Upcoming Events

I heArt the Word Redemption: Experience and Rebirth
Rebecca Waring-Crane, artist

Art Exhibit Opening: Saturday evening, January 24, 2015 (6-8 PM)*
Location: Women's Resource Center Gallery | 11498 Pierce Street, Suite AA (2nd floor)
Riverside, CA 92505 (adjacent to Oasis and the La Sierra Natural Foods Market)

Exhibit showing through March 19, 2015
Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 AM - 5 PM

Using experienced furniture as my canvas, I summon visual laughter from familiar objects and turn them into functional art. Chairs and tables dance with vibrant color and lively design to reflect my fascination with using something as common and accessible as paint to make the ordinary extraordinary.

The work on the walls reveals an intimate version of my personal journey to transformation. In these more traditional paintings I continue my love affair with color while I explore the re-framing and redeeming of my narrative as a woman who was once the erased child, a woman who was once at odds with her body, as a woman who is now a redemptive artist.

Refreshments provided. Meet the artist to learn more about her work and inspiration. Free and open to the public. No RSVP required. Handicapped accessible (elevator) * Please note corrected date/time.

Découpage Training Workshop
Sunday, February 1, 2015 (10AM-2:30PM)*

Location: Women's Resource Center Gallery
11498 Pierce Street, Suite AA (2nd floor)
Riverside, CA 92505 (adjacent to Oasis and the La Sierra Natural Foods Market)

Cost: $25/person, payable at the door | RSVP not required
For more information, call 951.785.2470

Using your imagination, transform plain or damaged wood surfaces through a découpage workshop hosted by the Women's Resource Center at La Sierra University. Join local artist Rebecca Waring-Crane to learn the basics and how to create your own redemptive projects through a few tricks of the trade.

We will supply vintage maps and book pages to use in decorating your first surface (a wood block, provided), as well as the paint and supplies needed to transform it into an artistic wall-hanging. Participants are welcome to bring their own paper, vintage fabric or other flat non-glossy materials for experimentation, such as sheet music, recipes, tin-can labels, photocopied images of special photographs or love letters, etc.

Should you have larger pieces of furniture, the artist is willing to discuss possibilities and advise; however supplies are limited to the wood block provided. You will leave with the skills needed to create your next redemptive art project at home and give used materials a new life as objects d'art.

*Adjacent to Oasis and the La Sierra Natural Foods Market. Handicapped accessible. Wood, bracket, paint and other supplies for wall hanging included with fee. All skill levels welcome! Lunch not provided.


Take Back the Night-La Sierra (TBTN)
Rally, Peace March and Prayer Vigil
Prevent Violence and Sexual Assault

Sunday, March 8, 2015 | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11498 Pierce Street, Riverside, CA 92505 (weather permitting)

Rally to support victims of violence and sexual assault. Join us for an information fair and rally featuring local service providers and musical performances, followed by a peace march that will depart from the WRC on Pierce Street 30 minutes after sundown. We will close the evening with a prayer vigil as people return to site. For more information about volunteering or to sponsor the event, contact Sasha Ross,WRC Director by email or call 951-785-2470.


Suited for Success
Workforce Preparation and Job Seekers Training Program

April 3-June 5, 2015
Fridays weekly from 12-2PM

This program targets low-skilled adult job seekers on campus and in the community who are unfamiliar with career development. Participants must have basic computer and Web literacy skills, and be able to read U.S. English at a sixth grade level or higher. Each session is two hours and meets weekly.

At the end of the 10-week training program, participants will receive a certificate of completion and be prepared to successfully match their skills with employer expectations, focus job search activities, fill skill gaps through education and work-based learning, and communicate appropriately with potential employers through their appearance, correspondence, application and interview process, and professional workplace behavior.

Register today www.lasierra.edu/wrc. Registration is $20/person at the door each week; or $150 for the 10-week program if booked in advance.

Contact Us

T: (951) 785-2470
F: (951) 785-2473
E-mail: wrc@lasierra.edu
4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92505