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WISCONSIN
SYMPOSIUM ON
FEMINIST BIOLOGY

October 7-8, 2016
On Wisconsin room
Red Gym
716 Langdon Street

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eBULLETIN

April 25, 2016

CONTENTS:

TALKS AND OTHER EVENTS
OPPORTUNITIES
CALLS FOR PAPERS/PROPOSALS
CONFERENCES
ANNOUNCEMENTS
GIVING AND OTHER LINKS

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TALKS AND OTHER EVENTS

Sexual Liberation in a Bubble: Disability, Sexuality and Teen TV
BROWNBAG: Tuesday, April 26th, 1:00pm, University Club 313
LECTURE: Tuesday, April 26th, 4:00pm, Helen C. White 6191
Julie Passanante Elman is the author of Chronic Youth: Disability, Adolescence and U.S. Cultures of Rehabilitation, an extraordinary study of the intersection of disability and sexuality in normalizing discourses around American teenage-hood since 1945. The talk will consider how televisual adaptations of the lives of immuno-compromised teenagers in the late 20th century conceived of heterosexuality as the antidote to disabled embodiment. The talk is sponsored by The Borghesi-Mellon Disability Studies and Disability Activism Workshop, the Americanist Speaker Series, The English Department's Gender and Sexuality Caucus, and the Contemporary Literature Colloquium. To join the brown bag lunch please RSVP to fawaz@wisc.edu.
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CommuniTea: Gender in Academia
Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 7pm, Campus Women’s Center, 4416 Student Activity Center
CommuniTea is a bi-weekly, non-hierarchical discussion series at the Campus Women’s Center! This week we will be discussing how gender and other intersecting identities have impacted our experiences in the classroom and on campus. People of all identities are welcome at this event. Tea will be provided.
Questions? Email Marie at cwc.volunteer@gmail.com
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Sociology of Gender Brownbag (FemSem)
The Transformative Power of Reproductive Justice

