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Gender Violence and Social Change

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and a new group of interns at UVA’s Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center is off and running with autumn activities on Grounds. In her article below, Claire Kaplan gives an encouraging nod to the young women who bring awareness to the UVA community and who believe that their work […]

Loving Her Fiercely–Remembering a Playwright, Poet, and Author

Playwright, poet and author Ntozake Shange, whose acclaimed 1975 theater piece, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, died on October 28th. Deborah McDowell takes a look at Shange’s influence on the arts and on black women seeking strength and affirmation. Ms. McDowell is the Alice Griffin Professor of English and […]

Fictional Friends Who Embolden Us to Thrive

In honor of International Day of the Girl (October 11), Abby Palko shares reflections on ways that authors explore the complexities of girlhood. Ms. Palko is Director of the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at the University of Virginia. This article, reprinted with permission, is from the blog PALKO POV: Fictional Friends Who Embolden Us […]