We host and participate in a variety of events that complement classroom instruction and foster community connections.
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
Navigating Through the Red Zone
October 14, 2018, 10:00am-12:00pm, MMC - OutdoorsFIU'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.
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 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
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
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
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
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,
PhDCo-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.
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
Meetthe 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
WednesdayNovember 15, 2017at 5pmin 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
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
12pmand 1:30pmon Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Meet our faculty and staff. Open to all students!
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 !
Noticeof 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- 12:00pmin DM 223 for Instructor Positions .
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
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
colorartist - 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
AustralianAboriginal 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
MoonlightScreening 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
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-culturalStudies. 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 .
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 dayconference 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
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
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
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
theseHalls Could Talk.”
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
FreedomWeek Panel and Q&A Session
Jan. 26, 2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm, MMC - GC Ballrooms
Freedom Week is raising awareness
aroundthe 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. Comejoin us at GC Ballrooms East on Thursday 1/26 @ 1pmand check out the other events this week as well .
JoinCWGS 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.