October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By Bridge Staff|October 12, 2015Announcements, Southeast|

Colleagues,
Welcome to October at the SE WRC!  We have several events that I’d like to ensure you’re aware of:
We are actively recruiting for the Life Tacks Winter 2016 cohort and would appreciate your referrals.  This course is a good fit for students returning to school or navigating a life transition who are interested in college success skills, and career and personal development.  The course provides 5 free college credits to qualified applicants.  Applications are due November 6th.  Details can be found on our website, and flier is attached.
In support of the WRC District’s Program Evaluation efforts, we will be hosting focus groups for Latina Students and Black/African American/African Women Students.  Students are invited to share feedback that will inform improved WRC services and programming.  Students will receive a $20 PCC Bookstore gift certificate for their time.  For full details please see our facebook eventSE WRC website, or online sign-up form.

  • We are offering a range of events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, as you may have noted in our recent newsletter.  We will be having an interactive display all week, including a Clothesline Project, Anti-Violence Pledge, and Info Display. Find us most days in the MTH Great Hall, 10/19-10/23 from 10am – 3pm, and Tuesday 10/20 in MTH 148.
  • We’d love to see you at our DVAM Welcome Hour on Tuesday, 10/20, from Noon – 1pm in MTH 148. Come meet our team, make a t-shirt for our Clothesline Project, take a pledge to prevent violence, and learn more about the ways in which dating and domestic violence affect our communities. Plus: free snacks!
  • In addition to speaking out about the violence that is all too prevalent in intimate relationships, we are also offering two great workshops that emphasize prevention through skill-building around creating and maintaining healthy, safe and supportive relationships. (Tip: you can add these events directly to your calendar by visiting our events and clicking on the workshop. You can also share this event info via our newsletter, facebook page, or website.
    • How to Date A Survivor
      How does past trauma show up in current relationships? How do you know if you are with someone who has experienced trauma? How do you avoid re-triggering that past trauma? How do you foster safety, support and consent in your relationships?  Join Nick Guerrero, MSW, of Raphael House of Portland for this workshop.  Co-Sponsored by ASPCC.  Wednesday, 10/28, 2pm – 3:30 pm, MTH 148.
    • Dating: Getting the Relationship You Want
      Join us for an interactive, discussion-based workshop about navigating dating.  How do you know if you are in a healthy relationship? How do our cultural backgrounds and personal beliefs inform our approach to healthy relationships? This event will be most useful for International Students and all students who are interested in the cultural aspects of healthy, safe dating and relationships.  Facilitated by Multicultural Center Coordinator Rut Martinez-Alicea.  Event Co-Sponsored by the WRC, MC, ASPCC & Queer Resources.Thursday, October 29th, 2pm-3:30pm (optional social time 3:30-4:00), MTH 148
  • As we look into ways to build programming in support of Women in STEM, we’ll be supporting the November STEM Career Possibilities Speaker.  Join the WRC Team on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd from12pm – 1pm, SCOM 231 for a talk on navigating issues of race and gender in the medical field by Anne Beckett, Assistant Professor of Nursing at OHSU.  Professor Beckett has been working and teaching at OHSU for over 21 years.
Please feel free to let me know if you have questions, comments or feedback.
Thanks so much,
Jess
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