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January 17, 2017




Spring 2017 Gender & Women’s Studies Colloquium Series
4th Thursday of the month at 3:30pm in 3401 Sterling Hall, unless otherwise indicated
Keisha Lindsay, Gender & Women’s Studies and Political Science
Thursday, January 26, 3:30 pm
“Toward a New Feminist Politics of Experience: The Case of All-Black Male Schools"
Lisa Diamond, Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology, University of Utah
Thursday, February 9, 3:30 pm
The trouble with “born that way” – The role of science in debates about LGBT rights
Paulina García-Del Moral, Center for Research on Gender and Women Visiting Scholar
Thursday, February 23, 3:30 pm
Feminicidio, Feminism, and the Politics of Carcerality
Arja Turunen, Center for Research on Gender and Women Visiting Scholar
Friday, March 3, noon Brown Bag
How the Political Became Personal. Feminism in Practice in Finland.”
Susan Schweik, English, University of California, Berkeley
Thursday, March 30, 4:00 pm Location TBA
Unfixed: How the Women of Glenwood Changed American IQ, and Why We Don't Know It.
Ellen Samuels, English and Gender & Women’s Studies, 2016 Feminist Scholar
Thursday, April 27, 3:30 pm Location TBA
Yvonne and Yvette McCarther: Race, Sex, Class, Conjoinment
All lectures are wheelchair accessible, free, and open to the public. For ASL interpretation or other accommodations, please contact Dace Zeps at dazeps@wisc.edu.
Seventeen Global Reasons Our Work on Gender is Critical
, January 17, 2017, 7:00pm, Madison Central Library
Dr. Araceli Alonso will be speaking at the United Nations Association Dane County Chapter on "Seventeen Global Reasons Our Work on Gender is Critical." Araceli, a senior lecturer in UW-Madison's Gender & Women's Studies Department, has just been named as the 2016 Global Citizen by the United Nations Association Dane County Chapter for her work developing the Health by Motorbike Project in Kenya, her Health by Any Means Project, her leadership for Social Transformation to End Exploitation and Trafficking for Sex (STREETS), and her co-directorship of the UNESCO Chair on Gender, Well-being and Culture of Peace at UW-Madison.
The Sociology of Gender Brownbag (FemSem)
Meets every Thursday from 12:30 to 2pm in Social Sciences 2435 (unless otherwise noted).
The first meeting for femsem, the Sociology of Gender brownbag, will be in the first week of semester on Thursday 19th Jan, 12.30pm. As usual we will meet in room 2435 in the Social Science building. We will use the meeting to introduce ourselves to one another and discuss the schedule for the Spring, including previewing the three fantastic external speakers we have lined up.
Holding space: LGBTCC community space
Friday, January 20, 2017, 11:00am-3:00pm, Red Gym: LGBTCC
The LGBTCC will have community space available throughout the day on Friday, January 20. We will have snacks, art and crafts supplies and other resources, and our LGBTQ Health Ambassador from Mental Health Services, Alyssa Levy-Hussen, will be joining us.
There will also be community space in the Multicultural Student Center Lounge throughout Friday. All are welcome. Staff will be available in both spots in case you want to connect and talk. As always, we are thinking about you and you're important to us.
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Women’s March on Madison
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
We will march peacefully in Madison, WI in solidarity with those going to Washington DC. If you are interested in connecting with Wisconsinites heading to the large march in Washington, please head over to this page https://www.facebook.com/events/208275672945652
This is an INCLUSIVE march, and EVERYONE who supports women’s rights is welcome:
– Women & Girls & Femmes & GNC
– Men & Boys
– Families
– People of Color
– Immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees
– LGBTQIA+ Community
– People with Disabilities
– Climate Change Advocates
– ALL religious communities
– Anyone else who wants to come out in support.
Post-March Warrior Oasis
Following the march, Hosted by Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin in partnership with ACLU of Wisconsin, Emerge Wisconsin, YWCA Madison, 9to5 Wisconsin
Lucille, 101 King St, Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Come inside and warm up after the Women's March on Madison. Dust off your armor. Eat and drink somethin’. Connect with each other. And get tools to help you stay battle-ready in 2017.
