University of Wisconsin–Madison


April 16, 2018





Out & About Month 2018!
Join the LGBT Campus Center and the UW-Madison community for a month of vibrant events celebrating LGBTQ+ lives and experiences!
From adrienne maree brown’s keynote last week, to LGBTQ+ issues discussions, study days, and the WisQueer Conference, there is something for everyone! All events open to the public. Interested? Check out the Facebook event here!
Take Me With You
Today through April 21, 2018, Commonwealth Gallery, 3rd Floor, 100 S Baldwin St
Take Me with You is an art exhibition by Audrey Hansa, an undergraduate BFA student right here at UW-Madison. The show focuses on 7 stories of fictional characters—comprised of women and non-binary people—and how aspects of their lives are influenced by racing culture. Through comics, screen printing, painting, and more, visitors are encouraged to get inside the minds of these characters, and delve into drastically different narratives.
How to fight rape culture in a Trump-ed up world (without losing your mind)
Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 7 PM – 8 PM, The Red Gym, 716 Langdon St
Hosted by PAVE UW-Madison
//Sexual Assault Awareness Month keynote speaker//
Wagatwe Wanjuki is an activist and writer who started blogging about feminism and the campus rape culture as a student at Tufts University. Since then, she’s continued to focus her work on ending campus sexual violence and using new media for social change. As digital strategist she has worked on progressive causes for over five years with various organizations including ColorOfChange, Free Press, and RH Reality Check. She is the founder of F— Yeah Feminists, one of the first and most popular feminist blogs on Tumblr.
Wagatwe is a prominent campus anti-sexual violence activist who recently received widespread media attention for starting the nationally-trending #SurvivorPrivilege hashtag on Twitter. She is a founding co-organizer of the Know Your IX ED ACT NOW campaign focusing on holding schools accountable to protect the civil right for an education free of sexual violence. Her story and commentary is featured in Jennifer Baumgardner’s “It Was Rape” and “The Hunting Ground” by the makers of “The Invisible War.”
She has written for Feministing, Mic, RH Reality Check, ESSENCE magazine, BuzzFeed, and the New York Times. Her appearances include The Daily Show, HuffPost Live, Democracy Now!, and MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes.
Discussion: Whiteness in Queer Spaces

Hosted by LGBT Campus Center

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7 PM, LGBT Campus Center, 716 Langdon St
Join the LGBT Campus Center for a discussion on whiteness in LGBTQ+ spaces and community. This is an intended for space, meaning intended for white identifying LGBTQ+ folks to address and discuss their role in oppressive whiteness in queer spaces, community, and beyond. All students are welcome.
All LGBT Campus Center events are free. The Red Gym is wheelchair accessible. Any videos will be screened with captions. All events with food will have vegan and gf options. Please contact us for any other accommodations or questions at or 608-265-3344.
In Conversation with Dr. Revel Sims
Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture
Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 7:30pm, Varsity Hall, Union South

Dr. Sims is an assistant professor in UW’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program. Dr. Sims researches topics including housing, urban planning, gentrification, social justice and community and economic development. Dr. Sims’ research especially focuses on displacement, which he argues is under-analyzed in urban theory, research and policy, despite the major role it plays in the urban experience. His research includes studies of eviction patterns in Los Angeles and Orange (CA) and Dane (WI) counties and theory regarding problems that arise around claims to urban land and the production of everyday urban space. For more information, view our Facebook page or the Union website.
Strong Women Strong Coffee: Jane Blain Gilbertson
Hosted by WWBIC

