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Join us at 5 pm on September 23 for an intimate conversation with our 2020 Distinguished Alumnae! 

By: Leigh Ann Carver | August 28, 2020 | Awards

The Women’s Center has long been known as a welcoming place for students seeking counseling or a place to gain experience in advocating for justice and equity. In recent years, our Counseling and Wellness Services Team has grown to include new staff members and has extended the resources offered to better serve the variety of needs of a diverse range of UVA students.

Since the end of May when we originally published the below thoughts, we have witnessed growing engagement in activism, protests, and demonstrations here in our community, across the country, and even the globe, calling for justice for George Floyd and an end to racism and systemic oppression of Black Americans and all people of color. The building momentum gives us hope that desperately needed collective action will be taken to ensure justice and safety for all.

By: Abby Palko | August 15, 2020 | Palko POV, counseling

This page serves as a hub for our ongoing updates with links to several of our other pages where you can find more specific information about particular areas of our work throughout the pandemic. We will make every effort to keep all of this information up to date to ensure that UVA students, faculty and staff, and members of the Charlottesville community can access all that the center offers.

| August 10, 2020 | blog

Name: Grace Leffler
Year: 3rd
Major: Psychology, Cognitive Science
Hometown: Richmond, VA

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

I was curious about finding a more focused and intentional volunteer group, which is how I ended up here once my professor nudged me towards this program. I hate that the actual Women's Center is closed; everyone should visit the place at least once!

2.    If you could describe YWLP in 3 words, how would you describe it?

Embracing, mindful, energizing.

| August 06, 2020 | young-women-leaders-program, interns

As the 2020 recipient of our Beth Garrett Memorial Internship Grant, Jule Voss interned with Congressman Jim Cooper (TN-5) this summer. She is a rising 3rd-year Echols and Jefferson Scholar studying global security and justice and planning to pursue the Batten School's Masters in Public Policy. 

By: Jule Voss | August 04, 2020 | Awards

Caitlin Kwalwasser, Politics honors student and Legal Clinic intern, was among the graduating students who presented their theses to members of the Women's Center staff this spring.  

Name: Brynna Gaffney
Year: Third (Rising fourth year? Terrifying!)
Major: Public Policy & Leadership (Batten School), Global Studies in Education Minor
Hometown: Wilmington, Delaware

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

Name: Emma Murphy
Year: Second Year (Class of 2022)
Major: English & Computer Science
Hometown: Red Bank, New Jersey

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

It’s not a secret that the Women’s Center embraces an ethos of trauma stewardship. In the past weeks, I have found myself turning to the epigraph from one of the field’s foundational texts: You can only go halfway into the darkest forest; then you're coming out the other side.

By: Abby Palko | July 08, 2020 | Palko POV

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