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For Immediate Release: October 4, 2012


The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) will continue its fall lunchtime seminar series October 18th with “Educational Equity for Girls of Color: A Multi-level Media Strategy,” presented by Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., research scientist at WCW, and Rosa Lau, B.F.A, cinematographer and co-editor of the project.

Partnering with Boston-based Teen Voices to produce a short video series, this year-long collaborative multi-media project, funded by the Schott Foundation for Public Education, was designed to understand and reveal barriers to providing an opportunity to learn to girls of color and strategies to ensure educational equity. In the video series, teens are featured as the experts and agents of their own learning experiences; they offer examples of effective strategies and solutions for closing the opportunity gap. The series also highlights different perspectives across educators, afterschool mentors, administrators, and policymakers.

The goal of the project is to offer community-based and social media opportunities for dialogue about dispelling stereotypes and dismantling barriers to success for young women of color. In this presentation, Charmaraman and Lau will discuss their journey during the project and show video clips from the series.  WCW Class of ’67 intern Temple Price will also be joining them to discuss dissemination strategies to reach a wide audience.

Lunchtime seminars are held Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Centers' Cheever House location, 828 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA. The programs are free and open to the public. Bring your lunch, WCW will provide tea and coffee. To confirm program line-up, call 781 283 2500 or visit www.wcwonline.org/calendar.

The Wellesley Centers for Women is one of the largest gender-focused research-and-action organizations in the world. Scholars at the Centers conduct social science research and evaluation, develop theory and publications, and implement training and action programs on issues that put women’s lives and women’s concerns at the center. Since 1974, WCW’s work has generated changes in attitudes, practices, and public policy.