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RamEvents is excited to continue serving the CSU community, providing diverse and affordable events that both entertain and enrich the CSU experience.

Most RamEvents events will be virtual for the spring 2021 semester.  Below you will find a list of our events with details and links.  Check back often as we will add to the list throughout the semester.

Missed an event you were interested in? When possible, we will be providing a recording of events.  Find the event you were interested in below to see if there is a recording available.

ASL interpreters will be available at most events, please check the event details to confirm. For reasonable accommodations at any event, contact RamEvents at ramevents_president@mail.colostate.edu at least three days prior to the event.

Upcoming Events

APIDAHM Premier: Polynesian Party Planners 

Kalama Polynesian Dancers is a Professional Polynesian Entertainment Dance Group. They are affiliated with the Nonprofit Halau Kalama.  Halau Kalama’s Dance Studio is located in Aurora, Colorado.  They teach Hula, Tahitian, New Zealand, and Samoan dance to all ages and Tahitian Drumming and Fire Knife Spinning specialty classes. Their online platform is called Raqs Online where anyone all over the world can learn how to dance. They are dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Native Pacific Islands’ culture and heritage through music, dance, language, and education. RamEvents, Asian Pacific Cultural Center (APACC), and Pacific Club presents an educational and entertaining video that showcases the cultures and dances of the Pacific Island. The video is available through the month of April. 

Date: April 2021
Platform: Pre-recorded
Event Link: https://apacc.colostate.edu/asian-pacific-islander-desi-american-apida-heritage-month/

APIDAHM Keynote: Hasan Minhaj 

Hasan Minhaj was the host and creator of the weekly comedy show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj that premiered on Netflix in October 2018. The series explored the modern cultural and political landscape with depth and sincerity through his unique comedic voice. The show received a 2019 Peabody Award, a 2019 Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Motion Design,” and was recognized for a 2020 Television Academy Honor.  

Date: Thursday, April 8th, 2021
Time: 6:00pm MT
Platform: Zoom Webinar
Event Link: https://apacc.colostate.edu/asian-pacific-islander-desi-american-apida-heritage-month/

Eriko Tsogo: Culture & Identity in Contemporary Mongolian Art 

Erdenesuren Tsogtsaikhan is a Mongolian American cross-disciplinary, art management professional, and DACA recipient. She is an alumni of Denver School of the Arts, having attained her B.F.A (2012) from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University. Since 2012, Eriko has worked as the Creative Director at the Mongolian Culture and Heritage Center of Colorado, where she oversees education, community engagement, and programming. At CSU, Erdenesuren will discuss “Culture & Identity in Contemporary Mongolian Art” as part of the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage month in April. 

Date: Monday, April 19th, 2021
Time: 6:00pm MT
Platform: Zoom 
Event Link: https://apacc.colostate.edu/asian-pacific-islander-desi-american-apida-heritage-month/

Erdenesuren Tsogtsaikhan is a Mongolian American cross-disciplinary, art management professional, and DACA recipient. She is an alumni of Denver School of the Arts, having attained her B.F.A (2012) from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University. Since 2012, Eriko has worked as the Creative Director at the Mongolian Culture and Heritage Center of Colorado, where she oversees education, community engagement, and programming. At CSU, Erdenesuren will discuss “Culture & Identity in Contemporary Mongolian Art” as part of the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage month in April.

Date: Monday, April 19, 2021
Time: 6:00p.m. MT
Platform: Zoom
Event Link: https://zoom.us/j/91504025911?pwd=L21JUVRXS002WEEwQmRsTlRxeW83QT09

RamFest is an annual event hosted by RamEvents, that brings nationally recognized speakers, musicians, comedians, and other performers to CSU in either fall or spring.  This year, RamEvents is excited to have Kehlani headline our virtual concert!

Please be sure to double-check the email address you’ve listed before pressing “register” so that you receive all updates related to this event.

Update: Due to unexpected circumstances, we are postponing RamFest ft. Kehlani to April 28th.

