about us

C-ville NOW logoOur chapter began 1975 with five members.

Lots of students were involved too, until 1988 when we helped UVa found a chapter of its own.

During the past three decades, our purpose has guided our actions, which have included:

  • Gathering and publicizing rape statistics about crimes in the Charlottesville area;
  • Honoring women's contributions to our local history in "A Herstory";
  • Five printable notecards commemorating major heroines of Virginia history;
  • Holding walk-a-thons to support the Equal Rights Amendment;
  • Taking buses of supporters to wherever the nearest marches or rallies were being held for women's rights;
  • Placing an ad in the Daily Progress regarding women-unfriendly Supreme Court nominations;
  • Running voter registration drives;
  • Conducting leadership development seminars for women running for office;
  • Participating in "Take Back the Night" Marches with our UVa student partners in FIFE;
  • Holding a public panel discussion exploring HPV and the controversial cervical cancer vaccine; and
  • Joining Virginia NOW in "Pro-Choice Lobby Day" to discuss issues with legislators in our state capital.

We seek “equal rights and responsibilities in all aspects of citizenship, public service, employment, education and family life...[and] freedom from discrimination because of race, ethnic origin, age, marital status, sexual preference/orientation, or parenthood.”