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September 26, 2016




Stitching History From The Holocaust
Exhibition runs through Sunday, November 13, 2016
At the Ruth Davis Design Gallery, Nancy Nicholas Hall
Purple Ribbon Walk
Monday, September 26, 2016, 11:50am-1:00pm, Wisconsin State Capitol,
Please join us as we gather to publicly remember the women, men and children killed in domestic violence homicides across our state in 2015. The tenth annual Purple Ribbon Walk will begin with the release of the 2015 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report and conclude with a silent walk around the Capitol Square. We carry the names of those who were killed as demonstration that we carry forward both their memories and our collective commitment to end domestic violence. All are welcome to join us at 11:55 a.m. at the Capitol steps, State Street entrance.
Latino Heritage Month
Breaking the Barrier: Talking about Sex and Sexuality within Latinx & Chicanx Culture and Tradition
Monday, September 26, 2016, 4 p.m., 206 Bernard Ct.
Vision of Sex and Sexuality - Campaign to host the safe space to take pictures and create dialogue about the Latinx & Chicanx cultures and traditions and the community is affected.
Latino Heritage Month
Sex Out Loud & MEChA & MSC
Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 3-9 p.m.
Campaign to host the safe space to take pictures. Tentative workshop with a sexuality theme at various locations: Gordon Commons, East campus Mall, Library Mall, MSC, MEChA, Dejope
The Annual Mildred Fish-Harnack
Human Rights and Democracy Lecture
"Judging and Gender in the International Realm"
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 4:00pm, Alumni Lounge, Pyle Center
Informal reception to follow
Viviana Krsticevic, Executive Director, Center for Justice and International Law, Washington D.C.
Ms. Krsticevic received her law degree from the University of Buenos Aires, a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from Stanford University, and an LLM from Harvard University. She has led numerous conferences and workshops in the Americas and Europe on the international protection of human rights. Ms. Krsticevic has also litigated cases before both the Inter-American Commission and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. She is the author of numerous articles, which have been published in the US, Latin America and Europe. An abstract for her talk is available here.
Public Lecture
Wednesday, September 28 at 7:00pm, 6191 Helen C. White Hall
Susan Squier, Brill Professor of English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Pennsylvania State University, co-author most recently of Graphic Medicine Manifesto, and Jay C. and Ruth Halls Visiting Scholar hosted by UW-Madison’s Departments of English and Communication Arts.
Professor Squier will be discussing her current work on comics and medicine that explores the aesthetics and politics of illness narratives in contemporary comics and literature, opening a dialogue between literary studies, media studies, cultural studies, history of science, and medicine.
Sociology of Gender brownbag (Femsem):
Thursday, September 29, 2016, 12.30pm, Social Sciences 2435
Isabel Pike, Graduate student, Sociology
"Neglected Boys, Idle Men: Work, Gender, and Coming of Age in Kenya”
In this presentation, I will share some of the major themes from my interviews with young men and women in Kenya this summer, conducted at an informal settlement in Nairobi and in a small rural town. The focus of these interviews on finding work and gender differences in the transition to adulthood sheds light on how young people are responding to high unemployment and the perceived masculinity crisis in Kenya.
Center for South Asia Lecture Series
Shobha Hamal Gurung
, Associate Professor of Sociology & Women's and Gender Studies, Southern Utah University
Thursday, September 29, 2016, Noon, 206 Ingraham Hall
This talk explores the lived experiences of Nepali migrant women and the broader issues of gendered labor, transnationalism, and women’s agency and empowerment. It shows how women were not just investing in themselves or their families—they were doing community-building work based on a sense of moral obligation and social responsibility. These women were connected to formal transnational organizations such as NGOs, but their community-building work also took place at an interpersonal level.
Interdisciplinary Sexuality Seminar (ISS)
Women’s experience of sexuality in later life
John DeLamater, PhD and Erica Koepsel, MA
Friday, September 30, 2016, 3:30 to 5 PM Sewell Social Sciences 3470
New Perspectives on Homosexuality in Nelson Rodrigues’s O beijo no asfalto
Tuesday, October 4, 2016, Noon-1 p.m., 206 Ingraham Hall
Israel Pechstein, Portuguese PhD Student and 2016 Nabuco Award recipient
In O beijo no asfalto (1961), Brazilian playwright Nelson Rodrigues (1912-1980) develops a plot based on a kiss that occurs between the happily married protagonist Arandir, and a dying man hit by a bus. The play explores the persecution of Arandir (who maintains his heterosexuality) and the subsequent dissolution of the character’s personal life.
Green Dot workshop
Tuesday, October 4, 2016, Noon-1:30 p.m., 4th Floor Hearing Room, 333 East Campus Mall
Green Dot is a unique and innovative approach to bystander intervention to prevent campus violence. Learn how to recognize the behaviors that may constitute sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking and how to effectively intervene. You’ll learn about your unique style and barriers so that you can develop realistic intervention options. Sessions are 90 minutes, facilitated by a Green Dot-certified instructor staff member.
FORWARD? The Wisconsin Idea, Past and Present; a public lecture series
Dick Wagner: "Academics Shaping the Wisconsin Dialogue on LGBT History"
Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 6pm, Pyle Center
When former University of Wisconsin President Charles Van Hise declared in 1904 that he would “never be content until the beneficent influence of the University reaches every home in the state,” he gave early expression to the Wisconsin Idea. Join us for a weekly conversation about the Wisconsin Idea, this Fall at the Pyle Center on Tuesday evenings. http://www.wiscidea.com
The Sociology of Gender Brownbag (FemSem)
Thursday, September 29, 12:30pm – 2:00pm, Social Sciences 2435
Patricia Yancey Martin, Lecturer, Sociology
You Are Beautiful, Madison!
Thursday, October 6, 2016 5pm - 10 PM, Art In, 1444 E Washington Ave
Aesthetically diverse YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL murals have risen out of Illinois, Oregon, Pennsylvania, New York, Texas, California, and as far as Italy. We are participating in a globally understood conversation. And we are bringing it to Madison! This mural project will live in both its history and its future simultaneously: it honors the art of those before us while optimistically anticipating what those in our community can do for each other in the years to come. The engineering and installation will be accomplished by Art In and the painting will be done by ArtWrite artists Alaura Seidl and Wendi Kent alongside local LGBTQIA+ youth. These youth, who will be recruited out of the queer and trans groups with which ArtWrite often partners, will form a youth council committed to the project. These youth will gain experience in public art making, be paid for their labor, and find an outlet in this work. Come enjoy music, drag performances, Sharpie tattoos, tarot card readings, refreshments, and raffles with wonderful prizes!
Donations accepted upon entry.
Wisconsin Symposium on Feminist Biology
Friday, October 7, 2016, 8:30 am – 5 pm, 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 talks by:
Molly Carnes, Director, Center for Women’s Health Research, UW-Madison
Ann Fink, Wittig Postdoctoral Fellow in Feminist Biology, UW-Madison
and a panel on The Legacy of Ruth Bleier.
Register Now!
More information below under conferences
COMMANDER, by Mario Correa, Directed by Kathleen Tissot
Friday, October 7, 2016 8:00pm through Saturday, 10/22 2:00pm
In this award-winning darkly comedic play, an ambitious politician battles public doubts, personal demons, and his own partner in a troubled quest to become President of the United States. COMMANDER centers on the complicated relationship between Ned Worley, a former college professor who becomes Governor of Rhode Island, and his openly gay partner, Richard, who sees little to gain – and much to lose – from Ned’s bid for the Presidency. Ned’s campaign is managed by Frank Sands, a hardened operative determined to extract little more than a payday, and Zack Maines, an idealistic young aide who may be the only one who grasps the true stakes of Ned’s candidacy.
Tickets on Sale Now (
$15.00 for Thursday and Sunday performances
$20.00 for Friday and Saturday performances
For more information email Executive Producer, Justin Schober at justin@stageq.com
People’s Republic of Love
Sunday, October 9, 2016, 2pm at Elvehjem L140 followed by Q&A with Producer Yizhou Xu.  Produced by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student Yizhou Xu, this documentary examines the cultural, economic, and political implications of contemporary love in China. Some of the stories include a school for becoming the perfect wife, dating shows on television, businesses that specialize in matchmaking, and the struggles of lesbian and gay couples. The film traces the complex shifts in the role of romance, marriage, and partnership.
Cheap: Queer Visual Culture, Salvage, and Reuse
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7pm, L140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building
David Getsy and Ramzi Fawaz
This event will feature a public dialogue between two leading scholars in queer visual culture studies, David Getsy and Ramzi Fawaz, whose recent books explore the uses of throwaway or disposable cultural forms to articulate alternative expressions of sexuality and gender in contemporary U.S. culture.
Women & Leadership: Book Discussion
Wednesday, October 19, 2016, Noon, Union South
As part of the UW-Madison Women & Leadership series, join colleagues at a book discussion designed to support leadership learning for UW-Madison women. Facilitated by Dean Raymond, University of Wisconsin Law School. This year's book will once again be the Go Big Read pick: Evicted by Matthew Desmond *Participants should obtain and read book prior to book session. Contact Kathleen Smith at kathleen.a.smith@wisc.edu if you do not have access to a book.
Go Big Read: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 7pm, Memorial Union Theater
Matt Desmond, a Harvard professor who earned his Ph.D. in Sociology here in 2010, is the author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (this year’s “Go Big Read” book) and the recipient of a MacArthur “genius” award. He’ll speak at 7:00 pm on Tuesday November 1 at the Memorial Union Theater. Tickets will be available on October 3 for UW-Madison students and staff at the Memorial Union ticket office (free) or online at https://gobigread.wisc.edu ($4.00 processing fee). Details here: http://news.wisc.edu/tickets-available-for-go-big-read-event-soon/.
Pussy Riot - In Conversation and Q&A
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 8 p.m., Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater
Often performing with distinct, colorful masks, Pussy Riot is a feminist punk rock band from Russia. It was founded in August 2011 and its music focuses on feminism, LGBT rights, and opposition to the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church. Their guerrilla performances landed three of their members in Russian prison while other members left the country fearing prosecution. Their case was adopted by human rights groups including Amnesty International, which designated the women prisoners of conscience, and by over 100 entertainers, including Adele, Madonna, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, and others. A couple of members made a guest appearance on House of Cards season 3.  Join them for this conversation and Q&A.


