Past Press Releases

April 8, 2010

WELLESLEY, MA— In this presentation Georgia Hall and Linda Charmaraman will share early findings from a study of a middle school boys’ empowerment group, collected through participant and staff interviews, focus groups, participant observations, and questionnaires. Researchers have documented the social interactions and processes within this group setting, which may impact youths’ struggles with interpersonal violence, peer affiliation, and sense of belonging.

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  

For 35 years, scholars from the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) at Wellesley College have helped drive positive social change through their social science research projects and training programs. 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.