• Voting as an Act of Community: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
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    Voting as an Act of Community: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

    August 2020

    WCW Executive Director Layli Maparyan reflects on the meaning of voting, and what we should keep in mind as November approaches on this 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

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  • WCW Hosts Workshop for Middle Schoolers on STEM Digital Wellbeing and Identity
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    WCW Hosts Workshop for Middle Schoolers on STEM Digital Wellbeing and Identity

    July 2020

    During the week of July 27, the Wellesley Centers for Women teamed up with the Wellesley College Computer Science Department to host a virtual workshop that helped adolescents explore their identities, introduced them to STEM concepts, and taught them about healthy social media use.

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  • Women's Review of Books
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    Women’s Review of Books

    July/August 2020

    The latest issue of Women's Review of Books highlights the Black Lives Matter movement, LGBTQ perspectives and experiences, female bodies and power.

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  • Immigrants Play a Critical Role in Economic Recovery
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    Immigrants Play a Critical Role in Economic Recovery

    July 2020

    On our blog, Sari Pekkala Kerr, Ph.D., discusses the critical role immigrants play in pandemic recovery.

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  • Self-Care as Resistance
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    Self-Care as Resistance

    June 2020

    On our blog, Kamilah Drummond-Forrester, M.A., CAGS, of Open Circle discusses self-care as a form of resistance.

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New Staff Examine Risks, Change, Resilience in Relationships

The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) recently welcomed Pamela Alexander, a senior research scientist whose work focuses on gender violence. Alexander, a recent senior research investigator at the Center for Research on Youth and Social Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Emory University, was on the psychology faculty at Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis), and held a tenured associate professorship in psychology at the University of Maryland. She has conducted research in the area of gender-based violence for more than 25 years.

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Critical Mass on Corporate Boards: Why Three or More Women Enhance Governance

Does it matter to corporate governance whether women serve on a board? If so, does it make a difference how many women serve? That is, is there a critical mass that can bring significant change to the boardroom and improve corporate governance? My colleagues Vicki W. Kramer, Principal, V. Kramer Associates, and Alison M. Konrad, Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, and I set out to answer these important questions. Our findings shed light on a growing problem for organizations and society: not enough women are serving on corporate boards to the corporations’ detriment.

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WCW International Programs Reach East

Research & Action Report Fall/Winter 2006

international work  The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) recently welcomed Rangita de-Silva de-Alwis, S.J.D. as senior advisor on international programs. A legal advocate with her LL.M. and S.J.D. from Harvard Law School, de Silva-de Alwis also holds an appointment as a Research Fellow at the Women and Public Policy Program at the Kennedy School, and brings a wealth of experience working with women’s groups in Asia on the rights of women and children.

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The Wellesley Centers for Women is a premier women- and gender-focused, social-change oriented research-and-action institute at Wellesley College.
Our mission is to advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing through high quality research, theory, and action programs.

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Commentary: Sexual Harassment Left Behind: What the "bullying" framework is doing to the civil ri...

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Research & Action Report, Fall/Winter 2010

by Nan Stein, Ed.D.

On October 26, 2010, as this commentary went to press, the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights issued a “Dear Colleague Letter” to schools that clarifies the relationship between bullying and discriminating harassment under civil rights laws: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201010.html.

The recent tragic cases of Phoebe Prince and Carl Wal ker -Hoover , two Massachusetts students who took their own lives after being allegedly bullied by their peers, force us to look carefully at the ways in which school personnel are treating and framing student-to-student interactions. I want to propose that, in fact, both children were sexually harassed by their peers; and to call it "bullying" minimizes what they endured.

 

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