Women's Resource Center
Join us for Take Back the Week 2022
Nationally, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Each year, SDSU's Sexual Violence Task Force hosts "Take Back the Week" (TBTW) in order to raise awareness about sexual assault and provide spaces to center survivors’ healing and resilience. Campus partners such as the WRC, Wellbeing and Health Promotion, Student Life & Leadership, Counseling & Psychological Services, and multiple student organizations coordinate a rich week of content. This year, TBTW will take place from April 11 to April 15. To see the line up of events, please visit sdsu.edu/wrcprograms.
The WRC serves womxn and all people who face gender-based oppression. Through an intersectional feminist lens, the WRC offers leadership opportunities, the Brave Project (a training on sexual violence prevention), educational and healing events that address gender justice, and the Women and Gender Equity (WAGE) program which serves incoming first-year students interested in feminism. The WRC also supports Pregnant and Parenting Students through a monthly newsletter and is home to a Womxn in STEM support group hosting study sessions, peer-supported social spaces, and faculty-led lectures on increasing equity and access to the field for gender-minoritized students.
Why a Womxn’s Center?
We use the spelling “womxn” to acknowledge that womxn have been traditionally understood through their relationships to “men” and to challenge this. This spelling of womxn is also to intentionally signal that our space serves gender-oppressed people who may or may not be women - specifically, transgender men, non-binary people, gender nonconforming people, genderqueer people, two-spirit people, and femmes, while acknowledging that not all of these groups identify with the term “womxn.” All people are welcome to our center and we hope everyone can find community in our space, regardless of their gender identity. Along with this, it is important for us to acknowledge that mainstream feminism has too often been racist and transphobic, prioritizing the needs and viewpoints of white cisgender womxn. In our space, we strive to challenge racism, anti-Blackness, and trans-exclusion and center the needs of our most marginalized community members.