Week of March 18, 2019




HERlarious: Comedy for a Cause
Saturday, March 23, 2019, 6:30–9:30pm, High Noon Saloon, 701 E Washington Ave, Madison
Join Human Rights Campaign and Lady Laughs Comedy for a HERlarious night of comedy featuring a fantastic lineup of comedians! Enjoy cocktails, laughs, and company while we “Stand-Up” for Equality.
Tickets: https://act.hrc.org/page/37721/event/1
Rae’s 10-year Restrospective
Still Powerful: feminist revisioning of domestic objects by Rae Atira-Soncea

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 11 AM – March 31, 2019 at 4 PM
Reception will be Saturday, March 23, 2018 4-7:30PM.
Commonwealth Gallery, 100 South Baldwin St, Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Much of the art you can see in the blog below will be on display, and we are hoping some of it will find a way into your hearts, and that many of the pieces will find new homes. I really want to see her art on display in the world, in homes and galleries, not in storage. So look through http://hedgecroft.net/blogs , become familiar with her work, or remember it, and come to the show and reception.
National Diversity Council Women in Leadership Symposium
“Center Stage: Standing Out & Speaking Up”
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 8:00am-noon, East Atrium and Plenary Room, Grainger Hall
In partnership with the National Diversity Council, the UW-Madison Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Acheivement cosponsors an annual half-day symposium featuring a panel of diverse successful regional women professionals who discuss, mentor and network on career and professional growth for women. The Women in Leadership Symposium is part of a nation-wide annual series of discussions focusing on contemporary issues specifically facing women as they prepare and grow in their careers.
The symposium is free for campus participants and $75 for community participants. Campus participants can register HERE.
Michelle Murphy: Chemical Violence and Decolonial Futures
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 7:30pm, H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
What if our concepts for describing the environmental violence are wrong, because they were made by the same systems that generate violence? In this Humanities Without Boundaries talk, historian and feminist science and technology studies scholar Michelle Murphy addresses this question by focusing on one of the oldest refineries in North America, which sits on Anishinaabe land and mirrors the history of Canadian settler colonialism. Murphy is a Professor of History at University of Toronto.
Compliance in a University Setting: Health Information Privacy and Title IX
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Room 3260, UW Law School
Cathy Trueba, MA, Amanda Reese, JD, and Lauren Hasselbacher, JD
Office of Compliance (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Members of the Office of Compliance at UW-Madison will give a presentation detailing their role. Cathy Trueba, Director of the Office of Compliance, will introduce the office structure and speak about the institutional compliance work that the office does. Amanda Reese, campus HIPAA Privacy Officer, and Lauren Hasselbacher, campus Title IX Coordinator, will speak about their respective areas and how their roles are instrumental in assuring compliance. They will also speak about their interactions with relevant federal bureaucracies and their guidance, processes, and regulations. The panel discussion will wrap up with a Q&A session.
Gender and Women’s Studies Colloquium
Consanguinity and Marriage Selection: Case Study of Three Generations in Qatar

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 3:45pm, 3401 Sterling Hall
Shashi Goel, Visiting Scholar, Center for Research on Gender and Women, UW-Madison
Marriage selection continues to follow observable patterns, for individuals in all societies continue to select marriage partners with similar qualities, including class, ethnicity, religion, social standing, personality, and so forth. There are many forms of groups that can affect an individual’s decision to marry; kinship remains however one of the main groups that have a significant impact on the marital choice in many societies, especially traditional ones, those in transition, and Muslim communities. Therefore, consanguineous marriage is classified as endogamy, where a person marries within the same group to which they belongs. The difference here lies in that these group members are connected by blood kinship. Hence “consanguineous marriage is defined as a marriage between two people connected either by kinship, or by the belonging to a certain tribe, and so on.” Indeed, exogamous and endogamous rules can coexist in a single society; customs universally dictate that an individual marry outside his or her immediate family but may also dictate that she or he select a marriage partner from a group. Indeed, exogamous and endogamous rules can coexist in a single society; customs universally dictate that an individual marry outside his or her immediate family but may also dictate that she or he selects a marriage partner from a group. “In industrialized societies, kinship has become less important in the calculation of an individual’s social status, and while other factors continue to play an important role, particular variables like employment type, income, education level and economic class have become predominant in many places”. However, most Middle Eastern Arabs, kinship system still plays center role in the social system after of decades of modernity.
The 4W Women & Wellbeing Initiative Presents
1st Annual Wisconsin Womxn Lead Gala

