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November 14, 2017

Quiero Bailar! A Q&A with University Salsa Club

Nicky Demitry, Women's Center intern with the Social Media Marketing Team, sat down with Claire Poumerol and Jaqui Arechiga to talk about the culture and community of the University Salsa Club and their inspiration for an all-female dance. Read this excerpt from her interview as they explore how Salsa Club balances the sensuality of dance with consent and safety, and how it promotes body positivity and confidence.

You can find the full interview over at Iris Magazine.

October 13, 2017

UVA Lawn

To the Alumni of the University of Virginia

We write to you as alumni with a message and a request that we hope you will support.

The last several years have seen thousands of students launch and fulfill dreams at the University, much as we did. Yet there has also been a significant amount of turmoil. Many of us scattered around the country and the world have watched and read about the cultural and historical issues that are challenging students and the larger community of Charlottesville, Virginia. One of these issues is sexual violence -- which no one condones.

September 06, 2017

Claire Kaplan

As Director of the Gender Violence and Social Change Program at UVA’s Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, Claire has long been a leader in gender justice advocacy. As determined as she is caring, Claire inspires us all in the Women's Center with her ability to see what's needed and to make it happen. If only Walt Disney had taken her advice when she wrote him a letter at age ten...for that story and more, read on.

 

Tell us about your greatest triumph or challenge at UVA.

August 07, 2017

Join us in welcoming Genevieve Brackins, the newest addition to the Women's Center team! Genevieve has joined us as the Outreach Coordinator for the Men's Leadership Project. She will not only be working closely with our Big Brothers, but will be assisting the Gender Violence and Social Change team in planning events and developing programs related to women's and gender issues for the University community. 
 
1. Tell us about your path to UVA, to where you are now and the work you’re currently doing for the Women’s Center.

May 03, 2017

Hard work paid off for our Gender Violence and Social Change team with the very first Survivor Support Network Training - Student Edition.

March 21, 2017

Get to know Gender Violence & Social Change intern, Carrie Bohmer!

Year: 4th
Major: Psychology and Women, Gender, and , Sexuality
Hometown: Richmond, VA

1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women's Center?

March 14, 2017

Get to know Gender Violence & Social Change intern, Meghan Grumbling-McKenna!

Year: 3rd
Major: American Government and Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Hometown: Smithfield, Virginia

1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women's Center?

September 14, 2016

Get to know Gender Violence and Social Change intern, Triston Smith!

Year: 2nd
Major: WGS and either Neuroscience or Cognitive Science
Hometown: Kesyville, VA

February 24, 2016

Get to know Gender Violence and Social Change intern, Mary Stoney!

What do you miss the most about your hometown when you're at UVA?
I definitely miss movie nights with my family and dogs the most. My brother, sister and I usually end up having to sit on the floor because our dogs are such princesses that they have to have the whole couch.

February 16, 2016

Read the latest and greatest from Sara Duke Grey!

When did you attend UVA? What did you study?
I was at UVA from Fall 2007 through Spring 2011. I got a bachelors of arts in sociology and completed pre-med and pre-nursing science courses.

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