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April 22 , 2011
Women's Resource Center
1802 SW 10th Ave.
Portland, OR
Located in the basement of Montgomery Hall, behind the Simon Benson Building.
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PSU Women's Resource Center

If you need to talk to someone after hours about sexual assault or domestic violence, call the 24-hour Portland Women's Crisis Line toll-free at: 888-235-5333.

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Programa Hispano - Project UNICA
El Programa Hispano - Project UNICA (Un Nuevo Inicio para Concluir el Abuso / A New Beginning to End Abuse)
Project UNICA's goal is to provide support, advocacy, and opportunity for self-empowerment, enabling survivors to exercise free and informed life choices. Project UNICA operates the UNICA Crisis Line, which is the first Crisis Line in Spanish in Multnomah County.
24-Hour Crisis Line: 503-232-4448 24-Hour Crisis Line TOLL FREE: 1-888-232-4448
Click Here for a Bilingual Flyer.


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Job & Internship Opportunities
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April is also
Alcohol Awareness Month
National Autism Awareness Month
Women's Eye Health & Safety Month

WRC Events
Bike Back the Night/ Take Back the Night
Thursday, April 28th

Rally & Entertainment 6PM
Bike Ride & March 7PM
Followed by Survivor Speak Out & Candlelight Vigil
PSU Park Blocks

In celebration of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, PSU's Women's Resource Center and Portland Women's Crisis Line will be collaborating to host this year's Take Back the Night/Bike Back the Night event. This is an event to recognize and speak out in opposition of the violence which occurs against women in our community. Our core message is to promote the understanding that everyone deserves the right to feel safe in their neighborhood and on the streets. This year we will be leading two different routes, one on bike and one on foot, with the goal of spreading the message about ending sexual violence throughout the city. We will also begin this year's event with some local entertainment, and following the ride/march everyone will be invited to participate in a survivor speak out and vigil as a way to honor sexual assault survivors.

Women of Color Zine Workshops
Friday, April 22nd 5:30-7:30PM in WRC Lounge

This workshop will focus on ways to sell your zine! You can sell them through a zine distro, create your own website, or better year . . . sell them at the Portland Zine Symposium! The Women of Color Workshop will decide if we want to represent at the PZS this summer! If interested please call the Women's Resource Center at 503-725-5672 and set up an appointment with Tonya Jones, the Empowerment Project Coordinator, or email at

Every Wednesday 12-1:30pm/ WRC Lounge

Be a part of this popular movement. 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

Empowerment Project: Coffee & Tea Discussions
Every Thursday 10:00-11:00AM
WRC Lounge

The WRC Empowerment Project would like to invite all self-identified women students for Thursday Coffee & Tea discussions.
What is the Empowerment Project?
It is a program designed for older returning women returning to school, women of color, women veterans, student parents, and first generation students. Are you concerned about . . .
•Trying to balance a full schedule, with work, family, and school?
•Being the oldest in your class?
•Networking & social opportunities?
•Transferring from a community college or currently enrolled at PCC & PSU?
•Finding a place to connect and thrive?
If interested please call the WRC at 503-725-5672 and set up an appointment with Tonya Jones, the Empowerment Project Coordinator, or email

Healthy Relationships Group
Every Friday 2:30-4:00PM
Beginning April 8th

Interested in learning new skill around conflict, negotiations and other often challenging aspects of relationships? Come to the Healthy Relationships Group! We will be exploring foundations of ongoing healthy relational work through discussion, reflection, and skill building. This group is free and open to students of all genders, sexual orientation, and relationship statuses.
Please contact Adrienne before attending.
E-mail Adrienne Graf at or
Call 503-725-5605.

WRC Volunteer Opportunities
Women's Resource Center
The WRC is always in need of volunteers. There are many different ways to get involved Come in to our lobby and fill out an application or click here to fill one out online.

  • Front Desk
    Staff the front office by greeting those coming in, answering phones, making appointments, and completing other duties as they arise. Connect students with resources and create a welcoming and encouraging environment for students to seek crisis services, develop skills, and build community. Help maintain our plants, kitchen area, and lounge space. Holds a weekly four hour shift.
  • Women Veterans Outreach Task Force (recruiting chair)
    Work to create ties with Veterans' Student Services and recruit members. Determine goals to address during the year with the WRC Director and hold events as well as create programming materials that outreach to women veterans. Will have weekly/bi-weekly meetings with members.
  • SheSheet Writer
    Update the Women's Resource Center's blog by collecting and writing submissions for weekly and or bi-weekly columns. Share important feminist news updates and reviews of campus and community events.
  • Men in the Movement
    (recruiting chair)