Thursday, April 28, 2016, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, 2435 Social Sciences
Amanda Ward, La Follette School of Public Policy
Women's bodies are political, even if we don't want them to be. The choices we make about reproductive care--and our ability to access that care--are restricted by the government and scrutinized by society. Those who seek to control our bodies are unmoved by claims of bodily autonomy as a basic human right, but they also continually fail to see the larger consequences of their actions. They fail to see the power that reproductive justice holds not only for women, but for society as a whole.
This talk will explore the following questions: what is reproductive justice? What does it look like? How do barriers to reproductive choice in the U.S. affect women and children, including their mental and physical health, safety, education, and economic outcomes? How do these barriers affect society as a whole? Why is reproductive justice so hard to attain? What has been done to move the U.S. toward reproductive justice so far, and what can we do at individual and institutional levels to help attain full reproductive justice?
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Gender & Women’s Studies Colloquium: Spring 2016 Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series
Helen Kinsella Talk
“On not being able to sleep: The weaponization of sleep in counterinsurgency wars”
Thursday, April 28, 2016, 3:30 p.m., 3401 Sterling Hall
How does war affect everyday life for those involved? I analyze the role of sleep in the United States-led counterinsurgency war in Afghanistan and Pakistan from 2001, which was part of the larger U.S.-led overseas contingency operations. Nowhere more than in the capacity to sleep—the dreams and nightmares it enables, its relation to the body and to the soul, its interruptions by trauma and sometimes its failure to be interrupted by conscience, its categorization as a military logistic, and its manipulation as such—is the complexity of war's effects illuminated.
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CREECA Lecture Series
“Women with a Thirst for Destruction: The Bad Mother in Russian Culture”
Thursday, April 28, 2016, 4 p.m., 206 Ingraham Hall
Jenny Kaminer, Associate Professor of Russian at the University of California-Davis
In Russian culture, the archetypal mother is noble and self-sacrificing. In Women with a Thirst for Destruction, however, Jenny Kaminer shows how this image is destabilized during periods of dramatic rupture in Russian society, examining in detail the aftermath of three key moments in the country's history.
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An Evening with agnès b.
Thursday, April 28, 2016, 7:30pm, Madison Public Library, Central Branch
agnès b., Fashion Designer
agnès b. is a French fashion designer best known for her self-named brand. In addition to fashion, agnès b. is an activist, artist, and filmmaker. She opened the art gallery Galerie du jour in 1984, co-founded the periodical Point d'ironie in 1997, collaborates with Harmony Korine on film projects, and runs her own film production company, Love Streams Productions.
A Humanities Without Boundaries lecture presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Book Festival. Join us for an agnès b. inspired pop-up event on Thursday, April 21, hosted by Drunk Lunch.
Free and open to the public. Directions, parking, and accessibility information here.
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Black Women Heal Event
Friday, April 29th 2016, 5-7pm, Upper House (365 E. Campus Mall)
Join Black Women Heal and University Health Services End Violence on campus for a workshop focused on survivor healing and how we as a community can become empowered to prevent sexual violence.
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Take a Peek: Found LGBTQ History
Friday, April 29, 2016, 5:00-8:00pm, Steenbock Library: UW Archives
Join us and the University Archives for a viewing party of the new LGBTQ Archive! We're very excited about the collections we’ve gathered so far, and can’t wait to share them with you.
While you’re there, add your own voice by jotting down some memories in the guest book! Light refreshments provided.
To donate or get involved, contact us at uwarchiv@library.wisc.edu, call 608-262-5629, or see the Archives site.
Take a Peek on Facebook
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H2OMO: Fluidly Queer
Proud Theater Sun Prairie Debuts First-ever Show on April 29, 2016
April 29 & 30, 2016 – 7PM, The Colonial Club - 321 Blankenheim Lane, Sun Prairie WI  53590
TICKETS: $7 adults, $3 Students (with ID)
For more information on 'H2OMO: Fluidly Queer' or Proud Theater - Sun Prairie, please contact the organization at info@proudtheater.org, or call the Proud Theater Hotline at 608-222-9086. If you are unable to make the show, tax-deductible donations can be sent to: Proud Theater, PO Box 6306, Monona WI  53716, or via PayPal at www.proudtheater.org.  Please mark the donation for the Sun Prairie Troupe.
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Sensing Grace Jones and Other Sensuous Acts of Knowing
BROWN BAG: Monday, May 2nd, 10 AM, Helen C. White Hall 7101
LECTURE: Monday, May 2nd, 12 PM, Helen C. White Hall 6191
