MCC to Host Women’s History Month Panel, March 25 in Free Online Event

MANCHESTER, Conn. (March 17, 2021) – As part of Women’s History Month at Manchester Community College, MCC Women’s Resources will host a panel discussion of prominent community leaders on Thursday, March 25, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The online event is free and open to the public.

For more information and to attend the event via Microsoft Teams, visit

The panelists include Jennifer Steadman, executive director, the Aurora Foundation; Aura Alvarado, director of communications/community relations, Capital Region Education Council; Patrice Womack, founder/CEO, the Woman Within You, LLC and a social worker; Milvette Betancourt, founder/owner, A Little Time for You Spa, LLC; and O’Shaya Johnson, program coordinator, women and girls, YWCA.

They will discuss the National Women’s History Month 2021 theme, which is “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced.” There will be a question and answer period following the panel discussion.

There will also be remarks by MCC Associate Professors Lois Coleman and Olivia Chiang, representing the MCC Women’s Caucus. The event will be emceed by Wanda Reyes-Dawes, MCC counselor/Achieving the Dream co-lead and Women’s Resources coordinator.

About MCC Women’s Resources

MCC Women’s Resources offers information and referrals on topics of interest to women including careers, current events, health, sexual orientation, domestic and sexual violence and other issues. In addition, there are various women-related programming offered to students, faculty, staff and community members in collaboration with the college’s Women’s Caucus. These events are publicized throughout the college and on the college’s website. For more information, visit