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Second Annual
4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being


40th Wisconsin Women and Gender Studies Conference

Equity, Sustainability, Empowerment



Thursday, April 27, 2017

3:00 * GWS Colloquium: Ellen Samuels, “Yvonne and Yvette McCarther: Race, Sex, Class, Conjoinment.”

Thursday, April 27, 2017

4:00 * Soffa Lecture and 4W Keynote: Vandana Shiva ~ Women Lead the Way: From violence to Non violence, from greed to sharing, from hate to love
6:30 * Gerda Lerner Film and director’s talk: “Why Women Need to Climb Mountains"
8:00 * A Question and Answer with filmmaker Renata Keller

Friday, April 28, 2017

8:00-4:00 Conference Registration
8:00-9:00 Session 1 (concurrent sessions)
9:15-11:45 * Summit Plenary I: Transformative Transnational Feminism: Theory and Praxis for the Future of Feminism
* Summit Plenary II: Democracy, Gender and Transformative Education in Europe: The Case of Spain
12:00-12:45 Lunch (Lowell Hall Dining Room)
1:00-2:00 Session 2 (concurrent sessions)
2:15-3:15 Session 3 (concurrent sessions)
3:15-3:30 Refreshments
3:30-4:30 Session 4 (concurrent sessions)
4:45-5:45 Session 5 (Poster Session I)
6:00 * 40th Anniversary Gender and WS Librarian Office Reception
7:00 * Step by Step: Building a Feminist Movement, 1941-1977

Saturday, April 29, 2017

8:00-4:00 Conference Registration
8:00-9:00 Session 6 (concurrent sessions)
9:15-10:30 * Summit Plenary III: African American Women Beyond the Stereotypes: Mental health, Resilience, and Sustainability
10:45-11:45 Session 7 (Poster Session II)
12:00-12:45 Lunch
1:00-2:00 * Summit Plenary IV: Social Transformations to End Exploitation and Trafficking for Sex (STREETS): Survivor and Educator Perspectives on Human Trafficking Education
2:15-3:15 Session 8 (concurrent sessions)
3:15-3:30 Refreshments
3:30-4:30 Session 9 (concurrent sessions)
4:45-6:15 * Summit Plenary V: Multiple Ways of Knowing: Insights Grounded in Indigenous Experiences

(All events in Pyle Center unless otherwise indicated)
* Indicates Free and Open to the Public

Conference Co-chairs:

Lori DiPrete Brown, Director, UW-Madison 4W Initiative
Helen Klebesadel, Director, UW Women's and Gender Studies Consortium

Special Thanks to the Summit Planning Committee

Summit Contacts:

Helen Klebesadel, Director
UW Women's and Gender Studies Consortium
Email:, Phone:  608-262-3056

Dace Zeps, Program Administrator
Center for Research on Gender and Women, UW-Madison, Phone: 608-263-2053

The 4W Summit co-convenors and sponsors are honored to be
holding this conference under the auspices of the
UNESCO Chair on Gender, Wellbeing, and a Culture of Peace 
as part of a global United Nations Platform
on education, science, and culture.