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    Tackling Gender, Race, Generations

    March-April 2017

    The new issue Women's Review of Books looks at intersectional politics and the work of Black Lives Matter, featuring a remarkable discussion between older and younger Black women activists on gender, race, and generations.

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    Bias Blocks Path to Theater Leadership for Women, People of Color

    WCW's Sumru Erkut, Ph.D. and Ineke Ceder released the final report on their investigation into the lack of women and people of color in top leadership positions in nonprofit resident theaters. Watch Ineke Ceder give an overview of their findings.

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    Scholars To Share Expertise in Thought-Provoking Lecture Series

    March 23-May 11, 2017

    Join us for our spring Lunchtime Seminar Series. WCW scholars will share their work or lead discussions on topics including the impact of wrongful conviction, feminist global health, sexual violence and prosecution, civic engagement, and more.

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    Creating Conversational Communities that Drive Change

    Looking to create greater equity and diversity in your school or organization? Apply now to SEED New Leaders Week! You'll use multicultural SEED materials and methods to explore your own experiences and learn how to lead SEED seminars for peers in your community, creating conversational communities that drive change.

    Apply for SEED New Leaders Week>>
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.

PROJECTS

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A World That Is Good for Women Is Good for Everyone TM

GO TO GIVE

Ongoing since 2009
Women's Justice

This project will create a Massachusetts Women's Justice Network and develop a model program for women at risk of involvement in the criminal justice system.

Ongoing since 2015
Women's Justice

The project builds upon and expands both the research-based knowledge about justice-involved women’s concerns and the practical lessons of networking and advocacy learned over the period of five years

Ongoing
Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED)

The National SEED ProjectSM is a peer-led professional development program that creates conversational communities to drive personal, organizational, and societal change toward greater equity and diversity.

Women’s Review of Books provides a unique perspective on today’s literary landscape and features essays and in-depth reviews of new books by and about women. Read the latest issue.

2010-2011
Physical Activity and Healthy Eating in Out-of-School Programs

This research study uses quantitative and qualitative data collection methods and multiple regression modeling to examine healthy eating and physical activity opportunities in a national sample of out-of-school time programs. 

Ongoing since 2013
Physical Activity in Out-of-School Time

Implementation and dissemination of physical activity program for out-of-school time

Ongoing since 2015
Ongoing since 2007
A National Research, Writing and Action Initiative

The primary objective of this project is to manage the continuation of the well established Afterschool Matters Initiative, which includes several publications and a Research Grantee program, in addition to planning for the national expansion of a related action/research writing initiative.

Ongoing since 2015
Out-of-School Time

State Monitoring Activities with Tracking, Synthesis and Analysis, and Technical Assistance in Implementing a Successful State

Completed 2014
Assessing Middle School Sexual Education

This project was a multi-faceted engagement with Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts to conduct an evaluation of the Get Real middle school sexual education curriculum.