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January 4, 2012
Women's Resource Center
1802 SW 10th Ave.
Portland, OR
Located in the basement of Montgomery Hall, behind the Simon Benson Building.
503-725-5672
wrc@pdx.edu
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If you need to talk to someone after hours about sexual assault or domestic violence, call the 24-hour Portland Women's Crisis Line toll-free at: 888-235-5333.

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Programa Hispano - Project UNICA
El Programa Hispano - Project UNICA (Un Nuevo Inicio para Concluir el Abuso / A New Beginning to End Abuse)
Project UNICA's goal is to provide support, advocacy, and opportunity for self-empowerment, enabling survivors to exercise free and informed life choices. Project UNICA operates the UNICA Crisis Line, which is the first Crisis Line in Spanish in Multnomah County.
24-Hour Crisis Line: 503-232-4448 24-Hour Crisis Line TOLL FREE: 1-888-232-4448
Click Here for a Bilingual Flyer.

 

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WRC Events

Women Veterans Outreach Action Team
Tuesday, January 10th
9:00-10:00am WRC Lounge

The Women Veterans Outreach Action Team provides outreach to women veterans, raises awareness about the unique needs of women veterans, identifies resources for women veteran students, and works to create ties with Veterans’ Student Services. The Action Team typically meets twice a month, as announced. For more information, contact the Women Veteran Outreach Coordinator, Britni Mimms at bmimms@pdx.edu or call the Women's Resource Center at (503) 725-5672.

Women of Color Action Team
Tuesday, January 10th & 24th
3:00-4:00pm WRC Lounge

The Women of Color Action Team serves the goals of the
Empowerment Project at the WRC. 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. This group meets bi-weekly. For more information, contact the Empowerment Project Coordinator, Malika Edden at mpe@pdx.edu.

NW Coalition Against Trafficking Film Festival
Free Film Screening of "The Day My God Died"
Narrated by Tim Robbins and Winona Ryder
Tuesday, January 10th
6:00-8:00PM
Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU)

This film documents the tragedy of child sexual slavery and profiles the courageous abolitionists that need our support. Admission is FREE. This event will include a film screening, resource table, refreshments, and Q & A with survivors. Tickets are free and can be reserved at http://nwcatfilmfest2012.eventbrite.com/.
Sponsored By Portland State University, PSU’s Women’s Resource Center, Friends of Maiti Nepal, and Northwest Coalition Against Trafficking. For more details visit the WRC website or contact the WRC Event Coordinator, Kari Anne McDonald at karm@pdx.edu.

Crafternoons!
Meets every Wednesday
January 4th, 11th
, 18th & 25th
Noon-1:00pm WRC Lounge

Bring your knitting, crochet, sewing and gripes. Share skills, ideas and thoughts. Everyone is welcome. Yarn and needles are also available for beginners or those in need. All crafts are welcome and are not restricted to yarn or string. Sponsored by the Women's Resource Center. For more information call
(503) 725-5672.

NW Coalition Against Trafficking Film Festival
Free Film Screening of "Wonderland"
Thursday January 12th
6:00-8:00PM
Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU)

"Wonderland" is a true story about the life of Dawn Schiller and John Holmes. In the investigation of a brutal crime scene, one man was at the center of it all - legendary porn star John Holmes. Event will include a film screening, resource table, refreshments, and Q & A with survivors. Tickets are free and can be reserved at http://nwcatfilmfest2012.eventbrite.com/. Sponsored by Director James Cox & Dawn Schiller, Lions Gate Entertainment, Portland State University, PSU’s Women’s Resource Center, and Northwest Coalition Against Trafficking. For more details visit the WRC website or contact the WRC Event Coordinator, Kari Anne McDonald at karm@pdx.edu.

Feminist Writing Group
Meets every Friday
January 13th, 20th &
27th
2:00-3:00pm WRC Lounge

Join the Feminist Writing Group for afternoons of radical writing. Learn about getting involved with the community of feminist writers at Portland State as we act as a cultural creators for social change and personal transformation! Bring writing utensil, paper, and friends. This group is open to all self-identified feminist writers from all writing backgrounds. For more information, contact Amanda Leece at amandaleece@gmail.com.

