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January

Sandy Skelaney, program director of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies Initiative for Gender Violence Prevention helped as part of the Women's Rally's executive planning committee.

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On Saturday, January 21st, America witnessed the largest inaugural protest in US history. The event was organized in order to raise awareness for a number of intersectional issues such as reproductive rights, women’s rights, the rights of trans individuals, the rights of people of color, and human rights in general.

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FIU psychology professor Lindsay Malloy publishes her story on CNN regarding her false positive Zika test while pregnant with her second child.

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February

Monday, February 13th, 2017, Canadian-based, pro-life organization, Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, returned for their yearly display of graphic images to protest abortion. In response, the CWGS, WSSA, and WSGSA showed up to counter-protest and show solidarity with women and reproductive justice. The Center and its student orgs set up a table in front of the large anti-choice display with their own positive messages.

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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 March 13, 2017. Please click above for more details.

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March

Enroll in our new course WST-4930 Introduction to Transgender Studies with Dr. Justin Grant for Fall 2017!

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Registration is now open for our WST 3120 Global Women's Writing: Gendered Experiences Across Societies & Cultures with Dr. Michaela Moura-Kocoglu

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Registration is now open for our new WST 3015 Introduction: Global Gender and Women's Studies at BBC!

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To celebrate CWGS 20th Anniversary of our BA Program we hosted "Women's Rights in Miami" were we talked about different organizations in our community that are currently working on initiatives for LGBT and Gender Equality. Speakers included FIU Professor Dr. Maria Ilcheva, SAVE manager Carla Peña, MDC Commissioner Operations Manager Adele Valencia, and Miami Workers Center Lutze Segu. It was an extrordinary discussion and encourage everyone to get involved with these wonderful advocacy programs!

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Friday March 3, 2017 the SFL Student Conference on Human Trafficking was held at FIU with our very own Sandy Skelaney the Program Director for the Center for Women and Gender Studies "Initiative for Gender Violence Prevention" as a Keynote Speaker. Ms. Skelaney discussed issues currently affecting our community such as sexual exploitation of women and children and the legislature currently working to prevent these acts from occurring and the many ways we can work together to improve them.

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Dr. Burns was invited to be a part of two Featured Feminist Scientific Symposia at the Association for Women in Psychology conference held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in March 2017.

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Great turnout during the Spring 2017 Semester Welcome Back Party. It was held in AHC4 402 and everyone enjoyed the pizza, sodas and dessert.

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April

The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies will offer a new course in the fall focusing on the transgender experience. Following the lead of other universities, the course is the first step for what the Director of the Center, Yesim Darici, hopes to evolve into a transgender studies initiative.

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Psychology professor, Asia Eaton helps Marine Corps tackle culture change..

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CWGS Director Dr. Yesim Darici was invited as a panelist for FIU's 5th annual Women in Science Seminar!

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May

Roxcy O’Neal Bolton, the founding mother of Florida’s modern feminist movement and a rambunctious, feather-ruffling presence on its civic and political landscape, died Wednesday in the city she championed and challenged for almost five decades. She was 90.

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SEX TRAFFICKING WST 4930 U01 / INR 4931 U02 SPECIAL TOPICS M|W|F @ 12 – 12:50 pm

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June

Weeks spent more than 30 years as a neuroscientist with FIU, joining the faculty in 1986. She served as director of QBIC — Quantifying Biology in the Classroom — an in-depth biological sciences program and was an affiliate faculty member of what would become the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies.

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