• Despite Challenges of Pandemic, Depression Study Finds Silver Linings
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    Despite Challenges of Pandemic, Depression Study Finds Silver Linings

    October 2020

    Tracy Gladstone of WCW discusses her mental health study and the ways in which the COVID-19 Pandemic has affected her research as well as the teens she works with. 

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  • WCW Hosts Gender Equality Social Change Dialogue
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    WCW Hosts Gender Equality Social Change Dialogue

    October 2020

    Wellesley Centers for Women hosted a COVID-19 and Gender Equality virtual Social Change Dialogue October 14, 2020. Throughout the program, panelists discussed the compounding ways that COVID-19 is impacting women’s work-life balance, economic opportunity, and mental wellbeing.

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  • Women's Review of Books: September/October
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    Women’s Review of Books

    September/October 2020

    The latest issue of Women's Review of Books highlights Black voices and Black stories.

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  • https://www.wcwonline.org/2020/wellesley-college-students-begin-virtual-research-internships
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    Wellesley College Students Begin Virtual Research Internships

    September 2020

    Six Wellesley College student interns have begun their work with WCW mentors for the 2020-21 academic year.

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  • Virtual Social Change Dialogues
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    Virtual Social Change Dialogues

    October 2020

    Our virtual programs will explore gender equality and racial justice.

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Examining Black Motherhood

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African American mother and daughter color Visiting Scholar Karen Craddock, Ph.D., examines Black motherhood in a new book chapter.

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Child and Parent Depression Connections

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Sad African American mother and child embraceTracy Gladstone, Ph.D., and colleagues identify a connection between youth and parents dealing with anxiety and depression.

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Collaborating to Advance Equity and SEL

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Kamilah Drummond-Forrester, M.A., Gail Cruise-Roberson, and Sarah Fiarman lead a workshop on equity and SEL at Tufts University.The National SEED Project and Open Circle teamed up to facilitate a workshop on equity and social and emotional learning at Tufts University.

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Conversations with Extended Family Can Boost Teen Sexual Health

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Adult woman and teen talkA study by Jennifer M. Grossman, Ph.D., explored how extended families support teens’ sexual health.

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Does #MeToo Represent Black Girls’ Experiences with Sexual Violence?

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Tarana Burke, founder of #MeToo Movement.Scholars from WCW investigate how Black women and girls cope with sexual violence and whether #MeToo reflects their experiences.

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Gaming Affects Youth Development

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Two middle-school-age boys play a computer game.Online games like Fortnite influence youth development, according to findings from Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D.

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Immigrant Networking and Collaboration

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Diverse young professionals at work.A new study from economist Sari Pekkala Kerr, Ph.D., highlights differences in networking habits of immigrant and non-immigrant entrepreneurs.

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Leadership in Afterschool

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National Institute on Out-of-School Time staff at 2019 National AfterSchool Association Annual Convention in New York, NYEllen Gannet, M.Ed., was honored during the 2019 National AfterSchool Association Annual Convention for her decades of leadership in the out-of-school time field.

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New Book from Peggy McIntosh

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peggy book webPeggy McIntosh, Ph.D., a leading voice on white privilege and anti-racism work, shares a collection of her essays on privilege and power in a new book.

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Looking Back & Looking Forward: A Half Century of Social Change, 1974-2024

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Wellesley Centers for Women will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2024 and in recognition of this milestone has launched a history project, “Looking Back & Looking Forward: A Half Century of Social Change, 1974-2024.” This multi-year initiative will feature a collection of historical information about the foundation, growth, projects, events, social impact of, and the people and partners related to the Centers’ research-and-action work. Progressing until 2024, pieces for the collection will be produced, curated, and archived on the WCW website, wcwonline.org/halfcentury.

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