Submissions are due Friday, November 9, 2018
to present for this exciting regional conference:
April 11-13, 2019
Pyle Center and Memorial Union, UW-Madison
We are bringing together prominent global leaders, national and international scholars, practitioners, students, artists, and community members to share information and experiences and build ongoing networks around timely challenges related to women and well-being.
The Summit will begin Thursday, April 11, 2018 at 4:00 with the Soffa Lecture by an international scholar. A program of concurrent sessions will be offered throughout Friday and Saturday, interspersed with 4 plenary presentations by local and national activists, scholars, and educators.
For the concurrent sessions we are seeking proposals on the broadly defined summit theme of Transformative Education: Then. When? Now!
We call on academics, teachers, students, community leaders, artists, activists, and others to consider how education can be transformative at the intersections of class, gender, sexuality, race, ability, and other axes of identity, and how it can inform our current and future work toward well-being and empowerment for women, girls and their families in Wisconsin and the world.
The organizers welcome proposals from across the disciplines addressing feminist perspectives on women and gender in research, scholarship, program development, pedagogy, curriculum, creative work and/or community activism.
We seek responses from traditional disciplines as well as the fields of Ecofeminism, Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, LGBTQ Studies, and Sexuality Studies, especially as they as they intersect with such areas as: Ethnic Studies, Class Studies, Disability Studies, International Studies, Poverty Studies, Peace Studies, Global Health, and Environmental and/or Sustainability Studies, and other inter-disciplines.
Participants are encouraged to draw upon the range of perspectives on gender and social justice to examine transformational education of the past, present and future, toward the well-being and empowerment for women, girls and their families, in Wisconsin and the world.
A general focus on intersecting diversity issues and identities, as well as emerging and effective educational and organizational practices/processes is encouraged. Model practices, actions, and case studies suitable for replication (or to be avoided) are especially welcome, particularly as they relate to the curricular and co-curricular educational advancement of our students and to the fields of Women’s, Gender, Racial/Ethnic, LGBTQ Studies, Global and Health Studies, and Feminist Environmental Studies.
Panels, posters, papers, creative presentations, workshops, and round tables are welcome. We particularly encourage panels that represent approaches to topics which are collaborative, cooperative, diverse, interdisciplinary, and inter-generational.
Student-driven sessions are welcome. Undergraduate and Graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals for programs that share research, engage in dialogue around intersecting identities, and/or share best and emerging practices or programs.
This is the 42nd Annual Wisconsin Women’s and Gender Studies Conference. Past conference programs can be seen here.