Wisconsin Mentorship Program for Women in Mathematics and Science
Girls Math Night Out!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 6 p.m., 911 Van Vleck Hall
Girls Math Night Out! is a free program offered by the Department of Mathematics at UW Madison. It aims to create an inclusive and non-competitive environment to encourage female students in high school to pursue mathematics and the sciences.
Keisha Lindsay, Gender & Women’s Studies and Political Science
Thursday, January 26, 3:30 pm
“Toward a New Feminist Politics of Experience: The Case of All-Black Male Schools"
Keisha Lindsay’s talk provides new insight into what feminists recognize but do not always fully elucidate – that when women and other social groups make claims about their experience of oppression they often do in ways that both challenge and reinforce existing inequalities of power. Using E. Frances White’s notion of “discursive dialectics” as a point of departure, Lindsay argues that social groups often resist their subordination according to the same conservative, anti-progressive agendas that oppress them. Many black male proponents of all-black male schools exemplify this reality. They challenge “zero tolerance” and other manifestations of structural racism in the nation’s schools and do so in ways that perpetuate the patriarchal notion that “overly” feminized classrooms are to blame for black boys’ academic underachievement. Lindsay’s ultimate aim is to conceptualize how to build progressive political coalitions around this complex reality.
"How Our Identities Emerge From Our Struggles" -Andrew Solomon
Wednesday, February 01, 2017, 7:30-9 p.m., The Wisconsin Union
Dr. Andrew Solomon is a writer and lecturer on politics, culture, and psychology, a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center, President of the PEN American Center, an LGBT rights advocate, and a depression activist. His 2001 book The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize award and won the National Book Award. His most recent book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity was named a 2012 book of the year by many organizations, including the Economist and the New York Times. Solomon is the founder of the Solomon Research Fellowships in LGBT Studies at Yale University; a Special Advisor on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Mental Health to the Yale School of Psychiatry; a member of the boards of directors of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; and a participant in the Proud2Be Project. Sign Language interpreting and CART captioning will be provided. Please join Distinguished Lecture Series for an evening with Andrew Solomon. 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.
“Desiring History, Historicizing Desire”
Seminar, Thursday Feb. 2, 4:30 PM, IRH 432 East Campus Mall Room 212
Ari Friedlander, assistant professor of English (University of Mississippi) and editor of the Journal of Early Modern Cultural Studies (JEMCS) special issue “Desiring History and Historicizing Desire” will lead a special seminar for any interested graduate students and faculty. The JEMCS special issue takes up the question of historicist and queer critical methodologies, and brings to the fore cutting-edge debates both in queer theory and in early modern studies.  Prof. Friedlander will also discuss the publication process with students (curating a special issue, editing, etc.) Refreshments will be served.
Seminar participants should read the following:
The JEMCSspecial issue “Desiring History and Historicizing Desire” (especially theintroduction and the roundtable discussion)
“Queering History,”  Jonathan Goldberg and Madhavi Menon. PMLA Vol. 120 No. 5 (Oct. 2005)
“The New Unhistoricism in Queer Studies” Valerie Traub PMLA  Vol. 128, No. 1 (Jan 2013)
Please e-mail Jennifer Row (Jrow@wisc.edu) with any questions
"Show and Tell: Evidence, Erotics, and Embodiment in the Premodern World"
A Roundtable Discussion
Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, 12 noon, IRH 432 East Campus Mall Room 212
Tina Chronopoulos (SUNY-Binghamton, Classics / Solmsen IRH fellow)
Ari Friedlander (University of Mississippi, English)
Dana Oswald (UW-Parkside, English/ IRH System Fellow)
Jennifer Row (Boston University, French/ Solmsen IRH fellow)
When researching the history of sexuality, or thinking about past desires, erotics, and intimacies, what counts as evidence? What methods are crucial for some fields, and forgotten by others? Four scholars share their thoughts on their own unique approaches to interweave erotics, intimacies, and intensities from the past, cobbling together fragments, tracing sensations in literature, unearthing unexpected archives. The roundtable explores how sexualities in the past can be both incomprehensibly foreign and strangely familiar.
