“Feminism is for everybody” 

bell hooks

The Women’s Resource Center @ NEIU is a brand new office on campus.  Created to address the needs of women-identified students and committed to student success, the WRC fosters empowerment and leadership through education, engagement, resources and advocacy.  The WRC cultivates community amongst students, staff and faculty and NEIU as a whole. We utilize an intersectional feminist framework with regard to multiple identities, including, but not limited to:  race, class, gender, ability, culture, sexual orientation, spirituality, gender identity and more.  We strive to create an inclusive space, welcoming of all people and all identities, meaning that ALL genders are welcome.

For more information about intersectionality, please consider taking a Women’s Studies course or checking out some readings:


http://www.socialdifference.org/files/active/0/Article__Mapping_the_Margins_by_Kimblere_Crenshaw.pdf


http://www.uk.sagepub.com/upm-data/13299_Chapter_16_Web_Byte_Patricia_Hill_Collins.pdf


The physical space of The Women’s Resource Center has yet to be constructed.  In the interim, The Director and Student Aides are eager to develop programs and resources out of the temporary office of B-130.  As we are building the capacity of the WRC @ NEIU, here are some of the topics/issues/concerns that we are thinking about:





The Women’s Resource Center @NEIU is an Institutional Member of the

American Association of University Women

Signature Programs

Women’s EmpowHERment Group: A weekly drop-in group aimed atbuilding a supportive community amongst NEIU women-identified students


All About Us Women’s Retreat: We Design It, We Define It: A weekend retreat in Lake Geneva for women identified students.  Look out for applications in February. 

  

$tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshops: This 3-hour workshop explains what the wage gap is and gives attendees the skills and resources to negotiate an equitable salary from the outset.


Pandora’s Box: A bi-weekly discussion series with focused topics about feminism, gender identity, social justice and more!


HERstory Month: March is nationally recognized as Women’s History Month and we offer many events and programs in collaboration with Women’s and Gender Studies, The Feminist Collective, Latinas In Power (LIP) and many other departments and groups.