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The LaSells Stewart Center

United States

Upcoming Events

January 2019

What Transpires Now: Transgender Histories & Futures

January 17 • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“What Transpires Now: Transgender Histories & Futures” Lecture by Susan Stryker In this talk drawn from her work in progress, What Transpires Now, Susan Stryker explores the relationship between the transgender past and present, and how history can inspire us to reimagine the future. The talk will focus on the story of Frances Thompson, whose life became the focus of a national scandal in the 1870s, in ways that prefigure the weaponization of trans people in contemporary political controversies. The…

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Oregon State University’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Address

January 21 • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration commemorates the legacy of Dr. King and allows the Oregon State community to reflect on his work in today’s context through engaging workshops, presentations and service opportunities. The celebration’s keynote address features Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, advocate and author of Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin.  Since the 2012 death of her 17-year-old son during a violent confrontation, Fulton has become an inspiring spokesperson for parents and concerned…

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