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Roslyn Farrington Support Gathering

Friday, October 10th from 11 a.m. - Noon in the WRC

All students who would like support around the death of Roslyn Farrington are invited to meet at the WRC on Friday, October 10th, from 11 a.m.-Noon.  A counselor from the Center for Student Health and Counseling will be present.  If you are unable to attend at this time, walk-in counseling hours are available via SHAC.

WRC Open House

Tuesday, October 14th from 3:00-5:00pm in the WRC

The WRC promotes a safe & healthy campus by providing advocacy, leadership opportunities, and resources for students. Stop by and visit the WRC to meet our staff, volunteers, and learn about upcoming events and leadership opportunities! Light refreshments will be served.

Faculty Favorite: Ericka Kimball with the School of Social Work
Exposure to Domestic Violence in Childhood

Thursday, October 16th from 5:30-7:00pm in the WRC

Join Ericka Kimball, new Faculty at the School of Social Work, for a Domestic Violence Awareness Month themed Faculty Favorite Lecture Series. Dr. Kimball 's research and practice has focused on social support for children exposed to domestic violence, which will be the topic of her talk.

Dis/orient/ed Comedy Showcase

Saturday, October 18th at 7:30pm at Mekong Bistro. General admission $25, presale $20 (use the code 'getdisoriented') 

 The mission of Dis/orient/ed Comedy is to showcase female Asian American comics ranging from Sri Lankan boi D'Lo to Egyptian American Maria Shehata - they loosely define "Asian" and "Female" with a focus on sharing talent of those who aren't typically featured to mainstream comedy audiences. By organizing the Dis/orient/ed Standup Tour, APANO is promoting the work of Asian Pacific American females and supporting a space for them to share their comedy with the Portland community

Think of All Their Faces, Thinks of All Their Voices:
Orange is the New Black: Screening and Discussion

Tuesdays from 2:00-2:30pm in the Multicultural Center (SMSU 228)
Starting October 21, 2014 

Join staff from the Multicultural Center, Women’s Resource Center, and Queer Resource Center to discuss and analyze the popular show Orange is the New Black.

CHOMP! Queer Social Hour

Wednesday, October 22nd from 12:00-1:00pm in the WRC

CHOMP! Lunch Time Social Hour is a place for students to come and meet each other in a fun, casual setting! Bring your lunch and your appetite for meeting new people. Light snacks are provided.

Portland State of Mind Keynote:
Sustainability Day with Keynote Speaker Winona La Duke

Wednesday, October 22nd from 7:00-9:00pm in the Smith Ballroom (SMSU 355)

Join us for a keynote address by Winona LaDuke on indigenous perspectives and grassroots strategies for mitigating climate change. LaDuke is a member of the Mississippi Band of the White Earth Reservation of the Anishinaabe Nation. She is an activist, economist, environmentalist, author, and two-time vice presidential candidate. Learn more about her here. Winona LaDuke's visit will also kick of PSU Social Sustainability Month. 

Cost: Free and open to the public. Reserve your free seat here »

October 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.

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

Monday, October 13th from 4:40-5:40pm

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

Self Management: Overcoming Procrastination and Organizing Your Life for Success

Wednesday, October 22nd from 4:45-6:30pm 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.

Creating Healthy Interpersonal Relationships

Monday, October 27th from 5:00-6:30pm 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.

How to Help a Friend in Crisis

Wednesday, October 29th 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.

Recurring Events - Will begin again in October check our Calendar above for when they start. 

Let's Talk - Drop in Counseling 
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. 

Trans Women Student Alliance
Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00pm in the WRC Lounge 

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

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 from 12:30-1:30pm in the WRC Lounge / Starting October 7th

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.