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Interested in attending The Vagina Monologues on February 22nd or February 23rd? Here is a link to the kind of performances you can expect! This is a monologue called, "The Flood".
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbF1mGaS1hQMaxie Solters performs "The Flood" from Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues in April 2017 at The Federal Bar in North Hollywood. The performance was part of V...
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Today we are celebrating Corretta Scott King, who led the Civil Rights movement after the death of Martin Luther King Jr. As a Civil Rights Activist, she broadened the scope of the movement to include women's and LGBTQ+ rights. In 1968, Corretta Scott King established The King Center as an official memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. She lived from April 27, 1927-January 30, 2006. #blackhistorymonth ... See MoreSee Less

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Hello all! This month during V-Week, the WRC will be hosting our annual performance of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues". The performance will take place on February 22nd and 23rd at 7 pm in VH 1000. These monologues focus on topics such as body image, sexual assault, relationships, health, and more. The money that the WRC raises for this performance will go to the Kirksville Victim Support Services. If you are curious about what these monologues are like or what you will be seeing in these performances, check out this link below of the monologue "My Vagina was my Village".
(WARNNG: this video depicts a graphic description of sexual violence)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdP4V_HBWRAI had the opportunity to be in the Vagina Monologues for East Bay Productions. Originally this is a two person piece and found a way to make it solo. Thank y...
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Happy Black History Month! This month, the WRC will be posting about different black women throughout history to celebrate their amazing achievements. Today, the woman we will be celebrating is Maya Angelou. Maya Angelou lived from April 4 1928 to May 28 2014. She was a poet who wrote about racial injustice and the struggles of womanhood. She was the very first African American woman to have her screenplay "Caged Bird" produced. Additionally, Maya Angelou was a civil rights activist and she was good friends with Martin Luther King Jr. up until his assassination. ... See MoreSee Less

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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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