Uri McMillan is the author of Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Performance Art, a stunning analysis of the ways that black women performance artists have rebelliously used their own bodies as art objects that pose counter-narratives to histories of sexual and social exploitation. He will be presenting material from his new work. Using the electric performances of icon Grace Jones, this talk will provide a new theoretical framework for understanding how black performance activates multiple sensory experiences to explode the traditional limits of normative sexual and racial identities. To join the brown bag lunch please RSVP to fawaz@wisc.edu.
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Menopause: What Every Woman Needs to Know
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 5:30-7pm, UW Health Digestive Health Center, 750 University Row
Menopause is a normal stage in a woman's life. But symptoms like hot flashes and sleep disruption can sap our energy and prevent us from doing the things we like to do.
Join Dr. Makeba Williams, UW Health OBGYN, for a look at the latest facts and research about managing menopause. Find out how this mid-life physiological change is actually an opportunity to "power-up" for the years you have ahead.
Topics will include:
- What is menopause?
- When does it happen?
- Are "natural" products a safe and effective way to control symptoms?
- Is hormone therapy safe or not?
- Can I expect to enjoy sex after menopause?
- Is there a connection between menopause and osteoporosis, heart disease, urinary incontinence, depression or weight gain?
- What can women do to stay healthy after menopause?
How to Register
In-Person: The in-person event is now full. If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please email ouruwhealth@uwhealth.org with your name, daytime email and phone. If a space becomes available, we will contact you.
Online: You can watch a live webinar of the event on your computer. Complete the Webinar Registration Form
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Film Screening: Trapped
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 7pm, 1310 Sterling Hall
Join NOW-UW in viewing this documentary about the recent legal cuts to abortion access.
Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjgVPPEoFt8
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An Evening with Laverne Cox (New Date)
Monday, May 09, 2016, 7:30-9 p.m., Wisconsin Union Theater, Memorial Union
Distinguished Lecture Series Welcomes Laverne Cox Please note the new date of Monday, May 9! Laverne Cox’s work as an actress and advocate landed her on the cover of TIME Magazine as well as an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.” Laverne continues to break boundaries and make history with accolades including a SAG Award for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series,” a Critic’s Choice nomination for “Best Supporting Actress,” and a NAACP Image Awards nomination for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.” In addition, Laverne is a renowned speaker and has taken her empowering message of moving beyond gender expectations to live more authentically all over the country. Her work as an advocate landed her a coveted spot as one of Glamour magazine’s 2014 Women of the Year. She is the recipient of the Dorian Rising Star Award for her work in “Orange is the New Black,” the Courage Award from the Anti-Violence Project, The Community Leader Award from the LGBT Center of New York City, received the Reader’s Choice Award from “Out” Magazine, was named one of The Grio’s 100 Most Influential African Americans, was named one of the Top 50 Trans Icons by the Huffington Post, one of Out magazine’s Out 100, made the Ebony Power 100 and was ranked number 5 on the 2014 Root 100 list. Please join Distinguished Lecture Series, in collaboration with the LGBT Campus Center, for an evening with Laverne Cox. The doors to Memorial Union's Shannon Hall will open at 7:00 PM. Lecture is open and FREE to both students and the public, and will end with a 30 minute Q&A.
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UW-Madison Feminist Faculty Book Party!
Friday, May 13, 2016, 6:00 pm A Room of One’s Own Bookstore (315 W. Gorham)
Join us for a soiree to celebrate new books by:
Ramzi Fawaz is an Assistant Professor of English and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at UW Madison. His first book, The New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics won the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies Fellowship Award for best first book in LGBT Studies.
Lori Kido Lopez is an Assistant Professor of Media and Cultural Studies in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is also affiliate faculty in Asian American Studies and Gender and Women's Studies. She celebrates the release of her book Asian American Media Activism: Fighting for Cultural Citizenship (Critical Cultural Communication).
Kate Vieira is assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Currently a National Academic of Education/Spencer post-doctoral fellow, she is an ethnographer of immigration and literacy in the U.S., Brazil, and Latvia. Her new book, American by Paper, is about the role of legal papers in immigrant lives.
Timothy Yu is the author of 100 Chinese Silences (Les Figues) and Race and the Avant-Garde: Experimental and Asian American Poetry since 1965 (Stanford), and the editor of Nests and Strangers: On Asian American Women Poets (Kelsey Street). He is associate professor of English and Asian American studies and director of the Asian American Studies Program at UW-Madison.
Info? http://www.roomofonesown.com/event/uw-madison-feminist-faculty-book-party

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RECURRING LOCAL MEETINGS

Feminism on Tap
These monthly events are hosted by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, 9to5 Wisconsin, NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, Wisconsin National Organization for Women, Zonta Club of Madison and the Wisconsin Women's Network. For more information about Feminism on Tap and upcoming FoT events, like us on Facebook!
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Jane Addams Book Circle
1st Tuesday of every month, 6:00-8:00pm, This month at the Goodman South Madison Library
Sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch.
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League of Women Voters of Dane County
1st Wednesday of every month, 6:00pm Social Hour, Program at 7:00pm, The Capitol Lakes Grand Hall*, 333 West Main St., Madison
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Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch
2nd Wednesday of every month. 6:30-8:00pm, Barrique’s on Atwood
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FTM GenderQueer
4th Monday of the month from 6:00-8:00pm, OutReach-Gateway Mall 600 Williamson St
Peer-led, non-professional, social/support group for people who identify as FTM, genderqueer, transsexual men, drag kings, butch, intersex men, and anyone else assigned female at birth who identifies as masculine. Significant others, friends, families, and allies are encouraged to attend and participate in meetings. Diversity in gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, race, ethnicity, religion, ability, and anything else that makes up a person is welcomed. CONTACT INFO: Email MadisonFTM-owner@yahoogroups.com
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AAUW, Monona-Madison Branch
4th Tuesday of every month
7:00pm, Monona Community Center, 1101 Nichols Rd
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Madison PFLAG Meeting
3rd Sunday of every month from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Friends Meeting House, 1704 Roberts Court
The first half of the meeting is educational in nature with a speaker and/or short films to facilitate further discussion. The second half is open support group sharing. Sharing is not required but those who choose to speak may do so with the knowledge that anything said will remain completely confidential. For our mutual benefit, we welcome and encourage gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people to attend our meetings.
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LGBT Books to Prisoners Project
Mondays and Tuesdays, 5:30pm-7:00pm and every other Saturday, 10:00am-1:00pm
Rainbow Bookstore Co-operative, 426 West Gilman Street, just off State St.
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QUEERSPEAK
Open mic night (for queer-identified folks and allies)
The 4th Wednesday of every month
7:30pm-9:30pm, Dutch's Auto Repair (202 Regas Rd.)
Sign up by 7:15 to be assured a spot in the lineup. Additional volunteer performers will be taken if time permits.
**Hosted by members of LGBTQ Narratives**
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OutThere: Social group for LGBT youth
1st & 3rd Sundays at OutReach: 800 Williamson St.
OutThere is the young adult social group at OutReach LGBT Community Center. It meets on the first and third Sundays of each month to watch movies, play games, or go to events throughout Madison.
OutThere is a welcoming group with OutReach's dedication to promoting equality and quality of life for LGBT+ people. Join up! OutThere on Facebook

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ON THE RADIO
Each Wednesday – 7pm WORT, 89.9 FM Tune in to locally produced LGBT show "Queery." - Queery features local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender news & information that affecting Madison's LGBT community in a news magazine format. The first show of every month is music

Each Sunday - 11am WORT-FM, 89.9 FM “Her Turn” - News and information by and about women in a magazine format. Includes shorter news stories and in-depth features produced by the Her Turn Women's Collective. The last show of each month is a call-in program.

Followed by “Her Infinite Variety” at 11:30am – Featuring Women Artists, Musicians, singers and song writers.

NOTE: Feminist news program "Her Turn" is looking for volunteers to join the collective and help produce weekly, 30 minute broadcasts covering local and global issues, by and about womyn-identified individuals. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and Her Turn is always looking for new members. No previous radio experience required! Click here for more information.

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OPPORTUNITIES

POSITIONS

Women's Studies: Lecturer - UW-Eau Claire
Apply by May 1, 2016
https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/job-openings/
Essential Job Functions:
A full-time, instructional academic staff position is available in the Women’s Studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences.  The program seeks a dynamic candidate with expertise in women’s/feminist/gender/sexuality studies who is committed to teaching excellence and to maintaining an active program involving undergraduates.  This is a one-year appointment starting August 22, 2016, with salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Responsibilities:
Teach a 15-credit course load in fall 2016 and in spring 2017, consisting of required courses for the Women's Studies program or other courses as assigned by the Women's Studies Program director.
Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications:
PhD or equivalent terminal degree or advanced ABD with an emphasis in feminist theory and and/or feminist studies from a regionally accredited higher education institution.
Preferred qualifications:
Demonstrated success in university teaching in introductory Women's/Gender/Sexuality/Feminist Studies classes, with emphasis on transnational feminisms.
Preparation to teach in our LGBTQ Certificate program a strong additional asset.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.
Additionally, we seek candidates who value liberal education and want to join us as we develop and implement an innovative outcomes-based Liberal education Core program in fall 2016.
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The Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research Postdoctoral Fellowship
The University of Connecticut College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship to commence August 29, 2016 and conclude May 9, 2017. The fellowship, as an outgrowth of the research initiative launched by the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University and the White House Council on Women and Girls last fall 2015 seeks applications from scholars engaged in inter-sectional research focusing on women and girls of color. We welcome applicants whose research is rooted in media studies, anthropology, history, sociology, political science, the health sciences, education, and ethnic studies.
Position Summary The fellow would teach one class during the academic year of the fellowship. Other time should be devoted to the proposed research on women and/or girls of color. The expectation is that that the fellow will present to the UConn community on the research and prepare the research for scholarly publication. The fellow also will be expected to present their research to the UConn community and acknowledge its support of the research in future publications.
Qualifications Applicants for the fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year must have received the Ph.D. degree no earlier than September 2010. International applicants are welcome to apply. Applicants who will have received the Ph.D. degree by June 30, 2016 are eligible to apply. Applicants who do not have the Ph.D. in-hand at the time of application must include a letter from the committee chair or department stating that the Ph.D. degree will be conferred before the term of the fellowship begins.
Appointment Terms The fellowship includes a $50,000 stipend, access to the University of Connecticut library system, and full benefits. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check (Search # 2016459).
To Apply Please submit the following materials for consideration: a curriculum vitae; a detailed statement of research interests; proposed project for fellowship year; a writing sample; a course proposal for the course the fellow will teach while in residence at UConn. Additionally, follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of recommendation on your behalf. Please include your last name and the search number 2016459 in the document title for each document submitted. This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 6, 2016.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.


GRANTS/AWARDS

Third Annual Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award
Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award. Established in 2013 through a generous $100,000 matching grant from the Ford Foundation, the Award honors and extends the vision of the organization's first President, Dr. Mariam K. Chamberlain, who passed away at the age of 94 in April 2013.
The Award advances Mariam's work to support high-level scholarship. Annually, a first-generation college graduate is awarded $8,500 to continue working on a dissertation under the close supervision of a senior dissertation advisor, who will receive $1,500 for continued mentorship, another area of keen interest for Mariam. The Award is open to any first-generation graduate student pursuing a PhD (must be ABD by August 2016) at an accredited university in the U.S.
The application are due May 27, 2016 at 11:59 PM (Eastern). All application elements (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.) must be transmitted by the deadline for applications to be considered. NO EXCEPTIONS! Click here for more information and how to apply.

FELLOWSHIPS

Public Humanities Exchange program (HEX)
http://humanities.wisc.edu/public-humanities/exchange-program/about-hex/
Deadline: May 23, 2016
In 2005, the Center for the Humanities began supporting a select number of graduate student projects, convened outside the boundaries of academia. Each one features a collaboration with a community partner. Now known as the Public Humanities Exchange, the program goes beyond volunteerism and the pure research model, to offer graduate students and partners the chance to form mutually rewarding relationships with surprising outcomes. Partners are as diverse as the community itself, including Oakhill Correctional Institute, Veterans for Peace, Madison’s public high schools, Madison Public Library, the Aids Network, community gardens, hospitals, nursing homes, and many more.

INTERNSHIPS

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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CALL FOR PAPERS/PROPOSALS

Enloe Award Call For Papers
IFjP, in conjunction with Taylor and Francis, created the Enloe Award in honour of Cynthia Enloe’s pioneering feminist research into international politics and political economy, and her considerable contribution to building a more inclusive feminist scholarly community. The Award is given annually, after an open competition judged by a committee of eminent feminist scholars drawn from the IFjP Board. It recognizes exceptional quality in a paper submitted to IFjP by an emergent scholar. The winning entry is published in the journal as the Enloe Award Essay and the author given an honorarium (currently US$500) on publication. Those eligible for the Award include postgraduate students nearing completion of their PhD thesis and postdoctoral scholars who are within five years of the award of their PhD at the time of the competition deadline will be eligible to enter. Papers should fall within the remit of IFjP, which as a journal seeks to publish lively, original research at the intersection of international relations, politics and women’s studies. They should also be no longer than 8000 words long, including notes, and conform to IFjP house style, details at www.tandfonline.com/rfjp. The deadline for submissions for the Enloe Award 2015 are due by July 1st, 2016. Please submit papers to https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rfjp, please type “Enloe Award Entry” in the cover letter box.
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Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposium
August 3-5 2016 Somerville College, Oxford, UK
The proposals are due July 8.
You are invited to present a paper on an aspect of Women's Studies, or you may wish to attend as an observer or panel member. Papers presented at the meeting will be subsequently peer-reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium Books or in sponsored academic journals. The Symposium is interdisciplinary in nature and seeks to cover a broad reach of women's leadership issues in both the public and private sectors. The expectation is that much of the discourse will be concerned with cultural, religious, social, and economic conditions of women and the initiatives that may be most effective in the remediation of the various forms of gender discrimination. See our website for suggestions on topics.
The regular registration deadline is July 11. (Early Registration is June 1 and is £40 less than the regular registration fees).