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 5:30-7:30pm, Memorial Union, Great Hall
The Wisconsin Womxn Lead Gala program – designed by a network of student leaders and supported by the 4W Initiative (https://4w.wisc.edu) – is dedicated to recognizing exceptional undergraduate leaders. Leadership can manifest itself in many unique ways, and we hope this program will shed light on the creative and diverse leadership abilities demonstrated by so many of UW-Madison’s undergraduate leaders! Programming will include faculty and student speakers, creative performances, a networking session, and a recognition ceremony for 20 selected honorees. We welcome any and all ideas for what else this gala might entail!
UW–Madison Women & Leadership Coffee and Conversation
Thursday, April 4, 2019, 8-10am, Tripp Commons, Memorial Union
UW–Madison Police Chief Kristen Roman
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Register to attend https://go.wisc.edu/1cfb76
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An Evening with Steven Canals
Thursday, April 4, 2019, 7-8:30pm, Varsity II, Union South
Hailing from The Bronx, Steven Canals is a 2015 graduate of UCLA’s MFA Screenwriting program. He began his journey as a storyteller in high school, producing a documentary short about Turf Violence. Steven went on to earn a BA in Cinema from Binghamton University. While attending UCLA, Steven served as a Research Assistant at Hungry Jackal Productions for Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. Steven was a Staff Writer on Freeform’s Dead of Summer, the same year his short film, Afuera, premiered at the 2016 LA Film Festival. Variety Magazine named Steven a TV Writer to Watch in 2018. Steven’s original drama series, POSE, co-created with Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, debuted June 2018 on FX. This event is brought to you by WUD Distinguished Lecture Series and the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center. Please join WUD DLS and the GSCC for An Evening with Steven Canals on Thursday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m. The doors of Varsity Hall II in Union South will open at 6:30 p.m. The one-hour moderated Q&A lecture is open and FREE to both students and the public, and will end with a 30-minute Q&A. Sign Language interpreting will be provided with CART captioning available upon request. If you need another accommodation to attend this event, please contact Kate Lewandowski at kate.lewandowski@wisc.edu. All accommodation requests should be made no less than two weeks before the event. We will attempt to fulfill requests made after this date but cannot guarantee they will be met.
Survivors & Allies: Day of Healing
Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9:30am-1:30pm, First United Methodist Church, Madison
Join sexual assault survivors and allies for a series of educational and self-care workshops designed to aid the healing journey.
9:00am registration; lunch provided
Sessions being offered:

  • Enneagrams for healing and relationships
  • Bystander intervention
  • Creative art session provided in Spanish
  • EFT (or tapping) for trauma and self-care
  • Healing after trauma
  • Space for women of color to continue their healing process
  • Reiki and massage sessions

Questions? Contact Nestic Morris at: nesticm@wcasa.org or (608) 284-5490.
Register at wcasa.org
8th Annual Wrap Around the Capitol
Saturday, April 6, 2019, 2:00pm, Wisconsin Capitol Rotunda (1st level), Madison
Rally with us in solidarity with sexual assault survivors during this #MeToo era.
Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care Conference (WAPC)
Keynote: Reproductive Justice as Human Rights
Monday, April 8, 2019, 8:10-9:30am, Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center, Oshkosh, WI
Loretta Ross, author, activist, educator, and founder of the Reproductive Justice Movement
This year, (WAPC) would like to invite you to join us in hearing Loretta Ross speak on April 8, 2019. Ms. Ross is delivering one of the keynote addresses at the WAPC Conference April 7-9, 2019. We want to expand our reach beyond the perinatal care world since Ms. Ross’s work is interdisciplinary and WAPC is the largest multidisciplinary perinatal care association in the U.S.! For the first time ever, WAPC is offering a separate, low-cost registration fee of $15 for those interested in only attending Loretta Ross’s talk, rather than the full conference. Here are the details: Register for Loretta Ross

