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MWCC Students Recite Stand Against Racism Pledge in Five Different Languages

As part of the YWCA’s “Stand Against Racism” series, seven Mount Wachusett Community College Gateway to College students recited the Stand Against Racism Pledge at the April 26th Tea Time series event. MWCC is one of more than 140 organizations in recent years that have participated in the series and embraced its vision to eliminate […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

MWCC Hosting Speaker Discussion “Gender Identity: Understanding Identity and Sexuality”

Mount Wachusett Community College’s Tea Time Speaker Series will hold a discussion and presentation titled “Gender Identity: Understanding Identity and Sexuality,” on Monday, Sept. 25 from 12 to 2 p.m. The keynote speaker for this event will be Laura Farnsworth who is the program director for Safe Homes & Greater Worcester PFLAG with The Bridge […]

Speaker at college says signs of sex trafficking are subtle

The following story was written by Paula Owen for the Telegram & Gazette. Sex trafficking can happen anywhere to anyone, says Nikki Valila, who has spent the past 12 years working with sexually exploited girls, and people need to watch for red flags that may not be that obvious. Ms. Valila, director of training at […]

Tea Time Speaker Series Celebrates Black History Month with Kimberly Jones

Mount Wachusett Community College’s Tea Time Speaker Series will be celebrating Black History Month with the presentation “Woman in Power: A multicultural perspective” on Monday, Feb. 27 from 12 to 1:30PM. Kimberly Jones, Esq will discuss barriers of woman of color in the workplace, education, and politics. Jones serves as the Vice President for Public […]

MWCC Offering New Substance Abuse Counseling Program, Community Forum, in Response to Opioid Crisis

Mount Wachusett Community College has launched a new substance abuse counseling certificate program and is hosting a free community forum with NARCAN® training to bolster public resources and address the opioid crisis that is impacting our region, the state and the nation. The free forum, Opiates in North Central Massachusetts: Education for Community-Wide Crisis Response, […]

The same differences Lesbian, gay, transgender people share trials, victories (The Gardner News, April 26, 2016)

GARDNER – Equal respect and consideration for one another was the takeaway message at Mount Wachusett Community College on Monday, as the school held a panel discussion featuring members of the LGBTQ community. The acronym stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans¬gender and Queer. A group of six students and educators, a majority from the Mount, talked […]