Summer Bulletin





Art Exhibit: Productive Bodies by Chelsea Thompto
May 1st – July 31st
Kohler Art Library, 800 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706
Productive Bodies explores transgender identity in relation to questions of visualization as violence, technology in relation to the body, and how we conceive of the boundaries of the self. In order to explore more deeply these concepts, I am looking to another body caught up in similar questions, the river, more specifically: the Mississippi. The river I grew up next to, the Mississippi has long been subjected to technologies of seeing and modification in order to make it more productive for militaristic and economic purposes. Using archival maps and audio, found video, and original video and sound, artist books, and more, this project draws the viewer into an affective exploration of what it means to inhabit a fluid body subjected to colonial logics of visualization meant to fix, delineate and, stabilize.
Madison after Stonewall: A Legacy of LGBTQ+ Activism
May 1st – July 2nd
Reception, May 16, 2019, 5-8pm in Memorial Commons on the 4th floor
Memorial Library Lobby
Madison after Stonewall: A Legacy of LGBTQ+ Activism, will highlight materials from the LGBTQ+ Archive related to activism post Stonewall. The reception will have food, beverages (non-alcoholic), and a pop-up drag show. To learn more about the drag show, visit the Facebook event page here. The reception is free and open to the public. A big thanks to Alex Krensky for curating the exhibit and for organizing the drag show. Another big thanks to the team of staff and students who helped her along the way. Huge thanks to the support and great ideas from the LGBTQ Archive committee members! Check out the exhibit if you can, attend the reception, and pass along this event to anyone who might be interested.
Systemic Bias Workshop
Friday, June 7, 2019 at 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM, 821 E. Washington Ave., Madison
Hosted by Step Up: Equity Matters
StageQ. Inc.
Queer Shorts: Spirit of Stonewall
June 14 – June 29, 2019
Bartell Community Theatre, performed on the Evjue Stage.
Anger, rebellion, and unyielding pride. Stories of overcoming persecution and bigotry, stories of love triumphing over hate, stories of perseverance and acceptance. The goal is to present stories of how our community has risen over the past half century and where our community is heading in our continuing fight for visibility and equality.
Drag Show & Fundraiser for Disability Pride Madison
Saturday, June 15, 2019, 7-8:30pm
Crucible Madison, 3116 Commercial Ave., Madison, Wisconsin 53714
Calling For Drag Performers of all abilities and ALL Drag Royalty welcome to perform. Contact Tī S. Banks if you would like to be included in the line-up. $5 Dollar Entry Fee. Accessible Venue and Accessible Stage, ASL Interpretation. Come Ready to Dance and Bring Cash Tips!!! We are raising funds for Disability Pride’s 7th Annual Disability Pride Festival July 27th at Tenney Park. For questions about Venue, or accessibility accommodations please message us at Disability Pride Madison or by email at disabilitypridemadison@gmail.com.
Women & Leadership Symposium
Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 8:30am-4:30pm, Varsity Hall, Union South
The UW-Madison Women & Leadership Symposium brings together a group of engaged professionals for networking, professional development, learning from women leaders, and sharing of best practices.
Registration required.
44th Annual National Women’s Music Festival
July 4-7, 2019
Marriott Madison West Hotel & Conference Center
1313 John Q. Hammons Dr, Middleton, Wisconsin 53562
The National Women’s Music Festival is a four-day musical and cultural extravaganza that incorporates all facets of women’s lives. It’s a jam-packed long weekend where choices for things to do range from workshops, concerts, comedy, theatre presentations, a marketplace, newly released films and videos, a live auction, spirituality series, writer’s series and much, much more! Attendees come from all genders and cultures, cutting across ethnic, racial, sexual, age, and ability boundaries. Likewise, Festival programming reflects many points of view; diversity of ideas and topics are explored and discussed in a safe environment. Festival is an environment in which philosophies and politics are open for discussion, not mandated or judged. Mainstage concerts are routinely interpreted for the deaf. Interpreter services can be provided for workshops and other Festival events upon request. Volunteer opportunities and work-exchange of four-hour work-shifts is available for reduced-price registration. This is limited and arrangements must be made prior to the Festival.
Click for Festival Pass
Disability Pride Festival
Saturday July 27, 2019, Tenney Park
7th Annual Disability Pride Festival to share our talents, skills, arts, energy, and pride in being who we are. Disability Pride Madison builds on along tradition of disability pride celebrations around the world.  Please visit our website, disabilitypridemadison.org, and like us on Facebook @DisabilityPrideFestival to continue learning more about us and how you can be involved.
OutReach’s Magic Festival
Sunday, August 18, 2019, 1–6pm, Warner Park
OutReach Magic Festival pride event for 2019 will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall and the 30th Anniversary of Madison’s first pride parade. There’ll be activities for all ages, entertainment, food and merchant vendors, information booths, and more! We’ll also be focusing on bringing the community together for celebration, healing, and rejuvenation.


