Speaker Series

2022-23 will + WGSS Speaker Series

Aurora Higgs

Black Queer Liberation
Monday, February 6, 6:00 pm
Brown-Alley Room, Weinstein Hall

Aurora Higgs is a queer Black trans visionary from Richmond, Virginia. An activist in her own community, she's a speaker, performer, and media producer who uses her platform to promote equity and elevate queer BIPOC voices. As the founder of Borealis Consulting, LLC and board member of the Virginia League of Planned Parenthood, Aurora helps shape medical guidelines and protocols to better ensure that transgender policies are appropriate, progressive, and compassionate. She also has worked with Delegate Danica Roem to pass trans-affirming legislation in Virginia. Aurora is pursuing a doctorate in interdisciplinary media studies. Her research centers the representation of trans people of color within digital media.

Dirty Lola

Sex Ed A GoGo
Wednesday, March 22, 7:30 pm
Alice Haynes Room, Tyler Haynes Commons

Dirty Lola is a performer, entertainer, and sex educator who created and hosts the variety show and podcast "Sex Ed A GoGo." Lola has spent almost a decade working to end stigma and shame surrounding sex and sexuality. She uses her knowledge, warm candor, and public platforms to teach people both in-person and online. She was recently featured on Netflix's "Principles of Pleasure." "Sex Ed a GoGo" is a sex ed Q&A and variety show where the audience asks questions anonymously about sex, love, and relationships. Performances take place at the middle and end of the show. This event is part of C.A.R.E.'s 2023 PleasureFest.