For those who have registered for RamFest already, you do not need to register again. If you haven’t registered for RamFest, you can still register at any time by visiting ramevents.colostate.edu. We will provide you all with updates on the event date ASAP.

For more information check out: lsc.colostate.edu/ramevents/ramfest

Join us for a prerecorded virtual cooking show with the Cooking Studio Fort Collins. The session consists of RamEvents Staff and a Professional Chef that will teach participants simple cooking techniques, using fresh foods, uncomplicated and affordable ingredients.
Access this event anytime here.  Please note, you will be required to log in using your eID to access this webpage.

Spring 2021 Past Events

This year, we are excited to collaborate with the Pride Resource Center, Student Disability Center, and Asian Pacific American Cultural Center to host Kay Ulanday Barrett. Kay is a poet, performer, and educator, navigating life as a disabled pin@y-amerikan transgender queer in the U.S. with struggle, resistance, and laughter. You can learn more on Kay’s website.

Trans Day of Visibility Keynote featuring Kay Ulanday Barrett

MORE THAN ORGANS: Beyond Resilience, A Performance Keynote

This performance harnesses political poetic storytelling with elements of spoken word and theatre. Informed by hip-hop and the jazz aesthetic, Kay intimately strips down pretense, and engages love and an examination of the world. Kay aims to question notions of desirability, single-issue identity, ableism, and what exactly is mainstream normal. Themes explored during this performance keynote include intersecting identities in struggle with racism, misogyny, cissexism, migration, death/loss, disability, and of course, queer love. How do competition and respectability politics impose oppression and instead, how do we uplift our whole lives to joy beyond resilience? How do we embrace a politic that doesn’t isolate or accommodate, but engages everyday movements to show up for those who are affected? This keynote will relay tangible perspectives on ableism as it relates to other isms on a nationwide level from K’s perspectives in Disability Justice organizing to facilitations and campus performances offered to over 50+ campuses nationwide.

Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Time: 6:00-7:15pm MT
Platform: Zoom Webinar

Trans Day of Visibility Workshop featuring Kay Ulanday Barrett

Liberation Shows Up!

This performance dares us to understand and adore our whole selves. Being Disabled, Sick, Chronically Ill, Deaf, and/or being Brilliant/Crazy are often understood as flawed. Also, as Transgender & Queer People of Color you can be impacted by displacement and migration. Ultimately, we survive in struggles that are alienated and dehumanized. Our contributions deserve visibility. The truth is, we face all struggles simultaneously! Paying homage to audre lorde: “I do not believe in single-issue politics, because we do not live single-issue lives,” avenues of critical intersections as brown, poor, trans, im/migrant, Disabled, and “other” are explored. How do competition and respectability politics impose oppression in our actions, our lives? How do we embrace a politic that doesn’t isolate or accommodate, but engages everyday movements to show up for those who are affected & not talked about? How can we come to a place of honoring ourselves fully? You are invited to embrace a sexy, complicated, sacred, powerful, and amazing lineage. To Sick & Disabled Queer/Transgender Indigenous or People of Color (SDQTIPOC) daily survival!

Date: Thursday, April 1, 2021
Time: 4:00-5:00pm MT
Platform: Zoom Meeting

ASL interpreters and live captioning will be available at these events.

This event was recorded for members of the campus community and will be posted shortly.  Once posted, the event will be available here.  Please note, you will be required to log in using your eID to access this webpage.

Wes Hamilton shares his incredible story of how he’s living his best life after becoming paralyzed. He’s an award-winning athlete, entrepreneur, influencer, and awesome father. Wes’s story will not only inspire you, but also will change your perspective on life and how everyone can find their passion.

This event is in collaboration with the Black/African American Cultural Center and Student Disability Center. ASL interpreters and closed captioning will be available at this event.

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Time: 6:00p.m. MT
Platform: Zoom

This event was recorded for members of the campus community and has been posted.  The event is available here.  Please note, you will be required to log in using your eID to access this webpage.

