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eBULLETIN

May 8, 2017

CONTENTS:

TALKS AND OTHER EVENTS
OPPORTUNITIES

CALLS FOR PAPERS/PROPOSALS
CONFERENCES
ANNOUNCEMENTS
GIVING AND OTHER LINKS

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TALKS AND OTHER EVENTS

The Goddess Project Movie Screening
Wednesday, May 10. 2017, 7:30-10pm., Ultra Point Cinema
Produced and directed by Holli Rae and Sara Landas, the idea of creating The Goddess Project film is actually to create a future for women. What kind of women we want to be, what kind of women we want to see. Determined to empower the feminine voice, these two aspiring filmmakers packed their lives into a school bus and hit the road for what became the most transformative adventure of their lives. Through powerful conversations with over 100 women from different walks of life, The Goddess Project gives an intimate look into the collective experience that women in the United States face today. Help explore and introduce this vision to our communities and the world by attending the screening of the The Goddess Project. Follow this link to get your ticket. http://gathr.us/screening/19584
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Rainbow Graduation 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
You are cordially invited to join the community of the LGBT Campus Center for the 24th celebration of Rainbow Graduation! Are you graduating in May, August, or December 2017? Are you a UW-Madison alum who didn't get to walk in a Rainbow Graduation? We want to celebrate you this May, and friends and families welcome! Also announcing: our Honorary Rainbow Degree recipient is Dr. Cabell Gathman! Come out and celebrate her work & advocacy. Register here! | Event on Facebook
The WID is wheelchair accessible and we will have vegan and gluten-free options. Questions? Please contact us at 608 265 3344 or lgbt@studentlife.wisc.edu.
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Gender and Women’s Studies Graduation 2017
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9:00-10:00am, 1310 Sterling Hall
Are you graduating in 2017? If so... The Department of Gender and Women's Studies and the LGBTQ+ Studies Program will be hosting a graduation reception for all of our 2017 graduates and their families the morning of the commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 13th from 9:00 to 10:00am. You will have plenty of time to get to the L&S Pre-Commencement Celebration where you will receive your diploma covers. There will be a light morning refreshments and a short program to commemorate this great accomplishment. This will be the graduation reception for ALL GWS & LGBT Studies graduates in 2017 - May, August, or December. Look forward to celebrating with you all!
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Listening Session: Employee Prevention
Monday, May 15, 2017, 1-2:30 pm, TITU, Union South
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 10-11:30 am, 260 Bascom Hall
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 1:30-3 pm, 8901 (JD Kabler conf room) UHS, 333 East Campus Mall
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 2:30-4 pm, 5045 21 N. Park St.
As part of the 2016 UW System Task Force on Sexual Violence and Harassment, UW-Madison will be implementing a new interactive, web-based prevention and policy education tool for employees in 2017. A draft version of this program will be avail for preview and comment during the week of May 15 in order to solicit feedback and input. All are welcome. Please register for one of the sessions.

Sticking Around Madison For The Summer?

The Equality March for Unity and Pride on Madison
Sunday, June 11 at 12 PM - 5 PM, UW Library Mall, Madison WI
Pride March on Madison is the collective voice of all Wisconsin advocates for equality and inclusion. We are committed to fighting for the safety, health, and success of our communities. Let no voice go unheard. Let no one live in fear. Let all of us rise up for equal rights. In solidarity with the The Equality March for Unity and Pride On Washington DC, we will march peacefully in Madison, WI.
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Summer Leadership Institute
June 20 - 23, 2017, Mount Mary University
2900 North Menomonee River Pkwy, Milwaukee, WI 53222-4597
A 3 and 1/2 day leadership program for college women, The Summer Leadership Institute is an opportunity to meet other college women from across the state, make new friends, learn new skills, and become a future leader for your community. Now accepting highly motivated, curious, awesome women. Apply through May 19.
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The 9th Annual UW-Madison Women & Leadership Symposium
Thursday, July 6, 2017, Union South
Check in 7:30 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.
Symposium 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Networking Reception 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Only a $50 Registration Fee 
Join men and women who support women's advancement at this exciting leadership event. A day of networking, professional development, and learning presented by women leaders!
Register now to ensure your spot!
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42nd National Women’s Music Festival
July 6-9, 2017, Marriott Madison West Hotel and Conference Center,
1313 John Q. Hammons Dr., Middleton, WI 53562
The National Women’s Music Festival is a four-day musical and cultural extravaganza that incorporates all facets of women’s lives. It’s a jam-packed long weekend where choices for things to do range from workshops, concerts, comedy, theatre presentations, a marketplace, newly released films and videos, a live auction, spirituality series, writer’s series and much, much more! Tickets available now!
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OutReach Pride Parade and Rally
Sunday, August 20, 2017, 12-4pm, State St to Capitol Square

