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Tea Time Speaker Series

MWCC Celebrates Africa with Tea Time Series Event

“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.”– Marian Wright Edelman February is an important and meaningful month to many families and individuals across the country as it celebrates black history and culture. MWCC always celebrates Black History month, and this year will […]

MWCC Hosts Minority Mental Health Summit

Mount Wachusett Community College welcomed a gathering of students, community members, and care workers at a Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit on Monday, October 29. The event featured a panel of multicultural mental health professionals, suicide prevention trainings in English and Spanish, and a resource fair as part of the Tea Time Speaker Series. The […]

MWCC Holding Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit

Mount Wachusett Community College will be hosting a Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit featuring a panel of multicultural mental health professionals, suicide prevention trainings in English and Spanish, and a resource fair on Monday, October 29 as part of the Tea Time Speaker Series. “Mental health and suicide prevention are tough topics, but ones we […]

MWCC Tea Time Asks: What is Fake News?

From “news not based on fact” to news that “toys with your emotions” to “lies to achieve a certain end”, the definition of fake news took center stage yesterday at the first Mount Wachusett Community College Tea Time Series panel discussion of the school year. The discussion, moderated by MWCC Professor Michelle Valois, also delved […]

Tea Time Speaker Series Hosting Indigenous Peoples and Native American Indians Panel

Mount Wachusett Community College’s Tea Time Speaker Series will host a panel discussion highlighting indigenous peoples and Native American Indians on Monday, April 30 from 12 to 2 p.m. “Together we will listen as members of the Cherokee, Nimpuc, Taíno, Pocasset Wampanoag, and Mashantucket Pequot tribes and a researcher share their cultural experiences, life stories, […]

Black leadership panelists say strong identity is central to achieving dreams

Moderator Irene Hernandez started a Black History Month panel discussion Monday by telling the diverse audience in the packed lecture room that they are all indigenous people originating from Alkebulan – the real name of Africa – here in the Americas long before Native Americans. African-American history in the U.S. started well before slavery, going […]

Tea Time Speaker Series Presents: A Panel on African American Leadership in North Central Massachusetts

Mount Wachusett Community College’s Tea Time Speaker Series will celebrate Black History Month with a luncheon and a panel discussion on African American Leadership in North Central Massachusetts on Monday, Feb. 26 from 12 to 2 p.m. “Please join us as we celebrate the leadership of African Americans in North Central Massachusetts,” said Sharmese Gunn […]

MWCC Students, Faculty and Staff Discuss White Privilege

White privilege was the topic of discussion at Mount Wachusett Community College’s Tea Time Speaker Series on Monday, Oct. 30th. The discussion centered on whether the gathered students, faculty and staff felt white privilege exists, how privilege influences their lives and what there is to do about privilege. “White privilege is how we present to […]

MWCC Hosting Speaker Discussion “White Privilege? Understanding Systems of Power”

Mount Wachusett Community College’s Tea Time Speaker Series will hold a discussion and presentation titled “White Privilege? Understanding Systems of Power,” on Monday, Oct. 30 from 12 to 2 p.m. The facilitator for this event will be Shelley Errington Nicholson. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Educational Policy and Leadership at the University of […]

MWCC Hosts Speaker Discussion on Gender Identity

Mount Wachusett Community College’s Tea Time Speaker Series held an interactive discussion and presentation titled “Gender Identity: Understanding Identity and Sexuality,” on Monday, Sept. 25. “Your gender identity is your interpretation of who you are,” keynote speaker Laura Farnsworth told a room of over 150 students, faculty and staff. “You don’t need to be put […]