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2013-14 Colloquium Series
3:30pm in 3401 Sterling Hall

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Ellen Mortensen, Gender & Women’s Studies Visiting Scholar
“Affective Aesthetics: Art, Force & Sexual Difference”
In this talk Mortensen will explore the notion of affect as it relates to current movements in aesthetics, notably the tradition of aesthetics that has emerged in the wake of Nietzsche’s radical overturning of Western metaphysics. While much of the post-Kantian tradition of philosophical aesthetics have dwelled on the question of ideal aesthetic form, Nietzsche insists on the primacy of bodily affects in his projection of art as life-engendering force—articulated in conjunction with his thinking on the will to power. Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s ethico-aesthetic project locate their thinking on art within the parameters of this Nietzschean legacy, all the while bringing Spinoza and Bergson into the conversation. For Deleuze and Guattari, art is a privilegded force-field in the facilitating of becomings, through which new possibilities of life might emerge. For all of these thinkers, the questions of sexual difference and sexuality are implicated in the problematic. For Nietzsche, a trans-valuation “in the feminine” is required in order for art to optimize its life-enhancing forces, while for Deleuze and Guattri an affective movement of “becoming-woman”, “becoming-child”, “becoming-animal” and “becoming-molecular” is required for the forces of art to be affirmed. In affective aesthetics, which is at the same time an ethics and a practical philosophy, it is a question of what art can do, not what it means or what its ideal value is. Rather, in affective aesthetics, art is what allows for life-affirming becomings, new possibilities for freedom and new styles of life.
Panel on Women, Health, and Human Rights: The Keys are Right in Front of You: Women, Feminism, and Sustainable Peace-Building.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 12:00-1:30 pm, Global Health, 1010 Medical Sciences Center, 1300 University Ave.
Teresa Langle de Paz, Women’s Knowledge International and Culture of Peace Foundation,
Araceli Alonso, Women’s Knowledge International and Culture of Peace Foundation, Gender & Women's Studies, and Medicine & Public Health,
Lalita du Perron, Center for South Asia, Lori DiPrete, Global Health, and
Jessica Mason, Gender & Women's Studies.
Sponsored by the Health Cluster of the Human Rights Program, Global Health, Global Legal Studies, International Studies, L&S, and the Mellon Foundation.
For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2240.
Students Envisioning Trans Pedagogies
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3:30-5pm, 3401 Sterling Hall
The first (but not last!) event of its kind, Students Envisioning Trans Pedagogies brings together a small panel of undergraduate and graduate student educators sharing perspective and techniques toward transgender-friendly pedagogies and practices. It's a great opportunity for all students, staff, and faculty to learn more about gender in the classroom.
Teresa Langle de Paz, Director of Women’s Knowledge International, Foundation Culture of Peace, Ciudad Universitaria de Cantoblanco, Madrid, Spain
Friday, May 9, 2014, 1:00pm, 3401 Sterling Hall
“The Golden Lever for Politics: Feminist Emotion and Women’s Agency”
Dr. Langle de Paz reflections on “feminist emotion” are developed through a multidisciplinary engagement with diverse venues of feminist theory. Her concept of “feminist emotion” reconciles post-structuralist notions of the subject and phenomenologically rooted subjectivity with pragmatically oriented feminist claims. She proposes a move away from ideals of feminist consciousness as the ultimate venue for women’s emancipation and autonomy, and claims the need to look for signs and make use of preliminary and epistemologically unstable forms of emotional emancipation for personal and social change.