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!
Peace and Justice Book Circle
1st Thursday of every month, 6:00-8:00pm, at the Goodman South Madison Library
Sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch.
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
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch
2nd Wednesday of every month. 6:30-8:00pm, Barrique’s on Atwood
FTM GenderQueer
4th Monday of the month from 6:00-8:00pm, OutReach, Note New Location - 2701 International Lane #101
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
AAUW, Monona-Madison Branch
4th Tuesday of every month
7:00pm, Monona Community Center, 1101 Nichols Rd
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**
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

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.



Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Gender and Women’s Studies Department
The Department of Gender and Women's Studies is accepting applications in the following fields:
(1) RACE: Seeking scholars working at the intersection of gender and race/ethnicity/indigeneity. Applicants whose work intersects with health, human rights, disability, and queer/LGBT studies are especially encouraged to apply.
(2) HEALTH: Seeking scholars working at the intersection of gender and health. Evidence of a research agenda that focuses on health issues outside the United States is preferred but not required. Successful candidate in this field must demonstrate an ability to teach the undergraduate survey course: Women and Their Bodies in Health and Disease.
Application must be received by: November 24, 2016
Assistant Director for Gender Center at St. Norbert Cassandra Voss Center

Assistant Director supports Director & Center mission through programmatic, administrative & research tasks: coordinating educational programs, supervising student staff, facilitating building operations, planning pr/ media & collaborating with community. For best consideration, applications should be received by October 1, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, resume, and list of at least three professional references (including contact information, although references will not be contacted without the candidate's permission). Ideally the successful candidate will be in the position by December 1, 2016.
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Women’s Studies Program
This is a probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor is available in the Women’s Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The department 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 appointment carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning with the 2017/2018 academic year, August 21, 2017.
To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by December 1, 2016. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: http://www.uwec.edu/Employment/uweccareers.htmYou must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Women’s Studies Assistant Professor position (Job ID # 11982) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Additional materials may be requested at a later date.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:
- Letter of application
- Curriculum vita
- Unofficial graduate school transcript
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Three letters of recommendation (If your letters are sent directly from your references, please have them sent directly to Dr. Avin at avinr@uwec.edu)
- Writing sample
Please direct requests for additional information to:
Dr. Rose-Marie Avin, Chair of the Women’s Studies Program
371, Hibbard Hall; avinr@uwec.edu
Interpersonal Violence Advocate, UW-Whitewater
Assist in organizing, developing and administering a comprehensive, University-wide, interpersonal violence advocacy and prevention program. The Advocate will work collaboratively with University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) staff, the campus community (including the Title IX Coordinator, Police Services, and Dean of Students Office), the local community, and assist with department functions as needed. This is a .85 to full time position that provides services during standard office hours. Some after-hours work occasionally required. UHCS is an affirmative action conscious organization. Applications received by October 24, 2016 are ensured full consideration.


AAUW Grant Opportunities


The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of religious and ethical values in all areas of human endeavor. Eligible proposals have religious or ethical values as a central concern, and come from fields within the humanities and social sciences. Ph.D. and Th.D. candidates who will be in the final year of dissertation writing during the 2017-2018 academic year may apply. The competition deadline is November 15, 2016.
Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Previous Fellows have explored such topics as transnational religious education for Muslim women, feminist technology design, the complex gender dynamics of transidentity management, women’s electoral success across racial and institutional contexts, women’s sports, and militarism and the education of American women. The competition deadline is October 15, 2016.
Please see the website for further information: woodrow.org
Questions about the Fellowships may be sent to:
Newcombe Fellowship: newcombe@woodrow.org
Women's Studies Fellowship: ws@woodrow.org




2016 UW Women's Health and Health Equity Research Lecture & Symposium
Thursday, October 20, 2016, Health Sciences Learning Center Room 1306
The 2016 UW Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture & Symposium featuring Melissa Gilliam, MD, MPH, will be held Thursday, October 20, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin—Madison, Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC) room 1306. We encourage trainees and students to submit an abstract, whether it is for a work in progress or a completed study. We welcome abstract submissions from all areas of women's health research including basic, clinical and translational science, epidemiology, health disparities and social sciences, health services, and health policy. Please limit each abstract to 300 words, and feel free to submit more than one abstract.
Monstrous Women in Comics—
an Interdisciplinary Conference on Women in Comics and Graphic Novels*
May 2017, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Keynote: Dr. Carol Tilley, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Library
and Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Accepted participants will be invited to present their 20-minute papers, or to exhibit their work, at a two-and-a-half-day interdisciplinary conference at the University of North Texas in Denton. To submit a paper proposal, or to express interest in exhibiting/tabling, please send an email to monstrouswomen@gmail.com with the following information: Name, institutional affiliation, email address, 250-word abstract (if applicable), Short bio & portfolio links (if applicable)
abstracts must be submitted by October 1, 2016, 5pm CST
Elimination of Violence Against Women Conference
Friday, November 25 2016, Aberystwyth University Mauritius, B6, Royal Rd, Quartier Militaire, Mauritius
The 1st Elimination of Violence Against Women Conference, organised by Aberystwyth University Mauritius will be held on 25 November 2016 at Aberystwyth University Mauritius, Quartier Militaire. This is in support of the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Abstracts of a maximum of 250 words should be submitted by 19 September 2016 to Dr Hannah Baumeister. Authors of selected abstracts will be informed by 10 October 2016. Conference registration will open on 10 October 2016.
Violence against women takes many forms – physical, sexual, psychological and economic. These forms of violence are interrelated and affect women throughout their lives. Some types of violence, such as trafficking, cross national boundaries. Survivors experience various health problems and their ability to participate in public life is diminished. However, violence against women does not only harm survivors but also their families and communities across generations. It reinforces other types of violence and impacts on, and impedes, progress in many areas including poverty reduction, peace and security. Violence against women is neither specific to a culture, region or country, nor to particular groups of women within a society. It is an expression of historically and culturally specific standards that are upheld through social, political and legal institutions that foster discrimination against women. Violence against women is a human rights violation. But it is not inevitable. Prevention is possible and essential.
We invite proposals for papers in the following or related areas:
- Women in and at war
- Violence against women, peace and security
- Violence against women and health
- Violence against women and the economy
- Violence against women and education
- Violence against women and the law
- Representations of women
- Women and the media
- Human trafficking
- Child marriage
- Perpetrators
- Costs and consequences of violence against women
- Prevention of violence against women
- Success stories
Contact details
Dr Hannah Baumeister
Phone: 00230 435 5005
Safe Healthy Strong 2017
March 22 - 23, 2017, Milwaukee, WI
The countdown is on to SHS 2017, Wisconsin's only conference dedicated to sexual and reproductive health. We're seeking presenters with unique perspectives and innovative ideas to provide our conference participants with skills, resources, best practices and tips that they take back to use in their own communities.
SHS Organizers are soliciting workshops in four tracks:
- Health Care
. These will help people involved in health care improve communication between health care workers, allied health care providers and clients by providing information tips and tools to enhance client–provider interactions and improve quality of care.
- Social Media and Communications. Topics may address any element of social media, such as the way social media is used to help people communicate and connect with each other, development of educational apps, or social media engagement.
- Justice and Inclusion. Presenters are encouraged to explore upstream determinants of health that lead to a lack of equitable sexual and reproductive health outcomes across groups.
- Changing Systems and Structures from the Bottom Up. This track addresses ways agencies and systems can move toward the promotion and provision of sex education.
NEW FOR 2017!
Spanish-Language Workshops
- In an effort to expand access to this conference, we are soliciting workshops that will be presented in Spanish to a Spanish-Speaking audience.
Youth-led Presentations - While many sex ed programs target youth, their voice is often left out at professional venues like Safe Healthy Strong. We welcome presentations developed and submitted by youth aged 18 and under!
To submit a workshop proposal, or to obtain detailed information about requirements, specific topics and conference participants click here.
Proposal Submission Deadline: October 28, 2016, 11:59 CST
2017 4W Summit on Women, Gender, and Well-being
April 27-29, 2017, Pyle Center, UW-Madison
Proposals Due November 18th 2016
Students, Faculty, Staff, Community Activists! Join us!
We invite your participation in the 2017 Summit on Women, Gender, and Well-being as the University of Wisconsin Women's and Gender Studies Consortium again partners with the UW-Madison 4W Initiative (Women, Well-being, Wisconsin, The World) to expand our audience and visibility, on the occasion of the 40th Annual Wisconsin Women's and Gender Studies Conference.
Information on how to submit proposals can be found at http://www.womensstudiesconsortium.org/.


Wisconsin Trans and Queer People of Color Summit
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 8:00am-7:00pm, UW-Milwaukee Union Ballroom
WTQPOCS is a space for queer communities of color and allies, particularly students, to come together to engage in meaningful dialogues focused on the intersections of identities of trans and queer people of color.
Participants will have the opportunity to engage in educational workshops, presentations, and caucuses that will provide them with tools to navigate societal and institutional barriers that queer people of color encounter on campus and in larger communities. We will explore the complexity and critical necessity of coalition building through intersectional and social justice lenses.
Attendance is free! Register here.
Need a ride? Email Sheltreese.
WTQPOCS on Facebook
Wisconsin Symposium on Feminist Biology
Friday, October 7, 2016, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, On Wisconsin rooms of the Red Gym
Full symposium early bird $50 until October 1st, $70 after.
Students $15.
Includes breakfast and lunch Friday.

8:30 Check-in and Continental Breakfast
9:00 Welcome
Janet Hyde, Director, Center for Research on Gender & Women
Judith Houck. Chair, Department of Gender & Women’s Studies
Marsha Mailick, Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education
9:30 Keynote speaker
Marlene Zuk, Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota
"Sex, Gender, and Animals"
This Lecture is Free and Open to the Public
10:45 Break
11:00 Featured speaker
Molly Carnes, Director, Center for Women’s Health Research
University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Why Is Jack More Likely to Become Department Chair than Jill?"
Noon Lunch
1:00 Panel: Honoring the Legacy of Ruth Bleier
Judith Houck, Chair, Gender and Women's Studies
"The Legacy of Ruth Bleier and Feminist Biology at Wisconsin"
Megan Coylewright, M.D., Bleier Award Winner
Nadja Eisenberg, Ph.D. Candidate in Cultural Anthropology, CUNY Grad Center, Ruth's Granddaughter, Locating Difference: Feminist Biology and Feminist Anthropology
2:15 Posters and Break
3:00 Featured speaker
Ann Fink,
2016-18 University of Wisconsin-Madison Wittig Postdoctoral Fellow in Feminist Biology
"The Feminist Neurobiology of Mental Health"
4:00 Keynote speaker
Kathryn Clancy, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Feminist Theory Informs Anthropological Research"

Made possible through the Gertraude Wittig Endowment
Co-sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology,
Psychology, Zoology, The 4W Initiative
Supported, in part, by the University Lectures Committee and The
Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute

For more information, contact:
Dace Zeps, Administrator, Center for Research on Gender & Women, dazeps@wisc.edu
Janet Hyde, Director, Center for Research on Gender & Women, jshyde@wisc.edu
2016 UW Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture & Symposium
Thursday, October 20, 2016, 8:00 am – 11:30 am, Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC), Room 1306
[Breakfast available beginning at 7:30 am]
Keynote Speaker:
Melissa Gilliam MD, MPH, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology/Pediatrics, Chief, Family Planning, Dean for Diversity, Division of the Biological Sciences
University of Chicago
Topic: New Designs in Adolescent Health
See above for call for abstracts.
2017 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being
April 28-29, 2017, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The call for proposals, is in the section above!


DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications for the 2016-17 Wisconsin Women's Network Policy Institute now due September 30!
Apply TODAY to participate in our Policy Institute - unmatched and unduplicated in uniqueness of mission and success!!
We are seeking outstanding women to participate in our fifth annual Wisconsin Women’s Network Policy Institute. Participants will build their advocacy skills, learn how to navigate Wisconsin’s legislative and administrative rules process, and apply their passion for improving the lives of women and girls in Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Women’s Network Policy Institute provides hands-on leadership, communications, and policy advocacy training to a select group of Wisconsin women every year. The Policy Institute consists of four, two-day retreats, held in Madison. Through these retreats, participants get hands-on practice, interactive learning, and connections to leaders in numerous fields. The broad areas of focus for the 2016-17 Institute are women’s health, safety, and economic security. The Institute is led by Vicky Selkowe, a public interest attorney and lobbyist who has nearly 20 years of Wisconsin-based policy advocacy experience. When participants graduate from the Institute they are able to take what they have learned back to their communities and organizations where they will continue to engage in policy advocacy and educational efforts that advance the status of women and girls in our state.
We are committed to training women who represent all segments of Wisconsin’s diverse population. Women of diverse socioeconomic, LGBTQ+, racial, ethnic, generational, and geographic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply!
DEADLINE NOW EXTENDED! Completed Institute applications must be emailed to info@wiwomensnetwork.org by Noon on Friday, September 30, 2016. Participants who have been accepted into the Institute will then be notified of their selection by Friday, October 14th.
Visit the WWN website for more information and to apply!
FEMINIST PERIODICALS: A CURRENT LISTING OF CONTENTS (volume 36, number 3, Summer 2016) is now available.
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
Drop-In Support Groups
Forming soon!
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.
SexWIse Workshops
SexWIse explores sex, sexuality, and hooking up in college. Participants will also identify social norms hooking up that can be helpful or harmful. Finally, the audience will learn about sexual assault, respecting boundaries, and consent. Sexual acts and sexual assault will be discussed. Sessions are 90 minutes, facilitated by trained UHS peer educators, designed for 20-30 first-year/transfer students on a first-come, first-serve basis and closed to the press.
violenceprevention@uhs.wisc.edu. For dates and locations click here.
ListenWIse Workshop
Most college aged victims of sexual assault first turn to their friends and family for help. ListenWIse teaches concrete skills and strategies college students can use to support a friend who has been a victim of sexual assault or dating violence. Sessions are 90 minutes, facilitated by trained UHS peer educators, designed for 20-30 first-year/transfer students on a first-come, first-serve basis and closed to the press.
violenceprevention@uhs.wisc.edu. For dates and locations click here.
YouWIse Workshops
YouWIse is intended for student survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, or childhood sexual abuse. Participants will learn about resources both on and off campus, have time to explore their own ideas, as well learn strengths-based strategies for thriving and surviving at UW-Madison. Sessions are 90 minutes, facilitated by UHS victim advocates, designed for 10-15 first-year/transfer students on a first-come, first-serve basis and closed to the press.
https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/prevention/violence-pr... . For dates and locations click here.
DatingWIse Workshops
DatingWIse focuses on dating and healthy relationships in college. Using a mix of self-reflection and group discussion, participants will explore their own ideas about what characteristics they find important in dating relationships and learn to identify red flags of dating violence. Sessions are 90 minutes, facilitated by trained UHS peer educators, designed for 20-30 first-year/transfer students on a first-come, first-serve basis and closed to the press.
violenceprevention@uhs.wisc.edu. For dates and locations click here.

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