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WRC staff are here to offer connection, resources, and advocacy to support the success of all women and gender minority students. Students of all genders are welcome to all PCC WRC programming, events, and services.

Looking for WRC staff? All individual WRC staff contact info is below, or you can find us via:

Email: wrc@pcc.edu
Phone: 971-722-6051
Instagram: @pccwrc

What we offer

  • Support for accessing and navigating campus and community resources.
  • Free college credit academic success programs, including Transiciones Oeste, a program fully in Spanish.
  • The Illumination Project, a nationally lauded student leadership and social justice theater program.

  • Involvement in events, clubs, and projects related to social and gender justice.
  • Access to trained, certified Confidential Advocates who are available to support students affected by relationship and/or sexual violence, harassment, or stalking.
  • Help with reporting discrimination and harassment.
  • And so much more!

Upcoming events: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The WRCs continue to uplift the theme from the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV): “No survivor justice without racial justice” in reflection of the deep connections between systemic white supremacy and gender based violence. Over the past year, we have watched as the viral pandemic has continued to exacerbate the longstanding pandemics of “racial injustice, systemic oppression, and exploitation,” (NRVDV). 

As NRCDV writes, “Domestic violence is inextricability linked to all forms of violence, and to end domestic violence, we must dismantle anti-Blackness, other types of racism, discrimination, and structures that perpetuate oppression.” 

Although we are operating at reduced capacity at this time, we will be continuing to offer services and events focused on the ways that these pandemics disproportionately affect survivors, women and students who identify with the lived experiences of women.

Celebrating Survivors Series

Fridays, October 8th – October 29th, 12pm – 1pm. Join staff from the SY WRC to honor and celebrate a different survivor each week. Questions? Email wrc@pcc.edu

October 8th, 12pm-1pm, Celebrating Survivors: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
October 15th, 12pm-1pm, Celebrating Survivors: Tina Turner
October 22nd, 12pm-1pm, Celebrating Survivors: Janet Mock
October 29th, 12pm-1pm, Celebrating Survivors: Trevor Noah

Alum Spotlight: Meeting with Lindsey Scott, PCC Graduate

Monday, October 25th, 2021, 1pm – 2pm

Please register here and we will email you the zoom link within 24 hours of the event. All PCC student attendees are eligible to enter a drawing for a $25 grocery card. Entry form will be made available during the event.

You are invited to a special meeting with Lindsey Scott, founder of the Southeast WRC’s Returning Women’s Club.

Lindsey is a graduate of Portland Community College, a former Student Advocate at the Southeast Women’s Resource Center, an alum of the Career Pathways Program, and a graduate of Portland Community College’s Addiction Counseling Program.

She is currently a full time professional addiction counselor at the NARA Youth Residential Treatment Center, where she supports Native American/Alaskan Native youth. She recently earned her Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor I certification.

Lindsey will be sharing strategies she’s learned on her journey returning to school as a non-traditional student, obtaining her AAS Addiction Counseling degree and transitioning into the professional addiction treatment field.

This workshop is free and open to anyone who would like to attend. Hosted by the SE WRC. Email sewrc@pcc.edu.

If you need any accommodations for any events please contact Disability Services by phone: 971-722-3441, video phone: 503-928-5875, or email: disability.services@pcc.edu.

Dating in the time of COVID: Workshop with Nico Judd of the SE QRC

Thursday, October 28, 2021, 12pm-1:30pm

Please register here and we will email you the zoom link within 24 hours of the event. All PCC student attendees are eligible to enter a drawing for a $25 grocery card. Entry form will be made available during the event.

Remote relationships? Masked make outs? Socially distanced sex?
Let’s face it: Dating under COVID is weird. Come join us for a workshop to talk through strategies for negotiating consent, safety, pleasure, and FUN in these strange conditions.

This workshop is open to PCC students across the gender and sexuality spectrum. Please submit your questions in advance (to be addressed anonymously) via this form.

Hosted by the SE WRC & SE QRC. Questions? Email sewrc@pcc.edu.

Nico Judd, MA, PSS (they/them) is a radical queer/pangender activist who works toward expanding society’s conception of sex, gender, and the human body. They have worked in the public health and social services fields for over 15 years to provide accessible and inclusive Sexual Wellness education to ALL people, but especially those who are systematically excluded from these conversations. They now serve as the Queer Resource Center Coordinator for PCC’s SE campus.

Nico enjoys talking about socially taboo topics related to mental health, addiction, sex work, queerness, bodily autonomy, HIV/STIs, and social inequity under capitalism; and holds an open invitation for non-judgmental discussion. Their goal is to facilitate radically honest conversations that can empower people to define their own comfort level regarding risk and pleasure, deepen their understanding of available services, and organize alongside others to demand increased access to the healthcare they and their communities deserve.