    Work to identify opportunities for male allies to support the efforts of the Women’s Resource Center. Develop goals, events, and materials with the WRC Director to address men in the movement and promote awareness on campus.
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
    Help plan for April's sexual assault awareness campaign and promote outreach on campus. Works with the Interpersonal Violence Program Coordinator.
  • Students United for Reproductive Freedom
    Work to support the rights of people to make their own decisions about their own reproductive and sexual health, and to have access to knowledge and resources to help make those decisions. Develop goals and hold events on campus and produce materials which engage students in relevant issues of reproductive justice. Meets weekly.
  • Sister to Sister Mentor Program
    A mentor program for returning women students, women veterans, student parents, women of color, and first generation students. Be partnered with another student and help them navigate campus resources and experiences.
  • Love Your Body Task Force
    Works to address issues of body Image and eating disorder awareness on campus. Creates programming materials which outreach to students as well as holds events and weekly meetings. Develop goals in conjunction with the WRC Director.
  • Sustainability Task Force
    Survey current practices and suggest sustainable improvements. Create ties between the Office of Sustainability and the WRC while working with the WRC Director. Identify and share connections with social sustainability, environmental sustainability, and women.  Create programming materials as well as hold weekly/bi-weekly meetings with members.

Campus Events & Opportunities
NEW Leadership Oregon (NLO)
Now accepting Applications!
June 16-21st at PSU Campus

Applications Due March 31st
The Center for Women, Politics & Policy is excited to announce that applications are currently being accepted for NEW Leadership Oregon (NLO). A residential, intensive weeklong program of civic engagement and leadership training, NLO is designed to train, educate, and motivate the next generation of women leaders.

NLO participants will:

  • Practice public speaking, planning, organizing, and networking to address real social problems.
  • Draw on the expertise of seasoned coaches and the experiences of women leaders in government, business, science, and the community.
  • Learn a set of skills designed specifically to prepare women for civic leadership.

The 2011 NLO program runs June 16th - June 21st, at Portland State University. Lodging, meals, and materials are included in the $500 tuition, and many partial/full scholarships are available. All women attending a higher education facility in the state of Oregon are invited to apply for this award-winning program.

Applications due March 31st, 2011
For more information, please contact Sunny Petit at • (503) 725-2895
Center for Women, Politics & Policy

QRC General Interest Meetings
Every Tuesday at 2:30pm
in the QRC (SMSU 401)

Get involved with the QRC! Make it yours!

  • leadership opportunities
  • event planning
  • Fun
  • be in the know about campus awesomeness
  • have your voice heard!
Community Events & Classes
WomenStrength Self Defense
Register now open May classes

WomenStrength self-defense classes are designed to introduce teenage and adult women to a variety of strategies, including some survival level fighting skills, designed to help defend against sexual assault. The Portland Police Bureau believes that fighting can be an effective response to the threat of sexual assault.
To register for classes click here or call 503-823-0260.

Monday, May 2nd & May 11th
Wednesday, May 4th
Mittleman Jewish Community Center
6:00-9:00 p.m.

661 SW Capitol Hwy. (From I-5 S, take exit 297 toward Terwilliger Blvd, take Bertha Blvd. Ramp, stay straight on Bertha, Left on Vermont, left on Capitol Hwy.)
Bus Line: 1, 40, 44

Volunteer & Leadership Opportunities
In Other Words Bookstore
In Other Words is run almost entirely by volunteer effort!  We have lots of opportunities to get involved from staffing the community center and facilitating events to tabling at conferences and community events around town. To learn more Click Here!

Portland Women's Crisis Line
PWCL is a volunteer-driven agency that operates with the support of dedicated members and volunteers. Volunteers may choose to provide direct services as advocates in the Crisis Line and/or the Sexual Assault Programs. Volunteers may also help with community outreach, fund-raising efforts, the Board of Directors, or various projects as needed. To find out more about volunteering at PWCL Click Here.

Bradley Angle House
Bradley Angle is indebted to the wonderful group of volunteers who have enriched our team over the years, and we couldn't do this work without their dedication. At Bradley Angle, we have two distinct volunteer tracks-one for volunteers who want to be working side by side with participants (direct-service) and one for volunteers who have the skills and expertise to help support our mission behind the scenes (non-direct service volunteers). To learn more about volunteering Click Here

Coaching for College Success
Coaching for College Success is a pilot project which aims to provide college-focused support and resources to youth aging out of foster care in order to increase their integration into the college environment. Mentors will work with youth in four areas of integration: academics, extracurricular activities, social support, and career preparation. Mentors will meet with youth twice a month for a total of five hours a month for a minimum of six months. For more information, please have juniors, seniors, graduate students, recent grads, staff or faculty e-mail

Current Graduate Students
PSU General University Scholarships Application

PSU Scholarship Search
Another great way to find scholarships is to utilize PSU's Scholarship Search engine.

Levlin Fowler Scholarships
The Levlin/Fowler Scholarship is due Friday, April 15th. Students can access the application from the scholarship website at the top of the search page where it says in big red letters "New Scholarship Opportunity!"

