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Welcome to the Idaho State University (ISU) Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center (GRC). The GRC has been on the ISU campus since 1998. The GRC was created by the ISU Student Senate to honor the very well respected Dean of Student Affairs, Janet C. Anderson who was retiring and whom the center is named after.


Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center
Rendezvous Bldg. Rm. 235
921 S. 8th, Stop 8141
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID. 83209
(208) 282-2805
FAX (208) 282-5829


Stacey Gibson

Director, Office of Equity & Inclusion

Office: Rendezvous 157A

(208) 282-3973

Stephanie Richardson

Stephanie Richardson

GRC Assistant Director

Office: Rendezvous 235

(208) 282-3590




Women of Black History Quizzes

February 16th,18th,23rd and 25th - 11:30 to 12:00

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In honor of Black History Month we are holding quizzes on Tuesday and Thursday at 11:30 to test your knowledge. Join us to win prizes.

Note: Questions courtesy of the National Women's History Project and Created by Margaret Zierdt, National Women's History Project Board Member


Intervene Bystander Intervention Workshop

March 5th from 9:00 to 11:00, or April 13th from 12:00 to 2:00

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  • Video: The online 20-minute video Intervene includes brief filmed scenarios demonstrating ways in which student bystanders can successfully intervene in problematic situations. Seven different situations are addressed, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence (emotional abuse), hazing, alcohol emergency, emotional distress, and bias. Characters in the film represent the diverse identities of college student populations including race, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and ability.

  • Workshop: 60-minute workshop the provides an opportunity for students to view the video with others and engage in a facilitated conversation to reflect upon the attitudes and behaviors that influence the process of intervening as an individual or with assistance. Participants also discuss additional related scenarios not included in the film.


Women History Month History

"Healing Trauma After Violence: Hope For tomorrow!"

Tricia Bent-Goodley, Ph.D., LICSW, LCSW-C

Professor Emeritus, Howard university, School of Social Work

March 18th 3:00 to 4:00

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Dr. Tricia Bent-Goodley

Dr. Tricia Bent-Goodley is a Professor Emeritus at Howard University School of Social Work and a Graduate Professor of Public Health in the Howard University Graduate School. Dr. Bent-Goodley is a researcher and licensed practicing clinical social worker with expertise in mental health, systems engineering, and educational roles. Her research, administrative and clinical career have included a specialized focus on addressing trauma and violence with a focus on community-based interventions, culturally specific care, and working with professional athletes. She has developed academic and student support programs in her tenure at Howard working to support the intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual development of undergraduate, graduate and professional students. A primary strength for Dr. Bent-Goodley is that she not only has knowledge of trauma and violence as a researcher, but directly at the grassroots level through a career of developing innovative programs and clinical intervention. Prior to coming to Howard, Dr. Bent-Goodley served as the administrator of a countywide family violence prevention program - managing mental health clinical care, case management, psychoeducational groups, and concrete services.  Since then, Dr. Bent-Goodley obtained external funding and served as the Founding Director of the Howard University Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program, Office of the Provost – the office dedicated to providing sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking prevention education, advocacy, intervention, policy development, coordination, and bystander education campus wide to students, faculty and staff. The Program was noted as a national model during her tenure as Director.

Dr. Bent-Goodley is also a researcher with sustained funding in areas of sexual and domestic violence prevention, healthy relationship education, engaging men and boys, and conducting community-driven and faith-based research.  Her current funding is in the area of Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention where she has conducted research and provided training and technical assistance on a National Demonstration Initiative to law enforcement, local providers, court systems and community organizations on how to provide trauma informed and culturally responsive community engagement strategies to prevent domestic violence homicide. Dr. Bent-Goodley’s prior funding included the development of culturally responsive and community-driven interventions in areas of faith-based approaches to domestic violence, engaging men and boys in domestic and sexual violence prevention, healthy relationship education, HIV risk reduction and domestic violence prevention among couples, men and women.  She has substantive scholarly publications including books in areas of marriage, social policy, domestic violence, and social work entrepreneurship and innovation.

