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Past Events

We host and participate in a variety of events that complement classroom instruction and foster community connections.

  • 2018

    November

    Eric Williams Memorial Lecture

    November 9, 2018

    Women's Studies Student Association: "A Night Under the Stars"

    November 8, 2018, 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. - MMC, GC 355

    Discussion with Professor Thomas Kuhne: "Protean Masculinity, Hegemonic Masculinity: Soldiers in The Third Reich"

    November 8, 2018, 3:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. - MMC, DM 370

     

    October

    Navigating Through the Red Zone

    October 14, 2018, 10:00am-12:00pm, MMC - Outdoors

    FIU's WSSA and Rollins Immersion discussed women empowerment and the LGBTQ+ community. They were a group of 15 people from very different majors and tracks. As well, they discussed how different the colleges were as FIU is a public university and has a large student population, while Rollins is a private university and had a small student population. They compared the statistics of both colleges had from sexual assault rates to female student population to women faculty numbers. Overall, it was a very wonderful discussion.

    August

    Navigating Through the Red Zone

    August 27, 2018, 11:00am-4:00pm, MMC - GC 243

    The Women's and Gender studies Center's own Dr. Vicki Burns, among several guest speakers, will talk about sexual assault prevention, violence against women, and resources available for FIU students. Two sessions are dedicated to preventative measures, recovery methods, and stories from survivors. 

    UN Ecuadorian Indigenous Representative at FIU

    August 27, 2018, 1:00pm-3:00pm, MMC - MARC 335

    Partnered with FIU’s Global Indigenous Forum, the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies co-sponsored U.N. Indigenous Ecuadorian Representative Lourdes Tibán’s lecture! Breaking through traditionalist expectations of women, focusing on the importance of discussing ecology between territories and the government, and persisting to preserve culture, Tibán opened the intersectional eyes for all those who attended.


    May

    8th Annual FIU Women Faculty Leadership Institute

    May 4, 2018, 8:30am-2:30pm, MMC - CBC 235

    The 8th Annual FIU Women Faculty Leadership Institute will feature a keynote presentation on international collaboration by Kathrin Zippel, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Northeastern University, as well as interactive networking sessions and panel discussions.


    April

    FIU's 100 Women Innovators (Diversity Week)

    April 5, 2018, 11:00am-12:15pm, MMC - GC 355

    The Women's and Gender Studies Center is planning this great event to be part of Diversity week each year where we acknowledge 100 women from different fields at FIU to profile, celebrate, and champion. We will introduce them, tell their stories, and create an inspiring culture of diversity, accomplishment, collectivism, and collegiality.


    March

    LGBTQ+ Diversity Matters

    March 1, 2018, 9:30am-12:30pm, MMC - GC 355

    FIU’s Center for Women’s and Gender Studies invites you to join us in honor of annual Zero Discrimination Day initiated by the UN in 2014. Panel sessions with specialists from the professions, academia, and community organizations will focus on the challenges and opportunities for LGBTQ+ individuals locally, nationally, and globally.


    February

    CWGS co-sponsors - "Canoe Back in Time:" An Indigenous Family’s Perspectives on Miccosukee Beliefs

    Feb. 22, 2018, 3:30pm-5:30pm, MMC - SIPA 220

    Author and Illustrator Dorothy Downs with Lee Tiger, Miccosukee Tribal Member February 22, 2018. 3:30 to 5:30. Book signing and reception to follow the presentation. FIU, Maidique Campus. SIPA 220 For many decades, Dorothy Downs has maintained a close relationship with the Miccosukee and Seminole Indians of Florida. She will discuss her experiences with the people who shared their stories in her new book, Canoe Back in Time.


    January

    CWGS co-sponsors - Our Common Future Lecture and Art Contest - Urban Resilience to Extreme Climate

    Jan. 31, 2018, 5:30pm-7:00pm, MMC - Student Academic Success Center (SASC) Auditorium 160

    Climate change is one of the greatest challenges to global sustainability, with extreme events being the most immediate way that people experience this phenomenon. Urbanization is increasing and climate change is an emerging threat. These two realities of the 21st century are on a collision course. Featuring: Nancy Grimm, PhD Co-Director, Urban Resiliency to Extremes Sustainability Research Network Senior Sustainability Scientist, Arizona State University


    Lecture + Exhibit "Women in Natural Sciences and Technology" by German Consulate General

    Jan. 25, 2018, 11:00am-12:15pm, MMC - GC 355

    Annette Klein, German General Consul, will introduce the poster exhibition on “Women in STEM“ globally with a talk on gender disparities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, a field where women account for less than a third of researchers. On loan from the German Consulate, the exhibition presents the portraits of 24 global pioneering women scientists and engineers whose life and work has played a central role in science, but has remained largely unknown.


