February 17, 2015
What began at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center as a project to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy has now evolved into a year-long partnership with the local non-profit Monticello Area Community Action Agency’s (MACAA) Hope House program.
January 13, 2015
With the help of their Bigs, Littles recently conquered “the biggest fear most people have,” according to U.Va. Drama Associate Professor Kate Burke: Speaking in public.
On Dec. 6, the Young Women Leaders Program gathered in the afternoon for its annual Fall Finale at Newcomb Hall that kicked off with lunch and a special motivational talk from Burke for the Bigs and Littles, prior to performing choreographed and rehearsed musical presentations to families and peers.
November 21, 2014
With representation from almost 15 different groups on Grounds, the first Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center Student Advisory Board meeting on Nov. 10 was a strong example of collaboration and a rare opportunity for the Center to receive direct input from those they serve most - students.
About 20 U.Va. students attended the inaugural meeting, with about 10 additional students who have agreed to be on the board, but were unable to attend this meeting due to a class schedule conflict.
November 17, 2014
Event initiates discussion on body image, creates memories for U.Va. Family Weekend
The third annual Mother-Daughter Tea at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center welcomed about 20 guests during last month’s U.Va. Family Weekend. This engaging and powerful event was “the most successful in the past three years” in terms of the amount of interaction and depth of dialogue between interns, staff, mothers and daughters.
November 06, 2014
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Comes to a Close with Red Flag Week
The following has been re-printed from Iris with permission from the author.
Dozens of T-shirts lined the perimeter of the Lawn in the last week of October, designed with messages like, “It’s my childhood. Don’t rush me.” and “Love shouldn’t hurt.”
August 26, 2014
Since graduating from UVA in 2014, Emily Lloyd has built a rewarding and impactful career in violence prevention and survivor advocacy. In her current role with the One Love Foundation, Emily uses her experience as a former captain of the women's swim team at UVA to manage the foundation's national sports partnerships as well as their school an community groups in the midwest.
Originally published on Iris in 2014.
August 18, 2014
When U.Va. students return to the University in the fall, they will discover new initiatives as part of the exciting Women, Girls and Global Justice program at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center.
May 23, 2014
When U.Va. government and foreign affairs student Amanda Swanson was a second-year, she went from competing in the Virginia Mock Trial to interacting with lawyers at the Women’s Center as a Legal Clinic intern. With her recent graduation, she is now applying the knowledge she gained in these experiences to the job she will begin in June as a litigation assistant at the MoloLamken law firm in Washington D.C.
May 05, 2014
For some U.Va. students and alumnae, the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP) has become more than a volunteer opportunity. Participating in the program has helped solidify career paths in the field of education, as well as created another sort of sorority with bonds made for life.
Ultimately, the program is “fostering competence, connections and autonomy” among everyone involved. The foundation of the program’s curriculum is in this motto.
April 27, 2014
Events for the annual Take Back the Night Week ranged from informative Q&As with the “How to Date a Survivor” panel and “Sexual Misconduct Board Mock Trial” to community building with the “Open Arts Slam” and the “Rally, March and Vigil,” eventually ending with a “Day of Healing and Wellness.”
Organizers say hundreds of people attended the “Rally, March and Vigil,” the largest turnout they have seen in years.