Join us for back-to-back nights of virtual Bachata dance lessons to celebrate Dominican Republic Independence Day! We will be joined by In Lak’ech Dance Academy, a queer-owned dance company, to learn about the Afro Latin roots, history, and music of contemporary Bachata and then practice solo dance moves in community with others. The event will be held via Zoom Webinar, so do not shy away from dancing the night away in community. After learning about the history of the Bachata there will be solo dance moves instruction with a lively chat to keep the night vibrant.

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 and Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Time: 6:00p.m. MT
Virtual Platform: Zoom

This event was recorded for members of the campus community and has been posted.  The event is available here.  Please note, you will be required to log in using your eID to access this webpage.

Drag Bingo featuring Evelyn Evermoore & Jessica L’Whor

Join Pride & RamEvents for a night filled with drag, music & comedy! Drag Bingo is back – tune into Zoom to get your bingo card, sit back and watch two of our favorite local drag queens take us through LGBTQ+ themed music videos of yesterday and today, including some original performances of their own! Everyone is welcome, but only a few may leave with a special prize!

ASL interpreters will be present at this event. This event is in collaboration with the Pride Resource Center.

Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021
Time: 7:00p.m. MT
Virtual Platform: Zoom

The performances from this event were recorded for members of the campus community and will be posted shortly.  Once posted, the event will be available here.  Please note, you will be required to log in using your eID to access this webpage.

Join us as Michelle Williams from Destiny’s Child come to our Virtual Campus! This event will feature Williams as she talks about what mental health looks like to her, as well as her own experiences with it. During the event, she will talk about what self care really is and what it looks like for her!

Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Time: 6:00p.m. MT
Virtual Platform: Zoom

This event was recorded for members of the campus community and has been posted.  The event is available here.  Please note, you will be required to log in using your eID to access this webpage.

RamEvents and ALVS present our first virtual scavenger hunt. All are welcome! This event will be approximately 50 minutes long and will consist of students looking for items at home from toothbrushes to a dish plate. Students will be given points and can win prizes! We will send more information further about the rules of this event. Register at alvs.colostsate.edu.

Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Time: 4:00p.m. MT
Virtual Platform: Zoom

We are happy to announce Ericka Hart as the keynote for this year’s Feminist Thought and Activism Conference. Ericka Hart (pronouns: she/they) is a Black queer femme activist, writer, and highly acclaimed speaker and award-winning sexuality educator. The conference is open to the entire CSU community.

This event was recorded for members of the campus community and has been posted.  The event is available here.  Please note, you will be required to log in using your eID to access this webpage

Fall 2020 Events

Together, we will discuss how we can unpack the ways fatphobia and diet culture control our lives, dehumanize fat people, and show up distinctively in this COVID-19 pandemic.  ASL interpreters will be present at this event.  This event is in partnership with the Women’s and Gender Advocacy Center

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Time: 5:00p.m. MT
Virtual Platform: Zoom

This event was recorded for members of the campus community and has been posted.  The event is available here.  Please note, you will be required to log in using your eID to access this webpage.

JULISSA CALDERON is an Afro-Latinx actress, writer, producer, and director from Miami. She can be seen playing the dynamic role of Yessika Castillo, a strong-willed, heart driven activist, in the MACRO/Netflix series, GENTEIFIED. The bilingual dramedy, with executive producers America Ferrera and Teri Weinberg, premiered to great notoriety this past February 2020. 

Julissa is passionate about Afro-Latino representation and challenging Latino stereotypes. Some of her videos such as “Pelo Bueno, Pelo Malo,” “Sammy Sosa’s skin color rant” and “How I Went from Waitress to Buzzfeed Producer” have been featured in numerous news outlets, including The Huffington Post and CNN Español. She also just wrapped a multi-city speaking engagement tour where she used her platform to share and celebrate her experiences as a Latinx woman. Julissa is based in Los Angeles.

ASL interpreters will be present at this event.  This event is in collaboration with El Centro and the Black and African American Cultural Center. 

Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Time: 6:00-7:00p.m. MT
Platform: Zoom

This event was recorded for members of the campus community and has been posted.  The event is available here.  Please note, you will be required to log in using your eID to access this webpage.

