If there is one word that captures Dorrie Fontaine’s contributions to the University of Virginia, its School of Nursing and her leadership, it would be “compassion.”More Information
More often than not, we find that our holidays don’t turn out to be quite as easy-going and fun as we expect them to be. Many problems that occur during the holidays are a result of unrealistic expectations we set. One expectation could be that it should be a magical time (and often it can be).
Like every other movement for equal access, the call for women’s access to education at UVA was successful because of the number of people who fought together – and was marked by its own problems and oversights. Continued progress, as always, depends upon self-reflection and willingness to grow, both as individuals and as a community.
Two years ago, we hosted Loretta Ross who led a conversation about “calling in” potential allies. It was what the UVA and Charlottesville communities needed from her in the wake of August 11 & 12. But we can’t forget Ross’ work in the area that had initially prompted us to invite her to Grounds: reproductive justice.
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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:
Stop by the Women’s Center to spend some time with our therapy dog, Poe! Poe is a six-year-old Goldendoodle, certified as a Canine Good Citizen and trained as a Psychiatric Service dog. You can find Poe and his owner, Cathy Erickson, in the lower level lounge of the Women’s Center during his office hours. Take a break from studying and come by for pets, snuggles, and refreshments!
What does being a man mean to you? Carlos Andrés Gómez will give you the food for thought you need to join the conversation.