WILL* is a nationally recognized program for students interested in exploring gender and diversity issues both in and out of the classroom. Students strengthen their leadership skills as they actively work to create a more equitable world.
Maddy Dunbar, '17
Senior credits WGSS class with introducing her to the joy of working with young children and a possible career in early childhood education policy.
Emily Whitted, '16
“People follow their passions all the time, but I think mine gets stereotyped for being something that grandmothers do," says Emily Whitted, ′16. "I just needed a push, someone to say, ‘That’s not silly.’”
Aida Choudhury, '15
South Africa and Zambia were just the start for Aida Choudhury, ’15, who found a calling to work in international education development.
When My World Changed
On the Chaplaincy's Pilgrimage: Israel trip in 2012, Melissa Diamond, '15, visited the Princess Basma Center for Disabled Children. That moment, she says, is when her world changed.
From classroom discussions and theater productions to lectures from mothers and playwrights, The Laramie Project provides a structure for conversations about civil rights and social justice.
The Vagina Monologues tells women’s stories about relationships, sex, and violence in an effort to erase stigmas and stereotypes.
Malori Holloman, ’13, has witnessed poverty’s effects on traumatized children, homeless adults, and troubled teens. Yet she finds reason to hope.
Jah Akande, ’13, fights for equality for LGBTQ citizens in the Virginia General Assembly and for students on the UR campus.
Meeting the president and making national media appearances were just a few of the things this summer had in store for Bonner Scholar Samantha Lint.
Mariah Williams, '14, draws on personal experiences from childhood and her summer internship to reflect on the impact of New York City's Head Start programs.
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