    CWGS Faculty Meeting

    Jan. 23, 2018, 12:30pm-1:30pm, MMC - AHC4 402

    CWGS will be having their first Faculty Meeting of the year.

  • 2017

    November

    Meet the Authors!

    Nov. 30, 2017, 11:00am-12:15pm, MMC - SIPA 125

    Please join us as we hear from FIU professors who will discuss their books as they relate to women, politics, race, public health and the law. There will be an accompanying Q&A session.


    Meet the Christian Arab Woman Who Became the First Miss Israel Trans - Ms. Talleen Abu Hanna

    Nov. 15, 2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm, MMC - VH 131

    The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies is proud to welcome Ms. Talleen Abu Hanna, the first Miss Israel Trans, to FIU. Her unique and powerful story as a trans woman of Christian Arab descent brings to light many topics that are of great interest to our FIU students. We would like to thank the Consulate General of Israel in Miami for hosting Ms. Talleen Abu Hanna and hope that you will join us on Wednesday November 15, 2017 at 5pm in VH 131.


    Lecture: Armenians in Post-Genocide Turkey

    Nov. 8, 2017, 3:00pm-5:00pm, MMC - GC 355

    The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, in collaboration with FIU’s School of International & Public Affairs, invite you to “Armenians in Post-Genocide Turkey: A Story of Gendered Survival and its Consequences”. Lerna Ekmekçioğlu, a historian of the modern Middle East, will lead the lecture and discusses the fate of Armenians in Turkey after the genocide.


    September

    Florida March For Black Women

    Sept. 30, 2017, 1:00pm-6:00pm, GC Bus Stop, MMC Campus, 11200 SW 8th St.

    The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies is providing transportation to and from the March for Black Women (at the Women’s Detention Center) for FIU students and faculty. Please sign up at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fiu-transportation-to-florida-march-for-black-women-tickets-38126017946 Ticket is $5.00 per person – includes roundtrip and a t-shirt. Space is limited. No refunds. Meet by GC Bus Stop, MMC Campus, 11200 SW 8th St.


    CWGS Welcome Back Pizza Party

    Sept. 5, 2017, 12:00pm-1:30pm, MMC - AHC4 402

    Come by AHC4-402 any time between 12pm and 1:30pm on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Meet our faculty and staff. Open to all students!


    June

    An evening with Yaa Gyasi

    June 15, 2017, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Books & Books - Coral Gables

    Click on the link above to RSVP to meet author, Yaa Gyasi. Her book, Homegoing, is currently a part of the Women's Studies Book Club summer reading list. You don't want to miss out!


    Notice of Public Meeting

    June 7, 2017, 4:00pm-6:00pm

    The CWGS Search and Screen Committee will be having a file review meeting on Friday, June 16 from 11:00am - 12:00pm in DM 223 for Instructor Positions.


    May

    Human Trafficking Awareness Workshop

    May 3, 2017, 5:00pm-7:00pm, MMC - CBC 155

    Human Trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Join this workshop to find out more about this serious issue.


    April

    Lecture by Queer Feminist Artist - Chitra Ganesh

    April 12, 2017, 11:00am-12:00pm

    CWGS is co-sponsoring a lecture by the Guggenheim Award-winning queer feminist women of color women of color artist - Chitra Ganesh


    Annual Miami Beach Pride Parade

    April 9, 2017, 9:30am-5:00pm, FIU Wolfsonian

    Join us as we co-sponsor the Annual Miami Beach Pride Parade!


    FIU's 100 Women

    April 6, 2017, 11:00am-12:15pm, MMC - AHC3 100

    The Women's and Gender studies Center is planning this great event to be part of Diversity week each year where we acknowledge 100 women from different fields at FIU to profile, celebrate, and champion. We will introduce them, tell their stories, and create an inspiring culture of diversity, accomplishment, collectivism, and collegiality. Our Objective is to highlight the anniversary of WGS with 10 women per year will be chosen for the next 10 years.


    Australian Aboriginal Women's Art Discussion with Dr. Jenna Gibbs

    April 6, 2017, MMC - Frost Art Museum

    Join CWGS as we co-host a spectacular lecture and discussion on Australian Aboriginal Women's Art held by Dr. Jenna Gibbs.


    Moonlight Screening and Panel Discussion

    April 4, 2017, 6:30pm-11:00pm, MMC - GC 140

    Join CWGS as we co-host a spectacular screening of the Oscar Winning movie "Moonlight" during the screening we will also have a Panel Discussion from influential community members discussing topics of race discrimination, LGBTQ rights, etc. Open to everyone, space is limited.


