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Virtual WRC

WRC staff are here to offer connection, resources, and advocacy to support the success of all women and gender minority students. All genders welcome.

Come visit the Virtual WRC on Zoom! The Virtual WRC is open Monday – Thursday, 10am-2pm.

Looking for WRC staff outside of those hours or want to contact a particular WRC staff person? All WRC staff contact info is below.

Are you in need of additional resources?

If you have experience harm resulting from domestic violence, dating/intimate partner violence, sexual violence, harassment, or stalking, or have questions and want to talk to someone, please contact the following support services:

PCC resources
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

The Advocacy Project Response Lead, Hayley Hayes, is available Monday – Friday, 8am-4pm at hayley.hayes@pcc.edu or 503-619-7041.

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

What we offer

  • Support for accessing and navigating campus and community resources.
  • Free college credit academic success programs, including a program fully in Spanish.
  • Help with reporting discrimination and harrassment.
  • 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, harrassment, or stalking.
  • And so much more!

Upcoming events

Ongoing – Free Menstrual Products

The Menstrual Project is providing FREE reusable menstrual products through the Eco Social Justice Grant to help students and PCC reduce their waste and lower the amount of money used on menstrual products. Free to all PCC students!

April 14 – PCC Counseling, Coping with Trauma: Self Awareness

Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

April 19 – PCC Counseling, Coping with Trauma: Identifying Your Needs

Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

April 20 – PSU WRC presents You are an Epic: Healing with Dance, Story, and Song

Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

NEVE invites you to take yourself seriously as you let yourself play and explore. Utilizing contemporary dance improvisation techniques and games, as well as trans-disciplinary approaches to casually composing your own hero’s journey dance musical, participants have the opportunity to be kind to themselves while they travel through space and time. This is a disability justice (an anti-racist, disabled BIPOC-led intersectional political movement for the collective access and liberation of all) grounded workshop. This workshop wants you as you are. You are epic. You are a traveler. You are a survivor. Welcome to (y)our story. Learn more and register for Healing with Dance, Story, and Song.

NEVE (they/he) is a Nubian (Indigenous Sudanese), Southwest Asian, and Celtic/Germanic American enchantrexx of queer joy and consequences (read: Black American, Indigenous, Arab, queer, multigender femme, trans, Disabled performing artist freak). He is a 2020 Pina Bausch Fellow, an award-winning actor and filmmaker, a founder and member of Access-Centered Movement and its connected Coast Salish Territories-based dance/theatre/film production company, Mouthwater, and the President Elect/Vice President of the Dance Educator’s Association of Washington. They are currently an arts writer and contributing poet at The South Seattle Emerald and has also been published in Curve Magazine, The Black Scholar, Everyday Feminism, ModelViewCulture, Plenitude Magazine, and MaximumRockNRoll, among others.

Hosted by the PSU Women’s Resource Center.

April 20 – Menstruation 101 Workshop

Unsure about periods but don’t know who to ask? Want the latest info on all things menstruation? Come for a gender-inclusive conversation on anatomy, the menstrual cycle and available products. Questions welcome!

All student attendees will have the option of receiving free, reusable menstrual products if they would like. (Want a free product but can’t attend the event? Complete the registration form and let us know!)

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

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

April 22 – What’s Going on in Burma: From Military Dictatorship to Women with Smartphones

Come chat with Huai Ciang, a SE WRC student leader from Myanmar, about the background and history of the current issues in Myanmar/Burma. The hope is to spread awareness on what’s happening in Myanmar and let everyone know how they can support.

This event is free and open to the public. Feel free to share this registration form with anyone who might like to attend.

April 22 – PSU WRC presents Take Back the Night with Tourmaline

Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

ASL and English live captioning will be provided. Free and open to the public!

Tourmaline is an artist, archivist, activist and filmmaker who lives and works in New York. She has received widespread recognition for the impact of her work, including being named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020. Building upon her long-standing experience as a community organizer, her research mines archival sources, tracing historical lineages of marginalized and excluded communities.

By centering and inscribing black, brown, trans, and queer historical figures and narratives, she directly challenges dominant cultural histories and storytelling. Her work honors and links antecedents of resistance with current possibilities for liberation, and offers models in which to broadly imagine and thrive within self-actualization. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; and the Tate, London. She has been included in many exhibitions and screenings, including The New Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, among others, and has been featured in numerous publications, including Artforum, Frieze, The New York Times, The New Yorker, ArtNews, and Vogue.

