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January

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Venue: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.

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Venue: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.

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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.

February

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Venue: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.”

CWGS, WSSA, WSGSA Counter Protest

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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!

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Venue: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.

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Venue:MMC, AHC4 402

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

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Venue:GC Ballrooms

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.

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Venue: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!

March

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Venue:MMC Graham Center 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.

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Venue:CP 145 and the Stocker AstroScience Center

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

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Venue: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.

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Venue:GL 220

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

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Venue:GC Ballrooms

Joine 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.

Co-Sponsoring 6th Annual Graduate Student Conference

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Venue: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.

April

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Venue:GC Room 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.

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Venue: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.

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Venue:AHC3 Room 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.

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Venue:FIU Wolfsonian

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

Lecture by Queer Feminist Artist - Chitra Ganesh

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Venue:TBA

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

May

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Venue: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.