The Women's Resource and Research Center, supported by the College of Humanities and Associated Students, serves as a place where students on campus and in the community can find resources and services.
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Spring 2013 Events:
February 26, 2013 - "Thin" Film Screening - In collaboration with JADE, as part of Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW), we are screening the HBO documentary, "Thin" in the Thousand Oaks Room, USU.
March 6, 2013 - Lilly Ledbetter - This is a special opportunity to hear Lilly Ledbetter speak about pay equity and the Fair Pay Act. this is event is co-sponsored by the University Student Union, Gender and Women's Studies Dept., Gender and Women's Studies Student Association, Campus Action Project grant, Provost Hellenbrand, Civil Discourse and Social Change Initiative, and the College of Humanities. Located in the Grand Salon, USU.
March 12, 2013 - Jennie Ketcham - She is a current CSUN student who has published a memoir, I Am Jennie, about how she found herself in the porn industry, drug addiction, endless money, and eventually recovery. Jennie will tell her story at this event, and discuss one of the major problems women confront, finding work that pays a livable wage. Located in the Thousand Oaks Room, USU.
March 18, 2013 - Spirituality and Social Justice - The Civil Discourse and Social Change Initiative will host a panel discussion on spirituality and social justice, which will include representatives from each of the major religions. Located in the Music Recital Hall.
March 21, 2013 - 10th Annual Take Back the Night Rally and March - Resource fair, rally, march, candlelight vigil and speak-out to end violence against women. Live performance by Natalia Zukerman. Located in the Plaza del Sol and the Women's Research and Resource Center.
March 25, 2013 - $tart $mart - There is no debate that women earn approximately 82 cents to the male dollar. The question is, why? Researchers have discovered that one of the reasons is because women are not taught to be assertive and negotiate their salaries. This three-hour workshop will teach women how to be savvy negotiators. You must RSVP for this event, as space is limited. Call 818-677-2780 to RSVP. Located in Jerome Richfield 330.
The calendar below includes events by the WRRC, as well as events from the Gender and Women's Studies Department, the Queer Studies Program, LGBTA and the Center for Sex and Gender Research. This provides you with a shared calendar space that highlights events with a Gender as well Queer focus across campus.
Services at the Center
Services are offered in 3 main areas: Education, Support and Referrals.
The classes, workshops, and seminars offered at the Women's Center are designed to address issues of concern to women.
Seminar and workshop topics range from self-defense to personal health and from spirituality to political issues. The Women's Center is dedicated to bringing well known speakers to address contemporary issues facing CSUN's women. Most programs and events are academically co-sponsored by the Women's Studies Department.
The Women's Center also houses a library which provides an informal atmosphere for studying, socializing and relaxing.
Informal peer support is always available at the Women's Center. Support and discussion groups offer valuable forums for personal growth and exploration in such topics as sexuality, self-esteem and body image, health and feminist spirituality. New groups form as interest develops. Suggestions are always welcome.
The Women's Center maintains an extensive referral file for the campus and community. This resource is available on a phone-in or walk-in basis. The file encompasses a wide range of local practitioners, agencies and organizations specializing in such areas of concern as women's health, drug and alcohol abuse, counseling and legal aid.
Each semester, the Women's Center hosts an Open House. Events are planned throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. In March, the Women's Center sponsors Women's History Month with a series of events celebrating women from diverse perspectives.
The Women's Resource & Research Center thrives because of the students who volunteer there and staff the positions available. Please contact the Director or Assistant Director of the Center to participate.
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