RESISTANCE AND REIMAGINATION: GENDER, CHANGE, AND THE ARTS
2020 Conference Co-convened by the 4W Initiative, UW-System Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium, and UW-Madison’s Gender and Women’s Studies Graduate Students
Initiated in 2019 to mark the 150th anniversary of the awarding of bachelor’s degrees to women at UW, the In Her Honor Fund celebrates lives marked by scholarly achievement and public legacy, as well as extraordinary lives devoted to family and community. Gifts will be used to support campus programs that make life better for women and the world better for all. Click here to learn more and make a gift!
Join us on December 12th at 4pm in the Hamel Family Browsing Library in Memorial Union for cocoa, cookies, and a celebration of the NEW In Her Honor gathering space!
The 4W Leadership Circle is a collective of leaders from a range of fields, working to make life better for women and make the world better for all.
Featured News & Events
GHI Associate Director and 4W Initiative Director Lori DiPrete Brown was recognized for her work on women’s well-being in Wisconsin and around the world.
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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.”
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 well-being.”
Soyeon Shim, PhD
Dean, School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison
“When women suffer, everyone suffers – men, children, communities and families. The challenges facing women in Wisconsin and around the globe are multifaceted, thorny, and stubborn. Big problems need big thinkers. The 4W Initiative brings together alumni, students, innovators, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and communities to find answers where none exist, and to do so with empathy. That’s why I am proud to be part of this initiative, and excited about the future.”
Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH
Director, Global Health Institute, UW-Madison
“Women hold the key to health at home, in their communities, across their nations, and around the globe.”
Chair, Department of Gender & Women’s Studies, UW-Madison
“Gender and Women’s studies scholars are engaged in gender analysis to better understand how women the world over are striving to improve their livelihoods, health, education, role in politics, and other concerns. The 4W Initiative allows for collaborative synergies across campus and beyond around these issues.”