University of Wisconsin–Madison

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SUMMER 2018 EDITION

(updated 8/9/18)

CONTENTS:

TALKS AND OTHER EVENTS
OPPORTUNITIES
CALLS FOR PAPERS/PROPOSALS
CONFERENCES
ANNOUNCEMENTS
GIVING AND OTHER LINKS

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TALKS AND OTHER EVENTS

OutReach Pride Parade 2018
Hosted by OutReach LGBT Community Center
Sunday, August 19 at 12 PM – 4 PM, Downtown Madison
Save the date for the OutReach Pride Parade 2018! More details to come—also visit www.outreachprideparade.org
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Wisconsin Women’s Network in celebrating Women’s Equality Day!
Thursday, August 23, 2018, 5-7 pm,  Robinia Courtyard, 829 E. Washington Ave, Madison
Come join the Wisconsin Women’s Network as we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. We’ll reflect on and learn from the past – both its victories and the inequitable realities of not truly bringing along all women – and celebrate the future, as we hear from leaders in our community and the journeys they are on to make Wisconsin a better place for women and girls. Come celebrate with us as we speak truth to our future. The Future is Feminist! Tickets are only $45 to attend our only fundraising event of the year (sponsorships available). Get your tickets here!
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The Annual Mildred Fish-Harnack Lecture
Thursday, September 13, 2018, 4:00pm, Alumni Lounge, Pyle Center
Reception to follow
Judge Navanethem Pillay, Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Ms. Pillay, a South African national, was the first woman to start a law practice in her home province of Natal in 1967. Over the next few years, she acted as a defense attorney for anti-apartheid activists, exposing torture, and helping establish key rights for prisoners on Robben Island. She also worked as a lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and later was appointed Vice-President of the Council of the University of Durban Westville. In 1995, after the end of apartheid, Ms. Pillay was appointed as acting judge on the South African High Court, and in the same year was elected by the UN General Assembly to be a judge on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, where she served a total of eight years, the last four (1999-2003) as President. She played a critical role in the ICTR’s groundbreaking jurisprudence on rape as genocide, as well as on issues of freedom of speech and hate propaganda. In 2003, she was appointed as a judge on the International Criminal Court in the Hague, where she served on the Appeals Chamber until August 2008. She was appointed UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in 2008 and served until 2014. In South Africa, as a member of the Women’s National Coalition, she contributed to the inclusion of the equality clause in the country’s Constitution that prohibits discrimination on grounds of race, gender, religion and sexual orientation. She co-founded Equality Now, an international women’s rights organization, and has been involved with other organizations working on issues relating to children, detainees, victims of torture and of domestic violence, and a range of economic, social and cultural rights.

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RECURRING LOCAL MEETINGS

(In)Formation League Read!
1st Sunday of the month, 4:00 pm, Gib’s, 1380 Williamson St, Madison, Wisconsin 53703
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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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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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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
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Madison NOW
2nd Tuesday of the month from 6-8pm, WNPJS Movement Hub, 30 W Mifflin #702
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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 Feminism on Tap
Generally meets the last Thursday of the month.
Check https://www.facebook.com/feminismontap for more information.
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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.
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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

