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Don't forget to check out Celebrating Women of Truman tomorrow from 6-8 pm in the SUB HUB! Women from all over Truman will be showcasing talents such as singing, dancing, poetry reading, and many more! Bring your friends, eat some free food, and be ready for great performances.
Additionally, the LGBTQ+ Art Gallery will be from 7-9 pm in the SUB Georgian Room A on Thursday. Stop by to support and appreciate the excellence of many artists in the LGBTQ+ community.
And, as always, have a wonderful rest of your week!
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Congratulations on making it to midterm break!
The Women's Resource Center will be closed on Thursday October 18th and Friday October 19th.
While you're relaxing and taking a well needed break from classes, don't forget to put TruStrength, Celebrating Women of Truman, and the LGBTQ+ Art Gallery in your calendar for next week. We would love to see you.
Have safe travels and a wonderful week!
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Start off your weekend with the Women's Resource Center! We will be tabling in front of the SUB from 1-3 pm with free sno-cones, and it will be our last day of the Clothesline Project from 10am-3pm in the quad. Finally, Take Back the Night will be our last event for Sexual Assault Awareness Week. Join us at 7:30 pm in the Sunken Garden for an opportunity to share personal experiences about sexual assault, read poems, and take part in a walk around campus. All are welcome! ... See MoreSee Less

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Tomorrow we will be hosting a free self defense class from 7-9 pm in the Pershing Arena! We will be learning basic skills, so no prior experience is needed. All are welcome to come, and we encourage you to bring your friends. ... See MoreSee Less

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History

A Brief History of the WRC

In 1989, Northeast Missouri State University hosted their first Women’s Resource Conference. This conference served as the impetus for the creation of Truman’s own Woman’s Resource Center. Lynn Freeman, a graduate of Grinnell College, had taken note of the conservative views of college administrators and student body alike over a year before, but the arrival of the Women’s Resource Conference to Truman’s campus made her truly decide there was a definite need for a stronger focus on women’s rights and issues.

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It took over two years to create the center, but by February 4, 1990 Truman’s WRC was firmly established in the Ryle Hall foyer, open the the public and ready to fulfill its purpose- providing a non-political center of discussion and education to promote attention to women’s issues.

The WRC also offered a way for female students to organize social occasions, provide opportunities for themselves and others to pick and choose functions and guest speakers, and offer lectures and events on topics concerning women and women’s health. Events like the Aids Walk and the Women’s Art Show offered opportunities for students to organize for a cause and share their opinions in an open forum. While those events are no longer held by the WRC today, other events like the Vagina Monologues and the Clothesline Project are still occurring annually.

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