African American Health Network Plenary at 2019 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being

The Fourth Annual 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-Being & the 42nd Wisconsin Women and Gender Studies Conference is coming up April 11-13, 2019 at the Pyle Center in Madison, WI.

The theme of this year’s Summit is Transformative Education: Then. When? Now! Proposals were accepted from across the disciplines addressing feminist perspectives on women, gender and social justice in education, research, scholarship, program development, pedagogy, curriculum, creative work and/or community activism. Learn more about all the event details here.

A program of concurrent sessions will be offered throughout Friday and Saturday, interspersed with keynote and plenary presentations by local and national activists, artists, scholars, and educators.

AAHN Plenary Speakers at 4W Summit

One plenary session was highlighted for us by Dr. Eva Vivian, President of the African American Health Network (AAHN) of Dane County:

Community Champions: Women committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the African American Community will take place on Saturday, April 13th from 9:00 – 10:15am in the Alumni Lounge of the Pyle Center (702 Langdon St. Madison, WI).

This plenary will raise awareness about the remarkable work of three talented community leaders in Madison, WI – Betty Banks, Lisa Peyton-Caire, and Fabu Phillis Carter – who have devoted themselves to improving the lives of black women and their families. These community champions will discuss how their partnership with UW-Madison and other organizations allows them to reach large segments of communities in the effort to eliminate health disparities and other barriers impacting the lives of African American women and girls.

This AAHN plenary event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register here.

Questions about the conference may be directed to Stephanie Rytilahti at or 608-262-3056 and/or Dace Zeps, or 608-263-2053.