Interested in seeing the FULL WAPC Conference Program?
View the full WAPC Conference Schedule
April 7-9, 2019, Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center, Oshkosh, WI
The Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care Annual Statewide Conference brings together state and nationally recognized perinatal experts to address pertinent and emerging perinatal issues. Conference attendees enjoy the benefits of learning from multidisciplinary presenters and colleagues who share a common goal–healthy women, infants, and their families. The purpose of the WAPC Annual Statewide Conference is to provide information about advances in perinatal care for all who have an interest in perinatal health.
Understanding Translations of Queerness: Diving Deeper into Queer Transculturation & Alternative Uses of Queer Terminology in Latin America. By: Emi Frerichs
Aesthetics of Broken Bodies: Traces of XXth Century Latin American Visuality & Haptics on Estela dos Santos’ Literary Project. By: Ruth Llana Fernandez
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 12:30-1:30pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
Queering Ecology
Annual J. Jobe & Marguerite Jacqmin Soffa Lecture
Thursday, April 11, 2019, 4-5pm, Alumni Lounge, Pyle Center
Join the Human Rights Program for the Annual J. Jobe and Marguerite Jacqmin Soffa Lecture. This year’s lecturer is Dr. Brigitte Baptiste, Director of the Humboldt Institute of Biological Resources. Reception to Follow
Us and Them, Then and Now: Moving Beyond Difference in the History of the Female Body
Thursday, April 11, 2019, 6pm, L140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building
Dr. Helen King is a Classicist, renowned for her work on ancient medicine and women’s health. She is an advocate for the medical humanities whose work and presentations actively engage humanities students, medical students, and health professionals. Dr. King is a Professor Emerita of Classical Studies at the Open University in England.
An Evening with Angela Davis
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 7-8:30pm, Shannon Hall, Memorial Union
Through her activism and scholarship over the last decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in our nation’s quest for social justice. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice. Professor Davis’ teaching career has taken her to San Francisco State University, Mills College, and UC Berkeley. She also has taught at UCLA, Vassar, the Claremont Colleges, and Stanford University. She spent the last fifteen years at the University of California, Santa Cruz where she is now Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness, an interdisciplinary Ph.D program, and of Feminist Studies. Angela Davis is the author of nine books and has lectured throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America. In recent years a persistent theme of her work has been the range of social problems associated with incarceration and the generalized criminalization of those communities that are most affected by poverty and racial discrimination. She draws upon her own experiences in the early seventies as a person who spent eighteen months in jail and on trial, after being placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted List.” Davis has also conducted extensive research on numerous issues related to race, gender and imprisonment. Her most recent book is Freedom is a Constant Struggle. Davis is a founding member Critical Resistance, a national organization dedicated to the dismantling of the prison industrial complex. Internationally, she is affiliated with Sisters Inside, an abolitionist organization based in Queensland, Australia that works in solidarity with women in prison. This event is brought to you by WUD Distinguished Lecture Series. Please join WUD DLS for An Evening with Angela Davis on Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. The doors of Shannon Hall in Memorial Union will open at 7:00 p.m. The one-hour moderated Q&A lecture is open and FREE to both students and the public, and will end with a 30-minute Q&A. Sign Language interpreting will be provided with CART captioning available upon request. If you need another accommodation to attend this event, please contact Kate Lewandowski at kate.lewandowski@wisc.edu. All accommodation requests should be made no less than two weeks before the event. We will attempt to fulfill requests made after this date but cannot guarantee they will be met.
Africa at Noon: How Nonnormative Gender and Sexuality Became a Target of Violent Political Repression
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 12-1pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
Kaden Paulson-Smith, Graduate Student in the Department of Political Science at UW-Madison
Transgressors of gender and sexuality norms have been the targets of violent political repression around the world seemingly since the establishment of the state itself. This project contributes a new methodological approach, theory, and empirical analysis to answer the question, what drives persistent, pervasive, and violent political repression of people of nonnormative gender and sexuality?
Io and the Gendering of Politics in Prometheus Bound
Thursday, April 18, 2019, 5:30pm, 104 Van Hise Hall
Marianne Hopman, Associate Professor of Classics and Comparative Literary Studies at Northwestern
A new reading of the politics of Prometheus Bound through the lens of the oft-neglected Io scene. Prometheus’ encounter with the mad, part-cow maiden carries the potential for a radical re-evaluation of the power dynamics across Zeus, Prometheus, and humankind.
Africa at Noon: Why do Autocrats Adopt Women’s Rights Reforms? Contrasting the Maghreb and the Middle East
Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 12-1pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
Aili Tripp, Professor of Political Science and Chair of Gender & Women’s Studies, UW-Madison
Based on a forthcoming book with Cambridge University Press, this talk looks at both domestic and international factors behind why non-democratic governments in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia adopted women’s rights reforms. This presentation also explains why these three countries are passing legislation around women’s rights almost in tandem, and why these countries have been on a faster trajectory than the Middle East regarding women’s rights over the past 15 years.
Gender and Women’s Studies Colloquium
Black on the Midwestern Frontier: From Slavery to Suffrage in Wisconsin
Thursday, April 25, 2019, 3:45pm, 3401 Sterling Hall
Christy Clark-Pujara, Assistant Professor, Afro-American Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
What #MeToo Means for Gender, Power & Ethical Journalism
Center for Journalism Ethics Annual Conference
Friday, April 26, 2019, The Forum, Discovery Building
Please join us for our annual journalism ethics conference “What #MeToo Means for Gender, Power & Journalism Ethics!” Keynote conversation with leading tech journalist Kara Swisher, followed by three dynamic panels on “The Power of Portrayals in a Wired World,” “Overcoming Bias in the Newsroom,” and “Real World Solutions.” More information and registration can be found here.
Good Sex: Living Our Values With Body And Soul
Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2:00–6:00pm, First Unitarian Society of Madison, 900 University Bay Dr, Madison
Dr. Kate Ott, Associate Professor of Christian Social Ethics at Drew University
In returning to the roots of the Wartmann lecture, Dr. Kate Ott, Associate Professor of Christian Social Ethics at Drew University, will present on “Good Sex: Living our values with body and soul.” This lecture will examine how our UU values can be lived out in our embodiment of sexuality. She will also discuss how we can talk about sexuality and our UU values with youth across both gender and sexuality spectrums. Starting at 5 pm, Dr. Ott will also present an age-appropriate workshop for youth on the same subject. All FUS and Madison-area youth ages 14 to 18 are welcome to attend the youth workshop.

