Announcements and Events
March is Women’s History Month
This year’s theme is, “Innovation Through Imagination: Florida State University Women Throughout the Years.” The website for Women’s History Month at FSU is: women.fsu.edu and will have any updates to events.
Women for FSU Backstage Pass
March 1-3, 2013
The fourth annual Backstage Pass brings female alumni and friends aback to campus to get an inside look at unique programs that are integral to the University. Alumni visit the FSU Flying Circus, enjoy a continental breakfast and coffee discussion about the growth and future direction of Women for FSU, learn more about various program on campus, and the weekend includes the fourth annual Gift of Wisdom Mentor Award. For more information about this event, contact Women for FSU. Registration required, https://one.fsu.edu/Community/backstagepass for more information.
Shaping Your Story: Women Student Union Leadership Conference
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Student Services Building, 10:30AM-4PM
The second annual leadership conference features sessions about women’s professional, political and personal growth. Visit http://www.sga.fsu.edu/whm/lc.shtml for more information. Sponsored by the Women Student Union. Registration is required. Free and open to all FSU students.
Women on the Green
Monday, March 4th
Union Green, 11AM-3PM
Women on the Green is an opportunity for FSU community to be exposed to women-centered recognized student organizations. The tabling event will highlight opportunities to get involved and participate in various activities on campus and in the community. Sponsored by the Women Student Union. Free and open to all FSU students.
Women Student Union General Body Meeting
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Union Room 311E, 8PM
Speak your mind, find out how to get more involved, and spend some time with female students like yourself! Meet the Executive Board of the student government agency and learn more about events that will be happening during Women’s History Month and the rest of the semester! Sponsored by the Women Student Union. Free and open to all FSU students.
Book Club: The Road to Lost Innocence
Wednesday, March 6th
4PM, Strozier Library
Join the Women Student Union, Strozier Library, Center of the Advancement of Human Rights, and Center for Global Engagement for the annual Women's History Month Book Club discussion of The Road to Loss Innocence, a riveting memoir of Somaly Mam, a woman Time Magazine named as one of the most 100 influential people in the world. Somaly Mam shares her story of growing up in Cambodia where she was sold into sexual slavery when she was twelve years old and spent her teen years being shuttled throughout Southeast Asia. Her story talks about her experiences, how she escaped, and how she went back to fight against human trafficking and rescued sex workers to a new life.
A limited amount of books are available from the Center for Leadership and Social Change, and the book is available to read in the Women's Center. We encourage people to purchase the book themselves:http://www.amazon.com/The-Road-Lost-Innocence-Cambodian/dp/0385526229/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1.
International Women's Day
Friday, March 8th
Everywhere, All Day
Wear purple all day to show support and celebration of International Women's Day!
Tuesday, March 19th
7PM, Globe 3600
The Hispanic Latino Student Union spearheads this seminar that focuses on powerful women in politics and around the world: how they are perceived, what they do, and where they have come from. This lively conversation will discuss the differences and similarities that women from different entity groups in the experiences they face and the power they hold. Come join us as we talk about powerful women! This event is free and open to all FSU students.
Women Student Union Coffee Talk
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Union Rooms, 11AM-2PM
WSU provides the coffee, you provide the conversation. Come connect with women from across campus over a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate and participate on this great networking opportunity!
Engage Your World Intercultural Dialogue Series
Wednesday, March 20th
5:30PM, Globe Auditorium
Engage Your World dialogue series aims to bring people from diverse backgrounds to engage in deep and meaningful conversations about a variety of global issues and challenges. Engage Your World will feature an esteemed speaker, author and child advocate who will address the issues of human trafficking and child protection. More details to be released soon.Co-sponsored: Center for Global Engagement and Center for the Advancement of Human Rights.
For more information, contact Aleks Nesic anesic@Admin.fsu.edu and for updates, visit http://cge.fsu.edu/interculturalprog/engageyourworld.cfm
Kick Butts Day
Thursday, March 21, 2013
10am-2pm, Union Green
The Healthy Campus 2020 Task Force and Public Health Student Association will be out at the Union Green, free food! This event is free and open to all FSU students.
Student Leadership Seminar Series: Shaping Your Experience at FSU
Thursday, March 21st
6PM, Union Room 311B
This third installment of the Student Government Association's Leadership Seminar Series focuses on getting involved and making an impact at Florida State University. Come learn about events, different organizations, and how student leaders make an impact on campus. This event is free and open to all FSU students.
Friday, March 22nd
8pm, Phantom Theater, Student Life Cinema
Why does educating girls around the world matter to all of us? Come join the Center for Leadership & Social Change, Student Life Cinema, and Women Student Union, as we find out why together, while watching Girl Rising, a documentary that reminds us all that if we can educate girls to change the world. View the trailer here: http://10x10act.org/girl-rising. Free and open to the public.
Hard Hats & High Heels: Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build
Saturday, March 23rd
1617 Harris Street, 8AM-2PM
Join FSU’s Habitat for Humanity for all-day Women’s Build where FSU students invite women around FSU’s campus to participate in building a home for a local family in need. Participants also fundraise for the building fund. Sponsored by FSU Habitat for Humanity. Pre-registration required. Contact Habitat for Humanity for more details.
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
March 25, 2013 8pm
March 26, 2013 8pm & 10:15pm, Student Life Cinema
How do popular representations of powerful women reflect on American society’s anxieties about women’s liberation? Go behind the scenes with comic writers and artists, the actresses to first play female superheroines and real-life trailblazers such as Gloria Steinem and Kathleen Hanna to think differently about superheroes and your world. This film has been screened at festivals around the globe, and the director will be joining in for the conversation as well! For more information on “Wonder Women!” visit http://wonderwomendoc.com/. This event is sponsored by the Panhellenic Association and Student Life Cinema. This event is open to all FSU students.
Today’s Wonderwoman: Challenges and Changes for Women in the Workforce Panel Discussion
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Globe, 7:30PM
What is it like for women in the workforce? Join a panel of women leaders in a variety of fields and points in their career as they talk about trials and tribulations, joys and accomplishments of their work. Sponsored by Women’s History Month and the Women Studies Department. This event is free and open to all FSU students.
Ladies Legacy Banquet
Thursday, March 28th
7PM, Alumni Center
The annual Ladies Legacy Banquet features awards, a keynote speaker, and an excellent opportunity to bring the best female students, faculty, staff and alumni together. It is a can’t miss event. This event is a collaboration between the Women Student Union, Azalea, Student Foundation, and Alumni Center. Pre-registration is required. This event is open to all FSU students. Space is limited.
Coffee Hour with Women Student Union
Friday, March 29, 2013
5:30PM, Globe Cafeteria
Join the Women Student Union and Center for Global Engagement at the sponsored Coffee Hour. Chat with WSU about women's issues around the world and how be an advocate and support for all women – on campus and abroad. Free and open to all FSU students.
Friday, March 29th, 7PM, Moore Auditorium
Saturday, March 20th, 2PM, Student Life Cinema
The classic episodic play by Eve Ensler comes to Florida State University once again. Directed for one last time by student Rachel Johnson, and with a cast of over 30 talented female students. This event is free and open to all FSU students.
The Women's Studies Program Office is located in room A208 of the Psychology
The Jean Gould Bryant Library of Women's Studies is currently closed, but will reopen soon in a new location.