WRC News and Events
WRC Events Calendar
Please see event descriptions below!
Food, Fight Feminism: Women of Color Transforming Rape Culture
Monday, March 3rd from 12:00-1:30pm
Multicultural Center (Smith 228)
Join us for an interactive talk and workshop, led by Lisa Factora-Borchers, feminist activist and editor of the recently published anthology "Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence." Based on her anthology of over 50 survivors and allies, we’ll discuss the current intersection of sexual violence, feminism, race and how everyday acts of sustainable activism can change the world.
Come for lunch and conversation! This event is free, no tickets or RSVP required. For more information contact Jessica at email@example.com.
For more information on the anthology, visit AK Press: http://www.akpress.org/dear-sister.html, the book's blog: http://dearsisteranthology.com/, or find the anthology on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dearsisterantho.
Oregon Women History's Spotlight: Martha McKeown and Flora Thompson
Monday, March 10th from 2:00-4:00pm
Women's Resource Center
Please join us to learn about Katrine Barber’s research focusing on two women in Columbia River communities. Flora Thompson and Martha McKeown knew each other and were active on similar issues, in particular, Indian rights at mid-century. Martha McKeown was a writer (Linda’s Indian Home, Come to Our Salmon Feast, Alaska Silver, among others) and English teacher who lived in Parkdale, Oregon. Though she was not indigenous, she shared a close friendship with Tommy Thompson and other Indians who lived at Celilo Village. Flora Thompson married Tommy Thompson in the 1940s and supported his efforts to resist the development of dams on the Columbia River that threatened the Native fishery. This event is sponsored by the Portland Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Her Steps
Thursday, March 13th from 10:00-12:00pm
Women's Resource Center
The students of the Monumental Women Senior Capstone will present their discoveries of women's history and the many accomplished women and women's organizations honored on the Walk of the Heroines in a special public program. Come learn about the exciting new content they have created to add to the Walk of the Heroines' website. Refreshments will be available and students will also be leading guided tours of the Walk. For more information contact Kari Anne at email@example.com.
Healthy Relationships Group
Weekly on Thursdays from 2:00-3:30pm
Starting April 10th, Contact Beth if you are interested in joining
Interested in exploring your conflict style in relationships? Do you want to understand how your personal values align with the way you act in relationships? Perhaps you want to explore identifying your boundaries in relationships? Or do you need practice in making and setting boundaries?
Healthy Relationships Group is open to all students that identify as female. The group is facilitated by Beth Eyler the Women's Resource Center's Intern from the Master's in Social Work program. To join the next group starting on April 10, 2014 please contact Beth for a required pre-screening at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-725-5672. The group meets every Thursday from 2:00-3:30pm through May 29, 2014.
Bike Back the Night/Take Back the Night
Weekly on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00pm starting January 15th in the WRC Lounge
Develop leadership skills by joining the Bike Back the Night/Take Back the Night Event Planning Committee. The theme this year is Transcending Rape Culture: Rewriting the Narrative. Join us as we learn more about rape culture and plan an engaging event. Bike Back the Night/Take Back the Night will be on the evening of Thursday, April 24th. For more information or questions please contact Kari Anne at email@example.com.
Trans* Partner Community Gathering
Wednesdays, 5:00-7:00pm, Every other Week Starting January 15th
This group is for partners of trans* folk to share common experiences and resources. All genders and sexualities welcome. For more information contact Samantha Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let's Talk - Drop in Counseling
Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00pm in the WRC Lounge
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.
Trans Women Student Alliance
Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00pm in the WRC Lounge starting January 7th
Are you trans? Do you identify as a woman or lady? Do you want to talk about your experiences with people who know where you’re coming from? We are setting up an affinity group to create safe space for community and conversation among trans* ladies. For more information contact the Trans Women Student Alliance at email@example.com.
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 tohttp://www.pdx.edu/wrc/wrc-action-teamsand 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
Thursdays from 12:00-1:00pm starting January 16th in the WRC Lounge
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 email@example.com or 503-725-2792.