Director of Gender and Sexuality Center at the The University of Illinois at Chicago
This position is responsible for the administrative leadership and management of the Gender and Sexuality Center. Oversees the operations of the Center, which includes development and administration of programs and activities that provide faculty, staff and students knowledge of issues related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+) communities. Promotes an inclusive environment that facilitates LGBTQIA+ students’ advancement, growth and development through advocacy, policy development and institutional intervention to support diversity on Campus. Closing date: August 8, 2018. For more information, click here.
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Assistant Professor in Sociology at Northwestern University
Northwestern University’s Department of Sociology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position to begin in the Fall of 2019. We encourage applications from scholars working in all substantive fields. Responsibilities include developing an excellent profile in research and teaching as well as participating in departmental service. A Ph.D. in Sociology or other appropriate discipline is required at the time of appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter that includes a statement of research and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, sample(s) of recent scholarship, and three letters of reference. To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit materials by September 11, 2018. Please submit all materials through the interface accessible at http://www.sociology.northwestern.edu/. Address inquiries only to Murielle Harris (sociol@northwestern.edu). Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
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Three faculty openings in Reproductive Equity – Cluster Hire at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking to hire three tenure-track or tenured faculty members in the area of reproductive equity. One position will be in health services research and will have a likely tenure home in Obstetrics and Gynecology or Population Health Sciences [position vacancy listing (PVL) #94599]. One position will be in Public Policy and Reproductive Health and will have a likely tenure home in the La Follette School of Public Policy [PVL #94865]. Finally, one position will be in Social Causes and Consequences of Reproductive Health and will have a likely tenure home in Gender and Women’s Studies, Sociology, or Social Work [PVL #94972]. All three positions are open rank; candidates may apply at the level of assistant, associate, or senior level. Joint appointments in other units are possible. Candidates with cross-disciplinary expertise are encouraged to apply for more than one position. For more information on how to apply, use the links above or go to https://jobs.wisc.edu/ and enter in the indicated PVL numbers. Applications must be received by October 1, 2018.
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Assistant Professor in Gender and Women’s Studies – Cluster & Cohort Hires at The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Contact Aili Tripp (atripp@wisc.edu) for more information about these positions.

Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies – Cohort Hire
The University of Wisconsin – Madison is seeking to hire a faculty member to conduct research and teach courses in Asian American Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies. We welcome candidates in any discipline and time period within Asian American Studies whose work emphasizes gender and/or sexuality, broadly defined. Candidates with a particular interest in the intersection between Critical Race Studies and LGBTQ Studies, queer theory or Trans Studies are encouraged to apply. The tenure home will be in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies with a joint appointment in the Asian American Studies Program. Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the start of the appointment. The appointment is expected to begin in August 2019. For more information on how to apply go to Jobs at UW. Applications must be received by November 15, 2018.

Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies – Cluster Hire
The University of Wisconsin Madison is seeking to hire a faculty member to conduct research and teach courses in gender/women’s studies as it relates to the contemporary Middle East and North Africa, with a preference for the Arab Middle East. Preference will be given to applicants with area expertise who conduct research using Middle East languages, particularly Arabic. The tenure home will be in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies with joint appointments possible in other units. Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the start of the appointment. The appointment is expected to begin in August 2019. For more information on how to apply go to Jobs at UW. Applications must be received by November 15, 2018.
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Assistant Professor of Chican@ and Latin@ Studies  – Cluster Hire at The University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor whose scholarship and teaching focus on Chicanxs and Latinxs, beginning August 2019.  This position is part of the Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Studies Cohort, which was developed in order to advance innovative approaches to the study of racialization and the practice of social justice in the U.S. We seek scholars whose transformative research honors both the desire to understand oppression and to enact social justice in the form of pedagogic practices, inclusive campus climate initiatives, and community involvement. Candidates should have an interest in collaborating with the Cohort and with colleagues in schools, centers, and training programs across campus. Faculty positions include a commitment to the important function of research, instruction, and outreach, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to faculty rank. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree by the start of appointment.  The deadline for ensuring full consideration is September 9, 2018. Full details are available on the UW Jobs Site: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/498754/assistant-professor-of-chican-latin-studies-cohort-hire. Candidates should apply online through Jobs@UW.  Contact Armando Ibarra (aibarra@wisc.edu) for more information about the positions.  For questions about the application process, contact the Program (chicla@letsci.wisc.edu).  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
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4W Intern with the 4W Initiative (Women & Wellbeing in Wisconsin & the World)
Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Dr.
This is a Student Hourly position that may be eligible for class credit if approved by your academic/career advisor. The pay is $10/hour
Hours: 10/week – 1-2 interns to be hired
Term: 2018-2019 academic year
Start date: Early September 2018Submission Deadline: Sunday, August 19th, 11:59pm
The UW-Madison 4W Initiative (www.4w.wisc.edu) is seeking 1-2 student hourly workers for the 2018-2019 academic year, beginning in early September 2018. The student(s) will support the 4W Director and 4W team. The role is ideal for those who hope to develop communications and/or entry-level nonprofit experience. Although the specific content of tasks may change as program priorities develop, and can be tailored to the interests of the student(s), the core tasks of the student hourly worker will be to:

  • Manage all 4W communications: 4W website, social media, editing and proofreading written materials
  • Provide support: event logistics and preparation, flyers and promotional materials, undergraduate outreach efforts, notetaking/scribing
  • Provide additional program development support as necessary

Key qualifications for a candidate are:

  • Attention to detail, flexibility, and a commitment to the values of 4W
  • Knowledge of or interest in gender, cross-cultural issues, and global health and wellbeing
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Experience coordinating events on the UW-Madison campus
  • Familiarity with the following programs: Mailchimp, Twitter, Facebook, Buffer (or some kind of social media planning tool), Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite (or another desktop publishing software)
  • Proficiency in WordPress and InDesign is preferred

Please submit a brief cover letter and resume to 4w@sohe.wisc.edu no later than 11:59pm on Sunday, August 19th. Interviews will take place soon after with an intended start date of September 4th, 2018. Please label all materials/attachments (including the subject line of your email) with your last name and the position title.
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Postdoctoral Fellow in Law, Gender, and Health at the University of Michigan, Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG)
The University of Michigan, Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG), seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship position in Law, Gender, and Health funded by the National Science Foundation (Law and Social Sciences).  The fellow will be appointed for two years at a salary of $48,000. Information about available benefits can be found at https://hr.umich.edu/working-u-m/my-employment/academic-human-resources/benefits-postdoctoral-research-fellows. Funding to attend two conferences per year and support for a research assistant is also included. Professors Anna Kirkland (Women’s Studies) and Sandra Levitsky (Sociology) will serve as the primary mentors. The ideal candidate will propose a research project in law, gender, and health that demonstrates originality, creativity, strong research and writing skills, and the potential to bring diversity and excellence to the academic profession. Additional faculty mentors may be available from across the University of Michigan according to the fellow’s interests, particularly in civil rights and discrimination, transgender studies, criminal law, opioids, queer studies, and women’s health and reproductive rights (but these topics are not an exclusive list). The faculty mentors will support the fellow’s professional development as well as offer opportunities to develop new collaborations, access additional data sources or sites, expand dissertation research into publications, and write grant proposals. The Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) will also commit matching funds to host a research symposium organized around the fellow’s research during the second postdoctoral year. The postdoctoral fellow will have an office in Lane Hall on the Ann Arbor campus at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) and will be expected to be in residence during the entire two year fellowship period. There is no teaching required in this position. Founded in 1995, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Michigan promotes faculty research on women, gender, and sexuality and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Applicants who will have completed the doctoral degree by September 1, 2019 are eligible to apply. Individuals awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan or currently holding a postdoctoral or faculty position at UM are not eligible. Those holding only professional terminal degrees such as a J.D. or M.P.H. are not eligible.

Applications will be evaluated based on the quality, feasibility, and originality of the proposed research agenda; the potential for successful mentoring in the topic, methods, and approaches of the proposed research by the faculty mentors; and the ability of the postdoctoral fellow to contribute to diversity and excellence in the area of law, gender, and health.

Application deadline is Monday, September 17, 2018. We will conduct virtual interviews with finalists (i.e., no fly out) and plan to make a final decision by November 1, 2018. Alternates will be selected. The position would begin on September 1, 2019.

Applications should be submitted through the University of Michigan’s job portal at (www.umjobs.org), keyword/job ID: 160755 and must include:

  1. The names and contact information (phone and email) for two faculty references. (Letters are not required at the time of application.)
  2. Research proposal that outlines your scholarly work and includes your research plan for the fellowship period. (Two to three pages. References, citations, formulas, and graphics do not count toward the page limit.)
  3. Personal statement of diversity commitment that includes your demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through scholarship/research, teaching/mentoring, or service/engagement. There may be some overlap with your research proposal and teaching statements. (No more than two pages.)
  4. Dissertation Abstract. (One page.)
  5. Writing Sample. (One to two samples; 35 pages maximum. Examples include sample publication or unpublished research paper, journal article, dissertation chapter. References, citations, formulas, and graphics do not count toward the page limit.)
  6. Curriculum Vitae.

