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Spelman College Women's Research and Resource Center

Women's Research & Resource Center (WRRC)

A pioneer in teaching, research, and advocacy, the Women’s Research and Resource Center (WRRC) nurtures our students' critical thinking about many issues, including human rights, healthcare, and leadership development. By raising $1 million to match the Ford Foundation's million-dollar challenge grant, Spelman was able to advance the Center's pioneering work in teaching and research.

Our History

In 1981, Spelman was awarded a grant from the Charles Stuart Mott Foundation to establish the Women’s Research and Resource Center. The goal was to provide an academic unit of the College that focused on curriculum development in Women’s Studies, research by and about women of African descent, and community outreach.

The Women’s Research and Resource Center is the first women’s research center at a historically Black college and the first one to offer a women’s studies major. Over the course of its 35-year history, with sustained support from the Ford Foundation, the Center has facilitated faculty and student leadership development; collaborated with other departments/programs on and off campus to establish new courses (most recently Black queer studies) that address issues of gender and race; established international linkages with universities outside the U.S. to increase their capacity to promote faculty and student development; and hosted a number of events that explore the lives of African and African-descended women in a variety of cultural contexts.

A Tribute to Toni Morrison at Spelman College

The Spelman College Women's Research and Resource Center, in collaboration with the Spelman UNCF/Mellon Programs and the UGA Low-Residency MFA Program, hosted A Tribute to Toni Morrison on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. The program included readings and performances by Herman BeaversPearl CleageJohn HolmanTayari Jones, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Shay YoungbloodGina Breedlove.

Read an article about the tribute: Crafting the Pieces Of Morrison’s Puzzle!

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Comparative Women's Studies
The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, 2nd Floor

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