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 WGRAC Lounge can also be reserved for classes or seminars.
Laura R. Lockwood, Director, plans, implements, and oversees WGRAC operations. WGRAC educates the campus on intersecting oppressions through programming, activism, training, and advocacy. A certified sexual assault counselor, Laura coordinates the Sexual Assault Resource Team (SART), and works to ensure a comfortable and safe environment for survivors of all genders, sexes, gender identities, and expressions to report incidences of sexual misconduct. She assists the Title IX Coordinator and deans of students in policy initiatives to ensure 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 gender-based violence, sexual misconduct, and incidents of bias. 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. Laura received Trinity’s Staff Excellence Award in 2017.
WGRAC Office hours are 9-5pm, M-F. If we are not available or you need to reach us outside these hours please call (860)297-2408 /4131 or email: Laura.email@example.com
WGRAC Office Manager: Lea Estien-Garcia, ‘22
Masculinity Project Co-Coordinators: Deion Kelly, ’23; Karina Amador, ‘23
Media Coordinator: Ali Quirk, ‘23
PHAB (Promoting Healthy Awareness of the Body) Co-Coordinator: Anna Tangiyan, ’22
SECS (Students Expecting ConSent) Co-Coordinators: Micaela Rufus, ’23; Luz Mariana Cumpa-Gomez, ’24
IGNITE Co-Coordinators:Ashira Biswas, ’24; Miriam Cing, ‘23
Big Sister/Little Sister Coordinator: Eleanor Faraguna, ’21
Green Dot Coordinator: Claire Sabbe, ’24
MAC Liaison:Hendrick Xiong-Calmes, ‘22
SGA Liaison: Marisol Garcia, ’22 IDP
Interested in volunteering?! contact: Laura.firstname.lastname@example.org