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  • Considering Matrilineality: An Alternative to Patriarchy with Sally Roesch Wagner, Ronnie Reitter & Destiny Kinal

    Sunday, May 6, 2018
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Add to Calendar 05/06/2018 3:30 PM 05/06/2018 4:30 PM America/New_York Considering Matrilineality: An Alternative to Patriarchy with Sally Roesch Wagner, Ronnie Reitter & Destiny Kinal

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 | 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

    This is a presentation of Bare Bones Café, a community-sourced museum experience included with regular Rockwell admission. Refreshments will be available. Full schedule

    Join us for a panel discussion with three women who have been interacting with or living inside a matrilineal culture – Sally Roesch Wagner of Syracuse, Ronnie Reitter of Victor, NY and Destiny Kinal of Waverly, NY.

    A matrilineal way of life is one in which women and men are equal and share power equally, often in different spheres. Women pass on the lineage, name and clan to their children and are in charge of the all things having to do with the earth including agriculture and wildcrafting. Men represent the tribe to the external world. This panel presents an alternative to our current patriarchal society, exploring the influence of local Haudenosaunee/Iroquois teachings and traditions.

    About the Speakers

    • Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner, the executive director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation in Fayetteville, New York, is a nationally recognized lecturer, author and performance interpreter of woman’s rights history. Dr. Wagner has taught in women’s studies for forty-eight years. Her women’s suffrage anthology will be published by Penguin Classics in March 2019.
    • Ronnie Reitter, a Seneca seamstress, cornhusk doll maker and storyteller, who recently retired from Ganondagan, the cultural center in Victor NY that interprets the traditional way-of-life for young native people and for visitors from European, African and Asian lineages who consider themselves allies or are learning about this native American way-of-life. Reitter worked at Rochester Museum and Science Center for 4 years before being recruited to be Peter Jemison’s assistant at Ganondagan for the past 17 years. Recently retired, Reitter will comment on what matrilineality looks like from the inside and speak about the stresses the outside world puts on the tradition.
    • Writer/publisher, community organizer, marketing consultant, bioregionalist, Destiny Kinal resides in central NY/PA, the San Francisco Bay area, and south Florida. The first two novels of the Textile Trilogy, published by the collective press sitio tiempo in Berkeley CA, will be followed by Oil & Water, which will conclude this study of the 19th century in novels, through the lens of textiles.
    The Rockwell Museum, 111 Cedar St. Corning, NY 14830

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 | 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

    This is a presentation of Bare Bones Café, a community-sourced museum experience included with regular Rockwell admission. Refreshments will be available. Full schedule

    Join us for a panel discussion with three women who have been interacting with or living inside a matrilineal culture – Sally Roesch Wagner of Syracuse, Ronnie Reitter of Victor, NY and Destiny Kinal of Waverly, NY.

    A matrilineal way of life is one in which women and men are equal and share power equally, often in different spheres. Women pass on the lineage, name and clan to their children and are in charge of the all things having to do with the earth including agriculture and wildcrafting. Men represent the tribe to the external world. This panel presents an alternative to our current patriarchal society, exploring the influence of local Haudenosaunee/Iroquois teachings and traditions.

    About the Speakers

    • Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner, the executive director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation in Fayetteville, New York, is a nationally recognized lecturer, author and performance interpreter of woman’s rights history. Dr. Wagner has taught in women’s studies for forty-eight years. Her women’s suffrage anthology will be published by Penguin Classics in March 2019.
    • Ronnie Reitter, a Seneca seamstress, cornhusk doll maker and storyteller, who recently retired from Ganondagan, the cultural center in Victor NY that interprets the traditional way-of-life for young native people and for visitors from European, African and Asian lineages who consider themselves allies or are learning about this native American way-of-life. Reitter worked at Rochester Museum and Science Center for 4 years before being recruited to be Peter Jemison’s assistant at Ganondagan for the past 17 years. Recently retired, Reitter will comment on what matrilineality looks like from the inside and speak about the stresses the outside world puts on the tradition.
    • Writer/publisher, community organizer, marketing consultant, bioregionalist, Destiny Kinal resides in central NY/PA, the San Francisco Bay area, and south Florida. The first two novels of the Textile Trilogy, published by the collective press sitio tiempo in Berkeley CA, will be followed by Oil & Water, which will conclude this study of the 19th century in novels, through the lens of textiles.