This year she opened her first solo gallery exhibition of films and self-portrait photographs entitled Pleasure Garden at Chapter NY, which was met with critical acclaim. Zoom link will be emailed week of the event.

April 28 – PCC Counseling, Coping with Trauma: Boundary Setting

Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

April 29 – Film screening: Daughter, Sister, Mother

Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Join us for a film screening of the film Daughter, Sister, Mother. This is a short Spanish-language documentary about a young Mexican trans woman. Shakey, star of the film, and filmmaker Dr. Teresa Delfin will be at the screening to discuss the film.

Dr. Teresa Delfín is a Los Angeles-based anthropologist and filmmaker. She grew up in both Mexico and the US and has done extensive research on gender and sexuality in Latin America. She currently teaches anthropology at Cal Poly Pomona. Her film, “Daughter, Sister, Mother,” was the official film selection for Vallarta Pride, 2018.

This is a collaborative event with the SE QRC, QTPOC Club, and the SE WRC. Questions? Email sewrc@pcc.edu.

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

May 5 – Luhui Whitebear and guests: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women/Relatives’ Day

Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

As part of our Sexual Assault Awareness Month offerings, we will be honoring May 5, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Day (MMIW), by hosting a livestreamed conversation lead by Luhui Whitebear. Guest details to be announced.

Luhui Whitebear (she/her) is an enrolled member of the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation. Luhui is a Ph.D. student in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality program at Oregon State University as well as the Assistant Director of the OSU Native American Longhouse Eena Haws.

Luhui is a mother, poet, and Indigenous activist. Her research focuses on Indigenous rhetorics, Indigeneity and reclaiming of Indigenous identity/gender roles, missing and murdered Indigenous women, Indigenous resistance movements, and natural resource protection. Her most recent projects include the incorporation of heteropatriarchy in Native traditions as well as intergenerational Indigenous activism with the Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance Movement.

Event offered by PCC SE Native Nations Club, PCC SE Multicultural Center, PCC SE Women’s Resource Center and the PCC Campus Outreach and Advocacy Project.

Questions? Email jess.amo@pcc.edu.

May 6 – What’s Going on in Burma: From Military Dictatorship to Women with Smartphones

Come chat with Huai Ciang, a SE WRC student leader from Myanmar, about the background and history of the current issues in Myanmar/Burma. The hope is to spread awareness on what’s happening in Myanmar and let everyone know how they can support.

This event is free and open to the public. Feel free to share this registration form with anyone who might like to attend.

May 20 – Dr. Katy Ho & PCC API Club

This meeting of PCC’s API Club is a special event in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Please join us to talk with guest Dr. Katy Ho, PCC Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Details to follow. This event is open to ALL PCC students and staff.

Clubs

PCC Asian Pacific Islander Club

Are you an API student at PCC looking to connect with community and get support? Interested in joining a new PCC API Club? Sign up and I’ll send you info as it becomes available! Signing up just lets me know that you might be interested in coming to meetings or events – you don’t have to do anything and there’s no big commitment.

My name is Huai, and I work at the PCC SE Women’s Resource Center. As part of my leadership work I am starting a PCC API Club, and I hope other PCC API students will join.

Our draft mission statement: “The mission of the PCC API Club is to engage PCC API students in getting connected to one another, supporting one another, and getting access to on and off campus resources. We want to use a social justice approach to our work. This includes putting on programming and events that center our complex identities, confronts colonialism and white supremacy, and advocates for equitable access to education at PCC.

Questions? Email Huai at huai.ciang@pcc.edu.

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.

Story Time with the WRC Parenting Club – starting November 16

Storytime

Join us on Zoom as PCC staff, students, and/or their kiddos read their favorite short children’s books live and via pre-recorded videos.

Weekly gift card drawing for all participants!

To read a story live or submit a recorded version, email kiera.hansen@pcc.edu.

Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance Club

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

Past event recordings

Programming and offerings

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!

Cascade WRC

Visit the Cascade WRC website »

Rock Creek WRC

Visit the Rock Creek WRC website »

Southeast WRC

Visit the Southeast WRC website »

Sylvania WRC

Visit the Sylvania WRC website »

Need advocacy support?

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 on Zoom or see the Campus Outreach and Advocacy Project.