Calendar of events

During the spring and fall academic semesters, the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) invites the public to learn, in person, about the work of WCW researchers and program staff at its Lunchtime Seminar Series. The programs are free, and topics of discussion include the Centers' key areas of focus: education, economic security, mental health, youth and adolescent development, and gender-based violence.

View the current lunchtime seminar series flyer (PDF).

In addition to the Lunchtime Seminar Series, researchers and program staff at WCW occasionally serve as speakers or trainers at other WCW events as well as programs sponsored by professional associations and community organizations, most of which are open to the public. Below are some upcoming events featuring speakers from WCW, including our Lunchtime Seminar Series. For events that are not hosted by WCW, please refer to the sponsoring organization for complete details.


Upcoming events featuring WCW scholars and staff:

Not Just on College Campuses: Sexual Violence and Title IX in K-12 Schools


Date: April 27, 2017 • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Presenter: Nan Stein, Ed.D.; Suzanne Schwartz, Esq.; Meredith Clark
Location: Cheever House, Wellesley College

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Attacks Against Girls’ Education as a Tactic of Terror


Date: FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Presenter: Rangita de Silva de Alwis, S.J.D.
Location: Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, Room 413, Wellesley College

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A Mother-Daughter Journey in Research and Action: Working on obstetric fistula in Ethiopia


Date: THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 • 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Presenters: Sarah Gladstone ('20) and Tracy Gladstone, Ph.D.
Location: Wellesley College Club, Wall Room, Wellesley College

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From Persistence to Power: Facts, Truth & Equity for Women


Date: WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 • 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Organizers: Institute for Women's Policy Research, Women's Research & Resource Center at Spelman College, and Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College
Location: Barbara Jordan Conference Center at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Washington, D.C.

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Gathering Our Power


Date: June 9 – 11, 2017
Presenters: Amy Banks, M.D.; Judith V. Jordan, Ph.D.
Solarium, Stone Center, Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA

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