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July 8, 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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WRC Events
Women Veterans Outreach Action Team
Presents: Game Night!
Tuesday, July 12th 10:00-11:00AM
WRC Lounge

The purpose of the action team: (a) provide a space for women veterans at PSU (b) community outreach to providers that support women vets and their families and (c) fun and educational events. This group meets bi-weekly!

Feminist Parenting Group
Tuesday, July 12th, 19th, & 26th
2:00-3:00PM WRC Lounge

This is a newly forming discussion/support group focusingon feminist parenting/caregiving. Children are welcome and encouraged to attend. The goal of the group is to provide support to one another in a comfortable setting, create community with other student-parents, and to to talk about how to advocate for parents/ children at PSU and in the larger community.

July 13th, 20th, and 27th
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

Film Showing
"Don't Need You: Herstory of Riot Grrrl"
Wednesday, July 13th 3:00-5:00PM
WRC Lounge

Join us for this fun event!

Feminist Writing Group
Thursday, July 14th, 21st, & 28th
3:00-5:00PM WRC Lounge

The feminist writing group seeks to cultivate autonomy within a community where the personal is political and where writing is used as a tool for empowerment. We value writing as a feminsit practice in that it nurtures voices of resistance to patriarchy and other forms of oppression on a creative landscape of self expression.

Women of Color Action Team Meeting
Thursday, July 14th & 28th 4:00-5:00PM
WRC Lounge

The purpose of this action team: (a) provide a safe space for women of color on campus (b) build community and network with allies (c) fun and empowering events. This group meets bi-weekly.

Love Your Body Action Team
Fashion Show Extravaganza Committee Meeting
Wednesday, July 20th & August 3rd
6:00-7:00PM WRC Lounge

This event is an opportunity for student parents in campus housing and off to socialize and network with other parents!! Bring your children and be prepared to have lots of fun!!
Sponsored by the PSU Women’s Resource Center’s Empowerment Project, University Housing & Residence Life.

Empowerment Project Lemonade & Tea Discussions
Thursday, July 21st 1:30-2:30PM
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 Malika, the Empowerment Project Coordinator, or email

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 Action Team (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.
  • 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 Action Team
    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 Action Team
    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
Campus Rec Climbing Center
Free Beginner's Lessons
Every Thursdat 6:00-7:00PM
Climbing Center @ Portland State's Campus Rec

  • Receive informal movement lessons and one-on-one coaching from trained and experienced instructors.
  • Meet fellow climbers and get to know the staff.
  • Find out about offered classes, outdoor climbing trips and explore whether or not climbing is for you!

Biracial Women and Dating Survey
McNair Scholar
Are you a biracial woman over the age of 18 who has to make a mindful decision about who to date when it comes to race? Do you sometimes wonder if certain race(s) want to date you or doesn't want to date you? Do these assumptions influence who you decide to actually date?Does where you grew up have any effect on who you date?

If so, I am hoping you will also give your two cents on your dating preferences as it pertains to race. Biracial is a mix between two distinct races (such as black/white, white/asian, latina/black, etc)

It is a quick online survey and is completely confidential.The results will be posted in September 2011.Everything is explained more in-depth at the website.

If you're interested please go to

Community Events & Classes
WomenStrength Self Defense
Registration now open for June 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.

Tuesdays, August 2nd, 9th, and 16th
Northeast Community Center

1630 NE 38th AVE (From I-84 East, take 33rd Ave. exit #1, left on NE 33rd, right on NE Broadway, right on NE 38th Ave. Comm. Ctr. is between Sandy & Broadway. Street Parking only)
Bus Line: 75

Saturdays, August 6th, 13th, and 20th
Friendly House Community Center

2617 NW Savier (From I-5 north, merge onto I-405 S toward NW Ind. Area/St. Helens. Take Vaughn St. exit. Stay straight on US 30W. Turn Left on 23rd St. Right on NW Thurman St. Left on 26th, park on street)
Bus Line: 15, 17, 18

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

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.

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

Social & Support Groups
The Q Center
Trans-Fem Meeting
Tuesday, July 19th 7-9pm
Tuesday, August 16 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 August 1st 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, August 1st 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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