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
Any change in life can cause stress, even a positive change. Whether you’re coming to UVA for the first time or returning to Grounds for your second, third, or fourth year, change can be stressful. Relationships are new or different, and you may find yourself in the middle of unfamiliar experiences and living spaces, all of which contribute to the excitement and challenge of adjusting to a new year. But any change presents a good opportunity for growth.
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.
Joe, one of my own mentors, was adamant that “the life of the mind is lived through the body” - that I wasn’t just a mind, that I was embodied as well, with particular needs.
"It's a hit and batter Dottie Schroeder, blonde pigtails and all, start[s] running for first. These girls really hit...and are lightning when running." (April 22, 1948) Dorothy "Dottie" Schroeder became the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League's youngest player at age 15 and was the only girl who played all 12 seasons for the AAGPBL.
Clinging tightly to narrow perceptions of what a “mother” does, what “beautiful” looks like, how bodies “should” move through space enforces a limiting hegemony on everyone living in that society. Broadening our perceptions of who “belongs” improves opportunities for all of us. And representation is a force multiplier in shaping reality and how we perceive it.
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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!
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:
Eat Well - Do Good
Join us for good food & drinks, good company, and a good cause! tavola will be donate funds to our Young Women Leaders Program from the sale of drinks, appetizers and spaghetti & meatballs in their cicchetti bar this evening.
Learn more about tavola on their website.