EESP-PIR Conference: Defending Humanities

Event information
Venue:FIU-MMC-Tamiami Hall Multipurpose Room


In celebration of women’s history month, please join the Politics & International Relations Department on March 9-10 for a two-day event “Defending humanity: Transnational feminist responses to violence and devaluation”, held on FIU’s MMC campus and virtually.

The conference showcases feminist movements across the globe that have developed gender-sensitive visions of justice, inclusion and care, and tirelessly worked to put such visions into practice. We will discuss how this activism can provide guidance and inspiration, especially in the current circumstances that are shaped by existential threats to humanity such as environmental degradation, warfare, economic and political divides, and dehumanizing ideologies of exclusion. Speakers will share successes and challenges of feminist mobilization that is both border-crossing and situated within countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Israel, Trinidad and Tobago, Türkiye, and the United States.


Thursday, March 9 | 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

  • Welcome and Introductory remarks (4-4:30 pm)
  • Keynote panel: Learning from feminist scholar-activists around the world (4:30-6 pm)

Friday, March 10 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Panel 1: Resistance to violence, authoritarianism and militarism (9–10:30 am)
  • Panel 2: Self-determination and reproductive justice (11 am–12:30 pm)
  • Panel 3: Caring for the world: feminist/ queer visions of sustainable economies and ecologies (2–3:30 pm)
  • Instead of closing remarks: Building a network (4–5 pm)

For more information on the program, click here

This event is organized by the Department of Politics & International Relations. The Miami-FLorida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence is co-sponsoring this event.

Co-sponsored by:

  • Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series
  • Dorothea Green Lecture Series
  • FIU Center for Women's and Gender Studies
  • Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center
  • Miami-Florida Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence
  • FAU Center for Peace, Justice, and Human Rights