The Siren Magazine is accepting contributions of all kinds (words, art, etc.) for THE CHOSEN FAMILY ISSUE!
Submit at SirenWC@gmail.com.
Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 15, 2019 at 11:59pm.
Women’s Center – Disability Justice Coordinator
Student Leadership Overview – 2018-19
The Women’s Center seeks to provide leadership skills through experiential learning opportunities and empowerment. Our center focuses on bridging classroom learning and student activism. The WC provides education, advocacy and support via resources, referral, event coordination, support groups, lactation space, quarterly magazine, community outreach, cultural events co-sponsored with various organizations/departments, etc. in order to promote a safe, equitable and affirming campus climate for people of all genders. Student Coordinators comprise the heart of the center’s services and programming efforts.
The mission of the Women’s Center is to advocate for the best educational and working environment for women and people of all genders at the University of Oregon. We accomplish this by working toward societal change, the ending of oppression and by supporting personal growth.
Yearly WC Events:
- “The Red Zone” Sexual Violence Awareness Campaign
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month Toiletry Drive
- Women of Color Symposium/Allyship Symposium
- Lyllye B. Parker Women of Color Speaker Series
- International Women’s Day
- Take Back the Night Rally, March and Speak Out Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
- OUT/LOUD Queer and Trans Womxn’s Performance Fest
Disability Justice Coordinator Experiential Learning Opportunities and Goals:
- Assisting the Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator to coordinate Take Back the Night Rally, March and Speak Out Against Sexual and Domestic Violence with 2019’s theme centering Disability Justice
- Developing collaborative relationships with the Accessible Education Center, the University Counseling and Testing Center and University Leadership to advocate for a more accessible campus
- Developing collaborative relationships with other student organizations, including AccessABILITY Student Union, Safe Ride, LGBTQA3, the Duck Nest, etc.
- Hosting workshops and programs designed to educate and inform the community about ableism, accessibility and inclusion
- Initiating critical dialogue with WC Staff regarding national and international events that affect Disabled women and Non-Binary People
- Contributing written content or artwork to The Siren Magazine
Selection is based on experience with disability justice and familiarity with women’s and gender issues. This Student Leader reports to the Administrative Program Assistant of the Women’s Center.
This Student Leadership Role receives a $250 monthly stipend.
Application deadline is Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 11:59pm.
Danielle Elbaz (She/Her/Hers)
Danielle is the Public Relations Coordinator at the Women’s Center. Danielle works at the WC because “I am passionate about creating a welcoming environment for students on campus where they feel safe and supported, and the Women’s Center is one of the most powerful ways I can accomplish this even in the smallest of ways.”
Katlyn Smith (She/Her/Hers)
Katlyn is the Non-Traditional Student Coordinator at the Women’s Center. Katlyn works at the WC because “I want to help create a welcoming environment for non-traditional students of all genders, where we can have a sense of community and belonging. I’m especially interested in reaching out to first-generation students and individuals from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds.”
Kiva Hanson (She/Her/Hers)
Kiva is the Visual Design Coordinator at the Women’s Center. Kiva works at the WC because “it allows me to combine my passion for activism and art, and be a part of an amazing feminist collective.”
Mecca Donovan (She/Her/Hers)
Mecca is the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator at the Women’s Center. She works at the WC because “I have a passion for empowering my peers by creating a welcoming, safe and supportive environment. I take great pride and honor in peer educating, and specifically, illuminating the importance of intersectionality while simultaneously supporting womxn and all genders on campus and in our community at large.”
Nic Francisco (They/Them/Theirs)
Nic is the LGBTQ Coordinator at the Women’s Center. Nic works at the WC because “a strong feminist collective is a dream work environment. I appreciate and feel honored to work with such passionate people, who are bright, caring, silly, and work like hell to change the world we exist in.”
Olivia Rodriguez (She/Her/Hers)
Olivia is the Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator at the Women’s Center. Olivia works at the WC to “give Sexual Assault Survivors a fierce support, belief, and validation system they can rely on to aid in their healing journey. Creating an inclusive and safe space for Womxn and people of all backgrounds, especially those from marginalized communities, is an imperative goal to the work that I do and hope to achieve on the campus.”
