Spring 2021 Newsletter

Dear GWS and LGBTQ+ Studies Alumni,

While spring hasn’t officially sprung here in Madison (8 inches of snow await those willing to brave the still chilly weather) the GWS community’s many accomplishments are making it easy to focus on new beginnings. These beginnings include the more than 60 of you (a new record!) who updated us on your inspiring achievements and life stories – from helping to develop a new cancer screening tool for HPV-associated cancer to coaching a local Girls on the Run team to operating a psychotherapy practice for queer and trans folks.  

GWS faculty have been equally busy. Sami Schalk recently received a UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Award and a Distinguished Teaching Award. Kate Walsh has been awarded a U.S. Department of Justice grant to expand on-campus sexual assault services. Annie Menzel has received a Research Service Grant for her antiracist and feminist service contributions to the UW-Madison campus.

After an unprecedented 2020, it’s impossible to predict what lies ahead for the rest of 2021. What is certain is that we are eager to learn more about the amazing ways you’re using your commitment to justice for women, trans and gender non-conforming people, people of color, queer people, and disabled people to make your community a better place.

Here’s the survey again if you’d like to fill it out.

In solidarity,
GWS Alumni Committee