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November 17, 2011
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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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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Winter Term Volunteer Orientation
(For new WRC Volunteers)
Friday, December 2nd
10:30am-5:00pm WRC

Plan to attend this day of orientation training. Please see the WRC website for instructions on how to apply to become a volunteer and to register for orientation. For more information contact the WRC Volunteer Coordinator, Christine Jarlstrom at cjarlst@pdx.edu or call the Women's Resource Center at (503) 725-5672.


WRC Events
November is Social Sustainability Month
The theme of Social Sustainability Month and the movement in general focuses on creating a world that works for all. For a complete calendar of events, please see News and Events on the Women's Resource Center website.

Social Sustainability Month:
Faculty Lecture with Jeremy Spoon,
"Indigenous Peoples and Sustainability in the Himalayas and the Great Basin"
Thursday, November 17th
4:00-5:30pm WRC Lounge

Dr. Jeremy Spoon received his PhD from University of Hawai'i in 2008 and now is an Assistant Professor in Portland State’s Department of Anthropology. His interests include local ecological knowledge, political economy, environmental sustainability, mountainous protected areas, place-based spirituality, applied anthropology, ethics, linked quantitative and qualitative methods; South Asia, Native North America, East Africa. Contact amandaleece@gmail.com for more information.

Women Veterans Game Night!
Hosted by the
Women Veterans Outreach Action Team
Thursday, November 17th
4:30-6:30pm WRC Lounge

We are inviting women veterans and their allies to come and play games, socialize and eat some snacks. Come meet new PSU students and catch up with folks you haven't seen in a bit. We will have games like Bananagrams and Apples to Apples. If there is something you would like to play please bring it! For more information contact the Women Veterans Outreach Coordinator, Britni Mimms at bmimms@pdx.edu or call the Women's Resource Center at (503) 725-5672.

Feminist Writing Group
Meets every Friday
November
18th & 25th
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.

Social Sustainability Month:
“Space Creating, But After Potluck:
An Environmentalist and Feminist Mixer”

Saturday, November 19th
1:00-4:00pm WRC Lounge

Where does Feminism meet Environmentalism? Let's find out over a potluck! Bring a vegan or vegetarian dish and join us as we feast and discuss Social Sustainability. After congregating we will move outside the WRC and plant a garden outside the center in celebration of new ideas forging new relationships under the umbrella of Social Sustainability. Contact kirkrea@gmail.com for more information.

Social Sustainability Month:
Faculty Lecture with
Pedro Ferbel-Azacarte
“Race and Sustainability”

Monday, November 21st
Noon-2:00pm WRC Lounge

As contemporary society re-thinks what is "sustainable," common sense reveals that individuals from Africa, and most of the Indigenous world, have been denied an equitable access to power, health, wealth, education and freedom, and that the wealth of those in power has arisen through the oppression of those without. This presentation focuses on how race and sustainability must be addressed at their crossroads, in order to have a multivocal and bioregionally informed approach to the future of life on planet earth. Contact amandaleece@gmail.com for more information.

Women Veterans Outreach Action Team
Monday, November 21st
2:00-3:00pm 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 Veterans Outreach Coordinator, Britni Mimms at bmimms@pdx.edu or call the Women's Resource Center at (503) 725-5672.

Social Sustainability Month:
Film Screening "Dirt! The Movie" (86min)

Tuesday, November 22nd
2:00-4:00pm WRC Lounge

Dirt! The Movie explores the degradation of one of our most precious and fertile resources, dirt. With interviews from such great minds as Wangari Maathai, Vandana Shiva and many more the film examines not only how soil degradation is occurring but also how we can solve it! Join us at the Women’s Resource Center and learn how together we can heal the Earth! For more information contact kshepard@pdx.edu.

Social Sustainability Month:
Faculty Lecture with Amy Lubitow
“Gender and Sustainability”

Tuesday, November 22nd
4:00-6:00pm WRC Lounge

Amy Lubitow recieved her Ph.D in Sociology at Northeastern University in 2011. Her interest areas are environmental sociology, social movements, gender, chemical policy and regulations in the US. Her projects have included the influence of scientist-activist collaboration in environmental policy realms, Social movement efforts to regulate the chemical BPA, and The influence of pinkwashing on the American breast cancer experience. For more information contact amandaleece@gmail.com.

Sexual Assault Education Theater
Fall Performances

November, 22nd at 5:30-6:45pm (CIN 92)
November 29th at 2:00-3:50pm (CIN 92)

In the capstone course Sexual Assault Education Theater, students learn about the dynamics of sexual assault as they practice using theater as a tool for social change. Students develop a short play about sexual assault and its prevention based on classroom readings, discussions, prior learning, and lived experiences. The play is performed for various campus audiences based on the Theatre of the Oppressed Open Forum model, in which audience members are invited to stop and shift the action by joining the play, thereby practicing strategies for facing challenging situations and “rehearsing for the future.” For more information on upcoming performances, call the WRC at 503-725-5672.

Crafternoons!
Meets every Wednesday
November 23rd & 30th

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.

Let's Talk!
Every Wednesday
Now through November 30th
2:00-3:00pm WRC Lounge

A PSU CAPS Counselor is at the WRC for free consultations about any questions or stresses you might be dealing with. No appointment is necessary, just stop by! For more information, contact the WRC at (503) 725-5672.

Social Sustainability Month:
Film Viewing “Flow”
Hosted By Take Back the Tap
Monday, November 28th
2:00-4:00pm WRC Lounge

“Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis. Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel,” excerpt from http://www.flowthefilm.com/about. Contact kshepard@pdx.edu for more information.

Women of Color Action Team
Tuesday, November 29th
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.

Social Sustainability Month
Closing Celebration
Hosted by the
Social Sustainability Action Team
Wednesday, November 30th
4:00-6:00pm WRC Lounge

Join the the folks that brought you Social Sustainability Month in a final celebration and synthesis of our November events. This is your opportunity to eat delicious food, share about the events you attended, and envision further Social Sustainability collaborations that stretch beyond the month of events. Contact amandaleece@gmail.com for information.

Additional Upcoming WRC Events:
For a complete calendar of events, see the News and Events page on the Women's Resource Center website at http://www.pdx.edu/wrc/news-and-events.

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.

Winter Term Volunteer Orientation
(For new WRC Volunteers)
Friday, December 2nd
10:30am-5:00pm WRC

Plan to attend this day of orientation training. Please see our website for instructions on how to apply to become a volunteer and register for orientation. For more information contact the WRC Volunteer Coordinator, Christine Jarlstrom at cjarlst@pdx.edu or call the Women's Resource Center at (503) 725-5672.

  • 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
PSU Graduate Studies "Let's Talk" Sessions
Weekly sessions on Thursdays
1:30-3:30PM

Student Health & Counseling and the Office of Graduate Studies will offer "Let's Talk" sessions for graduate students in their office on Thursdays from 1:30 -3:30pm.

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:
December - None
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
December 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
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
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, December 5th 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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