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Southeast Women’s Resource Center

Hours and location

  • Follow: Instagram @pccsewrc
  • Location: Southeast Campus, Mt. Tabor Hall, Room 148.
  • Contact: call 971-722-6055 or email sewrc@pcc.edu. You can also contact our Coordinator or Program Specialist directly.
  • Hours:  Hours may change due to staffing availability:
    • Mondays: 10am – 1:30pm
    • Tuesdays: 10am – 3pm
    • Wednesdays: 10am – 4pm
    • Thursdays: 10am – 4pm
    • Fridays: Closed.
  • Closed: Fridays, Finals Week through Break.

Calendar of events

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.

All events are free and open to PCC students, faculty, and staff.

Staff: Feminist Union Local 82

Second Thursday of the month, 8:30am-9:30am, TLC (Tabor 109): January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14.

More info about the Staff: Feminist Union Local 82 event

The SE Women’s Resource Center invites PCC instructors/staff to join in this informal, weekly networking session. Feminists of all genders are welcome to come start your day off right! Our goals are: seek opportunities for collaboration, practice info-sharing about our work, identify and lift up our collective invisible labor, and enjoy supportive community.

Breakfast snacks, coffee and tea will be offered. Questions? Contact jess.amo@pcc.edu, SE WRC Coordinator. See you there!

Returning Women’s Club

Wednesdays 1/8/2020 – 3/11/2020, 2pm – 3pm, SE WRC (Tabor 148)

More info about the Returning Women’s Club

Feeling alone and out of place on campus? The oldest woman in every class? Uncomfortable and overwhelmed? Come join other women who are coming to college as older adults. Our experience is our strength! Join us for community, receive support, identify your skills, and learn more about campus resources. We meet Wednesdays January 8 – March 11, 2pm – 3pm, SE WRC (Tabor 148). Snacks available!

Questions? Stop by the SE WRC or email Lindsey at sewrc@pcc.edu.

Anti-Street Harassment: Stop Telling Women to Smile

Tuesday, 1/21/2020, 11am – 1pm, Mt. Tabor Great Hall

More info about the Anti-Street Harassment event

Many of our students are targeted on their ways to campus – all students deserve to get to school safely. We will be sharing our experiences and creating art to empower ourselves and each other. Featuring the work of artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh and her Stop Telling Women to Smile street art project.

Self Defense Workshop Series

Three Tuesdays: January 21, January 28 and February 4, 2020; 12:15pm – 1:15pm, Tabor 109 

More info about the Self Defense Workshop Series

Join PCC instructor and Tae Kwon Do 4th degree black belt Teresa Langford for simple, practical self-defense skills. While we work to address the root causes of violence, we recognize that having the chance to practice setting and maintaining boundaries can help support our personal safety. Open to PCC students and staff of all genders. Sign up now to reserve your spot for the Self Defense Workshop Series!

Let’s Get Physical: Inclusive Fitness

Four Wednesdays: February 5, February 12, February 19 & February 26, 2020. 10am – 11am, PCC SE Dance Studio (Tabor 102). Drop-in is ok – but try to come to all four weeks if you can. Sign up for the inclusive fitness class!

More info about Let’s Get Physical: Inclusive Fitness

Free 4 week class for women & LGBTQ+ people! Many LGBTQ people and women don’t see themselves represented or included in traditional gyms and workout environments. The hyper-masculine and gendered environment that centers thinness as the ultimate goal excludes and marginalizes many people. In partnership with PCC’s Physical Education department, the SE QRC & SE WRC are hosting a free four week inclusive fitness class.

This class will be taught at a beginner level (no prior experience/training needed) and modifications

for exercises will be offered to accommodate all abilities. This class holds and centers the values of: anti-oppressive space, weight neutrality, non-gendered language/framework, Health at Every Size.
PCC Fitness Technology/Exercise Science graduate, Lisa Simpson
This series will be taught by PCC Fitness Technology/Exercise Science graduate, Lisa Simpson (not to be confused with the cartoon character). Her pronouns are she/her/hers, and in addition to her associates degree in Exercise Science, she also received certificates in Group Fitness, Healthy Older Adult Fitness, and Personal Training during her time in the program here at PCC. Her favorite fitness activities include Zumba, swimming, walking, and resistance training, and she is passionate about helping folx of all backgrounds feel included and valued in fitness settings.

Sign up for the inclusive fitness class!

