Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center
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
FAX (208) 282-5829
Director, Office of Equity & Inclusion
Office: Rendezvous 157A
GRC Assistant Director
Office: Rendezvous 235
Women of Black History Quizzes
February 16th,18th,23rd and 25th - 11:30 to 12:00
Registration link: https://forms.gle/HgCBAnviGLTCjZWi6
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
Registration link: https://forms.gle/LA9hNswF4tfJAiHX9
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
Registration link: https://forms.gle/f1H7EqxpaPSQFfnE6
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 clinic
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
Registration link: https://forms.gle/efT296irrqjHtwJT6
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 https://www.facebook.com/isugrc. All gender identities welcome.
Positive Body Image Symposium 2021
Registration link: https://forms.gle/XQDqKn4aLbVGipWA8
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: https://secure.touchnet.
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 2017.
The Red Sand Project - Human Trafficking Art Installation
April 5th - April 30th
Registration link: https://forms.gle/yzuU86XJAo7vin3Y9
Red Sand Project is a participatory artwork that raises awareness about vulnerabilities that can lead to human trafficking and exploitation.
Pick up 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: https://www.facebook.com/isugrc
Denim Day - Sexual Assault Awarness Month
April 29th - All Day
Gender Resource Center Posters
Idaho State University Policies
ISU Preferred First Name Data Standard
How To Ask About Gender
Asking about gender identity on a form, survey, or project:
First, ask yourself why you are asking for gender identity on a survey at all. If you are taking various forms of demographic data to see who does or does not utilize services, we certainly encourage you to include a question about gender identity. However, we commonly find that sometimes folx are collecting information on gender identity and never use or assess that data. If you do not need/utilize this information for any particular purpose, consider not asking. Otherwise, here is our suggested way to ask for gender identity on a form:
Gender Identity: ____________________________
When open-ended questions are not possible:
Gender Identity (choose all that apply)
__ trans or transgender
__ another identity (please specify): _________________
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Policy
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