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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!

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.

Wii Dance Party

Thursdays from 3:00-4:00pm in the WRC Lounge

Join the WRC Staff and Volunteers as we dance the hour away! This event is open to all. We dance along to games like Just Dance so no dancing experience required!

Miyazaki & Coffee

Friday, February 6th from 6:00-9:00pm in the WRC

Join the Eco Femmes for movie and coffee. They will be meeting at 6pm in the WRC Courtyard to head over 5th Ave Cinemas to watch Princess Mononoke at 7pm. Following the film join them as they take the streetcar down to the the Starbucks across from Powells to discuss how the themes of the film relate to the Eco Feminist movement and our responses to the film.

Women's History Month Film Series:
Altar: Cruzando Fronteras, Building Bridges 

Thursday, February 12th from 10:00-12:00pm in La Casa Latina (SMSU 229)

ALTAR is a visual portrait of Gloria Anzaldúa (1942-2004), the Chicana poet and thinker who sang life in Mexican-American borderlands and created powerful images on cultural mestizaje and on nepantla state. The loving ofrenda to her legacy takes shape in the texture of women’s border art(ivism) and in the cultural and political centers committed to creating bridges across differences. There will be a discussion following the film facilitated by Dr. Elena Aviles.

LYBAT Annual Self-Love Valentines 

Friday, February 13th from 1:00-2:00pm in the WRC

The Love Your Body Action Team of the Women's Resource Center presents its 3rd Annual Self-Love Valentines event. Come to the Women's Resource Center lounge and write yourself a lovely Valentine's Day card, to show some crafty self-love! Snacks and materials will be provided.

Poster Girl Film Screening and Discussion

Friday, February 13th from 3:00-5:00pm in the WRC

Join the Women Veterans Outreach Action Team as they screen the documentary Poster Girl (2010). The film follows Sergeant Robynn Murray, an "[a]pple pie cheerleader turned tough-as-nails machine gunner in the Iraq War" who "comes home to face a new kind of battle she never anticipated." There will be a short discussion following the film. For more information contact Noel at noeleby@pdx.edu.

Kate Bornstein: A Queer and Pleasant Danger

Tuesday, February 24th from 7:00-9:00pm in the WRC

The WRC & QRC are happy to welcome author, performance artist, and gender theorist Kate Bornstein to talk here at PSU about sex and gender, homophobic nonsense, and cultural revolution. Tickets are FREE at the PSU Box office. Tickets for students are available now but going quickly; additional community tickets will be released on Monday (2/2/15) at 9am.

February 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.

Creating Healthy Interpersonal Relationships

Wednesday, February 4th from 9:30-11:00am in the WRC

Most of us can spot the signs of unhealthy relationships, but what does it look like to have  caring, supportive, and safe relationships? Join WRC staff for this interactive discussion on creating affirming and loving connections. 

Male Ally Workshop

Tuesday, February 10th from 3:00-4:30pm in the WRC

This workshop will explore the history and dynamics of male-allyship. We will also discuss concrete things to say and do in being an ally! For further information, please contact Nick Guerrero at nvg@pdx.edu.

Reduce Stress through the Body

Wednesday, February 11th from 2:00-3:30pm in the WRC

Develop a skills-based understanding of how trauma and stress impact the nervous system and your body. Learn simple tools for managing stress responses and developing deeper resiliency in your everyday life. 

How to Help a Friend in Crisis

Thursday, February 26th from 2:00-3:00pm in the WRC

It can be hard to know what to do when a friend or family member is experiencing a crisis in their life. Join WRC Interpersonal Violence Advocate Adrienne Graf as she shares tools on how to help in challenging emotional situations.

Grounding through Zines - You Don't Have to Do It All Yoursefl Zine Workshop

Monday, March 2nd from 5:00-7:00pm in the WRC

The Women’s Veteran Outreach Action Team will be giving a short discussion on grounding techniques during periods of anxiety, extreme stress and disorientation. There will be mini-zine templates available to create personalized grounding workbooks to reference in the future. All are welcome.

I’m Not a “Real” College Student: Women Students and the Impostor Syndrome

Wednesday, March 4th from 10:00-11:30am in the WRC

This workshop will discuss the impact that legitimacy can have on the college success of women students and ways to overcome feelings of impostorship.

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.