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RECURRING LOCAL MEETINGS

Feminism on Tap
Feminism on Tap is a monthly happy hour rotating hosts and venues and is a collaboration of the These monthly events are hosted by the Wisconsin Women's Network, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, 9to5 Wisconsin, NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, Wisconsin NOW, Emerge Wisconsin, and Zonta Club of Madison. For more information about Feminism on Tap and upcoming FoT events, like us on Facebook! It's an opportunity for women's rights advocates and other community members to mingle, support each other, develop ideas for collaboration, and discuss local efforts to advance women and girls in Wisconsin.
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(In)Formation League Read!
1st Sunday of the month, 4:00 pm, Gib's, 1380 Williamson St, Madison, Wisconsin 53703
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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.
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League of Women Voters of Dane County
1st Wednesday of every month, 6:00pm Social Hour, Program at 7:00pm, The Capitol Lakes Grand Hall*, 333 West Main St., Madison
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Madison NOW
2nd Tuesday of the month from 5:30--6:30 pm at Madison Central Library
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Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch
2nd Wednesday of every month. 6:30-8:00pm, Barrique’s on Atwood
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Madison PFLAG Meeting
3rd Sunday of every month from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Friends Meeting House, 1704 Roberts Court
The first half of the meeting is educational in nature with a speaker and/or short films to facilitate further discussion. The second half is open support group sharing. Sharing is not required but those who choose to speak may do so with the knowledge that anything said will remain completely confidential. For our mutual benefit, we welcome and encourage gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people to attend our meetings.
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Madison Feminist Book Club
4th Sunday of every month from 2pm, location and books vary. Check here for next book and location.
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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
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AAUW, Monona-Madison Branch
4th Tuesday of every month
7:00pm, Monona Community Center, 1101 Nichols Rd
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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
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QUEERSPEAK
Open mic night (for queer-identified folks and allies)
The 4th Wednesday of every month
7:30pm-9:30pm, Dutch's Auto Repair (202 Regas Rd.)
Sign up by 7:15 to be assured a spot in the lineup. Additional volunteer performers will be taken if time permits.
**Hosted by members of LGBTQ Narratives**
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OutThere: Social group for LGBT youth
1st & 3rd Sundays at OutReach: 800 Williamson St.
OutThere is the young adult social group at OutReach LGBT Community Center. It meets on the first and third Sundays of each month to watch movies, play games, or go to events throughout Madison.
OutThere is a welcoming group with OutReach's dedication to promoting equality and quality of life for LGBT+ people. Join up! OutThere on Facebook

