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Women's Center

August 10, 2017

The recent violence in Charlottesville has many in our community deeply concerned. News that throws our community into the spotlight suddenly can have a significant impact on all of us whether or not a particular event has affected us directly. While it’s natural to worry about events that call into question our physical and emotional safety or that of friends, family, neighbors and colleagues, everyone reacts differently to social injustice. Understanding a bit about how we, as humans, process extremely troubling information can be helpful.

July 07, 2017

At the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, we stand with students, faculty and staff in expressing support to the LGBTQ+ members of UVA’s diverse community who are so essential to the vitality of our University. An environment that welcomes and supports people of different backgrounds, beliefs, ages, identities, ethnicities and worldviews best accomplishes the goals of a modern public institution of higher education.

August 12, 2014

The following has been re-printed with permission from the author of the report.

For the past two school years, (2012-2013; 2013-2014) with support from the Jefferson Trust and the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at U.Va., we set out to restructure and strengthen the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP) in Cameroon.