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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: 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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Administrative Staff Positions in Gender and Women’s Studies, UW-Madison
Gender and Women’s Studies is seeking a new half-time (50%) Administrative Assistant (USA2) for the main office. Please find the direct link to the job posting and portal to apply here. The Center for Research on Gender and Women is seeking a full time (100%) Administrator (USPA) that will also work with the UW System Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium and Department of Gender and Women’s Studies. Please find the direct link to the job posting and portal to apply here. Applications are due for each position by Thursday, May 23, 2019 by 11:55 pm. At that time, the automated system will close the job postings and remove it from the JOBS website. Please contact Su Ann Rose with any questions about either position via email at surose@wisc.edu or by phone at 608-263-4704. Please share this posting with any interested parties.
The Gender and Sexuality Campus Center is Hiring—Join Our Team
We are hiring five student staff positions of 2019-2020! Come work in a fun and community-centered office in the Red Gym: $11/hour undergrad and $14/hour grad positions, 15 hours/week, some summer hours available. More information on these Leadership and Program Student Staff position can be found at https://lgbt.wisc.edu/documents/leadership-and-program-student-staff-2/. All applications on rolling bases- send yours in! Questions? Ask any GSCC pro staff at lgbt@studentlife.wisc.edu, come on by to chat with Katherine or Tiffany directly. We can’t wait to hear from you!
President, Institute for Women’s Policy Research
IWPR seeks a President who can build on IWPR’s 31 years of work in advancing the status of women through accurate, widely-respected policy analysis focused on how policy initiatives affect women. IWPR’s new President must have a vision for IWPR’s future growth and success, a collaborative style, media savvy, thorough training and experience in how a wide range of policy initiatives affect women, and exceptional fundraising skills. IWPR’s new President must be thoroughly versed in economic approaches to policy issues and able to explain and communicate economic analysis to diverse audiences. This position presents an enormous opportunity for an experienced leader to have a significant impact on the status and well-being of women in the United States and around the world. The next President of IWPR will have the opportunity and challenge to build upon and grow the founding President’s 31 years of work in creating, expanding, and solidifying the Institute. The successful candidate must be both creative and pragmatic, have both research and management skills, and be capable of both inspiring staff to their best efforts and making tough decisions necessary to achieve the Institute’s goals. This executive should have a track record of building lasting relationships with funders, adeptly cultivating donors to help sustain the work of IWPR for the long-term. Working with the Institute’s Board of Directors, Management Team, and staff, the next President will be a highly visible leader of the research community, the public policy community, and the feminist community. This leader will have the capacity to communicate with a wide range of audiences – researchers, public policy makers, congressional staff, government staff at both the federal and state/local level, journalists, and the general public – on technical research issues, practical policy issues, and broader issues concerning the kind of society in which we all want to live. The Institute for Women’s Policy Research has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. This search is being led by Naree W.S. Viner and Turner Delano. Please submit a cover letter and resume here or email Turner at tdelano@koyapartners.com.