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

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

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

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

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OPPORTUNITIES


Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Economics
IWPR encourages applications for a post-doctoral fellowship from individuals from under-represented racial and ethnic groups who are interested in the study of policy issues affecting women.
IWPR conducts and communicates research to inspire public dialogue, shape policy, and improve the lives and opportunities of women of diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and experiences.  This two-year fellowship provides the opportunity to contribute to IWPR research projects that inform policies affecting women and their families. The fellow will work in IWPR's Washington, DC, office with an experienced, multi-disciplinary team of PhD-level researchers and research associates on a variety of topics related to employment, education, income security, work and family, health and safety, and women and girls of color.
Candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. in economics by September 1, 2017, or have received the Ph.D. in economics after January 1, 2014. Applicants must either be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident or already have a valid work permit for the duration of the fellowship. Applicants should submit their applications as soon as possible, but no later than June 15, 2017. See https://iwpr.org/about/employment-and-internships/fellowships/. Start date is negotiable, preferably by September 15, 2017.
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Postdoctoral Fellow Position at University of Toronto
The Institute for Gender + the Economy at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to support the mission of the Institute. The preferred start date is September 1, 2017. This is a 1-year limited appointment position with opportunity to renew pending continued funding.
The Institute for Gender + the Economy at the Rotman School seeks to uncover business, career and investment opportunities in finance, management, entrepreneurship and the economy by promoting gender analysis in research and education. We aim to use rigorous research to change the conversation on gender equality. More information can be found here: http://uoft.me/GenderEconomy.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will work under the supervision of Professor Sarah Kaplan, Director, Institute for Gender + the Economy, and the role will have two main responsibilities. First, the PostDoc will be expected to identify and develop a research project related to gender and the economy that would be conducted in collaboration with Professor Sarah Kaplan or another affiliated faculty member. Second, the PostDoc would be expected to contribute to the research translation mission of the Institute by preparing research briefs, conference summaries and data for infographics and other forms of communication. The position also includes contributing to coordination of other research, administration, and outreach by the Institute. The post-doc will be invited to participate in the broader research activities of the Rotman School including our research seminars and events.
Requirements for the position include Ph.D. in economics, sociology, management, or other related social science field with a focus on some aspect of gender and the economy. The mission of the Institute is quite broad, covering: the impact of quotas/affirmative action, gender in financial markets, diversity and financial performance, gender and the supply chain, tokenism, women’s entrepreneurship, gender differences/similarities at work, career pipelines, gender pay gap, gender and social capital/social networks, models of leadership, masculinity, boards of directors, work/life balance, sexual harassment, gendered impact of the gig economy, women as a “market,” financial and economic inclusion, etc. Because studies of gender in business and the economy may risk privileging the experiences of white professionals in North America, we especially welcome researchers examining how class, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, differences in ability and stage of country economic development affect the conclusions we can draw from research on gender and the economy.
The salary will be CAD 55,000. Benefits include health insurance and paid vacation and sick leave. The PostDoc will also receive a CAD 5,000 research stipend for costs associated with research projects and conference travel.
Successful candidates will fulfill these requirements:
* PhD or equivalent Doctoral degree (must be completed by start date of Postdoctoral Fellowship)
* Strong writing skills, both academic and for practitioner audiences
* Demonstrated interest and research on topics related to gender and the economy.
To apply, please e-mail the following to Gender.Economy@rotman.utoronto.ca by May 15, 2017:
* Cover letter
* CV
* One representative publication or working paper
* A writing sample of a piece prepared for a practitioner audience (article, blog, or other), if available.
* Two letters of recommendation (sent directly to the email above by the recommenders)
Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement. Please note that the term “Fellow” is the one mandated in the collective agreement; otherwise, we would have used the less gendered term “Scholar” in this notice.
Rotman is situated in the heart of Canada’s corporate and financial center, and the world’s most diverse city. Rotman’s core values reflect this diversity and, as such, we have a preference for candidates with demonstrated experience and interest in promoting a diverse and inclusive research and teaching environment. For more information about the Rotman School and its core values, please visit: http://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/Connect/AboutRotman/OurValues.
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Program Mgr for Graduate Consortium in Gender, Culture, and Sexuality (Boston)
Manage the program on the behalf of the GCWS board of directors and work in close collaboration with the GCWS co chairs as a member of the executive team. Will support collaborating GCWS faculty, students, and staff; direct, oversee, and implement finance, events, courses and course development, communications, and other administrative and operational matters necessary for the effective functioning of the GCWS; and serve as primary liaison between GCWS, MIT, and other member institutions. Will be responsible for courses and course development with faculty and the board, internal and external communications, finances, events management, coordinating with the MIT Office of Human Resources, and supporting the board of directors and faculty engagement.
The GCWS at MIT brings together scholars and teachers at nine degree-granting institutions in the Boston area who are devoted to graduate teaching and research in women's, gender, and sexuality studies and to advancing interdisciplinary women's, gender, and sexuality studies scholarship.
Job Requirements
A bachelor’s degree; experience in a higher education administrative staff role; cultural competence with topics and vocabularies in women’s, gender, race, and sexuality studies; strong oral and written communication skills; project management experience; ability to work independently; and technical proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop/Publisher, Dreamweaver) and Microsoft Office. Job #14713 Must be able to work occasional evening and weekend events. To apply: https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_mit/external/en-us/gateway.do?functionName=viewFromLink&jobPostId=9968&localeCode=en-us
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2017-2018 Mariam K. Chamberlain Award
The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is currently soliciting nominations for the 2017-2018 Mariam K. Chamberlain Award.
The Award honors the legacy of Dr. Mariam K. Chamberlain, a visionary whose contributions to the feminist and social justice movements are evident across the world. She was the founding president of Re:Gender (formerly the National Council for Research on Women), which merged with ICRW in 2016 in order to pursue a global research and advocacy agenda focused on advancing women's empowerment and achieving gender equality.
The Award will support a first-generation doctoral student, including immigrant students, as he or she works on a dissertation under the close supervision of a senior dissertation advisor over one academic year.
The student's dissertation must be related to ICRW's mission to empower women, advance gender equality and fight poverty. Our main thematic focus areas include violence, rights and inclusion; women's economic empowerment; and global health, youth and development.
For more information on the prize, eligibility criteria and requirements for submitting an application, click here. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on May 31, 2017.
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PathwaysToScience.org has 167 different postdoc and early career opportunities posted on the site, including postdoctoral fellowships, grants, travel awards, mentoring opportunities, and more. Browse the full list of opportunities here:
http://pathwaystoscience.org/programs.aspx?u=Postdocs_Postdoc+%26+Early+Career&submit=y&all=all
Or use our advanced search page to narrow your results:
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Other Job Listings
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CALL FOR PAPERS/PROPOSALS

Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposium
The summer symposium with be held August 2–4, 2017 at St Anne’s College, Oxford, UK.
Alternatively, you may attend the December 4–6, 2017 meeting held at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, UK.
You are welcome to present a paper on an aspect of Women's Studies, or you may wish to attend as an observer or panel member. Symposia Participants may submit complete papers (six weeks after the conclusion of the meeting attended) 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. See our website for suggestions on topics and abstract/registration deadlines. Follow us on Twitter @OxfordSymposia3 for updates on keynote speakers and other information.
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International Interdisciplinary Conference on Gender Studies and the Status of Women
October 10-11, 2017, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland
Submission of abstracts: 1st of August 2017
Acceptance notification: 20th of August 2017
Submission of full papers: 20th of August 2017
Early bird registration: 10th of September 2017
The organizing committee would like to invite researchers from private and public institutions, research centers and universities, charities, NGOs and the public sector, to submit paper proposals on topics relating to women and/or gender studies, and the current challenges that women are facing in today’s society.
This conference offers a platform for:
* Discussion relating to the current status of women, with a special focus on the following categories that constitute potential challenges to gender equality and women’s rights: the UK’s decision to leave the EU, the refugee crisis, rising levels of (and political legitimisation of) sexual violence and misogyny, cuts in child-care and services for disabled people, lack of access to paid parental leave, tax and welfare reforms, the gender pay gap, sexual harassment and the rise of zero-contract hours.
* International researchers and scientists from academia, industry and government to present their studies to a multi-disciplinary audience, exchange experiences, discuss proposals, and disseminate results on women’s and gender studies.
*Raising awareness and encouraging dialogue on the proposed topics, with the aim of creating lasting productive partnerships between the participants.
We are very pleased to announce that the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Equality and Diversity (IPED) International Journal, will publish a special issue with selected papers presented at the conference. For more information about this journal, please visit the webpage IPEDJournal.com
All submitted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, edited under the Creative Commons Licence, which will also contain a report and catalogue of activities. This book will be available on the WomenBeing webpage to download for free, and it will also be freely distributed to schools, institutions, research centres and individuals who request it.
The aim of this conference is to create an international forum for debate and exchange on the main challenges facing women in today’s society, and to reflect on the ways in which we can, individually and collectively, propose solutions to these problems.
We have confirmed several guest speakers, who will speak about “Women working on male dominated professions”, “How women out of work, on fringes of work, in low paid or insecure work can gain control of their working lives”, “Ingrained gender bias in academia”, among others. To see the full list of invited speakers, please click here.
The conference begins on the 10th of October – Ada Lovelace day – which celebrates women of the present and the past, whose achievements have contributed so much to humanity. Like Ada Lovelace, there are many women fighting for equality, for their rights, and for peace. In the last year, there has been a growing awareness of the need to address the problems that women are experiencing, to speak and to take action.
WomenBeing builds upon this momentum by providing a ‘loudspeaker’ for academics, civil servants, researchers, social activists, journalists and private individuals to make their voices heard on the main challenges that women are facing in 2017.
For more information (conference fees, submission or abstracts, etc) please click here or contact Mónica Martins on info@womenbeing.co.uk
We hope you join us on the 10th and 11th of October in Edinburgh, to enrich our discussions.

