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From the Director

Welcome to the Providence College Women's Studies Program. We hope that you will find these pages useful to learn more about the community of PC students and faculty who share an interest in studying the lives and experiences of women. Although there are many differences among programs at different institutions, we share an excitement about what we can learn by putting women at the center of our questions.

At Providence College, the Women's Studies Program offers a major and a minor in Women's Studies, 10-15 courses per semester offered to any interested student, the Women's Studies Resource Center, and a variety of informal events offered to the College community.


Fall 2014 Women's Studies Sponsored and Co-Sponsored Events:


Saturday, October 18, 2014, Aquinas Lounge - A Day-Long Event!
Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Women’s Studies at Providence College!

We so hope you will join us for this wonderful opportunity to meet and mingle and converse with Women’s Studies alumni, retired faculty, current faculty, and current students in honor of our Women’s Studies Program’s history and with an eye towards making our future great!
Schedule of Events:

10-10:45 AM: Check In Over Coffee and Treats
11 AM: Welcoming Remarks
11:30 AM-12:30 PM: Alumni Panel
1-2 PM: Lunch
3-4 PM: Discussion Groups of Contemporary Issues of Import to Women and Women’s Studies
5 PM: Keynote Address by Professor Emerita of English and Women's Studies, Jane Lunin Perel
6:30 PM: Dinner


Thursday, December 4, 2014, 6 p.m., Ruane 105

This is a friendly reminder that a Women and Homelessness guest speaker event will taking place Thursday, December 4th at 6:00pm in Ruane 105. The speaker will be Colleen Ndoye, program director of Project RENEW, a female-centered program part of local homeless shelter, Amos House. Former clients of Amos House will also be sharing their experience of homelessness. It is suggested that those attending bring unused toiletry items in support of Amos House and Project Renew. This counts as a Women's Studies Event!

Tuesday and Wednesday, December 9th & 10th, 2014
Bead for Life Sale:  Join Women Will for our annual bead sale!  Beautiful, hand-crafted jewelry.
Sale on Tuesday, December 9th, 12:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, December 10th, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Lower Level of Slavin, Outside of McPhail's.
All proceeds go to Bead for Life organization to create opportunities for hundreds of hard-working women in Uganda.  Sponsored by Women Will.

Abigail T. Brooks, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies
Director of the Women's Studies Program

Location: Phillips Memorial Library, LL 12
Phone: 401-865-2924
Fax: 401-865-2381

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