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Upcoming WRC Events:
Date Please Join Us for:
December
8 Season of Giving Luncheon:Benifitting the David J. Louison House- Join us for lunch and bring a gift for one of the children at the DJL Shelter.  Contact Donna LeClair at 508-588-9100x1484 or dleclair@massasoit.mass.edu to select a name.
10 WinterWonderland Fair-Wednesday, December 10th from 11 AM to 1:00 PM in the Upper Lounge of the Student Center on the Brockton Campus. Crafters, Artisans, Vendors, and Businesses. Stop by the Women’s Resource Center’s table to purchase some “candy crafts”!
3 - 18 Stop by the Women’s Resource Center-SC/146 on M,W,Th from 9-3 and make a Holiday Card for someone on your list. All materials available.
The Women's Resource Center

What is the WRC?

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) first opened its doors in 1970 as a place for all women and those interested in issues relevant to women.  The WRC is dedicated to the support, education and personal growth of our female students, staff and faculty as well as the women in our local community.  Our purpose is to assist women in facing the new challenges, opportunities, and demands which are encountered in today’s ever changing society. The WRC invites everyone to participate in our many programs that are offered throughout the year. These programs include; women’s history, women’s health, women’s safety, in addition to workshops that address issues dealing with work and family, finance  and  the plight of women around the world  to name a few.

Resources at the WRC:
  • Books and films for and about women’s issues.
  • Information about women’s programs and services in the community.
  • Career, scholarship and resume resources.
  • Coffee and conversation always available.
  • Opportunity to plan and participate in workshops, discussion groups,
    book reviews, women’s history month and community service projects.

EVENTS
The Women’s Resource Center at Massasoit Community College held their annual “Season of Giving Luncheon: Benefitting the David J. Louison Center”. The David J. Louison Center was named in honor of the son of Attorney Melvin Louison and his wife Naomi who were strong supporters of Massasoit Community College.

The David Jon Louison (DJL) Center was founded in 1982 in Brockton as a non-profit, charitable, educational foundation created to serve families with infants and children who were homeless or living in cars, abandoned buildings, and overcrowded apartments.  They currently house 23 families at the DJL Center and assist an additional 75+ families living in local motels.

         

Pictured: Staff from the David J. Louison Center, Senior members who knitted afghans and hats for the families and students from the Women’s Resource Center.
Book of the Month
"The Happiness Project” – Gretchen Rubin

“With humor and insight, [Rubin] chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier… She immersed herself in principles set forth by all manner of experts, from Epicurus to Thoreau to Oprah to Martin Seligman to the Dalai Lama to see what worked for her—and what didn't.”
Website of the Month
www.mass.gov/women -the MA office of the Commission on the Status of Women:

The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women is a state-established body charged with reviewing the status of women in Massachusetts and offering recommendations regarding policy that would improve access to opportunities and equality. The Commission is composed of 19 volunteer commissioners.

“Herstory”
Nanyehi Sally Ride
Sally Ride, born in 1951, became America’s first female astronaut. She attended Stanford University, where she answered an ad seeking applicants for NASA’s space program. In 1978, NASA chose her to participate in the program. While there, she worked as a ground-based capsule communicator and helped to develop a shuttle’s robot arm. She made her maiden voyage into space aboard Challenger in 1983 and was in charge of operating the robotic arm she had developed. In 1989, after leaving NASA, Ride became the director of the California Space Institute. After her death in 2012, Sally Ride was awarded the Space Foundation’s highest honor – the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award.
The Women’s Resource Center is part of the Office for Institutional Diversity located in the Student Center / SC 177
Hours of Operation: M,W,TH 9:00-3:00 p.m.
Coordinator
Donna LeClair / 508-588-9100 x1484, dleclair@massasoit.mass.edu
Director
Yolanda Dennis, Executive Officer for Institutional Diversity / 508-588-9100 x1304
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