Mission

UIC’s Women’s Leadership and Resource Center (WLRC) is a Center for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (CCUSC) and serves faculty, staff, and students across all its campuses (East, West, Law, UI Health).

WLRC’s mission is to increase awareness of and affirm the diverse needs of woman-identified persons in higher education; provide opportunities to learn about the histories of and contemporary issues in feminist movements, activism, and scholarship, especially as they relate to white supremacy, ableism, heterosexism, transphobia, wealth inequality, et al; and promote gender equity, anti-violence, inclusion, and social justice on campus and in the larger society and world.

To accomplish this mission, WLRC aims to

  • offer engaged learning opportunities for individual students, classes, and groups
  • provide a range of programs (e.g., lectures, film series, workshops, exhibitions, colloquia, storytelling, artmaking, etc.) and resources from feminist, anti-racist, and anti-oppression perspectives
  • assist students and staff in identifying and acquiring resources, tools, opportunities, and skills that help them have a successful experience at UIC
  • bring attention to the need for self-care, spiritual well-being, respect, and sense of belonging among students and staff
  • foster collaborations and connections among UIC faculty/students/staff and with feminist and social justice groups in Chicago to address the issues that impact the lives of marginalized women
  • create spaces for building community and solidarity and fostering dialogue
  • encourage awareness about gender-based violence and advocate for safety through the Campus Advocacy Network (CAN) program. CAN provides
    • confidential crisis support and advocacy for survivors of any gender/sexual/racial identity or university status who have experienced gender-based violence, and
    • educational programs, training, campaigns, activism, internships, and community-building.

Location and Hours

1101 West Taylor Street, Suite 310
Chicago, IL 60607
(corner of Taylor and Aberdeen)

The CTA 157 EB & WB buses stop on our corner, and we are two blocks from the 60 EB & WB bus stops at Taylor and Racine.

If you have difficulties finding us, please call us at (312) 413-1025.

We are open year-round Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.

We are currently working remotely but can be reached by phone or email.

Google Map of 1101 W. Taylor St.