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An Evening with Laverne Cox
Monday, May 09, 2016, 7:30-9 p.m., Wisconsin Union Theater, Memorial Union
Distinguished Lecture Series Welcomes Laverne Cox Please note the new date of Monday, May 9! Laverne Cox’s work as an actress and advocate landed her on the cover of TIME Magazine as well as an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.” Laverne continues to break boundaries and make history with accolades including a SAG Award for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series,” a Critic’s Choice nomination for “Best Supporting Actress,” and a NAACP Image Awards nomination for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.” In addition, Laverne is a renowned speaker and has taken her empowering message of moving beyond gender expectations to live more authentically all over the country. Her work as an advocate landed her a coveted spot as one of Glamour magazine’s 2014 Women of the Year. She is the recipient of the Dorian Rising Star Award for her work in “Orange is the New Black,” the Courage Award from the Anti-Violence Project, The Community Leader Award from the LGBT Center of New York City, received the Reader’s Choice Award from “Out” Magazine, was named one of The Grio’s 100 Most Influential African Americans, was named one of the Top 50 Trans Icons by the Huffington Post, one of Out magazine’s Out 100, made the Ebony Power 100 and was ranked number 5 on the 2014 Root 100 list. Please join Distinguished Lecture Series, in collaboration with the LGBT Campus Center, for an evening with Laverne Cox. The doors to Memorial Union's Shannon Hall will open at 7:00 PM. Lecture is open and FREE to both students and the public, and will end with a 30 minute Q&A.
UW-Madison Feminist Faculty Book Party!
Friday, May 13, 2016, 6:00 pm A Room of One’s Own Bookstore (315 W. Gorham)
Join us for a soiree to celebrate new books by:
Ramzi Fawaz is an Assistant Professor of English and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at UW Madison. His first book, The New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics won the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies Fellowship Award for best first book in LGBT Studies.
Lori Kido Lopez is an Assistant Professor of Media and Cultural Studies in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is also affiliate faculty in Asian American Studies and Gender and Women's Studies. She celebrates the release of her book Asian American Media Activism: Fighting for Cultural Citizenship (Critical Cultural Communication).
Kate Vieira is assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Currently a National Academic of Education/Spencer post-doctoral fellow, she is an ethnographer of immigration and literacy in the U.S., Brazil, and Latvia. Her new book, American by Paper, is about the role of legal papers in immigrant lives.
Timothy Yu is the author of 100 Chinese Silences (Les Figues) and Race and the Avant-Garde: Experimental and Asian American Poetry since 1965 (Stanford), and the editor of Nests and Strangers: On Asian American Women Poets (Kelsey Street). He is associate professor of English and Asian American studies and director of the Asian American Studies Program at UW-Madison.
Info? http://www.roomofonesown.com/event/uw-madison-feminist-faculty-book-party

A Few Things to Look Forward to Next Year!

The Gender and Women's Studies Colloquium Series
4th Thursday of the Month at 3:30pm in 3409 Sterling Hall
Wisconsin Symposium on Feminist Biology
Friday, October 7, 2016, Red Gym, UW-Madison
Keynote speakers:
Dr. Marlene Zuk, Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota
Dr. Kathryn Clancy, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois
Featuring a panel on The Legacy of Ruth Bleier.
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.
2017 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being

April 28-29, 2017, University of Wisconsin-Madison


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!
Jane Addams Book Circle
1st Tuesday of every month, 6:00-8:00pm, This month at the Goodman South Madison Library
Sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch.
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-Gateway Mall 600 Williamson St
Peer-led, non-professional, social/support group for people who identify as FTM, genderqueer, transsexual men, drag kings, butch, intersex men, and anyone else assigned female at birth who identifies as masculine. Significant others, friends, families, and allies are encouraged to attend and participate in meetings. Diversity in gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, race, ethnicity, religion, ability, and anything else that makes up a person is welcomed. CONTACT INFO: Email MadisonFTM-owner@yahoogroups.com
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.



