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April 8-10, 2021: THE 4W AND WGSC 2021 CONFERENCE

January 20, 2021

Announcing the 4W and WGSC 2021 Conference

RESISTANCE AND REIMAGINATION: GENDER, CHANGE, AND THE ARTS
April 8-10, 2021
Virtual Event | Free and Open to the Public

Co-Convened by
The UW System Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium
and
UW-Madison’s 4W Initiative: Women & Wellbeing in Wisconsin & the World

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.

This conference is completely free and open to the public. Registration information will be available in January 2021.

Due to the cancellation of our 2020 conference, we are not holding a traditional call for proposals.  Instead, last year’s presenters are invited to share their work virtually and will receive preference for presentation formats. 

KEYNOTES AND PLENARIES

 

The conference co-conveners and sponsors are honored to hold this event under the auspices of the UNESCO Chair on Gender, Wellbeing, and a Culture of Peace as part of a global United Nations Platform on education, science, and culture.