Job & Internship Opportunities
PSU's Career Center Website
To stay up to date on current job openings on campus and in the community visit

Women's Resource Center
Graduate Assistant Empowerment Project

WRC is currently looking for a graduate assistant to work in our Empowerment Project department. For more information please see the job description.

Queer Resource Center
The QRC is currently looking for a Queeries and Education Coordinator, Administrative and Publicity Coordinator, Trans and Access Resources Coordinator, Queer Students of Color Resources Coordinator, and a Graduate Assistant Volunteer Coordinator. For more information visit their website or the jobs are also listed on the Career Center job search area.

Applications are due by Wednesday, April 30th 5:00PM

Upcoming Job Fairs
April 7, 2011
Portland Pre-Health Fair 2011
The Portland Pre-Health Society would like to invite you to attend the Pre-Health and Volunteer Fair on Thursday, April 7, 2011.

Social & Support Groups
The IRIS Project: An Internet Based Intervention to Improve Mental Health Outcomes for Abused Women
Are you currently in an unsafe intimate relationship? Do you have access to a safe computer with internet?
Be a part of a voluntary, confidential study on an internet-based safety planning tool for women!

  • You will be reimbursed for your time
    (A total of up to $180 in gift cards over one year)
  • The study involves 4 internet-based survey sessions, completed every 3 months for 1 year
  • Each survey will take 1-2 hours
  • You will complete the survey from the computer of your choice

For more information Click Here or call our Confidential Recruitment Line at 1-888-822-5799 or email

The Q Center
Trans-Fem Meeting
Tuesday, May 17th 7-9pm
Tuesday, June 21st 7-9pm
Q Center
4115 N Mississippi Ave

A social group for all of our gender fabulous sisters (anyone identifying and/or presenting on the trans-feminine spectrum). We meet for fun, discussion, and support around what it means to be on the trans-fem side of things. Come down to the Q Center to meet old and new friends. For any questions contact either Amari at or Chloe at

Inter-Personal Violence Support Group
Every Wednesday 6-8pm
Q Center
4115 N Mississippi Ave / Conference Room B

This is a weekly all-genders support group for self-identified LGBTQ people who are experiencing or have experienced physical, emotional, sexual, or economic violence within an intimate relationships. Facilitated by a queer-identified advocate from Bradley Angle, this group is appropriate for any LGBTQ person who has left a violent or abusive situations, is thinking of leaving, or would simply like support and resources for understanding the dynamics of the violence in their relationship. Participants can expect a confidential, safe space in which to share and learn from each other and the facilitator. For more information or to sign up for the group, please call 503-595-9591 x305.

Mom's Group
Monday April 4th 6:30-8pm
Monday May 2nd 6:30-8pm
Monday June 6th 6:30-8pm
Q Center
4115 N Mississippi Ave /South Room

The Mom's group is a women's support group intended to be a safe space for those who come out and identify as lesbian, gay, bi, transgender, or questioning - while sharing the bond of being a mother. Members listen, support, discuss their own relevant experiences, but stop short of giving advice or being the therapist. No one comes to the group as an expert. Our common bond is that we are all seekers. The Mom's Group is aimed specifically at women with children, inclusive of diverse cultural & economic backgrounds identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning. If you would like to be a part of the Mom's Group please contact Felissa at (360)565-6191. The group is open to all and free to attend though we will take a donation to cover the space each week.

Gender Queery
Monday, April 4th 7:00-8:30pm
Monday, May 2nd 7:00-8:30pm
Monday, June 6th 7:00-8:30pm
Q Center
4115 N Mississippi Ave /South Room

This is a discussion group for trans, genderqueer, folks outside-the-gender-binary, and allies. Meetings have great discussions on an ever-changing topic followed by informal social time and always takes place on the first Monday of the month. For more information contact Sasha at

PWCL Support Groups
To inquire about or sign-up for one of the below support groups please call our
24-hour Crisis Line at 503-235-5333/888-235-5333.
Childhood Survivors of Trauma
Stage One Support Group

For childhood survivors of trauma who have had little or no formal therapy. This group has
an education format. Topics include boundaries, self-care, coping strategies.
Location: SE Portland
Next Group: Spring 2011
Day/Time: Day to be determined. Around 630-8pm
Childhood Survivors of Trauma
Stage Two Support Group

For childhood survivors of trauma who have had formal therapy around their trauma or
completed the stage one group. This is a process group.
Location: SE Portland
Next Group: Spring 2011
Day/Time: Day to be determined. Around 630-8pm
SASSE - Sexual Assault Empowerment Group
Support group for adult survivors of sexual assault. Education and process group format.
Location: SE Portland
Next Group: Spring 2011
Day to be determined. Around 630-8pm
Women’s Safety and Empowerment Group
Education format
Location: Salvation Army SAFES shelter
Next Group: Group held every other week January through May, Wednesdays 11:15-12:15

In addition to their support groups PWCL provides an extensive list of community and national resources on their website

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