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March 18, 2021

Major: Biology & Foreign Affairs
Year: Fourth Year

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?
There's something really special about the people at the Women's Center. Each person has a riveting perspective to bring, analyzes societal implications so deliberately, and fights hard for change. I wanted to work alongside those individuals, as well as channel my usual rants into actual and productive action.

January 20, 2021

January is Stalking Awareness Month, in which across the United States people and organizations raise awareness about the prevalence of stalking. Stalking, both in person and online, is a series of unwanted actions by a person towards someone else that makes the survivor feel afraid.

This January, students on our Gender Violence and Social Change team put together this infographic to share facts about what stalking is, what your options are if you or someone you know is being stalked, and resources that are available to those who are being stalked.

November 19, 2020

Name: Sibel Al-Barzinji
Major: Foreign Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies
Year: Fourth-Year

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?
I wanted to work with a group that uplifts marginalized communities and raises awareness on issues that matter!

2.    What is your favorite memory of UVA thus far?
Any day that has involved basking in the sun on the lawn.

3.    Who is a woman that inspires you?
Ilhan Omar.

April 28, 2020

"This is not love" t-shirt

Content warning: these pieces of art, created by survivors of gender-based violence, convey a wide range of emotions and experiences. Some are raw and angry, full of pain. Others are hopeful and speak of healing. If you feel that the content of this display would be difficult for you, we advise that you consider viewing it on another occasion. If you do choose to view it, and you find that your emotions are elevated as a result, please find someone to speak with as soon as possible.

November 14, 2019

Year: 3rd
Major: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Media Studies
Hometown: Mechanicsville, VA

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?

I initially found the Women's Center at Days on the Lawn when I was a prospective student and volunteered there throughout my first year. The people who work at the Women's Center are always so kind and welcoming and many of the women that I admire were past interns.

2.    What other organizations are you involved with at UVA?

October 24, 2019

Year: Fourth
Major: Chinese Language and Literature
Hometown: Westwood, MA

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?
I was friends with a lot of empowering women who were interns in the past. They told me about their experiences working in the Women's Center and how fulfilling they were. I applied to be an intern so that I could choose my own adventure and find my own fulfillment.

2.    What other organizations are you involved with at UVA?
CORE (Culture of Respect Educators) and Kappa Delta

October 03, 2019

Year: 3rd
Major: Batten (Leadership & Public Policy) & Spanish
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?

December 13, 2018

Alumna Sara Duke Grey Continues to Care & Advocate for Survivors

October 09, 2018

Intern Gabi Szabo on Grounds

Year: Second
Hometown: Charlottesville
Major: Chemisty & Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 

1.What brought you to the Women's Center?
I came to the Women's Center because I was looking for a way to get more involved in violence prevention work. I did a lot with it in high school, so after not really knowing where to start my first year, I decided I would apply to the internship to have some more direction my second year.
 

September 19, 2018

Student Spotlight: Colette Marcellin

Year: Fourth
Major: Economics and Political Philosophy, Policy, & Law
Hometown: Los Gatos, CA

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