Tompkins County Public Library will celebrate Women’s History Month with “The Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) Influence on Women’s Rights,” a presentation by Sally Roesch Wagner, March 31 at 6 p.m. in the Thaler/Howell Programming Room.
Made possible by the New York State Council for Humanities, this program will offer a glimpse into the social, political, religious and economic liberties Iroquois women were afforded centuries before the suffrage movement and how those liberties inspired American suffragists, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Matilda Joslyn Gage.
Roesch Wagner, the founding and executive director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation, is a professor of women’s studies, one of the first women to receive a doctorate in women’s studies in the United States, the nation’s foremost expert on Gage, and a founder of one of the first women’s studies programs at California State University--Sacramento.
This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Carrie Wheeler-Carmenatty at (607) 272-4557 extension 248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.