Sponsored by the IRH and the Center for Early Modern Studies
A light lunch/refreshments will be served; RSVP and questions may be directed to Jennifer Row (jrow@wisc.edu)
Fem Fest! Bunny w/ Tony Peachka, & more!
Saturday, February 04, 2017, 9 p.m., Der Rathskeller, Memorial Union
Celebrating women and intersectional feminism! Come listen to good music, check some art, and read some zines focused on empowering all women and non-binary folks!
Bunny (Chicago) is a new band that Jessica Viscius started in January 2016. Only three songs released, but already making a big impression. Check out their music here: https://bunnychicago.bandcamp.com/
Tony Peachka (MPLS) is a four-piece grrrl band that makes "angry pop songs that smell weird." Check out their music here: https://tonypeachka.bandcamp.com/releases
Melkweed is a new up and coming Madison band that has been compared to TOPS. Created by lead singer of Modern Mod, completed with band members from The Shones and Dash Hounds. Check them here: https://www.facebook.com/melkweed/?fref=ts
Addison Christmas is a project started by lead singer of Trophy Dad. Check them here: https://www.facebook.com/addison.christmas/?fref=ts
Join us in the newly renovated Rathskeller (Memorial Union) for a night of awesome music! This is a FREE show and a safer space. https://union.wisc.edu/events-and-activities/ev...
UW-Madison Women & Leadership: Coffee & Conversation
Conflict Management – February 9, 2017
How to Lead Good Teams – March 16, 2017
Community Engagement: Homelessness and Food Insecurities in Dane County – April 6, 2017
Register at http://go.wisc.edu/a7w08i
ICWJ's 17th Annual Faith Labor Breakfast
Monday, February 13, 2017, 8:00-10:00 a.m., Bethel Lutheran Church
Our focus this year is: A Way Out of No Way: Women, Labor, and Justice Today, exploring the intersection of the status of women in the workplace and the economic challenges faced by low-wage workers. Recent trends impacting women in the labor market, particularly in the low-income sectors of the new service economy, make this a particularly salient topic in the area of economic justice. Our lead presenter, UW history professor Nan Enstad, will draw on her research in gender and employment. Rebecca Meier-Rao, Edgewood College religious studies professor, and Laura Dresser, Associate Director of the Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) at the UW-Madison, will provide additional reflections on faith and the current economic situation. Cost for the breakfast is $25. More details on registration and sponsorship opportunities will come soon. We hope you will join us for this event, to be inspired and to join with others in striving for worker justice.
Hosted by the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice of South-Central Wisconsin


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. Next book: La Rose, by Louise Erdrich
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
Madison NOW
2nd Tuesday of the month from 5:30--6:30 pm at Madison Central Library
Do you want to help organize awesome feminist actions in Madison? Would you like to fight the anti-choice tide sweeping our country? Are you driven to act against systemic discrimination? Want to be a kick-ass ally? Then you definitely need to come to Tuesday's Madison NOW meeting! We're reigniting the Madison chapter and need your voice and skills. RSVP on Facebook and invite your feminist friends.
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch
2nd Wednesday of every month. 6:30-8:00pm, Barrique’s on Atwood
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.
Feminist Bookclub
4th Sunday of every month from 2pm, Hopcat, 222 W Gorham
Currently reading Shrill by Lindy West
FTM GenderQueer
4th Monday of the month from 6:00-8:00pm, OutReach, 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
LGBT Books to Prisoners Project
Mondays and Tuesdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm and every other Saturday, 10:00am-1:00pm
Social Justice Center Incubator, 1202 Williamson St, near the Willie St. Co-op
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.




