Diane Balser

Professor of Women’s Studies, Boston University

I am very excited by the proposal for the Center for New Words. As a Professor of Women’s Studies at Boston University, historically the bookstore New Words was the one place in the entire region that I could reliably send my students for a variety of works that were necessary and invaluable to their academic work.

The Center goes far beyond the bookstore in supporting, developing programs that would promote, enhance the voices of women (and younger women) and educate those whom we previously have not been able to reach. The vision to build a center for artistic, political and personal dialogue among and for all (every particular group of) women is extraordinary during this time when few project an unlimited vision for women and girls.