From the Inside Out // De Dentro Hacia Afuera
“From the Inside Out” // “De Adentro Hacia Afuera,” is a project by the 4W Women and Wellbeing Initiative and Meninas Cartoneras Editorial in Madrid, Spain. The project gathered the voices and artistic expressions of people around the world that bore witness to the many ways that COVID-19 has impacted us and to create as a collective vision for the future. With our dual language platform, people from countries such as México, Spain, Perú, United States, Colombia, Chile, Portugal, Italia and others, have shared in either English or Spanish their experiences as narrative, poetry, photos, and/or drawings.
Their reflections on their experiences during COVID 19 respond to questions such as: What have you learned about yourself and your community? What was hidden in your life that has been uncovered? These stories and works of art also express a vision about the future and respond to inquiries such as: What are your worries, fears, hopes and dreams? What matters now? In this e-book, the different stages of our collective experience are organized to reflect care, loss, sorrow, comfort, thought, and hope, and to design the path we seek to trace together and as a way to create change in our world.
Download the e-book here!
“Resistance and Reimagination: Gender, Change, and the Arts”
April 8-10, 2021
Virtual Conference hosted by the 4W Initiative and the UW System Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium.
Stay tuned for video recordings and other highlights from our 2021 conference!
Continue exploring the Resistance and Reimagination Virtual Artist Exhibition here.
International Women's Day 2021
Over 150 participants from Wisconsin, the nation, and around the world joined us virtually to celebrate International Women's Day! Together we shared our strengths, learned about Native American women leaders from Dr. Patty Loew, honored trailblazers, and - of course - danced! Stay tuned for photos and an event recording.
2019 Senior Class Gift Statue Reveal
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
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.
1st Annual Wisconsin Womxn Lead Gala
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
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.
Ice Cream Social
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!"
International Women's Day 2019: Better The Balance, Better The World
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