Johanna Toruño, a self-taught visual artist, based in New York City and now living in Washington D.C, uses the streets of NYC as her public art gallery and calling for unity on matters that affect folks of color, particularly women of color, to deliver powerful, poetic messages of community heritage and activism, while also making people around the states be confronted to messages of pride and rebellion. She Founded her series called, “The Unapologetic Street Series”, where she puts posters throughout various neighborhoods to bring attention to conditions that are dividing communities, in turn she hopes to build solidarity. With her work being displayed on Instagram platform, and with over 175k followers she states, “Instagram is a platform, but the streets are my mic.”

ASL interpreters will be present at this event.  This event is in collaboration with El Centro.

Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020
Time: 5:00p.m. MT
Platform: Zoom

This event was recorded for members of the campus community and has been posted.  The event is available here.  Please note, you will be required to log in using your eID to access this webpage.

In honor of World Mental Health Day, The Student Disability Center and RamEvents presents Button-Up.  World Mental Health Day is an international day that raises awareness, teaches, and condemns against the stigmatizing of global mental health.

Create and share your own “button” with a positive message or optimistic image that encourages you! You can either add to a pre-made button template or create your own on a graphic design site like Canva.  If you prefer paper, print out a design and fill in as you like!

Once you’ve made the button your own and feel encouraged, you can save it for yourself or share it with the Student Disability Center (SDC) at sdctest@colostate.edu or in an instagram post with #Button-Up #WorldMentalHealthDay, and don’t forget to tag SDC and RamEvents!  Submitted buttons will be shared on Thursday, October 8th!

NACC and RamEvents are excited to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday, October 12th, and we have invited one of our favorite local artist and activist, Gregg Deal to speak. Gregg Deal (Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe) is a provocative contemporary artist who challenges Western perceptions of Indigenous people, touching on issues of race, history and stereotypes. Through his work—paintings, murals work, performance art, filmmaking and spoken word—Deal critically examines issues and tells stories of decolonization and appropriation that affect Indian country. Deal’s activism exists in his art, as well as his participation in political movements.

ASL interpreters will be present at this event. This event is a collaboration with the the Native American Cultural Center.

Date: Monday, October 12, 2020
Time: 6:00p.m. MT
Platform: Zoom

This event was recorded for members of the campus community and has been posted.  The event is available here.  Please note, you will be required to log in using your eID to access this webpage.

The Borderlands Speaker is an intentional collaboration between the Pride Resource Center, El Centro and Ram Events to honor the overlap of Latinx Heritage Month and LGBTQ+ History Month. The Borderlands Speaker seeks to honor the intersectional experiences, stories and contributions of the Queer Latinx community. Join us as we hear poetry from La Espiritista, a writer, performance artist, and healer based out of Seattle whose art is a manifestation of their exploration of queer spirituality.

ASL interpreters will be present at this event. This event is a collaboration with the Pride Resource Center and El Centro.

Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Time: 6:00p.m. MT
Platform: Zoom

This event was recorded for members of the campus community and will be posted shortly.  Once posted, the event will be available here.  Please note, you will be required to log in using your eID to access this webpage.

Virtual streaming of the film, First Vote, followed by a Q&A session with Director Yi Chen! Following the stories of four politically engaged voters during the 2018 midterm elections, First Vote crafts an insightful look at Asian Americans’ diverse experiences at the polls. Taking her camera on the road, Filmmaker Yi Chen introduces us to a diverse cross section of politically engaged Chinese Americans. Speaking with distinct political voices, they share the common goal of seeing Asian Americans take their rightful place in American political life.

ASL interpreters will be present at this event. This event is in collaboration with the Asian/Pacific American Cultural Center.

Date: Friday, October 23, 2020
Time: 5:30p.m. MT
Platform: Zoom

This event was recorded for members of the campus community and has been posted.  The event is available here.  Please note, you will be required to log in using your eID to access this webpage.

