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COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES (RECURRING)
Femsem: Sociology of Gender brownbag
Thursdays, 12:30-2pm, Room 2435 Social Science
For this week’s topic and speaker please see this link.
“Femsem” is the colloquial name for the weekly training seminar at UW-Madison’s Department of Sociology for scholars in the sociology of gender. Though housed in Sociology, we are an interdisciplinary group and welcome the participation of gender scholars from across the campus. Activities at femsem include graduate student and faculty presentations of their current research, workshops on publishing and other aspects of academia, discussions of gender in the academy, and talks by invited speakers from other universities or other departments at UW.
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.
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.
Each Sunday – 11:30am WORT-FM, 89.9 FM “Her Infinite Variety” – Featuring Women Artists, Musicians, singers and song writers.
Sunday Slam Open Mic
Every Sunday. Sign Up at 6pm, Show at 6:30pm, Art- In (1444 E Washington Madison, WI)
The Sunday Slam Open Mic is a stand-up comedy and storytelling mic that prioritizes women and LGBTQ+ folks. Veteran comedians all the way to folks that want to try comedy for the first time are encouraged to attend! Varying based on attendance, attendees can expect to receive anywhere from 3 to 7 minutes of stage time. The Sunday Slam Open mic is a feminist mic that aims to create an inclusive environment for all, and it prioritizes the safety and security of women, LGBTQ+ folks and POC. Folks of all genders are welcomed to attend!
(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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 this link for more information.
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 see this link
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.
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 MadisonFTMemail@example.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
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’s Departments of Psychology and Gender & Women’s Studies seek to hire a tenure-track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor with research and teaching interests in the psychological aspects of sexual violence, as part of the Sexual Violence Cluster. Contact: Dr. Janet Hyde.
- UW-Madison’s Departments of Sociology and Gender & Women’s Studies seek to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in reproductive health, as part of the Reproductive Equity Cluster. Contact: Dr. Jenny Higgins.
- UW-La Crosse’s Department of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies seeks to hire an Associate Lecturer position. Contact: Dr. Jodi Vandenberg-Daves.
- UW-Eau Claire’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program is hiring two tenure-line faculty (scroll down to “Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program: Assistant Professor”). Contact: Dr. Rose-Marie Avin.
- California State University Long Beach’s Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies seeks to hire a tenure-trackAssistant Professor position. This position should have a focus on Asian Diaspora or Asian-American communities; or Muslim countries, cultures, or communities. Contact: Dr. Lori Baralt.
- San Francisco State University’s Department of Sociology and Sexuality Studies is hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Transgender/LGBTQ Studies. Contact Dr. Karen Hossfeld.
- Clark University’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program seeks to fill a full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor position. This position is expected to be annually renewed for up to three years. Contact: Lori Buckley.
- UW-Madison’s Wittig Postdoctoral Fellows Program in Feminist Biology, administered through the CRGW. Offers the opportunity to combine research in a Fellow’s specific area of interest with teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Applications due Feb 12, 2020.
- The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is seeking a full or associate professor to serve as the director of Women’s and Gender Studies. Applications received by Oct 28, 2019 are ensured full consideration. Contacts: UW Oshkosh HR or Professor Caryn Murphy.
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.
UW-Madison School of Social Work Volunteer Opportunity
UW-Madison Social Work students are seeking a transgender, gender-expansive, or non-binary college student to volunteer with trans*, gender-expansive, and non-binary youth. This volunteer can provide support and guidance to youth by sharing their experiences, tips, tricks or knowledge and serve as a mentor to the youth. Our group meets once monthly on the first Monday of the month; each group meeting is 2 hours long. If you are interested in this wonderful opportunity to volunteer with youth, please contact us promptly. Contact information: Serena Feehan (She/Her/Hers), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com with any questions! Thank you for your help!
SIGN UP HERE.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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. 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 the NGOabroad website 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.
Student Aid: After a recalculation of our Student Aid fund, which we put in place this year to further enable students to attend our career-accelerating CI Internship Programs, we are able to provide a single and final extension of guaranteed aid to applications received before Sunday, May 11th. On average this year, students have been eligible to receive around $1400 towards a Program of their choosing, up to a maximum of $3,263. Those applying after Sunday 11th will not be able to benefit from Student Aid.
Remaining Places: Our remaining London, New York, Boston & Los Angeles Programs have good availability across all 9 of the Industries that students may choose. Any students who are interested in those cities should apply now to avoid disappointment.