Madeleine Pape
“Gender Relations, Citizenship and Participatory Budgeting: The case of Chicago”
Tuesday, April 22, 12:30pm, Havens Center (8108)
(Politics, Culture, and Society Brownbag)
Erik Olin Wright
“An Introduction to Marxism and Feminism”
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 5:30-6:30pm, Campus Women's Center, 333 East Campus Mall
In an effort to make feminist and sociological theory more accessible, the Campus Women's Center is hosting a workshop with the amazing Erik Olin Wright on Marxism and feminism.
We will be exploring the ways in which they have been historically utilized together (both successfully and unsuccessfully) in attempts to realize their emancipatory visions.
This event will assume no prior knowledge of Marxist or Feminist theory, but it will also delve deep enough into the nuances of their intersections for even the biggest theory aficionados to learn something new.
Plus, it will be lots of fun and there may be snacks
As always, individuals of all identities are welcome!
Annabel Ipsen
“Rethinking Feminization of Work in Uruguayan Citrus Packing Plants”
Thursday, April 24, 12:30pm, 2435 Social Sciences
Sarah Banet-Weiser, University of Southern California
“Economies of Visibility: Girl Empowerment Organizations and the Market for Empowerment”
Thursday April 24, 4-5:30pm, 4070 Vilas Hall
Dr. Banet-Weiser is a professor at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California, where she researches feminist theory, youth culture, popular and consumer culture, media, and cultural studies.
Stephanie Luce, Ph.D., associate professor of labor studies at the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education at the City University of New York (CUNY) School for Professional Studies
“Lifting Up Low-Wage Work”
2014 Roberta Gassman Distinguished Lecture
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 5 p.m., Waisman Center Auditorium
In 2011, 28% of all US workers – almost 37M people - earned poverty-wages. Despite a supposed economic recovery, the US is facing a crisis of low-wage jobs and working poverty, and even workers with college degrees cannot be assured of attaining high wages and stable jobs. This talk will discuss some of the possible solutions to our low-wage jobs crisis. Stephanie Luce, assoc prof at CUNY, is a noted labor scholar best known for research on living wage campaigns and movements. She is a UW alum.
La Cineteca presents: Le fate ignoranti (2001)
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7 p.m., L196 Education Building
After Antonia's husband is struck by a car and killed, she learns he had been cheating on her with a man. Astonished and intrigued by his secret life, she goes to see her husband's lover, Michele, and finds a huge apartment that he shares with gay and transgendered friends, including a Turkish immigrant and a prostitute. Her subsequent contact with this new family proves decisive in helping her begin a new phase of her life.
Christina Sunardi, visiting artist, Ethnomusicology, University of Washington
Complicating Senses of Gender and Islam in East Java through Music and Dance
Friday, April 25, 2014, 4:00 pm, 1641 Mosse Humanities Bldg., 455 N. Park St.
Sponsored by Persuatuan Mahasiswa Indonesia di Amerika Serikat (PERMIAS), Music, Southeast Asian Studies, Dance, and University Lectures Committee
For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-338-4209.
"After Tiller," Film Screening
Friday, April 25, 2014, 5pm, Marquee Theater, Union South
This films was shown by Madison NOW earlier this semester and was very well received.
After the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in 2009, there are a limited number of doctors left in the country who are willing to provide third-trimester abortions for women. This documentary follows the unfolding stories of these doctors, all of whom were close colleagues of Dr. Tiller, who are fighting to keep this service available in the wake of his death. "Any viewer with an interest in this issue, whether pro-life, pro-choice or agnostic, ought to see this heart-piercing report from the front lines" -Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Watch the Trailer here!
Breakfast on the Farm
Association of Women in Agriculture
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 8:00am, Stock Pavilion
The Association of Women in Agriculture is hosting its 19th annual “Breakfast on the Farm: Where Families & Agriculture Meet.” Join us for a delicious breakfast and learn about our agricultural industry. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, milk, coffee, juice, and a sundae for dessert. Enjoy the petting zoo, educational activities, and a visit from Bucky Badger.
Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for senior citizens (65+), $5 for students (K-UW), $3 for children ages 5 and under. Get a dollar off admission if you bring three canned food items to donate to the Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. Contact: 931-1711, mnickels@wisc.edu
The Abortion Diaries Screening and Panel Discussion
Tuesday, April 29th 00PM, 1313 Sterling Hall
Join NARAL Pro-Choice WI and Choice Out Loud - UW-Madison in a showing of "The Abortion Diaries" followed by a panel discussion about the stigma and silence surrounding abortion. The Abortion Diaries presents the stories of 12 diverse women and the filmmaker's own "abortion diaries". Following the film, panelists from Wisconsin and Madison NOW, WI Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Women's Medical Fund, Inc., and Rep. Chris Taylor will discuss their activism and work with abortion and reproductive justice. The silence and stigma surrounding abortion end here.
Crossed Wires: A Conversation on Building Interactive Feminist Communities
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 7:00pm, 1131 Humanities Building
What is digital activism and how does it connect our community? Join the UW Gender and Women's Studies Club in welcoming speakers from Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, Guerrilla Feminism, Wisconsin Women's Network, Sex Out Loud, and Wisconsin National Organization for Women to discuss how we connect our feminist communities through social media and digital activism.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 7:00pm, Campus Women's Center, 4416 SAC
What kind of a feminist are you? 3rd Wave Feminist? Facebook Feminist? Twitter Feminist? Tumblr Feminist?
Come chat about pop culture icons, like Beyonce, Janet Mock, Miley Cyrus, and J.Lo, and the modern feminist issues they bring to the table!
Snacks will be provided!
Adria Imada
Thursday, May 1st, 2014
Professor Imada is Associate Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies and Affiliate Faculty in the Critical Gender Studies Program at the University of California, San Diego. She is the author of the 2012 book "Aloha America: Hula Circuits through the U.S. Empire."
Brown Bag, 12-1PM in 6110 Vilas Hall. Please RSVP with Sara McKinnon at smckinnon@wisc.edu to get selected readings and reserve your spot.
Lecture, 7pm in the H.F. DeLuca Forum of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
"Aloha America: Hula Circuits as Alternative Archives," Dessert Reception to Follow
SPRING 2014 Interdisciplinary Sexuality Seminar (ISS)
ISS is a collaboration between University of Wisconsin Madison and the Medical College of Wisconsin Center for Aids Intervention Research (CAIR).
The Interdisciplinary Sexuality Seminar (ISS) focuses on the scientific exploration of human sexual behavior and sexual identities. This research cluster offers an interdisciplinary environment for students, faculty and researchers interested in sex and sexuality to present their work and participate in an open dialogue about sex research. We welcome all scientific methodologies, from qualitative to quantitative research methods and both theoretical and applied orientations. Our speakers have included researchers from CAIR, faculty and graduate students from sociology, psychology and women’s studies and visiting scholars.

