Mondays 5:00-7:40pm Select Course Topics: - Trans activism and political organizing - Trans & medical care - Global trans cultures - Trans in literature and film - Feminist and queer approaches to trans
This morning CWGS had a standing room only event for the Zero Discrimination Day, LGBTQ+ Diversity Matters. It was so successful that the Center plans on making it a CWGS signature event every year on Zero Discrimination Day.
It's that time for CWGS students to submit their applications for the Elaine Gordon Scholarship in Women's Studies. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, March 14, 2018.
Are you a FT student pursuing an FIU degree in a STEM field? Then this scholarship is for you - and the deadline is coming fast - Feb. 9, 2018. Preference given to first generation students of Caribbean descent.
On January 25th, 2018, the Center for Women's and Gender Studies hosted German Consul General, Annette Klein, to kick off FIU's inclusion in a global poster exhibition on "Women in STEM." The event was held in GC 355 and was standing-room only by the end of the event.
Hosted on Thursday, Jan. 25, the forum was moderated by Raquel Perez, instructor of Communications. The panel was comprised of Sharon “Sherry” Aaron, director of FIU’s Victim Empowerment Program; Victoria Burns, assistant professor of Women’s and Gender Studies; Dr. Antonio “Tony” Delgado, interim dean of students; Fred Blevens, a professor from the School of Communication + Journalism; and Shirlyon McWhorter, Title IX coordinator and director of Equal Opportunity Programs.
FIU Center for Women and Gender Studies Professor Dr. Vicky Burns discusses “It’s not Just Locker Room Talk- Understanding and Preventing Campus Sexual Assault”, FIU's new course.
CWGS' own Dr. Burns was a guest speaker at “Just Another Assault” hosted by FIU’s Panhellenic Council. The event took place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6 in the Student Academic Support Complex at FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus. The talk featured Bonny Shade, a sexual assault survivor and included a powerful message on sexual assault, rape culture and recovery. Dr. Burns was at the event in order to empower our student population to take a stand against sexual assault through our new campus clim
So proud of Sandy Skelaney's student who just became a finalist for iChangeFIU's Social Innovation Challenge. She won $500 and now competes for $7500 to launch a new program that she designed in her class to develop a training program for Americorps members to identify youth survivors of sex trafficking in high schools. Her students are turning class assignments into actual programs!
FIU's CWGS is joining an elite few universities to offer an academic course on understanding and preventing campus sexual assault. The course — “It’s Not Just Locker Room Talk: Understanding and Preventing Campus Sexual Assault” — will be offered this spring, covering factors that contribute to the incidence of sexual assault and ways to prevent it, taught by Dr. Vicki Burns.