WGRAC - Women & Gender Resource Action Center, located behind the Washington Room on the second floor of Mather Hall, is comprised of two rooms: a study/Lounge/Library area and an office. All are welcome to use the Center for discussion, study, research, informal counseling, meetings and interaction. The Women's Center Lounge can also be reserved for classes or seminars.
Laura R. Lockwood, Director, plans, implements, and oversees all WGRAC operations. A certified sexual assault counselor, Laura coordinates the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), and works to insure a comfortable and safe environment for survivors of all genders, sexes, gender identities and ezxpressions to report incidences of sexual miscondcut. She assists the Title IX Coordinator and deans of students in policy initiatives to insure legal compliance in responding to sexual assaults on campus. WGRAC implements and conducts bystander behavior intervention training for the campus as a method to prevent sexual misconduct and incidents of bias. WGRAC educates the campus on of bias. WGRAC educates the campus on intersecting oppressions through programming, activism, training and advocacy. Laura received her Masters in Public Policy & Law from Trinity in 1995, and graduated from the University of Connecticut, 1981, with a BA in Urban Studies. Prior to her tenure at Trinity Laura was the Education Director of the Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF), and served as a community organizer and Executive Director of two community based organizations in New Haven and New Britain, CT.
Training & Program Coordinator: Monique Daley
Monique Daley's relevant experience stems from her role as Program Assistant at
the Ruthe Boyea Women’s Center at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU)
where she coordinated programs and services in relation to Title IX, Women’s
Health, and, Diversity. As a member of CCSU’s Sexual Assault Response
Committee, Monique was instrumental in addressing gender based violence
and related issues through presentations in coordination with Residential Life,
Police & Public Safety, the Africana Center, Center for Latin and Caribbean
Studies, Judicial Affairs, and other departments. She worked closely with SGA,
PRIDE (LGBTQIA student organization), the Black Student Union and others, providing
students mentorship, leadership guidance and program coordination.
Additionally, Monique collaborated with various departments to address the
recruitment and retention of minority students and served as an advocate for
faculty, staff and students of underrepresented and marginalized groups.
She has also worked for the City of Hartford and the University of
She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and holds a M.S.
in Communications from Central Connecticut State University. She has traveled to
Ghana, West Africa on a Fulbright Scholarship. Monique resides in Hartford with
her ten-year old daughter.