WSGSA Conference

Event information
Venue:MARC Pavilion, Modesto Maidique Campus


Conference Schedule

8:00-8:30am Registration and Breakfast

8:40-9:00am Opening Remarks

9:00-10:00am Symposium I: "Obstacles and successes for women at work: From prisons, to plant nurseries, to politics"

  • Working conditions for Plant Nursery Workers in Miami-Dade County, Cynthia Hernandez
  • Mean Girls at Work, Caressa Rolle
  • Why Women are so Under Represented in Politics, Sheyla Marimon
  • Incarcerated Women as Conflict Training Facilitators: An Initial Review of Motivations, Chaundra Whtehead
  • Poto Mitan: Women as Economic Pillars in Haiti, Nicki Fraser

10:00-11:00am Symposium II: "Objects and pioneers: Cross-cultural depictions of women in the media"

  • From Objects of Desire to Sexual Agency, Augusto Bejar
  • Investigating th eEffects of Sexually-Objectified Media Images on Women's Leadership Aspiration, Margarita Manon
  • Self-Objectification and Stereotypes of African American Women in Reality Television, Adriana Medina
  • El Culto de Maria: A Feminist in the Catholic Church, Virginia Morgan
  • Breaking the Metal Ceiling, Amelia Pridemore

11:00-12:00pm Keynote address "Disrupting the Abuse-to-Prison Pipeline for Women and Girls" by Lindsay Rosenthal, Ms. Foundation for Women 2013-2014 Fellow and FIU Alumna

12:00-12:30pm Meet the Speaker: Round Table with Lindsay Rosenthal

12:00-1:00pm Lunch - Poster and Artwork presentation

1:00-2:00pm Symposium III: "The ups and downs of being a minority at work"

  • Sexual orientation and leadership: How being gay affects perceptions of fit for management positions, Renzo Barrantes
  • The Latina leadership advantage: How Hispanic women can leverage their identities to succeed, Vanessa Quiroz
  • The effect of stereotypes on the success of women and minorities in STEM, Ryan Jacobson

2:00-3:00pm Symposium IV: "Combating and addressing violence against women and girls: A historical and global examination"

  • The Magical Scapegoat, Marlyn Henriquez
  • I decide when,…I decide who, Shawna McNair
  • Dismantling the Root of Systematic Patriarchy, Anthony Paz
  • Intimate partner violence in Hispanic Communities, Shannon Quintana

3:00-4:00pm Symposium V: "Ask a working woman"

4:00-4:50pm Symposium VI: "Health and well-being in LGBT communities"

  • Bear Trap: Vulnerabilities Within the Bear Community, Narciso Rodriguez
  • The role of minority stress in the psychological and social functioning of lesbians, Ben Fay
  • Under the Invisibility Cloak: The Transgender Community in Miami, Brionna Powell

4:50-5:00pm Closing Remarks

For the conference registration form, please click here.*