Shilpa Vinod (She/Her/Hers)
Shilpa is the International Student Coordinator at the Women’s Center. Shilpa works at the Women’s Center because “I am passionate about creating a safe and supportive environment for everyone on campus. Everyone at the Women’s Center is so kind and inspiring and I hope to bring the same to those around me.”
Vanessa Sanchez (She/Her, They/Them)
Vanessa is The Siren Magazine Editor-in-Chief at the Women’s Center. Vanessa works at the WC because “it is such a great force of positivity– one we need, especially in today’s social climate. I have not been a part of a group more accepting, kind, and fierce as the UO WC. We care about people, we care about education, and we care about everyone’s voices. I think that’s very special. I invite anyone curious to come in and spend some time with us! We have lots of resources and opportunities to be a force for good.”
Violet Johnson (She/Her/Hers)
Violet is the Racial Justice Coordinator at the Women’s Center. She works at the WC “because as a queer woman of color intersectional feminism plays a pivotal role in my and my peers success and well being. I strive to be an ally and advocate for my marginalized fellow students at the University of Oregon.”
Alejandra Antonio-Trejo (She/Her/Hers)
Alejandra is an Office Assistant at the Women’s Center. Alejandra works at the WC “because it represents hope. I feel fortunate to have found such an amazing community where we are all focused on empowering one another. Thanks to the women’s center I continue to learn and practice my activism towards social change.”
Edith Gomez Garcia (She/Her/Hers)
Edith is an Office Assistant at the Women’s Center. Edith works at the Women’s Center because “the Women’s Center mission is providing a safe space for students of all genders, races and ethnicities. I get to meet people who I wouldn’t have met in classes and it’s amazing to be in such a supportive environment.”
Halston Harper (She/Her/Hers)
Halton is an Office Assistant at the Women’s Center. Halton works at the WC because “I am very passionate about Women’s health, rights and well-being. In highschool I was a part of the feminist club and the women of color club, and here at the WC I hope to learn and continue to grow while being a part of something so important to me.”
KW Lau (They/Them/Theirs)
KW is an Office Assistant at the Women’s Center. KW works at the WC because “the mission of providing a safe and comforting space for many folks is something i want to always work towards and it’s so rejuvenating to work in a healing space in a world of much oppression and pain.”
Makaal Williams (She/Her/Hers)
Makaal is an Office Assistant at the Women’s Center. Makaal works at the WC because “it’s a collective of amazing humans working together to create an inclusive, safe, and welcoming space for everyone. Both within the center and out in the community.”
Paula Levy (She/Her/Hers)
Paula is an Office Assistant at the Women’s Center. Paula works at the WC because “I want to be a part of helping women and people of all genders across this campus.”
Rubby Marquez Tellez (She/Her/Hers)
Rubby is an Office Assistant at the Women’s Center. Rubby works at the WC “to stay involved with my community and educate others.”
Stasya Jackson (She/Her/Hers)
Stasya is an Office Assistant at the Women’s Center. Stasya works at the WC because “I really value the work we do here and how just our presence on this campus is something that generations of women before us really had to fight for, and I want to honor that. I also care deeply for the intersectional values the WC holds and I want to make sure I’m doing as much as I can to spread that message.”
Wendy Palafox-Arceo (She/Her/Hers)
Wendy is an Office Assistant at the Women’s Center. Wendy loves working at the WC because “it aligns with my personal beliefs of feminism and social justice is something very important for me. Also I really like the staff and helping others!”
Fatima Roohi Pervaiz (She/Her/Hers)
Fatima is the Director of the Women’s Center. Fatima works at the WC because “I believe that creating safe and affirming spaces established with dignity and respect is a revolutionary act.”
Karyn Schultz (She/Her/Hers)
Karyn is the Administrative Program Assistant of the Women’s Center. Karyn works at the WC because “the Women’s Center to provide a solid foundation for our collective’s efforts to dismantle gender oppression. And because working with y’all (WC staff) gets me up in the morning!”