Red Zone Sexual Violence Awareness Campaign!

THIS SUNDAY the Women’s Center and Volunteers will place 3,250 red flags on campus in the Condon Lawn off 13th that represent the number of students who, based on a university our size, will be harmed by sexual violence during the school year. The first six weeks of the school year have a heightened risk for sexual violence – this time is known as The Red Zone.

Please help us set up on Sunday, October 20th beginning at 12pm and tear down on Sunday, October 27th beginning at 12pm!

SIGN UPS: Red Zone Sign Ups

*Please note that all Volunteers will be required to sign a Volunteer Release Form in order to participate. Forms will be provided at the event.

Photo courtesy of @kaushalsapkotaphotography

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Toiletry Drive!

The WC has begun our annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Toiletry Drive! Until November 8th we will be collecting toiletries and personal products to support survivors of dating and domestic violence as they transition to new lives. All donations will go directly to Womenspace, First Place Family Center, HIV Alliance as well as a new addition this year – Centro Latino Americano!

Please look for the purple bins around campus or stop into the Women’s Center in EMU 012 to donate!

We appreciate any assistance you can provide to support survivors of dating and domestic violence in our community.

We’re Hiring a Disability Justice Coordinator!

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:

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 Method:

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.

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