#Survivorloveletter Project

Tuesday, February 11, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Mt. Tabor Great Hall 

More info about #survivorloveletter project:

Stop by and create a card for a survivor or for yourself! Show love to a survivor of violence and oppression. Featuring the art of the #survivorloveletter project.

SE QRC & SE WRC staff will have supplies available to make thoughtful notes you can share with all the people you love.

Questions? Stop by the SE WRC or SE QRC, or email sewrc@pcc.edu


International Women’s Day: Jimena Alvarado on “Women’s Work: Babies, Caretaking, and Migration.”

Wednesday, March 4, 10am – 11:50am, Mt. Tabor Hall 143

More info about International Women’s Day:

PCC Instructor Jimena Alvarado
Join PCC Instructor Jimena Alvarado for a guided conversation about labor rights, carework, globalization, and migration. Let’s talk about the magic tricks that erase/make invisible the largest group of workers. How does exploitation trickle down? What’s a “global care chain”? Let’s honor International Women’s Day by talking about solidarity and global change.

Jimena Alvarado teaches Women’s and Gender Studies at SE, and she has a huge crush on her job. She’s passionate about flipped classrooms: bringing learners into the center of the experience through problem-solving and applied scenarios. Her experiences as a queer central american immigrant shape the way she teaches, and she loves teaching intersectionality every day.

Menstrual Justice Workshop

Thursday, February 20th, 12:30 – 1:30pm, SE WRC (Tabor 149), 

More info about the Menstrual Justice Workshop

Come talk with GladRags about how to make your period environmentally sustainable . Learn about the many reusable menstrual products that could be available to you. Help the earth and your wallet!!

PCC students of all genders welcome.

Reserve your spot for the Menstrual Justice Workshop. 

Body Positivity Workshop

Thursday, March 5th, 12pm – 2pm, Mt Tabor Great Hall. 

More info about the Body Positivity Workshop

Combating violence against bodies includes confronting violent words or messages that your body is wrong, not enough, too much, or needs to be changed. Stop by the display to add your comments: what is the impact of critique and shame towards our bodies? What can we do to foster appreciation and acceptance for our bodies just as they are? Stop by our table in the Great Hall to pick up info and leave your thoughts and ideas.

Healthy Relationships Workshops

Winter Quarter: Wednesday February 12, 10am – 11:50am, Tabor 143

Spring Quarter: Wednesday, April 8, 10am – 11:50am, location TBA

Reserve your spot for the healthy relationship workshops!

More info about the Healthy Relationships Workshop

We all deserve healthy relationships with the people in our lives: our family, our friends, our communities, and our partners/people we’re dating. Come learn concrete strategies for supporting healthy communication in all kinds of relationships. Reserve your spot for the healthy relationship workshops!

International Day of Women & Girls in Science

To be announced

More info about the International Day of Women & Girls in Science event

This event will bring focus to the accomplishments made by women in girls in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. Details forthcoming.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 1 – May 5

More info about the Sexual Assault Awareness Month events

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month! We have events here at Southeast and at all PCC Campuses. Visit pcc.edu/women for details and info on additional events.

  • Healthy Relationship Workshop: Wednesday, 10am – 11:50, location TBA. Facilitated by Response Advocate Hayley Hayes, this workshop will focus on strategies for cultivating and supporting positive, respectful relationships of all kinds. 
Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women’s Day

May 5, 2020, SE Community Center. Details to be announced

More info about the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women’s Day event

Luhui WhitebearAs part of our Sexual Assault Awareness Month offerings, we will be honoring May 5th, Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women’s Day (MMIW), by hosting a visit from Luhui Whitebear, Ast. Director of Oregon State University’s Native American Longhouse Eena Haws.

Luhui is an enrolled member of the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation. Luhui is a Ph.D. student in the Women, Gender, & 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 & reclaiming of Indigenous identity/gender roles, missing & 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.

Luhui’s visit to SE Campus is currently being shaped – stay tuned for more details to come, and please contact Jess (jess.amo@pcc.edu) if you’d like more information.

Year-End Celebration

Tuesday, June 2, 3pm – 4pm, Community Hall 

More info about the Year-End Celebration event

The SE MC, QRC & WRC will be offering a joint year-end celebration honoring the students who are completing our leadership programs. We would love to have you there! Details and invitations forthcoming – but for now please save the date!

View all our events in the Southeast WRC Google Calendar.