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Women's research and resource center

WRRC Information

WRRC Information

The Women's Resource and Research Center is located at 18356 Halsted Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8251. Please contact the Director or Assistant Director below for further information.

Ph: 818-677-2780

WRRC Director

Shira Brown

Prof. Brown's email

WRRC Assistant Director

Yereni Ruiz

Email us at: wrrc@csun.edu

Like us at: www.facebook.com/csunwrrc

Follow us at: www.twitter.com/csunwrrc

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Helpful Departmental Links

Useful links for GWS students:

  1. GWS Chair
  2. GWS Advisor
  3. Gender and Women's Studies Major
  4. Gender and Women's Studies Minor
  5. Schedule of Classes
  6. GWS Courses in Catalog
  7. QS Minor Link


Part of mural at Women's Center

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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Check out WRRC in the media

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.

Fall 2013 Events:

September 28, 2013 - Potluck and film screening of "Miss Representation" - Bring your favorite comfort food to share, come in your coziest pajamas and join us we watch Miss Representaion in the backyard of the Women's Center at 7:00 p.m.

October 1, 2013 - "Tough Guise: Violence, Media and the Crisis in Masculinity" featuring Dr. Jackson Katz - Join us from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Grand Salon, USU with a presentation by Dr. Jackson Katz. Q & A and book signing will follow presentation. Katz is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention education in schools, the sports culture and the military, as well as for his pioneering work in critical media literacy. Not familiar with Katz? Check out his TEDtalk.

October, 2013 - Trick or Toiletreats - The entire month of October we will collect unused toiletries and household supplies, in exchange for candy, to be donated to Haven Hills, our local Domestic Violence shelter. Donations can be dropped off at the Center, in JR 340, or at our tabling in front of Sierra Tower.

November 12-14, 2013 - Feminist Awareness Week - Keep an eye out for the week's details, coming soon!

Spring 2014 Events:

Mark your calendars, Take Back the Night is scheduled for March 20, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.. This year Adrianne Gonzalez will be our musical performance.

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.

Students at a March for Women's Lives in Washington


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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