MULTICULTURAL AND GENDER STUDIES

Gender & Sexuality Equity Coalition

The Gender & Sexuality Equity Coalition has joined MCGS! The shared space in MLIB 171 will be perfect for students to meet up, complete internship hours, and meet with professors and other faculty members. Find updated information and current events on their website

 Mission Statement

The Gender & Sexuality Equity Coalition (GSEC) is a student-run activist organization that strives to empower all students through its three programs: the Women’s Program, the Queer Program, and the Trans Program. The GSEC challenges societal norms that have been used to oppress and marginalize, by providing opportunities for leadership, personal development, and referral services. We offer a safe and inclusive space where the campus and community can effectively support the academic mission of the university. 

The Women’s Program utilizes intersectional Feminist ideologies to offer educational opportunities and programs that are centered on diverse women’s experiences. This program seeks to create and sustain a safe university environment that promotes the personal, educational, and professional growth of all women.

 The Queer Program seeks to provide holistic LGBTQ+ education, to sustain a safe campus environment, and to cultivate community for all queer people affected by heterosexism (i.e. homophobia, bisexual erasure, etc.). This program is dedicated to promoting accessible, affirming, and empowering spaces for sexually and romantically diverse people of all intersecting identities.

 The Trans Program aims to foster accessibility, community building, and empowerment for all trans and gender diverse people by challenging institutional and interpersonal oppression perpetuated by cissexism and transphobia. This program uses intersectional theory when providing support for people of all gender and sex identities.

 The GSEC will continue to exist and advocate for social justice as long as the damaging ideologies of sexism, racism, heterosexism, cissexism, ableism, sizeism, xenophobia, and any other form of oppression exists.

Programs and Services

The GSEC provides the following programs and services to assist in the advancement of our mission:

  • 3 unit Internships
  • Spark e-Newsletter & Zine
  • GSEC blog & radio show
  • Free and low cost menstrual and sexual health products.
  • Events
GSEC Staff 2018

updated gsec logo

 

Upcoming Events

FALL 2018 SEMESTER

LGBTQ+ Welcome Reception Wednesday, September 12 in Selvester’s Cafe from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Queer Week October 6-13

  • Drag Show planned by Queer Program on Thursday, October 11 in BMU Auditorium (7:30 p.m.)
  • Pride March planned by Trans Program on Friday, October 13 from Trinity Commons through Downtown Chico (Pre-Party at 4 p.m. and March at 5 p.m.)

Trans Week of Resilience November 12-16 (various Chico, CA locations)

Women’s Conference Saturday, December 1 in BMU Auditorium (10-4 p.m.)

 

SPRING 2019 SEMESTER

Vagina Monologues Friday and Saturday, February 15-16 in BMU Auditorium

Trans & Queer Conference Friday, April 12–Saturday, April 13 in BMU Auditorium (Time TBD)

Queer Prom Saturday, April 20 in BMU Auditorium (7-11 p.m.)

Take Back the Night Thursday, April 25 in BMU Auditorium from 6-10 p.m. and Debriefing Brunch on Friday, April 26 (Time and location TBD)

Maggie & Marsha Awards Ceremony Sunday, May 5 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. (Time TBD)

 

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