Updates from the SE Women’s Resource Center

By Charles Claringbold|January 18, 2016Announcements, Southeast|

PCC SE Women’s Resource Center welcomes you to
Winter at the SE WRC

 We have big plans!

The SE WRC is finding our feet!  We have new staff and new ideas.  We wanted to give you an overview of what we have planned this quarter, even though we’re still finalizing many of the details.  Please stay in touch with us!  Stop by MTH149, visit our website or follow us on facebook.
International Women’s Day

Save some time on March 8th to come celebrate with us!  Details are forthcoming, but there are rumors of music, photography exhibits, film showings, feminist jeopardy, and activities focused on recognizing all kinds of “women’s work.”

Safe Streets Safe Walk

Join the SE WRC Safe Walk Team in confronting street harassment and upholding a community space safe for all!  We plan on supporting the Avenue of the Roses Parade and sharing our safe-streets message onApril 30th, 2016, in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Welcome Shelley Smith!

Shelley is joining the team as the new Office Assistant for the Multicultural Center and Women’s Resource Center.  Shelley is an alumnus of PCC Sylvania Student Leadership, including WRC and PTK.  Last Spring she graduated Cum Laude from the PSU Honors College with a degree in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.  Shelley will be applying her administrative talents and social justice skills to ensuring that the MC and WRC are warm, welcoming, organized and effective agents of student leadership and equity work.  Please stop by to welcome her!

New Year New Clothing Swap! 

Despite all the media messages January brings, you don’t need to change anything about your body or your appearance!  You also don’t need to go shopping to meet your new-clothes needs!  Come give away your (nice, clean) clothes and pick out some new ones!  This event will be gender-affirming and body-positive.  Co-sponsored by the SE Queer Resource Center.  Details to follow.

Life Tracks Spring 2016

Know any students who are women, single parents, or in a life transition? New or returning to college? Take advantage of a program that can help you plan your education and career. Life Tracks is a free program that consists of classes and support aimed at advancing student success.  The program is open to all genders. Details can be found on our website, and applications are due February 5th!

On the Horizon:

We are also looking into plans to offer events including an ongoing Women’s Writing Group, a Love Your Body/Health At Every Size, and a Feminist Latina event.  Keep an eye out! And if you have ideas, thoughts or feedback please emailsewrc@pdx.edu.
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Charles Claringbold

About Charles Claringbold

Southeast Campus Editor, Charles was a member of the team that created, edited, and published the PCC Southeast literary journal Center Street in the spring of 2015. He is a published poet and musician who plays baritone saxophone with the PCC band at Cascade. He is also the band leader, singer, songwriter, and guitar player of Portland’s own punk rock doo-wop group Dartgun and the Vignettes. Charles returned to school after a long career as an executive chef, 30 years after graduating from high school. Inspired by their children’s success in college, Charles and his wife Christine both returned to school in the spring of 2014. Since then Charles has immersed himself in the creative writing program at the SE campus. He cites English department chair Jessica Johnson and poetry instructor John Morrison for additional inspiration and motivation. Charles plans to continue with the writing and music programs and is excited to join the of The Bridge as editor for the SE campus.