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WRAC has complied serveral resources to help support and understand women's issues.

  1. Campus Resources
  2. Community Resources
  3. Internet Resources

Campus Resources

Departments

Department of Women's Studies
(218) 726-7953

Health

Student Health Services and Counseling Center
(218) 726-8155
Women’s Health Services
(218) 726-8155
STI/HIV testing
(218) 726-8155
Sexual Health educators
(218) 726-8155
grief support group
(218) 726-8155

Multicultural Programs

African American Student Programs
(218) 726-6187
American Indian Learning Resource Center
(218) 726-6293
Asian / Pacific American Student Programs
(218) 726-6335
Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Services
(218) 726-7300
Latino / Chicano Student Programs
(218) 726-8444
International Student Programs
(218) 726-8962

Offices

Office of Equal Opportunity
(218) 726-7041
Office of Financial Aid & Registrar
(218) 726-8000

Security

Campus Police
911 or (218) 726-8770
Safe Walk
218-726-6100

Miscellaneous

Commission on Women
(218) 726-6537

Community Resources

Childcare

Arrowhead Childcare Resource & Referral
Serving Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake & St. Louis Counties.
(218) 726-2273 or 1-800-450-0450

Coffeehouses

At Sara's Table
Chester Creek Cafe
A women's bookstore and coffeehouse.
(218) 723-8569
Northland Women's Coffeehouse
The Coffeehouse celebrates the achievements and talents of women in our area.
(218) 720-6073

Domestic Abuse (see also Women's Shelters)

Domestic Abuse Intervention Project (DAIP)
DAIP is a comprehensive, community-based program for intervention in domestic abuse cases.
(218) 722-2781
Praxis International
Praxis is a non-profit research and training organization, collaborating with community groups who want to understand and change institutional practices that perpetuate the abuse of women.
(218) 525-0487
Outfront Domestic Violence Services
Outfront Minnesota has a trained domestic abuse staff experienced working specifically with same-sex domestic abuse. You can speak to a trained domestic violence counselor 24/7
(612) 824-8434

Health Care

Planned Parenthood
Provides reproductive health care to men and women.
(218) 722-0833
Women's Health Center
The Women's Health Center is a medical reproductive health care clinic providing services to area women and men.
(218) 727-3352 or 1-800-735-7654

Government

Saint Louis County Social Services
The department is responsible for administration of all forms of public assistance, including child support collection enforcement, child and adult protection, and other community social services for the disabled, elderly, mentally ill, and chemically dependent.
(218) 726-2083

Legal Assistance

Duluth Legal Aid
We provide legal services at no charge to eligible low income residents of our area whose legal issues fit within our priorities. The civil legal services we provide are geared to protect the basic needs of our clients: food, shelter, medical insurance, income protection and safety.
(218) 726-4800
Indian Legal Assistance
Serving Aitkin County, Carlton County, Grand Marais in Cook County, Two Harbors in Lake County, and Duluth, Virginia and Hibbing in St. Louis County
(218) 727-2881 or 1-888-249-3205
Safe Haven Resource Center

Media

New Moon Magazine
New Moon Publishing produces media for every girl who wants her voice heard and her dreams taken seriously and for every adult who cares about girls.
1-800-381-4743

Mental Health Care

Full Circle Center for Psychotherapy
Offers spiritual direction and bodywork.
(218) 726-5433
Human Development Center
The mission of the Human Development Center is to provide community mental health care that is accessible, comprehensive, and the highest possible quality.
(218) 728-4491
Miller Dwan Crisis Intervention
Miller-Dwan Medical Center operates a telephone crisis line and crisis walk-in service for mental health emergencies.
(218) 723-0099

Midwives

 

Organizations

Arrowhead Transgender Group
Support and education of transgender issues in the upper midwest.
(218) 722-8585
 
Building for Women
Provides a home for organizations and activities which promote the safety, dignity and empowerment of women.
(218) 720-6073

    Aurora, A Northland Lesbian Center
    Aurora works to nurture and support our own community of women and at the same time same time work to change our society as a whole.
    (218) 722-4903
    YWCA of Duluth
    The YWCA is committed to the empowerment of women and girls and the elimination of racism.
    (218) 722-7425

 
Dads And Daughters (DAD)
DADs seeks to strengthen relationships with our daughters by changing messages that value our daughters more for how they look than who they are.
1-888-824-DADS
Emily Program
The Emily Program provides personalized holistic and humanistic care for any individual struggling with eating disorders and related problems.
 
 
Men as Peacemakers
Men as Peacemakers aims to foster and develop peacemakers through modeling, mentoring, storytelling, and dialogue.
(218) 727-1939
Together for Youth/LSS
Support Group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning teens
(218) 722-5053
 

Political Groups

The League of Women Voters - Duluth
A nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government.
(218) 724-0132

Sexual Assault

PAVSA (Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault)
PAVSA (Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault) provides crisis intervention, support and education to victims of sexual violence.
(218) 726-1442
Crisis Line: (218)726-1931

Women's Shelters

CASDA (Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse)
Services offered include a 24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter, transitional housing, and advocacy.
1-800-649-2921 or (715) 392-3136
Dabinoo 'Igan
A Native women's shelter in Duluth.
(218) 722-2247
Safe Haven Shelter
Providing women and their children with advocacy, safety and space to heal.
(218) 728-6481

Internet Resources

Body Image

About-Face
Promotes positive self-esteem in girls and women of all ages, sizes, races and backgrounds through a spirited approach to media education, outreach, and activism.
Adios Barbie
No matter what your size or background, we hope to inspire you to love your body through thick and thin!
 
