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I’m “that” aunt: 99 times out of 100, my gift to you is going to be a book… or two… or three. For the past few years, I’ve watched memes about jólabókaflóð circulate Facebook with curiosity and longing. If you’ve missed this new cultural phenomenon, jólabókaflóð is the Icelandic tradition of giving books (gifts are traditionally exchanged on Christmas Eve) and then spending the late hours of the evening reading.
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.
A recent visit I paid to a meeting of our Iris team put me in mind of a CD that lives in my car. A friend burned it for me nearly 20 years ago, and any three notes from it instantly remind me of that season of my life.
Y’all cannot understand how much work and excitement and time has gone into this project.
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Youth Sports Festival, JPJ Upper Concourse, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Women's Basketball game against Virginia Tech, 3:00 p.m.
The Youth Sports Festival will include sports stations for youth eighth grade and under to visit. Those completing all of the sports stations will receive a complimentary t-shirt. There will also be face painting, balloon artist, pop-a-shot, Plinko and a chance to meet Virginia student-athletes. The sports festival is free with admission to the game.
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!