Virginia Horne Henry Grant Competition
Grant Application forms
The Virginia Horne Henry Fund provides money for an annual competition for a number of activities related to women’s physical education, movement and the female body in culture, including:
- Special programs
- New course development
- Research support
- Visiting scholars
- Student support
- Permanent equipment for recreational sports clubs 
Detailed Grant Information.
For additional information, please contact Ruth Benedict, Committee Chair, at 262-0543,  or Veronica Watson, External Relations Office, at 265-3047.
Completed applications must be submitted electronically and received by:
February 3, 2017, by 4:30 p.m.
&Gender Section Award Nominations
Consider nominating someone for one of the Sex & Gender Section awards. Review specific information on nominations for the
Distinguished Article Award (Deadline: March 1, 2017)
Sally Hacker Graduate Student Paper Award (Deadline: March 1, 2017)
Feminist Scholar Activist Award (Deadline: March 1, 2017)
Distinguished Book Award (Deadline: February 1, 2017) at https://asasexandgender.wordpress.com/awards/section-awards.
AAUW Grant Opportunities


Change Corps Fellowship
Change Corps offers graduating seniors and others a year-long, full-immersion training fellowship in grassroots organizing that helps prepare them for careers in social change. Change Corps couples classroom training with real-world experience, partnering with groups like the National Education Association, Planned Parenthood and Everytown for Gun Safety on their campaigns. It gives recent graduates the opportunity to be part of a wave of new organizers who will keep pushing and prodding our country forward for years to come. The deadline to apply is February 1st. Salary is $26,000/yr with benefits. Please go to www.changecorps.org to apply and email eli@changecorps.org with any questions.
Virginia Horne Henry Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowships
Annual Competition for Graduate fellowship
Fellowship Application form
Nominations are now being solicited for the Virginia Horne Henry Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowships. The fellowships were established in 1998 by a bequest from the estate of Patrick Henry in honor of his wife, Virginia Horne Henry, a leader in the field of women’s physical education, including knowledge and appreciation of women’s movement, activity and the female body in culture. The primary purpose of the fund is to support and enhance the area of women’s physical education.
Detailed Fellowship Information.
For additional information, please contact Ruth Benedict, Committee Chair, at 262-0543, or Veronica Watson, External Relations Office, at 265-3047.
Completed applications must be submitted electronically and received by:
February 3, 2017, by 4:30 p.m.



Women & Gender-International Opportunities
Preview for 2017
~7,000 women and girls are trafficked from Nepal into India's sex trade per year. Sex traffickers prey on young women in rural Nepal that want out of poverty. Traffickers promise them a job; instead girls are tricked into prostitution and sexual exploitation in India. Come help in the remote rural villages: teach English and literacy to create another life for these girls. Or work in their legal program teaching women their rights. Grant writers also needed.
WOMEN'S RIGHTS: Uganda & Morocco
In most parts of the world, women are considered property of their husband and have no rights. "Consciousness raising" is just beginning; it is the essential first step so that attitudes then actions/ policies change. Come help teach women their rights so that they can gain power in the home, in the courts and in Parliament.
a. Domestic Violence
~60% of women in Uganda report being beaten. DV homicides are taken for granted. Last year, there was a major push to teach women their rights and how the legal process works. This year, this org has bought land for a shelter. Now they need help with fund raising and grant writing so that they can build the shelter. Or help with actually counseling women who have been beaten. We need you!
b. Islam
If you have read Ayaan Hirsi Ali's book "Infidel", you may realize how women's rights are more nuanced in Muslim culture. Thus to work in Morocco requires more cultural sensitivity and a less dogmatic approach.
When a social worker from Canada asked an audience of 50 men, how many of them beat their wives. 48 hands went up! "Why" "How else would you get them to mind?" You will also see corporeal punishment in schools and homes. Are you comfortable with public speaking? Come teach positive reinforcement and other ways of interacting. It would be especially helpful to have male Gender Studies students who can help shift attitudes and behavior.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Costa Rica - Spanish fluency required
Work in the shelter; do community education; help women become economically independent so they can leave abusive relationships; and/or help develop counseling programs for women, men and kids. If you have background in counseling, help with crisis, individual and group therapy.
