Enews highlights some of the many ways scholars and staff at the Wellesley Centers for Women are shaping a better world through research and action. 
Addressing DACA Impact on School Climate
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Following the Trump administration's announcement that the DACA program would be rescinded, Open Circle's Kamilah Drummond-Forrester took to our Women Change Worlds blog to offer tips and actions that schools can take to address the many ways this decision will impact their students. 

"It is critical during these times of uncertainty that schools remain places where children and families feel welcomed, safe, and cared for," she wrote. Programs like Open Circle that promote social and emotional learning can give schools the structure and resources needed to help children navigate challenging circumstances and learn to talk about their feelings, skills that are essential for emotional wellbeing. 
Read other recent posts on the Women Change Worlds blog:

Developing Babies' Literacy Skills by Wendy Wagner Robeson, Ed.D.


Back to School, This Time with Social and Emotional Learning by Gwynne Guzzeau, M.S., J.D.


New Messages in Boston Race Protests by Amy Hoffman, M.F.A.

Lunchtime seminar series scheduled for fall 2017
Bringing Science Education to Ghana

To start off this semester's Lunchtime Seminar Series, Wendy Wagner Robeson, Ed.D., a senior research scientist at WCW, will be joined by a group of Wellesley students and alums to discuss SeedKit. They will explain how, with the help of Robeson, the students were able to develop a low-cost lab-in-a-box to teach hands-on science experiments and how they were able to bring that product to schools in Ghana. 

SeedKit: Bringing Science Education to Ghana
Date/Time: October 19, 12:30 p.m.
Location: Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, Wellesley College, Room 413

For those who are unable to attend, this program will be streamed live on Facebook and archived on our website
A world that is good for women is good for everyoneTM
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Women's Review of Books

The latest issue of Women's Review of Books is now available. It looks at books by and about women on gender politics in Egypt, the demise of lesbian culture, the impact of China's one-child policy, and the writing of Pat Parker, an African American woman writer/activist born in the mid-twentieth century in segregated Texas. 

Those who subscribe to the Review can read the full issue online and will receive a hard copy in the mail. Those who do not can read the above mentioned articles for free online. 

Layli Maparyan_ PhD - WCW Executive Director
Thank you for your interest in helping to shape a better world for women and girls, families and communities. To learn more about the Wellesley Centers for Women and how our research informs social change, visit our website

Katherine Stone Kaufmann '67 Executive Director
Wellesley Centers for Women
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The Wellesley Centers for Women is a program of Wellesley College.
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