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About the WRC

Location:
Modular B
(Portable on 8th and San Carlos, next to Hoover Hall)

Hours:
Monday - Thursday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday
Closed

Address:
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0161
[p] 408.924.6500
[f] 408.924.6159
Website: http://www.sjsu.edu/wrc
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sjsuwrc

Featured in iHollaback.org, StopStreetHarassment.org, and Cosmopolitan

We are featured on ihollaback.org and StopStreetHarassment.org thanks to Holly Kearl, activist, and writer.  Read more here and be sure to share the videos and link!    We were also featured in Cosmopolitan as the first place winner of Cosmo Fights Campus Rape.  View our RAINN Day flashmob video here:

 

We are grateful for the hard work of everyone that collaborated on the mural, video, room, and ongoing campaign of Hollaback San Jose: ending street harassment everywhere!
Thanks to Paritosh Joshi, Sharon Singh, Alessa Baldonado, Mirna Mendoza, Lauren Doyle, Eva Roa, Lindsay Sporleder, and Chara Bui for your help with the mixed media. Drawn by Yan Yin K. Choy.

This mural and videos were featured in the Hollaback San Jose: End Street Harassment Room in the 8th Annual Tunnel of Oppression, hosted by the MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center at San Jose State University from Tuesday April 3, 2012 to Thursday April 5, 2012.

We have the power to end street harassment.

This spring break, we created a film with womyn bystanders and Yan Yin K. Choy’s spoken word, “You Wanted to See My Vagina: We Have the Power To End Street Harassment.”

Chara Bui also produced an animation video to End Street Harassment.

We also worked with male-identified allies to inspire bystander prevention, ”Shit Men Say to Men Who Say Shit to Womyn on the Streets of San José! .

Social Media & Project Management Workshop

Hello all!  We hope you can join us for a workshop we are co-hosting with the South Bay International Womyn’s Day Network.    
SOCIAL MEDIA + PROJECT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
Join our free workshop to learn how to use social media, Google documents, and more to manage your projects and outreach.  Join us for the first event of the quarterly womyn’s networking programs.
We welcome all genders!
Please bring food (gluten-free, vegetarian, dairy-free—to avoid allergies) to share at the potluck.  Please also bring your own reusable utensils and plates.

6:00 pm– 8:00 pm Tuesday June 19. 2012 · Rm 107, The Cardea Center · 1922 The Alameda, San José, CA 95126 
Close to VTA bus line 22 and 522 · Check www.vta.org for transit.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
Call (408) 427-1149 for more info or email yanyinchoy@gmail.com
Hosted by the Cardea Center for Women, Maíz, South Bay International Womyn’s Day Network, San José Peace and Justice Center, 5th Element, SJSU V-Day, South Bay Womyn’s Conference, San José Women Rising Collective, and the SJSU Women’s Resource Center.

Brown Bag Lunch featuring Terri Ramirez

Brown Bag Lunch featuring
Terri Ramirez

Thursday March 1 // 12-1pm
MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center
Top Floor, SJSU Student Union
Come join us for some free pizza and a discussion with Terri Ramirez on sustainability and recycling on campus.

Terri Ramirez began working at SJSU in 2007 in Facilities Development and Operations (FD&O) as the Recycling and Moving Services Specialist and works with staff, faculty, and students to promote and coordinate waste reduction and recycling efforts on campus. Terri began her career in waste management in 1995 managing the Coorpprate Scrap/Reclaim & Recycling programs from Amdahl Corporation in Sunnyvale. Under her direction, this operation won several awards for its recycling and waste reduction efforts, including the city of Sunnyvale Environmental Achievement Award.

SJSU Women’s History Month, March 2012

Posted originally on the SJSU Women’s Studies blog

Download the poster here.

Please join us for some wonderful and inspiring events! All events are open to the public.

February 22, 2012 – Pinay Shero Workshop
6 – 9 pm in MLK 225/229
A workshop hosted by Alpha Kappa Omicron and Kappa Psi Epsilon to learn more about important women in history who have made a difference. This workshop is targeting all women to encourage female empowerment.

