LaShawnda Lindsay News

  • Black Girls Create Seeks to Transform How Black Girls Think About STEM

    black girls create logoThe culturally responsive maker program will reach more girls with a new grant from the National Science Foundation.

  • The Special Report: The R. Kelly Conviction & Sexual Violence in the Black Community
    LaShawnda Lindsay, Ph.D., and Linda Williams, Ph.D., discuss the significance of the R. Kelly conviction and how the criminal justice system is skewed against victims of color.
  • Editing the Code of Violence in Northern Nigeria through STEAM Education

    Hauwa Ibrahim, J.D., S.J.D., M.L., and LaShawnda Lindsay, Ph.D., explain how they worked to steer youth away from extremism through science, technology, engineering, arts, and math education.

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

    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.

  • Presentations & Convenings: Inaugural Women of Color Conference

    The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) partnered with The Home for Little Wanderers for the inaugural Women of Color Conference held at Wellesley College in June 2018. This program—geared toward providers who work with at-risk youth and families across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts— highlighted the importance of self-care; offered opportunities for relaxation, renewal, and inspiration; and provided a context in which to view the critical work done on behalf of young women and girls of color. The conference was spearheaded by Joan Wallace- Benjamin, Ph.D., the recently retired president and CEO of The Home, one of the largest service providers in New England dedicated to ensuring the healthy behavioral, emotional, social, and educational development, and physical wellbeing of children and families living in at-risk circumstances.

  • Short Takes, Black Girls Create Pilot Study Launched

    This fall, LaShawnda Lindsay, Ph.D., research scientist at the Wellesley Centers for Women, began piloting The Black Girls Create (BGC) Project, a culturally responsive STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program that seeks to increase underserved girls’ interest and confidence in science and math. This project builds on the notion that informal learning spaces can provide underserved students with access to quality and culturally relevant STEM activities that are often unavailable in their schools.

  • Wellesley Centers for Women Partners with The Home for Little Wanderers to Host Inaugural Women of Color Conference

    Kamilah Drummond-Forrester, Linda Charmaraman, Layli Maparyan, and LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis at the Women of Color Conference August 6, 2018

    Self care, rejuvenation, creativity, and empowerment were promoted throughout the Women of Color Conference held in partnership by WCW and The Home for Little Wanderers in June 2018 at Wellesley College.

  • Q&A with LaShawnda Lindsay, Ph.D.

    Wellesley Centers for Women Welcomes Two New Research Scientists

    The work of Research Scientist LaShawnda Lindsay focuses on factors influencing the academic experiences of African American girls and young women—including the teaching and the curricula presented to them and the culture, aspirations, and expectations they bring to their classrooms.

  • Global Connections, Spring/Summer 2017

    Wellesley-Cabo Verde Convening
    The Centre for Research and Training in (CIGEF) and the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) held a joint conference, Gender, Social Justice, and Women’s Empowerment, in Cabo Verde in February. Vanessa Britto, M.D., Wellesley College Medical Director; LaShawnda Lindsay, Ph.D., WCW research scientist; Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., the Katherine Stone Kaufmann ’67 Executive Director of WCW; and Linda M. Williams, Ph.D., WCW senior research scientist, were among the presenters. Attended by government officials, UN officers, academics, students, and representatives of numerous community organizations and NGOs, the conference symbolized the cementing of a partnership that has been growing since 2013. “Our joint conference reflected an important effort to work across the language barrier to share research and best practices related to issues facing women and girls worldwide,” Maparyan said. “Researchers, practitioners, and policymakers from Cabo Verde, the U.S., and other countries came together to learn together, converse about strategies, and build new working relationships.”

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