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Women's History Month Film Series

Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria

Wednesday, March 4th from 2:00-4:00pm in the WRC

Screaming Queens tells the forgotten story of the first collective act of militant resistance by queer people in the United States, three years before the famous gay riot at New York’s Stonewall Inn.

A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde 

Wednesday, March 4th from 4:15-6:15pm in the WRC

Poet, lover, mother, warrior — Audre Lorde writes passionately of love and anger, civil rights and sexuality, family politics and the glories of nature. Ada Gay Griffin and Michelle Parkerson reveal the potent legacy of this celebrated African American poet, whose life was cut short after a long battle with breast cancer.

Rhymes for Young Ghouls

Thursday, March 5th from 5:00-8:00pm in the Native American Student and Community Center

The film is set in 1976 at the fictional Red Crow Reserve, a Mi’kmaq Indian reserve. A Mi’kmaq youth loses her mother to suicide and her father to a prison term then assumes her father’s drug dealing business while in the care of her uncle. The father’s release from prison interrupts the drug business, while they all face the schemes of an abusive Indian agent. A revenge plot erupts after encounters with residential school. TRIGGER WARNING: suicide, drug use, sexual assault, child abuse, residential/boarding school, graphic violence. Post-film discussion will be led by Dr. Brook Colley and Melissa Bennett, M.Div. Snacks provided.

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 or 503-725-2790.

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

This event has been canceled and will be rescheduled for April.

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. 

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!

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
When: 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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Want more News and Events?

The WRC Newsletter is a great way to find out what's going on at the PSU Women's Resource Center. You'll also hear about events, classes, jobs, scholarships, internships and more happening in the PSU/Portland community. To join the listserv, please fill out the form located here. Also, be sure to check out The She Sheet, the WRC's feminist blog and internet magazine portal.

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.