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Women Voted Here-Before Columbus Sally Roesch Wagner Lecture

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In celebration of the 100 anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement we are excited to welcome Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner for a special ONLINE LECTURE! Imagine that women have the right to choose all political representatives, removing from office anyone who doesn’t make wise decisions for the future. When women in New York State began to organize for their rights in 1848, they took their cue from the nearby Haudenosaunee communities, where women lived in the world that non-native women dreamed. Women of the Six Nation Iroquois Confederacy (the Haudenosaunee) had the responsibility for putting in place the male leaders. Economically independent, they have the final say in matters of war and peace and the absolute right to their own bodies. This is not a dream. Haudenosaunee (traditional Iroquois) women have had this authority-and more—since long before Christopher Columbus.

Feminist pioneer Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner is a nationally recognized lecturer, author and story-teller of women’s rights history. There is perhaps no one on the national scene more knowledgeable about the history of the feminist movement than Dr. Wagner, who has been immersed in the field of women studies for 50 years. Founder/Director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation in Fayetteville, New York she is an expert on the most remarkable of the early women’s rights activist including the suffrage leadership triumvirate of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage. Author of numerous women history books and articles telling the “untold stories”, Dr. Wagner’s most recent publication is an intersectional anthology, The Women’s Suffrage Movement with a forward by Gloria Steinem. The lecture will be conducted live on the Friends of Clermont Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/friendsofclermont) and will be posted on YouTube later that week.

This lecture is funded by a grant from Humanities NY. To learn more about their wonderful work, visit www.humanitiesny.org.

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