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CONFERENCES

UW System Women and Science Program Spring Conference
Monday, May 15, 2017
Registration is open.
Check out http://was.uwosh.edu/spring-conference for more information on the current schedule and list of presenters!
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YWCA Moxie Conference: Register by 4/29 & Save!
May 23, 2017, 8:00a-4:30p at Monona Terrace
Award presentation - lunch: 11:30a-1:00p
Despite many gains in access and equality, women in the United States still face significant wage gaps and hold fewer senior leadership positions than men. The Moxie Conference works to change this and fulfill YWCA's mission of eliminating racism and empowering women by strengthening conference attendees' personal career skills and creating a coalition of people dedicated to collective action to remove structural barriers for women in leadership.
Register by April 29 for early-bird pricing: $200 for the conference and $65 for the awards presentation.
See complete details online
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National Conference for College Women Student Leaders
May 31–June 3, 2017 • University of Maryland, College Park
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From Persistence to Power: Facts, Truth & Equity for Women
A research forum for change makers
Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Barbara Jordan Conference Center at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Washington, DC
Together, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, the Women’s Research & Resource Center at Spelman College, and the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College, are convening leading researchers, advocates, practitioners, and policy makers for meaningful discussion. Participants and attendees will leave this day-long program with a better understanding of the complex issues underlying the social and political climate, empowered with research and resources to strengthen their fight for equity and influence.
Panels will all consider gender while focusing on: the intersectionality of race, religion, and immigration; child care and leave polices; income equality and labor markets; and health, wellbeing, violence, and safety.
Details will be posted soon.
This program is free and open to the public; pre-registration will be required and will be available one month prior to the event.
This program will be streamed live and will also be available for viewing online at a later date (registration is NOT required for online viewing).
If you'd like to be notified of key details regarding the conference, please email wcw@wellesley.edu and include DC Conference in the subject line and you will receive email updates as information becomes available.
Advancing the Status of Women & Girls, Families & Communities: Policy Approaches in America
At the Wellesley Centers for Women, we believe that leadership can drive social change when it is informed by high-quality data. WCW scholars provide that data – and will continue to do so – to policymakers across party lines at the local, state, and national level. Over the past year, WCW scholars offered their insights and expertise on U.S. policy issues that affect the lives of women and girls, families and communities. Read more (and listen to podcast recordings) about these policy approaches>>
Following the 2008 presidential election, IWPR and WCW convened a policy-research conference; view the program and proceedings from the 2009 Achieving Equity for Women: Policy Recommendations for the New Administration >>
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2017 AAUW National Convention
June 14–17, Washington DC
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!
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2nd Annual Black Feminism, Womanism and the Politics of Women of Colour in Europe
Saturday, October 7, 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
In September 2016 in Edinburgh, we welcomed over 100 activists, practitioners, artists and scholars to critically debate contemporary Black feminist and womanist theories and practices in Europe. Our first event demonstrated the possibilities of building solidarity across race, class, gender, sexuality and legal status. However, the symposium also highlighted the inter-generational tensions between veteran and newer activists and scholars about how to build and sustain inclusive and democratic Black feminist spaces for education and action. 
For our second symposium, we seek to expand and deepen our debates about the theory and practice of Black feminism and womanism in Europe but also spotlight the very real conflicts between different types of women who identify as Black feminists and womanists. Our aim is to examine how we might build community, collective strategies for survival and a politics for social justice in an unstable European context wracked by a variety of crises linked to austerity measures, racist and xenophobic public discourses about migration and the rise of far right political parties and groups.
https://woceuropeconference.wordpress.com/
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International Conference on Women and Politics in an Age of Uncertainty:
The Road to Sustainable Democracy and Democratization
October 24-26, 2017, Ouarzazate, Morocco.
Keynote speakers:
Fatima Sadiqi
, Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco
Dahlerup Drude, Stockholm University, Sweden
miriam cooke, Duke University, USA
Aili Mari Tripp, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
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Women, Gender and Sexuality network for the Social Science History Association (SSHA)
November 2-5, 2017, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The “Women, Gender and Sexuality” network for the Social Science History Association (SSHA) are looking forward to the 42nd annual meeting which is scheduled to take place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on November 2-5, 2017. The conference theme is “Changing Social Connections in Time and Space.” You can find more information at http://www.ssha.org.
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2017 NWSA Annual Conference: 40 YEARS AFTER COMBAHEE:
Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives
November 16-19, 2017, Baltimore, Maryland