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7:30 AM – 9 AM, The East Side Club, 3735 Monona Dr
Tickets available here.
This event is sponsored by State Bank of Cross Plains
Fueled by caffeine & passionate entrepreneurs, this FREE daybreak networking event presented by WWBIC is for women who are focused on achieving something every day. Strong Women Strong Coffee brings together business professionals and entrepreneurs to build and grow meaningful connections.
Jane Blain Gilbertson is President, CEO, and sole owner of the 38 Blain’s Farm & Fleet stores throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa and Blain Supply, Inc., headquartered in Janesville, Wisconsin. The family owned companies were founded in 1955 and currently employ 4,400 associates. Jane is a Janesville, WI native. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Retailing from Miami University (Miami of Ohio) in 1983. After graduation, she took a buying position with Macy’s in Kansas City. When Jane returned to the family business in 1985, she became the children’s apparel and giftware buyer. She grew to assume responsibility for the marketing, merchandising, buying, e-commerce, and store operations teams over the next several years. After the passing of her father and uncle, Jane and her brother, Robert, bought their cousins out of their portion of the business in 1998. Jane and Robert ran the business together for 16 years and in early 2014, she bought her brother out, and he retired from the company.
“#IfTheyGunnedMeDown, What Young Black Girl Would They See?:
Race-Radical Literacies in the Movement for Black Lives”
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 3:30-5, Helen C. White 7191
Carmen Kynard, Associate Professor of English and Gender Studies, John Jay College of Criminal Justice at City University of New York (CUNY)
Carmen Kynard interrogates race and the politics of writing instruction in secondary and post-secondary settings. She is a former high school teacher with the New York City public schools/Coalition of Essential Schools and has led numerous projects focused on language, literacy, and learning with agencies like the Community Learning Centers Grant Project in Harlem, African Diaspora Institute/Caribbean Cultural Center of New York, Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, and the New York City Writing Project. Her first book, Vernacular Insurrections: Race, Black Protest, and the New Century in Composition-Literacy Studies (SUNY Press, 2013) makes Black Freedom a 21st century literacy movement. She is currently working on a new book that focuses on Black female college students’ writing as sites of recursive memory as well as new research that continues to interrogate educational practices as racialized artifacts.
Domestic Cosmopolitanism: Rethinking Gender and Social Change in Republican China
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 5:30 pm, L140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building
Gail Hershatter, Distinguished Professor of History, UC Santa Cruz
How can we re-create the world of a woman who left no trace in the public record? This talk considers the domestic cosmopolitanism of a nominally nonpolitical woman: daughter of a Beiyang reformer, wife of a Nationalist official educated at MIT, mother of an underground Communist revolutionary. In twentieth-century China, cosmopolitanism was not just an external presence: it extended into domestic and personal space, but not in a predictable or linear fashion.
Take Back the Night Madison 2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7 PM – 9 PM, Library Mall- State Capitol
To demand an end to sexual violence and provide those who have been impacted by violence a chance to speak out and heal. The march encourages all people including victims to move forward providing hope and promise for survival. This is an occasion for women and all survivors to celebrate their strengths and courage, to channel their energy, commit to continue to work towards change and collectively shatter the silence of violence. The march symbolizes more than the goal of safe streets, but an end to violence period. If you were given the chance to stand up to sexual assault, would you? What if you could support survivors by listening to their stories? Would you be brave enough to march against sexual violence? We hope you will join us as we march and hear from community leaders and survivors.
The Laramie Project
Now through April 29th, Hemsley Theatre, Vilas Hall
In October 1998, University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, brutally beaten, and left for dead tied to a fence in the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His death and the aftermath of the trial uncovered an ugly story of homophobia, hate, alienation, and intolerance. A series of interviews with the people of Laramie developed a powerfully theatrical mosaic of a community forced to look at the darkness of humanity and searching to find compassion and understanding.
Ticket and times can be found at
“Take it Like a Man?”
Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 12:00 – 1:15, Lubar Commons, 7200 Law School
Professor Andrea Schneider,Marquette University Law School
Hosted by Professor Yaron Nili
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Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis.  Registration not required. Questions can be directed to In an effort to reduce plastic water bottle waste, the Law School will no longer be providing beverages at events.
About Professor Andrea Schneider:
Professor Schneider joined the faculty of Marquette University Law School in 1996. She teaches ADR, Negotiation, Ethics, and International Conflict Resolution. She is also the Director of the nationally-ranked ADR program at Marquette University Law School. Prior to joining Marquette, Professor Schneider was a Visiting Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University, as well as an associate at Arent Fox in Washington, D.C., where she specialized in international corporate transactions. Professor Schneider has served as a lecturer at Stanford Law School and a Teaching Fellow at Harvard Law School.
Domestic Cosmopolitanism: Rethinking Gender and Social Change in Republican China
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 5:30 p.m., L140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building
Gail Hershatter, Distinguished Professor of History, UC Santa Cruz
How can we re-create the world of a woman who left no trace in the public record? This talk considers the domestic cosmopolitanism of a nominally nonpolitical woman: daughter of a Beiyang reformer, wife of a Nationalist official educated at MIT, mother of an underground Communist revolutionary. In twentieth-century China, cosmopolitanism was not just an external presence: it extended into domestic and personal space, but not in a predictable or linear fashion.
How to Speak your Language of Sex, Love and Play
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7-8:30 p.m., Varsity Hall 1, Union South
Ignacio G. Rivera presents: How to Speak your Language of Sex, Love and Play. Join Sex Out Loud, Global Connections and Ignacio Rivera during Sexual Health Week for a conversation on navigating the complex language of consent, safety, and getting what you desire. The workshop will be a space to discuss our world where love has many languages; where race, gender, and class oppression abound and where many of us are recovering from trauma. We look forward to opening up the conversation to these topics and many more, and hope to see everyone there! This is a free event open to all students and faculty!…
The Fight to Save Medicaid: A conversation with ADAPT activists Marilee Adamski-Smith, Joseph Adamski-Smith, and John Donnelly

