Watch our panel March 2022!!
Panel Discussion + Mixer ‘Inclusivity in the Outdoors’ @OSU Cascades – Ray Hall
Sponsored by OSU Cascades DEI Lab – hosted by Pattiegonia (Wyn Wiley); panelists include Pınar Sinopoulos-Lloyd (they/them), Zavier Borja, Devin Fei-Fan Tau, Stacey Rice, and Leah Persichilli. Hear and discuss what is currently being done and what each of us as individuals, organizations, and community can do to continue increasing inclusivity in the outdoors. Also, checkout our discussion in 2020!
Hosted by Wyn Wiley (they/them) (aka Pattie Gonia) – Wyn moved to Central Oregon last year after first coming to Winter PrideFest 2020 and participating in our panel discussion. We are excited for them to lead this year with a discussion on ‘Inclusivity in the Outdoors’. Learn more about our mission with Wyn here:
Pınar Sinopoulos-Lloyd (they/them)
Pınar Sinopoulos-Lloyd (they/them) is an award-winning Indigenous multi-species futurist, Quechua gender technologist, wildlife tracker and trans eco-philosopher. They along with their spouse are the co-founders of Queer Nature, a transdisciplinary “organism” stewarding earth-based queer community through survival skills, multi-species kinship and rites of passage. Their relationship with transness, hybridity, neurodivergence, Indigeneity and belonging guided their work in developing Queer Ecopsychology through a decolonial and autistic lens.
DEVIN FEI-FAN TAU (he/him)
Director | Producer
Devin is a gay, Asian-American filmmaker whose storytelling reflects his reaction to nearly four decades of cultural silence imposed on him by both his native and adopted cultures from his earliest years as an immigrant to the United States. Since releasing “Who’s on Top?” narrated by George Takei, in 2021, his latest ongoing productions include the thriller “Half Sisters” and the commissioned documentary, “The Road Home”.
Zavi Borja (he/el)
A first generation Mexican-American, who was born and is a rooted Central Oregonian, Zavi Borja is an outdoor enthusiast and advocator. Zavi founded Vamonos Outside and the local chapter of Latino Outdoors. He has the pleasure of serving as an elected official for Bend Parks and Recreation District. Currently, Zavi works for the City of Bend as the Community Relations Manager.
BA in Management and Organizational Leadership. Piloted OSU’s Outdoor Leadership program.
Stacey Rice (she/her)
Stacey Rice is a 64-year-old transgender woman who found her way to Portland. Oregon from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina mountains over ten years ago. Stacey’s work involves consulting on LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion with a main focus on transgender competency. She is the former Executive Co-Director of Q Center, the largest LGBTQ+ community center in the Pacific NW and she was recognized by the Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest as a Queer Hero for her work there and in the greater Portland community. Stacey’s heart and soul are filled when she is out among the wild places of Oregon and there is nothing she likes better than sitting under a big ponderosa pine tree and Crater Lake is her most favorite place in the whole wide world. She feels incredibly blessed to call the Pacific Northwest home. and in the greater Portland community.
Leah Persichilli (she/her)
Leah is the Program Director of Oregon Adaptive Sports, a nonprofit that provides life-changing outdoor opportunities for people with disabilities. As an avid outdoors-person, and the mother of two diverse teenagers, inclusivity, representation, and advocacy are pillars of her daily life. (Along with fun, chocolate, and red wine).
***Checkout our panel discussion below “LGBTQ Inclusivity in Sports”: from 2020!! “Beyond the traditional bounds of gender and sexuality in outdoor sports” panel discussion will feature LGBTQ+ athletes, leaders and influencers, including backcountry queen, advocate, and activist Wyn Wiley (@pattiegonia), Molly Cameron (cyclist) and Joey Jacinto (strength coach); hosted by Rene Metivier professional runner since 2005, when she graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder. LGBTQ athletes have long struggled to gain recognition and acceptance – learn how social practices have changed and benefited current LGBTQ athletes and how events like ‘Winter PrideFest’ help bring the sporting community together with allies.
Ski Weekend 2022
Ski Weekend 2020
GRAB A WIG and get out on the ice rink!!!! Kick off ‘Winter PrideFest’ with a real ice breaker. Local darlings welcome all the guests…in the words of Alaska “this is my hair” Learn More