If you need any accommodations for any events please contact Disability Services by phone: 971-722-3441, video phone: 503-928-5875, or email: disability.services@pcc.edu.

Healthier Relationships and Substance Use: What Works for You? A Workshop with Kiera Hansen of the PCC Rock Creek Women’s Resource Center

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2021, please join us for Healthier Relationships and Substance Use: What Works for You? A Workshop with Kiera Hansen of the PCC Rock Creek Women’s Resource Center. 

Thursday, October 21, 2021, 2pm – 4pm

Please register here and we will share the zoom link within 24 hours of the event.
All PCC student attendees are eligible to enter a drawing for a $25 grocery card.

Active and past substance use (illegal and legal drugs, alcohol, etc) impact our interpersonal relationships just as past and current relationships impact the role of substances in our lives. During this workshop, we will use participant-centered and harm-reduction based models to facilitate information sharing, dialogue and self-reflection to gain a better understanding of the interactions of substance use and relationships in our own lives and leave with a better understanding of what feels good for ourselves. 

Kiera Hansen, MSW (they/them) identifies as non-binary, queer and chronically-ill. They have spent the last nearly 2 decades working with survivors of trauma in a myriad of social service, public health and community-based settings. Because of their lived experiences and impactful relationships, they bring a specific interest to working at the intersections of trauma, substance use, sex work/sex trade, sexual health, incarceration and intimate partner violence. Kiera is currently the Women’s Resource Center Coordinator for PCC’s Rock Creek Campus. They also teach part time in the College Success and Career Guidance department.

Kiera’s educational and facilitation goals are to co-create a container where positive and negative judgements are assumed and attendees are asked to notice and be accountable for them as they occur, lived experiences are centered, the messiness and stigmatized stories of surviving can be shared and listened to with an open-mind and heart, vulnerability and humility are valued and community and self-care are encouraged. Kiera believes that centering the needs, stories and lived experiences of those in our communities who experience the most harm by past and present systems of oppression will lead to a better future for everyone.

This workshop is free and open to anyone who would like to attend. Hosted by the SE WRC & RC WRC. Questions? Email sewrc@pcc.edu.

If you need any accommodations for any events please contact Disability Services by phone: 971-722-3441, video phone: 503-928-5875, or email: disability.services@pcc.edu.

Check back soon for more events!

Clubs

Returning Women’s Club

Join in for support from other women returning to college or starting college at a non-traditional age. Build community, share resources, get support connecting to campus! Questions? Email sewrc@pcc.edu.

Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance Club

Fall Term 2021: Tuesdays 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join in for conversation on feminist issues, open mic events, book group, and more! To sign up email wrc@pcc.edu.

Title IX Awareness Club

For details or to sign up email wrc@pcc.edu.

Students with Kids Club

Fall Term 2021: Fridays 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

For details or to sign up email wrc@pcc.edu.

Club de Lectura Feminista

For details or to sign up email alicia.gonzalez16@pcc.edu.

Past event recordings

PSU WRC Creating Feminist Futures Conversation Series

Want to catch up on past offerings in this series? Here are the recordings, courtesy of the PSU Women’s Resource Center:

Campus WRCs

Each campus also has slightly different programs and resources. Visit the campus WRC page of your choice below to find out what’s available at your campus!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In addition to our DVAM events, direct service resources are available!

Have you experienced harm resulting from domestic violence, dating or intimate partner violence, sexual violence, harassment, or stalking, or do you have questions and want to talk to someone? Contact WRC staff or see the resources below:

PCC Campus Outreach & Advocacy Project

The Advocacy Project provides confidential supportive services to students who have experienced harm. This includes:

  • Safety planning
  • Case management – ongoing check ins/support
  • Provide and explain reporting options and advocacy around making a report
  • Attend Title IX interviews/meetings with student
  • Assistance with protection order application and advocacy around filing
  • Assistance with Address Confidentiality Program paperwork
  • Assistance with Crime Victims Compensation
  • TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
  • SNAP (food benefits) application
  • Short term emotional support
  • Other services based on need
Office of Equity & Inclusion

Check out the Office of Equity and Inclusion’s new website: Sexual Harassment and Misconduct at PCC for resources on how PCC can help students, staff and faculty. 

External resources
Call to Safety

Call to Safety provides a comprehensive 24/7 crisis line, follow-up advocacy for survivors, support groups, community outreach and education, and sexual assault medical advocacy. We can support crisis line callers in any language through our international language bank, and connect survivors to local culturally-specific resources or co-advocacy.

Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Hosts an online database of services relating to intimate partner and sexual violence across the state of Oregon.

Clark County WA – YWCA Clark County

Hosts both a domestic violence/intimate partner violence program and a sexual assault program.

More online resources