Friday, April 20, 2018, 4-5:30 PM, 6191 Helen C. White
Please join us for an event celebrating the power of disability activism! Facilitated by Jason Glozier, Disability Rights and Services Program Coordinator, City of Madison
All welcome. CART services and ASL interpretation provided. Please send any access and accommodation questions and/or requests to Jenell Johnson: Sponsored by Disability Pride Madison, the McBurney Disability Resource Center, and the UW Disability Studies Initiative.
Pride in Healthcare Trans Health Panel
Monday, April 23, 6pm-7:30pm, Health Sciences Learning Center 1325
The leaders at UWSMPH PRIDE in Healthcare are excited to invite you to our major event of the semester – a panel on trans healthcare! Please join us in welcoming panelists from PATCH, Freedom Inc, WI Trans Health Coalition, and Northeast Family Medical Center as they discuss their experiences navigating the healthcare system, advocating for patients who identify as trans/gender non-conforming (GNC), and/or providing for patients who identify as trans/GNC! The panel will be moderated by Ginger Baier, Transgender Health Advocate at OutReach.
Interested? RSVP here!
Women in Contemporary Latin American Novel. Psychoanalysis and Gendered Violence
Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 12:30-1:30 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
Beatriz Botero, Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies, UW.
The presenter explores the relationship between psychoanalysis, literary criticism and contemporary literature. Focusing on Latin America, and using examples from Brazilian, Colombian, Chilean, Puerto Rican, and Mexican literature, she provides an important account of why gendered violence occurs and how it is portrayed. In the novels discussed, the protagonists express similar fears, passions and illnesses that are present in contemporary Latin America.
Distinguished Entrepreneurs Lunch
Heather Wentler, Founder of Fractal, Madison SOUP, and Executive Director and Co-Founder of Doyenne
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 12:15-1:15 p.m., 5110 Grainger Hall
Come join us to meet Heather Wentler who believes all women are strong, independent individuals capable of success. Professional trained as an educator, Heather pivoted into entrepreneurship and Doyenne allows her the opportunity to connect with other women entrepreneurs, collaborate on creating a better community and encouraging and empowering others. She serves on various organizing committees, advisory boards, and membership of organizations. Pizza is served. RSVP to
Gen&WS 660: Internship in GWS Poster Slide Presentations
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 1:30 to 3:30pm, 3401 Sterling Hall
GWS interns will be showcasing their internship work and projects through 10-15 minute poster presentations. Join us to see how interns have contributed to feminist social change in their internships during the spring semesters. In addition, you can learn more about the gender & women’s studies internship program, as well as what applied learning can look like in GWS. Bring a friend. Bring a colleague. All are welcome.
Gender & Women’s Studies Colloquium Series
The Gender Binary: Challenges from Psychology and Neuroscience
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 3:45 p.m., 3401 Sterling Hall
Janet Hyde, Director, Center for Research on Gender & Women
The gender binary has been much critiqued in gender and women’s studies, but generally from a theoretical point of view.  In this talk, I synthesize empirical data from five lines of research, spanning neuroscience and psychology, all of which challenge the gender binary.
Yoni Ki Baat: Intersectional Stories from Women & Nonbinary Folks of Color
Thursday, April 26 & 27, 2018, 7:30 p.m., Frederic March Play Circle, Memorial Union
In our 9th year performing on the UW-Madison campus, the YKB collective is thrilled to invite you to Yoni Ki Baat 2018: Intersectional Stories from Women & Nonbinary Folks of Color. Join us on Thurs. Apr 26th & Fri. Apr. 27th (shows at 7:30pm, doors at 7pm both nights) at the Play Circle Theater in Memorial Union. Yoni Ki Baat brings together a diverse group of artists from across campus and the Madison community each year to perform monologues, songs, and spoken word poetry that amplifies the experiences of our marginalized, yet resilient voices.  Born out of the Bay Area South Asian Sister’s all women of color reclamation of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues in the 1990s, Yoni Ki Baat in Madison has evolved to encompass the intersectional feminist values of our artistic and political influences.  These performances are free and open to the public, but seating is limited so please arrive early! For questions regarding accommodations, please contact Campus Event Services at (608) 262-2511 or
Male Accountability In Violence Prevention
Hosted by PAVE UW-Madison
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 7 PM – 8 PM, 333 E Campus Mall, Ste 3147
Paul Ang is currently the Prevention Program Coordinator at The Aurora Center on the University of Minnesota. Previously, Paul has served as the Coordinator of Men’s Engagement CARE at Northwestern University, and the Graduate Assistant at the Advocacy Center at Syracuse University. Paul received a MS in Cultural Foundations of Education from Syracuse University, as well as a CAS in Women’s and Gender Studies. Paul began his work in gender-based violence work in 2008, through the men’s dialogue group, A Men’s Issue, and as peer facilitator in the Mentors in Violence Prevention program. Paul has participated in facilitation training from several national organizations including Mentors In Violence Prevention, Futures Without Violence, Men Can Stop Rape, and most recently completed the Force of Awesome Institute through Catharsis Productions (2017). Paul has also served as a Sexual Assault Volunteer Advocate, and as a facilitator for Alternatives, a batterer’s intervention program, both, at Vera House, Inc (Onondaga County, NYS).
Relational, Not Generational: Interracial Kinship in Nineteenth-Century America
Friday, April 27, 12:00 PM, Banquet Room, University Club
Brigitte Fielder, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies, UW-Madison
Attendance is by reservation only, and space is limited. To reserve a space, send an email including your UW-Madison affiliation to
The reservation deadline is noon on Monday, April 23.
This Friday Humanities Lunch talk is based on Brigitte Fielder’s book-in-progress, Relative Races: Genealogies of Interracial Kinship in Nineteenth-Century America, which presents this alternative theory of how race is constructed. This theory of race makes it apparent how race (and racism) are made and matter beyond the bodily scale, in the domestic spaces of family and nation that reveal race’s structures in their future-oriented trajectories of racial production and reproduction. For a full description, click here.
23rd Annual Breakfast on the Farm
Sunday, April 29, 2018, 8 a.m.-noon, Stock Pavilion
Join us at the Stock Pavilion for ‘Country Cookin’ on Campus’ to enjoy a delicious breakfast! The Association of Women in Agriculture (AWA) is presenting the 23rd Annual Breakfast on the Farm on April 29th. Join us for a morning of delicious food, education, fun, and agriculture! Entertainment throughout the morning includes, interactive educational exhibits, appearances from Bucky Badger and the UW Marching Band. AWA is happy to announce that the 70th Alice in Dairyland will be in attendance! The breakfast will consist of pancakes, sausage, eggs and refreshments among other things!
Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for senior citizens (65+), students (K-UW) and children, and children 3 and under are FREE. Contact:
GWS Pizza Lunch with Hope Tyson
Hosted by Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, UW – Madison
Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Sterling Hall – 3rd Floor
Join us in welcoming back GWS alum, Hope Tyson, to learn about the career she has created both at a NGO and in starting her own business. Hope works on abortion access and reproductive health globally. Her work focuses on program design, training, and provide technical assistance on using human-centered design and visual tools in abortion access work. One of Hope’s favorite things is when people ask her what she majored in and she gets to tell them how incredibly useful and powerful her academic background in GWS and LACIS is to what she does now. See you then!
GWS & LGBTQ+ Studies Graduation Reception
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9:30am to 11am
We invite graduates and their families/friends to join us for a Graduation Reception the morning of the UW-Madison Commencement, Saturday, May 12th from 9:30 to 11:00 am. More, including RSVP…


