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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

November 27, 2017

Student Spotlight: Hannah Mezzacappa
Get to know Gender Violence & Social Change team intern, Hannah Mezzacappa
Year: 2018
Major: Political Philosophy, Policy and Law & Women, Gender and Sexuality 
Why are you passionate about your program at the Women's Center?

November 14, 2017

Quiero Bailar! A Q&A with University Salsa Club

Nicky Demitry, Women's Center intern with the Social Media Marketing Team, sat down with Claire Poumerol and Jaqui Arechiga to talk about the culture and community of the University Salsa Club and their inspiration for an all-female dance. Read this excerpt from her interview as they explore how Salsa Club balances the sensuality of dance with consent and safety, and how it promotes body positivity and confidence.

You can find the full interview over at Iris Magazine.

October 13, 2017

UVA Lawn

To the Alumni of the University of Virginia

We write to you as alumni with a message and a request that we hope you will support.

The last several years have seen thousands of students launch and fulfill dreams at the University, much as we did. Yet there has also been a significant amount of turmoil. Many of us scattered around the country and the world have watched and read about the cultural and historical issues that are challenging students and the larger community of Charlottesville, Virginia. One of these issues is sexual violence -- which no one condones.