Open Lectures at the GWS Graduate Symposium

Sites/Sights/Cites of Resistance, the Gender and Women’s Studies 2019 Graduate Symposium, is taking place this Friday and Saturday, March 29-30, 2019, Sterling Hall, UW-Madison. All talks listed below are free and open to the public, and held in Sterling 1310. CART services provided. For more information contact or call 608-263-3312.

Kemper Knapp Keynote
Friday, March 29, 2019, 3:30pm
micha cárdenas is an Assistant Professor of Art & Design: Games and Playable Media at the University of California Santa Cruz. Cárdenas is an artist and theorist who works with the algorithms and poetics of trans people of color in digital media. This is followed by a reception.

Special Guest Lecturer
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 10:00am
Jon Greendeer is a proud member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and a student of the language and traditional way of life. As a member of the Deer Clan, he is a worker, a messenger and a caretaker of our earth. He believes that Indigenous People have thwarted genocide yet contend with a number of elements designed to erase their profound and truly unique identity. To do so, Jon helps to create positive and inclusive learning environments that are designed to strengthen the connections between the earliest ancestors of the past to youngest generation of today.

Gender and Women’s Studies Symposium Keynote
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 1:00pm
Candi Brings Plenty is a Queer Indigenous, Two Spirit, cis Oglala Lakota Sioux Activist & Spiritual Practitioner. She is a direct descendant of Crazy Horse’s band and honors her Aztec Mexica ancestry. Her red lipstick is her warpaint as she takes her place on the frontlines as a Two Spirit Warrior Queen. She is the founder of the Standing Rock Two Spirit Nation encampment and continues to stand in the face of the colonizer to protect the sacred.