Projects

The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies hosts and co-sponsors ongoing events for students, faculty, and the greater FIU community. In addition to a roster of speakers, including the Mine Ucer Women in Science Lecture Series, the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies has organized and sponsored such special events as Gloria Steinem's "Knowing Our Power," One Billion Rising, and Women and Water: The Role of Gender Equality conference (as part of the UN's World Water Day 2013, the cross-college panelists represented women from many fields in FIU, as well as the community).

Other special projects and events sponsored or co-sponsored by the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies have included Music by Twilight, the FIU Women Faculty Leadership Institute, Diversity Week, Take Back the Night, the Miami Beach Gay Parade, and the play, The Vagina Monologues. Events are posted in advance.

The Vagina Monologues 2015

February 19-21, 2015
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Women, Gender and Violence Conference

January 9, 2015
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Brave Miss World - Film Screening

November 20,2014
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Absolutely Safe - Film Screening

November 10,2014
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GeekiWood: Where Science Meets Hollywood

September 27,2014
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The Invisible War - Film Screening and Panel Discussion

March 24, 2014
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The Vagina Monologues

February 20-22, 2014

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"Who says it's a man's world? How women can take charge of the conversation"

A presentation by Cori Flam Meltzer, Esq.
February 6, 2014

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Knowing Our Power: A Talk with Gloria Steinem
October 23, 2012

 Flyer on event with Glorida Steinman.

One Billion Rising
February 14, 2013

 Dance to move the world on this global day of 1 billion rising. Miami 02.14.13. End Violence against women and girls.

The Vagina Monologues
February 21-23, 2013

 The vagina monologues Flyer

Women and Water: The Role of Gender Equality
March 21, 2013

 Women and Water. Global water for sustainability Program.

FIU Women Faculty Leadership Institute
May 2, 2013, 12-4pm in the CBC Special Events Center

 Stylized photo of women.

12:00-1:00pm Welcome - Dean Joyce Elam, Dr. Mayra Beers, and Dr. Suzanna Rose

Networking Lunch – Meet and Greet Your Colleagues

1:00-2:15pm Emotional Labor: The Difference that Gender Makes

Featured Speaker, Dr. Meredith Newman, followed by a panel and discussion

In this presentation, speakers will discuss the concept of emotional labor, what it is, and its centrality to the service aspects of much of our work, how it is performed on the job (emotive skills) and the coping strategies to avoiding burnout. Emotional labor is the application of emotional intelligence at work. It involves emotional regulation - expression or suppression. It is defined as the management of one’s emotions and the attempt to manage the emotions of others, all for the purposes of doing one’s job effectively. But there are gender differences in how emotions are expressed, how nonverbal communication is received, and how the performance of emotional labor affects women as compared to men.

Dr. Newman is Senior Associate Dean for the College of Arts & Sciences and the co-author (with Mary Guy and Sharon Mastracci) of two award-winning books on the subject: Emotional Labor: Putting the Service in Public Service (2008) and Emotional Labor and Crisis Response: Working on the Razor’s Edge (2012).

2:30-3:45pm Do Babies Matter? Presentation and Discussion

Women are not advancing at the same rate as men to the upper ranks of academe even though women are nearly half of the PhD population. In this session, a presentation will be given concerning the impact on tenure achievement of having babies before tenure. Research indicates that men with babies are significantly more likely than their women counterparts to achieve tenure – a finding that holds across the humanities, social sciences and hard sciences and across large and small universities. The discussion will focus on proposing strategies and policies that can reduce the negative impact on women of having babies during the tenure-earning years.