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
The Red Sand Project
January 11th - January 31st
Art Installation Project for Human Trafficking Awareness Month
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
Intervene Bystander Intervention Workshop
February 17th - 2:00 to 4:00, or 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.
Transgender Community 201
February 11th - 3:00 to 5:00
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/PePCDUeSynbzAo1bA
The presentation will showcase challenges that transgender individuals have to manage, more in-depth knowledge on non-binary and genderfluid individuals, detransitioning to include what it means and why individuals make that decision.
History of Drag
February 25th - 3:00 to 5:00
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/YcN57q54czNVe5M4A
The presentation will showcase the history of drag as an art form, the difference between drag kings and queens in relation to the transgender community, and the transformation of drag through the years.
Drag Make-Up Tutorial
March 4th - 3:00 to 5:00
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/Nni6yMghkvr3jV8L8
This presentation will showcase the impressive art and skill one must showcase to do drag make-up.
International Women's History Day - #ChooseToChallenge
March 8th- 3:00 to 4:00
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/efT296irrqjHtwJT6
Send in your #ChooseToChallenge images
Keen 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
Keynote - Amy Pence Brown
Registration link: TBD
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.
Gender Resource Center Posters
Join us on November 19th, from 3:00 to 5:00, for Trans 101. This event will feature a panel that will discuss transgender identities and issues. Register at: https://forms.gle/MsffoHKscxWZQPj87 and a Zoom link and password will be sent to you.
Idaho State University Policies
Trans Name Change Procedure
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
Inclusive Bathroom Map
Physical Science Building B115
Administration Building 227A
Graveley Hall B5
Red Hill 219, 220
Rendezvous Complex 231
Pond Student Union Building 102, 103
Trade & Tech Building 51 311
Bengal Depot 1st floor (2)
Biological Sciences 273, 274
Possible Future Locations
Business Administration B41, B39
Facilities B3, B4, 116, 117
Student Health 18, 20 112A, 137
Rec Center 274, 276
Speech Pathology 211, 225, 226
Stephens Performing Art 120
Eames Complex 00024A
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