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Viking Days 2015 - September 21-27 in the Women's Resource Center

Full Viking Days Schedule 

Wednesday, September 23

Crafternoons  with the Reproductive Justice Action Team from 12:00-1:00pm
Come join the Women's Resource Center for a variety of craft projects! The Reproductive Justice Action Team will be making Healthy Sex Boxes. Come join the Women's Resource Center for a variety of craft projects! Knitting, Crocheting, Crafting, GLITTER!!!

Get Your Queer Consent On! from 5:00-6:30pm
Join Maria Bonacci from the Queer Resource Center and Adrienne Graf from the Women's Resource Center as they lead a fun, interactive, and informative workshop about dating, sex and consent. This workshop is open to students of all genders and sexualities! Contact Adrienne at for more information.

Thursday, September 24th

Feminism Activism with the WRC from 12:00-2:00pm
The Women's Resource Center offers a variety of leadership opportunities for students including a peer to peer mentor program, feminist leadership event planning team, a returning women's college success class, student led activist groups, and many volunteer opportunities. Come chat with us about ways to get involved! Light refreshments will be provided.

Friday, September 25th

WRC Volunteer Orientation from 12:00-4:00pm
WRC Volunteers create a welcoming and encouraging environment for students to seek crisis services, develop leadership skills, and build community.  Come learn about the WRC volunteer opportunities for Fall quarter and get to know other students! Please make sure to first fill in a volunteer application/registration form on OrgSync and then RSVP to the event. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to contact Janit Saechao at

Women of color Action Team Meet n Greet from 4:00-5:00pm
Come and connect with other women of color on campus, see how you can get involved with the Women of Color Action Team and their allies.

Party in the Park

Thursday, October 1st from 11:00-3:00pm in the South Park Blocks

The purpose of Party in the Park is to promote student engagement and leadership opportunities offered from across the Portland State University campus to new and returning students. Involvement opportunities range from campus recreation groups to student organizations from every cluster under SALP. The day is filled with great entertainment and free food. Be sure to stop by this great event during the first week of classes.

An Evening with Ellen Bravo

Thursday, October 1st from 5:00-6:30pm
at the YWCA of Greater Portland, 1111 SW 10th Ave, Portland

Join activist and author, Ellen Bravo, speaking about her debut novel, Again and Again. When the man who raped her roommate in college becomes a Senate candidate, women’s rights leader Deborah Borenstein must make a choice—one that could determine control of the Senate, the course of a friendship, and the fate of a marriage.

The book is being called “a political thriller with heart,” “riveting,” “tugs you in and won’t let go,” and “a rollicking, pitch perfect debut novel.” Co-hosted by AAUW, Portland State University Women’s Resource Center, Oregon NOW and YWCA.

RSVP to alexisp@ywcapdx.orgGet more information at

The Hunting Ground Screening and Discussion

Tuesday, October 20th from 4:00-6:00pm in SMSU 238

The statistics are staggering. One in five women in college are sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators. From the intrepid team behind The Invisible War, comes The Hunting Ground, a piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture on campuses, poised to light a fire under a national debate. For more information contact Kari Anne at

The Hunting Ground Screening and Discussion is sponsored by The Dean of Student Life, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Veterans Resource Center, Women's Resource Center, and Counseling & Psychological Services.  

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 Sheena Ino at or 503-725-2790.

I’m Not a “Real” College Student: Women Students and the Impostor Syndrome with Anna Vetter, WRC Empowerment Coordinator

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 from 12:00-1:30pm in the Women’s Resource Center

Join WRC Empowerment Program Coordinator Anna Vetter as she discusses the impact that legitimacy can have on the college success of women students and ways to overcome feelings of impostorship. For questions please contact Anna Vetter at

Cultural Resource Centers Open House

Monday, October 5, 2015 from 12:00-1:30pm in the SMSU 294

Join the Cultural Resource Centers (La Casa Latina Student Center, Multicultural Student Center, and the Native American Student and Community Center) for our annual Open House event. Students, come learn about the resources and programs we have! Refreshments and PSU swag will be given out to those who participate in our activity!

The PSU Library & Research Skills with Librarian Kimberly Wilson-St. Clair

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 4:45-6:00pm in the Women’s Resource Center

Learn about everything the PSU library has to offer. Must rsvp at by 10/5 for location.

Native American Student and Community Center Talking Circle

Friday, October 9, 2015 from 2:00-3:30pm in the Native American Student and Community Center

"It's a Native tradition to sit in a circle and talk to share what is in your heart." -- John Peters (Slow Turtle), Wampanoag. Students are invited to participate in a monthly talking circle. This is a confidential and safe space where participants are allowed to share what is on their heart and practice listening to the hearts of others. In this way we learn to share, we participate in a healing process, and we build community. Open to PSU students only. Participants will pledge confidentiality, respect, and containment. Tea and cookies served.

Exploring Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type with Louise Paradis, PSU Career Center

Tuesday, October 15, 2015 from 4:45-6:00pm in the Women’s Resource Center

The Myers-Briggs inventory is to make the theory of psychological types described by C. G. Jung understandable and useful in people's lives. The essence of the theory is that much seemingly random variation in the behavior is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to basic differences in the ways individuals prefer to use their perception and judgment. The Career Center offers in-depth assessments and analysis for a small fee, or you can take a free version of the inventory at

Crafting an Effective LinkedIn Profile in the Center for Executive and Professional Education

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 1:30-4:00pm in the Women’s Resource Center

Making sure your LinkedIn profile shows up in relevant job searches requires work, but can pay off big. This free workshop will help by learning how recruiters search for applicants online, what phrases to avoid in your social profile and how to boost your credibility. Space is limited so register early. Register for Linked In Workshop.

Domestic Violence 102/ In Her Shoes

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 1:00-2:00pm
at the YWCA, 1111 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR

In Her Shoes/DV 102 will review domestic violence & use the In Her Shoes tool to give attendees a deeper understanding of what survivors face in an abusive relationship. Discussions will focus on dispelling DV myths & refuting the “why doesn’t she just leave” mentality by exploring barriers to leaving. The importance of practicing self-care & recognizing vicarious trauma will also be highlighted. Register for Domestic Violence 102 Workshop For more information contact Sheena Ino at

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. 

Wii Dance Party

Friday from 2:30-3:30pm in the WRC Lounge - New Time for Spring Term!

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!

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 and contact the person associated with the action team you would like to join.


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

Tuesdays 12:30-1:30p (Winter Term 2015)

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

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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 or 503-725-2792.