4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being
40th Wisconsin Women and Gender Studies Conference
Equity, Sustainability, Empowerment
Arts Offerings at the 2017 Summit on
Women, Gender and Well-being
ART EXHIBITIONS, FILMS, AND INTERACTIVE PROJECTS
Middle Child Photographs an exhibition by artist Alex Orellana
These works will be on display in the Oscar F. and Louise Greiner Mayer Gallery of the Chazen Museum from April 28th – June 25th, with an opening reception Thursday, April 27, 5–7 p.m., in the Paige Court.
Alex Orellana is the winner of the 2017 Chazen Museum Prize for an Outstanding MFA Student. Orellana is a third-year MFA student in the UW–Madison Art Department. They received their BFA in photography from the University of Georgia. Alex will also be presenting on this work in Session 6H with a presentation entitled, Gender Fluidity – Visual Cues of a Binary System, Saturday morning, April 29th, 8:00-9:00,
Film and director’s talk: “Why Women Need to Climb Mountains–A journey through the life and work of Dr. Gerda Lerner “ by filmmaker Renata Keller, will be shown at 6:30 on Thursday, April 27th, in the Pyle Center Alumni Lounge.
Dr. Gerda Lerner (1920-2013) came to UW Madison in 1980 to lead the Women’s History PhD program and was a member of the, then, women’s studies program at the until her retirement in 2000. A grassroots activist, social reformer, writer, and pioneering feminist historian, Gerda Lerner can be called one of the most inspiring women of the 20th century. This documentary (English and German) Why Women Need to climb Mountains – A journey through the life and work of Dr. Gerda Lerner shows in detail her courageous life and work and asks the question: How does knowing our history affect our potential to shape the future? The exploration of the film reaches back into the revolutionary awakening of women in the 20th century, and stretches into the 21st century with the question: what is next?
Step by Step: Building a Feminist Movement, 1941-1977
a film by Joyce Follet, is offered in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the University of Wisconsin System Office of the Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian in rooms 325 & 326 of the Pyle Center on Friday, April 28th, at 7:00pm.
This 1998 film proved beyond a doubt that feminism began well before the 1960s, and that its players were not just the white and middle class. This inspiring film follows the lives of eight Midwestern women, six of whom became founders of NOW. Set against a backdrop of decades of war, prosperity and reform, their stories beautifully illustrate the continuity and diversity of 20th-century feminism, as the participants describe the labor, civil rights, and political movements of the ’40s and ’50s that led them to take independent action for women. Using well-chosen archival footage, stills, music, and primary-source narration, producers offer a panoramic-yet-personal view of the women on feminism’s front lines.
Golden Doors to Freedom Art Project
AT&T Lounge, Pyle Center, Friday April 28 and Saturday April 29th
This ArtWorks for Freedom participatory project turns abandoned doors into dramatic vehicles for communal focus on human trafficking. When working with trafficking survivors and allies in workshops, participants are guided by master gilder William Adair to convert discarded wooden doors into freedom portals. After applying 23k gold leaf to the doors, participants write, stencil, draw, scratch, burnish and embellish them with their own expressions about trafficking.
A finished door will be on display in the Lee Lounge in the Pyle Center throughout Friday and Saturday of the 4W Summit. Times will be posted for the opportunity for creative participation with one of the doors. Co-sponsored by the UW Madison STREETS Project, Artworks for Freedom, Gold Leaf Studios and Govinda Gallery.
Call for Peace: A Timeless Journey Of Hope!
Film and exhibition will be on display Saturday and Sunday, April 28th and 29th, in the Pyle Center, Room Pyle Room 226
A panel discussion about Call for Peace entitled, Honoring Ancestral Knowledge: Realizing the Roots of Tail Feather Woman’s Vision for Peace at The Great Turning!, will be inSession 9J, 3:30-4:30. April 29th, in the Pyle Center.
Recently featured at the International Network of Peace Museums Conference, in Belfast Ireland April 10-12-2017, this is A Traveling Pathways to Peace Museum.
Since 1990 Call For Peace Drum & Dance Company has presented in the U.S. and around the world, providing, a vision for hope and unity, with a message grounded in indigenous wisdom, that all things are interconnected.
The exhibition features a variety of works by artists, authors, film-makers and activists who have undertaken efforts as part of A New People emerging. Leading and guiding from the heart, grounded in partnerships, and creating a pathway for a more peaceful, equitable, healthy, and sustainable solutions for our world!
The film: created in honor of Earth Day, Call For Peace “Dancing The Dream” A New Hope For Humanity! features the first Indigenous ‘Ancient Wisdom Dance’ to be created, by Nick Hockings, Ojibwe. The film will be shown throughout the conference.