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. 

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News & Announcements

Queer Month has begun!

Cornell's Queer Month runs April 10-May 5. Check out the Facebook page for a full calendar of events. 


Third Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Week, April 17-21

Please see Cornell's 2017 SAAW website for a full calendar of events and other details!


Apply to join the 2017-18 WRC Executive Board

Want to end sexism and promote equality? Make a difference on campus? Join a group of energetic people who are committed to women's issues and feminism at Cornell! The Center was founded by students over 35 years ago and today is going strong, with an active student Board and full time Director.

The Executive Board welcomes participation from people of all races, sexualities, genders, classes, and feminisms! Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Learn more about the Executive Board's role here and find the application here.  The deadline to apply is Friday, April 14th at 4:00 PM.


Thank you for being part of our International Women's Day Celebration

Thank you to all who joined the Women’s Resource Center to celebrate International Women's Day on March 12th.  We ate delicious food, and heard from keynote speaker Professor Alaka Basu on the topic of Global Reproductive Justice. We also awarded International Women's Day Leadership Awards to four individuals in honor of their work on behalf of women. Those individuals and the award categories for which they were nominated are:

  • Amy Lin, for International Development
  • A.C. Micklow, for National Advocacy
  • Simone Klein, for Community Engagement
  • Paola Muñoz, for Student Advocacy 

If you see them around, please congratulate them and thank them for their dedication and devotion to improving the world for women.

 

This program was co-sponsored by the FGSS Department, Planned Parenthood Generation Action and Wanawake Wa Wari


We did it!

Thank you to everyone—over 1,000 people—who attended this year's production of The Vagina Monologues on Saturday, February 25th!  It was an outstanding performance, and our thanks to the directors, cast, production team, and staff at Bailey Hall for making it happen!  Stay tuned and we will let you know how much money was raised for our beneficiaries, The Advocacy Center and the V-Day organization, who do incredible work to end sexual violence.


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Recurring Events During the Academic Year

Hump Day: A Sexual Communication Discussion Series, Wednesdays from 1:15-2:15 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.

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 Rockefeller Hall room 132.


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.