For women that have 10 kids, they will tell you that contraception is life changing. African women realize that if they had fewer kids, they would have fewer mouths to feed and be less poor. Melinda Gates of the Gates Foundation believes this is one of most important goals in the world for women. Now there is a groundswell in Africa and they are asking for help with this. Come help!
MICRO-FINANCE: Costa Rica & Ecuador
Micro-finance has helped women all over the world lift out of poverty. Spanish and a background in Business, Finance, or Entrepreneurship are helpful in Costa Rica and Ecuador.
This Ugandan director who emphasizes empowering women, is an excellent community organizer, and does a phenomenal job of teaching villages how to assess their needs, their strengths and achieve their goals. This is an great place to get experience in international development.
Ecuador's indigenous people have gained more clout in the last 20 years. Come teach farming or join indigenous women in the fields to help feed their families.
The altiplano of Bolivia is very high and dry. Women forage for hours each day to find firewood for cooking food. Some new technologies have been life changing...by helping women not have to forage endlessly.
While physical abuse/ domestic violence is beginning to be addressed throughout Africa, sexual abuse is still taboo and unaddressed. This program is an exception. Experienced in trauma, sexual abuse, gender based violence, EMDR and/or PTSD? We need you here!
Please read NGOabroad website

Call for Papers: Women and Inequality in the 21st Century
Editors: Brittany C. Slatton, Texas Southern University & Carla D. Brailey, Texas Southern University
Publisher: Routledge
Women and Inequality in the 21st Century is an interdisciplinary edited volume that will compile a series of original book chapters that address the experiences of contemporary women in the era of a stalled gender revolution. The editors are looking for chapters that will focus on the ways in which women at the intersection of varying social categories—such as race, ethnicity, class, age, sexuality, and marital status—face unique rewards, punishments, and consequences in a contemporary society that is experiencing a stagnated movement towards gender equality.
Chapters included in this volume will be interdisciplinary and reflect varying fields of inquiry and myriad methodological and theoretical approaches. The editors are especially interested in chapters that examine the contemporary experiences of divorced/married, intersexed, lesbian, dis/abled, Asian American, Latina, and Muslim American women. Potential topics include:
An overview of the various social identities by which women define themselves and the ways in which self-identity shapes how they “perceive and experience the social world.”
An analysis of how self-identification affects the ways in which women do gender
The role of recent legislation on women's reproductive health and access to birth control.
The impact of “Rape Insurance Laws”
Political opposition and defunding of planned parenthood
Women’s experiences of sexual assault at colleges/universities –emphasis on sexual assault at fraternity houses and/or by college athletes.
Intimate partner violence
Women and Politics
Experiences of Hillary Clinton
Analysis of how diverse women maneuver Donald Trump’s misogyny 
Michelle Obama’s experiences in the White House
Women in male dominated positions 
The experiences of pregnant women in the paid labor force.
The hijab in the work place
Women’s libido and the new FDA approved drug flibanserin
How contemporary beauty expectations shape the ways in which women “do” beauty
The role of theology in maintaining gender inequality
The ways in which religion shapes self-identity and how gender is accomplished
How women actively resist labels, stereotypes, and other social constructions  
The use of religion and/or theology to buffer discrimination. 
*This is not an exhaustive list
Chapters must be original
Chapters should range between 4500 and 6000 words
Chapters should be scholarly works written in accessible language 
Times New Roman, 12-font, double-spaced
Submission of full papers must be received by: January 31st 2017
Before submitting full paper, please send a short biography and a title and abstract to slattonbc@tsu.edu
Please note that all papers will go through a peer review process.