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Book Drive
LGBT Books to Prisoners is conducting a book drive on campus May 5th through May 12th. Donated books will help restore the inventory of our library of books to ensure we can continue filling book requests in the future. This local organization sends books to incarcerated LGBTQ+ individuals all across the nation. For more info please visit their website. Some of the highest demand subject matters for request are the following:
* LGBTQ materials (especially trans, gay and bi materials, non-fiction and fiction alike)
* Dictionaries (English, preferably softcover)
* Almanacs
* Drawing or art (preferably how-to)
* Books in Spanish for native speakers
* African American, Latino, and Native American history or non-fiction
* Contemporary fiction (especially urban fiction, crime fiction and thrillers)
* Mythology, occult, and alternative spirituality books
* Recent editions of textbooks
If you have any books or textbooks that fit these subject matters we would love for you to donate them to this wonderful cause. We also prefer softcover book donations due to prison restrictions but we will accept hard cover as well. Book donation drop boxes will be located at the following locations:
* College Library at Helen C. White Hall
* Gender & Women Studies department (3321 Sterling Hall)
* Chicano/Latino Studies department (338W Ingraham Hall)
* Afro-American Studies department (4145 Helen C. White Hall)
Thank you for taking the time to read about this upcoming event and we hope you can help us support LGBTQ+ community members through your book donations!
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Call for Nominations
The National Women's History Project announces
the theme for National Women's History Month 2018
NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED
Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms
of Discrimination Against Women