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(In)Formation League Read!
1st Sunday of the month, 4:00 pm, Gib’s, 1380 Williamson St, Madison, Wisconsin 53703
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
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.
Madison Area Transgender Association meeting
1st and 3rd Saturdays at 3pm and 2nd and 4th Fridays at 7pm, both times at OutReach LGBT Center, 2701 International Lane. Families and friends are invited to attend. MATA regularly invites those who wish to learn more about our community. We continue to have social events and clothes swaps on a regular basis. Darla Lannert, Trans Health Advocate at Outreach, recently completed a Trans 101 training at the Madison Police training center for police departments in Wisconsin. Doing Trans 101 trainings brings awareness to issues that impact Trans/GNC communities. You can reach Darla at Outreach: darlal@lgbtoutreach.org
Madison NOW
2nd Tuesday of the month from 6-8pm, WNPJS Movement Hub, 30 W Mifflin #702
6-8pm, Madison/Wisconsin NOW Offices, 30 W. Mifflin, 7th floor
Fierce Female Songwriter Circle
2nd Tuesday of every month
2645 Milwaukee Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704
6:30pm – Doors
7pm – Show
All ages // Sober Space // Safer Space
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 Feminism on Tap
Check https://www.facebook.com/feminismontap for more information.
Queer Yoga
2nd and 4th Sundays, 4-5pm, James Reeb UU Congregation, 2146 E Johnson St
This all-levels class is for anyone under the LGBTQ+ umbrella. Beginners welcome! All bodies, sizes, and abilities welcome and celebrated! Consent oriented and body positive. Suggested donation $5-$20. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. Fabulous outfits encouraged. For more info: chrisbarcelos.com/yoga
WWIG Monthly Networking Lunch
3rd Thursday of every month. Noon, Gooseberry at 1 S Pinckney St, Ste 104
Join Wisconsin Women in Government’s Networking Committee every third Thursday for a monthly networking lunch at Gooseberry on the Square. Step out of the office for a fresh, convenient lunch and the chance to meet other talented women in a range of positions in and around government Service.
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.
Madison Feminist Book Club
4th Sunday of every month from 2pm, location and books vary. Check here for next book and location.
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.

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Instructor or Assistant Professor, Women’s & Gender Studies at William Paterson University
William Paterson University invites applications for Instructor or Assistant Professor, full-time, 10-month, non-tenure track temporary appointment in the Department of Women’s & Gender Studies beginning September 1, 2019 for the 2019 – 2020 academic year.
More information about the position, including how to apply, can be found at https://wpconnect.wpunj.edu/emps/jobs/positions2.cfm?job=30716


Job Listings
National Women’s Studies Association
PathwaysToScience.org has many 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:
At the following link students can find our summer research listings:
Or use their advanced search page to narrow your results:


UW-Madison Center for Research on Gender and Women
Click here for descriptions and application info on faculty and student scholarships, awards, and fellowships available through CRGW.
UW-Madison Office of the Provost
Click here for information on awards and grants for faculty and staff.
National Women’s Studies Association
Click here for descriptions and application info on faculty and student awards and prizes available through NWSA. Current individual membership is a requirement for all applicants for NWSA awards.
American Association of University Women
Click here for descriptions and application information about the various AAUW Fellowships and Grants.
Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS)
Click here for descriptions and application info. Most are open to graduate students at any university!
Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Grant Program (WAMS) Webinar Recording
The Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Grant Program is a competitive grants program. It supports research and extension projects that engage women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Projects focus on grade levels K-14. Each year, program leadership gives a webinar to inform applicants about program guidelines and NIFA policies to help them prepare their proposals. This is a recording of the most recent WAMS webinar which applicants can use as a reference to better understand WAMS requirements. Full instructions for how to apply to WAMS are available in the RFA.
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Kids Time
The Campus Women’s Center is in need of volunteers for Kid’s Time again this semester. Kid’s Time is a program that pairs student volunteers with student parents to provide free childcare for families once a week. It’s so fun to get to know the kids and the families and it’s a wonderful volunteer opportunity. Please fill out the form below if you are interested. Contact Emily at cwc.familyresource@gmail.com with any questions! Thank you for your help!
Volunteer at the LGBT Campus Center!
Want to make friends? Get some office experience? Get connected to all of the LGBTQ+ events and groups across campus? Volunteer at the CC! We train students on how to keep the office running. Sign up to help with publicity, keep hours in the space, or run events. We would love to have you!
Questions? Other thoughts? Email us at lgbt@studentlife.wisc.edu or call (608) 265-3344.
LGBTCC is looking for Discussion Group Facilitators!
Do you have facilitation skills? Want to help build community? Join the LGBT CC by facilitating a discussion group for the 2017-2018 academic year! Facilitators are not expected to replace professional counselors, but we would like to have facilitators that are experienced in dialogues surrounding identity. Discussion groups usually meet for two hours in the evening, every other week. There will be a facilitator training before discussion groups begin. Groups have historically included: Fluid Sexualities, Keep On Coming Out, Grad Peer Support, Gender Explorers, Rooted (for QPOC), WorldWide Rainbow, Queer Students of Faith, and Asexual Identities. For more descriptions and information, please see our Discussion Groups page.
Apply to facilitate
Please contact us at lgbt@studentlife.wisc.edu or (608) 265-3344 with any questions or to talk more about what facilitation might look like for you!
Women & Gender – International Opportunities
We have many fascinating ways that you can help. We are now accepting applications for 2018. It is smart to apply early. We will likely send a revised list of opportunities in January as our placements are forever changing. In all of these placements, both women and men are needed. Interested? Please read NGOabroad website at http://www.ngoabroad.com/ and send answered Questionnaire and resume to: info@NGOabroad.com. These are volunteer opportunities. Both students & experienced professionals needed. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Call for Papers – Gendered Perspectives on International Development (GPID)
We invite you to submit your manuscript for review. We particularly encourage manuscripts that bridge the gap between research, policy, and practice. Previously published Papers in the series can be viewed below. If you are interested in submitting a manuscript to the GPID Working Papers Series, please contact Dessie Clark, GPID Managing Editor, at papers@msu.edu. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (517) 353-5040, fax (517) 432-4845, email papers@msu.edu, or contact us at 206 International Center, 427 N Shaw Ln, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035, USA.
Download the GPID Call for Papers flyer [pdf]
Routledge Research in Gender, Sexuality, and Media
An established book series edited by Mary Celeste Kearney
The aim of this series is to publish original research in the areas of feminist and queer media studies, with a particular but not exclusive focus on gender and sexuality. In doing so, this series brings to the market cutting-edge critical work that refreshes, reshapes, and redirects scholarship in these related fields while contributing to a better global understanding of how gender and sexual politics operate within historical and current mediascapes.
Affirming the integrated, multiperspectival approach associated with Cultural Studies, the series publishes richly contextualized research that explores gender and sexual politics not only in media texts but also in the practices of media production and consumption. Media are defined broadly in this series, as the books within it expand beyond these fields’ historical focus on film and television to engage with other forms of media, including video games, popular music, and digital media. Books in the series centering on current media culture also explore the complexly transmedial, convergent, and participatory nature of popular culture today. Gender is configured broadly in this series also, and a key contribution is a further complicating of how multiple, intersecting modes of identity impact media representation, as well as the creation, distribution, publicity, and consumption of mediated texts.
We welcome book proposals accompanied by at least one sample chapter.
For more information, please contact Mary Celeste Kearney at mckearney@nd.edu.