March 1, 2012 – Brown Bag Lunch Series with Terri Ramirez
12 pm in MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center
Guest speaker Terri Ramirez, Recycling and Moving Services Specialist, FD&O.

March 1, 2012 – WORD! Open Mic Series
5-7 pm in the Student Cafe
WORD! Is an open mic spoken word event held every month in the Student Café. This month is a collaboration with South Bay Womyn’s Conference Committee.

March 1, 2012 – Autumn Gem: Modern China’s First Feminist
7 pm in Engineering Building Auditorium 189
Free screening of Autumn Gem, a film about Qiu Jin (1875-1907), a radical women’s rights activist who led an armed uprising against the corrupt Qing Dynasty, and Q & A with the filmmakers.

March 6, 2012 – The Legacy and Assassination of Two-Time Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto (Film Screening)
6 – 8:30 pm in Engineering Building Room 189
Free Film Screening and Dialogue of Duane Baughman film “Bhutto: Democracy is the Greatest Revenge”

March 8, 2012 – International Women’s Day
10:30am–12:30pm in the Pacifica Room, Student Union
A talk given by representatives of License to Freedom, an NGO working with refugee and asylum seeking women.

March 8, 2012 – Switching Sexism: Aggressive Wives and Lazy Husbands
5:30 – 7:30 pm in MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center, Student Union
Come learn about the ways in which the media portrays hyper aggressive women who sexually objectify males.

March 8, 2012 – Recollections: Art and an Iranian American Journey
7 pm in MLK 225/229
Opening reception and artist talk with Taraneh Hemami

March 13, 2012 – Subjects in Disguise: Girls, Schools, and Consuming Sexuality on Halloween
10:30 – 11:45 am HGH 122
Doctoral Candidate, Erica Boas, shares her research examining the co-organization of sexuality and elementary schools with attention to articulations of race, class, religion, and gender.

March 17, 2012 – The South Bay Women’s Conference “Herstory: Uniting to Sustain the Community”
8:30 am – 7 pm in Student Union
San José State University students and South Bay community members will celebrate the work, movements, and stories of the community to empower women and allies to find their collective voices and strengthen their communities.

March 19, 2012 – Councilmember Rose Herrera
10:30 am – noon in MLK 255/257
Guest speaker, San Jose City Councilmember Rose Herrera.

March 20, 2012 – Men, Masculinities and Feminism: Problems and Possibilities for Developing Allies
1:30 – 3 pm in MLK 255/257
Dr. Jason Laker provides an introduction to men’s gender identity socialization and how this relates to relationships with women. Dr. Laker has edited two recent textbooks about men and masculinities, which will be shared as well

March 22, 2012 Anna May Wong ~ Frosted Yellow Willows: Her Life, Times and Legend
12 – 2 pm in MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center
Film Screening and Dialogue with Anna May Wong.

¡Chicana Power! March 5th from 6:30-8:00pm, MLK 5th Floor

¡Chicana Power! Contested Histories of Feminism in the Chicano Movement

Book Signing and Presentation

by Maylei Blackwell

University of California, Los Angeles Assistant Professor

Department of Chicano/a Studies and Women’s Studies

 

Light Refreshments, Books for Sell & Cultura!

Lunes, March 5th

6:30pm-8pm

MLK Library

Cultural Heritage Center 5th Floor

150 East San Fernando Street  San Jose, CA 95112

Info/Parking: 408-250-9245 maizsanjose@gmail.com    

 This event is wheelchair accessible. Students with disabilities who need special

accommodations should contact the Wellness & Health Promotion office @924-6280 @ least 2 weeks in advance.