The 2018 Women's History Month theme recognizes the intersecting forms of discrimination women have faced, and continue to face, throughout American history and celebrates the diverse women who have fought, and continue to fight, discrimination at all level and in all forms. We are seeking nominations for honorees for 2018 Women's History Month. If you know of a woman who has fought against discrimination and who fits the theme of "Nevertheless She Persisted" please let us know! Please follow the below nomination guidelines and criteria: Her work and life must exemplify the 2018 theme: Nevertheless She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight all Forms of Discrimination Again Women.
Your nominee's contributions should be of national significance and her work should amount to more than a single act or accomplishment.
We encourage nominations of women from diverse backgrounds.
We welcome nominations of both living and deceased women.
You may submit only one nomination.
You may submit nominations by completing this form or by answering all questions in the body of an email.
All nominations must be emailed to us at nwhpnominations@gmail.com by
May 20, 2017.
Incomplete nominations or those that do not answer all questions will not be considered.
Past NWHP Honorees will not be considered.
Please include your name and email.
Nomination Form
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Faber Residency, the Residency of Arts, Sciences and Humanities of Catalonia, located in Olot (Catalonia), 120 km from Barcelona, is a place for writers, translators, artists of diverse disciplines, scholars and scientists to stay together and to work on their personal projects. During their stay, the residents will collaborate in different kinds of activities addressed to students, professionals and general public. The activities will be carried out in accordance with a project, taking into account previous demands and necessities.
The second residency period in the autumn of 2017 will be dedicated to feminism. Faber seeks to recruit a diverse pool of candidates from all over the world in order to reflect in the residents’ work the diversity of roles. This is why we call for professionals, researchers and artists whose work builds on feminism, either at the theoretical, empirical or artistic level. Projects from all the disciplines are welcome.
What do we offer? Our residents have the best working conditions and an environment to accompany their projects.
In Faber there are eight spacious rooms, designed to provide comfortable working conditions. There are also several common areas where the residents will be able to exchange their experiences with each other, with the public and with institutions.
Faber will take care of the resident’s stay providing accommodation, half-board (breakfast and dinner) and fully-equipped kitchen in case the residents would like to prepare their own lunch. Faber does not cover any travel costs. There is no per diem.
Who can apply this call? Faber is an interdisciplinary residency. Any professional, researcher, artist or writer who has a project related to feminism and believes that s/he can offer an intellectual exchange and engage in outreach activities. These activities (lectures, workshops, round tables, seminars, working groups) may be addressed to specialists, but also to the general public and students –from different levels of education. To assess the projects, we will take into account the candidate’s curriculum, the work project, the quality of the proposed activities and the flexibility to adapt to different audiences.
You will find, enclosed, the call for applications. Also, you can find the information in http://faberresidency.com/residences/feminism-october-november-2017/
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QPoC PRIDE:
Call for Nominations
Our Lives is working to compile a list of influential LGBTQ+ people of color in the greater Madison area—as well as all across Wisconsin—and we need your help. If you know someone who should be included, please let us know! We’re looking for queer-identified people of color who are doing everything from community organizing and activism, to business and entrepreneurial movers and influencers, to artists and chefs and everything in between. Our goal is to highlight and lift up the great work already being done by folks within the community in the hopes of better supporting and connecting both established and emerging leaders. Yes, you can (and are encouraged to) self-nominate. All submissions will be directly contacted to confirm inclusion in our July 2017 Pride Issue.
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New WI Women’s History Research Project
Help Trace the History of WI Women in Local Government
Public input sought! The Women's Council has launched A Seat at the Political Table, new project to create an historical timeline tracing women’s political firsts as local elected officeholders in communities across Wisconsin. Wisconsin is home to about 2,350 locally elected government bodies – from School Boards to County Boards, from City Mayors to County Clerks. Indeed, the vast number of women holding elected office in Wisconsin are found in local government. The women who first gained a seat at the political table, and brought their voice to the deliberations and decisions of these jurisdictions, are largely lost to our collective history. A Seat at the Political Table extend our existing work on the history of women in state government to include women’s political firsts in local government – but these stories have proven much harder to identify. That’s why we need your help! Any other Wisconsin local women’s “firsts” or political milestones you want to tell us about? We’d love to hear about those too. Submission must include a contact for follow-up. For more information visit us at: www.womenscouncil.wi.
Submit a story or a tip by email to: womenscouncil@wisconsin.gov
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GWS Donation Station for Open Seat
The department of Gender and Women’s Studies is happy to announce that we are now a recognized donation station for Open Seat, the food pantry for students on campus. The bin for donations is located in 3405 Sterling Hall (one of the TA offices) and donations can be dropped off at any time when the room is open. Similarly, students are welcome to take food from the bin if needed. The donations remaining in the box will be collected and taken to the main pantry location (Room 4209 in the Student Activity Center) every few weeks.
Please circulate this information with your students and note that some suggested donations include: menstrual products, hygiene products, beverages, condiments/sauces, baking products, cereal, oatmeal, granola, etc. Thank you for helping to make our department and our university a more welcoming and accessible place for all students!
For more information, please contact either Nicole Rudisill at krudisill@wisc.edu or Kim Gromek at thepantry@asm.wisc.edu.
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FEMINIST COLLECTIONS: A QUARTERLY OF WOMEN'S STUDIES RESOURCES: vol. 37, no. 3 (Summer 2016)
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FEMINIST PERIODICALS: A CURRENT LISTING OF CONTENTS (volume 36, number 4, Fall 2016)
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Free Assault-Prevention Rides from YW Transit
The YWCA Madison and United Way of Dane County issued a press release offering their support for the young woman who was assaulted on a Madison bike path, and to remind Dane County residents that they offer free nighttime rides in the Madison area specifically to prevent sexual assaults. To schedule a free ride, residents can call 608-316-6888.
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Sexual Assault Survivor Drop In Support Group
Organization/Host: Dane County Rape Crisis Center
Wednesdays January 25- May 3 (excluding March 22)
5:30PM-7PM at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, See Board in Lobby for Room
If you have been affected by sexual assault and would like a confidential space to talk to others with similar experiences, please stop by.  Group is open to female identifying adults (age 18+).
Questions? Call Rape Crisis Center’s 24-hour helpline: 608-251-7273 OR check our website: www.danecountryrcc.org
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UHS EVOC Open Access Hours
UHS EVOC Open Access hours are held on Mondays from 1-4pm and Thursdays from 9am-12pm. Drop-in to receive quick, compassionate information about options and rights for survivors and support people. See their website for more information: Victim Advocacy and Survivor Services
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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.
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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
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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
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.
Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm, LGBTCC
5/2
Email: Tiffany Lee at tiffany.s.lee@wisc.edu

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.
Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm, LGBTCC
5/11

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.
Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm, LGBTCC
5/9

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

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

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OTHER LINKS

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

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

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CONTACT US

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