Last Monday started with a call from a staff member reporting that they’d tested positive for COVID-19. This Monday started with them calling to say that they are recovering.More Information
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Let’s climb out of the boxes we’ve let fear put us in. It’s the path to avoiding the inelasticity that Roxane Gay warns us about – and a journey to a deeper, richer, fuller life.
When Toni Morrison passed away in August of 2019, the public mourning on social media platforms painted a vivid picture of her far-ranging influence and the many people she impacted through her writing – starting with herself: “She has always talked about her first novel with disarming simplicity: it was the book she wanted to read and that did not exist.”
Everyone struggles with stress and anxiety sometimes. We are biologically programmed to assess for threats related to safety, both in our physical environment and in our relationships.
In small doses, this is a good thing. If a car runs a red light just as we are about to cross the street, anxiety helps activate the muscles needed to jump out of the way. If our partner is sick, we will feel stressed and worried because we need stable, connected relationships to feel safe.
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Our relationship to technology is increasingly complicated. While we depend on technology to interact with each other and the world around us, its usage can reinforce existing social inequalities. Join us to learn more in this online session. Learn to identify the impact of technology-based abuse on survivors of dating violence and stalking.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and many institutions of higher education across the nation take this opportunity to raise awareness and publicly advocate on behalf of survivors of sexual violence. Universities and colleges across the state of Virginia have historically hosted events on each campus, but many events have been canceled due to the new social distancing safety measures associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
*Those with appointments for this Free Legal Clinic will receive a phone call from the attorney. Free Legal Clinic appointments are not currently being held at the Women's Center.*
The Women's Center Free Legal Clinic is staffed by local attorneys who offer pro bono legal counseling to Charlottesville community members and University employees. The Clinic is designed to provide general legal counseling and information about legal options.
An appointment is required. You can schedule an appointment one of three ways: