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Gender & Women’s Studies
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The Department of Gender and Women's Studies and the LGBT Studies Program will be hosting a graduation reception for all of our 2015 graduates and their families the morning of the commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 16th from 9:30 to 11:00am in Sterling Hall. This will be the graduation reception for ALL graduates in 2015 - May, August, or December. There will be a light breakfast and a short program to commemorate this great accomplishment!
Save-the-date: GWS turns 40!
October 23-24, 2015,
In 2015 Gender & Women’s Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison turns 40 and we here at GWS would like to take this opportunity to pause and reflect on our history, our present, and our future. We have much to celebrate and much to think through for the years to come, and we hope you will join us to share this exciting moment.
On Friday October 23, 2015, we will have a reception and opening words in our own space in Sterling Hall, and Saturday October 24, 2015, we will have a full day of academic program followed by plated dinner and dancing at the nearby Pyle Center.
Save the Date
Wisconsin Symposium on Feminist Biology

October 7-8, 2016, On Wisconsin rooms of the Red Gym, UW-Madison
Featured Speakers:
Marlene Zuk, Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota
Kathryn Clancy, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
AND the 2016-18 UW-Madison Wittig Postdoctoral Fellow in Feminist Biology
More details, including how to submit a poster, will be available closer to the date.


Rainbow Graduation 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015, 5:30pm, Memorial Union
We'll announce scholarship and leadership award winners, celebrate new graduates, and have a festive reception with rainbow tassels, a photo screen, and more. Free and open to everyone! Get updates on the Facebook event page.
Are you graduating in May, August, or December 2015? Are you an LGBTQ alum?
Sign up to walk in the ceremony here.
UW-Madison Women & Leadership Symposium
Thursday, July 9, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Pyle Center
Join colleagues at this exciting leadership event. A day of networking, professional development, and learning presented by women leaders!


Film screening: Limited Partnership
Thursday, May 14, 2015, 6:30pm, Madison Central Library
Limited Partnership follows Filipino American Richard Adams and Australian Tony Sullivan, the pioneering couple whose fight for justice raged for 40 years, paving the way for the eventual defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act.
The library will have a facilitated discussion following the movie. Panelists include Glorily López, Immigration Attorney, Murphy Desmond SC, John Strasser, Former Madison City Alder and Tamara Packard, Attorney and Partner, Cullen Weston Pines & Bach LLP. The discussion will be facilitated by John Quinlan, Co-chair of the UN Association-USA LGBT Affinity Group
Madison Leadership Awards Brunch
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Monona Terrace, Individual tickets: $75
The Fair Wisconsin Madison Leadership Awards Brunch is one of our annual signature events supporting Fair Wisconsin Education Fund. Each year in Madison, Fair Wisconsin gathers members of the LGBT community, allies, activists and policy makers to recognize those who have made significant contributions to the advancement of LGBT equality in Wisconsin.
Emcee: Congressman Mark Pocan
Award Recipients:
Tammy Baldwin Statewide Impact Award – ACLU of Wisconsin
Activist of the Year – Sheltreese McCoy
Organization of the Year – LGBT of Walworth
Community Advocate of the Year – Vered Meltzer
Sponsorships available, starting at $150 and up
Paths to Healing Conference
Thursday, June 11th 8am-5pm, Goodman Community Center
Paths to Healing is a day-long conference to provide support and explore what we need to do as a community to respond to the needs of sexual abuse survivors. It is intended for child sex abuse survivors – particularly male survivors – supportive allies, advocates, health and mental health professionals, and law enforcement. The 2015 keynote will be delivered by Matt Sandusky, adopted son of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. Register here.
DAIS Celebrate Independence Luncheon
Monday, June 15th 11am-1:30pm, Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club
This empowering event raises awareness about the pervasive and far reaching effects of domestic violence in our community while honoring the courageous journey of survivors. Additionally DAIS will honor one individual who has shown immense strength and courage in her/his ability to rise from the ashes of domestic abuse through the Phoenix Award. Our Keynote Speaker this year is Victor Rivas Rivers, a former NFL player, actor, advocate and author of A Private Family Matter. More information on the event and registration can be found here.
OutReach Pride Parade 2015
Sunday, August 9, 2015, 12:00pm - 5:00pm, State Street, Madison
OutReach LGBT Community Center is pleased to announce our Pride Parade for 2015. At noon we will stage in the 500 and 600 blocks of State Street. We will kickoff at 1 pm and march to the Capitol Square. We will then march around the Square and end with a rally on the Capitol steps.


"Women on Topic" Brown Bag
1st Monday of every month, noon, DreamBank, 1 N. Pinckney Street, Madison
The "Women on Topic" Brown Bag Series offers members and the public a unique opportunity to hear the timely perspective of women leaders from a variety of fields as we assess the status of women and girls in Wisconsin and determine how we can work together to improve women’s lives.
We encourage members to bring friends, coworkers or others who may be interested. Space is limited, so please let us know if you plan to attend by RSVPing on our Facebook event page. Have an idea for a great Brown Bag discussion topic or want more information about the series? Call us at 608-255-9809 or email info@wiwomensnetwork.org.
Jane Addams Book Club
1st Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8:00pm, Goodman South Library, 2222 S Park St
June 2 - Living for Change By Grace Lee Boggs
Sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch.
Feminism On-Tap
1st Wednesday of every month, 5:00pm, various locations
The happy hour rotates in its hosts and venues and is a collaboration of the Wisconsin Women's Network, Wisconsin NOW, NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, 9to5 Wisconsin, Zonta Club of Madison, AFSCME Local 60, and Planned Parenthood Advocates of WI. Like us on Facebook to learn more about next month's event!
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch
2nd Wednesday of every month. 6:30-8:00pm, Goodman South Library, 2222 S Park St
Madison NOW
2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month
6:00pm, Madison Central Public Library, 201 W Mifflin St
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.
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.
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**

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.



UW-Madison, Department of Gender and Women's Studies is seeking applicants for two positions:
GWS 102 Teaching Assistant: Gender, Women, and Society in Global Perspective
Application must be received by: Tuesday, May 12th @ 4:30pm
GWS 420 Lecturer: Women in Cross-Societal Perspective
Application must be received by: May 31, 2015


2nd Annual Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 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 2015) at an accredited university in the U.S.
The application deadline is May 22, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern).
Apply today!



Wisconsin Women's Council Internship
The Wisconsin Women's Council is accepting applications for two spring/summer internship positions. Gain resume experience, author credit on publications and written materials, a written letter of recommendation, and networking opportunities. Optional college credit may be offered through your university. Find more information on the position and how to apply here.



Campus Sexual Assault Conference, Chicago IL
Wednesday, May 13, 2015, Loyola University, Chicago IL
Join the Victim Rights Law Center and the Clery Center for Security on Campus on May 13th in Chicago for a one-day training providing easy-to-use, practical implementation tools that address U.S. Department of Education and White House Task Force guidance materials, the recent amendments to the Clery Act as a part of the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization, and the intersections of compliance between the Clery Act and Title IX. More information here.
2015 UW System Women & Science Program Spring Conference
May 18-19, 2015, Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells.
The Spring Conference provides an opportunity for STEM educators and administrators to come together to share best practices and present recent findings about teaching to a diverse student audience. In such a widespread University system, this event helps to build important connections and collaborations.
Please download the registration form, fill it out and submit it by April 15, 2015.
The International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice
May 28-31, 2015, Indiana University, Bloomington
London Centre for Social Studies (LCSS) is organizing the International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice in collaboration with the School of Education - Indiana University-Bloomington, Centre for Gender in Global Context (GENCEN) - Michigan State University and Department of Law - Gediz University.
This event aims to engage in discussions and debates concerning gender related issues within educational settings. The ICGE will explore the consequences and reflections of hierarchical structure in organizational settings, resistance of society towards gender issues, politics and gender inequality, laws enacted on gender issues, and cultural norms and values that cause intersections based on gender.
The event is open to academics, researchers, Post graduate students, NGO representatives, government officials and practitioners.
Safe Healthy Strong 2015
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 9:00 AM - Friday, June 05, 2015 4:00 PM
Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, 1240 N 10th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53205
Safe Healthy Strong 2015 is dedicated to improving health outcomes by building professional competency around the discussion of issues of sexuality including reproductive health, decision making, sexual orientation and gender identity through approaches that utilize public health research and social justice principles.
Attending to Early Modern Women: It's About Time
June 18-20, 2015 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Taking as its inspiration the fact that 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the first Attending to Early Modern Women conference, the ninth conference, “It’s About Time,” will focus on time and its passing, allowing us to archive our achievements, reflect on the humanities in the world today, and shape future directions in scholarship and teaching. It will address such questions as: Can we trace gendered and embodied temporalities? How did time structure early modern lives, and the textual and material commemorations of those lives? In what ways do categories of difference condition understandings of time? How do contemporary and early modern conceptions of time inform our work as scholars and teachers?
2015 AAUW National Convention
June 18–21, 2015, Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
Registration Is Now Open. Don’t wait! Best-value rates expire January 15.
Reimagine: The 19th Annual Leadership Institute: An Advocate & Activist of Color Conference
June 25-26, 2015, Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Madison West. 1109 Fourier Drive, Madison, WI 53717
This annual conference is by and for advocates & activists & of color in Wisconsin. It is a safe space for folks that identify as people of color, that work, volunteer, intern in domestic violence, sexual assault, or similar fields of gender-based violence work. This year’s conference focuses on creative violence prevention & intervention strategies that we use within our communities of color.  It’s about our communities of color working together to end gender violence, and it’s about connecting with each other, each other’s communities, and each other’s best resources.
Note: This conference is intended to be a safe space specifically for people of color in the domestic violence field. For more detailed information on the conference organizers’ definition of those that do work in gender-based violence, our working definition of people of color, or if you are not a person of color but you have any questions about obtaining resources for creative violence prevention and intervention strategies in the domestic violence field, please contact Danny Ho at dannyh@endabusewi.org or 608-255-0539 x 318.
Registration Deadline: June 5th, 2015
Cost: Conference attendance is free
Feminist Theory and Music 13: Feminism and Black Critical Praxis in an Age of Scarcity
August 5-9, 2015

Pyle Center, UW-Madison
Re:Gender's 2015 Annual Summit
Through a Gender Lens: Precarity, Sexual Violence & the South
September 29-30, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia
In collaboration with Agnes Scott College & Center for Civil and Human Rights
We invite researchers, policy thinkers and practitioners to explore what it means to use an intersectional gender lens, especially when working on issues related to precarity and sexual violence. The Summit will highlight projects and initiatives on these topics to facilitate increased collaboration between regional and national work. The Summit will also include a spotlight on the South.
Fee: $90 (discounts available)
Registration opens May 2015
6th FPR-UCLA Interdisciplinary Conference
A Critical Moment: Sex/Gender Research at the Intersection of Culture, Brain, & Behavior
October 23-24, 2015, UCLA
This conference occurs at a critical juncture in sex/gender research in neuroscience, anthropology, psychology, and related disciplines. New theories are utilizing a conception of the brain as dynamic, plastic, and adaptable, and of sex/gender brain and behavioral differences as subject to the influence of a broad range of biological, cultural, and social or environmental factors. In organizing this conference, our aim is to bring the neuro- and social sciences together to consider three cross-cutting questions on sex/gender: why now? what’s fixed/changing/changeable? what’s at stake?

KEYNOTE: Anne Fausto-Sterling, Brown University
Recent Discoveries and Opportunities for Improved Understanding of Sex-Biasing Biological Factors * Art Arnold, UCLA
A Life History Theory Perspective on Neural, Hormonal, and Genetic Correlates of Variation in Human Paternal Behavior * James Rilling, Emory University
An Evolutionary Perspective on Sexual Orientation, Same-Sex Attraction, and Affiliation * Daniel Fessler, UCLA
Social Neuroendocrinology and Gender/Sex: Asking Hormonal Questions with Social Construction and Evolution in their Answers * Sari van Anders, University of Michigan
Where Does Sexual Orientation Reside? * Lisa Diamond, University of Utah
Technology and Globalization: Emergent Intersections of Culture, Brain, and Behavior * Tom Boellstorff, UC Irvine
Early Androgen Exposure and Human Gender Development: Outcomes and Mechanisms * Melissa Hines, University of Cambridge
Male Infertility, Assisted Reproductive Technologies, and Emergent Masculinities in the Arab World * Marcia Inhorn, Yale University
Naturalizing Male Violence and Sexuality * Matthew Gutmann, Brown University

Register Now – Our previous conferences sold out before the end of early registration!
EARLY Registration ENDS on June 30, 2015
• Afterwards, LATE registration, with higher registration fees.
All others (Current Students/ University of California Faculty/ International Customers/ Conference Scholarships) must register by MAIL/FAX/IN PERSON to UCLA Central Ticket Office windows
Seating is very limited. Please note that our conferences in 2010 and 2012 sold out before the end of early registration. Don’t miss out. Register Now to secure your seat at our 2015 conference.
2015 National Women’s Studies Association Conference
November 12-15, 2015, Milwaukee, WI
Register now
The 2015 conference will open on Thursday, November 12, 2015 with two pre-conferences hosted by the Program Administration and Development and the Women’s Centers Standing Committees. These daylong events offer networking and professional development opportunities for women’s and gender studies and women’s center administrators. The General Conference will feature concurrent breakout sessions, receptions, and professional development sessions for graduate students and junior faculty.


Summer Support Group & Victim Advocacy Services
UHS Victim Advocacy and Survivor Services will continue through the summer session, by appointment only.  The drop-in summer Empowerment Trauma & Recovery Support group will be held every other Monday from 3-4:30pm, beginning June 1st and running through August 10th.  There is no UHS summer health fee to use Victim Advocacy and Survivor Services, including the drop-in support group.

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.

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

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