Intersex and Trans* Communities: Commonalities and Tensions
Friday, May 2nd – Milwaukee
Cary Gabriel Costello, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
Department of Sociology
Coordinator, LGBT+ Studies Program

*Unless otherwise noted, all talks scheduled for Madison will be held on the University of Wisconsin, Madison
Campus. We will meet in room 8411 of Sewell Social Science Building located at 1180 Observatory Drive.
**All talks scheduled for Milwaukee will be held at the Center for Aids Intervention Research (CAIR), located at 2071 North Summit Avenue.
The 6th Annual UW-Madison Women & Leadership Symposium
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Check in: 7:30 a.m.- 8:00 a.m.
Symposium: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Special Event: Rooftop Terrace Reception: 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
UW-Madison Campus

Registration only $50
*Includes exclusive Special Event for Symposium attendees*
Join colleagues at this exciting leadership event. A day of networking, professional development, and learning from women leaders. Twelve+ engaging workshops throughout the day. Topics and descriptions to be posted soon!


Film Screening: 'Girl Rising' 2012
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 5:30 pm, Fresh Madison Market Event Room (upper level), 703 University Ave.
Join together on Earth Day to support the power of education of girls to change our world. This celebration is being held as a fundraiser for a Global Health Capstone project, Girls Empowered to Promote Wellness. Space is limited; reserve by e-mailing or phoning to address or number provided below. Film tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world who face arranged marriages, child slavery, and other heartbreaking injustices. Despite these obstacles, the brave girls offer hope and inspiration. By getting an education, they're able to break barriers and create change. Each girl's story was written by a renowned writer from her native country. Sponsored by Global Health and the Fresh Madison Market.
For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-345-0957.
Human Trafficking: Definitions, Recognition, Response
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:00-8:00 pm • Sister Joel Read Center
3400 South 43rd Street, Milwaukee
What are the factors that have made Milwaukee a hub of human trafficking? What kinds of trafficking are happening in our own community? This forum will attempt to address this complex and world-wide human problem to better understand its legal, social and political dimensions. The goal of the Forum is to provide participants with a working definition of human trafficking, an understanding of the trafficking connections between Milwaukee and the national and international community, tools for potentially identifying instances of trafficking, and strategies with which we can become empowered to take action. A Resource Fair of community organizations will be available at 5:30 p.m.
Guest Panelists include:
Rachel Monaco-Wilcox, JD, Chair and Assistant Professor, Mount Mary University and Elder Law mediator, Rachel Monaco-Wilcox LLC
Dr. Sebastian Ssempijja, PhD, Psychologist
Karine Moreno Taxman, JD, Assistant U.S. Attorney
Dana World-Patterson, Chair, Human Trafficking Taskforce of Greater Milwaukee
Alverno Forum is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at alverno.edu/forum.
For additional information or to register by phone, contact Laura Sear at 414-382-6177.
Sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences and Alverno’s Research Center for Women and Girls
Healing Through Music and Movement Therapy
Friday, April 25, 2014, 4:00-6:00pm, Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy
Open House & Program. Music therapist RoseAnna P. Cyr, MA, MT-BC and Movement Therapist Grace Valentine, MA, LPC will show how these therapies are used. Voluntary participation in exercises in grounding boundaries and self-expression. Light refreshments. Held at 16 N Hancock Street. Sponsored by the Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy. For more information visit HancockCenter.net or call (608) 251-0908.
Yoni Ki Baat
The Womyn of Color Vagina Monologues
We will be having three FREE shows at the Rotunda Studio (Overture Center):
Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:00pm
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 3:00pm and 7:00pm
"Yoni Ki Baat," loosely translated as "Talk of the Vagina," is a nationwide theatre ensemble dedicated to creating a space in which womyn of color can express their own views on sexuality and their bodies - topics which are traditionally kept "hush-hush" in many of our cultures and communities.
The Madison chapter of South Asian Sisters welcomes EVERYONE to this inspiring production!
Questions? Email us at yonikibaatmadison@gmail.com.
The Vagina Monologues
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 5:00-8:30pm, The Brink Lounge, 701 East Washington Ave, Ste 105
UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence in collaboration with the V-Day Organization proudly presents:
The Vagina Monologues is a collection of women’s stories of sexual violence, transformation, and liberation that honors Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Tickets are $8 pre-sale, $10 at the door. Proceeds will benefit UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence and V-Day Organization’s Spotlight Campaign.
tickets for sale at Los Gemelos restaurant located on 6713 Odana Road Madison Wi , Centro Hispano of Dane County , La Movida Services & visiting www.thebrinklounge.com
For more information contact Veronica Lazo, UNIDOS Executive Director, at 608-256-9195 Ext. 201.
A Spark for RCC!
May 5-12, 2014, Online
Online community auction benefiting the Rape Crisis Center. Check online throughout April for GREAT items and fun experiences- all up for bid to support the work of RCC. For more information visit RCCSpark.org or email RCCSpark @ gmail.com.
27th Annual Wisconsin Women in Government Scholarship & Recognition Gala
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 5:00pm, Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
WWIG’s premiere bipartisan fundraising gala will be held at the Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center in downtown Madison on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
The networking reception will begin at 5:00pm with the awards program and keynote address set to commence at 7:00pm. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served throughout the evening.
2014 Keynote Speaker: Kay Bailey Hutchison
Purchase your ticket to attend here: http://conta.cc/1pj6aae
Listen to Your Mother - 5th Annual Celebration of Mothers' Day
Sunday, May 11, 2014, 3:00pm, Barrymore Theater (2090 Atwood Ave.)
Give Motherhood a Microphone! Featuring readings from local writers:
Lisa Bagchi , Araceli Esparza, Jenny Fiore, Cate Guggino, Erin Hanusa, Abby Jakowski, Andrea Noeske, Jen Rubin, Deb Tetzlaff, Teresita Torrence, Becky Vanderaa & Sara Williams. Founder and National Director Ann Imig will emcee and read, as well. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.barrymorelive.com or #608-241-8633
OutReach's 6th Annual Garden Party
Thursday, May 22, 2014, 5:30 to 7:30pm
7356 W. Caledonia Rd. Edgerton WI 53534
William Wartmann and the Board of Directors of OutReach LGBT Community Center invite you to our 6th Annual Garden Party. Help us celebrate spring and support OutReach. In addition to the beautiful lawn, gardens and prairie, the event will feature a hot and cold buffet and beverages, mingling and a brief program. People of all ages, races, genders, and sexual orientations are welcome to attend. At our host's request alcohol will not be served. For more info call us at 608.255.8582 or go to www.lgbtoutreach.org!
First Annual Madison Womyn's Music & Arts Festival
Sunday, June 1, 2014, at 2:00pm - 10:00pm, High Noon Saloon, 701 E. Washington
2 PM Welcome to the first annual MadFest! ...
Presentation by the Demeter Foundation, event beneficiaries. http://www.thedemeterfoundation.com/
2:30 PM Thistle & Thorns http://www.thistlespace.org/
3:30 PM Dana Perry http://www.reverbnation.com/danaperry
4:30 PM Irene Keenan Jr. http://www.irenekeenanjr.com/
5:30 PM Seasaw http://www.singseasaw.com/
6:30 Holo Mink http://www.reverbnation.com/christinlight
7:30 Beth Kille http://www.bethkille.com/
8:30 Mami Wata -- All Women African Drum troupe
$10 to get in with proceeds benefiting women struggling in or around the Wisconsin prison system.
Door prizes! Silent Auction! Vendors! Art and Artists featuring women's work!
DJs Steph Stringer from In Her Infinite Variety on WORT 89.9 FM and Kayla Kush, reggae DJ from WSUM 91.7 FM will spin all afternoon on the patio.
There will be a letter-writing table set up to start penpal relationships with women in prison in Wisconsin. There will also be a donations box for books to prisoners. Bring only soft cover new books to donate.
OutReach Pride Parade
Sunday, August 10, 2014, 1pm to 5pm
Wisconsin State Capitol, 2 East Main Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703
OutReach is hosting the Pride Parade in Madison Wisconsin this year. We will gather at the Capitol Square and march down State Street to the Library Mall. A rally and entertainment will follow.
Sponsors include Woof's Madison, Plan B, Madison WI, FIVE Nightclub, Our Lives Magazine, Fair Wisconsin, and PFLAG.
Our Planning Committee members include: Ryan Petty, President, Angie Alcorta, Board member, Steve Starkey, Executive Director, Brian Poncé, Publications Director, Patrick Farabaugh, John Smallwood, Corey Gresen, Dino Maniaci, Dave Eick, Derwin Leigh
More details will be made available soon.
OutReach 22nd Annual Awards Banquet
Friday, September 12, 2014, 5pm to 9pm
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolan Dr, Madison WI 53703
Save the date! Our 22nd Annual Banquet date has been set with Monona Terrace. Madison Gas & Electric will be the Diamond Sponsor of our 22nd Annual Awards Banquet.
More details will be made available soon.