Campus Women’s Center Book Club
Mondays, 5:30pm, Campus Women’s Center, 4th Floor SAC
Coffee and Tea
Tuesdays, 11am-1pm, GWS Reading Room, 3rd Floor Sterling Hall
During spring semester there will be coffee and tea (and bubbly water) in the GWS Reading Room every Tuesday from 11 am to 1 pm! This is not an event; it is more like a hang out. You can study. You can stare out the window. You can chat quietly with one another. You can have a quick something to drink before or after class.**Please note: you are welcome to browse/read the books in the GWS Reading Room while you are there, but texts must stay when you leave.
Tuesdays, 7pm, Campus Women’s Center, 4th Floor SAC
CommuniTea is an biweekly informal discussion! We open our office space for folks of all identities to come, have a hot cup of tea, and chat about a current issue or topic. Come relax with us as we discuss the impact of social media on women, body image, self perception, and the feminist movement!
Gender Explorers
This open discussion group is a space for participants who identify across the gender identity/expression and trans spectrums to come together and explore concepts and constructs of gender in their own lives. This group is open to all members of the UW campus community.
Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm
Association for Women in Communication (AWC) Meeting
Wednesday, April 11 and 25, 2018, 6:30-8 p.m., Nafziger Conference Room, 5055 , Vilas Hall
AWC is the UW–Madison student chapter of the larger national professional AWC organization. AWC holds biweekly meetings featuring speakers from the communication field who share advice and insight into the professional world. The organization also facilitates professional field trips to big market cities, holds socials, and provides volunteer experience for women at UW–Madison interested in a profession in the communication field.
rooted is a discussion group intended for those who self-identify as LGBTQ people of color. We hope to provide a space to discuss your experiences with multiple intersecting identities and find support and fellowship with folks who’ve shared similar experiences. Come speak to the barriers you encounter because of your identities and share what you love about yourself and your communities.
Red Gym: Social Justice Resource Center
Wednesdays, 6:00pm
Asexual Identities
Are you ace, gray-a, demisexual, aromantic, or questioning? Do you want to explore those terms and identities in a safer environment and meet people who have similar experiences? Asexual Identities is a new open discussion group for exploring what it means and what it can be like to have an asexual identity.
Thursdays, 5:00-6:45pm
Rainbow Recovery
In partnership with Live Free Student Wellness and Recovery, the LGBT CC is holding space for LGBTQ+ identifying individuals to come together and talk about issues related to substance use, sobriety, and recovery-positive spaces. Everyone is welcome!
Live Free space, Student Activity Center
Wednesdays, 6:00pm

FTM GenderQueer
4th Monday of the month at OutReach, 2701 International Ln #101, Madison, WI 53704
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. The group meets the fourth Monday of the month from 6:00-8:00pm.
1st & 3rd Monday of the month at OutReach, 2701 International Ln #101, Madison, WI 53704
A social support group for those who identify as bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual, fluid, queer, or who do not use a label, or feel that they might be otherwise non-monosexual. Also open to friends, family, partners, and allies of bi/pan/etc. people. The group meets the first and third Mondays of the month from 7:00-9:00pm. The group meets at OutReach but also goes out in the community for activities around Madison. Find the group on Facebook!
LGBTQ Peer Mentor Program
Are you thinking about coming out, but not sure how? Do you want some support navigating LGBTQ+ life? Do you just want to chat with someone about common experiences? Check out our LGBTQ Peer Mentor Program! Sign up as a mentee or get trained as a mentor to be there for other people in your community. Sign up and learn more at our Mentor Program page or email Leigh Wilson at
Free Assault-Prevention Rides from YW Transit
The YWCA Madison and United Way of Dane County issued a press release offering their support for the young woman who was assaulted on a Madison bike path, and to remind Dane County residents that they offer free nighttime rides in the Madison area specifically to prevent sexual assaults. To schedule a free ride, residents can call 608-316-6888.
Drop In Sexual Assault Support Group
Dane County Rape Crisis Center
The group will meet Wednesdays from 5:30PM-7:00PM, September 13-December 13
No group will be held November 22.
Check Lobby Directory for Room, Lowell Center
If you have been affected by sexual assault and would like a confidential space to talk to others with similar experiences, please stop by. Attend one session or as many as you would like. Group is open to self identifying women (over 18 years old). Website
UHS EVOC Open Access Hours
UHS EVOC Open Access hours are held on Mondays from 1-4pm and Thursdays from 9am-12pm. Drop-in to receive quick, compassionate information about options and rights for survivors and support people. See their website for more information: Victim Advocacy and Survivor Services


(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:
Madison NOW
2nd Tuesday of the month from 6-8pm, WNPJS Movement Hub, 30 W Mifflin #702
Join us for our April meeting with Representative Melissa Agard Sargent! She’ll give a review of legislation impacting women’s rights from this past session and what may be on the horizon for the next session. Following Rep. Sargents’ talk, we’ll discuss current and upcoming actions. Note that this meeting will be in our new shared space at the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice on the Capitol Square! Babies and children are welcome at our meetings. Toys and coloring are available to help entertain mobile babies and toddlers.
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch
2nd Wednesday of every month. 6:30-8:00pm, Barrique’s on Atwood
This month WILPF-Madison met the 1st Wednesday at Barrique’s on Atwood.
Madison Feminism on Tap
Generally meets the last Thursday of the month.
Check for more information.
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
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.