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Safe Healthy Strong
March 19-21, 2019, UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education
Safe Healthy Strong (SHS) is Wisconsin’s only conference dedicated to healthy sexuality and sexuality education. Now in its 8th year, SHS attracts a growing audience of educators, health care professionals and paraprofessionals, community workers, health care department staff and social workers, teachers and students all working toward the shared goal of improving the sexual and reproductive health of people in the communities in which they live and serve.
Featured session: Thursday, March 21, 2019
#ThisIsUs: A Multi-spectrum Trans Panel Discussion
Moderated by: Elle Halo
With the increasing awareness transgender and gender nonconforming issues in our society and the proliferation of queer and trans language, more young people than ever before are exploring their identity and transforming what it means to be a certain gender (or lack thereof), to become their true selves. As providers and educators, we need to amplify their voices and trust them as the authorities of their own experiences. #ThisIsUs brings together a varied group of young people who will share their experiences and insights on what it means to be trans or gender nonconforming youth in today’s world. Learn how to engage in sensitive conversations around sexuality, sexual/gender identity, and sexual health, and gain a deeper understanding of the struggles that the trans community in Milwaukee faces.
Related workshops:
Creating an inclusive clinic experience (Ren Grabert, Sex Health Info and Kirsten Schultz, Chronic Sex)
Degendering sex education (Len Meyer and Megan Scoville, Planned Parenthood of Illinois)
Ethical Non-Monogamy and Polyamory (Samantha Carwyn, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland)
Faithful solutions (LaToya Bates-Barnes, Wounded Wings Association for the Betterment of Women and Girls)
Sex and Faith (SEXuality) (Elle Halo, Cameron Overton and Jonah Overton, Zao Church Milwaukee)
Transforming mindsets regarding self image (Larry Ponder, Grown Ups)
Preconference: Understanding systems of oppression and our role in dismantling Them (Kathy Flores, Diverse and Resilient)
University of Wisconsin – Madison Gender and Women’s Studies Graduate Symposium
March 29th -30th, 2019, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Keynote speakers: Micha Cárdenas and Candi Brings Plenty
Graduate association of French & Italian Students 32nd Symposium
April 5-6, 2019, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mary C. Flannery, Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Oxford
Shame is an extremely personal and relatable emotion that highlights fault, difference or blame. It can be internalized as a silent wound or burden, or inflicted on one individual or group by another in a bid for power and dominance. Defined by religion, culture, and by historical and social contexts, shame haunts and divides. Linked to victimhood and trauma, it separates the individual from society, and potentially from the self. Who experiences shame, and why? How does it divide, alienate, silence, or subjugate? Is shame internalized, hidden, and silent, or does it have a voice? Can it be healed, or even named? How is shame represented?
Info? Katherine Blackman Terry and Samantha Mattocci at gafis2019@gmail.com.
Transformative Education: Then. When? Now!
4th 4W Summit on Women, Gender, and Well-being and 42nd Wisconsin Women’s and Gender Studies Conference
April 11-13, 2019 | University of Wisconsin-Madison | Pyle Center, Madison, WI USA
Join us for the 2019 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being. The University of Wisconsin Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium and the UW-Madison 4W Initiative (Women, Well-being, Wisconsin and the World) are pleased to announce the 4th 4W Summit on Women, Gender, and Well-being and 42nd Wisconsin Women’s and Gender Studies Conference with the theme of Transformative Education: Then. When? Now!
Futuring Africa
April 11, 2019
African Cultural Studies Students Association, UW-Madison
What do you envision when prompted to imagine “the future” of Africa? Is the future tomorrow, next year or 100 years from now? Across disciplines the continent has been defined through this teleological timeline: pre-contact, the slave trade, colonialism, independence, postcolonialism and now this precarious state of neocolonialism and international development. What happens when we as scholars of Africa refuse this timeline? What new possibilities does this act of refusal create for imagining Africa’s past, present and near future?
