Calendar of Events
Women's Leadership Conference
Sunday March 1st, 2015 1 pm to 6 p.m. @ SSB 2nd Floor
WLC is a one-day event designed to engage and empower the women of FSU and to foster each individual’s leadership identity. The event is comprised of diverse and intersectional students who explore their leadership identities through a series of workshops led by accomplished students, faculty, and community members. There will also be a keynote speaker and opportunities for conference attendees and workshop leaders to connect over fun activities and a delicious lunch.
This year’s conference focuses on women’s diverse creativity – the inspiration and celebration that can be found at the intersectionality of identity, interest, and experience. Our programming and workshop offerings encourage discussion and thought on this theme.
Conference space is limited! Interested students should complete the WLC application. Applicants should be able to attend the entire conference. Applications are due Feb 20th at 5:00 pm.
Application link: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bOVxA7nTWz5dHJH
Women's History Month GBM: Create Her
Tuesday March 3rd, 2015 @ 7 p.m. in SSB 208
As the premier of Women's History Month, the WHM General Body Meeting will be the celebration of women while we take time to create her story on our campus. Recognizing efforts of women from the start of Florida State University when it was a women's college to our present day empowered campus, this GBM will be one you won't want to miss. Refreshments will be provided.
"Book discussion for Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Tuesday March 3rd, 2015 4 p.m. @ Strozier Library First Floor
In honor of Women’s History Month, University Libraries and the Center for Global Engagement will host a book discussion for Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland.
Join us for the kickoff event on March 3, 4 p.m. in Strozier Library. The first twenty people to attend will receive a copy of the book. Dr. Suzanne Sinke will lead the full discussion on March 24, 4pm in the Globe Reading Room. Contact Elia Trucks at email@example.com for more information.
In celebration of Women’s History Month 2015, Florida State’s Women Student Union is creating a
WHM Book List to highlight the accomplishment, resolve, and empowerment of past, present, and
Women’s History Month 2015 focuses on women’s creativity through diversity – the inspiration
and celebration that can be found at the intersectionality of identity, interest, and experience. We
would like our book selections to encourage discussion and thought on this theme.
Submissions can be fiction or nonfiction and can fall into any genre. The book submission can be related
to your field, can be a book that has influenced or inspired an aspect of your womanhood, or can be a
book with a strong female character or message. We only ask that it portrays women in a positive and
The WHM 2015 Book List will be revealed at WSU’s event, Women: Leading & Reading, which will take
place Wednesday, March 4th, in Strozier Library at 5:30 p.m.. It is open to all students, faculty, and staff
and light refreshments will be served.
If your book submission is included in the final list, you will be invited to do a brief reading from the
selection at the event.
In order to allow for review, the WHM 2015 book submission window will close March 3rd at 10am. Please submit your book here.
If you have any questions or comments, do not hesitate to contact Fsu.Wsu.Political@gmail.com
"Women: Leading & Reading" Book List Release
Wednesday March 4th, 2015 5:30 p.m. @ Strozier Library First Floor
WSU has compiled a Book List in celebration of WHM 2015 and this is the event where the book list will be revealed. Books will be on display and there will be readings from selected books from the list, discussion, networking, and light refreshments. Free and Open to students, faculty, staff.
Thursday March 20th, 2015
Friday March 21st, 2015
WHM Presents: Miss Representation
Monday, March 23rd, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m. in ASLC
The Woman Student Union will be screening the film Miss Representation alongside the League of Woman voters. This film explores how the media contributes to the portrayal of woman. It does so by hearing the many stories of teenage girls and also of woman in power. Through intertwining these stories, this film truly highlights sexism in the American society and how it has made it difficult for woman to seek leadership roles. Immediately following the film, a panel discussion will occur.
Sixth Annual Ladies' Legacy Banquet
Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 5:30 p.m. (doors) 6 p.m. (start time) in the Union Ballrooms
Ladies Legacy Banquet is an event that celebrates the diverse community of strong Florida State Women. Free and open to students, faculty, and staff. RSVP required. Event includes dinner, awards, keynote speaker, live music, art showing of FSU artists' work.
"The Help" Showing and PanelMonday, March 30th, 2015 7 p.m. @ SLC
WSU sponsors a showing of The Help at the SLC with a panel discussion of academics and community members on women's race and economics.