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Take Back the Night Open Planning Committee Meetings

Weekly on Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00pm starting January 14th in the WRC Lounge

Develop leadership skills by joining the Take Back the Night Event Planning Committee. Folks will be updated on the current progress of the event and then then brainstorm and choose subcommittees. Join us as we work to plan this engaging event. For more information contact Nick at nvg@pdx.edu.

Free Angela Davis & All Political Prisoners

Wednesday, January 21st from 12:00-2:00pm in the Multicultural Center (SMSU 228)

The high stakes crime, political movement, and trial that catapults the 26 year-old newly appointed philosophy professor at the University of California at Los Angeles into a seventies revolutionary political icon. Nearly forty years later, and for the first time, Angela Davis speaks frankly about the actions that branded her as a terrorist and simultaneously spurred a worldwide political movement for her freedom. Discussion will be facilitated by Professor Walidah Imarisha.

Healing Through Dance

Thursday, January 22nd from 4:00-5:00pm in the WRC

The Women of Color Action Team will be hosting the Healing Through Dance event at the Women's Resource Center (located in the Montgomery basement across from Starbucks). The intention of this event is to gather together as a community and find a healing release through dance! There will be food, music, and a whole lot of dancing. Come join us!

After Tiller Film Screening & Discussion

Thursday, January 22nd from 6:00-9:00pm in the WRC

This week is the anniversary week of Roe V. Wade. In order to engage in conversation on reproductive rights, past and present, the Reproductive Justice Action Team is holding a film screening of "After Tiller." "After Tiller" is a documentary following the four doctors who perform late term abortions in the United States. Please join RJAT for a film screening, snacks and a discussion on the current status of abortion rights in the U.S. 

Elect Her - Campus Women Win

Friday, February 6th from 10:00-3:30pm in the Multicultural Center (SMSU 228)

Learn about the inner workings of running a campaign! This training will explain the campaign process and teach  you how to develop and communicate an effective message, how to reach out to your constiuency, and how to win a campaing! Lunch will be provided. Click here for additional information and to register for the event!

January In-Service Trainings

WRC In-services are designed for students to learn skills that will enhance their professional, academic, and personal life. We especially encourage student employees and volunteers to take advantage of these free training opportunities with knowledgeable staff and faculty from all across campus. For questions or concerns, please contact Virginia Martin at vmartin@pdx.edu or 503-725-2790.

Calling IN: Interrupting Oppression with Compassion

Tuesday, January 27th from 3:30-5:00pm in the WRC

Most social justice activists are familiar with the concept of “calling out” or “interrupting” oppression, terms used to describe informing another person or group that something they have said or done is offensive or oppressive and ask for accountability for those actions. Often these interactions result in defensiveness, distrust, or broken relationships between social justice activists from one another, as well as being mostly unproductive toward any change on the part of those being called out. This workshop will explore the idea of “calling in” which centers around relationship building and compassion, seeking to build common ground and honor the inherent dignity and worth of each person involved.The material for this workshop is based on the article Calling In: A Less Disposable Way of Holding Each Other Accountable by Ngọc Loan Trần, featured on the website Blackgirldangerous.org.

Self Management: Overcoming Procrastination and Organizing Your Life for Success

Wednesday, January 28th from 9:00-11:00am in the WRC

Feeling overwhelmed by all of your responsibilities? Do you have trouble meeting deadlines or getting to class/work on time? Do you struggle with procrastination? This is the workshop for you! Join Liane O’Banion from the Learning Center to discuss techniques, skills, and tips on how to manage your school, work, and family responsibilities.

Recurring Events 

Let's Talk - Free Stress Consultation w/Counselor
Fridays from 11:00-12:00pm in the Women's Resource Center

Let's Talk is a program that provides easy access to informal mental health consultations with counselors from SHAC. Counselors hold walk-in hours at sites around campus through out the week. Speaking with a counselor can provide insight, solutions, and information about other resources. Let’s Talk consultations are free, confidential and do not require an appointment. 

Action Teams

Please see the monthly calendar above to determine the time an action team is meeting. If the action team you want to join is not listed on the calendar please go to http://www.pdx.edu/wrc/wrc-action-teams and contact the person associated with the action team you would like to join.

Crafternoons!
Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00pm in the 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.

Returning Women Students Peer Support Group
When: To Be Announced

The Returning Women Peer Support Group is a chance for non-traditional students to share resources, gain skills, and provide encouragement to one another. It is a free drop in group that meets weekly. For more information contact Virginia at vmartin@pdx.edu.

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Interested in hosting your event at the WRC or co-sponsoring an event with the WRC?

To hold your event or publicized get together at the WRC a SPACE USE REQUEST FORM must be filled out and returned to the WRC a minimum of thirty days prior to the event. If your group, department, or organization is interested in co-sponsoring an event with the Women's Resource Center please  fill out our Co-Sponsorship Request Form. For more information contact our Events Coordinator, Kari Anne McDonald at karm@pdx.edu or 503-725-2792.