"Women on Topic" Brown Bag
1st Monday of every month, noon, WWN Conference Room, located in the Center for Change, 612 W. Main St., Suite 200, Madison
All "Women on Topic" Brown Bag discussions are free to WWN members. Non-members wishing to attend are encouraged to join the WWN at a reduced rate, or to give a small donation at any level at the door in support of the series. Have an idea for a great Brown Bag discussion topic or want more information about the series? Call us at 608-255-9809 or email info@wiwomensnetwork.org.
Jane Addams Book Club
1st Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8:00pm, Goodman South Library, 2222 S Park St
May 6 - The Lace Reader Novel by Brunonia Barry
June 3 Double Header - The Chalice & the Blade by Riane Eisler and The Last Witchfinder Novel by James Morrow
July 1 - Missing Mila, Finding Family by Margaret Ward
August 5 - Living Downstream by Sandra Steingraber
September 2 - The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
October 7 - Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
For more information call 846-5217 or mhsanderson@hotmail.com
Sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch. http://wilpf-madison.org
Feminism On-Tap
1st Wednesday of every month, 5:30pm, TBA
Feminism on Tap is a series of monthly happy hour events hosted by women's organizations in Madison, including Wisconsin Women’s Network, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, 9to5 Wisconsin, and the Madison National Organization for Women. It's an opportunity for women's rights advocates and other community members to mingle, support each other, develop ideas for collaboration, and discuss local efforts to advance women and girls in Wisconsin. Be sure to like "Feminism on Tap" on Facebook to learn about upcoming events. See you there!
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch
2nd Wednesday of every month. 6:30-8:00pm, Goodman South Library, 2222 S Park St
For more information call 846-5217 or mhsanderson@hotmail.com
Madison NOW
2nd & 4th Monday of every month
6:00pm, Madison Central Public Library, 201 W Mifflin St
9to5 Madison
3rd Tuesday of every month
6:30pm, Cargo Coffee in the Constellation on E. Washington
QUEERSPEAK: monthly open mic night (for queer-identified folks and allies)
The fourth Wednesday of every month, 7:30pm-9:30pm, Dutch's Auto Repair (202 Regas Rd.)
Sign up by 7:15 to be assured a spot in the lineup. Additional volunteer performers will be taken if time permits. **Hosted by members of LGBTQ Narratives**
Questions? Email queerspeakmadison@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook!