 

 

Free Or Paid Parking

http://www.sjdowntownparking.com/free_parking.html

  • CSJ: Fourth/St. John Garage FREE 6 pm – 10 pm Monday 50 N. Fourth St. (408) 794-1090 Open to public
  • CSJ: Fourth/San Fernando Garage $5 after 6 pm 44 S. Fourth St., at San Fernando Street.  (408) 279-8782 Open 24 hours

 

Facebook Page

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chicana-Power-Contested-Histories-of-Feminism-in-t he-Chicano-Movement/129304793823652

The first book-length study of women’s involvement in the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and 1970s, !Chicana Power! tells the powerful story of the emergence of Chicana feminism within student and community-based organizations throughout southern California and the Southwest. As Chicanos engaged in widespread protest in their struggle for social justice, civil rights, and self-determination, women in el movimiento became increasingly militant about the gap between the rhetoric of equality and the organizational culture that suppressed women’s leadership and subjected women to chauvinism, discrimination, and sexual harassment. Based on rich oral histories and extensive archival research, Maylei Blackwell analyzes the struggles over gender and sexuality within the Chicano Movement and illustrates how those struggles produced new forms of racial consciousness, gender awareness, and political identities. !Chicana Power! provides a critical genealogy of pioneering Chicana activist and theorist Anna NietoGomez and the Hijas de Cuauhtemoc, one of the first Latina feminist organizations, who together with other Chicana activists forged an autonomous space for women’s political participation and challenged the gendered confines of Chicano nationalism in the movement and in the formation of the field of Chicana studies. She uncovers the multifaceted vision of liberation that continues to reverberate today as contemporary activists, artists, and intellectuals, both grassroots and academic, struggle for, revise, and rework the political legacy of Chicana feminism.

Maylei Blackwell is an Assistant Professor, Department of Chicano/a Studies and Women’s Studies at UCLA. Her teaching and research also explore the possibilities and challenges of women’s transnational organizing around various axes of difference, or across what she calls “geographies of difference.” She works with indigenous women’s organizers in Mexico, Latin American feminist movements, and sexual rights activists, all of who are involved in cross border organizing and community formation. Her most recent research projects with farm worker women and indigenous migrants seek to better understand new forms of grassroots transnationalism. Born in Long Beach, California, professor Blackwell received her B.A. from California State Long Beach and her M.A. and Ph.D. in the History of Consciousness Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

 

Published
08/09/2011

Publisher
University of Texas Press

ISBN
9780292725881

 

About CHC

http://library.sjsu.edu/cultural-heritage-center/cultural-heritage-center

About MAIZ
https://www.facebook.com/AlianzadeMaiz

About UNICAS Movimiento

https://www.facebook.com/people/Unicas-Movimiento/100001328395254

Table of Contents & Excerpt

http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/excerpts/exblachi.html

Want to lead a workshop at the South Bay Womyn’s Conference?

Interested in leading a workshop at the South Bay Womyn’s Conference on March 17, 2012?

Please apply by Friday December 2, 2011 at http://tinyurl.com/RFP2012-SBWC

 

Film Screening of 10×10 on Girl’s and Women’s Right to Education

Join Intel for a film screening focusing on the right to education for women and girls around the world.

6pm-9pm // Tuesday Dec. 6, 2011
Barrett Ballroom
SJSU Student Union (Top Floor)
on-campus between 8th and 9th, and San Carlos
San José State University
Map: http://sjsu.edu/map

RSVP here: http://tinyurl.com/7cueost
Learn more about 10×10 here: http://10x10act.org

MissRepresentation

Hi all, the Brown Bag Lunch with Terri Ramirez today has been cancelled due to illness. It will be rescheduled for next semester.

Tonight, join the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications for an exciting and much anticipated film screening of… MissRepresentation, a documentary film on women and girls in the media.
Tuesday November 15 // 7pm // Engineering Room 189
Exposing how the American youth is being sold the concept “that women and girls’ value lies in their beauty, youth, and sexuality.” This is a Sundance film by Jennifer Siebel.

27th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference: Call for Workshops

–Please Distribute Widely—

2012 EWOCC Call for Workshops

27th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference

A Holistic Approach: Justice, Access & Healing

Call For Workshop Leaders

Greetings!  On Saturday, March 3, 2012, the University of California at Berkeley’s Women of Color Initiative and Graduate Women’s Project will host the 27th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference (EWOCC).  This year’s theme, A Holistic Approach: Justice, Access & Healing honors our legacy, celebrates our struggles and provides a space to build community and develop practical tools to shape our everyday lives. This year’s conference will focus on the mental, physical, nutritional, environmental, and spiritual wellness of women of color.

