University of Wisconsin–Madison

4W Summit On Women, Gender, and Well-Being

The 4W is seeking proposals on the broadly defined theme of Our Bodies, Our Earth: Voice, Violence, and Peacemaking from across the disciplines addressing feminist perspectives on women, gender and voice in research, scholarship, program development, pedagogy, curriculum, creative work and/or community activism.

The 4W interprets ‘voice, violence and peacemaking’ broadly and will consider proposals focused on topics from self-defined community action, to UN Policy development, to institutional or classroom transformation, and beyond.

Seeking responses from traditional disciplines as well as the fields of EcofeminismWomen’s Studies, Gender Studies, LGBTQ Studies, and Sexuality Studies, especially as they as they intersect with such areas as: Ethnic Studies, Class Studies, Disability Studies, International Studies, Poverty Studies, Peace Studies, Global Health, and Environmental and/or Sustainability Studies, and other inter-disciplines.

Participants are 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.

Plan to join 100+ presenters:  students, faculty, activists, artists, and community members, and consider how gendered knowledge is created and experienced at the axes of identities.

April 12th @ 4 p.m. – April 14th @ 5 p.m.