Each Wednesday – 7pm WORT, 89.9 FM Tune in to locally produced LGBT show "Queery." - Queery features local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender news & information that affecting Madison's LGBT community in a news magazine format. The first show of every month is music

Each Sunday - 11am WORT-FM, 89.9 FM “Her Turn” - News and information by and about women in a magazine format. Includes shorter news stories and in-depth features produced by the Her Turn Women's Collective. The last show of each month is a call-in program.

Followed by “Her Infinite Variety” at 11:30am – Featuring Women Artists, Musicians, singers and song writers.

NOTE: Feminist news program "Her Turn" is looking for volunteers to join the collective and help produce weekly, 30 minute broadcasts covering local and global issues, by and about womyn-identified individuals. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and Her Turn is always looking for new members. No previous radio experience required! Click here for more information.






National Council of Women's Organizations Internship Program
NCWO hosts interns each Fall, Spring, and Summer. We are currently accepting applications for the following Summer internships:
Social Media and Communciations Internship
Programs and Policy Internship
NCWO internships are unpaid, but can be performed for college credit. Interns are reimbursed for travel costs.
Application Deadlines:
Fall – August 1st
Spring – December 21st
Summer – April 15th
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample (2-3 pages) to Dawn Aldrich, Director of Programs & Policy at dawn@ncwo-online.org
NGOabroad Internship & Volunteer Opportunities
NGOabroad is a unique service that helps you enter or advance in international humanitarian work and provides frugal, customized international volunteer opportunities. Check how & where your skills are needed. Both students & seasoned professionals needed.
Interested? Please read NGOabroad website http://www.ngoabroad.com/ and send answered Questionnaire and resume to: info@NGOabroad.com. These are volunteer opportunities. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in the Everyday Spaces of Schooling
Timeline: Please submit papers by June 1, 2014 at

Sex, gender, and sexuality circulate in every moment and space of the school day. Ideas about who and what students can and should be and inform curriculum, school policy, rituals and traditions, pedagogy, physical spaces, classroom materials, discipline procedures, dress codes. Sex, gender, and sexuality infuse social interactions among those who occupy school space, constitute exclusions and inclusions that create, maintain, and sometimes challenge heteronormative school cultures.

In this Special Issue of Sex Education, we seek papers that explore the ways normative expectations around sex, gender, and sexuality are multiply present throughout the school. We aim to map how daily practices of heteronormativity in schools affirm gender and sexual conformity and position students, teachers, and families who do not conform as “Other.” We seek empirical and theoretical papers from anthropology, cultural geography, education, and sociology that consider sex, gender, and sexuality across primary and secondary school contexts and at all ages. We are especially interested in papers that consider sex, gender, and sexuality as they intersect with other social differences and identities, including ability, class, ethnicity, and race. Contributions may address one or more of the following questions:

• How does heteronormativity help enforce regimes of health, wellness, and ability?
• How do ideas about sex, gender, and sexuality create and foreclose interactional possibilities among and between teachers and students?
• What is the relationship between systems of student prestige and the performance of hegemonic gender and sexuality?
• How do sex, gender, and sexuality interrupt or affirm racialized and classed experiences of schooling?
• What are the limits of character education and anti-bullying efforts for creating sexual and gender equity and reducing violence in schools?
• What role might LGBTQ inclusive classrooms play in reducing school violence?
• How do educators understand their roles in systems of power that enforce gender conformity?

Guest editors: Jessica Fields is Associate Professor of Sociology and a member of Research Faculty at the Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality at San Francisco State University, USA. Elizabethe Payne is Director of the Queering Education Research Institute (QuERI) and a part-time Associate Professor in the Cultural Foundations of Education Department at Syracuse University, USA

Peer review: Papers for the Special Issue will be subject to normal peer review in line with the procedures of the journal Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning.

For more information on submissions please read our guidance for authors (http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=csed20&page=instructions#.UxoGol7VhKk).
Mark papers clearly for consideration for publication in the special  issue “Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in the Everyday Spaces of Schooling."
Feminist Studies
The interdisciplinary journal, Feminist Studies, welcomes submissions,
among other topics, on:

Feminist Friendships
What does the turn to affect in cultural studies mean for affection and disaffection? How are friendships sustained in contexts that individuate and isolate? How have feminist friendships changed, or not changed, since the era of commitments to sisterhood, an ethic of care, and the lesbian continuum? Do we need to revise theory and scholarship on friendship? How do feminist and/or women's friendships operate in global, multi-ethnic, activist, and other contexts?
Submissions Due: July 1, 2014

