The Women’s Resource Center offers programming in the form of educational events, community building events, workshops and presentations, and internships.
Please read more below.
- Educational Events
- Community Building Events
- Presentation & Workshop Requests
- Gender Justice Scholars (GJS)
WRC hosts an educational workshop series called “Coffee and Conversations” which provides a space for students to engage in critical discussion and analysis of various issues as a community while enjoying coffee and snacks!
Each semester, we select a particular issue to focus on that matters to our community. In Fall 2023, the C&C topic we'll be focusing on is rest as a form of resistance to capitalism and white supremacy, inspired and guided by the work of activist and founder of The Nap Ministry, Tricia Hersey.
Additionally, starting this year, each Coffee and Conversation workshop will be followed by a praxis session. The purpose behind praxis sessions is to put the theories and ideas discussed in C&C workshops into practice through hands-on experience and activities.
In 2023-24, workshops will be held on Tuesdays, and praxis sessions will follow them on Thursdays. All C&C workshops and praxis sessions will be held from 3-4:30 PM in the Union Den. Click the links below to see more details and register:
- Workshop - "Rest Is Resistance 101: What is Grind Culture?" - Tuesday, September 12
- Praxis Session - "Rest Practice with UCC" - Thursday, September 14
- Workshop - "Grind Culture in Academia" - Tuesday, October 3
- Praxis Session - "Resting through Art: Creating Rest Deck Cards" - Thursday, October 5
- Workshop - "Deprogramming from Grind Culture" - Tuesday, November 7
- Praxis Session - "Resting through Reflection: Tree of LifeActivity with EDI's Embedded Therapist" Thursday, November 9
Keep posted on upcoming sessions by following our Instagram page, @uofuwrc !
Community Building Events
The WRC has a variety of community building activities in the works for Fall 2023! All community building events will take place in the Women's Resource Center Lounge (Union 411). Click the links below to see more details and register:
- Fall '23 Kickoff - Wednesday, August 30, 2-5 PM
- Puzzles 'n' Popcorn - Wednesday, September 27, 12-3 PM
- Ghost Painting with WRC - Friday, October 20, 12-3 PM
- Cookies and Crafts - Wednesday, November 15, 12-3 PM
- De-Stress Event - Wednesday, December 6, 12-3 PM
We would love to have you stop by our community building events this Semester! Keep an eye on this page or on our Instagram (@uofuwrc ) for event updates and details!
WRC is building the number of presentation and workshop offerings available to the campus community. Currently, community members can request a WRC staff member to present an overview of WRC services and programs.
Requests can be submitted here.
Gender Justice Scholars Internship
WRC and the Gender Studies department are partnering to offer 3 internship positions with the WRC for the 2024-2025 academic year. Each intern will earn a $1500 scholarship each semester.
Eligible candidates must:
- Major or minor in Gender Studies
- Successfully complete GNDR 2500 (majors can substitute GNDR 2500 with either GNDR 1100 or GNDR3690) in Fall 2023 and enroll in GNDR 3500 in Spring 2024
- Apply for a WRC internship position in Spring 2024
Chosen interns must:
- Commit to attending WRC staff orientation in August 2024
- Commit to 100 internship hours each semester in 2024-2025 academic year
- Produce a group project (interns' choice, e.g., podcast, workshop, art installation, etc.) with other GJS interns based on knowledge gained in GS and through WRC meeting
Interested students can apply via this webpage starting in March 2024.