4W and WGSC 2021 Conference

Resistance and Reimagination: Gender, Change, and The Arts

April 8-10, 2021
Virtual Event | Free and Open to the Public

Co-Convened by
The UW System Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium
and
UW-Madison’s 4W Initiative: Women & Wellbeing in Wisconsin & the World

Doors Image: Golden Door to Freedom created by ArtWorks for Freedom and master gilder William Adair along with trafficking survivors and allies
Golden Door to Freedom created by ArtWorks for Freedom and master gilder William Adair along with trafficking survivors and allies.

The virtual conference took place April 8-10, 2021, and focused on the integration of the arts into our work as a path toward knowing, resistance, and imagination. This year’s theme encourages a feminist lens to argue against a separation amongst art, politics, activism, and epistemology. With the help of the arts, we can envision how to deconstruct, decolonize, and reimagine life and society. Creative work can be seen as an end in itself and as a feminist tool of inquiry, knowledge production, and critical resistance.

This year we will feature virtual posters, art exhibits, and roundtables discussions that consider the arts as a site of inquiry, pedagogical practice, methodology, activism, exploration, and social transformation. Our keynotes and plenaries similarly include conversations with scholars, students, activists, artists, civil society leaders, and community members who consider the arts as a site of inquiry, pedagogical practice, methodology, activism, exploration, and social transformation.

This conference is completely free and open to the public. See below for registration information.

 

Schedule

Frequently Asked Questions

Keynotes and Plenaries

Artist Exhibition

Pre-Recorded Presentations and Virtual Poster Session

 

The conference co-conveners and sponsors are honored to hold

this event under the auspices of the UNESCO Chair on Gender, Wellbeing, and a Culture of Peace

as part of a global United Nations Platform

on education, science, and culture.