Available industries include:
- Banking & Finance – Investment Banking, Private Equity, Insurance, Accounting, Financial Modelling, FX, Real Estate
- Marketing, Advertising & PR – Design, Social Media, Copywriting, Branding, Digital Media, Video Editing and Production
- Law & Politics – Government Office, State Politics, Lobbying, Immigration, Criminal Justice, Personal Injury, Corporate, Tax
- Art, Fashion & Design – Men’s/Women’s Fashion, UX, Web Design
- Technology & Engineering – IT, Web Development, Fintech, Mobile App Development, Civil & Mechanical Engineering, Software & Web Design, Animation, Renewable Energy
2020 Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment grant competition:
The UW-Madison Office of the Provost invites proposals from faculty, staff, and students for the 2020 Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment grant competition. The endowment helps foster the Wisconsin Idea. Proposals are encouraged for new outreach and public engagement activities that partner with community and off-campus organizations to extend and apply our research, education, and practice-based knowledge to help solve problems and foster learning. To apply and for more info, including upcoming information sessions, please see the Baldwin website. Proposal deadline: Nov 11, 2019.
2019 Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposia
We are pleased to invite you, your institution and your colleagues to attend the 19th International Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposium. Attendees may participate as observers, panel members and presenters of papers, reports, and commentaries concerning aspects relevant to the theory and practice of Women’s, Gender and Justice issues. Poster presentations are welcome too.
AUTUMN Session 4–6 December 2019, Somerville College, University of Oxford
Abstract submission – 16 November
Early registration – 2 September
Regular registration – 20 November
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. See our website for suggestions on topics, accommodation suggestions, and other information here. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions or concerns firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (517) 353-5040, fax (517) 432-4845, email firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com.
Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture
CFP, Edition 9: Moving Across/Through Cultures
In recent years, art historians and contemporary artists have cast a critical eye on issues of mobility, exchange, and encounter between people and things across time and place. Questioning how people, objects, ideas, and aesthetics move through the world is crucial for understanding how art and material cultures form, define, and redefine identities and—often uneven—social relationships. Recent projects that address these issues range from contemporary art practices, such as Dig Where Your Stand in the 57th Carnegie International (Koyo Kouoh in collaboration with University of Pittsburgh graduate students) to historiographic interventions, symposia, and publications like Objects in Motion:Art & Material Culture Across Colonial North America (Wendy Bellion and Mónica Domínguez Torres). In its ninth edition Contemporaneity will extend these discourses and address how objects, aesthetics, people, and ideas move across cultures and boundaries into places deemed new, foreign, strange, or remote. It will also address the aftermath of such movement. We seek papers that ask how objects and artistic practices facilitate, encounter, and negotiate multiple identities and relationships, acting on both their culture of origin and their new sites of reception simultaneously. How does the act of movement produce contact zones between two or more cultures? How do art and objects provide and/or expose different modes of encounter between people, places, and cultures?
Submissions on all topics will be considered. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:
Trade networks, consumerism, collecting
The submissions are due October 15th, 2019. Manuscripts (circa 6,000 words) should include an abstract, 3-5 keywords, and adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style. To make a submission, visit this link, click “Register,” and create an Author profile to get started. Proposals for book and exhibition reviews, interviews, or other scholarly contributions will also be considered, and we recognize that these submissions may take many forms. Proposals and questions can be directed to the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contemporaneity is a peer-reviewed online journal organized by the History of Art and Architecture Department at the University of Pittsburgh. Visit contemporaneity.pitt.edu and constellations.pitt.edu for more information.
Save the Date!
April 15 – 18, 2020
Wisconsin Women’s and Gender Studies Conference and 4W Summit
Pyle Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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.email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Angie Rehling at email@example.com
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
This is the most current issue of the FEMINIST COLLECTIONS: A QUARTERLY OF WOMEN’S STUDIES RESOURCES
This is the most current issue of FEMINIST PERIODICALS: A CURRENT LISTING OF CONTENTS
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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!
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)
* 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!
- UW-Madison’s Gender & Women’s Studies Department (GWS):
- Center for Research on Gender & Women (CRGW)
- Women’s & Gender Studies Consortium (WGSC)
- 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
Janet Hyde, Director
Elizabeth Morris, Administrator
Center for Research on Gender & Women
University of Wisconsin-Madison
3409 Sterling Hall
475 North Charter Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53706