Byllye Avery

November 2, 2017

Byllye Y. Avery, founder of the Black Women's Health Imperative shared her story, exploring the many influences in her life that led her to become a health activist.

LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis speaking at the Lunchtime SeminarNovember 10, 2016

Over the past five years, the world has witnessed, in real time through social media, deaths of many Black youth and adults, often by the actions of police officers.

Erin JohnsonNovember 3, 2016

Physicians face complex and often subjective treatment decisions, and they are expected to make decisions in their patients’ best interest.

September 22, 2016

Studies show that the early years are important for children's growth and development, school readiness, and later life.

Linda Charmaraman June 3, 2016

Charmaraman considers four areas around adolescent development as it relates to media literacy and media consumption in her presentation.

June 3, 2016

Ceder discusses research on women's leadership in nonprofit theaters and how other trends in women's leadership in elected office and on corporate boards, reflect the need for more female representation and participation.

Amy Banks speaking at Lunchtime SeminarMay 19, 2016

There has been a long history of disconnection between the art of psychodynamic therapy work and the information being discovered in neuroscience research labs all around the world.

Linda M. WilliamsMay 12, 2016

Linda Williams, Ph.D., discusses her research on intimate partner violence, sex trafficking, and gender-based violence, sharing insights and perspectives federal policymakers could consider more in the coming years.

Wendy Wagner Robeson May 12, 2016

Robeson discusses the value and need for quality early care and education, noting the significant wage discrepancies for educators in this field compared to other educators and other professions, and sharing recommendations for ensuring a well-compensated, skilled workforce to prepare children for lifelong learning.

Amy Hoffman May 12, 2016

Hoffman shares some of the titles and authors that were recommended by invited contributors to the Women's Review of Books, to be on the reading list of the next U.S. President.

Tracy Gladstone May 12, 2016

Gladstone shares data on the alarming rates of depression in children and adolescents, providing insight and recommendations on ways practitioners and educators, with the help of policymakers, can help identify and prevent depression in more young people.

Ellen Gannett May 12, 2016

Gannett recommends ways policymakers and private industry can work together to create a stronger and more well-prepared workforce to meet the increased demands being placed on the out-of-school time field in order to contribute to both social/emotional and academic success of children and youth.

May 12, 2016

We are more alike than we are unalike – or so says the often quoted poem by Maya Angelou. Yet a substantial part of our cultural heritage is a racialized narrative that not only emphasizes our differences, but also ranks them as indicators of human worth.

Prioty Sarwar and Jennifer GrossmanMay 5, 2016

For both teens and parents, talking about sex can be uncomfortable, but often teens and parents disagree about whether or not they have talked about sex at all.

Amy HoffmanApril 21, 2016

In her April 21, 2016 lunchtime seminar, Amy Hoffman, M.F.A. read selections from her novel in progress Dot and Ralfie, which centers on a lesbian couple in their late sixties, who are facing some of the dilemmas of aging.

April 14, 2016

“Mind the Gap” is a well-known cautionary phrase from the London Underground, but it also offers an excellent picture of our child welfare system.

April 7, 2016

To say that health care is a community benefit and not simply an individual or national benefit, is to acknowledge that communities are critical moral actors in determining just and fair health care, argues Charlene Galarneau, Ph.D., in her forthcoming book

March 31, 2016

“Mindfulness” has become an increasingly popular term, especially when it comes to education.

WCW Lunchtime Seminar Series

    • Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) scholars offer seminar and panel presentations during which they share their work with other scholars and the general public. The WCW Lunchtime Seminar Series, for example, offers residents and visitors to the Greater Boston area the opportunity to hear, in person, about work by WCW researchers and program staff. Other special events bring these researchers and program staff into communities for special presentations to the Centers' many constituents.

    • Recordings of some past lunchtime seminars and other special events may be heard by clicking on the links below. You may need to adjust the volume when playing an audio file on your computer.

    • Please note that data and background information cited in these presentations were current for the date of the presentation but should not necessarily be considered the most current research on the related issues today.

  • The Wellesley Centers for Women Lunchtime Seminar Series is made possible by support from The Cowles/Sulzberger Fund, an endowed gift to the Wellesley Centers for Women.

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