A survey conducted by the United Nations shows that by 2050 the African continent will be inhabited by 2.5 billion people. With this massive demographic growth, the continent will be home to the largest market with the youngest population on earth. This trajectory will require drastic political, economic and cultural adjustments by national governments and African societies. How are leaders within the continent framing questions about the future? Should we think rather of futures for Africa, rather than the future? What new research questions can these futures inspire for emerging scholars of Africa?
The African Cultural Studies Students Association (ACSSA) invites papers that critically examine the existing (re)presentations of the African future(s) from various fields. The goal of this conversation is to engage with everyday practices and processes within the continent and beyond, including the Diaspora, through which possible futures are constructed, conveyed, contested and negotiated.
Topics of interest: Diaspora, globalization, memory, nation and statehood, borders, migration and movement, colonial and postcolonial imaginaries, citizenship, language and ideology, education, gender and sexuality, womxn, power, identity constructions, modernity, archives, digital orality, sound, silence, performance, Afropolitanism, Afrofuturism
Guide for authors: Abstracts are due on January 31, 2019. Submit your abstract to acssa.conference@gmail.com.
Early Modern Bodies
Graduate Early Modern Student Society Third Annual Symposium
Friday, April 26, 2019, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Early modern people were urgently concerned with bodies: human bodies, celestial bodies, divine bodies, administrative bodies… Problems of corporeality and cohesion shaped debates on every pressing subject, from salvation to the state. Looking backwards to the era of Erasmus and Elizabeth I, the printing press and the air-pump, the Reformation and the Age of Revolutions, we ask how bodies as a heuristic category can reframe our understanding of a signal moment in global history. How did early modern observers comprehend the raced, sexed, (dis)abled, mechanical, spiritual, sinning, or even transubstantiated body? Why were bodies such potent metaphors for large social groupings, such as the Church, nation, or empire? What bodies of work – literary, scientific, or polemical – propelled transformations in early modern thought? And what about the very word “body,” with its roots in the Latin “corpus” and its implications ofphysicality, boundedness, and volition, has so compelled people across the centuries?
4th Annual Black Women’s Leadership Conference
Thursday, May 2-3, 2019, The Progress Center for Black Women, 5936 Seminole Centre Court, Fitchburg, Wisconsin 53711
The 2019 Black Women’s Leadership Conference is the Midwest’s premier leadership conference to connect with leaders, influencers, entrepreneurs, changemakers & creatives who are impacting their industries and communities.
From intimate interviews to in-depth master classes, you’ll be inspired and equipped with the strategies you need to level up your career.
The premier conference for Black women across Wisconsin looking to expand their leadership potential.
Information and tickets: blackwomensleadershipconference.com
4th Annual BRAVA Thrive Conference: Inspiring Day, Empoweing Life
Friday, May 10, 2019, 8am – 4pm, Madison Concourse Hotel
Join BRAVA Magazine for our fourth annual THRIVE Conference and learn, connect and grow with some of Madison’s best presenters and other like-minded women seeking to thrive in their personal lives and careers. The THRIVE Conference is designed for women in all stages of their careers plus topics for women considering or new to entrepreneurship. With four topic tracks to choose from – EMPOWER, ENRICH, EDUCATE, ENTREPRENEUR – there is a workshop of interest for everyone throughout the day! Get empowered, enriched and educated through the keynote address on work/life balance and valuable workshops, nurture that entrepreneurial idea with tips and tools from the experts, experience an individual “laser” coaching session, network — and leave feeling empowered to live your potential, in work and life.
Faculty and Staff Sexual Misconduct Conference
June 30 to July 2, 2019, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
The primary purpose of this conference is therefore to share knowledge and build links between advocates, academics, survivors, experts, and other change-makers from different countries and contexts working on this topic. For further information see https://facultysexualmisconduct.com or email FacultySexualMisconduct@gmail.com

