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Center Events Bring Scholars, Collaborators, and Guests to UF

  • The Center’s Annual “Fall Reception” was held on September 18th. Dean Laura Rosenbury, of the UF Levin College of Law was the “Uppity Woman Award” recipient.


  • “Becoming Cliterate,” a book signing and Yeomans’ Chair sponsored talk by Dr. Laurie Mintz was held in September 25th and was co-sponsored by the Department of Psychology.


  • UF LGBTQ Affairs Faculty Fellow Lecture Series organized by Dr. Manoucheka Celeste brought three national scholars to UF: Monstrous Erasure: Quare Femme (In)visibility in Get Out, Dr. Bernadette Calafell; Sex Toys and Social Entrepreneurship, Dr. Lynn Comella; Intersex and the Power in a Name, Dr. Georgiann Davis.


  • “Queer in the Capital” DC Pride 2017 Fieldwork Trip Roundtable, a panel discussion and presentation, was held on October 25th, and was sponsored in collaboration with the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program.


  • “Voices from the March,” a multimedia theatrical experience compiling oral history narratives from the Women’s March on Washington and the experiences of the students documenting the experience was held at the 2018 Social Justice Summer on November 1st.. This project was a collaboration between the Center and the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program.


  • “Absolutely Safe,” a Yeomans Chair sponsored talk, featured a documentary film about breast implant safety and the intersection of health, money, science and beauty. It was held on November 7th and followed by a talk by the director Carol Ciancutti. Co-sponsored by the Department of Psychology, the College of Health and Human Performance and GatorWell.


  • “Revenge Porn Reform: Using Law, Policy, and Technology to Protect Intimate Privacy,” a lecture by Dr. Mary Anne Franks, Professor of Social Justice/Public Interest Concentration Affiliated Faculty, Miami School of Law, was held on November 9th. This event was supported by the Edna Saffy Lecture Fund and co-sponsored by Levin College of Law.


  • “Artivism, Feminism, and LGBT Activism in Jamaica,” was a presentation by DJ Afifa, co-founder of SO((U))L HQ and Di Institute for Social Leadership in Kingston Jamaica. The presentation was co-sponsored by LGBTQ Affairs, the Center for Latin American Studies, and UF Hispanic-Latino Affairs.

The Center also co-sponsored many UF and community events including the following:

  • “Collaborating Across the Divide: Digital Humanities and the Caribbean,” a symposium hosted by the Center for Latin American Studies.


  • “What Were You Wearing?” a survivor exhibit, provides a tangible response to one of our culture’s most persuasive rape myths. Sponsored by STRIVE.


  • “Take Back The Night: A March and Rally to End Sexual Violence,” featured a talk by the Center’s own Dr. Maddy Coy and was sponsored by STRIVE at GatorWell, among other co-sponsors.


  • “Evening with Industry” (multiple), sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers.


  • “Pride Awareness Month” and “PAM Opening Ceremony,” organized by UF Multicultural and Diversity Affairs.


  • “Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium,” with the UF Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.


  • “The Florida Writer’s Festival,” organized by MFA@FLA and the Department of English.


  • “Women’s Equality Day” organized by the Friends of Susan B. Anthony.


  • “Women, Diabetes, and Health Equity,” a panel discussion featuring the Center’ s own Dr. Laura Guyer and sponsored by the UF Diabetes Institute.


  • “Latino Educational Advancement Program Spring Graduation Ceremony,” sponsored by UF’s Hispanic- Latino Affairs


  • The Center also sponsors regular events held by the Women’s Student Association, the Association for Academic Women, LGBT Affairs, and the UF Pride Student Union.