Using an intersectional approach to advocate for the agency, education, and empowerment of women-identified students.
We are part of the Centers for Advocacy and Student Engagement (CASE), a collective effort to educate, connect resources and develop programming that advocates for all students, ourselves, and each other in order to impact change at structural, institutional, and systemic levels.
The members of CASE include the Inclusive Excellence Center (IEC), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Plus Resource Center (LGBTQ+RC), Military and Veteran’s Resource Center (MAVRC), and the Women’s Resources Center (WRC). Each of these Centers serve students by creating spaces, programs and resources that support each student’s journey through UWM.
CASE Shared Values:
- Advocate for Students – Work to engage and uplift the voices of underrepresented, marginalized and minoritized student communities at UWM.
- Create an Affirming Environment – Through programming, services, education, and policies, CASE members foster a sense of belonging and community accountability advancing systemic change.
- Care – Creating a respectful, compassionate, trusting environment that celebrates success and fosters the health and well-being of the collective staff to better serve our students.
“Women’s Resource Center.” What does that mean?
The WRC centers women, but is open to people of all genders. The WRC efforts are not meant to be exclusionary, as our defining of “women” includes multiple identities (including but not limited to those who identify as cis, trans) femme, non-binary and gender expansive. We also understand that women experience gender-based marginalization, and that this marginalization is compounded by other intersecting identities. The WRC is intended for those who self-identify as women (cis and trans) and all who have lived experience of misogyny as well as non-binary people.
Drop-In Advocate Hours
The Women’s Resource Center will have drop-in hours with Ashlee Zubek, UWM Survivor Support and Victim Advocacy Coordinator Wednesdays 12-3pm.
Ashlee will provide free, confidential advocacy and support to UWM student survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, human trafficking, and/or stalking. She also provides emotional support, as well as legal, medical, and academic advocacy to survivors. They help survivors understand and navigate their different options by providing:
Accompaniment to, and explanation of
- Medical Appointments
- Law Enforcement Interviews
- Criminal Court Proceedings
- Civil Court Proceedings
- Title IX Proceedings
- Probation and Parole Proceedings
Assistance with requesting adjustments related to
- On Campus Work
- Financial Aid
Assistance in filling out paperwork related to
- Restraining Orders
- Crime Victim Compensation
- Victim Impact Statements
Referrals to other resources on campus and in the community
- Support Groups
- Advocacy Services
- Legal Assistance
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach the WRC or Ashlee (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Join Our Discord!
Due to COVID-19 our hang out space is closed, but you can still “hang out” with us on Discord. Download the mobile app, use your computer browser, or even download the computer application, and then click on this link to join our server: http://bit.ly/WRCdiscord
Discord is a free online instant messaging platform where friends of the WRC can talk, chat, hangout, and interact virtually.
How do I join?
To join the WRC’s Discord you can download the mobile app, use your computer browser, or even download the computer application. Specifically, you can find the WRC’s Discord at http://bit.ly/WRCdiscord