General Guidelines and Style Requirements
* We will only review work that is not under consideration elsewhere, including in electronic format or on any kind of Web page or elsewhere on the internet.
* Articles should be no longer than 10,500 words, approximately 35 double-spaced pages, including endnotes.
* We use the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style for manuscript and citation style

All fields and genres welcome within our page limits: we publish research papers, creative writing, commentaries, and art. Style and submission criteria can be found on our website guidelines at http://www.feministstudies.org/submissions/guidelines.html. Please send any queries to the Editorial Director of Feminist Studies, Dr. Ashwini Tambe at atambe@umd.edu.
Call for Papers: Why is Gender Equality Good for Governance?
Berlin, October 29-31, 2014
Research on gender and governance has found substantial evidence on positive relationships between gender equality and democratic norms, peace and security, economic performance, and anti-corruption. The Collaborative Research Center SFB 700 "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood" hosts a workshop organized by Amy C. Alexander and Tanja A. Börzel to explore why and when gender equality matters for good governance. We call for papers that investigate into the increasingly established link between indicators of gender equality and good governance. In particular, we encourage papers to explore the relationship between gender equality and good governance in areas of limited statehood, where the state is too weak and often not willing to provide collective goods and services. For further information follow this link:
Abstracts of 500 words should be sent to amy.catherine.alexander@gmail.com and tanja.boerzel@fu-berlin.de by May 1st, 2014.
Travel and accommodation of paper givers will be covered by the SFB700: "Governance in the Areas of Limited Statehood."