Fall 2016 Lecturer position in Gender and Women's Studies Applications Due 5/10
The Department of Gender and Women's Studies at UW-Madison is seeking applicants for a Lecturer to teach GWS 420: Women in Cross-Societal Perspective this coming fall. Information about the position, including how to apply, can be found here. Addition information about the Department can be found here. Application must be received by May 10, 2016.


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


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




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


Gender Studies in Debate: Pathways, challenges and interdisciplinary perspectives
School of Social and Political Sciences (ISCSP)
University of Lisbon, May 25-27, 2016
Gender and women studies and feminisms have produced important transformations in our daily life and in our understanding of reality. While the topic of equality of rights is increasingly on the public agenda, there have been advances and retreats and persisting gender inequalities continue to challenge us to look for more solid analyses.
All the info can be found on this link:
Connect to Change: Moxie Conference 2016
May 26, 2016, Madison Marriott Hotel
Conference: 8a-4p
Awards presentation + lunch: 11:30a-1:00p
Change is both daunting and exciting, whether it's personal, professional, organizational or structural. The key to lasting change and growth is developing transformational relationships with people who will challenge and support us. At the Moxie Conference on May 26, 2016, you'll Connect to Change with over 250 other leaders and leave with inspiration and concrete actions to accelerate personal and professional growth.
Can't join us for a full day conference? Celebrate the 2016 Women of Distinction Leadership Award recipients at the awards presentation and lunch during the conference. Congratulations to 2016 award recipients Gina Carter, Deidre Green, Sherry Lucille, Stephanie Nash, Corinda Rainey-Moore, and Mary Strickland.
Register by April 29 for early-bird pricing: $200 for the conference and $65 for the awards presentation.
See complete details online
NEH National Endowment of the Humanities Take Note and Remember: The Commonplace Book and Its American Descendants (Scrapbooks etc.).
July 17-20th 2016, Asheville, N.C.
How do we manage information overload and make sense of the world? Early attempts are found in commonplace books and scrapbooks. Intrigued? Explore with us at our two-week Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers.
Wisconsin Symposium on Feminist Biology
Friday, October 7, 2016, Red Gym, UW-Madison
Keynote speakers:
Dr. Marlene Zuk, Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota
Dr. Kathryn Clancy, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois
Featuring a panel on The Legacy of Ruth Bleier.

Call for Art for Exhibition
The Center for Research on Gender and Women (CRGW) provides a forum to display university student and faculty artwork with feminist or woman centered content. The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies Conference Room and Gallery, located in 3401 Sterling Hall has been prepared to display framed, ready to hang 2-d art works. There is some limited space also to display smaller 3-d art objects as well. Art work will be on display for a semester and will be given recognition in the CRGW website, newsletter and bulletin.
To apply for submission of your artwork, please provide slides (4-6) of your work, title, an artist’s statement outlining how your work relates to women’s issues, and a brief bio of yourself.  The CRGW Committee will review all applications.  There is no application deadline, as this is an ongoing process.
If you would like to have your work considered for exhibition in the CRGW please e-mail dazeps@wisc.edu.
Call for Ephemera
Ephemera-transitory written and printed matter not intended to be retained or preserved. The word derives from the Greek, meaning things lasting no more than a day. Some collectible ephemera are advertising trade cards, bookmarks, catalogs, greeting cards, pamphlets, postcards, letters, posters, prospectuses, tickets, and magazines...to name a few
The Center for Research on Gender and Women is seeking donations of ephemera material for its collections, use in classroom instruction, and display.  We hope people will think of the Center as a place to bring those items you knew were important enough to not toss out, but didn’t really quite know what to do with it all.  So, roll up those posters and pack up those photos and send it all in to the Center (address below).
For more information, please contact the Center at 608-263-2053 or e-mail dazeps@wisc.edu.
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
Spring 2016 Drop-In Support Group

The Spring 2016 drop-in empowerment support group meets Thursdays from 5:30-7:00pm starting January 28 through May 5 at the Red Gym. There is no group scheduled on March 24. Click here for more information.
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.

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

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


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


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