    March

    Co-Sponsoring 6th Annual Graduate Student Conference

    March 24, 2017, 9:00am-4:00pm, MMC - SASC Room 100 and 352

    CWGS co-sponsoring the 6th Annual Graduate Student Conference for the Department of Global and Socio-cultural Studies. We will have Dr. Grace Change, Associate Professor in the Department of Feminist Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara, to give the keynote presentation. Her work on human trafficking, immigrant and sex worker rights, and transnational feminist movements fits nicely with the conference's broader topic of Migrations and Diasporas.


    Women Who Lead

    March 21, 2017, 8:30am-3:00pm, MMC - GC Ballrooms

    Join CWGS and the Women's Center as we celebrate "Women Who Lead" a two day conference designed to further enhance the leadership development of female students at FIU.


    "Women and LGBT Rights in the EU"

    March 20, 2017, 10:30am-12:30pm, MMC - GL 220

    Join us for a panel of experts discussing "Women and LGBT Rights in the EU"


    Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of CWGS's BA Program - "Women's Rights in Miami"

    March 9, 2017, 11:00am-12:15pm, MMC - AHC3 110

    If “Women’s Rights are Human Rights,” how well are women in Miami-Dade County doing? Please join us for this event in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies Bachelor’s Program.


    Historical Women in Astronomy

    March 3, 2017, 8:00pm-10:00pm, MMC - CP 145 and Stocker AstroScience Center

    Dr. Caroline Simpson will be talking about the role women have played in the development of astronomy throughout the ages.


    SFL Student Conference on Human Trafficking

    March 3, 2017, 8:45am-2:30pm, MMC - GC 150

    The Center for Women and Gender Studies is proud to announce that Sandy Skelaney the Program Director for the Center's "Initiative for Gender Violence Prevention" will be a Keynote Speaker at the South Florida Student Conference on Human Trafficking.


    February

    CWGS Welcome Back Pizza Party

    Feb. 23, 2017, 12:00pm-2:00pm, MMC - AHC4 402

    Come by AHC4-402 any time between 12pm and 2pm Thursday, February 23 2017. Meet our faculty and staff. Open to all students!


    FIU holds STEMcon Student Conference

    Feb. 22, 2017, 12:30pm-5:00pm

    Join the Florida International University College of Arts, Sciences & Education and the College of Engineering & Computing for the first-annual undergraduate STEM Student Success Conference, STEMCon.


    Networking Lunch to Launch the Initiative for Gender Violence Prevention

    Feb. 20, 2017, 12:00pm-1:00pm, MMC - AHC4 402

    Please join us for a networking lunch to celebrate the launch of the Initiative for Gender Violence Prevention.


    CWGS Panel on FIU Rising! Ending Global Violence Against Women

    Feb. 14, 2017, 11:00am-12:15pm, MMC - AHC3 110

    One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. The campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. Come hear our diverse panel of experts discuss the facts and what can be done to combat violence against women globally.


    CWGS, WSSA, WSGSA Counter Protest

    Feb. 13, 2017, 11:00am-4:00pm

    Canadian-Based, pro-life organization, Center for Bio-Ethical reform, return for their yearly display of graphic images to protest abortion. In response, the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, WSSA, and WSGSA showed up to counter-protest and show solidarity with women and reproductive justice. Join us!


    FIU Welcomes Filmmaker for Diversity Training

    Feb. 2, 2017, 9:00am-6:30pm - MMC - MARC 290; BBC - WUC 159

    Make sure to RSVP to Lee Mun Wah’s Diversity training and screening of his documentary film, “If these Halls Could Talk.”


    January

    South Florida Student Conference on Human Trafficking - Abstracts due Jan. 31, 2017

    Jan. 31, 2017, 9:00am-5:00pm

    We invite papers on all facets of human trafficking including but not limited to sex trafficking, forced labor, trafficking for the purpose of harvesting organs, child soldiers, and child trafficking. Papers by graduate students and undergraduate students are welcome.


     

    Freedom Week Panel and Q&A Session

    Jan. 26, 2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm, MMC - GC Ballrooms

    Freedom Week is raising awareness around the issue of human trafficking. Sandy Skelaney, Director of the Initiative for Gender Violence Prevention at the Center for Women's and Gender Studies (and Professor of FIU's Sex Trafficking course) will be speaking on a panel and sharing her expertise in building advocacy programs for sex trafficking survivors. Come join us at GC Ballrooms East on Thursday 1/26 @ 1pm and check out the other events this week as well.


     

    Join CWGS at the Women's Rally in South Florida

    Jan. 21, 2017, 12:00pm-5:30pm, MMC - GC Bus stop

    The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies is providing transportation (MMC) to and from the Rally (Bayfront Park) for FIU students and faculty. Please sign up at: https://cwgstransportation.eventbrite.com Ticket is $5.00 per person – includes roundtrip and a t-shirt. Space is limited. No refunds.