I'm currently an undergraduate student in the Honors College at Florida International University double majoring in English with a concentration in Literature and Women’s and Gender Studies, and double minoring in French Language and Culture and Art History. I'm heavily interested in work that challenges gender ideals, female sexuality, and brings taboo subjects up to the surface. I hope that my work, whether it be through written, visual, or spoken word, can help challenge even just one individual to see how important intersectionality is within our world and one’s own local community. My writing blog can be found at spookyrose.wordpress.com.
Though the rise of the #MeToo movement and the increasing presence of women in the workforce and public spaces reflects a growing consciousness of women as equals, the amount of voices speaking out against pressing issues like sexual harassment, pay inequity, restrictive gender roles, etc. is louder than ever before. What is the state of women’s issues today and how does gender affect aspects of our everyday lives? Please join us for a “The Voice of Women” Civic Dinner event in collaboration with the FIU Honors College and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. The event will be hosted by Isabella (Isa) Marie Garcia, an undergraduate student in the FIU Honors College double majoring in English Literature and Women’s and Gender Studies, and will be held on Thursday, March 7th, 2019 from 1-2pm. If you would like to join in on the pre-discussion lunch, please arrive to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens at 12:30pm. Please bring your own lunch. We hope to see you there!
This post is a listing of important news and upcoming events for all of Professor Bailly’s courses in the FIU Honors College.
There are two majors projects/events this semester: one at PAMM and the other at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. PAC students are involved in both. ASC students must select one of the two as their main project for the semester. Study Abroad students can participate in the PAMM event as extra credit.
PAMM PAC Poetry Reading at PAMM
06 April 2019, from 14:00-16:30
Professor Richard Blanco and students of Poetry Art Community (PAC) will read their poems at the Perez Art Museum Miami. Following this formal reading, participating students from all five of Bailly’s classes will position themselves throughout PAMM and read their own poems or as Texts.
There will be two separate readings: formal and informal. The formal reading will be at a podium and only consist of professional poets and PAC students. The informal reading will be directly after the formal reading. The informal reading will consist of any students from all classes reading their work in a location within PAMM. Just like a poetry flash mob (5 extra-credit points for all Bailly students that participate in the informal reading by reading their work. All Bailly students will have free admission).
“To many American Millennials, the national debt may seem like an abstract concern. In an era of quickly growing debt and political polarization, the country’s national debt is consistently placed on the back burner by our political leaders on both sides of the aisle. But our generation actually has the most at stake when it comes to policy decisions made today about our country’s fiscal and economic future, and it’s up to us to come together and speak up. This conversation is geared toward college students and administrators.” – (Civic Dinners Official Website)
Dear Members of the Miami Contemporary Art Community,
In Spring 2019, we are entering the second semester of the new seminar I have developed in the FIU Honors College: Art Society Conflict (ASC).
Similar to other classes that I have taught (such as Aesthetics & Values and Poetry Art Community, co-taught with the poet Richard Blanco), my objective is for students to immerse themselves in the community of contemporary art, especially by working for/with an artist(s) on a project. We do not have any funds, but we are 35 dedicated students ready to work on creative, unique projects. We do not seek financial compensation in any manner; we want to participate in a contemporary art project purely for educational purposes.
For an idea of what we have undertaken in the past, please review these pages. Last semester, we worked with Robert Chambers on one of his installations at the Bakehouse Art Complex. We have also previously painted poems on roofs with Randy Burman, and worked with the Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark to build “Garbage Wall” at Untitled.
“Panther Alumni Week (PAW) connects students with alumni through class presentations, industry panels and networking events. PAW promotes the building of relationships, which leads to networking, internships, mentoring and career opportunities.
We’re proud to celebrate the sixth anniversary of PAW! With your involvement, we can make PAW bigger and better than ever.
Each year, we invite alumni to campus to engage with our students on campus by offering real world insight and valuable career advice.
PAW is scheduled for the week of February 4-8, 2019 and will take place on campus and online.”
Please join Professor John William Bailly and FIU Honors students currently enrolled in Poetry Art Community (PAC), Art Society Conflict (ASC), and the Honors Italy, Spain, France 2019 programs for a PAW potluck to share stories from previous trips and years, along with giving advice to future students.
All FIU Honors College graduates are invited to come back to campus and speak to the students. If you are an alumni of either Poetry Art Community, Art Society Conflict (previously known as Aesthetics & Values (A&V)), or the Honors Italy, Spain, France courses, please email Professor Bailly in order to confirm your attendance.
If you have not graduated but have completed any of the courses or the three study abroad programs, please feel free to join us. Professor Bailly can’t register you as an official PAW guest with FIU, but we’d love to have you come and share stories, advice, and eat with us.
Art Society Conflict (ASC): Thursday, February 7th, 2019 at 2:30pm in SIPA 220 PAW Speakers: Melissa Marie Garcia, Stephanie Villavicencio, Jonah Wichterich, Johayra Witter
Honors España,Italia, and France: Friday, February 8th, 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm in SASC 352 PAW Speakers: Gianmarco Agostinone, Natalie Brunelle, Tolga Erbora, Isabella Marie Garcia, Nicole Hernandez, Viktoriya Justiz, Anthony Padura, Jonathan Urra, Stephanie Villavicencio, Athena Watkins, Jonah Wichterich
If you realize at the last minute that you can join us, please do.
FIU Honors Spain 2018 (Photo by JW Bailly CC BY 4.0)
FIU Honors Italy 2018 in Appia Antica, Italy (Photo by JW Bailly CC BY 4.0)
FIU Honors students at Deering Estate (Photo by JW Bailly CC BY 4.0)