Game Night!
Sponsored by the Women Veterans Outreach Action Team
Wednesday January 18th
4:30-6:30PM WRC Lounge

The Women Veterans Outreach Action Team is committed to creating a space for women veterans at PSU, providing resources that benefit women veterans and their families, and hosting educational and fun events. We would like to invite all women vets and allies to Game Night. It's an opportunity to play your favorite board games, socialize, and snack. Join us! For more information, contact the Women Veterans Outreach Coordinator, Britni Mimms at bmimms@pdx.edu.

Faculty Favorite Lecture Series:
Ann Curry-Stevens, School of Social Work
"Racial Disparities in Multnomah County:
Moving Beyond Cultural Competency and White Ally Solutions"

Thursday, January 19th
2:00-4:00PM WRC Lounge

Racial inequities are broad and deep across the region. Since the release of “Communities of Color in Multnomah County: An Unsettling Profile” in June 2010, the Coalition has been engaged in advocacy practice to advance reforms. The local context thus generates distinct challenges to understand the roots of these locally toxic conditions for communities of color. As a result, the Coalition has been seeking to understand the reasons for lack of progress in the region – this lecture offers a chance to consolidate such perspectives and share the challenges of local conditions and possible solutions. This interactive presentation will share the results of partnered research with the Coalition of Communities of Color, then transition to the challenges that arise when reforms are proposed. The dominant discourse about what is required from dominant society will be detailed and critiqued; these comments center on the conventions of cultural competency, the white ally model, and the standard default position that suggests improved relationships will lead to reforms. Alternatives will be advanced, providing attendees with an understanding of essential ingredients for advancing racial equity at the personal, institutional and discursive levels. For more details visit the WRC website or contact the WRC Event Coordinator, Kari Anne McDonald at karm@pdx.edu.

Women Leaders Brunch Reception
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Friday, January 20th
Brunch Reception at 9:00AM
with Conference to follow from 10:30AM-3:30PM
Smith Ballroom

This year at the Student Leadership Conference, students will have the opportunity to attend the Women Leaders Brunch Reception. Register early at pdx.edu/salp if you'd like to reserve a spot for brunch. Brunch is limited to 40 participants.

The Women's Resource Center, the Student Leadership Steering Committee, and the office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs would like to invite women students engaging in leadership on campus to a brunch reception at 9:00am on the morning of January 20th. Participation is limited to 40 students, so reserve your place right away. We would like to recognize the important contributions of women students in our campus community and help to pave the way for you to excel into future leadership positions in the broader community. Women are vastly underrepresented in postions of leadership in government and in business, and we strive to mentor our leaders into a lifelong path of leading for social change. Come meet other women who aspire to lead and learn how to to apply for intensive trainings, mini-grants, opportunities to attend conferences, and more. Speakers will include representatives from the American Association of University Women, New Leadership Oregon, The University's Commission on the Status of Women, the Women's Resource Center, and the department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. For more information and to register, visit pdx.edu/salp.

Veterans Fundraisier? No, Friendraiser!!!
Monday, January 23rd
4:00-6:00pm in the WRC Lounge
Sponsored by the Women Veterans Outreach Action Team

Please join us to celebrate PSU veterans and to build friends and community on campus. We will be gathering at the Women's Resource Center from 4-6:00pm. Come and...

* Learn about what it means to be an ALLY
* Recognize PSU veterans
* Eat tasty snacks
* Listen to student speakers
* Build community!!!

We invite students, staff and faculty to this community building event. We hope you can make it. For more information, contact the Women Veterans Outreach Coordinator, Britni Mimms at bmimms@pdx.edu.

Additional Upcoming WRC Events:
For a complete calendar of events, see News and Events on the Women's Resource Center website.

WRC Volunteer Opportunities
Women's Resource Center
The WRC is always in need of volunteers. There are many different ways to get involved. Come in to our lobby and fill out an application or click here to fill one out online.

