University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Women's Resource Center

August 2020 Newsletter

The WRC's physical office is currently closed, but we are virtually able to support you. Please visit our website [] and follow our social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) for the most up-to-date information. You can connect with the WRC through social media or email for more information or resources ( Stay safe and well!

August Events Overview:

Virtual Book Club August Recap: August 31st, 12:00-12:30pm

August Events

August Book Club Recap Meeting

On August 31st from 12:00pm-12:30pm the Virtual Book Club will hold its last recap meeting! If you read all, some, or none of August's book, feel free to drop in and learn what Headscarves and Hymens by Mona Eltaway was about and what to expect from the Virtual Book Club!
Virtual Book Club

The Period Project

As we continue serving UWM's students virtually, the WRC has created The Period Project to assist UWM students who need access to free menstrual hygiene products and/or safer sex supplies. We will have drop-offs on Mondays and will text you when the supplies have been dropped off! To participate, visit:
Period Project Sign-up

Other Information from the WRC:

RSVP to Womxn-Identified Graduate Virtual Coffee Hour!

This fall we will be hosting Womxn-Identified Graduate Coffee Hours where Womxn-Identified Graduate students can come together virtually, share thoughts and ideas, gain a community, and get to know more womxn in their programs! Please RSVP at if you're interested in participating as we do not have set dates/times yet - this way we can keep you in the loop when we make the final decisions!

Womxn Identified Grad Coffee Hour

Ambassador Program Fall 2020! 

No need to fear, the Ambassador Program will be here (this fall 2020). While no dates/times are finalized yet we will anticipate having a virtual Ambassador Program this fall. Follow our social media and look forward to our September email for more information to follow!

Tea Time

Tea Time is back this fall! Join us on Collaborate Ultra for our monthly Discussions about Hot Topics. We will have monthly discussions starting on September 15th; other dates will include October 13th and November 10th. Visit for the links and more information!

Fall Lactation Room Changes

The WRC Lactation Room (WG23) will be open during WRC Office Hours for Fall 2020. Those wishing to access the space will need to sign-up in advance online. WRC staff will continue to maintain the space including cleaning the space daily and between visitors. More information will be available soon! The lactation room can be accessed outside of WRC Office Hours through the Union Front Desk. Please contact us ( with any questions.

Congratulations Graduates of 2020!

On August 16th at 10am (CDT), there will be a virtual commencement ceremony to celebrate our most recent UWM graduates. Please visit for more information!

News from Campus

As we approach the fall 2020 academic semester, several updates from the Chancellor and UWM have been sent out. If you missed them here they are!

Community Information

Reproaction is Hiring in Milwaukee!

Reproaction is hiring an Abortion Equity Organizer. This is a full-time exempt position beginning in August, and is made possible through Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Equitable Abortion Access Reproductive Justice grant. While Reproaction is an allvirtual organization, strong preference for this position will be given to candidates who live in or near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. To learn more about this job opening, you can find the job description link here! You will need a cover letter, resume, an original statement detailing your commitment to direct action, abortion access without exeptions and reproductive justice, and three professional references.

I've Posted on Social Media, What Now?

During this time, we at the WRC have seen and shared various resources for organizations across the nation; however, we noticed the lack of information for the Milwaukee area so we created info graphics for you! They include organizations to donate to in the Milwaukee area, resources to expand your knowledge, and action items you can take to continue to fight racism in America. Feel free to tag the WRC @uwmwrc if you post them!

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