The University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Trans and cisgender women and men, gender non-conforming people, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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Intern with Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom – Madison Branch
The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch is seeking a Communications / Capacity-Building / Community Outreach Intern to begin as soon as possible. We would welcome discussing this position with you. Please reach out to us if you are interested in social, economic, environmental and gender justice advocacy. Commitment: 5-10 hours/week; 1 semester or longer (6 months to one year); no pay but great experience/resume builder/glowing references possible. Position priorities and time commitment may be modified by consensus. Email: wilpfmadison@gmail.com. For more information, click here.
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Policy & Outreach Specialist, Kids Forward, Madison
Kids Forward is a statewide child and family research, communications, engagement, and policy advocacy organization. Kids Forward aspires to build the best future possible for every child and every family in Wisconsin—especially children and families of color and those furthest from opportunity. Kids Forward has an immediate opening for a Policy & Outreach Specialist. Our values drive our hiring process. If you share our values and believe that you can lead in this role, we invite you to apply. The successful Policy & Outreach Specialist will bring vision, creativity, and leadership to help Kids Forward bridge policy analysis, advocacy, education, and outreach. Early care and education (ECE) and immigration are initial focus areas. The position may also contribute to other Kids Forward issue areas: child welfare, juvenile justice, health, poverty, racial disparities and tax and budget. Click here for more information on the position and for instruction on how to apply. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
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Executive Director, Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center has commenced its search for an executive director.  Application are due Tuesday, August 21, 2018.  As the organization’s chief executive officer, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, including direct services, programming, fundraising, business operations and public relations. In addition to these general management skills, the successful candidate will demonstrate a keen understanding of the diversity of LGBTQ+ identities, cultures and communities. They will have insight into the overall needs and concerns of individuals regarding sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, class, age, ability, experience of interpersonal violence and other trauma, and the intersection of multiple identities. This is a full-time, exempt position, hired by and directly accountable to the board of directors. Click here for more information about the position and how to apply.

Job Listings
UW-Madison
HigherEdJobs
National Women’s Studies Association
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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:
http://pathwaystoscience.org/programs.aspx?u=Postdocs_Postdoc+%26+Early+Career&submit=y&all=all
At the following link students can find our summer research listings:
http://pathwaystoscience.org/programs.aspx?descriptorhub=SummerResearch_Summer%20Research%20Opportunity
Or use their advanced search page to narrow your results:
http://pathwaystoscience.org/programs.aspx?adv=adv
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Grants/Awards/Scholarships

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.
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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.
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American Association of University Women
Click here for descriptions and application information about the various AAUW Fellowships and Grants.
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Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS)
Click here for descriptions and application info. Most are open to graduate students at any university!
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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.
Resource Details
External Link:
Webinar Link
Resource Type:
Webinars
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Volunteer

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!
SIGN UP HERE:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HTdGRyjpCvjlhaB3JGmFHPNI0RaHfULI2iGVLmGqfwo/viewform?edit_requested=true
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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!
Fill out the Volunteer Form
Questions? Other thoughts? Email us at lgbt@studentlife.wisc.edu or call (608) 265-3344.
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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!
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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/PROPOSALS

