Join us for a Virtual International Women’s Day Celebration featuring Dr. Patty Loew!
Saturday, March 6, 2021, 12-2:30 PM.
View the full program agenda here.
The event will feature Dr. Patty Loew, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research at Northwestern University and Professor in the Medill School of Journalism. A citizen of Mashkiiziibii – the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe – Dr. Loew is a former broadcast journalist in public and commercial television. She is the author of four books, including Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal; Native People of Wisconsin, which is used by 20,000 Wisconsin school children as a social studies text; Teachers Guide to Native People of Wisconsin; and Seventh Generation Earth Ethics. In 2019, she produced a StoryMap and GPS-guided Indigenous Tour of Northwestern.
Dr. Loew’s talk is entitled, “Ogimaakwe (Women Leaders) and Native American Social Justice Movements.” Native women have taken lead roles as water protectors, advocates for missing and murdered Indigenous women, champions of food sovereignty and security and other human rights movements. Dr. Patty Loew (Mashkiiziibii Ojibwe) explores the impact of Ogimaakwe in Native America on the front lines of some of the most important initiatives of the 21st century.
Save the date for our free virtual conference, “Resistance and Reimagination: Gender, Change, and the Arts!”
April 8-10, 2021
Hosted by the 4W Initiative and the UW System Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium
CLICK HERE to register, learn more, and view the full conference schedule!
4W Conveners: Engaging Our Campus
Lori DiPrete Brown, MSPH, M.T.S
Director, 4W Initiative
“The opportunities for women in our world today are as great as the challenges. We who are involved with 4W—faculty, staff, students, supporters, and community partners—find hope, joy, and purpose in this shared work. We proceed with the awareness that we ourselves are a work in progress. We aim to grow in our ability to place the lived experiences of women and historically marginalized people at the center of our concerns. It is by directing the assets of UW-Madison toward these concerns that we make life better for women, make the world better for all, and provide an example of the ways in which higher education can engage in transformative societal change.”
Soyeon Shim, PhD
Dean, School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison
“From the very beginning, 4W’s leadership saw how women’s wellbeing intimately influenced the wellbeing of children, families, marketplaces, and communities the world over. They saw that human ecology nexus and invested in it wholeheartedly. I am proud that SoHE provided fertile ground to seed the 4W Initiative several years ago and that it has since gone on, thanks to the generous support of donors and grantmakers, to flower into such an impactful organization today.”
Janet Hyde, PhD
Chair, Department of Gender & Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin- Madison
“The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies is united with the 4W Initiative in working toward the wellbeing of women in Wisconsin, the nation, and around the world. Gender and Women’s Studies does its part by offering dozens of relevant courses for undergraduates, such as our gender and women’s health course. Our faculty conduct pathbreaking research on gender and women’s issues. We are proud to be a co- convener of the 4W Initiative, which has ignited such excitement on campus.”
Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH
Director, Global Health Institute, UW-Madison
“Women are critical to addressing the crises facing us today: climate change, institutional racism, and the pandemic.”
Rebecca Blank, PhD
Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“The School of Human Ecology, the Global Health Institute and the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies have created 4W with a strong partnership that brings together top researchers from many fields to focus on one central question: How do we harness the power of scientific knowledge to improve the lives of women around the world? This program can have a deep and lasting impact on women, their families, and their communities. And by creating international leadership and service learning opportunities for our students, 4W will inspire a new generation of scholars dedicated to women’s health and wellbeing.”