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Women's Resource Center

The Cornell Women's Resource Center is dedicated to serving the entire Cornell community with mutual respect, honesty, and openness. The CWRC values people of all genders coming together to end sexism, along with all forms of oppression and maintaining an environment where all are free to affirm and celebrate their differences and commonalties.

APPLY TO BE A MEMBER OF THE 2015-2016 WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER EXECUTIVE BOARD!

WRC Board Application 2015-16

The mission of the Cornell WRC is to foster a more vibrant campus community by supporting the full and active participation of women students in both their personal and educational pursuits at Cornell. By providing a centralized location for information, resources and referral, support, educational programming and outreach, the WRC hopes to create discussion and awareness of issues pertinent to the lives of women, including topics such as body image, violence against women, and the right to reproductive choice. The WRC seeks to create a safe and supportive environment for all students. Check out the WRC's Facebook page for more information.

The WRC Executive Board welcomes participation from people of all races, sexualities, genders, classes, and feminisms. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Applications are due by 1:00pm on Friday, May 1st, 2015

More information about this position can be found on our application. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Leena Kulkarni.

Take Back the Night, 2015

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FRIDAY, APRIL 24th

The annual Take Back the Night March and Rally is taking shape in Ithaca!

Rally with the community to support all survivors of abuse and envision an end to sexual assault, domestic violence, rape and child sexual abuse.

Marches leave sharply as listed below:

  • Cornell from Ho Plaza at 6:30 pm
  • Ithaca College from Textor Circle at 6:15 pm
  • Community from GIAC at 6:45 pm

All marches lead to Dewitt Park for the rally with speakers, performers and survivor speak-outs all beginning at 7 pm. 

For more information visit www.ithacatbtn.weebly.com which will regularly be updated with details and information about Take Back the Night and other events taking place throughout our community during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

 

 

 

 

We Step Into the Light seeks THRIVERS!

We Step Into the Light is a project that raises awareness about sexual assault, relationship violence, gender-based violence, and stalking through art created for “thrivers,” which is a term that has been chosen to replace the term “survivors.”

Volunteer thrivers will be paired with volunteer artists and together they will create a work of art celebrating the thriver.

Art for this project can be of any form, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, poetry, song, and dance.

The art focuses on the dreams, goals, passions, and ambitions of the thriver rather than on the assault the thriver experienced. Through a series of interactions with the artists, the thriver inspires the artist, who will then capture (in collaboration with the thriver) the essence of the thriver who lives a full life beyond the experience of violence.

The art pieces are gifts made for the thrivers.

In “We Step Into the Light,” we recognize the power of art to inspire those who have suffered emotional and physical trauma to see their beauty and find their strength to live the lives they have always wanted. We also recognize that in addition to providing an opportunity for healing and comfort, art has the power to raise awareness about the prevalence of assault and give the community an opportunity to better understand and support thrivers.

The artwork will be exhibited in an opening reception on Friday, April 10th from 6pm - 9pm in the Clark Atrium at the Physical Sciences Building on the Cornell University Campus. The artwork will then be displayed in the Mann Library Gallery from Saturday, April 11th to Friday, April 17th.

For more information about “We Step Into the Light,” please see here:

www.WeStepIntoTheLight.wee bly.com

Please contact Angela to participate.

 

Please marvel at our new logo!

And look for new printed materials, promotional materials, and swag with our new design coming soon!

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Feminism: Food For Thought has started!

Thursdays @ 6:30pm

Flora Rose House Common Room (next to the dining hall)

Thursdays, from 6:30-8 PM

This week's topic is: TBD

*Free Meal Swipe, for those without a meal plan*

We invite everyone in the Cornell community to join us for dinner and a thought-provoking conversation in an informal setting. All are welcome.

We have a new discussion topic or invited guest each week.
Suggestions for discussion topics are encouraged (email Danielle at dmo63@cornell.edu)

This year marks our sixth year of this weekly informal discussion. All are welcome to join us!

 

VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood


Come get involved with VOX on campus! Cornell's chapter of VOX works closely with the Cornell Woman's Resource Center and Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes using fun activities and events to educate young Americans about threats to reproductive health and freedom and mobilizes them to get involved. VOX aims to educate and inspire a new generation of young adults to advocate reproductive freedom. Come to our meetings at 4:30pm on Wednesdays. Meetings take place in Willard Straight Hall 413 (the Art Gallery)! To find out more information visit our facebook page at VOX-Voices-for-Planned-Parenthood-at-Cornell or email us.

 

Get your Consent t-shirt!

The Sexual Violence Resistance Network in cooperation with the Women's Resource Center proudly announces the arrival of Consent shirts! The shirts were created by an alumnus last semester in order to raise awareness of the importance of consent in sexual relationships. Each shirt is printed on American Apparel, soft, union-made, sweatshop-free materials. They are $10 each and all proceeds go to the Advocacy Center of Ithaca. Please help support this initiative by purchasing a t-shirt for yourself or a friend!

The Sexual Violence Resistance Network is a safe space for allies and survivors of sexual assault to organize and direct actions against rape culture in our community. We are open to everyone and meet throughout the school year. For more information, please e-mail SVResistanceNetwork@gmail.com

To support the Advocacy Center and order your t-shirt, please contact Laura. Sizes large and extra large are available. (please note: the shirts run small)

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Click here for a closer look at the shirt's message.