Invisible Shackles: Domestic Workers, Globalization and the Matrix of Exploitation
April 22nd - April 23rd, 2014, The Cooper Center, South Texas College
The Women’s Studies Committee of South Texas College, Fuerza del Valle Worker’s Center and thecInstituto de Investigaciones Sociales, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León would like to extend an invitation to the 9th Annual Human Trafficking Conference
Free and open to the public
Continuing Education Credits for Social Workers and Law Enforcement
The conference covers all aspects of global trafficking with special emphasis on domestic workers. Domestic workers —the vast majority of whom are women and girls—contribute substantially to the global economy.  Yet, despite their important contributions, domestic workers have suffered from routine exclusion from labor protections that have left them at risk of many abuses including excessive work hours, non-payment of wages, forced confinement, physical and sexual abuse, forced labor, and trafficking.
For more information please visit the conference website at: http://humantrafficking.southtexascollege.edu/ 
Conference on Sexuality, Human Rights and Public Policy
3rd International Conference of the Transatlantic Research Group in collaboration with the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center and Women and Gender Studies Program, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
23-24 April 2014, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Powerful Partnerships
20 Years of the Violence Against Women Act and the Path Ahead
April 24-25, 2014, University of Delaware | Clayton Hall | Newark, Delaware
In recognition of Vice President Joseph R. Biden and his leadership on behalf of the Violence Against Women Act and in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Delaware and the 20th Anniversary of the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence:
The Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Delaware and the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence will cohost this conference, which highlights the power of partnerships in working to end gender violence. We want to celebrate the collaborative work fostered by the Violence Against Women Act over the past 20 years while embracing creative approaches and exciting alliances. Toward this end, the conference will create a unique space for survivors, community activists, advocates, researchers, business leaders, and government officials from across the nation to come together to share research findings, best practices, and lessons learned and to foster trust, resilient relationships, and innovative strategies for addressing gender-based violence as we look forward to the future.
The conference will include a variety of workshops, roundtables, panel presentations, and poster sessions integrating research and practice. Proposals are invited on, but not limited to, the topics listed on the reverse side. We particularly encourage proposals that model and cultivate effective collaborations including those among researchers, advocates, and youth leaders.
“Stay Smart, Stay Strong” AAUW WI Convention 2014
April 25-26, 2014 Holiday Inn South in Eau Claire
We plan to offer a pre-convention $tart $mart workshop on Friday, April 25, and have already confirmed Catherine Hill, AAUW-National Director of Research, as the Saturday keynote speaker.
Stay tuned for a proper overview, more information, and the opportunity to sign-up. If you have questions, please email aauweauclaire@gmail.com.
Gender, Bodies & Technology: Performing the Human
May 1-3, 2014, The Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
Sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Virginia Tech
Women and Economic Security: Changing Policy and Practice
A joint conference presented by
National Council for Research on Women
The Center for the Education of Women, University of Michigan
May 14-16, 2014
Wednesday, May 14
Focus on Precarity and the Modern Family
Evening Keynote: Sheryl WuDunn
Thursday, May 15
Focus on Good Jobs: What Are They? Who Gets Them? How Do They Keep Them?
Friday, May 16
Focus on Collective Agenda for Action
All sessions will take place at the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School, 915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070. For more information, please contact Gail Cooper, Vice President for Programs, at gcooper[at]ncrw.org or 212-785-7335, Ext. 201.
"A Mirror to Our Culture: Sport and Society in America" conference*
May 19-21, 2014, St. Norbert, De Pere, Wisconsin
The theme of the third “Sport and Society in America” conference is “Women in Sports.”
Keynote speakers this year include Christine Brennan, award-winning sports columnist for USA Today, and Muffet McGraw, head coach of University of Notre Dame women’s basketball.
The conference fee of $195 includes access to all keynote speeches and concurrent sessions, the conference dinner, luncheons at Lambeau Field and St. Norbert College, and several coffee breaks daily. Conference attendees will also be provided a guided tour of Lambeau Field, admission to the traveling exhibit “Linedrives and Lipstick: The Untold Story of Women’s Baseball,” and screenings of sports-related films.
To maintain an intimate atmosphere, total registration at the conference will be limited to 200. Preference for registration will be given to those giving papers and presentations. Registration will open March 1, 2014.
If you have any questions about the conference in general, please email sportandsociety@snc.edu or call 920-403-3777.
YWCA Moxie Conference: Nerve and Know-How for Emerging Leaders
Pre-Conference showing of Makers: Women Who Make America
Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 6:30-8:00p.m. downtown Madison Public Library
After the screening, Nina Valeo Cooke will facilitate a discussion about this moving film. Nina is the Undergraduate Advisor and the Director of the Internship Program for the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Gender and Women's Studies. She is also a board member at large of the Wisconsin Women's Network.
Thursday, May 29, 2014, 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m. at The Monona Terrace
Empowering women is a key component of the YWCA Madison’s mission. This women’s leadership conference aims to build tomorrow’s leaders and encourage them to draw inspiration from the Women of Distinction Leadership Award recipients who will be honored during the conference.
Registration will be available in early 2014.
2014 UW System Women & Science Program Spring Conference
June 2-3, 2014, Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells
AAUW 28th annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders
June 5-7, 2014, University of Maryland, College Park
2014 NOW Conference
June 27-29, 2014, Albuquerque, New Mexico
39th Annual National Women's Music Festival
June 26-29 2014, Madison Marriott West, Middleton WI
Have you checked out the line-up for this year's National Women's Music Festival??? It's got to be one of the best ever, promising four days jam-packed with women's music and comedy, intriguing and engaging workshops, a chance to join the Drum Chorus, and many other opportunities to meet and talk with women from across the U.S. and Canada.
You'll get to hear Catie Curtis, Gaye Adegbalola and the Wild Rutz, Cheryl Wheeler, Hills to Hollers (Linda Tillery, Laurie Lewis and Barbara Higbie), Kiya Heartwood, Cheryl Wheeler, Mama's Black Sheep, Beth Kille, Sandra Valls, Summer Osborne Band, Lucie Blue Tremblay, the Kristen Ford Band, Elvira Kurt, Supervillan Fire Drill, Dos Fallopia, Irene Keenan, Jr., and Orenda: The Iowa Women's Power Band. Truly something for everyone!
The registration price for all four days is $247, in effect until March 31 (midnight), when it rises to $257. For more information and to hear samples from all of the musicians and comedians, visit the Fest's website at http://www.wiaonline.org/
Transnational Feminisms Summer Institute
July 6-11, 2014, Columbus, Ohio
Thinking Transnational Feminisms, is a collaborative five-day summer institute organized by and for feminist scholars who are engaging the transnational as a process, a critique, a paradigm, and/or a characteristic of social movement in their scholarship to make sense of these multiple, sometimes contradictory, approaches and concepts. We invite graduate students, emerging, and established scholars to join us in exploring and sharpening our understanding of where the field of “transnational feminisms” is and where it is going by sharing and critiquing each others’ work in progress. We especially invite non-U.S. based scholars to participate in this institute to contribute to the work of decentering U.S. academic practices in thinking through transnational feminist knowledge production and engagements.
Summer Institute in LGBT Population Health
Call For Applications
The 2014 Summer Institute will be held July 14-August 8. Applications will be accepted until 8pm (Eastern Time) on April 1, 2014.
The Center for Population Research in LGBT Health is pleased to announce this call for applications from graduate students and early career scholars. The Summer Institute provides participants with training in interdisciplinary theory and methods for conducting population research on sexual and gender minority health.  Held over four weeks at Fenway Health and Boston University, the intensive, fullday Summer Institute includes:
1. A dynamic Cornerstone Seminar in LGBT Health and Social Life that will overview key topics, methods, and perspectives in the interdisciplinary study of LGBT Health.
2. Short-course instruction in statistics at the intermediate and advanced-intermediate levels.
3. Hands-on training in the analysis of LGBT population health data.
A cohort of 12-16 graduate students and 3-6 early career scholars will be selected for the 2014 Institute. Participants will gain knowledge and skills in the study of LGBT population health to incorporate in their research careers. Over the four week program, trainees will complete independent, original, mentored LGBT health research projects, develop individual research agendas in sexual and gender minority health, and learn to translate their agendas into future research grant proposals.
Safe Healthy Strong 2014
Wisconsin's premier conference on sexual and reproductive health
August 7-8, 2014, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The Nature of Work
36TH Annual North American Labor History Conference
October 16-18, 2014, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

The Program Committee of the NALHC, an international conference with global perspectives, invites proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, etc. on the theme of “The Nature of Work” for our thirty-sixth annual meeting.  Other thematically related proposals will be considered, especially if part of a full panel or roundtable.

While the field of environmental history has provided new horizons within which to situate work and workers, this conference intends to expand those horizons through investigating the multifold meanings of “nature” from a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.  We encourage proposals that seek to understand the changing nature of work and workers in the natural and built environment.  Focusing on the historical nature of work may also provide opportunities for those who wish to investigate such subtopics as: globalization, free/unfree/forced labor, gender/class/racial/ethnic dimensions, commodified/de-commodified labor, the end of work, and transnational, national, and local histories.  We welcome proposals from a wide variety of disciplines, especially history, geography, sociology, anthropology, economics, industrial relations, working class studies, and cultural studies.

