Women and Gender Studies Resource Room
Located in Humanities 316, this space is available for study and small social gatherings, Monday-Friday 9-5, Fall and Spring semesters unless there is a previously scheduled meeting. Please consult the room calendar for meeting times.
The resource room also has a refreshed (non-circulating) library, with many current course texts and books of interest to WGS students. Browse the complete WGS library.
Activities and Events
Department events are announced via e-mail and posted to our Facebook page. To be added to our e-mail list, contact Women and Gender Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “WGS email list.”
Advancement to Candidacy
The Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) is filed after the student has completed a minimum of 12 units, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, and before completing 27 units of work applicable to the M.A. degree. Once the ATC form is approved, the student is advanced to candidacy. Further information may also be found at the Division of Graduate Studies website.
Undergraduate Career Options
Career options for majors and minors
More than 60 Bay Area-based nonprofit social justice and arts organizations offer internships to Women and Gender Studies majors.
Fall 17/ Spring 18 Deadlines TBA
M.A. Culminating Projects
Student theses and creative projects from 1971 to present
Women and Gender Studies Publications
Publications are created each semester by the students in WGS 690: Senior Seminar, the capstone for majors in Women and Gender Studies.
Graduate Career Options
Career options for the master of arts in Women and Gender Studies.
LOCAL IMMIGRATION/RESOURCE OFFICES:
SFILEN - San Francisco Immigration Legal and Education Network
-African Advocacy Network (AAN)
938 Valencia St. San Francisco
-Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC)
522 Valencia St. San Francisco
-Asian Law Caucus (ALC)
55 Columbus Ave. San Francisco
-Asian Pacific Islander and Legal Outreach
1121 Mission St. San Francisco
-Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)
-Causa Justa/ Just Cause
2301 Mission St. San Francisco
-Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
3101 Mission St. San Francisco
-Chinese for Affirmative Action
17 Walter U Lum pl. San Francisco
-Dolores Street Community Services
938 Valencia St. San Francisco
-Filipino Community Center (FCC)
4681 Mission St. San Francisco
-La Raza Centro Legal
474 Valencia St. San Francisco
-Mujeres Unidas Y Activas (MUA)
3543 18th St. San Francisco
-People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights (PODER!)
474 Valencia St. San Francisco
1) NQAPIA website (mostly for Asian queers but broadly applicable)
4) upcoming legal workshop: Name and Gender ID Change Drop-In Clinic, 10 December<https://www.facebook.com/events/calendar?adjusted_ts=1481356800&open_popup_on_init=1> at 11:00–19:00 Liberating Ourselves Locally<https://www.facebook.com/pages/Liberating-Ourselves-Locally/242628339190822>
1234 23rd Ave., Oakland, California 94601
5) Immigrant Legal Resource Center Community Resources: https://www.ilrc.org/know-your-rights-and-what-immigrant-families-should-do-now
It’s important for everyone to know their rights if approached by an immigration (ICE) agent as well as how families can best prepare for something happening. This resource provides practical tips for things immigrant families can do now to prepare as well as information on rights everyone has in the United States, regardless of immigration status.
1) about white kinship at Thanksgiving time: https://gukira.wordpress.com/2016/11/16/thanksgiving/
2) about normalization: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/what-normalization-means
3) on White Feminism: http://www.versobooks.com/blogs/2936-elite-white-feminism-gave-us-trump-it-needs-to-die
4) on living in an autocracy:
Masha Gessen, “Autocracy: Rules for Survival.”
5) on global possibilities: http://linkis.com/africasacountry.com/jSbwp
http://deescalationandintervention.weebly.com website of resources from Mimi Nguyen, U of Illinois
On changing gender markers on IDs, passports, birth-certificates and other legal documents: http://www.transequality.org/documents/
OTHER READINGS and SYLLABI (including a great syllabus on Standing Rock) from The New Inquiry:
A Time for Treason
The People’s Community Medics (PCM)
Instead of calling the cops (From Catalyst Project)
Please read and share these resources about what to do instead of calling the cops:
Recommendations and Love for Cop Watchers by Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
What To Do Instead of Calling the Police
Don't Call the Police by Mike Ludwig
Calling Someone Other Than the Cops by Conor Friedersdorf
Policing is a Dirty Job, But Nobody's Got To Do It: 6 Ideas for a Cop Free World by José Martín
Critical Resistance Oakland Power Project
The Oakland Power Projects (OPP) builds the capacity for Oakland residents to reject police and policing as the default response to harm and to highlight or create alternatives that actually work by identifying current harms, amplifying existing resources, and developing new practices that do not rely on policing solutions.
Resources for Addressing Harm, Accountability, and Healing (From Critical Resistance)
WGS Emergency Fund Scholarship
The purpose of the WGS Student Emergency Fund Scholarship is to support students in need of “emergency” funding. An emergency is broadly defined to include those categories not covered as part of the regular cost of attendance (i.e. NOT “tuition fees, books and supplies, meals, housing, transportation, and personal expenses” per Financial Aid). During the 2016-2017 academic year, 14 scholarships were awarded.
The award is open to all graduate and undergraduate students majoring or minoring in WGS. Preference is given to graduate students and undergraduate majors, and there is no GPA requirement. The scholarship is open to all students, regardless of citizenship status.
Contact the Department Chair for more information. If your application is awarded, a copy of a bill tied to your emergency may be required.
Advising Resource Center
The College of Liberal & Creative Arts established the student Advising Resource Center (ARC) to provide multiple support services to students. You can receive information regarding requirements for your degree, petitions, financial aid, tutoring, student clubs, events, careers and much more.