The Women’s Health Research Program Presents: 13th Annual Women’s Health Research Conference
October 1st, 2018 between 1:00pm-5:30pm, McNamara Alumni Center
The Women’s Health Research Conference is a one-day event that features two plenary presentations, panel discussion, and a poster session on women’s health research. It draws 200 to 300 interdisciplinary women’s health researchers, health care providers, students, and community public health professionals for a day of learning, networking and research dissemination. Participants come from all over the Twin Cities metro, rural Minnesota, and neighboring states. Click here for more information.
Call for Abstracts is Open
July 27, 2018—For award consideration
September 7, 2018—Late-breaking posters (if space is available)
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Thinking Gender 2019: Feminists Confronting the Carceral State
29th Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference
February 22, 2019, Luskin Conference Center, UCLA
All Proposal Submissions are due: Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 11:59PM PDT
The UCLA Center for the Study of Women invites submissions of paper, poster, and roundtable proposals for our 29th Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference. This year’s conference theme, Feminists Confronting the Carceral State, will focus on the gendered regimes of captivity, state violence, and incarceration, emphasizing feminist, queer, trans, abolitionist, and intersectional interventions. We are specifically interested in presentations that explore gender differences in and gender as a mediator of incarceration and detention. We invite proposals for papers, roundtable presentations, and posters related to the captivity and subjugation of women, transgender, and gender-nonconforming individuals to state-sanctioned violence. We also welcome research on the criminalization of gender and sexual non-conformity, social institutions and carceral control, and intersectional abolitionist responses—historical and contemporary—to punishment. Full details – including proposal length requirements and additional specifications – are available in the attached call for proposals and on our website at http://csw.ucla.edu/TG19-CFP.
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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
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Due date for submissions: Thursday, November 1, 2018
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! We welcome submissions from scholars, activists, artists, and students, community and campus groups, including those at the undergraduate level. This is an Open Call for Participation – Individuals submitting proposals are asked to provide a short abstract and affiliation and contact information for each of the participants. Co-authored papers are acceptable. Sessions are 45 minutes, 60 minutes or 75 minutes long, and will usually be shared. Click here for more information, including how to submit your proposal. Please direct any questions about the conference and the submission process to:
Stephanie Rytilahti, Director, Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium, 4W Summit co-chair: srrytilahti@wisc.edu
Dace Zeps, Administrator, Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium, and for the Center for Research on Gender and Women: dazeps@wisc.edu
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Seeking Proposals to Edit the Journal of Women’s History
The Journal of Women’s History, founded in 1989 as the first journal devoted exclusively to the international field of women’s history, invites proposals for a new editorial home for a five-year term beginning June 1, 2020.  Over the course of nearly three decades, the Journal has successfully bridged the divide between “women’s” and “gender” history by foregrounding women as active historical subjects in a multiplicity of places and times. In doing so, it has not just restored women to history, but has demonstrated the manifold ways in which women as gendered actors transform the historical landscape. Admirably, the journal has never advanced a specific feminist agenda, but has consistently aimed to make visible the variety of perspectives, both intellectual and methodological, which feminist historiography has generated over the last thirty years. Both by design and by virtue of the diverse research undertaken by scholars of women, gender and feminism, the journal itself constitutes a living archive of what women’s and gender history has been, as well as a testament to its indispensable place in the historical profession at large. Moreover, it sets the agenda for the plurality of feminist histories yet to be written.
We seek an editorial team that will continue to foster these traditions while also bringing new and innovative ideas to the Journal.  Interested parties should contact the Journal office as soon as possible to request a prospectus that outlines the current organization and funding of the Journal.
Proposals to edit the Journal should include:  1) a statement of editorial policy, including an analysis of the current place of the Journal in the historical profession and a potential agenda for the future; 2) an organizational plan for the editorial and administrative functions of the Journal; 3) a statement of commitment of institutional support; and 4) copies of curriculum vitae for the editor or editors.  Please note that available software for online article submission and review now make it possible to assemble an editorial team from more than one institution.
Proposals are due to Teresa Meade, President, Board of Trustees, Journal of Women’s History, Department of History, Union College, Schenectady, NY 12308 by March 1, 2019.  The proposal can be sent via hard copy and/or email in a Word file to meadet@union.edu.  If you send only via email, please send a communication in advance so that we will know it is arriving.  You will receive a confirmation via email upon receipt of the full proposal.
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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]
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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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CONFERENCES