PAVE is hiring
Attention UW-Madison students! PAVE applications for next school year are now open! You can find all of the job postings on the Student Job Center using these job numbers:
#53759-Volunteer Coordinator
#53755-Outreach Coordinator
#53756-Finance & Office Coordinator
#53757-Evaluation Coordinator
#53758-Communications Coordinator
#53754-Peer Education Coordinator
#53753-Peer Facilitator
We encourage all folks who have any interest to apply. Jobs are open to any and all UW-Madison students who would like to work for PAVE! Applications are available until 11:59PM on April 18th.
NARAL has an internship opportunity available for next school year (Fall 2018-Spring 2019)!
NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin advocates for truly accessible reproductive healthcare and abortion services by educating, advocating and lobbying elected officials and the public at large. It is important to us that Wisconsinites have access to educational resources on reproductive rights and health care, as well as information on where necessary reproductive health services are provided in the state of Wisconsin. Are you a rising Sophomore or Junior at UW-Madison? We are looking to fill a paid Campus Representative position for the 2018-2019 academic year! Check out the job listing and email us at with any question. Applications are due April 20th.
Director of the University of Wisconsin Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium
The University of Wisconsin is hiring a new Director for the Systemwide Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium. Housed at UW-Madison and serving students, faculty, staff, and administrators, the Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium is committed to scholarship, teaching and activism that benefit all 13 University of Wisconsin Institutions and communities throughout the state. Application due date is May 7, 2018For more information and to apply.

Job Listings
National Women’s Studies Association
________________________________ 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:

National Women’s Studies Association
Click here for descriptions and application info on faculty and student awards and prizes available through NWSA. Current individual membership is a requirement for all applicants for NWSA awards.
American Association of University Women
Click here for descriptions and application information about the various AAUW Fellowships and Grants.
Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS)
Click here for descriptions and application info. Most are open to graduate students at any university!
Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Grant Program (WAMS) Webinar Recording
The Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Grant Program is a competitive grants program. It supports research and extension projects that engage women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Projects focus on grade levels K-14. Each year, program leadership gives a webinar to inform applicants about program guidelines and NIFA policies to help them prepare their proposals. This is a recording of the most recent WAMS webinar which applicants can use as a reference to better understand WAMS requirements. Full instructions for how to apply to WAMS are available in the RFA.
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Kids Time
The Campus Women’s Center is in need of volunteers for Kid’s Time again this semester. Kid’s Time is a program that pairs student volunteers with student parents to provide free childcare for families once a week. It’s so fun to get to know the kids and the families and it’s a wonderful volunteer opportunity. Please fill out the form below if you are interested. Contact Emily at 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!
Fill out the Volunteer Form
Questions? Other thoughts? Email us at 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 or (608) 265-3344 with any questions or to talk more about what facilitation might look like for you!
Women & Gender – International Opportunities
We have many fascinating ways that you can help. We are now accepting applications for 2018. It is smart to apply early. We will likely send a revised list of opportunities in January as our placements are forever changing. In all of these placements, both women and men are needed. Interested? Please read NGOabroad website at and send answered Questionnaire and resume to: These are volunteer opportunities. Both students & experienced professionals needed. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
~7,000 women and girls are trafficked from Nepal into India’s sex trade per year. Sex traffickers prey on young women in rural Nepal that want out of poverty. Traffickers promise them a job; instead girls are tricked into prostitution and sexual exploitation in India. Come help in the remote rural villages: teach English and literacy to create another life for these girls. Or work in their legal program teaching women their rights. Grant writers also needed.
WOMEN’S RIGHTS: Cameroon & Morocco
In most parts of the world, women are considered property of their husband and have no rights. “Consciousness raising” is just beginning; it is the essential first step so that attitudes then actions/ policies change. Come help teach women their rights so that they can gain power in the home, in the courts and in Parliament.
If you have read Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s book “Infidel”, you may realize how women’s rights are more nuanced in Muslim culture. Thus to work in Lebanon requires more cultural sensitivity and a less dogmatic approach. This placement is with Syrian refugee & Lebanese women. Under the guise of learning English, also a way you can get around language barrier, women are discussing their lives. Early marriage in Syria- at age 12, 13, 14 – locks women into the home and cuts off her options. The #1 request for women is helping uplift women in Muslim culture. So here it is.
MICRO-FINANCE & INCOME GENERATION: Rwanda, Costa Rica, India, Ecuador, Lebanon
Most women in the poorer parts of the world would say empowerment is earning money for the family. Micro-finance and livelihood skills are an important ticket out of poverty. The most important part of MF is not the loan but helping micro-entrepreneurs succeed. Costa Rica has an extraordinary director: hilarious and gracious. India is much more like the Grameen model – helping the poor in many ways. Ecuador reflects the model that grew out of Liberation Theology: forming cooperatives. Rwanda asks for help in Finance, IT (analyzing their database), Marketing or Operations. Lebanon is sophisticated asking for help in operations, risk assessment & management, auditing. Lebanese MFI would also like help developing mobile app, eCommerce & NF trainings. If you want to work with beneficiaries in Lebanon, Arabic is essential.
Women from the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Togo, Cameroon and Ethiopia are lured to Lebanon, with the promise of a good job. Often that promise sours into exploitation – poor or no pay and physical or sexual abuse. Help teach English; teach alternative ways that the women can make a living; or cut vegetables to feed 60 at every meal! They also welcome art, dance, drama, music and massage therapists to help release the trauma.
When a social worker from Canada asked an audience of 50 men, how many of them beat their wives. 48 hands went up! “Why” “How else would you get them to mind?” You will also see corporeal punishment in schools and homes. Are you comfortable with public speaking? Come teach positive reinforcement and other ways of interacting. It would be especially helpful to have male Gender Studies students who can help shift attitudes and behavior.
Spanish fluency required Work in the shelter; do community education; help women become economically independent so they can leave abusive relationships; and/or help develop counseling programs for women, men and kids. If you have background in counseling, help with crisis, individual and group therapy.
For women that have 10 kids, they will tell you that contraception is life changing. African women realize that if they had fewer kids, they would have fewer mouths to feed and be less poor. Melinda Gates of the Gates Foundation believes this is one of most important goals in the world for women. Now there is a groundswell in Africa and they are asking for help with this. Come help!
Ecuador’s indigenous people have gained more clout in the last 20 years. Come teach farming or join indigenous women in the fields to help feed their families.
The altiplano of Bolivia is very high and dry. Women forage for hours each day to find firewood for cooking food. Some new technologies have been life changing…by helping women not have to forage endlessly.
While physical abuse/ domestic violence is beginning to be addressed throughout Africa, sexual abuse is still taboo and unaddressed. This program is an exception. Experienced in trauma, sexual abuse, gender based violence, EMDR and/or PTSD? We need you here!