  • Front Desk
    Staff the front office by greeting those coming in, answering phones, making appointments, and completing other duties as they arise. Connect students with resources and create a welcoming and encouraging environment for students to seek crisis services, develop skills, and build community. Help maintain our plants, kitchen area, and lounge space. Holds a weekly four hour shift.
  • SheSheet Writer
    Update the Women's Resource Center's blog by collecting and writing submissions for weekly or bi-weekly columns. Share important feminist news updates and reviews of campus and community events.
  • Students United for Reproductive Freedom
    Work to support the rights of people to make their own decisions about their own reproductive and sexual health and to have access to knowledge and resources to help make those decisions. Develop goals and hold events on campus and produce materials which engage students in relevant issues of reproductive justice. Meets weekly.
  • Sister to Sister Mentor Program
    A mentor program for returning women students, women veterans, student parents, women of color, and first generation students. Be partnered with another student and help them navigate campus resources and experiences.
  • Love Your Body Action Team
    Works to address issues of body Image and eating disorder awareness on campus. Creates programming materials which outreach to students as well as hold events and weekly meetings. Develop goals in conjunction with the WRC Director.
  • Sustainability Action Team
    Survey current practices and suggest sustainable improvements. Create ties between the Office of Sustainability and the WRC while working with the WRC Director. Identify and share connections with social sustainability, environmental sustainability, and women.  Create programming materials as well as hold weekly/bi-weekly meetings with members.

Campus Events & Opportunities
Serve on MLK Day! We are the Dream
PSU organizes National Day of Service
to benefit Roosevelt High School
What: This year's MLK Day of National Service will be taking place at Roosevelt High School and focusing on projects that promote access to education. Buses from PSU to Roosevelt and back as well as lunch will be provided.
When: Monday, January 16th, 2012
Where: Roosevelt High School
Register at: MLK Day Registration
Like us on Facebook.
For more information please contact Miranda Williamson, Interim Student Leaders for Service Coordinator at PSU. She can be reached via email at miranw@pdx.edu. Thank you for volunteering!

National Day of Service
to benefit Sexual Assault Survivors
Sponsored by
The Center for Women, Politics & Policy at PSU
MLK Day, January 16, 2012
11:00am-3:00pm
Regence's 100 Market Building in downtown Portland (100 SW Market)
Volunteers are needed to help us fill 300 Dignity Kits for sexual assault survivors for our National Day of Service! For more information, please visit http://cwpp.pdx.edu/dayofservice. You may also write to nov@pdx.edu with any questions. Thank you for volunteering!

PSU Student Parent Services
Student-Parent Networking meetings are held on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of the month in SMU 230
from Noon-1:00pm:
January - None
February - 7 & 8
March - 6 & 7
April - 3 & 4
May - 1 & 2
June - None
For more information, contact Student-Parent Services.

Community Events & Classes
WomenStrength Self Defense
Registration now open for
January classes

WomenStrength self-defense classes are designed to introduce teenage and adult women to a variety of strategies, including some survival level fighting skills, designed to help defend against sexual assault. The Portland Police Bureau believes that fighting can be an effective response to the threat of sexual assault. To register for classes click here or call 503-823-0260.

Northeast Community Center
Events & Classes held daily
Monday - Friday 5:30AM-9:00PM,
Saturday 7:00AM-3:00PM,
Sunday 10:00AM-3:00PM

1630 NE 38th AVE
(From I-84 East, take 33rd Ave. exit #1, left on NE 33rd, right on NE Broadway, right on NE 38th Ave. Comm. Ctr. is between Sandy & Broadway. Street Parking only)
Bus Line: 75

Friendly House Community Center
Events & Classes held weekly Monday - Saturday

2617 NW Savier
(From I-5 north, merge onto I-405 S toward NW Ind. Area/St. Helens. Take Vaughn St. exit. Stay straight on US 30W. Turn Left on 23rd St. Right on NW Thurman St. Left on 26th, park on street)
Bus Line: 15, 17, 18

Volunteer & Leadership Opportunities
Serve on MLK Day! We are the Dream
PSU organizes National Day of Service
to benefit Roosevelt High School
What: This year's MLK Day of National service will be taking place at Roosevelt High School and focusing on projects that promote access to education. Buses from PSU to Roosevelt and back as well as lunch will be provided.
When: Monday, January 16th, 2012
Where: Roosevelt High School
Register at: MLK Day Registration
Like us on Facebook.
For more information please contact Miranda Williamson, Interim Student Leaders for Service Coordinator at PSU. She can be reached via email at miranw@pdx.edu. Thank you for volunteering!

National Day of Service
to benefit Sexual Assault Survivors
Sponsored by The Center for Women, Politics & Policy at PSU
MLK Day, January 16, 2012
11:00am-3:00pm
Regence's 100 Market Building in downtown Portland (100 SW Market)r

Volunteers are needed to help us fill 300 Dignity Kits for sexual assault survivors for our National Day of Service! For more information, please visit http://cwpp.pdx.edu/dayofservice. You may also write to nov@pdx.edu with any questions. Thank you for volunteering!