Out For Undergrad
Out For Undergrad is a conference for LGBTQ students to learn from the experiences of undergraduates and professionals working in their job fields. Last year, over ten Badgers attended these conferences, and we hope that number keeps growing! You do not need to be “out” to attend (some of the organizers last year were not out to their families and coworkers), so feel free to come as you are! If you are accepted, the conference costs $90 (free if you are unable to afford it), and the conference pays for flights to and from the city, hotel for the weekend, and almost all meals & snacks. Feel free to reach out to Collin McFadden  with additional questions about the events/logistics.
Interested? Check out the website here!
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Racial Justice Summit: Reclaiming Our Stories
Tuesday, October 2 (8:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m) and Wednesday, October 3, 2018 (8:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m.), Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Dr, Madison
Join us for the 17th annual Racial Justice Summit to explore how we can Reclaim Our Stories to advance racial justice, healing, and reconciliation. Presentations will include a combination of traditional keynotes, spoken word, film, music, and performance art as we explore different mediums that we can use to Reclaim Our Stories. Keynotes and break-out sessions will offer participants the opportunity to connect to this theme and to think about strategies that they can use individually, at work, and in their communities. Register by August 31 for early-bird pricing: $225 for the full summit and $125 for one day. (Save $75 on regular registration costs.) Event Details See complete details online
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Wisconsin Symposium on Feminist Biology
Friday, October 5, 2018, University of Wisconsin Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison
The Center for Research on Gender and Women at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is pleased to announce the 3rd Biennial Wisconsin Symposium on Feminist Biology to deliberately examine creating new research, new topics, new methods, new theories that remove the gender bias in biological research. Join us Friday, October 5, 2018 as we consider how to uncover and reverse gender bias in biology.

Keynote speakers:
Daphna Joel, Professor, School of Psychological Sciences and Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University
and
Rebecca Calisi Rodríguez, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and  Behavior, Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on  Science, University of California, Davis

Open to faculty from all disciplines, researchers, and graduate students!
https://crgw.gws.wisc.edu/wisconsin-symposium-on-feminist-biology/
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The International Conference on Gender Studies 2018
“Gender studies in Global Perspective”
October 4 – 5, 2018, Bangkok, Thailand
genderconference.com
The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) is pleased to announce you the International Conference on Gender Studies 2018 which will be held on the October 4 – 5, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference provides you the opportunity to share your thoughts, exchange ideas, listen to renowned keynote speakers, extend your network and jointly explore current and future research directions while enjoying the beauty of Thailand. Researchers are invited to send abstracts for all modes of Oral, Poster and Virtual Presentations. Submit Your Abstract at – abstract@genderconference.com
Contact us at:
Gender Studies 2018
#531/18, Kotte Road
Pitakotte, Sri Lanka.
Tel: +94 113 312 832
Fax: +94 112 835 571
Email: info@genderconference.com
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Pathways to Gender Equality:
Economic Gender Analysis Addressing Current and Future Challenges

