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December 09, 2015

Get to know Gender Violence and Social Change intern, Mayura Iyer!

Year: "5th year" (Batten 5-year BA/MPP Program)
Major: Foreign Affairs Class of 2015/Master of Public Policy Class of 2016
Hometown: Vienna/Reston, VA

December 09, 2015

Serpentine Society Leaders On November 7, 2015, members of the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center’s staff had the pleasure of attending the Serpentine Society’s Fall Gala and seeing their long-serving colleague, Claire Kaplan, recognized for her contributions to the University’s LGBTQ community.

October 30, 2015

As a result of the hard work of our Gender Violence and Social Change team, the Women’s Center sponsored events all through October in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

October 21, 2015

Get to know Gender Violence and Social Change intern, Amber Wang!

Year: Second Year
Major: Undeclared (interested in Psychology and Women, Gender, Sexuality studies)
Hometown: Manassas, VA

October 05, 2015

In the long run, the level of attention brought to the issue of sexual assault nationally and locally over the past couple of years is bound to be a good thing. While difficult discussions and decisions continue to be broached in the public arena and in the private settings in which survivors seek formal services and informal support, here are just a couple of points of agreement that can help to ground us all. One thing we know is that the long run is likely to be quite long indeed in coming.

September 02, 2015

Have you heard about Green Dot? Are you unsure about what it is?

Here are some things you should know about Green Dot Bystander Training:

First things first: Green Dot is not a program run out of the Women’s Center

April 29, 2015

The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center is excited to welcome the newest addition to our staff, Rashona Sharpless!

April 29, 2015

The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center is grateful for the recent donation of $2,424 from The Order of Claw & Dagger. In its accompanying letter, the group attributes the reason for the gift as recognition of the Center’s “significant infrastructure” and “tireless work.”

The letter continued by elaborating on what the Center has developed over time in support of survivors, namely students at U.Va. The Order of Claw & Dagger is hopeful that the Women’s Center will continue its efforts and create a lasting impact on the community.

April 07, 2015

The University of Virginia’s ultra-secret Seven Society recently announced gifts totaling $115,554 to U.Va.’s Counseling and Psychological Services and the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center to “more broadly encourage the kind of action and attention necessary to realize the empathy and understanding that must lie at the heart of this place.” The gifts came after the society