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May 6, 2014

CONTENTS:

GENDER AND WOMEN’S STUDIES EVENTS
EVENTS ON CAMPUS
EVENTS OFF CAMPUS
OPPORTUNITIES
CALLS FOR PAPERS
CONFERENCES
ANNOUNCEMENTS
GIVING

To request an event or announcement be included in future listings, please contact: dazeps@wisc.edu

Gender & Women’s Studies
Women’s Studies Consortium
Campus Women’s Center
LGBT Campus Center

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GENDER AND WOMEN’S STUDIES EVENTS

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.

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EVENTS ON CAMPUS

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.
THE PYLE CENTER
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!

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EVENTS OFF CAMPUS

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.
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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
https://www.facebook.com/events/841735272518813
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Celebrating Our Books with Cake
Friday, May 9, 2014, 6-7:45pm
A Room of One's Own Bookstore, 315 W. Gorham St., Madison, Wisconsin 53703
A grand gathering and book signing to celebrate the publication of five books by feminist UW faculty:
Karma Chávez's Queer Migration Politics,
Christa Olson's Constitutive Visions,
Linn Posey-Maddox's When Middle-Class Parents Choose Urban Schools,
Ellen Samuels's Fantasies of Identification, and
Ethelene Whitmire's Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian.
Book cakes and refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase. All are welcome! Wheelchair accessible and child-friendly.
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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
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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!
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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
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mami-Wata/388250824569133
$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.
https://www.facebook.com/events/610946112332185
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Wrong for the Part
Two Performances!!! ONE NIGHT ONLY!!!!
Sunday, June 22, 7pm and 9pm, Broom Street Theater, 1119 Williamson St, Madison
She's always wanted to play Hamlet. He hankers to be Blanche Dubois. They're no longer ingénues but want to do that famous love scene or they're still young but find Linda & Willy Loman intriguing . . . Well, here’s their chance!
Inspired by Music Theater of Madison's "Miscast,"... The Kathie Rasmussen Women's Theatre (Krass) presents "Wrong for the Part," featuring skilled area actors in monologues and scenes that no director would ever sanction. But you will. Come laugh, love, be moved, and donate to Madison's only theater whose mission is to promote women playwrights and directors.
Tickets: Free! Suggested donation $10.
Reservations: 608-663-5814 or artistic@madwomenstage.org
[Note -- the space is small and we expect to sell out, so will release reserved seats after 6:50. Give yourself time to park.]
Wheelchair accessible.
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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.
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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.

RECURRING LOCAL MEETINGS

"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

This month, on Monday, May 5th, we will discuss how to identify and prevent scams, fraud, and identity theft targeted at women, the elderly, and businesses. Leading the discussion will be Kimberly Hazen, Regional Director of the Better Business Bureau, as well as Shawn Diaz, Agency Liaison at the Office of Privacy Protection.

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.
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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
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Feminism On-Tap
1st Wednesday of every month
Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Shamrock Bar & Grille, 117 West Main
Join us for a spring Feminism on Tap hosted by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin. We'll be heading to the Shamrock Bar & Grille to mix and mingle with women's issue advocates and talk about our spring outreach plans. Whether you're a volunteer, supporter, donor, or someone looking to get involved, come by and enjoy some drink specials from our newly renovated venue.
Feminism on Tap is a monthly happy hour in Madison happening the first Wednesday of each month. The happy hour rotates in its hosts and venues and is a collaboration of Wisconsin Women's Network, Wisconsin National Organization for Women, NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, 9to5 Wisconsin, and Planned Parenthood Advocates of WI.
Invite your friends!
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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
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Madison NOW
2nd & 4th Monday of every month
6:00pm, Madison Central Public Library, 201 W Mifflin St
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9to5 Madison
3rd Tuesday of every month
6:30pm, Cargo Coffee in the Constellation on E. Washington
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QUEERSPEAK
Open mic night (for queer-identified folks and allies)
The 4th 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!

ON THE RADIO
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.

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OPPORTUNITIES

POSITIONS

Director, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Michigan Technological University
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion promotes dialogue and dynamic cultural exchange on the Michigan Tech campus and local communities. The Director plays a pivotal role by initiating and leading activities that engage and support underrepresented students and enhance the quality of the University experience for all students. Apply online at www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/1563


GRANTS/AWARDS

FELLOWSHIPS

INTERNSHIPS

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
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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.

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in the Everyday Spaces of Schooling
Timeline: Please submit papers by June 1, 2014 at
http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/csed.

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."
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The University of Illinois Press and the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) are pleased to welcome submissions for the best dissertation or first book manuscript by a single author in the field of women's and gender studies. Applicants must be National Women's Studies Association members. The Press and NWSA seek nonfiction manuscripts that exemplify cutting-edge intersectional feminist scholarship, whether the area of focus is historical or contemporary. The competition is open to scholars from all disciplinary backgrounds, but the sponsoring organizations especially encourage work that speaks effectively across disciplines, and projects that offer new perspectives on concerns central to the field of women's and gender studies.
If a winner of the competition is selected, he or she will receive a publication contract with the University of Illinois Press. Runners up may also be considered for publication with the University of Illinois Press. Submitted dissertations must have been completed and defended within the three years prior to submission. All submissions must be postmarked by June 1 and should include the following materials:
~Cover letter
~C.V.
~Proposal, including a 4-5 page overview of the scope of the project and analysis of competing titles
~Complete unbound manuscript, at least 150 double spaced pages, 12 pt. Times New Roman font
Please mention the competition in your cover letter, and also indicate if any material from the manuscript has been previously published. The winner will be announced at NWSA's annual conference and will receive a $1,000 advance. All submissions must be exclusive submissions to the University of Illinois Press for the duration of the contest, and finalists will be notified by mid-August. More information is available at http://www.nwsa.org/awards/firstbookprize.php<http://www.nwsa.org/content.asp?pl=16&sl=35&contentid=35> or http://www.press.uillinois.edu/about/NWSAPrize.html.
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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.

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CONFERENCES

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.
http://www.cew.umich.edu/progevents/women-and-economic-security-changing-policy-and-practice-conference-sheryl-wudunn-keynote
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"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.
http://www.snc.edu/sportandsociety
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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.
Conference
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.
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2014 UW System Women & Science Program Spring Conference
June 2-3, 2014, Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells
www.uwosh.edu/wis/spring-conference
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AAUW 28th annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders
June 5-7, 2014, University of Maryland, College Park
http://www.nccwsl.org
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2014 NOW Conference
June 27-29, 2014, Albuquerque, New Mexico
http://www.now.org/organization/conference/2014/2014.html
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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/
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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.
https://frontiers.osu.edu/transnational-feminisms-scholar-institute-2014.
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Safe Healthy Strong 2014
Wisconsin's premier conference on sexual and reproductive health
August 7-8, 2014, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
http://www.plannedparenthood.org/Wisconsin/resources-for-professionals13-0925.htm
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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.
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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.
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39th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association
“Inequalities: Politics, Policy, and the Past”
November 6-9, 2014 Toronto, Ontario, CA

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SAVE THE DATE!

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

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Queer Shorts
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!
Performances:
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
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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
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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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