November , 2018, Washington, DC
Our objective is to bring together scholars and policy analysts who see gender analysis as central to solving the important economic issues–increasing inequality, global poverty, the increasing deficit of care. The conference seeks proposals for papers, panels of papers, round tables, and posters that: demonstrate the centrality of gender analysis to key contemporary problems in macroeconomics, household, labor, and development economics; contribute to the tools of gender analysis by deploying innovative theoretical frameworks, econometric methods, survey methods, and other data collection; deepen our understanding of the policy implications of this research.
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NWSA 2018 Conference
JUST IMAGINE. IMAGINING JUSTICE: Feminist visions of freedom, dream making and the radical politics of futures
November 8 – 11, 2018, Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
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Thinking Gender 2019: Feminists Confronting the Carceral State
29th Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference
February 22, 2019, Luskin Conference Center, UCLA
All Proposal Submissions are due: Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 11:59PM PDT
The UCLA Center for the Study of Women invites submissions of paper, poster, and roundtable proposals for our 29th Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference. This year’s conference theme, Feminists Confronting the Carceral State, will focus on the gendered regimes of captivity, state violence, and incarceration, emphasizing feminist, queer, trans, abolitionist, and intersectional interventions. We are specifically interested in presentations that explore gender differences in and gender as a mediator of incarceration and detention. We invite proposals for papers, roundtable presentations, and posters related to the captivity and subjugation of women, transgender, and gender-nonconforming individuals to state-sanctioned violence. We also welcome research on the criminalization of gender and sexual non-conformity, social institutions and carceral control, and intersectional abolitionist responses—historical and contemporary—to punishment. Full details – including proposal length requirements and additional specifications – are available in the attached call for proposals and on our website at http://csw.ucla.edu/TG19-CFP.
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Wisconsin Contraceptive Care Summit
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, in partnership with the March of Dimes and the Wisconsin Contraceptive Access Network (WI CAN), invites you to join us at a statewide Wisconsin Contraceptive Care Summit on March 1, 2019 in Madison.  A Save-the-Date is attached along with a summary paragraph for your newsletters and publications.  Please help us spread the word! Join a diverse group of stakeholders and practitioners to learn about the latest evidence-based strategies in contraceptive care, discuss barriers and how to overcome them, and create partnerships to galvanize statewide efforts to improve equitable access to contraceptive care.  Hands-on skills training will be available for clinicians who wish to learn or strengthen insertion skills with interval IUD placement, immediate post-placental IUD placement, and Nexplanon insertion/removal. A keynote address will be delivered by Anu Manchikanti Gómez, Assistant Professor at the School of Social Welfare and Director of the Sexual Health and Reproductive Equity program at the University of California, Berkeley. For more than 15 years, Dr. Gómez has worked as a health equity researcher with a focus on reproduction and sexuality throughout the life course.
The Wisconsin Contraceptive Care Summit is grounded in the principles of reproductive justice – building a world where everyone has the resources to make healthy decisions about their bodies, sexuality and reproduction.  SisterSong defines reproductive justice as the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities.  We are guided by these principles. The Summit will provide:

  • Capacity building for public health professionals, administrators, health educators, pharmacists, policy makers, researchers, and women’s health advocates
  • Hands-on training in IUD and Nexplanon insertion for clinicians
  • Contraceptive counseling skills development
  • Best practices for contraceptive service provision

Open to everyone with a passion for ensuring the highest quality contraceptive care possible, including health care providers, educators, administrators, advocates, and activists. Continuing education credit will be available.  Please plan to join us at this inspiring and informative event.  Registration and further details will be available at http://obgyn.wisc.edu/events/WI-ContraceptiveCareSummit.aspx soon.
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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! We welcome submissions from scholars, activists, artists, and students, community and campus groups, including those at the undergraduate level. This is an Open Call for Participation – Individuals submitting proposals are asked to provide a short abstract and affiliation and contact information for each of the participants. Co-authored papers are acceptable. Sessions are 45 minutes, 60 minutes or 75 minutes long, and will usually be shared. Click here for more information, including how to submit your proposal. Please direct any questions about the conference and the submission process to:
Stephanie Rytilahti, Director, Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium, 4W Summit co-chair: srrytilahti@wisc.edu
Dace Zeps, Administrator, Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium, and for the Center for Research on Gender and Women: dazeps@wisc.edu

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

This is the most current issue of the FEMINIST COLLECTIONS: A QUARTERLY OF WOMEN’S STUDIES RESOURCES
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This is the most current issue of FEMINIST PERIODICALS: A CURRENT LISTING OF CONTENTS
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Transgender Menstruation Study
Do you identify as transgender or gender queer?
Research on the narratives and experiences of transgender people is being conducted within the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. We are seeking participants who identify as transgender, regardless of assigned or transitioned sex characteristics, to discuss menstruation.
Participants will be asked to do a 1-2 hour interview and all interviewees will be given a $20.00 Amazon.com gift card.
Interested participants should email Frankie at sfrank9@wisc.edu to schedule an interview.
*Participants must be 18 or older
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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
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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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GIVING

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.
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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!
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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 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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OTHER LINKS

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

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
Dace Zeps, Administrator
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: dazeps@wisc.edu

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