4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being
41st Wisconsin Women and Gender Studies Conference
April 12-14, 2018
Pyle Center, Madison, WI
4W Summit on Women, Gender, and Well-Being:
Our Bodies, Our Earth: Voice, Violence, and Peacemaking
Join us for the 2018 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being, with the theme of Our Bodies, Our Earth: Voice, Violence, and Peacemaking.
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.
Plan to join participants from across the disciplines for a program of speakers and presenters addressing feminist perspectives on women, gender and voice in research, scholarship, program development, pedagogy, curriculum, creative work, and/or community activism. Presenters have been 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.
The Summit will begin Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 4:00 with the Soffa Keynote Lecture by May Sabe Phyu, Director, Gender Equality Network (GEN). This lecture is a J. Jobe and Marguerite Jacqmin Soffa Lecture sponsored by the Human Rights Program, The International Division, and the Global Legal Studies Center. This and the other plenary sessions are free and open to the public. If you are not attending the entire 4W Summit, please register here.
A program of concurrent sessions will be offered throughout Friday and Saturday, interspersed with four plenary presentations by local and national activists, artists, scholars, and educators.
Co-conveners are University of Wisconsin Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium and the UW-Madison 4W Initiative (Women, Well-being, Wisconsin, The World).
The 4W Summit co-convenors and sponsors are honored to be holding this conference under the auspices of the UNESCO Chair on Gender, Wellbeing, and a Culture of Peace part of a global United Nations Platform on education, science, and culture.
Past Wisconsin Women and Gender Studies conference programs.