Job Listings
UW Systemwide
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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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: sfeehan@wisc.edu
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. 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.
City Internships
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

Students may be directed to apply now at https://city-internships.com/apply. For those who wish to review our Prospectus which explains our Programs and offering, you may find it here.

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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.
SUMMER Session, 31 July – 2 August 2019, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford
Abstract submission  – 12 July
Early registration  – 15 April
Regular registration  – 16 July
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. https://www.oxford-womens-leadership-symposium.com/. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions or concerns info@oxford-womens-leadership-symposium.com.
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.
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:
Cultural encounters
Contact zones
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 contemporaneity.pitt.edu, 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 contemporaneityjournal@gmail.com. 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.

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4th Annual BRAVA Thrive Conference: Inspiring Day, Empowering 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
Join us for the 11th Annual

Women and Leadership Symposium
July 2, 2019, 8:30am–4:30pm, Union South
Register for Symposium
Save the Date!
April 15 – 18, 2020
Wisconsin Women’s and Gender Studies Conference and 4W Summit
Pyle Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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StageQ Announces 2019-2020 Season!
StageQ’s season will revolve around the idea of identity; how one finds their identity, how identity evolves, and how identity is challenged. Almost every queer person, as they grow up, has struggled or will struggle with discovering who they are, what they believe in and find value in, and where they fit in the world around them. Many queer people struggle to find their identity and many have it questioned by the people around them or are forced to defend it. StageQ’s productions for the 2019-2020 season dive into this idea of finding one’s self.

  • Dog Sees God; written by Bert V Royal – October 4 – 19, 2019
  • Next Fall; written by Geoffrey Nauffts – January 24 – February 8, 2020
  • CapitalQ Theatre Festival – May 14 – 17, 2020

StageQ, Inc. will be holding auditions for Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead by Bert V Royal. Directed by Jeremiah Gile and Zak Stowe, Dog Sees God will be presented on the Drury Stage at The Bartell Theatre, running October 4th through October 19th, 2019.
Date: Monday, May 6th & Tuesday, May 7th
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: Bartell Community Theatre
Nominations for the UW System P.B. Poorman Award
Assistant Vice Provost Cheryl Gittens and Lindsey Stoddard Cameron, Office of the Secretary of the Faculty, are pleased to request nominations of UW-Madison faculty, staff, students or community members for UW System’s P.B. Poorman Award. Please feel free to share this call widely. Background/context and award criteria follow below. We ask that you send a single nomination letter of no more than three pages to cheryl.gittens@wisc.edu by Thursday, 9 May. A small selection committee, including two members of the Committee for GLBTQ People in the University and representative(s) of the Gender & Sexuality Campus Center will convene to select a UW-Madison recipient. Recipients from all UW System campuses will be recognized at an awards ceremony and reception in Fall 2019.

Background/Context. Among other accomplishments, Dr. P.B. Poorman carried out the research and laid the groundwork to bring in a nationally-known climate assessment expert to conduct a system-wide evaluation of the experiences of diverse people throughout the UW System. This achievement epitomizes Dr. Poorman’s rich contributions to creating a welcoming university climate for all individuals. To honor Dr. Poorman’s legacy to the state of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin System and the LGBTQ+ communities, the UW System LGBTQ Inclusivity Initiative established an annual award in her name. The award is intended to recognize UW System faculty, staff, students, or community members for their excellence in advocacy, research, teaching, or service on behalf of the LGBTQ+ communities.

Award Criteria. Successful candidates will be LGBTQ+ people or their allies whose contributions have advanced the work of diversity, equity, and Inclusive Excellence in the following ways:

  • Whose advocacy, activism, or scholarship has fostered social justice and organizational change;
  • Who have created positive transformation within their institutions and/or the community to achieve the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and
  • Whose efforts are improving the climate for, or visibility of, LGBTQ people.

Thank you for helping us to recognize and celebrate the important contributions of individuals from UW-Madison and the broader Madison community who are advancing social justice and making transformative change.
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


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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