Join Dr. Jennifer Ho as we discuss Anti-Asian Racism & how COVID-19 give it a new face. The daughter of a refugee father from China and an immigrant mother from Jamaica, Jennifer Ho is the director of the Center for Humanities & the Arts at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she also holds an appointment as Professor of Ethnic Studies. She is the president of the Association for Asian American Studies and the author of three scholarly monographs. In addition to her academic work, Ho is active in community engagement around issues of race and intersectionality, leading workshops on anti-racism and how to talk about
race in our current political climate. You can follow her on Twitter @drjenho.

ASL interpreters will be present at this event. This event is in collaboration with the Asian/Pacific American Cultural Center.

Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Time: 5:00p.m. MT
Platform: Zoom

This event was recorded for members of the campus community and has been posted.  The event is available here.  Please note, you will be required to log in using your eID to access this webpage.

Raquel Willis is a Black Transgender activist, award winning writer, and media strategist to help elevate the dignity of marginalized people, particularly Black Transgender people. She is the former executive director of Out magazine and former national organizer for the Transgender Law Center. She is a director of communications for the Ms. Foundation. We’re excited to spend an evening learning from her.

ASL interpreters will be present at this event. This event is in collaboration with the Pride Resource Center.

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Time: 6:00p.m. MT
Platform: Zoom

This event was recorded for members of the campus community and has been posted.  The event is available here.  Please note, you will be required to log in using your eID to access this webpage.

The virtual escape room will consist of students forming groups and logging into a zoom conference where they will interact with each other to try and escape. Each team encounters a wide variety of digital clues, puzzles, and challenges that they must work together to solve before time runs out!
For this event, students are required to be in groups. There will be a maximum of 10 members per group. If you would like to be in a group with your friends make sure you all sign up for the same group!
*Every member of the group must fill out this form
For reasonable accommodations, or questions/concerns, please contact ramevents_ep3@mail.colostate.edu

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2020
Time: 5:00p.m. MT
Platform: Zoom

Join us for our celebratory end to our month with music videos & songs from queer/trans past and present and interactive bingo via Zoom. Featuring drag performances by special guest, Yvie Oddly.

ASL interpreters will be present at this event. This event is in collaboration with the Pride Resource Center.

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020
Time: 7:00p.m. MT
Platform: Zoom

We are excited to welcome Porsha Olayiwola to campus for Poetry Night. Olayiwola, who is featured on Button Poetry, is a self-described futurist. Using her identities as a black, queer, woman, Porsha writes about her experiences and how they can be used to shape a better future. This event will feature her work, as well as the work of several different students here on campus!

ASL interpreters will be present at this event.

Date: Thursday, November 5, 2020
Time: 7:00p.m. MT
Platform: Zoom

Schuyler is the first trans athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA D1 men’s team, and the only to have competed for all four years. He is an internationally celebrated inspirational speaker and a respected advocate for inclusion, body positivity, and mental health awareness. You may recognize Schuyler through his Instagram handle @pinkmantaray. This will be formatted as a Zoom Meeting, meaning participants will be able to view other participants, can edit their name, and can have their video on or off.

ASL interpreters will be present at this event. This event is in collaboration with the Pride Resource Center and the Asian/Pacific American Cultural Center.

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Time: 6:00p.m. MT
Platform: Zoom

This event was recorded for members of the campus community and has been posted.  The event is available here.  Please note, you will be required to log in using your eID to access this webpage.

Join us for an evening with Megan Red Shirt-Shaw (Oglala Lakota). Megan is an inspiring educator, writer, and researcher in Higher Education. Passionate about Indigenous rights issues, college admissions, and greater Native presence in media​ and higher education​, Megan believes in empowering young people to use their voices for the issues they care about in their communities.

This event is in collaboration with the Native American Cultural Center. ASL interpreters will be present at this event.

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Time: 5:30p.m. MT
Platform: Zoom

This event was recorded for members of the campus community and has been posted.  The event is available here.  Please note, you will be required to log in using your eID to access this webpage.

Please join RamEvents and the Student Disability Center for some adaptive yoga where we will learn new poses that are fit for any participant!

This event is in collaboration with the Student Disability Center.

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Time: 3:00p.m. MT
Platform: Zoom

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