As campus life bounces back from the COVID-19 pandemic, the university community embraces the traditions on its calendar which were disrupted last year. This March, the university is observing Women’s History Month to the fullest with a slate of in-person and online events.
Here is what is going on at FIU.
Advancing Women and Diversity in the Hospitality Industry
Dates on March 8, 15, 22, 29
A speaker series centered around building a pipeline of women leaders to the restaurant industry. Hosted by Women's Hospitality Initiative and the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management.
Schedule of speakers:
- Lorena Garcia, Chef and Entrepreneur, CHICA, March 8, 7:45 p.m.
- Joanna James, Director, Producer and Writer, Zoel Productions, March 15, 7:45 p.m.
- Cristina SP Hudson, Owner, Hudson Ranch, March 22, 7:45 p.m.
- Lee Schrager, SVP Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirit, Bertha Gonzalez Nieves, Casa Dragones, Jennifer Chaplin, Vice President at Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, March 29, 7:45 p.m.
Tuesday Times Roundtable: International Women's Day Celebration: #ChooseToChallenge
A virtual presentation by Dr. Nashira Williams, Director, FIU Women's Center, Dr. Khadija Boyd, Full Spectrum Leadership LLC; African & African Diaspora Studies Graduate Student Association and the FIU Same Gender Loving (SGL) Affinity Group. The discussion will take place from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
A Dream Called Home: A Book Discussion
In her memoir, Reyna Grande describes her journey as a creative writing student at the University of California, Santa Cruz and post-university life experiences.
Hosted by Academic and Career Success online from 2:00 - 3:00 P.M.
Learning to Lead: Enabling Others to Act
This discussion hosted by the Honors College & Center for Student Engagement will cover the importance of trust in effective leadership. A virtual conversation will go from 3:00 - 4:00 pm.
Women Across Generations Panel
Hosted by UN Women at FIU at 6:00 p.m.
Zoom link: hon.fiu.edu/wme3
Women/Womyn/Womxn? LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Language Training
A virtual event by LGBTQA Initiatives from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Zoom link: go.fiu.edu/lgbtqalanguage
Bartenders Guild at FIU Women's Day Event
Hosted by Bartender's Guild at FIU & FIU beginning at I-75 at 5:00 p.m.
Candid Conversation: Women's History Month
Hosted by Women in Student Affairs (WISA)
This virtual event is for faculty and staff. It runs from noon to 1:00 p.m.
Zoom link: go.fiu.edu/wisaspring2021
Empowering Women's Herstory
A virtual discussion hosted by Sigma Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and the Sigma Kappa Sorority. It will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Sapphic Presentation & Panel
Hosted by the Honors College Pride Club from 1 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Zoom link: go.fiu.edu/sapphic
Women In Leadership Panel
FIU Omicron Delta Kappa hosts a virtual event from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Zoom link: go.fiu.edu/odkwomenleadership
The Power of Women: A Force for Change
Hosted by Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication
Women are making a difference everywhere. Three powerful women will discuss why women must recognize their power and move forward in a virtual discussion at 2 p.m.
Zoom link: go.fiu.edu/powerofwomen
Hosted by the National Organization for Women (NOW) at FIU. It begins at 6 p.m.
Zoom link: go.fiu.edu/malefeminist
Human Trafficking Series
A three-day virtual event by UN Women at FIU. It will begin at 6:00 p.m. on each of the days.
A virtual event by the National Organization for Women (NOW) at FIU. It begins at 6 p.m.
Zoom link: go.fiu.edu/TheSisterhood
Sustainable Entrepreneurship with DECA
Hosted by UN Women at FIU at 10 a.m.
Trans Women Empowerment
Organized by the National Organization for Women (NOW) at FIU. The virtual event begins at 6 p.m.
Zoom link: go.fiu.edu/transwomenempowerment
All You Need to Know about Women's Health
Hosted by Healthy Living Programs from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
Q&A with a Nutritionist
A virtual discussion with the Women's Center via Instagram from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Instagram handle: @womenscenterfiu
The Collective & La Colectiva: Anti-Blackness Among Minorities
Hosted by the Women's Center from 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Women's History Month Film
An event by the Student Support Services (SSS) Club from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Zoom link: go.fiu.edu/sssclub
Women in Physics at FIU and Around the Nation
A panel discussion with Dr. Allena Opper, Program Director for Experimental Nuclear Physics at the NSF; former FIU graduate student Ramona Valenzuela-Perez, now at Intel; and former FIU undergraduate Kathryn Fernandez, now a Ph.D. student at George Mason University. It begins at 3 p.m.
For more information: https://case.fiu.edu/physics/
An event by the National Organization for Women (NOW) at FIU that starts at 6 p.m.
Zoom link: go.fiu.edu/feministart
Office of Social Justice & Inclusion (OSJI) Open House
An in-person event hosted by the OSJI departments at Graham Center Lawns at main campus and Panther Plaza at Biscayne Bay Campus. Both gatherings go from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Advocating for Equality
A virtual event hosted by Veteran Student Affairs, Jack D. Gordon Institute of Public Policy, & Women's Center. It begins at 12:30 p.m.
Zoom link: go.fiu.edu/vmaspeakerseries
Women in Diplomacy
Virtual event hosted by UN Women at FIU at 6:00 p.m.
A weekend designed to engage a diverse group of female students at FIU in self-exploration, empowerment, bonding and fun. Open to female-identifying students both in-person and online. Hosted by the Women's Center.
305 Cafecito Chat: Womxn's Herstory Month: Tangible Truths of Our Local Movement
This is a virtual conversation held by the FIU Office of Engagement & Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. It will begin at 3:00 p.m.
For more information: go.fiu.edu/305cafecitochatWH
Womxn's Herstory Month Wrap-Up
A virtual event hosted by the Women's Center that begins at 6 p.m.
Our Minds Matter: A Mental Health Symposium
An event hosted by the Black Student Union at 5 p.m.