Women's Resource Center
Due to COVID-19, all WRC services, programs, and events will be virtual for the Fall 2020 semester. You can visit our virtual front desk every Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm by clicking here. We highly encourage you to follow us on Instagram (@sdsuwrc) and/ or sign up to our weekly email newsletter to stay up to date with our programming. Please email us at [email protected] to sign up for our newsletter or to ask any questions.
The WRC serves womxn and all people who face gender-based oppression. Through an intersectional feminist lens, the WRC offers leadership opportunities, the Brave Project (a training on sexual violence), educational and healing events that address gender justice, and the Women and Gender Equity (WAGE) program which serves incoming first-year students interested in feminism. This Fall, the WRC is also rolling out two initiatives to increase support for womxn in STEM and support for parent students!
Why a Womxn’s Center?
We use the spelling “womxn” to acknowledge that womxn have been traditionally understood through their relationships to “men” and to challenge this. This spelling of womxn is also to intentionally signal that our space serves gender-oppressed people who may or may not be women - specifically, transgender men, non-binary people, gender nonconforming people, genderqueer people, two-spirit people, and femmes, while acknowledging that not all of these groups identify with the term “womxn.” All people are welcome to our center and we hope everyone can find community in our space, regardless of their gender identity. Along with this, it is important for us to acknowledge that mainstream feminism has too often been racist and transphobic, prioritizing the needs and viewpoints of white cisgender womxn. In our space, we strive to challenge racism, anti-Blackness, and trans-exclusion and center the needs of our most marginalized community members.