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

This year's PCCW Dinner is March 2—register now! 

Cornell Women's Resource Center (WRC) and President's Council of Cornell Women (PCCW) will be hosting a dinner with the members of the PCCW from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday March 2, 2017. The event is completely free and will include dinner and a panel with members of the PCCW. Registration is on first come, first serve basis and there will be a waitlist if the event fills up.

Students, please follow this link to register.

PCCW members, please follow this link.


 


RSVP for our International Women's Day Celebration

Sunday, March 12th

12:00-2:00 PM

Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room

Join the Women’s Resource Center to celebrate International Women's Day as we eat, discuss, and hear from keynote speaker Professor Alaka Basu on the topic of Global Reproductive Justice. We'll also be awarding International Women's Day Leadership Awards to four individuals in honor of their work on behalf of women. 

This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required, as space is limited. Please RSVP HERE if you would like to attend this celebration. 

Join us to celebrate the work being done to advance gender equality; recognize the accomplishments of some of the people doing this work; and learn more about what work remains (and what you can do.)
 

This program is co-sponsored by the FGSS Department and Planned Parenthood Generation Action. 

 


 The Vagina Monologues 2017 tickets now on sale! 

See the one and only performance on Saturday, February 25th at 8:00pm in Bailey Hall. 

The Cornell Women's Resource Center's 2017 production of The Vagina Monologues, directed by Mikayla Wilson and Mara Jacobs, features a large, diverse cast of women and gender-nonconforming Cornellians coming together to honor the place we all came from. Written by Eve Ensler from over 200 interviews, The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of the taboo, a clarion call to action on behalf of the world's exploited women, and hard evidence that feminists can be funny. 90 percent of proceeds from this year's production will be donated to The Advocacy Center of Tompkins County. The other 10 percent will go to Ensler's V-Day Foundation to support its continued global advocacy for women and girls.

We are seeking ushers for the performance.  If you are interested in helping in this capacity, please sign up here.  (Ushers will be needed at 6:00pm on 2/25 and get a free ticket and free t-shirt.)


 

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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.