November 5, 1991
To: WIAD Members
From: Linda LaForest, Graduate Assistant
Re: Minutes of November 1 meeting
Before the meeting officially started, Anita Spring suggested that the business
meeting be moved to a time slot after the noon speaker, i.e. 1:00 or 1:30. This
request will be discussed at the December meeting.
The meeting started with committee reports. There was no one present from
Research/Linkage to give a report. Lisette Walecka reported for the Training
committee. The committee has been discussing various aspects of an on-campus
seminar, such as type of course, whether targeted at graduate students or
faculty, etc. The final decision was to emphasize training skills in gender
analysis, offered for 2 hours every 2 weeks, with the first hour teaching gender
analysis and the second hour teaching the training methodology employed the first
hour. Spring suggested that the orientation of the course, whether toward
faculty or graduate students, should affect whether the course is offered
intensively, or over the whole semester and just a few hours each week. She also
announced that she would be teaching a special topics seminar this spring on
gender issues in development and perhaps this would be suitable as the graduate
Anne Moseley reported for the Speaker committee. The committee is currently
working on the schedule for next semester. Helen Safa announced that Jacqueline
Pintanguy will be coming to UF March 21-24 and that WIAD could co-sponsor her
visit along with Latin American Studies and Women's Studies. Also, Johnetta Cole
will be the commencement speaker and will be co-hosted by Latin American Studies,
Anthropology, Women's Studies, and the Association of Black Faculty and Staff.
WIAD could also possibly host a reception to afford WIAD members a chance to meet
her. Moseley then brought up that a FRE student had a video on women in inter-
island trade and would try to schedule that into the speaker series. The
committee is also trying to arrange for some speakers from the World Bank.
There was no report from the Outreach committee. The graduate assistant reported
on discussions with Helga Kraft on establishing a WIAD library within the Women's
Studies offices, since WIAD has no permanent office space right now. LaForest
also reported on WIAD's AWID status WIAD will be in AWID's directory of WID
organizations but has not paid the $100 institutional membership fee. WIAD is
looking for a donation of the AWID directory from someone who will be attending
the AWID meetings. WIAD does have a van for the conference on "Women and the
Environment" in Miami November 8-11. Seven graduate students will be attending.
A job announcement for a gender analyst in Nicaragua was read, and WIAD's
impending E-mail address was announced.
Under new business, Safa discussed the women in international studies program
that is being developed. A meeting was held recently involving women from many
different schools across campus. The idea of a campus-wide "Women's Research
Institute" was discussed. These plans will most likely be centralized under the
direction of Uma Lele's office in International Studies. WIAD's outreach efforts
appear to be coinciding with this group's efforts.
In closing, Deborah McGrath announced that Forestry has a seminar on agro-
forestry every other Thursday at 3:00, with the next one being held November 7.
The seminar is held in the Forestry building, room 376.
Ximena Bunster, a Chilean anthropologist, will be giving a colloquium Thursday,
November 14, at noon in Grinter 376. She will speak on "Women's Role in the
Chilean Transition to Democracy".
The next WIAD business meeting will be held Friday, December 6, at 11:00 in
McCarty Hall, room 1151.