In Other Words Feminist Community Center
In Other Words is run almost entirely by volunteer effort!  We have lots of opportunities to get involved from staffing the community center and facilitating events to tabling at conferences and community events around town. To learn more Click Here!

Portland Women's Crisis Line
PWCL is a volunteer-driven agency that operates with the support of dedicated members and volunteers. Volunteers may choose to provide direct services as advocates in the Crisis Line and/or the Sexual Assault Programs. Volunteers may also help with community outreach, fund-raising efforts, the Board of Directors, or various projects as needed. To find out more about volunteering at PWCL Click Here.

Bradley Angle House
Bradley Angle is indebted to the wonderful group of volunteers who have enriched our team over the years, and we couldn't do this work without their dedication. At Bradley Angle, we have two distinct volunteer tracks-one for volunteers who want to be working side by side with participants (direct-service) and one for volunteers who have the skills and expertise to help support our mission behind the scenes (non-direct service volunteers). To learn more about volunteering Click Here

Scholarships
Current Graduate Students
PSU General University Scholarships Application

PSU Scholarship Search
Another great way to find scholarships is to utilize PSU's Scholarship Search engine.

Job & Internship Opportunities
Teach For America’s fourth deadline
is on January 6th

Of the 15.5 million children growing up in poverty, only 8 percent will ever graduate from college. That’s ~14 million children that have a higher likelihood of going to prison than graduating from college. Join the thousands of others working to combat this inequality with just a resume and a 500 word essay. See the impact you can have here: http://www.youtube.com/user/teachforamerica

Teach For America’s fourth deadline is on January 6th. – To apply visit the following link: https://www.teachforamerica.org/online/info/index.jsp

To learn more, visit www.teachforamerica.org or contact Cara Benny (cara.benny@teachforamerica.org).

Internship and Volunteer Teacher Training Opportunities for GirlStrength and WomenStrength Classes
GirlStrength and WomenStrength are self-defense training programs hosted by the Portland Police Bureau. For more information about internships and volunteer training, please visit their website.

PSU's Career Center Website
To stay up to date on current job openings on campus and in the community visit http://www.pdx.edu/careers/

Social & Support Groups
The Q Center
Inter-Personal Violence Support Group
Every Wednesday 6:00-7:30PM
Q Center
4115 N Mississippi Ave / Conference Room B

This is a weekly all-genders support group for self-identified LGBTQ people who are experiencing or have experienced physical, emotional, sexual, or economic violence within an intimate relationship. Facilitated by a queer-identified advocate from Bradley Angle, this group is appropriate for any LGBTQ person who has left a violent or abusive situation, is thinking of leaving, or would simply like support and resources for understanding the dynamics of the violence in their relationship. Participants can expect a confidential, safe space in which to share and learn from each other and the facilitator. For more information or to sign up for the group, please call 503-595-9591 x305.

Gender Queery
Monday, February 6th 7:00-8:30PM
Q Center
4115 N Mississippi Ave / South Room

This is a discussion group for trans, genderqueer, folks outside-the-gender-binary, and allies. Meetings have great discussions on an ever-changing topic followed by informal social time and always takes place on the first Monday of the month. For more information contact Sasha at sashabuchert@gmail.com.

PWCL Support Groups
To inquire about or sign-up for one of the following support groups, please call our 24-hour Crisis Line at
503-235-5333/888-235-5333. Support groups run for 10 weeks at a time and are usually in the evenings on a weekday. Call for current schedule.
Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma
Phase One Support Group

For childhood survivors of trauma who have had little or no formal therapy. This group has an educational format. Topics include boundaries, self-care, coping strategies.
Location: SE Portland
Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma
Phase Two Support Group

For childhood survivors of trauma who have had formal therapy around their trauma or completed the phase one group. This is a process group.
Location: SE Portland
SASSE - Sexual Assault Survivors Support and Empowerment Group
Support group for adult survivors of sexual assault. Educational and process group format.
Location: SE Portland
Women’s Safety and Empowerment Group
Educational format
Location: Salvation Army SAFES shelter

In addition to these support groups, PWCL provides an extensive list of community and national resources on their website

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