Featured speakers (as of December 2013) include: Eileen Boris, Edda Fields-Black, Walter Hixson, Charles Kernaghan, Alice Kessler-Harris, Jennifer Klein, Kim Nielsen, David Roediger, and Kathi Weeks.
2014 Wisconsin Women’s Studies & LGBTQ Conference
October 17-19, 2014, River Falls
Students, Faculty, Staff, Community Activists! We invite your participation in the 38th Wisconsin Women's Studies and 9th LGBTQ Conference on Oct 17-19, 2014 at University Center, UW-River Falls.
We are seeking proposals on the broadly defined theme of Gendered Planet: Ethics, Ecology, and Equity from across the disciplines addressing research, scholarship, program development, pedagogy, curriculum, creative work, and/or community activism. Participants are encouraged to draw upon the range of perspectives on gender and social justice to examine the present and future for our planet.
Student-driven sessions are welcome. Undergraduate and graduate students, academics, teachers, community leaders, artists, and activists are encouraged to submit proposals for presentations that share creative and critical research, engage in dialogue around intersecting identities, and/or share best and emerging practices or programs.
Co-sponsored by UW-Madison Continuing Studies and the University of Wisconsin Women's Studies Consortium, the UW-River Falls Women's and Gender Studies Program, and other regional colleges and universities.
Click for complete info & to submit a proposal
39th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association
“Inequalities: Politics, Policy, and the Past”
November 6-9, 2014 Toronto, Ontario, CA


2014 National Women’s Studies Association Conference
November 13-16, 2014, Puerto Rico

2015 AAUW National Convention
June 18–21, 2015, Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina

2015 National Women’s Studies Association Conference
November 12-15, 2015, Milwaukee, WI


Queer Shorts Auditions
April 21 and 22 at 7:00 pm
Audition Location: StageQ Rehearsal Space- 148 East Wilson Street- Madison, WI
What to Prepare: NOTHING! Please wear clothing that you can move around in and leave the fun to us!
This playfest is a unique event, bringing together experienced directors, actors, and stage hands with folks who haven't been on stage (ever or in years) to learn the ropes, have fun, and create a couple of weekends of great theater. This year we have selected 10 diverse plays and 1 short musical!
Friday, 6/13, 8:00 pm
Saturday, 6/14, 8:00 pm
Sunday, 6/15, 2:00 pm
Thursday, 6/19, 7:30 pm
Friday, 6/20, 8:00 pm
Saturday, 6/21, 8:00 pm
Performance Venue:
Bartell Theater
113 East Mifflin Street
Madison, WI 53703
Questions? E-mail: stageqartisticdirector@stageq.com
Sexual Assault Survivor FREE Drop-In Support Group
Tuesdays @ 5:30-7:00 p.m., January 28th - April 29th, (No Group on March 18th)
Meets at The Lowell Center, 610 Langdon Street
Check electronic board in lobby for room #
Questions call 608-251-7273
Sponsored by the Rape Crisis Center and UHS
2014 Wisconsin Women's Policy Institute!
The Wisconsin Women’s Network is thrilled to announce that applications are now available for the 2014-2015 Wisconsin Women’s Policy Institute!
The Policy Institute trains women to become advocates in their communities and to navigate Wisconsin's legislative processes in order to advance legislation and improve the lives of women and girls in our state.
For the 2014-2015 session, the Wisconsin Women’s Policy Institute will focus on issues concerning the health and well-being of Wisconsin seniors.
The goals of the Policy Institute are to:
1) Increase the number of women community leaders throughout the state who are actively involved in shaping and implementing public policies that affect the health and well-being of seniors;
2) Help participants develop public policy advocacy skills;
3) Provide participants with knowledge and information about Wisconsin’s policy landscape including legislative and administrative policy processes;
4) Help participants overcome perceived barriers and increase their confidence in understanding and taking part in the public policy process;
5) Build the capacity of participants and their organizations to do ongoing advocacy and policy-related work.
Training will take place over the course of seven months; this includes four two-day retreats in Madison where participants will learn essential advocacy tools via classroom instruction as well experiential learning. Participants will learn the ins and outs of the legislative process, meet the important players, witness government in action and learn how to shepherd their own policy solutions through this process. Participants from non-profit and community organizations who want to increase their capacity for advocacy are strongly encouraged to apply. Scholarships to defer the costs of accommodations and meals are available based upon financial need.
Click here to download the 2014-15 Wisconsin Women's Policy Institute Fellowship Application.
To learn more about the Institute, contact Amanda Ward at the Wisconsin Women’s Network by calling (608) 255-9809 or emailing amanda@wiwomensnetwork.org
Please help us spread the word about this great program by sharing application materials with anyone who may be interested!
All completed application materials must be received by WWN by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Applications can be sent to the Wisconsin Women’s Network offices at 612 W. Main St., Suite 200, Madison, WI 53703, or sent via email to info@wiwomensnetwork.org.


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Janet Hyde, Director
Center for Research on Gender & Women
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Madison, Wisconsin 53706
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Email: jshyde@wisc.edu

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