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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We are especially proud of our graduating seniors from the WRC Executive Board, who have helped in ways both huge and small to further the mission of the WRC through their advocacy, creativity, and considerable organizational skills. Though you will each be missed immensely by the Center, we are so proud of what you are going to do next! Our graduates this year are: Keelin Abbott, Cassidy Clark, Bridget Doolittle, Sarah Fortna, and Taylor Keating. Here's a peek at what some of them are doing post-Cornell:
Bridget Doolittle will be attending Arcadia University's Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant Program, pursuing a medical professional career which she hopes will begin with Women's Health.
Sarah Fortna will be pursuing a Masters of Science in Control of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine next year.
Cassidy Clark will be attending UC Berkeley School of Law to pursue a career in social justice and women's rights.
Keelin Abbott will be working in research on women's reproductive health at the University of Rochester.
We couldn't be prouder of how you are each going to contribute to the world!
As our programming for the year winds down along with the semester, we'd like to thank everyone who attended our events, participated in our two weekly discussion series, read our weekly newsletter, took any kind of action on behalf of marginalized communities this year, and/or became or deepened their commitment to being an ally at Cornell. Thank you to the many organizations we partnered and collaborated with this year, to the students and colleagues at Cornell who supported our endeavors, and to the students on the WRC Executive Board-- words can't express what an honor and delight it has been to work with all of you this year!
Recurring Events During the Academic Year (resuming Fall 2017)
Stay tuned for future topic announcements!
Feminism: Food for Thought is a weekly dinner at Flora Rose House where we engage in informal, open conversation about a specific feminist issue. Our final discussion of the year will be this Thursday, May 4th. Thank you to all who have attended, co-sponsored, participated and facilitated this year!
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.