 Dr. Bent-Goodley is the Immediate Past Editor-in-Chief of Social Work, the flagship journal of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). She is the second African American woman to serve in this role in the journal’s 60 + year history. She currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Believing in the importance of service, Dr. Bent- Goodley volunteers and leads in multiple national and local roles and board memberships such as Chair and Founding Member of the Prince George's County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team and Chair of the Research and Evaluation Work Group for Ujima: The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence in the Black Community.  She has received numerous county, state, and national awards for her scholarly achievement, mentoring of students, and commitment to service including CSWE Distinguished Recent Contributions in Social Work Education and NABSW Distinguished Service in Social Work Education.

Dr. Bent-Goodley received her B.A. from Queens College of the City University of New York, Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. from Columbia University in Social Policy, Planning and Analysis with a specialization in public health. 

International Women's Day = #ChooseToChallange

March 8th - All Day

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Send in your #ChooseToChallenge images

This event was designed to show solidarity and support in choosing to challenge!

Individuals and organizations are invited to send in their #ChooseToChallenge images as we'll soon be celebrating some of the best images from around the world in the lead up to International Women's Day 2021.

So strike the #ChooseToChallenge pose and raise your finger high to show your commitment to choosing to challenge inequality, pledging to call out bias, and actively questioning stereotypes.

Submit selfies to All gender identities welcome.






Positive Body Image Symposium 2021

March 9th

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The symposium will feature renowned researchers and lectures with expertise in body image.  The sessions will offer CE’s with certificates  $25.00 for 3 CE's, or $10.00 per session for 1 CE(Continuing Education credit) need for some career paths.   The symposium is free to the ISU community and the general public.

The link to register to PAY for CE’s:

10:00 - 10:50

Allison (Alyee) Willets, LPC, NCC

Emotions and Body Image:  How to Better Feel

11:00 - 11:50

Danielle Basye, RDN, LD, RYT

Intuitive Eating 101

1:00 - 2:30
Keynote - Amy Pence Brown

Amy Pence-Brown is a fat feminist mother who believes in opening her mouth and her heart. From both of these places she tells stories –as a writer on her blog and other local & national publications, as a historian and adjunct faculty speaking and teaching, and as a visual artist creating subversive stitchings and performance pieces. She’s been a body image activist for the past decade and recently became internationally known for her radical stand for self-love at the Capital City Public Market in Boise, Idaho in2015, which was documented in a blog post, photographs and a video viewed over 200million times. Her message about the value of all bodies, no matter their size, has been covered by numerous media outlets, including CNN, USA Today, Cosmopolitan, People, TODAY, Huffington Post, Upworthy, HLN, the Dr. Oz show, SHAPE, xo Jane, TIME and Fitness magazine. She continues to lead the body positive revolution through public speaking and education, including on the TEDx stage, to students young and old, and the Boise Rad Fat Collective, a radical group of 2,300people of all ages, sizes, colors, genders and nationalities. She also leads RADCAMP: A Body Positive Boot Camp for Feminists and Feminist Teens, Be RAD! Be YOU! A Body Image Workshop for Girls aged 10-12, builds school gardens on the Boise Bench as a school garden coordinator and was named one of the 50 Idaho Women of the Year by the Idaho Business Review in 201.


The Red Sand Project - Human Trafficking Art Installation

April 5th - April 30th 

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Red Sand Project is a participatory artwork that raises awareness about vulnerabilities that can lead to human trafficking and exploitation.

Contact the GRC to get your sand and tool kit at the Gender Resource Center. Take a photo with the red sand in a sidewalk crack and label #RedSandProjectISU2021. Submit photo to:

Sidewalk interventions invite people to take the time to fill sidewalk cracks with red sand and document their sidewalk transformations on social media using #RedSandProjectISU2021 to recognize those who are overlooked and most at-risk of spending their lives being exploited for the profit of others.
Since the project’s launch in 2014, sidewalk interventions and convenings have taken place in cities across the United States and throughout the world.
Contact the GRC  to get your sand and tool kit at the ISU Gender Resource Center, Rendezvous 235, or call 208-282-3590 for information

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