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Many of us are aware of the impact of traumatic events on individuals. Post-traumatic syndrome became a familiar term in response to the Vietnam War and what men and women experienced in that war. There is also growing research on how an individual’s brain reacts to trauma with encouraging news about how to help individuals recover. However, we do not know as much about how trauma impacts a community. The Charlottesville community has had several traumatic events in the past few years that have affected many people.

By: Alison Kuhn | January 19, 2017 | blog

UVA students have the opportunity to learn about the legal process by working closely with local attorneys in our Legal Clinic. The commitment from our local attorneys and student interns has allowed our clinic to grow and meet a greater need in the community.

By: Alison Kuhn | January 19, 2017 | legal-clinic, blog

"Eat healthier." "Get more organized." "Exercise more."

By: Alison Kuhn | January 04, 2017 | Tips

This has been a year that none of us will soon forget. Many here and around the world experienced 2016 as a time in which uncertainty about the future escalated to levels unprecedented in our recent memories or even our lifetimes. Worst-of lists abound in the end-of-year airwaves. But at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, we are fortunate to have a singular vantage point from which we’ve made some observations of a different sort.

By: Alison Kuhn | December 29, 2016 | blog

Our historical home at 1400 University Avenue will be under renovation for all of 2017. During that time, you can find us in Emmet House on McCormick Road!

By: Alison Kuhn | December 16, 2016 | blog
If you’d like to include the Women’s Center in your end of year giving, please do so here. If your contribution is already on its way, thank you!

By: Alison Kuhn | December 16, 2016 | blog

Written by Director, Abby Palko

By: Alison Kuhn | December 06, 2016 | blog

Get to know Women, Girls, and Global Justice intern, Courtney Morgan!

Year: 4th
Major: Leadership & Public Policy
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

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

By: Alison Kuhn | November 30, 2016 | blog, interns

Nov. 17, 2016 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Two-time Olympic Medalist and current Virginia swimmer Leah Smith will be honored on National Girls and Women in Sports Day when the Cavalier women’s basketball team hosts Duke on Feb. 5, 2017 at 1 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena.

By: Alison Kuhn | November 21, 2016 | blog

Expectations and Relationships

By: Alison Kuhn | November 18, 2016 | Tips

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