Dr. Katherine Spindler, University of Michigan, will speak about LAUNCH Committees, which provide support and guidance to new junior faculty as they begin their careers. Committees meet with the new faculty member from the time of hire until the end of the first year.
Ms. Cori Meltzer, FIU Executive-in-Residence, will give a special presentation on how women and men often negotiate very differently – and get different results. She will examine traditional stereotypes as well as six ways women can better represent themselves with authority and confidence.
V-Day is a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler's award winning play The Vagina Monologues.
CWGS and the Miami-Dade County Parks Foundation are pleased to announce their first annual essay writing contest for MDC high school students. Deadline is April 30, 2014. Click to read more about the contest and awards.
This event is co-sponsored by the Women's Studies Center.
7th Annual Chris Gray Memorial Lecture
Promoting Gender Equality in Africa through the Application of the "Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People's Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa"
Speaker: Hannah Forster, Executive Director of the ACDHRS, Banjul, The Gambia
A recent research study found that people who hold hierarchical belief systems are more likely to side with the man that with the woman in a non-stranger sexual assault case. That finding may help to explain a major criticism of the military justice system – that the people in this system do not process sexual assault cases properly. Common sense tells us that the military is full of hierarchical people, and if so, these people may have a cognitive bias that works in the man’s favor.
This event will be the public introduction of the exhibition—Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow—hosted by the Coral Gables Museum and featuring brief comments by community, university, and museum leaders. There will be an opportunity to tour the exhibit and to discuss its particulars with the exhibition organizers. There will also be previews of upcoming events related to the exhibition and the opportunity to ask questions of the organizations.
Professors Asher Milbauer and Michael Patrick Gillespie of Florida International University, two of the organizers of events surrounding the exhibition, will offer a guided tour of the exhibit and provide background to it and to forthcoming events. This will provide a wonderful opportunity not only to see the exhibition but to discuss its impact and significance with others who have under gone the same experience.
Professor Guy Sterne (Wayne State University), Professor Alan Berger (Florida Atlantic University), Ms. Jacqueline Lawton (Playwright), and a local historian will examine the evolution in American thinking about race based on the experiences highlighted in the exhibit.
Through the generosity of Joseph Adler and the GableStage, actors will offer a staged reading, directed by Phillip Church, of Jacqueline Lawton’s play The Hampton Years. The play examines the mentor/mentee relationship between Austrian painter and sculptor Vikton Lowefeld and his student, John Biggers, who would go on to become a prominent twentieth-century American painter. Several of Biggers’ paintings are part of the exhibition.
The museum will host a day long workshop that is open exclusively by registration to Miami-Dade school teachers. Professors Asher Milbauer and Michael Patrick Gillespie of Florida International University will lead the discussions, assisted by Professor Donald Cunnigen of the University of Rhode Island. The workshop will offer strategies for integrating the exhibition into school curriculums.
Professor Donald Cunnigen, who as an undergraduate studied under some of the German academics featured in this exhibition, will discuss the impact of that experience on his own career and on the academic environment of higher education in America in a lecture at the main campus of FIU.
The Coral Gables Art Cinema will feature a screening of Josh Aronson’s documentary detailing the work of Polish violinist, Bronislaw Huberman, who before the beginning of the Second World War, relocated 1,000 Jews, musicians and their families, from around Europe to Palestine to form an orchestra that would become the Israel Philharmonic. A discussion and tour of the exhibition will follow the screening.