The mission of the Cornell Women's Resource Center (WRC) is to foster a more vibrant campus community by supporting the full and active participation of women-identified students in both their personal and educational pursuits at Cornell. The WRC champions endeavors that support women's education, empowerment, and advancement at Cornell and beyond.

The WRC strives to be a welcoming space for people of all genders and identities. We especially encourage women of color, Black feminists/womanists, queer and trans folks, and people with disabilities to drop by, attend our programming, apply for co-sponsorships, and speak with us about your concerns.


News & Announcements

Open Mic Night

Friday, November 11

4:30-6:00 pm at 626 Thurston Ave


Tell your story, your way! Come with poetry, readings, or music that speaks to your identity and expands the narrative of who you are. You can sign up to perform or perform on the spot! Email Tynesha Wright-Lindo at tw475@cornell.edu.

Hosted by Student Development Diversity Initiatives (SDDI), the Asian and Asian American Resource Center, the LGBT Resource Center, and the Women's Resource Center.

 


 

Meet the WRC Executive Board, 2016-17

Learn more about the individuals on the WRC Board who are working on behalf of women's and gender issues this year!  Check out their bios here.


Recurring Events During the Academic Year

Hump Day: A Sexual Communication Discussion Series, Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm. Willard Straight Hall International Lounge
Join us for a weekly lunch discussion about sexual communication at Cornell and beyond, hosted by the Cornell Women’s Resource Center and Jessie Bonney-Burrill, Public Health Fellow from the Skorton Center for Health Initiatives. Come enjoy a guided discussion about a different aspect of sexual communication each week. Open to graduate, professional, and undergraduate students. A light lunch will be provided.
 

Stay tuned for future topic announcements!


Feminism: Food for Thought, Thursdays at 6:00 pm. Flora Rose House Common Room
Feminism: Food for Thought is a weekly dinner at Flora Rose House where we engage in informal, open conversation about a specific feminist issue.

Thursday, November 10, 6:00 pm. Topic:  Celebrities and Cultural Appropriation
Ever wondered if you could support a celebrity who culturally appropriates? Not sure what cultural appropriation is? Want to have a discussion NOT about the election? Come on over to discuss cultural appropriation, celebrity pop culture, and how it all fits in to feminism.  This week's discussion will be lead by   members of the F-Word, a feminist group devoted to destigmatizing feminism and discussing important topics in an intersectional context.

As always, like the Cornell Women's Resource Center on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all of our future events and programs!

We'd also like to alert you to some new guidelines we've established to best facilitate conversation with the large size of our dinners. If you'd like to obtain a free dining pass, please arrive before 6:15 pm. We will no longer hand out free tickets after 6:15 pm in order to avoid disruptions to the conversation. We'd also like to encourage participants with their own meal plan (particularly the West Campus unlimited meal plan) to swipe their cards rather than grab a ticket. The cost of each individual dinner comes out of the WRC's budget, so if you have a meal plan you can use, the savings will contribute towards the future of Feminism: Food for Thought.

If you have any questions about the new guidelines or about Feminism: Food for Thought in general, please feel free to reach out.


Generation Action (formerly Vox: Voices for Planned Parenthood), Mondays at 4:30 pm.
Generation Action works to promote safe sex, educate others, and fight for reproductive justice. Join the conversation every Monday at 4:30 pm in Goldwin Smith Hall room 142.