Resources and Activities
For the second year in a row, the American Association of University Women (AAUW)-Stockton Branch is collaborating with the Pacific Women's Resource Center to offer a scholarship for a Pacific student to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders in 2014. The nation's premier leadership and career development conference for college women, the event is co-sponsored by AAUW and NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Contact Corrie Martin for application information!
- Lean In Circles for faculty, staff and students
- Stitch 'n Bitch: All genders welcome to this bi-monthly group for knitters and crochet-afficionados facilitated by Kimberlee DeRushia, Psy.D., (Lic. No. PSY 24992). Beginners welcome and the only rule is that you have to "stitch" if you plan to "bitch."
- Graduate Women's Network: Monthly peer mentoring group for women graduate students.
- Assertive Communication Workshop: Six-week training program to develop honest and effective communication skills that can improve self-esteem and strengthen relationships.
- Pacific Women Connect: a campus network for faculty and staff.
Contact Corrie Martin for information about any of these groups!
Women's Resource Center Library
Books and other media on women's issues are available to browse or check out in the Women's Resource Center. A broad variety of topics are represented, such as physical and psychological health, sexual issues, discrimination, and career and family. The Women's Resource Center also subscribes to several magazines, including Latina, Essence, Audrey, Ms. and Self.
See the current inventory of books and other items available on the Women's Resource Center bookshelf.
The Women's Resource Center has an ongoing drive for books, CDs and movies. If you have relevant items you are willing to donate, please bring them to the Women's Resource Center or contact the Women's Resource Center. You may also make a cash donation to the Women's Resource Center Library Fund to support book purchases.
Receive one of our prized "Babe Bux" stickers in exchange for your donation!
The Vagina Monologues
Don't miss your chance to be a part of this empowering, hilarious, inspirational and transformative production! TVM is also a student organization and we are currently preparing for the show to be performed on March 15 and 16, 2013 in the DeRosa Center ballroom. Email Alexis Duclos to join up! We need actors, stage hands and all kinds of volunteers! Auditions start in September 2012.
Pacific Feminists Club
Pacific Feminists is a student-led organization dedicated to discussing issues and raising questions about women's status in society—both in the United States and around the globe. The club participates in many events and actions to raise awareness about gender and social justice. Pacific Feminist meetings are a place of learning, self-love and empowerment, and the group welcomes with open arms both women and men who are interested in exploring such topics or participating in Pacific Feminist events. Contact the Women's Resource Center to get connected!
This new program was launched in 2011 with funding from the Avon Foundation and m.powerment by Mark. Pacific's Women's Resource Center was one of only 20 nation-wide to receive the m.powerment grant in support of its efforts to break the cycle of dating abuse and partner violence on campus. S2S peer educators receive training to develop and deliver workshops, discussions and other activities that promote healthy relationships. CLICK HERE to see results from our assessment of the program's impact on peer educators' leadership development. CLICK HERE to read a report on our first year by graduate student Ester Rafanan on the program. Thanks to generous funding from the Verizon Foundation, S2S will continue to raise awareness about domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking on campus in 2013-2014!
Women's Resource Center on Facebook
The Women's Resource Center Facebook page provides a forum for individuals who are actively involved in women's issues at Pacific or are members of the Pacific Feminists Club to share ideas, stay in touch, and coordinate events. We encourage new members to join our forum!
Cultural Heritage Months
The Women's Resource Center actively participates in Cultural Heritage Month activities at Pacific. Contact us to collaborate!
Pacific's Gender Studies Program
The Gender Studies Program at Pacific is an interdisciplinary program that offers a minor (and self-designed major) to students interested in the study of gender. Gender Studies organizes and co-sponsors various events and activities throughout the year, often collaborating with the Women's Resource Center, PRIDE Center, Ethnic Studies Program and other areas of the University.
Safe Zone Program
"Safe Zone" is a training program that aims to increase the visibility, understanding and acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) persons on college campuses.
The idea behind Safe Zone is to establish an area where people can feel free to discuss their sexual orientation in a caring, supportive environment.
Safe Zone is sponsored by Counseling Services, the PRIDE Center and Multicultural Affairs and the Women's Resource Center. To learn more about the program contact Devon Guidoux (Pride Center Coordinator) by email or by calling 209.946.7707
Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon 2013
Do you know a woman at Pacific who has made a significant contribution to the local community or the world? Is she someone who has been a leader for other women or who has worked hard to advance women's issues? The Pacific Women of Distinction Awards are given out annually to honor such women. Students, faculty, staff and community members are eligible to receive the awards, and recipients are honored at a ceremony during Women's History Month. Contact Corrie Martin for more information about how to nominate a Woman of Distinction. CLICK HERE to read a report on the impact of the event written by a graduate student for a course on assessment! Click the link below for a complete list of past recipients.