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Empowerment Project Broadens Outreach to Women of Color and Women Veteran Students
Empowerment Project Broadens Outreach to Women of Color and Women Veteran Students

The Empowerment Project at The Women’s Resource Center provides social and networking opportunities that include the Women's Mentorship Project. Now the Empowerment Project hopes to extended outreach services to students often underrepresented at Portland State University. The Women of Color Action Team and the Women Veterans Outreach Action Team both aim to set goals, coordinate events, and address the concerns of these students.

The purpose of the Women of Color Action Team is to provide a space for women of color and their allies to focus solely on developing events that address the unique issues of women of color. It is an opportunity to network and build an empowered community of women of color on campus. The Women of Color Action Team had its first meeting on February 10th. The group discussed various ways to provide better support to women of color at PSU. It included: creating a pamphlet of campus and community resources that would be beneficial to women of color students, a women of color symposium fall term, and  hosting fun events like a weekly movie night and so much more! The Women of Color Action Team meets bi-weekly. Contact Danielle Huxley for more information at dhuxley@pdx.edu.

The presence of women veterans on campus has increased significantly over the last few years. The Women Veterans Outreach Action Team will strategize on ways to do better outreach to women vets, become knowledgeable about the unique needs of women veterans, and gather resources (i.e. develop a guidebook) that would be beneficial to the woman veteran student as well as work to create ties with Veterans’ Student Services. The Women Veterans Outreach Action Team typically meets bi-weekly. Please encourage your students to become involved in these action teams. Contact Erin Danielson, Woman Veteran Outreach Coordinator, for more information wrcvets@pdx.edu