October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). During this month the goal is to promote the ending of domestic violence, as well as to break the silence regarding domestic abuse. The Domestic Violence Awareness Project explains that the themes around DVAM include, but are not limited to the following: Mourning those who have died because … Continue reading Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2018
Today marks 26 years since Berkeley, California adopted the observation of Indigenous Peoples' Day. Established in 1992 this is a day of awareness, as well as, acknowledgement of indigenous peoples’ resilience historically and resilience that continues today. This observance was designed as a counter-celebration to Columbus Day, a federal holiday which celebrates Christopher Columbus’s arrival … Continue reading Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration.
It's no secret that women in STEM fields can experience low self-esteem. Girls are often told from a young age that they can't succeed in such a career, and are not as good as their male counterparts. In order to combat low self-esteem and "imposter syndrome," we've compiled a list of tips on how to … Continue reading 4 Ways Women in STEM Can Boost Their Confidence
A few weeks ago, the Women's Resource Center attended the Know Your Rights training at UNM. We wanted to share some of the advice that we learned to help benefit you in handling Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers both at UNM and in the world in general. Immigration law is considered administrative in the United … Continue reading Do You Know Your Rights?
There are lots of myths surrounding immigration and DACA. The Women's Resource Center recently went to a Know Your Rights training that helped break down some of those lies. We wanted to share what we learned with you! One of the biggest myths about immigration is that there are people pouring into the U.S. … Continue reading Immigration and DACA 101
National speaker and author Kate Harding presented "Rape Myths and How to Resist Them" at UNM on Thursday night. She discussed how "we are making an environment that is hostile to victims," but she wants to create an environment where everyone is treated with kindness and compassion; this environment should be a place where "women … Continue reading Kate Harding Discusses Rape Culture at UNM
Everyone experiences some form of trauma within their lives. Despite this, it can be pretty overwhelming when you or people you love are experiencing crisis, especially as a result of trauma. However, an organization called The Icarus Project has some tools to help. The Icarus Project presented recently at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit, … Continue reading Helping Loved Ones in Crisis: The Icarus Project
As you know, the Women's Resource Center had the opportunity to attend the Allied Media Conference in Detroit, Michigan! This conference encompassed several workshops that allowed people with various identities to utilize different forms of media to incite social change. One of the workshops the WRC attended was titled "Pro Heaux: Sex Positivity from the … Continue reading Pro Heaux: Sex Positivity from the Ground Up
Last week, the Women's Resource Center had the opportunity to attend the Allied Media Conference in Detroit, Michigan! This conference hopes to inspire and foster creativity to incite social change through the use of various media. This conference facilitated several workshops from "Video for Revolution" to "Electronic Health and Safety in the Borderlands". One of … Continue reading Poetry as Speculative Activism
As a young woman, I was bombarded with messages on the do’s and definitely on the don’ts of sexuality. This led me and other young folks around me to at the very least ignore and at the very worst fear questions I had about sex, consent and sexuality. This sentiment changed when I was … Continue reading I Love Female Orgasm