Atlanta, GA (March 5-9, 2017)

CIES RESPONDS – International Women’s Day March 8th

Wednesday March 8th is International Women’s Day, please be sure to follow @CIES2017 on twitter and on other social media venues to see various ways that CIES 2017 recognizes the essential role of women in our conference and academic association.  The CIES Gender and Education Committee (GEC) is a Standing Committee of the CIES Board of directors that is charged with fostering attention to gender issues in the CIES and promote the inclusion and professional development of women. The GEC business meeting will be held Wednesday March 8th 9:45-11:15am in Atlanta 1.

To illustrate and visualize the importance of women in CIES 2017 please consider the following two artifacts:

What would our Conference Program look like without women?

We have prepared this special version of the conference program for Wednesday March 8th with blank spaces where papers involve women as authors, co-authors or presenters. This program is for demonstration purposes only and we apologize for any inadvertent misrepresentations of presenters’ preferred gender identities.  Click here to download a PDF of what the first few pages of the CIES 2017 March 8th program would look like without women.

What would CIES Board of Directors leadership look like without women?

A coalition of organizations have called for a Day without a Women and an International Women’s Strike on March 8, 2017 and propose that people wear red in solidarity as well as make an effort to patronize businesses owned by women and minorities.  More detailed information on this international day of action available here:

Events happening in Atlanta include:

8/2017  5:30pm Rally taking place in Candler Park, 6:15pm March and a 7:00pm Results Atlanta “Political Advocacy 101” meeting.  Event information available here.

Thanks to great volunteer work we have prepared a list of businesses near our conference venue that seem to fit the bill.  To look for options in other neighborhoods check out or
Arepa Mia 209 Edgewood Ave. SE
Anatolia Cafe 52 Peachtree St NW
Aviva By Kameel Mall at Peachtree Center 225 Peachtree Street
Condesa Coffee 145 Auburn Ave
Ebrik Coffee Room 16 Park Place South SE
Rosa’s Pizza
To suggestion additional businesses to add to this list please send an email to with the subject line “Atlanta Business Suggestions for March 8th”.