CORONAVIRUS & SAFETY PRECAUTIONS:
Women’s Center Welcome
The Women’s Center would like to welcome students back for fall 2020 and is here to support in your journey at Bristol! More than ever it is important to engage in conversations and experiences regarding an anti-racist, intersectional feminism that can create a more equitable and resilient college community and world.
What is the Women’s Center?
The mission of the Women’s Center at Bristol Community College is to provide a safe and supportive space of empowerment through advocacy and education. The Women’s center promotes the concept of intersectionality—that gender intersects with all other markers of identity—and thus works to help students understand the complexity of their lives and the lives of others.
This work is done by making the connections between the classroom and the outside world by organizing and facilitating student center programs, workshops, lectures, and seminars aimed at improving self-esteem, developing leadership skills, promoting diversity and raising awareness about women’s and gender issues. The center commits itself to the support and progress of all students in their personal, academic, and career needs.
Currently, our physical space located on our Fall River campus is closed, but we are still committed to supporting students. Below are some of the ways we are supporting students virtually.
Student support services in a virtual setting:
- Safe space
- Parenting club meetings
- Ongoing programs focused on retention & social development
- Emotional/crisis support
- Support and referrals to community organizations for survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence
- Women’s circle
- Stories that Inspire Series
- Women Wednesday: Women of Color Series
- Parenting Advancement Program
- Speakers and discussion panels on topics that relate to women
- Multicultural events that celebrate women
Who can be involved in the Women’s Center?
The Bristol Women's Center is a place of inclusion, open to ALL genders and identities.
With that said, we focus on creating programs and experiences for women. We are inclusive of LGBTQIA+ Students, Students of Color, First Generation College Students, International Students, Students with Disabilities, and Athletes.
How do I learn more about the Center?
More about the Women’s Center can be found on our Facebook Page. In addition, we have weekly Women’s Center Open Hour, Tuesdays 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. via zoom. Zoom Link This is an opportunity to meet our staff and learn about our program, resources, and ask questions. If you can’t make it you can always connect with the Women’s Center Director, Iva Brito via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 774.357.2954 with any questions or comments.