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CONFERENCES

Stand Against Racism 2016
April 28 – May 1, 2016
Registration is now open for the YWCA's Stand Against Racism 2016: On a Mission for Girls of Color, a signature campaign to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. Join Justified Anger, Race to Equity, and YWCA Madison on April 28th at Fountain of Life Church for presentations and facilitated discussion around the Race to Equity's Road Map to Equity and Justified Anger's Our Madison Plan. Register today!
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Gender Studies in Debate: Pathways, challenges and interdisciplinary perspectives
INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS
School of Social and Political Sciences (ISCSP)
University of Lisbon, May 25-27, 2016
Gender and women studies and feminisms have produced important transformations in our daily life and in our understanding of reality. While the topic of equality of rights is increasingly on the public agenda, there have been advances and retreats and persisting gender inequalities continue to challenge us to look for more solid analyses.
All the info can be found on this link:
http://cieg.iscsp.ulisboa.pt/noticias/item/197-abertura-do-call-for-papers-congresso-internacional-de-estudos-de-genero
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Connect to Change: Moxie Conference 2016
May 26, 2016, Madison Marriott Hotel
Conference: 8a-4p
Awards presentation + lunch: 11:30a-1:00p
Change is both daunting and exciting, whether it's personal, professional, organizational or structural. The key to lasting change and growth is developing transformational relationships with people who will challenge and support us. At the Moxie Conference on May 26, 2016, you'll Connect to Change with over 250 other leaders and leave with inspiration and concrete actions to accelerate personal and professional growth.
Can't join us for a full day conference? Celebrate the 2016 Women of Distinction Leadership Award recipients at the awards presentation and lunch during the conference. Congratulations to 2016 award recipients Gina Carter, Deidre Green, Sherry Lucille, Stephanie Nash, Corinda Rainey-Moore, and Mary Strickland.
Register by April 29 for early-bird pricing: $200 for the conference and $65 for the awards presentation.
See complete details online
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NEH National Endowment of the Humanities Take Note and Remember: The Commonplace Book and Its American Descendants (Scrapbooks etc.).
July 17-20th 2016, Asheville, N.C.
How do we manage information overload and make sense of the world? Early attempts are found in commonplace books and scrapbooks. Intrigued? Explore with us at our two-week Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers.
http://www.winthrop.edu/neh-seminar
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Wisconsin Symposium on Feminist Biology
Friday-Saturday, October 7-8, 2016, Red Gym, UW-Madison
Keynote speakers:
Dr. Marlene Zuk, Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota
Dr. Kathryn Clancy, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois
Featuring a panel on The Legacy of Ruth Bleier.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The latest issue of FEMINIST PERIODICALS: A CURRENT LISTING OF CONTENTS (volume 36, number 1, Winter 2016) is now available. We suggest that libraries catalog the stable website location for this and subsequent issues at: http://www.library.wisc.edu/gwslibrarian/publications/feminist-periodicals/ Please contact Lachrista Greco at lachrista.greco@wisc.edu or (608) 263-5754 with any subscription questions.
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Join the Online Woman Suffrage Biographical Dictionary Project
The online journal and database, WOMEN AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN THE UNITED STATES, is engaged in several crowd sourcing projects to create a new Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the U.S. For some months they have been engaged in recruiting volunteers to write brief biographies of Black women suffragists and militant suffragists who supported the National Woman's Party. Those projects are well launched and they now propose to start work on biographical sketches of suffrage supporters of the National American Woman Suffrage Association between 1890 and 1920. Their goal is to prepare this Online Biographical Dictionary in time for the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment that extended woman's suffrage to states that had not already enacted woman suffrage.
Anticipating the 100th anniversary, they invite colleagues to participate in this crowd sourcing project. They need one volunteer from each state and the District of Columbia to serve as state coordinators. These volunteers will help to develop the list of activists to be included in the project and then help to recruit faculty, students, and interested history buffs to research and write the biographical sketches. State coordinators would then review and copy edit the biographical sketches and share them with Tom Dublin, co-editor of the Women and Social Movements website and director of the Online Biographical Dictionary project. He will then arrange for the publication of the sketches on the website.
If you would be interested in serving as a state coordinator or in writing biographical sketches for the NAWSA project, please send an email describing your interest to Thomas Dublin, tdublin@binghamton.edu.
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UHS EVOC Open Access Hours
UHS EVOC Open Access hours are held on Mondays from 1-4pm and Thursdays from 9am-12pm. Drop-in to receive quick, compassionate information about options and rights for survivors and support people. See their website for more information: Victim Advocacy and Survivor Services
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Spring 2016 Drop-In Support Group
The Spring 2016 drop-in empowerment support group meets Thursdays from 5:30-7:00pm starting January 28 through May 5 at the Red Gym. There is no group scheduled on March 24. Click here for more information.
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MyStoryOutLoud Campaign
Submissions: open now!
MyStoryOutLoud is a storytelling campaign meant to give LGBTQ+ youth of color a voice in sharing their stories and experiences with being young LGBTQ+ people of color. The purpose is to make sure that you are heard, lower stigma, and increase visibility of young people of color in LGBTQ+ communities. Anonymous submissions accepted too! Interested in participating? Check the link below to the survey for collecting stories for the launch and for anyone to sign up to participate in the campaign.
#MyStoryOutLoud participation form
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Free Assault-Prevention Rides from
YW Transit
The YWCA Madison and United Way of Dane County issued a press release offering their support for the young woman who was assaulted on a Madison bike path, and to remind Dane County residents that they offer free nighttime rides in the Madison area specifically to prevent sexual assaults. To schedule a free ride, residents can call 608-316-6888.

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GIVING
The Department of Gender and Women's Studies and Center for Research on Gender and Women invite students, alumni, faculty, and friends to make a donation to support our on-going efforts to advance women and gender issues within our teaching and research mission.

Please visit the Department and Center websites to learn more about making a donation.

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OTHER LINKS

Gender & Women’s Studies
Women’s Studies Consortium
Campus Women’s Center
LGBT Campus Center

To request an event or announcement be included in future listings, please contact Dace Zeps at dazeps@wisc.edu

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CONTACT US

Janet Hyde, Director
Center for Research on Gender & Women
University of Wisconsin-Madison
3409 Sterling Hall, 475 North Charter Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
Phone: 608-263-2053
Fax: 608-265-2409
Email: jshyde@wisc.edu