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Know Your Value: Women of Color Net and Self-Worth

Written by Christopher J. Herman


Willimantic, Conn. - Eastern Connecticut State University's Women's Center will host a seminar, "Know Your Value: Women of Color Net and Self-Worth," on Feb. 4 and Feb. 11 at noon in Room 217 in the Student Center. Both seminars will be moderated by Ruth Washington, professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of Connecticut, and will cover a variety of topics including education, career planning and personal wellness.
    
According to Washington, the median wealth among white women in the United States in their prime working years (36-49) is $42,600. Among African American and Hispanic women in the same age range, however, the median is $5, according to a May 2010 report released by the Insight Center for Community Economic Development. To break the cycle, certain barriers must be addressed, and Eastern's Women and Intercultural centers invites Eastern students to join the interactive seminar to discuss this pressing issue.   

For more information on the session, contact Starsheemar Byrum at (860) 465-4314 or women-ctr@easternct.edu.

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