Posts Categorized: News

8th WomanToWoman Conference to be Held April 1

March 17, 2017

The 8th WomanToWoman conference will take place in Apopka on April 1. UCF's Women's and Gender Studies program, partnered with the Farmworker Association of Florida, will host a one-day conference to discuss topics such as "women's health, domestic violence, trauma, financial freedom, self-esteem and overall empowerment." The WomanToWoman conference provides a platform to examine and discuss issues facing low-income African American, Haitian, and Hispanic women farmworkers... Read More


March 16, 2017

“WGST’s mentoring program for girls, Young Women Studies Program (YWLP) has been awarded a $7,000 Community Action Grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to integrate a STEM sub-program titled SLAM (Science Leadership and Mentoring) for 2016-2017. SLAM focuses on STEM leadership, education, and careers. Big Sisters expose, encourage and excite their Little Sisters towards STEM education and careers through their mentoring, interactive activities, workshops, and... Read More


Celebrating International Women’s Day at UCF!

March 8, 2017

Our celebration started yesterday March 7th with #WomanFest2017 a day of activities for all to join the conversation on empowerment and service with a panel, open mic and zine workshop. The Women’s and Gender Studies program supports all women in higher education and promotes safe spaces for all people in campus. In a day like today, March 8, you can join the American Association of University Women in their #StandUptoSexism campaign by challenging your biases. The truth is that even... Read More

WGST Students win AAUW Scholarships

March 3, 2017

Students Bianca Sanchez and Camille Robinson received travel scholarships from the American Association of University Women, Winter Park/ Orlando branch for attending the National Conference for College Student Women Leaders ( in Washington, D. C. . Sanchez and Robinson will join other women leaders in the campus of the University of Maryland for three days in June 2017. Good luck UCF leaders! Pictured are Dr. Anne Bubriski, Coordinator of the Young Women Leaders... Read More

WGST Faculty Affiliate Malaret wins SL award

February 15, 2017

The Women's and Gender Studies program congratulates Dr. Stacey Malaret, Director of the LEAD Academy as the 2017 recipient of the Service Learning Excellence award. Dr. Malaret incorporates Service Learning at the heart of the LEAD Academy. We are very proud of you and  celebrate your commitment to our... Read More

2018 Study Abroad to Peru!

December 21, 2016

The Latin American Studies program at UCF received a Department of Education grant to develop the project, Transgenerational Issues among Quechua-Speaking Mothers and Daughters.  The UCF director for this program  Dr. M. C. Santana, Director of the Women's and Gender Studies program in the College of Arts and Humanities, will lead the experience  We are very excited about this short-term study abroad project increasing research on indigenous peoples of Latin America in collaboration with... Read More

Paid Internship on Reproductive Rights

November 15, 2016

The Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC) is a 10-week paid summer internship program sponsored by the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program at Hampshire College. Undergraduate students intern at reproductive rights and social justice organizations around the country. Organizations work on a wide array of issues from reproductive health, economic justice, immigrant rights, rights of indigenous peoples, LGBTQ rights, human rights, intimate partner abuse, and mass... Read More

From NWSA: On the Pulse Orlando Attack

June 23, 2016

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at UCF appreciates this letter of support for Orlando written on behalf of the National Women’s Studies Association. We will continue to do our part in raising awareness about the issues related to the shooting, to promote peace and embrace difference and to continue to spread love throughout our Central Florida community. In solidarity, WGST at UCF and NWSA Dear NWSA members, As members of the Executive Committee, we write to express our... Read More

Resources from the UCF Faculty Center

June 14, 2016

After this weekend’s tragic shooting, our campus is in mourning. As faculty, our focus is on caring for our students and colleagues, and providing them the support and assistance they need during this terrible time and into the future. We have received several calls and questions about resources available, and wanted to ensure that you have this information. Please share this email with your colleagues, and I encourage you to check the front page of the Faculty Center’s website... Read More

Dear Daughter (on the Orlando tragedy)

June 13, 2016

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” --Mister Rogers Dear Daughter, Today, your mama’s birthplace, the city you know as your second home, from where you took your first breath less than one hour away, suffered an attack I am selfishly grateful I do not have to explain because you are only two-and-a-half years old so I sat you in front of Mickey Mouse while we... Read More