Women’s Resources Center
Women's Resources Center is a confidential resource related to sexual assault/rape, sexual harassment, stalking, and abuse within a relationship (sometimes called dating or domestic violence).
This means we can talk with students and provide supportive counseling and advocacy without the information going any further unless they decide to report the situation! Three staff members at the women's center provide students with supportive counseling and advocacy services, all can be reached at 217.333.3137 or email:
Check out the new website which has information and resources! http://wecare.illinois.edu/
Welcome Week 2015 Events--Office of Inclusion & Intercultural Relations (http://go.illinois.edu/welcome2015)
Thursday—September 3 @ 6–8pm @ Arcade Courtyard (Behind Financial Aid, Career, and Student Services Bldgs.)—Welcome Back(yard) BBQ. The Women’s Resources Center and the Career Center will be hosting a Welcome Back(yard) BBQ featuring picnic foods, games, music, and dancing in the Arcade Courtyard behind the Financial Aid Office. Following the BBQ, there will also be a Quad Film Screening beginning at 8 pm. Don't miss out on an evening of fun and a chance to kick back and celebrate the beginning of another year on campus! Vegan and gluten-free food options will be available. All students welcome. Sponsored by the Women’s Resources Center and the Career Center.
Thursday—September 3 @ Film begins at dusk (Estimated start time: 8:15pm) @ Main Quad (Anniversary Plaza; outdoors facing the Illini Union)—Outdoor Film Screening of Selma. Academy Award winning film, SELMA is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay’s SELMA tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history. Designed for all incoming students. Our film will be closed captioned with audio descriptions. If our WRC staff can assist with any additional accessibility needs, please contact us at 217-333-3137. Sponsored by the Women’s Resources Center together with Inclusive Illinois, the Illini Union Board, The Career Center, Bruce D. Nesbitt African-American Cultural Center, & DiversityEd | Funded in part by Inclusive Illinois.
Monday—September 14 @ 12 – 1pm @ Women’s Resources Center; 2nd Floor, 703 S. Wright St., C.—Dish It Up Lunch Series presents Aha! Moments of Privilege and Oppression: My Story with Kimberly D. Hodges, MSW. Program Director, University Housing. Includes free lunch and great presentation. Sponsored by the Women’s Resources Center and the LGBT Resource Center. Funded in part by SCPF.
Monday—September 14 @ 7pm @ Women’s Resources Center; 2nd Floor, 703 S. Wright St., C.—Hot Topics Dialogue Series | #BlackLivesMatter: Police Brutality and Standing Up for Racial Justice. Since its birth the #BlackLivesMatter movement has drawn critical attention to police treatment of African-Americans. This panel will explore racial justice issues and how we can engage in dialogue and actions to address anti-blackness, build police accountability, and create critical conversations within our communities. Sponsored by Women’s Resources Center and the YWCA. Light refreshments will be served.
Sunday—September 20 @ 12–2pm @ Orchard Downs Community Center; 510 W George Huff Dr., U. — Fall Family Fest. Join the Women’s Resources Center and Orchard Downs Family and Graduate Housing for a fun and festive Fall Family Fest program, especially designed for students who are parents and their children featuring a sing-a-long, outdoor and indoor activities, food, and a resource fair! Vegan and gluten-free food options will be available. Designed for incoming and returning pregnant and parenting students and their children. If our WRC staff can assist with any additional accessibility needs, please contact us at 217-333-3137. Sponsored by Family and Graduate Housing and the Women’s Resources Center.
The Women's Resources Center at the University of Illinois was established to:
empower women and strengthen alliances with men
offer opportunities for all students, including trans and gender non-conforming students to participate in all programs and services
build leadership skills
challenge sexism, racism, heterosexism, ableism and all forms of social oppression
achieve greater gender equity and cultural diversity
We’re committed to creating a diverse community among students, student groups, and the University of Illinois. We’re committed to YOU! Check out what we are doing! All genders are welcome at the Women’s Resources Center!