Southern Oregon University The Women's Resource Center

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Type: Program

Status: Founded in 1976

Source File: http://www.sou.edu/wrc/

Description:

Founded in 1976, the Women's Resource Center (WRC) is passionately dedicated to improving the lives of women in our community through education and support services. The student staff and volunteers of the Center embrace a feminist model: empowering women and men to actively stand against oppression.

The student staff and volunteers of the WRC are committed to assisting people of all genders to eradicate abuse, sexism, hate, and inequality in all areas of our lives. Join us!

About Us
The Center's community space is a child-friendly environment with comfortable sofas, free tea, free condoms, and a computer open to the public.

Students will find a safe cozy atmosphere for relaxation or study, a feminist library for information, and opportunities for work-study, practicum credit, and volunteer service through advocacy, research, and activism.

If you care about your community and want to make a difference, if you like to be creative or you are searching for professional development and leadership opportunities then please come visit and check out the Women's Resource Center.

Vivacious Voices: Empowerment through Education and Expression
The compelling power of women's voices--spoken, written and expressed--has been central to an on-going movement for equality and justice in our world. Vivacious Voices is the Women's Resource Center's creativity program designed to support the expressiveness of women and girls and to keep the dialogue open surrounding the oppression and liberation of womankind.

Events & Services

New ERA: Liberty and Justice for All
In 1923, the National Woman’s Party introduced the Equal Rights Amendment for inclusion in the Constitution of the United States. More than eighty years later, this work is still unfinished. The Women’s Resource Center’s social justice program, New ERA: Liberty and Justice for All, is designed to foster independence and choice among female students, faculty, and staff.

Events & Services

  • Roe v. Wade Celebration
  • National Young Women’s Day of Action
  • Women’s History Month
  • Women in Leadership Symposium
  • Women & Girls in Sports Day/ Title IX
  • Women & Poverty

Circle of Fire: Coalition Women
The Women's Resource Center is dedicated to ending discrimination of all forms by working across differences such as age, gender, class, sexual orientation and identification, spiritual belief, ethnicity, and race. Circle of Fire encourages coalition building and collaboration with other student groups and interests.

Events & Services

  • American Indian Heritage Month
  • Black History Month
  • Universal Human Rights Month
  • Disability Awareness Week
  • Earth Day
  • International Women's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • National Coming Out Day
  • World AIDS Day
  • Halloween Mask Making
  • Powwow

SAFE: Creating A Sexual-Assault-Free Environment
SAFE is the WRC’s sexual assault response and risk reduction program. SAFE supports awareness, education,and advocacy efforts by integrating a campuswide network of service providers and specialists from the greater Rogue Valley community.

Trained peer advocates from the WRC are committed to providing resources, information, and support for victims of sexual assault and harassment. To meet with an advocate, come to or contact the Center.

The WRC is the official collection site for confidential and anonymous reports of sexual misconduct.

Events & Services

Changing Woman: Health and Wellness
Changing Woman lives in the traditions of the indigenous tribes of the southwestern United States. These traditions include an initiation rite in which girls are ushered into society with positive blessings to ensure health, prosperity, well-being, and protection from misfortune. The Women’s Resource Center’s wellness program, Changing Woman: Health and Wellness, embraces a holistic model of health through education, prevention, and awareness projects.

Events & Services

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
  • Suicide Prevention Week
  • Fall Women's Wellness
  • Fertility Awareness Workshop
  • National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
  • Body Image Support Group
  • Wandering Women
  • Women's Healing Circle
  • Women's Support Group
  • Mentoring
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