Dr. Juli Parker, Director of the Women's Resource Center is the 2008 Unsung Heroine for Swansea
The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women
is proud to announce its 287 Community Unsung Heroines of 2008.
These Unsung Heroines come from cities and towns across the Commonwealth and each were recognized for their outstanding contributions to their organizations and communities in a ceremony on Wednesday, May 14 at the State House in Boston.
Dr. Juli Parker, Director of the Women's Resource Center at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Affiliate Faculty of Women's Studies is the 2008 Unsung Heroine for Swansea.
Juli Parker has been a collaborating partner with the YWCA in engaging young women into advocacy and activism.
has encouraged student volunteerism at the YWCA
through a service learning component in her
Third Wave Feminism course.
has also collaborated in efforts towards pay equity by promoting wage events at the university.
"I nominated Juli Parker for the Unsung Heroine award for her tireless, advocacy efforts in the areas of racial justice and gender equity," said Gail Fortes, YWCA Executive Director.