Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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The Women's Resource Center was established in 1974 by a coalition of women's organizations on campus. The Women's Resource Center was established in 1974 by a coalition of women's organizations on campus.
 


Where Am I Wednesday: An Inclusive Space for Women

The recently renovated Women’s Resource Center works to provide an inclusive space for support and resources offered to women around the SDSU campus.
By Sabrina Shahawi
 

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) at San Diego State University strives to provide a vibrant and inclusive space that educates, empowers and advocates for women’s rights and issues. The WRC aims to engage all students in discourse and programs that help create a feminist gender-conscious campus climate. The center helps to provide the tools and resources necessary to cultivate socially responsible campus and community leadership.

“It is important to have spaces on campus where students who experience forms of marginalization can build community, explore issues that impact them, and find support,” said WRC Coordinator Jessica Nare.

The center is located next to the Pride Center on the corner of Lindo Paseo and Campanile and serves to provide support and advocacy, empower student voices, connect community members to resources and create and facilitate educational programs and events.

The center offers a survivor circle for students who have experienced dating or sexual violence that meets twice a month and a Working Moms group that meets once a month. Counseling and Psychological Services also offer a weekly Women's Empowerment Group that meets weekly at the center. In the fall, the WRC will introduce additional sexual violence prevention and intervention training available to anyone in the SDSU campus community.