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May 31, 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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PSU Women's Resource Center

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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Upcoming WRC Events
WRC Volunteer Opportunities
Campus Events & Opportunities
Community Events & Classes
Volunteer & Leadership Opportunities
Scholarships
Job & Internship Opportunities
Social & Support Groups

Upcoming Events at the WRC

Women of Color Zine Symposium on Saturday, June 2nd, 9:30am-3:00pm in SMSU

Summer Term WRC Volunteer Orientation
Friday, June 1st, 10:00am-5:00pm
at the Women’s Resource Center

The Women's Resource Center offers many wonderful opportunities for volunteers. Plan now to attend this day of orientation training. See our website at www.pdx.edu/wrc for instructions on how to apply to become a volunteer and to RSVP for the training session.

Women Veterans Outreach Action Team
Friday, June 1st
3:30-4:30pm 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 visit the WRC website or contact the Women Veteran Outreach Coordinator, Britni Childs at bmimms@pdx.edu or call the Women's Resource Center at (503) 725-5672.

Women of Color Zine Symposium
Saturday, June 2nd
9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
PSU’s Smith Memorial Center
Funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council and co-sponsored by the WRC

The day will consist of tabling of zines, an open-mic and raffle session, a workshop lead by LaMesha Melton (creator of Cocoa/Puss zine), and will end with a performance by local all female/multi-cultural rap group, RoseBent. The main purpose of the symposium is to provide women of color with a way to connect with each other creatively, and to create a more visible presence in Portland of the women of color culture here. Allies are welcomed to attend. Visit www.pdx.edu/wrc or the WOC Zine Workshop Facebook page for more information. Contact Tonya Jones with questions at tljones29@yahoo.com.

Sexual Assault Education Theater
Performance Dates

We all have opportunities to stop sexual violence before it occurs. We can keep an eye out for potentially dangerous situations and step in when we see something happening. However, it can be hard to know exactly what to do or say. Come to a performance of the Sexual Assault Education Theater Capstone Class, where students will perform a play they've written about sexual assault on campus. The performance is based on the Theater 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."
Monday, June 4th, 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. (Fifth Ave. Cinema Room 90)
Tuesday, June 5th, 2:15 - 3:30 p.m. (NH 462)
Wednesday, June 6th, 10:15 - 11:20 a.m. (CH 158)

Crafternoons!
Meets every Wednesday
June 6th & 13th
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" Drop-In Counseling
Wednesday, June 6th & 13th
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 necessary, just stop by! For more information, contact the WRC at (503) 725-5672.

Men in the Movement Action Team
Wednesday, June 6th & 13th
3:00-4:00pm WRC Lounge

Join this action team and become a part of the solution to end violence against women. For more information, call the WRC at 503-725-5672.

Film Screening & Discussion:
America the Beautiful

Hosted by the Love Your Body Action Team
Thursday, June 7th
5:00 until 7:30 p.m., WRC Lounge

In this movie, filmmaker Darryl Roberts questions the standards for beauty in the United States and our national zeal to attain physical perfection through cosmetic surgery. For more information contact the Love Your Body Action Team chair, Becca Cotton at mechabeccagrrr@gmail.com.

Women of Color Action Team
Friday, June 8th
Noon-1:00pm 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, visit the WRC website or contact the Women of Color Action Team chair, Danielle Huxley at dhuxley@pdx.edu.

Love Your Body Action Team
Thursday, June 14th
2:30-3:30pm WRC Lounge

The Love Your Body Action Team aims to promote positive body image, equality, and acceptance of people of all body types by creating a space of empowerment where all bodies are to be honored and celebrated. For more information contact the Love Your Body Action Team chair, Becca Cotton at mechabeccagrrr@gmail.com.

Musical Sing-along
Thursday, June 14th
5:00 until 7:30pm, WRC Lounge

Back by popular request we will be holding another musical sing-along! Requests are being taken for the musical so if you have a favorite, email Kari Anne at karm@pdx.edu.

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

WRC Job & 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

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. For more information, contact Student-Parent Services.

Community Events & Classes
WomenStrength Self Defense
Registration now open for June 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, June 4th 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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PO Box 751
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