Resistance and Reimagination: Gender, Change, and The Arts
April 8-10, 2021
Virtual Event | Free and Open to the Public
The UW System Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium
UW-Madison’s 4W Initiative: Women & Wellbeing in Wisconsin & the World
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.
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.