UO Knight Law School Room 142 (1515 Agate St. Eugene, Oregon)
1515 Agate St. Eugene, Oregon
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Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 2:15-3:30pm
This panel will take place as part of the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) aka as E-Law. Full schedule available here: http://pielc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/2014-PIELC-Brochure-5.pdf This panel discusses the history of Trans and Women's Action Camps (TWAC) as a model of direct action organizing. The Trans and Women's Action Camp grew out of Earth First! as a response to patriarchy and transphobia within the environmental movement. Since then TWAC has spread around the country with new action camps and direct action protests on issues as varied as tar sands extraction and corporate owned prisons. TWAC believes in using many tools in the activist tool box, everything from glitter, fishnets, and bow ties to tree sits, lock downs, and blockades. This panel will also discuss the importance of an analysis of power and privilege, environmental justice, and organizing inclusive of queer and transgender people. Come to this panel to hear fun action stories, learn about TWAC's tactics and strategies and pick up some tips on effective direct action. Panelists: Kim Marks, Board Member of the Civil Liberties Defense Center Karen Coulter Blue Mountain Biodiversity Project Ariel Howland Trans and Women's Action Camp (TWAC) Danielle Hauser Trans and Women's Action Camp (TWAC) http://www.facebook.com/events/1397771040483544/
Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 5:30-8:30pm
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Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 7-9pm
EUGENE -- Thursday, October 3rd at 7:00 pm – Knight Law Center room 175, 1515 Agate St. “Marriage and More: The Future of the LGBT Rights Movement” featuring Shannon Minter, Esq., legal director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, with an introduction by Beatrice Dohrn, Esq., former legal director for Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Co-sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center for Law & Politics, OGALLA—Oregon’s LGBT Bar Association, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Basic Rights Oregon, UO LGBT Educational and Support Services Program, and UO OUTLaws. In the wake of the stunning Supreme Court victories striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and restoring marriage equality to California, the LGBT rights movement faces the challenge of how to achieve marriage equality nationwide while also addressing the many other issues facing LGBT people, such as widespread homelessness among LGBT youth, astronomically high rates of violence and discrimination against transgender people, and the absence of legal protections for same-sex parents in most states. How will the movement navigate this challenge? Shannon Minter was lead counsel for same-sex couples in the California marriage equality case which held that same-sex couples have the right to marry and that laws that limit rights based on sexual orientation are inherently discriminatory and subject to the highest level of constitutional scrutiny. He serves on the boards of Faith in America and the Transgender Law & Policy Institute. He has previously served on the American Bar Association Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. More info here. Contact Rebecca Flynn for any questions: 541-346-3700 or email@example.com