RESISTANCE AND REIMAGINATION: GENDER, CHANGE, AND THE ARTS
Please join us April 8-10, 2021 for Resistance and Reimagination: Gender, Change, and the Arts!
Join us April 8-10, 2021 for a fully virtual conference focused on the integration of the arts into our work as a path toward knowing, resistance, and imagination. This year’s theme encourages a feminist lens to argue against a separation amongst art, politics, activism, and epistemology. With the help of the arts, we can envision how to deconstruct, decolonize, and reimagine life and society. Creative work can be seen as an end in itself and as a feminist tool of inquiry, knowledge production, and critical resistance.
This year we will feature virtual posters, art exhibits, and roundtables discussions that consider the arts as a site of inquiry, pedagogical practice, methodology, activism, exploration, and social transformation. Our keynotes and plenaries similarly include conversations with scholars, students, activists, artists, civil society leaders, and community members who consider the arts as a site of inquiry, pedagogical practice, methodology, activism, exploration, and social transformation.
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2020 International Day of the Girl: Our Daughters, Our World
We were fortunate to have had the opportunity to host the virtual 2020 International Day of the Girl: Our Daughters, Our World event with AFRICaide and the United Nations Association Dane County Chapter.
To commemorate 150th Anniversary of Women receiving degrees at UW-Madison, the Senior Class office geared their 2019 Senior Class Gift towards supporting women on campus through In Her Honor. Designed by artist Victoria Reed for the 2019 Senior Class, the statue represents female empowerment and influence. The statue was revealed on Monday, May 6th.
Monday, May 6th, 2019
2019 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Wellbeing, with the theme of Transformative Education: Then. When? Now!
April 11-13, 2019
International Women's Day 2020
We were honored to host International Women's Day with AFRICaide, the United Nations AssociationDane County Chapter, UW-Madison African Studies Program, and Madison Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority! The 2020 celebratory event was held on Saturday, March 7th from 10-3 at Gordon Commons with Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway giving the keynote speech.
Honoring Ada Deer with the Inaugural 4W UNESCO Prize on Gender, Wellbeing and a Culture of Peace.
On November 19th, 2019, we were proud to have presented the inaugural 4W UNESCO Chair Prize on Gender, Wellbeing and Culture of Peace to Ada Deer. Ada Deer is a Distinguished Lecturer in the American Indian Studies Program and the School of Social Work; former Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Interior; and head of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Begun in 2019 in conjunction with the 150th year of women obtaining degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Wisconsin Womxn Lead Gala will be an annual event to celebrate student leadership.
April 3, 2019
4W was honored to host a film screening and discussion of Irioweniasi: El Hilo de la Luna (The Thread of the Moon), as part of the 4W STREETS of Hope II Forum on Human Trafficking in the Context …
June 22nd marked the 150th anniversary of the first 6 women to graduate from UW in 1869. In commemoration of this special anniversary, Babcock Dairy helped us create a feature ice cream flavor, a delicious mix of vanilla, strawberry, and caramel called "150th Anniversberry!"
The 2019 celebration of International Women's Day: Better the Balance, Better the World celebrated women from all walks of life and highlighted and reflected on the work of those who have been engaged in improving conditions for women locally, nationally, and internationally.
Sat, March 2, 2019
2018 4W Summit on Women, Gender, and Wellbeing
2018 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Wellbeing, with the theme of Our Bodies, Our Earth: Gender, Violence, and Peacemaking
April 12-14, 2018
November, 11 2018 Education in Developing Countries The importance of providing education to women in developing countries and what we can do to help. A talk with Ginny Carroll Founder of Circle of Sisterhood