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Menstrual Product Drive
From Monday, February 18 through Friday, April 5, 2019
SARJ is partnering with the GWS department at UW for a menstrual product drive! Donation boxes will be set up across campus (locations will be announced at SARJ’s kickoff meeting!) for you to donate items such as tampons, pads, menstrual cups, etc. Funds can also be donated to SARJ for the purchasing of products. Our campaign kickoff will be at SARJ’s Generation Action Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 14th (see above). And donation boxes will be up from Feb. 18th until April 5th! Donations will go to DAIS, the campus Women’s Center, and Porchlight. The amount of women who do not have access to these products is unacceptable so please consider donating!!
Black Queer and Trans Artist, Media, & Activism

A Gender and Sexuality Campus Center Website
This site is meant as a gathering/landing page of resources, articles, and links. Every month, we’ll be releasing a new page honoring the lives, work, and achievements of various QTPOC communities. If you have any questions, comments, or if you would like something to be added or removed from these pages, please contact Tiffany Lee at Tiffany.s.lee@wisc.edu If the link doesn’t work please copy and paste this link into your browser: https://www.qtpoccrossroads.com
Sponsor a LGBTQ+ Refugee
There are numerous LGBTQ+ refugees currently being held in detention centers across the country who are looking for sponsors. Could you become a sponsor and change someone’s life?
LGBTQ+ refugees encounter unique obstacles to securing protection, particularly when caught up in immigration enforcement and detention systems. LGBTQ+ people pursuing asylum claims that are related to their sexual orientation or gender identity often face discriminatory attitudes in the court system that lead to denials of protection and longer periods of detention. Disturbing data shows that LGBTQ+ detainees held at federal detention centers are 97 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than other detainees, according to an analysis by the Center for American Progress.
Because they have entered the U.S without familial connections, these refugees are perceived to be a flight-risk and are likely to remain in detention until their case is resolved. Securing sponsors is crucial to their safety and well being.
The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), in support of the Santa Fe Dreamers Project, and in conjunction with CenterLink and the Los Angeles LGBT Center, are actively seeking and training individuals who are interested in becoming sponsors and community support networks for these asylum-seekers.
We are searching for people who are willing to open their homes and provide a safe, positive, LGBTQ+ competent space for an asylum seeker. Ideally, sponsors will have at least one person in their home with a working proficiency or fluency in the Spanish language. In addition to providing no cost housing, sponsors work to connect individuals to community-based legal, social, and health services.
To qualify to be a sponsor, you must have a steady source of income, be a lawful permanent resident or citizen in the United States, and have a clean criminal record. Sponsors must be willing to commit to a minimum 6-8 months of housing and support.
If you are interested in sponsoring an LGBTQ+ asylum seeker, please fill out the application form and someone from RAICES will be in touch. Thank you.
Transgender Community Survey

OutReach is collecting information from trans people about their experiences navigating the healthcare field. Participation is voluntary and anonymous, and greatly appreciated. If you have any questions about the survey, please email Ginger Baier at ginger.v.baier@gmail.com or Angie Rehling at angier@lgbtoutreach.org
Click this link to access the survey:
Click HERE for Survey
The NSF funded ADVANCE team at UMass Lowell is still seeking full-time faculty – all genders, races, ethnicities, & disciplines – to participate in an NSF funded study looking at MICROAGGRESSIONS that faculty experience *AND/OR* witness in the academy. Participants will:

  • Complete a 20-minute baseline questionnaire on the first day of participation
  • Complete a 2-4-minute daily survey for 30 consecutive days thereafter at an afternoon/evening time that works for you
  • Be asked to report personal and/or witnessed microaggressions related to your work environment
  • The first 150 participants will receive an Amazon gift card as a token of our appreciation for your time and effort; the amount is based on your level of participation, up to $50.

If you are an academic, please consider participating *and* forwarding to friends and colleagues. https://www.uml.edu/Research/ADVANCE/initiatives/daily-diaries.aspx
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 a 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.gov.
Submit a story or a tip by email to: womenscouncil@wisconsin.gov
Submit to the Campus Women’s Center Blog!
This blog has been created as an extension of the annual CWC publication “Intersections” as way to further give you, the womxn of our community, a voice and as a way to communicate what is happening within the Campus Women’s Center. Our mission statement is this: We are a feminist site of expression. We aim to amplify the voices of everyone in our community, through the intersections of your stories, experiences, your innovation, art; your values, beliefs. We are a collaborative publication. Our content remains untampered and organic -no censorship- working together in order to weave a more holistic view of feminism.
With that said, I invite you to submit your essays, poetry, visual art, music, videos, and thoughts to our blog! Possible topics include but are not limited to General Feminism, Body Positivity, Self-Care, Professionalism, Intersectionality, LGBTQ focused topics, Reproductive Health, Sexual Health, Racism and Sexism on campus/in our community, etc. You can also expect to see articles on these topics written by our staff as well as CWC event recaps, podcast episodes, and CWC videos.
You can submit your content by email to cwc.intersections@gmail.com. You are not limited to the topics listed above, so please feel free to submit any content that you feel would be a good addition to the blog!

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Donation to Gender and Women’s Studies
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.
LGBT Books to Prisoners Book Drop
LGBT Books to Prisoners always in need of books. 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 box is located in the Gender & Women Studies department mail room (3328 Sterling 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!
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 the Gender & Women Studies department mail room (3328 Sterling Hall) 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!

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Gender & Women’s Studies Department
Center for Research on Gender & Women
Women’s & Gender Studies Consortium
Office of the Gender & Women’s Studies Librarian
Campus Women’s Center
Gender and Sexuality Campus Center
Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute
4W: Women & Well-being in Wisconsin & the World

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