Call for Papers
3rd World Conference on Women’s Studies – WCWS 2017
May 4 - 6, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka
"Building Resilience: Dialogue, Collaboration and Partnerships across Our Differences "
The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) along with the Bridgewater State University proudly present The 3rd World Conference on Women’s Studies – WCWS 2017 from 4th – 6th May 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka under the theme “Building Resilience: Dialogue, Collaboration and Partnerships across Our Differences”. This theme does not imply that we overlook, deny or undermine the important differences that characterize us and shape our lives and interests. However, it does suggest that to build women’s movements that are truly global in character, we must build inclusive coalitions that broaden mutual awareness both by seeking commonalities across our differences and by learning from one another’s unique circumstances. In addition, we must be inclusive of our male and transgender allies, and we hope to encourage scholars, activists, academicians, students, and policymakers to learn from one another recognizing how historical power dynamics across class, ethnicity, race, sexuality, gender and nationality can be bridged. Because the vibrant field of Women’s Studies spans the humanities, social, natural and physical sciences, panels will include papers from across the disciplines.
Please submit the abstracts of your research papers according to the given format on or before February 9, 2017.
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Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposium
March 20, 21 & 22, 2017, Somerville College, Oxford, UK
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. Submit abstracts by 20 February for consideration. Participants of the March 2017 Symposium may submit complete papers by mid-May 2017 to be peer-reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium Books or 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.
2017 NWSA Annual Conference: 40 YEARS AFTER COMBAHEE:
Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives
November 16-19, 2017 • Baltimore, Maryland
Proposal Submissions Due: February 22, 2017
The online submission system will open in late January. Please note: All submitters and presenters must have a valid NWSA log in and password to submit. See the FAQ for more details. Download the Full CFP



Ordinary Space, Extraordinary Living
1st Annual Gender & Women’s Studies Graduate Conference
February 24-25th, 2017, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin Women’s Health Advocacy Summit
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 8am-5pm, Monona Terrace
Safe Healthy Strong 2017
March 22 - 23, 2017, Milwaukee, WI

Symposium on Gender and Sexualities in Southeast Asia
April 1, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM in Room 206, Ingraham Hall. We are happy to announce that our speakers this year will be Cindy I-Fen Cheng, Carla Jones, and Tamara Loos. A keynote will be given by Michael Peletz.
The symposium will consist of two lectures in the morning and two lectures in the afternoon, followed by a roundtable panel in the afternoon. The purpose of both the talks and the round table is to foster open discussion with the audience about questions related to gender and sexuality in Southeast Asia, with a focus on Transnational US/Southeast Asia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. We hope to have a group of up to 40 people (undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty from UW-Madison) participate in the symposium. While our focus is on gender and sexuality in Southeast Asia, we look forward to a discussion that includes perspectives of those across fields and regions. We will be providing breakfast in the morning and a lunch catered by Lao Laan Xang.
In the coming months, we will have forthcoming abstracts of talks and details regarding the schedule. For now, we ask that you consider attending our event and encourage anyone who would be interested to attend.
2017 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being
April 28-29, 2017, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Registration now open! Schedule will be available soon.
2017 AAUW National Convention
Join 1,000 AAUW members and supporters from across the country as we speak truth to power on Capitol Hill, hone our leadership skills at hands-on workshops, and take our nation’s capital by storm.
Register now!


Sign up now: QUELP 2017!
Spring semester: Mondays, 6:00-8:00pm, Red Gym: LGBTCC, Registration open!
Still looking for a spring semester class? Consider QUELP! This is a powerful deep dive into building community and an intersectional framework.
The Queer Emerging Leaders Program is a spring semester program for UW undergrads about identity and community leadership. Build connections related to LGBTQ organizing! Explore your own personal narratives and the power of collaborative work!
Academic credit available!
Can count towards your Leadership Certificate!
Contact uwquelp@gmail.com for more, see the QUELP page, or register now at the form!
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.
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
LGBT Campus Center Spring programs
We will keep updating you throughout the semester, but here are some reminders about our other programs that are always live and ready for you to jump in. Don't miss out:
- Crossroads community for TQPOC (contact: Matthew Lewis)
- Discussion groups (below) (contact: Tiffany Lee)
- Mentor Program (contact: Leigh Wilson)
- Volunteer Program (contact: Jess Draws)
- Ten Percent Society (contact: Cory Sprinkel)
Want to chat about any of these or more? Stop by the CC or ask at lgbt@studentlife.wisc.edu.
LGBT Mental Health & Healthy Relationships
Save the time: Tuesday Talk
Tuesdays, 3:00-5:00pm, Red Gym: TBD
The LGBTCC is pleased to partner with Shannon Juniper Niemeko, counselor and trans health specialist at Mental Health Services, for some dedicated face time with all of you. We have the main CC space, a small conference room, art supplies, and other possibilities for this drop-in time! More details to come, or let us know what kinds of space would make the most sense for you.
Questions? Contact Katherine at katherine.charekbriggs@wisc.edu.
LGBTQ Support & Empowerment Groups
Tuesdays | 12:15-1:45pm
Wednesdays | 3:15-4:30pm
Fridays | 11:00am-12 noon
333 E. Campus Mall, 7th floor
This group, facilitated by Alyssa Levy-Hussen, our LGBTQ Health Ambassador (with postdocs Todd on Tuesdays and Jocelyn on Wednesdays) is for students who are navigating sexual and/or gender identity development and acceptance. Students who identify as LGBTQ+ or any other personally meaningful term are all welcome to this group. Focus is on establishing positive connections with others and exploring the process of integrating one’s sexual and gender identities in authentic, self-affirming ways.
To join, drop by the C&CS reception desk any time 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday for an Access Consultation, and let the counselor know that you are interested in joining a group. For more information, call 608-265-5600 (option 2).
Let's Talk at the Red Gym
Mondays, 11:00am-1:00pm, Red Gym: Mezzanine C
Let’s Talk is a program that provides drop-in consultations across campus for UW-Madison students.
No topic is off limits. Common concerns include:
* stress
* sadness
* worry
* relationships
* academic performance
* family problems
* financial struggles
Just walk in for an informal, friendly, and confidential consultation! The Monday sessions are facilitated by LeAnna Rice and Alyssa Levy-Hussen, our LGBTQ Health Ambassador.
Let's Talk page
LGBT Discussion groups
Join your friends and peers for the following drop-in discussion groups on identity and community! These groups are not meant as counseling or therapy, and are not open for observation. Most are still being scheduled for the semester, but contact Tiffany Lee at tiffany.s.lee@wisc.edu for more information.
Queer Students of Faith
Join in this weekly discussion and support group to experience a safe space to learn, share experiences, find spiritual support, and grow as a queer person of faith. Students of all faith traditions are welcome!
Tuesdays, 6:00pm, The Crossing: 1127 University Ave.
Email: Manny at manny@crossingministries.org
rooted is a discussion group intended for those who self-identify as LGBTQ people of color. We hope to provide a space to discuss your experiences with multiple intersecting identities and find support and fellowship with folks who've shared similar experiences. Come speak to the barriers you encounter because of your identities and share what you love about yourself and your communities.
Email: Sheltreese McCoy at sheltreese.mccoy@wisc.edu
Queer Sobriety and More
In partnership with Live Free Student Wellness and Recovery, the LGBT CC will be holding space for LGBTQ+ identifying individuals to come together and talk about issues related to substance use, sobriety, and recovery-positive spaces. New folks always welcome, drop by and no pressure.
Fluid Sexualities
This is an open discussion group intended for those who are bisexual, pansexual, fluid or similarly-identified. The purpose is to provide space to discuss your experiences with your sexuality and to find support with others who have similar experiences. Come speak to the barriers you encounter because of your identity and share what you love about yourself, your community and your identity.
Gender Explorers
This open discussion group is a space for participants who identify across the gender identity/expression and trans spectrums to come together and explore concepts and constructs of gender in their own lives. This group is open to all members of the UW campus community.
WorldWide Rainbow
This open discussion group is a space for international or exchange students who identify on the LGBTQ spectrum. You can discuss your experiences as an international LGBTQ student on campus, as well as find community, support, and comfort in your identities. Come share and exchange your stories, perspectives, and culture.

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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