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 12, 2018 at 4:00 with the Soffa Keynote Lecture bu 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;
Our Bodies, Our Earth: Voice, Violence, and Peacemaking
We call on academics, teachers, students, community leaders, artists, activists, and others, to consider how knowledge is formed and experienced at the intersections of class, gender, sexuality, race, ability, and other axes of identity, and how this informs 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 the present and future of 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 41st Annual Wisconsin Women’s and Gender Studies Conference. Past conference programs can be seen here.