WRRC Womxn’s Writes Newsletter – MAY


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Hello WRRC Family!
Check out these events and opportunities for May!
All WRRC events are ADA accessible and scent free.
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Gender Equity Awareness Week
Gender Equity Awarenes Week aims to highlight the ways that the social constructions of gender lead to disparities in social, economic, and political opportunities for folx of marginalized gender identities.

The Women’s Resources and Research Center, in collaboration with the LGBTQIA Resource center, invites you to join us for a week full of events from May 2nd to May 6th. We will posting descriptions of the events throughout the week.

Ellen Hansen Memorial Prize ReceptionThe Ellen Hansen Memorial Prize Reception is an art gallery, where UC Davis students capture the bravery and independence of womxn through their original creative project. This $1,000 prize was established in honor of Ellen, a creative and art-loving UCD student who was killed in 1981 while hiking in the Santa Cruz Mountains. During the reception, we will be announcing the recipients of the prize. We hope you will come out and enjoy the art exhibit. Refreshments and appetizers will be provided. (:
End of the Year Awards Banquet
The Women’s Resources and Research Center End of the Year Awards Banquet is an event to recognize undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, faculty and community members who have engaged in work that centers gender equity throughout the 2015-2016 academic year. The different categories are:

  • Undergraduate Student of the Year (1st year students)
  • Undergraduate Student of the Year (2nd year students)
  • Undergraduate Student of the Year (3rd/ 1st year transfer students)
  • Undergraduate Student of the Year (4th/5th year students)
  • Graduating Senior of the Year
  • Graduate Student of the Year
  • Outstanding Research Contribution/Faculty Member for Gender Equity
  • Outstanding Collaborative Unit
  • Staff Member of the Year for Gender Equity

Nominate someone by filling out this form by Wednesday May 11, 2016 at 11:59pm.
The form can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fsqTP9J0d70umgJBoow8FeN_QW0mNK10DcPQ79OsNnE/viewform

The End of the Year Awards Banquet will be on Wednesday June 1, 2016 from 1pm-3pm.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Danielle Martinez at dlmartinez or wrrc.

How to Apply to STEM Graduate Programs

This is a workshop for womxn identified, trans, and non-binary folks to learn the graduate school application process in STEM. This event will be a part of the WRRC’s Gender Equity Awareness Week.

When: Wednesday, May 4th
Time: 5-6pm
Where: WRRC Conference Room – North Hall

Davis Feminist Fillm Festival

The Davis Feminist Film Festival is a grassroots event that works with UC Davis and the community. The goal of the festival is to showcase films with perspectives often missing from mainstream media. In our 11th year, we continue to strive for an inclusive public space for under-represented artists — particularly women and people of color — to discuss about gender, race, class, sexuality, and other dimensions of social inequality. We are excited to announce that this year’s festival will also feature a panel of experts discussing Black American Women filmmakers on Friday at 3:45pm! The Festival takes place over two nights: Thursday, May 19th; Friday, May 20th, 2016. Thursday’s block of short films is an entertaining blend of animation, documentary, narrative, and experimental films. Friday’s block of short films broadly explores family and intergenerational relationships.
WHEN: Thursday, May 19 & Friday, May, 20 2016
Doors at 6:00 pm, Films at 6:30 pm
Special Panel (free to the public) 3:45 pm Friday, May 20
PLACE: Veteran’s Memorial Theatre (203 E. 14 th St. Davis, CA)
Suggested Donation: Students: $5-7; General: $7-10
Tickets are available at the Women’s Resources and Research Center (WRRC) in North Hall, or at the door, cash or check only (fee waiver available).
For more info: contact femfilmfest or check out our website femfilmfest.ucdavis.edu


Study Space Jam
With finals around the corner, join the study space jam in collaboration with the EOP office.
When: May 3rd
Where: EOP Cottage & WRRC (North Hall)
Time: 4-7pm


Out on the Quad

The prupose of the vent is to bring visibility to the LGBTQIA community here at UC Davis. This will be an opportunity to enjoy fun activities, snow cones, and food with your fellow peers on a sunny day on the quad.
To make the environment accessible to folks with environmental illnesses and allergies, we request that attendees not wear fragrance or scented products. Folkscan request accomodations by emailing: chzwa


Chillin on the Porch
When: May 9-12
Time: 10am – 2pm
Where: WRRC Front Porch – North Hall
Monday // Button Making
Tuesday // Coloring & Collaging
Wednesday // Bracelets
Thursday // Painting


With finals approaching, join other students to study and work in a friendly, informal setting. Tutoring is available, and snacks and beverages are provided!
MATH // Tuesdays @ 4-6pm
113 North Hall – WRRC Conference Room

Check out our calendar for spring quarter:
Contact us at: wrrc // wrrc.ucdavis.edu // #feministaggies
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