Programming | Center for Gender Equity

Topic Description Date, Time and Location
It's A Guy Thing The It’s a Guy Thing conference was created to help boys explore concerns that may affect learning, and well-being, which the schools cannot regularly address. Rather than give advice or suggest simple solutions for complex problems, we provide a safe environment in which boys can talk with each other openly in facilitated groups.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Pacific University's Milky Way Galaxy

2017 21st Avenue, Forest Grove, Oregon

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

STEM   March 15
Slam Poetry  Spend an evening in a café environment with this nationally recognized, award-winning poet and activist.  Andrea Gibson will perform her poetry, talk about her work, and help judge the Poetry Slam

Friday, March 13. 

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

La Hacienda, 2020 Main, Forest Grove

$10 Public   Free to Pacific University Students

Purchase Online Tickets here

International Women's Day

All around the world each year, International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women's Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organizations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women's groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day.

Support International Women's Day ONLINE

Sunday, March 8.

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

University Center Lounge, Pacific University


Guy's Discussion 
Guys Talk is a men's discussion group where male students are able to discuss the contemporary experience of being a man, masculinity, and gender performance

Every other Thursday

Thursday, March 19.

Walter Annex

Women's History Month 

Women's History Month traces its beginnings to the first International Women's Day in 1911. In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8, 1980, as National Women's History Week

All of March, 

Pacific University Library 

Fifty Shades of Fetish: The Real Story

Don’t believe everything you read or see.  Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James, part of a trilogy published in 2011 and 2012, topped best-seller lists around the world.  The series has sold over 100 million copies worldwide and had been translated into 52 languages. It set a record in the United Kingdom as the fastest-selling paperback of all time. 

But the book and adapted film stereotypes sexual fetishes that Dr. Fous will debunk.   The presentation will educate the audience about the role of fetishes in healthy sexual relationships

Tuesday, February 24.

7 p.m to 8 p.m.

216 Marsh Hall Pacific University Forest Grove, Oregon


Vaginal Monologues Vagina Monologues has it all!  It is hilariously funny, tragic, poignant, irreverent, shocking, moving, and profoundly meaningful.  Vagina Monologues combines theater, social consciousness, and political action.  A recurring theme throughout the piece is the vagina as a tool of female empowerment and the ultimate embodiment of individuality.  The show has spread to over 500 colleges and over 20 countries, where students and faculty have performed “The Vagina Monologues” on or near V-Day, February 14th, as part of a movement to stop violence against women. The show has raised over 5 million dollars to provide support to organizations fighting for the rights of women and to support rape crisis centers and shelters in the US and around the world.


February 12, 13, & 14. 

7:30 p.m. to 9 pm.

Tom Miles Theater, Pacific University, Forest Grove

$10 Public               Free to Pacific Students with ID

Tickets at the Door

The F Word  

Tuesday, February, 17.

noon to 1 p.m.

UC Lounge, Pacific University, Forest Grove