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Upcoming WRC Events:
Date Please Join Us for:
February
2 WRC Club Meeting-12:00-1:00-WRC-SC/147: Speaker: Berlange Jean of the Belle Angel Foundation and the Hearts for Haiti Club.
6 - Mar 6 Traveling Exhibit Interpretive Program: Brown v. Board of Education-MCC Brockton Library-daily
18 Brown v. Board of Education: Panel Discussion and Luncheon- LBR 12:00-1:00p.m.
25 Lunch & Learn-Harriet Tubman-film & discussion12:00-1:00 SSCR-Brockton Campus
26 Lunch & Learn- Canton Campus-Akillian Gallery 11:30-1:30-The Genius of Marie Curie-The Woman who lit up the World
March
4 Women’s History Month Luncheon: Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives:
Keynote Speaker: Carol Conway Bulman, CEO & President of Jack Conway Realtor. 12:00-1:00p.m., Student Lounge-tickets available at the WRC- SC/146
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
Ella Baker: Community Organizer of the Civil Rights Movement - by J. Todd

“In this beautifully written, perceptive, and engaging biography, J. Todd Moye introduces a new generation of Americans to Ella Baker, whose ideas and example inspired black and white activists during the Civil Rights years. Her conviction that social movements should be based on grass-roots involvement and group-centered leadership is as relevant today as it was a half century ago."
Website of the Month
http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/ - African American History Month

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.

“Herstory”
Nanyehi Marguerite Durand
Marguerite Durand, born in 1864, founded a feminist newspaper on December 9, 1897. This newspaper, “La Fronde”, was first published in Paris and was written and run entirely by women. The paper was devoted to equality, and as such it included the French Revolutionary, Jewish, and Gregorian calendars. The newspaper was devoted to broad coverage of all feminist issues, often advocating for working women. In addition, she organized the Congress for the Rights of Women at the 1900 World’s Fair and organized several trade unions for working women.
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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