life, and answer questions about how they navigate family, jobs, community, and life in Northern Colorado

Friday, Nov 20 | Trans Day of Visibility Ceremony | 12 PM

Tune into our livestream as we celebrate the lives of those ended due to anti-trans violence this year & look ahead to a future that honors and protects trans lives. We will hear from a community speaker, read the names of those lost, celebrate a Libation with staff from the Black/African American Cultural Center, and hold space for reflection. Link to come soon.