Call for Papers
We are very pleased to announce a Call for Papers for an upcoming e-book entitled: The Time is Now. Feminist Leadership in a New Era. The book will be published digitally by the Global Network of UNESCO Chairs on Gender in October 2018. Selection will be made based on 200-300-words abstracts received no later than Tuesday, May 15th. Selected contributors will be notified no later than two-weeks after this date. Authors are expected to send their full essay no later than Sunday, July 15th, 2018. For the full call for papers, click here.
“Queering Diversity” – In Search of the Queer and the Class in Academia and Research
Within the Bologna Process “making our [European higher education] systems more inclusive” is one of the latest main goals, as it was formulated by the ministers of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) in the Yerevan Communiqué of 2015. Despite efforts to create universities as more open by diversifying students and faculty, academia is still a place of “homosocial reproduction” (Kanter 1977; Möller 2014). The commercial space of technology and engineering also promises remarkable social mobility opportunities for “diverse” individuals (ie. working class, rural, ethnically diverse, queer, etc.), yet these are not kept when examining actual workforce composition. Vivianne Castello put this reality bluntely in her article “Why Most Conversations in Tech About Diversity Are Bullshit — and What to Do About It“.
Intersectionality theory became a great tool to theoretically dissect mono-dimensional shortcomings of diversity efforts, yet Bilge (2013) analyzes how a specific form of academic feminism in tune with the neoliberal knowledge economy works to “depoliticize intersectionality,” neutralizing the critical potential of intersectionality and stripping it from its important power-reflexive analytical potential. Same applies to “diversity studies” which is being translated into managerial voice and then becomes a means to increase profit by and to work more effectively on multinational and multicultural projects, rather than to critically reflect biases and work environments. Class is often completely left out of these conversations. For academia Warnock (2016) describes stereotypes and micro-aggressions working class academics encounter and how their struggling to pass in a middle-class culture leads more and more to increased precarious job situations.
In this issue of Queer STS Forum we seek to unmask shallow applications of diversity in academia, research, and innovation and detach it from the ‘wellness-marketing-corner’ of tech corporations by bringing the question of power into focus: Where specifically is class and queerness in queer and intersectional Science and Technology Studies? We are looking for work that centers power issues and dares to speak about working class identities and advanced discrimination (Dressel et al 1994) lying within production systems of knowledge.
We invite contributions in English that may take experimental forms. In addition to academic journal articles and interviews, we can accommodate video-contributions as well as other multimedia essays and visualizations, since this is an open access online journal.
Bilge, Sirma. (2013). “Intersectionality Undone: Saving Intersectionality from Feminist Intersectional Studies.” Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race. Special Issue: “Intersectionality: Mapping the Movements of a Theory. Vol.10, Issue 02, p. 405-424.
Castello, Vivianne (2017). “Why Most Conversations in Tech About Diversity Are Bullshit — and What to Do About It”. UX Collective, May 7, 2017.
Dressel, Paula, Weston Hartfield, Bernadette, Gooley, Ruby L. (1994). The Dynamics of Homosocial Reproduction in Academic Institutions. In: Journal of Gender and the Law, Vol 2:37., p. 37-62.
Kanter, Rosabeth Moss (1977) Men and Women of the Corporation. New York: BasicBooks.
Möller, Christina (2014). Als Arbeiterkind zur Professur? – Wissenschaftliche Karrieren und soziale Herkunft. Download: [29-9-2016].
Warnock Deborah M. (2016). Paradise Lost? Patterns and Precarity in Working-Class Academic Narratives. In: Journal of Working-Class Studies Volume 1 Issue 1, December 2016.p.28-44.
• Please send an abstract of your idea (250 words) until April 6, 2018 to anita.thaler’at’
• Feedback/acceptance letters by May 1, 2018
• Contributions submitted until June 30, 2018
• Publication online December 31, 2018
Editorial Team
Daniela Jauk
Lisa Scheer
Anita Thaler
We kindly invite Authors to submit proposals to special issue of ‘The Polish Journal of Aesthetics’ – ‘ The Affective Aesthetics of The Body in Pain’ edited by Luz Mar González-Arias (University of Oviedo, Spain), Monika Glosowitz (University of Silesia, Poland) and Miłosz Markiewicz (University of Silesia, Poland)
The pivotal category of affective aesthetics allows for analyses of literary texts and visual art conjoined with an important set of questions about the national, social, familial and sexual dimensions of embodiment. Affects — through artworks — function as forces which enable subjects to move and to be moved and, therefore, have the capacity to transform both individual and collective subjectivities. Physical pain — in all its degrees of intensity — is a constant presence in human life. However, it can be argued that only recently has it started to attract sustained critical attention. Virginia Woolf’s On Being Ill (1926) is a precursor of what is now considered a turn to illness: Elaine Scarry, Susan Sontag, Leslie Jamison, Audre Lorde and Johanna Hedva are among the many critics and theorists who have worked on what it means to inhabit a dysfunctional and/or ill body. We might even contend that there is a tendency across cultures and geographies to inscribe the body in pain into the artistic text in order to call for active interaction with the readership/audience. Such interaction would resist a mere aesthetic contemplation of the object of the artwork (namely, the body in pain) and instead inspire empathic and ethical engagements as well as social interventions.
In this special volume of The Polish Journal of Aesthetics we would like to explore—from a multiplicity of perspectives, cultural and historical contexts—the ways in which artistic projects shape distinct affective states of experiencing pain and illness. The concept of pain is here extended beyond physical distress to also embrace illnesses that may not have an associated sensation of bodily discomfort. Far from considering “the body in pain” as a unified category, we start from the idea that each illness, each pathology and each painful body part is the result of individual experience as much as of socially constructed notions of what it means to be in pain or to experience illness. Therefore, the collective and political potential of pain interests us as much as its phenomenology as a personal and individual experience.