We invite all interested community members to submit the attached workshop application by Friday, November 18, 2011. Please do not hesitate to contact ewocc@ga.berkeley.edu with any questions or concerns.

In Solidarity,

The 27th Annual EWOCC Committee

Veronica Garcia

Project Coordinator, Empowering Women of Color Conference

UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly

714.337.8645

ewocc@ga.berkeley.edu

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Billy Curtis <billyc@berkeley.edu>
Date: Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 10:49 AM
Subject: consortium: Attn: CA Folks–2012 EWOCC Call for Workshops
To: Commission for Social Justice Educators <csje-l@lyris.acpa.nche.edu>


–Please Distribute Widely—

27th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference

A Holistic Approach: Justice, Access & Healing

Call For Workshop Leaders 

Greetings!  On Saturday, March 3, 2012, the University of California at Berkeley’s Women of Color Initiative and Graduate Women’s Project will host the 27th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference (EWOCC).  This year’s theme, A Holistic Approach: Justice, Access & Healing honors our legacy, celebrates our struggles and provides a space to build community and develop practical tools to shape our everyday lives. This year’s conference will focus on the mental, physical, nutritional, environmental, and spiritual wellness of women of color.

 

We invite all interested community members to submit the attached workshop application by Friday, November 18, 2011. Please do not hesitate to contact ewocc@ga.berkeley.edu with any questions or concerns.

In Solidarity,

The 27th Annual EWOCC Committee 


-- 

Veronica Garcia

Project Coordinator, Empowering Women of Color Conference

UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly

714.337.8645

ewocc@ga.berkeley.edu

2012-2013 CSU Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program

A message from David K. Bruck, SJSU Associate Dean of Graduate Studies & Research:

I am pleased to announce that the California State University is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP).  Please contact students who will be enrolled in doctoral programs in 2012/13 and who may be interested in this program, and encourage them to apply.  The goal of the program is to increase the pool of qualified candidates for future CSU faculty positions by funding the education of doctoral students.  Currently, the program is the largest of its kind in the nation.  Through August 2011, it had loaned some $40 million to doctoral students who have attended nearly 200 universities throughout the nation; 1,076 of these recipients successfully earned doctoral degrees.

Applicants in all fields in which CSU campuses employ faculty are eligible regardless of gender or ethnicity.  The program gives primary consideration to candidates in fields in which CSU campuses anticipate the greatest difficulty in filling potential future instructional faculty positions.

The CDIP will lend participants who are full-time doctoral students up to $10,000 annually to a limit of $30,000 over a five-year period.  After earning the doctorate, a participant who applies for and is hired in a CSU instructional faculty position will have 20% of the loan forgiven for each year of employment in the CSU.  Recipients of the loan may enroll in any approved doctoral program at any accredited university in the US or abroad.  Applicants are responsible for obtaining a CSU faculty advisor to assist them through their doctoral studies.  For a program description and other information, please visit the CSU website at http://www.calstate.edu/hr/cdip/index.shtml.

Information and application forms are available online for download at http://www.calstate.edu/hr/cdip/apply/documents/CDIP-2012-13-application.pdfMake sure to obtain a Permission to Publish form to be submitted with your application.  This form is a campus-specific document that is available only on the GS&R website at http://www.sjsu.edu/gradstudies/funding/csu_chancellors_doctoral_incentive_program/.

The staff of GS&R will not inspect application materials to determine completeness.  Applicants are expected to assemble and submit in full the entire application packet in the correct order and with all necessary parts.  Incomplete applications will be not be returned for corrections; instead they will simply not be forwarded to the CSU Chancellor’s Office for consideration.  Completed applications are due to the office of GS&R, ADM 223, or by campus mail at extended zip 0025 by Friday, March 2, 2012.  If you have questions, call me at (408) 924-2484 or email me at david.bruck@sjsu.edu.