In Ken Keysey Square, we'll have Bra's boxers, breiefs, and ties for you to go to town on with all your creativity. We will provide art supplies and refreshments and snacks for purchase.
Once finished, pieces donated to YEPSA will be displayed in next year's Art Exhibition and used in YEPSA's awareness-raising efforts while tabling at various events including our own Youth Empowerment Symposium!
Youth Empowerment Symposium - YES!
At the Hilton Eugene and Conference Center; the Youth Empowerment Symposium (YES) will be a two day educational conference with a mission to educate primarily (but not only) the youth in Lane County. YES will feature workshops, dynamic speakers, and a youth panel to share information and resources related to sexuality and gender issues.
PAST and ANNUAL EVENTS
Our annual art exhibition is held in Downtown Eugene for the First Friday Art Walk with a new theme every year. Past themes have included "What is Sexuality?" and "Transformations".
September 2011 through June 2012 the FLY (Flamingo Liberators of Yepsa) conducted a fundraiser to fund all our important programs, transport our members to educational conferences, and to donate to other local violence prevention organizations.
We ordered a flock of lawn decal flamingos, large and small which we placed in the front lawn of a teacher at the Network Charter School with a sign suggesting the donation of a $10 removal fee, or $15 referral to a lawn of their choice. It was accepted remarkably well and our small fundraiser quickly escalated to a team of highly qualified plastic flamingo handlers driving to bombard the unsuspecting with a lively pink yard and chance to support YEPSA.
We were shocked and excited by the success of the venture which raised us nearly $800 in nine months!
Transgender Education Panel
In January of 2012 Yepsa held this event to offer the stories and experiences from five transgender people; Oliver Hanson, Valyn Faer, Russell Melia, and Marcie, to anyone who was interested to come to the panel and listen.
We hoped for the event to give people insight and understanding to Trans people since it is so little known, and even less understood.
We gathered at Southtowne Lanes for two hours of bowling, Pool, food, drinks, humorous music, and laughter.