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March is Women’s History Month

Visit womenshistory.virginia.edu to learn about The Ground She Walks On, an initiative we launched this year to celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8). It is borne out of our work to commemorate and celebrate women’s achievements at and contributions to UVA as students, faculty, and staff. In particular, we celebrate extraordinary moments of women’s leadership that have changed UVA, moving it closer to its ideals.

We call on partners across Grounds to join us in spotlighting the accomplishments of women throughout history – here at UVA, to be certain, but globally as well. The great and good community does not sideline half its members or obscure their contributions. We are excited by the number of student organizations that have applied for funding to support their programming ideas for the inaugural Women’s History Month in 2022.

Our colleagues in the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion have provided invaluable support to this initiative throughout the planning phase, from advice to the financial support that enabled us to fund additional events. Their enthusiastic response to this initiative embodies the spirit of our aspiration for The Ground She Walks On.

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