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Upcoming WRC Events:
Date Please Join Us for:
November
12 WRC Club Meeting-12:00-1:00-WRC Office-SC/146
20 “Lunch & Learn”- FREE-Women in American Life: Part 5 11:30-1:30 in the Akillian Gallery-Canton Campus
24 Lunch & Learn” – FREE-“Your Financial Future”- sponsored by the WRC Club and the Business & Investment Club: 12:00-1:00 in the SC-Student Senate Conference Room- Brockton Campus
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.

Book Review of the Month
"Selu: Seeking the Corn-Mother’s Wisdom " by Marilou Awiakta

A blend of story, essay, and poetry. Cherokee legends and images from the double weave of Cherokee baskets point us toward preserving a nurturing relationship between humanity and Mother Earth, by instilling appreciation for the earth and applying Native American philosophies to modern problems.
Website of the Month
www.Nomore.org

NO MORE is a new unifying symbol designed to galvanize greater awareness and action to end domestic violence and sexual assault. NO MORE will help end the stigma, shame and silence of domestic violence and sexual assault.

“Herstory”
November is National Native American Heritage Month

Nanyehi Nanyehi (Nancy Ward)
Nanyehi was a Cherokee woman who lived from approximately 1738-1822 or 1824. She was a peace negotiator and ambassador with the European-Americans and she believed in peaceful coexistence. She worked against the encroachment of Native American lands through both treaty and purchase and brought methods of dairy production and farming to her people, which brought about important changes. She also advocated for the existence of woman negotiators among the Americans. She died in 1822 or 1824, prior to her people being removed from their land during the Trail of Tears.

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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