Gender and Women's Studies

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  • faculty and students
  • take back the night march
  • graduates

Women's Center - WRRC

WRRC students tabling at "Take Back the NIght"

The Women's Research and Resource 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.

The Center is directed by Prof. Shira Brown, a CSUN alumnus and lecturer in the Gender and Women's Studies Department. The Center has an Assistant Director, usually a student from GWS. The present Assistant Director is Yereni Ruiz.

Services at the Center

Services are offered in 3 main areas: Education, Support and Referrals.

Education

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.

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Support

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.

Referrals

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.

The WRRC's Library is finally catalogued. Check out our 1,500+ holdings at LibraryThing. We have books from all genres, including many GWS readers and textbooks. Find something you can use? Come by the Center to check it out.

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.