K(NO)w MORE: What Would You Do?
October 9th at 7 p.m., Union Ballrooms
(Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
As part of the k(NO)w MORE campaign addressing sexual assault prevention and bystander intervention, the Women Student Union, in partnership with the Department of Student Affairs and the FSU Film School, will release a short PSA film featuring a series of nightlife events and ways in which students can uphold the Garnet & Gold and strive to be responsible members of our Florida State Seminole community. A panel discussion will follow the conclusion of the film.
March to the Capitol
10/10/2014, 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
Location Union Green
Co-sponsored with the Pride Student union and the coalition of allies, join the march to the Capitol to celebrate National Coming Out Day and demand LGBTQ= equality!
Women Across Cultures: A cross-cultural Discussion on Eating DisordersOctober 13th at 7 p.m., Union Room 314-315
In hopes of bringing awareness to the cultural barriers facing different women, the Women Student Union will be opening the lens on whether eating disorders are truly a culture-bound syndrome and the differences that plague industrialized and developing nations.
Finding Kind Film Viewing
October 14th at 7 p.m-9 p.m., HCB 101
In partnership with Delta Gamma Fraternity, the Women Student Union will host a viewing of the documentary Finding Kind. It is a 2011 American documentary film, directed by Lauren Parsekian, that follows two friends traveling across America exploring the topic of how women can be mean to other women, girl-on-girl bullying. This event will talk about female bullying and how as a society we break down one another’s confidence and self-esteem by the words we say.
Movie Night in the Center
October 15th at 7 p.m., WSU Center Union Room 323
On October 15th The Women Student Union will be showing an empowering female film in their center. This movie is event will serve as an opportunity for mentors and mentees apart of the mentor program to bond and spend time together, as well as invite new students to learn more about WSU and gain a level of comfort in our center.
Campus Conversation: kNOw MORE
October 16th at 7 p.m., HWC 2100
Want to learn about the dynamics of sexual violence, ways to obtain and define consent, engage in bystander intervention, and gain information about campus resources and support?
October 19th at 1 p.m., SSB203
The October coffee talk event will be focused around the Dove #LikeAGirl campaign. The Dove #LikeAGirl campaign illustrates the negative preconceived assumptions we make about being a girl, and how to turn this into strong female empowerment. Come enjoy light refreshments, and discuss why you are proud to be a woman.
October 20th, 7pm, Union Room 315
More info coming soon
Refuge House Candle Light Vigil
(Community Service Event)
October 23rd at 6 p.m., Tom Brown Park
Refuge House is holding their annual candle light vigil and survivor speak out during domestic violence awareness month. This event remembers those who lost their lives due to domestic violence, and allows women to share their personal stories to empower and educate others.
Balanced Women: TBA Group ExerciseOctober 24th at 5 p.m., Landis Green
The Women Student Union presents a women’s group exercise event for anyone and everyone to partake in, free of charge. The session will explore ways to strengthen your body, inside and out, and engage in the positive mindset that a courageous woman owns. Women at the Florida State University will be able to detox, cool down, and let loose during this refreshing session.
TransVisible: Bamby Salcedo’s Story
October 26th at 7 p.m., SLC
In partnership with PRIDE and HLSU, WSU will be featuring this documentary film on the life of renowned Trans Latina Activist and leader, Bamby Salcedo. Turning personal challenges and barriers into the basis of her activism, Bamby has become an effective and beloved advocate and role model for multiple communities including the Trans, Latina, immigrant, youth and LGBT communities.
With Words: Social Justice Exhibit
October 27-30 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
October 31 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Globe Auditorium
With Words is an annual museum-style exhibit co-sponsored by the Women Student Union with the Center for Leadership and Social Change that aims to educate members of The Florida State University and Tallahassee community while connecting them to resources that deal directly with domestic and global social justice issues. Using quality research and multi-sensory experiences, we seek to inspire compassion for these issues so participants can engage in meaningful conversations to create change. The exhibit includes 4 social justice issues (Immigration, Racial Profiling, HIV/AIDS and Sexual Violence).