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Women and the University of Maine with Sharon Barker

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On this episode, we talk with Sharon Barker, co-founder of Mabel Wadsworth Center and former director of the University of Maine’s Women’s Resource Center. Shortly after Sharon retired from the University of Maine, the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) abruptly closed. Due to committed student activists, the WRC has reopened without a director or a budget. Sharon explains what happened to the Women’s Resource Center and why it was so important. We also discuss the overall landscape of women in higher education. In our “ask Mabel” segment, Terry Marley-DeRosier explains the cause and remedies of dysmenorrhea or painful periods.