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January

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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February

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.

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March

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

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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.

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April

WST 3644 U01 - Mondays 5:00pm - 7:40pm - Dr. Justin Grant 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

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Today, the Center for Women for Gender studies hosted our annual event raising women's voices: FIU's 100 women. This year we honored women innovators, highlighting their achievements that uplift their communities and also acknowledging the hurdles they had to overcome. Each panelist had their chance to speak to a packed room and inspire the audience to fight for their representation and dreams. We'd like to extend our thanks to those who attended and we hope to see you next year!

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May

Students had the opportunity to have their voice heard on how to combat sexual assault, thanks to the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies.

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"Following the wave of the #MeToo movement, the inaugural class, taught by professor Vicki Burns, addressed the unique risk factors specific to college students and rape on campus, how biases like sexism and racism intersect with sexual violence, and Title IX investigations on college campuses."

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CWGS Instructor Dr. Vicki Burns was awarded the 2018 FIU Panhellenic Council HERStory Award. This award recognizes a faculty/staff on campus who has been dedicated to empowering women at Florida International University. This is the third annual HERStory Awards ceremony where the Panhellenic Council has honored those in the Panhellenic and FIU community. Dr. Burns was recognized for her role in FIU’s first student campus climate survey on sexual assault and first course on campus sexual assault.

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