Past Press Releases


Lunchtime Seminar: Racial Identity among European American Adolescents: A Developmental Look at White Privilege

April 17, 2008

Wellesley, MA–In this talk, Jennifer Grossman and Linda Charmaraman, postdoctoral research fellows at the Wellesley Centers for Women, will discuss the importance of race for white adolescents and how it differs across school and class contexts.

Lunchtime Seminar Series programs are free and open to the public. Held Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 in the Cheever House Library, the seminars highlight the work of Wellesley Centers for Women researchers and program staff. For more information, call 781.283.2500 or visit  

Since 1974, the Wellesley Centers for Women has been a driving force—both behind the scenes and in the spotlight—promoting positive change for women, children, and families. Work at WCW addresses three major areas: the status of women and girls and the advancement of their human rights both in the United States and around the globe; the education, care, and development of children and youth; and the emotional wellbeing of families and individuals. Issues of diversity and equity are central across all the work as are the experiences and perspectives of women from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.