We invite articles, essays, artwork and fiction related to, but not limited to, the following topics:
– Aesthetics and Medical Humanities — alliances and/or incompatibilities
– The semiotics of pain
– Ethical responsibilities in representing pain
– Pain as more than lack — beyond negative hermeneutics
– Gendered illnesses, gendered pains
– The racial factors of pain
– Pain and violence against women
– Feminisms and solidarity among vulnerable subjects, ethics of care, affective labour
– The politics of sickness: definition of normality versus deviation
– Chronic, visible and invisible pains
– Narratives of pain and illness
All Authors interested in contributing to this issue of ‘The Polish Journal of Aesthetics’, planned for publication in December 2018, are kindly requested to send full papers by submission page at journal’s website:, by July 15, 2018.
We strongly urge all Authors to read the instructions (‘For Authors’) before the submission.
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics is a philosophical-aesthetic quarterly published periodical issued by Institute of Philosophy of Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland. It is addressed to a wide circle of philosophers, aestheticians, theoreticians and historians of art and artistic environment. Scientific interests include general and detailed philosophical-aesthetic issues of different fields of art, problems of theory and art history, artistic issues.
CFP for submissions for our second edition on ‘Bodies’
Cultivate is a postgraduate led feminist journal run by researchers at the Centre for Women’s Studies at the University of York. Please see below for details and be advised we are also currently looking to recruit peer reviewers. If you have any questions about possible submissions, or about being a peer reviewer, please email us at
Submissions Due: July 31, 2018
Cultivate is an annual, open-access journal based in the University of York at the Centre for Women’s Studies. We are postgraduate-led and interested in the practices, nuances and articulations of feminism. We are based in Europe but open to global submissions of all kinds of studies related to or about feminism. We accept academic essays as well as cultural commentary and creative work. Both academics and non-academics are encouraged to submit material, in all mediums of art and critical thought, including but not limited to essays, photo essays, poetry, videos, podcasts.
In January 2018, the 24th cycle of America’s Next Top Model premiered. The advertising surrounding this particular cycle focused on the ‘diversity’ of the new cast. While a minority of plus-size models have appeared regularly on the show since the tenth cycle, for 2018 audiences were told there would also be no age limit. However, despite the cast being more racially diverse than it has been previously, the majority of the models were predominantly light-skinned. There is no mention in the advertisements or press around this season of disability, only three out of the fourteen models are aged over twenty-five, none are aged over forty-five, none of the models are shorter than 5’7”, and the token ‘plus-size’ model has been replaced with what the industry usually terms an ‘inbetween’ model. Currently, America’s Next Top Model is broadcast in 170 countries. In addition, the related Top Model franchise is international with variations of the show airing in different regions and countries; to date there have been forty-six different local and regional versions, such as Africa’s Next Top Model, Asia’s Next Top Model, and Caribbean’s Next Top Model. While each iteration of the show has traditionally promoted largely unattainable aesthetic feminine standards, the decision to move away from the traditional expectations of the franchise in terms of body standards sits within in the context of the popularisation of a ‘body positivity’ movement in British and most North American media.
The campaigns at the centre of popular ‘body positivity’ (#Fatkini, Dove’s Real Beauty, Love Your Body and #LikeAGirl to name a few) suggest that this movement is invested in ‘normalising’ bodies that do not fit into the traditional standards of western beauty. There are, of course, other popular movements associated with feminism and body positivity that are not as focused on aesthetics, such as Time’s Up, Me Too and Free the Nipple. While these campaigns are not without their own issues, they do represent a popular interest in feminism and body positivity in some western cultures.
The prominence of new campaigns and media suggest there are new focuses on bodies in mainstream culture as well as the continuation of existing conversations such as cultural appropriation, colourism and the politics of religious clothing in a globalised context. There is a long standing connection between feminist scholarship, activism and bodies. While some people have found body related feminism to be a source of empowerment and freedom, there have been conflicts over exclusionary and silencing practices. We are interested in how all these conversations interact with contemporary and historical feminisms and the nuances and complications of both.
We are based in the U.K. and this issue has been inspired by the more recent popularisation of body positivity and conversations around bodies in the media that we consume everyday. Cultivate encourages contributors to not only engage with this topic but critique, differ, and go beyond. In this vein we seek global submissions in all forms of critical thought.
Cultivate is looking for submissions including but limited to the following topics:
Gender and bodies
Media and bodies
Race and bodies
Sexuality and bodies
Bodies and art
Bodies in captivity
Bodies and culture
Class perspectives on bodies
Engendered bodies
Fat bodies
Mental health
Class and bodies
(Dis)abled bodies
Bodies in academia
Bodies and death
Queer bodies
Body modification
Objectification of bodies
Aging bodies
Eating Disorders
Adolescent body
Social media and body
Religion and the body
Bodies as sites of activism
Womanism and the body
Capitalism and neoliberalism and the body
Diaspora and the body


