Hello! Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!

We at the Womxn’s Action Commission are working on updating our website. While we continue to work on this virtual platform, please subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Instagram (@ASUWWAC) to stay up to date on all things WAC. If you have any other questions/comments/concerns, please email either the Director or Assistant Director (emails below).

Director email: asuwomn@uw.edu

Assistant Director’s email: asuwom1@uw.edu

If you’re looking to get involved right now, check out our internship application that closes October 23rd. We can’t wait to start working with all of you lovely womxn! 🙂

Internship Application: https://forms.gle/mCPEUeedofNUjSP39

About the Womxn’s Action Commission

The ASUW Womxn’s Action Commission (WAC) is one of eight diversity commissions founded by the Associated Students of the University of Washington. Each commission has a mandate to put on educational programs each quarter, as well as serve and advocate for its constituency within the student government and the administration. The WAC seeks a social justice framework that recognizes and affirms the multiple and intersecting identities held by womxn-identified and/or female-assigned-at-birth constituents.


The values of the Womxn’s Action Commission include…

  • gender-based empowerment and advocacy
  • educating others about the oppressions faced by womxn-identified and/or female-assigned-at-birth people
  • emphasizing the intersectionality of “womxn”
  • dissecting the complexities of gender identity, gender expression, and sex identity
  • promoting accessible and safe spaces for a range of womxn-identified and/or female-assigned-at-birth students
  • striving for socio-economic justice for womxn-identified and/or female-assigned-at-birth members of all communities
  • recognizing and addressing power & privilege differentials between/among womxn-identified and/or female-assigned-at-birth communities as a way to pursue processes of allyship

We seek to carry out our values through…

Programming

  • Planning small and large-scale events aimed at a wide range of womxn-identified and/or female-assigned-at-birth students and uphold an intersectional anti-oppression framework
  • Focusing on collaboration with other commissions, campus entities, registered student organizations (RSOs), and off-campus communities

Advocacy

  • Pursuing senate resolutions that advocate for the concerns of womxn-identified and/or female-assigned-at-birth students
  • Participating in local, national or international activism efforts that affect womxn-identified and/or female-assigned-at-birth communities

Resources

  • Maintaining a WAC office that offers resources and information, particularly regarding issues of sexual and/or relationship health & well-being
  • Providing resources/referrals accessible for womxn-identified and/or female-assigned-at-birth students with a range of backgrounds, orientations, minds, and bodies

Community Building

  • Establishing WAC meetings as affirming spaces of liberation, accountability, and interpersonal connections
  • Communicating with constituent RSOs, as well as outreaching to other identity-based and social justice communities

Education

  • Creating intentional learning spaces for students to explore topics including feminism, anti-oppression frameworks, power & privilege and social justice.
  • Updating the WAC’s social media accounts with journalism and blogs from critical feminist perspectives