Calendar of Events

The following are women related events in the area including ones not sponsored by WWHP.  WWHP sponsored events are indicated by our logo.

Ongoing Events

Rediscovering an American Community of Color: The Photographs of William Bullard
Saturday, 10/14/2017 - Sunday, 2/25/2018
Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA - Free with Museum admission
Itinerant photographer William Bullard left behind a trove of over 5,400 glass negatives at the time of his death in 1918. Among these negatives are over 230 portraits of African Americans and Native Americans mostly from the Beaver Brook community in Worcester, Massachusetts. Rediscovering an American Community of Color features eighty of these unprinted and heretofore unpublished photographs that otherwise may have been lost to history. Bullard identified over 80% of his sitters in his logbook, making this collection especially rare among extant photographic collections of people of color taken before World War I and enables this exhibition to tell specific stories about individuals and recreate a more accurate historical context. Moreover, Bullards portraits examine the role of photography as the vehicle for a new Black identity during the nascent years of the New Negro movement. Offering a photographic narrative of migration and resettlement in the aftermath of Emancipation and Reconstruction, Bullards portraits address larger themes involving race in American history, many of which remain relevant today, notably, the story of people of color claiming their rightful place in society as well as the fundamentally American story of migration, immigration, and the creation of a community in new surroundings.

Opening Reception
Thursday, October 19, 5:30 to 8pm; Free with Museum admission.

Rediscovering an American Community of Color: The Photographs of William Bullard, 1897-1917 has been organized at the Worcester Art Museum by Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Nancy Kathryn Burns and Janette Thomas Greenwood, Professor of History at Clark University, working together with Frank Morrill, collector, researcher, and steward of William Bullard's remarkable negatives. A partnership with Clark University has made an accompanying illustrated catalogue, website, and interactive map possible.

This exhibition is generously supported in part by grants from the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and the McMillan-Stewart Foundation. Additional funds provided by the Worcester Educational Development Foundation will facilitate high school visits to the exhibition from students throughout the city of Worcester.

Image: William Bullard, James & Jennie Johnson Family, 1894-1918; printed 2016, E.132.16.10


For more information, e-mail information@worcesterart.org or call 508-799-4406.

BFF: Be a Friend First
Mondays, 11/13/2017 - 1/22/2018 5:00 PM-6:30 PM
YWCA of Central Massachusetts, 1 Salem Square, Worcester, MA - No cost to girls in Worcester in grades 5 through 8
Thanks to the Women's Initiative of Central Massachusetts The Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts are proud to offer, at no cost, BFF: Be a Friend First, to 5th through 8th grade girls in Worcester, no matter if theyre a Girl Scout.
Join us for this eight-session series at the YWCA Central Massachusetts, Mondays 5-6:30 pm, beginning November 13th.
Did you know that every day 160,000 students miss school out of fear of being bullied? Additionally, six out of 10 teens witness bullying at least once a day. 85 percent of the time, when a girl is being bullied, no one intervenes. 38 percent of girls worry about their emotional safety when spending time with their peers.
However, 57 percent of the time, when peers intervene, the bullying stops within 30 seconds.
If you want to give your daughter the tools to prevent bully behavior, develop healthy relationships and leadership skills, and become peacemakers in their school and community, join us for BFF: Be a Friend First, by contacting Kerry OBrien to register. Call 508-749-3633 or email kobrien@gscwm.org.
Girls will learn how to avoid bullying, cliques, peer pressure, stereotyping, and gossip by developing healthy relationships, leading through friendship, resolving conflict, and cultivating a strong sense of self.

Sponsored by: United Way of Central Massachusetts Women's Initiative
For more information, e-mail kobrien@gscwm.org or call 508-749-3633.

BFF: Be a Friend First
Mondays, 11/13/2017 - 1/22/2018 5:00 PM-6:30 PM
YWCA of Central Massachusetts, 1 Salem Square, Worcester, MA - No cost to girls in Worcester in grades 5 through 8
Thanks to the Women's Initiative of Central Massachusetts The Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts are proud to offer, at no cost, BFF: Be a Friend First, to 5th through 8th grade girls in Worcester, no matter if theyre a Girl Scout.
Join us for this eight-session series at the YWCA Central Massachusetts, Mondays 5-6:30 pm, beginning November 13th.
Did you know that every day 160,000 students miss school out of fear of being bullied? Additionally, six out of 10 teens witness bullying at least once a day. 85 percent of the time, when a girl is being bullied, no one intervenes. 38 percent of girls worry about their emotional safety when spending time with their peers.
However, 57 percent of the time, when peers intervene, the bullying stops within 30 seconds.
If you want to give your daughter the tools to prevent bully behavior, develop healthy relationships and leadership skills, and become peacemakers in their school and community, join us for BFF: Be a Friend First, by contacting Kerry OBrien to register. Call 508-749-3633 or email kobrien@gscwm.org.
Girls will learn how to avoid bullying, cliques, peer pressure, stereotyping, and gossip by developing healthy relationships, leading through friendship, resolving conflict, and cultivating a strong sense of self.

Sponsored by: United Way of Central Massachusetts Women's Initiative
For more information, e-mail kobrien@gscwm.org or call 508-749-3633.

December 2017

Free Information Session - Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program
Tuesday, 12/12/2017 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Central Mass Yoga and Wellness, #28, 45 Sterling Street, West Boylston, MA - FREE
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program with Kris Picard - January 2018

Free Info Session - Tuesday, December 12th, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program is a course that teaches individuals how to integrate mindfulness into their daily lives. Through experiential learning and reflection, participants gain a greater understanding of the innate resources they possess and learn to access these resources for increased resilience and enhanced well-being. MBSR programs have been heavily researched in recent decades with studies revealing various benefits such as improved immune function and cardiovascular health; reductions in stress, depression, and anxiety; enriched relationships; and enhanced awareness, concentration, and focus. The program includes mindfulness meditation instruction and practice; yoga and body awareness training (for all ability levels); an exploration of habits and patterns of thinking, feeling, and behavior; as well as brief educational sessions and opportunities for discussion.

Cost: $500.00

January 2018 Program Info
For more information, e-mail info@centralmassyoga.com or call 508-835-1176.

Award- winning Reunion Project Presents The Women of The Overlook
Friday, 12/15/2017 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
The Overlook Performing Arts Center , 88 Masonic Home Road, Charlton MA, Charlton, MA - Free
Lora Brody to bring award- winning Reunion Project to The Overlook
The Overlook retirement community will unveil a unique traveling exhibition, The Reunion Project featuring Boston artist Lora Brody on December 15, 2017. The Reunion Project Featuring The Women of The Overlook, will spotlight 40 women, presenting photographic images, text, and spoken word.
The Overlook Retirement Communitys Performing Arts Center in Charlton, Mass. The Women of The Overlook exhibit will debut on December 15 with an opening reception at 6pm, and the unveiling of the gallery at 6:30 pm.
For more information, e-mail Sgeers@overlook-mass.org or call 508-434-2350.

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