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


WisQueer Wisconsin Undergraduate LGBTQ+ Conference
April 21-22, 2018, Pyle Center
Mark your calendars for the brand new LGBTQ+ Wisconsin undergraduate conference, WisQueer! Taking place on April 21st and 22nd at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, join us for a weekend of building community, sharing resources, and learning and growing with one another in a queer defined space! WisQueer’s mission is to empower and connect LGBTQ+ undergraduate students in Wisconsin through focusing on uplifting the voices and narratives of marginalized identities within the LGBTQ+ community (specifically people of color, people with disabilities, undocumented people, people from rural areas, etc.) Our keynote speaker is JAC Stringer, also known as Midwest GenderQueer, a trans-genderqueer femme, (dis)abled, Cherokee two spirit, radical activist and performance artist. To find out more about JAC’s work and activism, visit! Visit our website and social media pages and email us at with any questions!
Instagram: @wisqueer
Twitter: @WisQueer
Wisconsin NOW State Convention
Saturday, April 21 at 10 AM – 2 PM, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
Tickets available here.
Refreshments Provided
– Elect Wisconsin State Chapter officers
– Hear from diverse speakers
– Participate in an LGBTQ Ally training provided by OutReach- Madison’s LGBT Community Center!
Brava Thrive Conference
Friday, April 27, 2018, 8:00am – 5:00pm The Edgewater
Register Today
Join BRAVA Magazine for our third 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.
View the schedule to see the list of all workshops and presenters.
Empowered To Lead
2018 Women In Higher Education Leadership And Mentoring Conference
May 16, 2018, Alumni-Foundation Event Center, Greensboro, NC
Hosted by North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s ADVANCE Institutional Transformation (IT) Project and the Center for Leadership and Organizational Excellence (CLOE).
Who should attend? The conference is open to women and men in higher education:
Faculty (Tenured/Tenure-Track/Non-Tenured)
Senior-level Administrators (Chancellors/Presidents; Faculty Affairs Vice Chancellors/Vice Presidents; Deans)
Department Chairs/Heads
Division Chairs/Heads
Program or Project Directors
Faculty Development Coordinators
Staff (EHRA and SHRA)
Interactive breakout sessions and poster presentations will explore new ideas on the following themes/tracks:
a) Innovative Teaching and Learning with a Focus on Community Engagement
b) Scholarship and Research
a) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
b) Building a Leadership Pipeline through Mentorship and Coaching
a) Wellbeing, Inspiration and Aspiration
b) Advancing Women in Leadership
Registration details are available at
Registration fees: Early Bird, $79 before Feb. 15; Regular, $99 before May 2; and Onsite, $115 on May 16.
NCLR’s Anniversary Celebration is May 19th!
Grab your calendar right now and save the date—Saturday, May 19th, 2018—for NCLR’s Anniversary Celebration in San Francisco! NCLR has been fighting and winning critical victories to protect and defend the entire LGBTQ community. Let’s toast to everything we have accomplished together and party like only we can!! I don’t want this gala to happen without you!
Become an Anniversary Celebration sponsor or buy a table today! View our Anniversary Celebration Sponsorship Brochure for an in-depth view on the benefits of partnering with NCLR. Dinner and Party tickets will go on sale in February. For questions about the event, contact Jennifer Bing at or 415.800.8127. We will be sharing more details in the coming weeks. I can’t wait to see you on May 19th, 2018!
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.
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


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:
Submit a story or a tip by email to:
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 You are not limited to the topics listed above, so please feel free to submit any content that you feel would be a good addition to the blog!


Donation to Gender and Women’s Studies
The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and Center for Research on Gender and Women invite students, alumni, faculty, and friends to make a donation to support our on-going efforts to advance women and gender issues within our teaching and research mission. Please visit the Department and Center websites to learn more about making a donation.
LGBT Books to Prisoners Book Drop
LGBT Books to Prisoners always in need of books. Donated books will help restore the inventory of our library of books to ensure we can continue filling book requests in the future. This local organization sends books to incarcerated LGBTQ+ individuals all across the nation. For more info please visit their website. Some of the highest demand subject matters for request are the following:
* LGBTQ materials (especially trans, gay and bi materials, non-fiction and fiction alike)
* Dictionaries (English, preferably softcover)
* 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 main office (3321 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 main office (3321 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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