Manhattan College’s Lasallian Women and Gender Resource Center is an inclusive space designed to centralize resources, support, and advocacy for students having experiences related to gender, sexuality, including sexual assault prevention and gender justice. The LWGRC is a new initiative at Manhattan, opening in Fall 2018 in response to student advocacy. It is designed as a site of collaboration and solidarity between students, faculty, and the Office of Student Life, as well as our broader campus, Lasallian, and Bronx community
The LGWRC draws on Lasallian hallmarks to provide a safe, supportive and inclusive space for students grappling with gender and sexual identity as well as gender-based violence survivor response and support. It focuses on support, education, referrals, outreach, empowerment for students, as well as supporting research and scholarship on gender and sexuality in the Lasallian tradition
We are guided by the principles of intersectional and transnational feminism, and seek to create an intentional space in which to explore the experience of gender on a Lasallian, Catholic campus. We are committed to the Lasallian conception of inclusive community, and pay careful attention to the ways in which those with multiple marginalized identities experience gender-based oppression. Our purpose is to develop distinctively Lasallian resources to help students to intentionally grapple with experiences of oppression, privilege, and social justice.