Gender Equality at Freie Universität
Vlad is queer and loves studying at Freie Universität! However, a lot of people are being discriminated against or bullied because of their gender or sexual identity. In his Insta Takeover from May 14 to 18, 2018 @vlad.turanski shows us who you can turn to in case you feel uncomfortable on campus.
North American Studies, Fashionista, Gender Equality Researcher and LGBTQIA Advocate
This week @vlad.turanski - student of North American Studies here at John F. Kennedy Institute, fashionista, gender equality researcher, and an LGBTQIA advocate - will show us his life on campus with a focus on #genderstudies. He will talk life on campus, learning and procrastination, having fun, and will introduce us to what the university has to offer in respect to #genderstudies. And, for the first time in the history of @fu_berlin-instatakeover: don’t miss to check out the story – Vlad’s gonna be there, too. ;)
In dieser Woche nimmt uns @vlad.turanski - Student der Amerikastudien am John F. Kennedy Institut, Fashionista und Verfechter der LGBTQIA-Rechte - mit durch seinen Alltag an der @fu_berlin. Sein Fokus sind dabei die #genderstudies und er wird uns in dieser Woche zeigen, was die Uni in diesem Bereich zu bieten hat. Darüber hinaus wird es ums Studierendenleben auf dem Campus gehen, ums Lernen und Prokrastinieren und um Spaß. Schaut unbedingt bei der Story rein – Vlad wird auch dort berichten. ;)
A Happy Student of Freie Universität
Hi everyone! My name is Vlad and I am so excited to lead this journey for a week! I am an LGBTQIA rights activist, a fashion journalist, a dreamer, and, of course, a happy student of Freie Universität. I promise, this week will be like no other! ⭐ You’ll keep up with me, and with some very important gender equality programs of FU! Please don’t forget to check Insta-stories daily - the freshest stuff is there, and buckle up, because this is gonna be LIT!
Start into the Week with Vlad
You can sit with me!
You can’t sit with me?! Well, actually you can, and are encouraged to! Catch me outside on campus for a coffee and a nice chat in between classes. Let’s omm in the sun together! Not this week, though - the forecast is just so unacceptable!
Do You Speak German?
Good Morning on Wednesday!
Meet Verena Specht, One of Many Advocates for Gender Equality in Our University!
There are many students among us, who face challenges because of who they are. I was one of them. And it was so great to find acceptance and support at Freie Universität! Please meet Verena Specht, one of many advocates for gender equality in our university! If you ever feel mistreated or harassed - do not hesitate to contact her. Also, if you are an activist like me, Women’s Advancement Fund, which Verena represents, will be happy to provide support for your projects.❗Keep your eyes open and check out the link in the stories for Verena’s contact details and office hours. Stay brave everyone!
Freetime or Homework?
Checking your feedback on the last video. If you haven’t seen it yet - go and watch the short interview with Verena Specht, the Gender Equality officer, in the previous post! What are you guys up for tonight: beer or homework?
Welcome to Day 4!
One selfie a day keeps ...
... the haters wondering why they are so uncool. Later today I’m meeting Dr. Mechthild Koreuber, who is the Chief Gender Equality Officer of Freie Universität. Short video with her is coming up this afternoon! Can’t wait!
Multitasking is the key!
Women’s Rights – Are Human Rights!
We heard it so many times, but there is a long way to go towards real equality! Meet Dr. Mechthild Koreuber, who is fighting for equality on the level of our university and is aiming to change the culture. Please follow the link in the story to find out more about Gender Equality Office’s latest “Futura” program. And remember: no matter what, Freie Universität is always by your side! Go Girls!
#hallofuberlin #instatakeover #genderequality
Good Morning Everyone!
Feel like Coffee?
Did you know that at JFKI we have our own #cafete on the ground floor? Cool ideas and the best discussions are always happening there! And it’s open for everyone! Stop by to say hi!
We Are Queer!
All right, everybody, so I decided to finish my #takeover the same way I started it - extra and over the top! I hope you enjoyed this week just as much as I did. Thank you for such an amazing feedback. It was great to learn how many of us are here, and how much we are queer. Just remember, there always are people who will support you! No matter what background you’re coming from: be brave, be extra, be gay or straight, be beautiful, be you! Slay your life, just like I slay this red coat by @melisaminca! Have a great weekend everybody!