We organize, sponsor, and co-sponsor a wide variety of events for the Five-College community, typically during the academic year. We are happy to tailor a workshop for your group or organization. For information about our events call 413-545-0883. Request a training or workshop.
CWC Services Presentation for CNS Advisors
Educators from the Center for Women and Community (CWC) will provide a brief presentation on CWC services and resources for Advisors of the College of Natural Sciences.
Sisters on the Runway Workshop
Start Smart: Salary Negotiation Workshop for Women
Student Leaders in Violence Prevention Training
Saturday, February 20th & Sunday, February 21st 10 AM-4:00 PM
New Africa House, UMass
Open To: Five College Student Leaders
We invite emerging and current student leaders to join us to learn about trauma-informed education, effective approaches to end violence, and best practices in prevention. This training will provide participants with the opportunity to apply their learning by developing intentional, coordinated programs for sexual assault prevention. Student leaders who complete the training series will receive a certificate of completion, a shirt, and an invitation to participate in Sexual Assault Awareness Month events.
The Politics of Job Interviews and Salary Negotiations: Tips on Career Building for Graduate Students
The Graduate Students of Color Association and the Women of Color Leadership Network at the Center for Women & Community are pleased to invite the graduate students in our campus community to a panel discussion focusing on the politics involved in job interviews and salary negotiations and issues related to intersectional identities. Experienced panelists will address this issue drawing from their own academic and non-academic career paths, also offering tips and strategies to navigate the complexities of job interviews and salary negotiations. Panelists will be available for a Q&A with attendees. Light lunch will be provided for all participants. Space is limited and registration is required:
Sexual Violence and CSA Training (Safe Passage)
Center for Women and Community (CWC) staff will provide training to new Safe Passage volunteers. These sessions will introduce basic information regarding sexual assault. Participants will learn about the typical experiences of survivors, and discuss how this information fits into their work providing trauma informed Domestic Violence prevention and direct service.
Identifiying Predominant Aggressor
Consent Workshop with Sigma Chi Fraternity
February Social Hour
The Women of Color Leadership Network at CWC would like to invite you to our first Social Hour of this spring! This is a time for networking and making connections. Come meet our staff, connect with women of color, network and relax from your busy schedule, or simply just to say hello! Stop by between classes or stay for longer conversations. All are welcome, and light snacks will be served. Bring a friend.
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse in Youth Serving Organizations: A Training for Youth Programs in Hampshire and Franklin Counties
Sexual Assault Investigations: Justice Begins with a Trauma Informed Approach
Justice in sexual assault cases begins with an understanding of the devastating impacts of sexual assault trauma on victims and survivors. The effects of trauma are often misinterpreted by officials responding to these reports. This law enforcement training will examine the impacts of trauma on memory, and how the brain and body react to trauma, so Officers can respond more effectively to these crimes. This training will ensure that law enforcement Officers who are providing service to sexual assault victims / survivors recognize and understand victim trauma and utilize effective approaches and interview skills to enhance interviews, investigations, and prosecutions for sexual assault crimes. The training will be facilitated by Chief (retired) Tom Tremblay, former Commissioner of the Vermont Department of public safety and faculty member for the IACP (International Association of the Chiefs of Police) Law Enforcement Leadership Initiative on Violence against Women crimes.