Transgender Empowerment & Awareness Week

A week of programming on what it means to be transgender, different trans identities, how to be a trans ally, and the ways in which we all transgress gender norms.  There’s more than one way to be a man, a woman, a human, a Tiger.  Open to all. Scroll down to see a full text schedule of events.


Trans Empowerment & Awareness Week Keynote: Tyler Ford


Let’s Gender Together – Facebook Event
Monday, November 7th
Women’s Center, G108 Student Center
What is gender? How do we all do gender? Come learn from a variety of workshop stations on various topics (from make-up and hair to a clothing closet) on gender, gender variance, perceptions of gender, and how to express gender.
Need clothes for TranscenDANCE? The Center Project’s Clothing Closet will have be collecting donations and offering free dress clothes! For every donation you make, you will be entered in to a raffle for a prize!

Clothing Swap – Facebook Event
Tuesday, November 8th and Wednesday, November 9th
2206 B and C, MU Student Center
Need to clean out your closet to freshen up your wardrobe for the winter season? Bring your gently used items to swap with fellow Tigers.  Stop by this two-day event to learn more about the environmental benefits of used clothing and how the clothing industry relates to transgender awareness issues. The number of items you bring is the number of items you can swap. All sizes. All styles.

Tyler Ford Keynote – Facebook Event
Wednesday, November 9th
Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union
Tyler Ford is a 25-year-old NYC-based agender writer, speaker, and media personality. They are a contributor for Rookie and MTV where they strive to diversify trans representation in the media. Tyler is most passionate about inspiring others to become the best possible version of themselves, whether that is through writing, public speaking, advising, or just living a life that resonates with who they are.

Open Safe Space: Trans 101-Supporting the Transgender Community – RSVP here
Thursday, November 10th
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Walt Disney Rm., Memorial Union N206
MU LGBTQ is hosting a Safe Space training aimed at learning more about Transgender identities, issues, and allyship. Come with an open mind, questions, and willingness to learn

Mizzou Transgender Day of Remembrance – Facebook Event
Thursday, November 10th
Traditions Plaza (Rain Location: MU Women’s Center)
In honor of the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, join us for a Reading of The Names and Vigil event. We’ll be celebrating the lives of people lost to transphobic violence.

Pizza Rolls, Not Gender Rolls – Facebook Event
Friday November 11th
MU LGBTQ, G225 Student Center
What would the world look like without gender? How important is it to you and how do you define it? How far can you go ‘outside’ of gender norms before going ‘too far’? Join us for free pizza rolls and an interactive event as we examine the influence gender roles play in our lives, and how to expand them exponentially.

TranscenDANCE – Facebook Event
Friday, November 11th
Mark Twain Ballroom, Memorial Union
Transcend gender. Transcend fashion. Dance! Wear what you like and bring who you like! All of the MU community (and their guests) are welcome, invited, and encouraged to attend!