Upcoming Events 


 
 
April 23 - Denim Day USA

Wear jeans and dress casually to show support for victims of sexual violence

For the past 15 years, Peace Over Violence has run the Denim Day in L.A. and USA campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. This year’s Denim Day will be held on April 23, 2014 and will focus on educating the community at large on the legal definition of consent. To volunteer to hand out flyers and educate the campus community, please e-mail the WRC director. For more details, see denimdayusa.org.



April 26 - Women's Resource Center Open House

Alumni Weekend | Sabbath 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Women's Resource Center

11498 Pierce Street, Suite AA | Riverside, CA

Come visit our newly renovated Women's Resource Center made possible by donors like you, located in the Convenience Center on Pierce Street (adjacent to the La Sierra Natural Foods Market and Alumni Center). Refreshments will be served, with tours given of the offices and research library. 

To contribute to the WRC programs and offset the cost of refurbishing the Center, please click here to donate and become part of the WRC community as we work to deepen the conversation about gender on campus and throughout the Seventh-day Adventist world church and to support women and girls in our community.


 

April 27 - Disney's "Mulan"
2014 Women in Film Series
Sunday morning, 10:30 a.m.
La Sierra University Student Center | Riverside, CA

To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China’s greatest heroines in the process. G, 88 minutes (discussion to follow). Open to families with young children and hosted in coordination with the Alumni Association.

Hosted by the Women's Resource Center, the "Women in Film" series aims to deepen the discussion on campus about gender, promote positive role models for women, and examine the portrayal of women in the media and entertainment industry. A 20-minute moderated Questions & Answers discussion with faculty will follow each film screening. Attendance is free and open to all students, faculty and staff. RSVP not required. For a map of campus, click here.


 

May 1 - Dr. Siroj Sorajjakool
"Sex and Labor Trafficking in Asia"

Women and the Word Breakout Worship
Thursday, 11:00-11:50 a.m.
La Sierra University Humanities Hall (HUM), Room #201 | Riverside, CA

Author of When Sickness Heals: The Place of Religious Belief in Healthcare (Templeton, 2006), and Do Nothing: Inner Peace for Everyday Living (Templeton, 2009), Dr. Siroj Sorajjakool is professor of religion, psychology, and counseling at Loma Linda University and pastoral counseling supervisor at Loma Linda and at Claremont School of Theology. He has a PhD in theology and personality from Claremont School of Theology. He has published extensively in Thai and English.

Hosted by the Women's Resource Center, the Women and the Word Breakout Worship series examines the Christian tradition, Adventist beliefs and practices, and scriptural exegesis from a feminist perspective, helping students finding themselves in the stories of women in Scripture, Adventist church history, and the world around us. By engaging in reflective conversation, we aim to consider new ways of seeing, believing, and being that deepen the spiritual journey and faith of each participant. Led by Sasha Ross, WRC Director in partnership with the Spiritual Life Office. Open to all students, faculty and staff. For a map of campus, click here.


 

May 15 - Women & the Word Breakout Worship
Thursday, 11:00-11:50 a.m. (Speaker to be confirmed)
La Sierra University Humanities Hall (HUM), Room #201 | Riverside, CA

Hosted by the Women's Resource Center, the Women and the Word Breakout Worship series examines the Christian tradition, Adventist beliefs and practices, and scriptural exegesis from a feminist perspective, helping students finding themselves in the stories of women in Scripture, Adventist church history, and the world around us. By engaging in reflective conversation, we aim to consider new ways of seeing, believing, and being that deepen the spiritual journey and faith of each participant. Led by Sasha Ross, WRC Director in partnership with the Spiritual Life Office. Open to all students, faculty and staff. For a map of campus, click here.


 

May 29 - Pastor Marlene Ferreras
"Gender and Religion"

Women and the Word Breakout Worship
Thursday, 11:00-11:50 a.m.
La Sierra University Humanities Hall (HUM), Room #201 | Riverside, CA

Hosted by the Women's Resource Center, the Women and the Word Breakout Worship series examines the Christian tradition, Adventist beliefs and practices, and scriptural exegesis from a feminist perspective, helping students finding themselves in the stories of women in Scripture, Adventist church history, and the world around us. By engaging in reflective conversation, we aim to consider new ways of seeing, believing, and being that deepen the spiritual journey and faith of each participant. Led by Sasha Ross, WRC Director in partnership with the Spiritual Life Office. Open to all students, faculty and staff. For a map of campus, click here.


 

Save the Date:
October 16 - "Authority and the Great Commission"
Women and the Word Academic Conference


Pre-session to the Association of Adventist Women's 2014 Annual Meetings
Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

To be hosted on the campus of Southern Adventist Univeristy in Collegedale, Tennessee

Call for Papers (CFP) and more details forthcoming.

Hosted by the Women's Resource Center, the Women and the Word Conference examines the Christian tradition, Adventist beliefs and practices, and scriptural exegesis from feminist and womanist perspectives, giving voice to the stories of women in Scripture, Adventist church history, and the world around us. By engaging in reflective conversation, we aim to consider new ways of seeing, believing, and being that deepen the spiritual journey and faith of each participant. 

Check back for more details soon.


 

Save the Date:
November 1 - Take Back the Night
Rally and March to Prevent Violence Against Women


Informational fair, music, spoken word and food - followed by a march and candle-light vigil
Saturday, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Women's Resource Center
11498 Pierce Street, Suite AA | Riverside, CA

Join us to show your support for all victims and survivors of abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. Outdoor activities begin at 6PM in the parking lot outside the Women's Resource Center (11498 Pierce Street, Riverside, CA). Route to be announced, with the vigil to follow as people return to site. For more information, to volunteer or to sponsor the event, contact the WRC Director by email or call 951-785-2470 (leave a voicemail if no one answers -- we will return your call!).

 
Contact Us

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