Body Image Betrayal & Related Issues
Every day millions of men and women engage in combat with themselves. They fight a constant war between the image they see in the mirror and the image they believe they need to obtain.
Body Positive
Boosting body image at any weight.
Femme Revolution
A site dedicated to improving the portrayal of women in the media.
Healthy Weight Network
Authoritative, scientific research on dieting, the failure of weight loss programs, eating disorders, obesity, overweight, size acceptance, diet quackery, and moving ahead with the nondiet health at any size paradigm.
Real Woman Project
A website designed to fight the negative images of woman with positive images of women through song, stories, poems, and more.
NAAFA Online
The website of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance.

Date Rape Drugs

Date Rape Drugs: From Men Against Sexual Assault
Discusses several date rape drugs as well as protection tips.
Date Rape Drugs: What You Need To Know
Discusses GHB, Rohypnol, Ketamine, and Ecstasy, their effects, and what you can do to protect yourself.

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorder Awareness
The objective of the Eating Disorder Education Organization is to increase the awareness of eating disorders and their prevalence throughout society by encouraging people to develop a positive self image based on ability and personality rather than just physical appearance.
Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
Their goal is to provide assistance, in the form of information and resources, to those suffering with eating disorders to get them started on the road to recovery and healthy living.
Eating Disorders Anonymous
A website dedicated to providing a space for individuals to share their expierences, hope, and strength. Balance, not abstinence, is the goal.
Something Fishy
A comprehensive online support and information center on eating disorders.

Feminism

Bitch Media
Non profit organization that publishes a magazine about pop culture, feminism, and media criticism.
Bust Magazine
Bust covers news, crafts, art, sex, and fashion from an independent third wave feminist perspective.
Equality Now
An international human rights organization dedicated to action for the civil, political, economic and social rights of girls and women.
Feminist.com
Feminist.com is a grassroots, interactive community by, for and about women.
Feminist Majority
The Feminist Majority Foundation, founded in 1987, is an organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence.
The Feminist Theory Website
The Feminist Theory Website provides research materials and information for students, activists, and scholars interested in women's conditions and struggles around the world.
Feminism 101
A blog where frequently asked questions about feminism are answered.
Feministing.com
A platform for young women and gender non-conforming people to speak on their own behalf on issues that affect their lives and futures.
Guerrilla Girls
The Guerrilla Girls are a group of women artists, writers, performers and film makers who fight discrimination, using humor to convey information, provoke discussion, and to show that feminists can be funny.
Ms. Foundation for Women
A national, multi-issue public women's fund, creating opportunities such as Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
Ms. Magazine Online
Ms. Magazine addresses a variety of subjects, including environmental feminism, women's work styles, and the politics of emerging technologies,emphasizing investigative reporting and feminist political analysis.
National Organization for Women (NOW)
NOW is dedicated to making legal, political, social and economic change in our society in order to eliminate sexism and end all oppression.
Third Wave Foundation
The Third Wave Foundation helps support the leadership of young women 15 to 30 by providing resources, public education, and relationship building.
 
Who needs Feminism?
A website dedicated to fighting the popular misconceptions regarding feminism via submissions of people from around the world and their reasons for being a feminist.
 
 
 
 

For Men

Dads and Daughters
Inspire, understand, and support your daughter.
Men Can Stop Rape
Men Can Stop Rape (formerly Men's Rape Prevention Project) empowers male youth and the institutions that serve them to work as allies with women in preventing rape and other forms of men's violence. Through awareness-to-action education and community organizing, we promote gender equity and build men's capacity to be strong without being violent.
Men For Change
Male Positive! Pro-Feminist! Gay Affirmative! Anti-Racist! The members of Men For Change are dedicated towards promoting positive masculinity and ending sexism and violence.
Menstuff
We believe that women and men are each other's natural allies and inherently are eager to be in close, warm, loving contact with each other. (This includes lesbians and gays). In addition, both groups want to be as close to others of their own sex. Men are not women's enemy, nor vice versa.
Men Stopping Rape
Men Stopping Rape is an organization of men working in the Madison community and greater Dane Co. to promote education for men about a topic that historically is viewed as a women's issue: sexual assault.
Men Stopping Violence
Men Stopping Violence was founded in 1982 based on the premise that men can work together, in alliance with the battered women's movement, to end men's violence against women
National Organization for Men Against Sexism
Pro-feminist, gay-affirmative, anti-racist, dedicated to enhancing men's lives.
The White Ribbon Campaign
The WRC is the largest effort in the world of men working to end men's violence against women.
Dr. Michael Kaufman
A public speaker, educator, writer and consultant focused on engaging men and boys in promoting gender equality.
A Call to Men
Works to create a world where all men and boy are loving and respectful and all women and girls are valued and safe.
Men's Resources International

Men as Peacemakers

College & University Women's Centers

Minnesota Women's Center
This is a comprehensive list of links by the Women's Center at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Contact Us

Women's Resource and Action Center University of Minnesota Duluth Kirby Student Center 266 1120 Kirby Drive Duluth, MN 55812-3085 (218) 726-6292 wrac@d.umn.edu

Office Hours (Summer)

Monday
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

If you need emergency assistance, please contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward in Kirby Student Center 233, (218) 726-8444, or swoodwar@d.umn.edu.

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