“Women Voted Here…Before Columbus” – Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner

Renowned scholar Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner is this year’s Women’s History Month keynote speaker. Join us on Thursday, March 25th at 7:00pm to hear her speak about the Haudenosaunee (traditional Iroquois) women who inspired the early American suffragists. Free and open to the public. Live captioned.

Imagine that women have the right to choose all political representatives, removing from office anyone who doesn’t make wise decisions for the future. Living in a world free from violence against them, women will not allow a man to hold office if he has violated a woman. 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. 

Awarded one of the first doctorates in the country for work in women’s studies (UC Santa Cruz) and a founder of one the first college-level women’s studies programs in the United States (CSU Sacramento), Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner has taught women’s studies courses for 50 years. She currently serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Syracuse University Renée Crown University Honors Program. Dr. Wagner is the Founder and Executive Director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation and Center for Social Justice Dialogue in Fayetteville, New York.

A major historian of the suffrage movement, Dr. Wagner has appeared on the CNN Special Report: Women Represented and has been quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Smithsonian, Nation and Time Magazine, among others. Her articles have appeared in the New York Daily News, Ms. Magazine, and the National Women’s History Alliance newsletter and National Suffrage Centennial Commission blog.

FREE BOOKS! We’re giving away 10 copies of Dr. Wagner’s two most recent books to MSUM students who register and attend her talk. Names will be drawn following the event, and those selected will be notified by email.

Register in advance to attend this event: https://minnstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrd-2vqjkqGN1ztM7h1WnssztR_JrBE1yt?fbclid=IwAR1mIoh0xpp_mYjU88JrrQZlhuqJefs0_KHPR1VD36lk4IE32e6j-uPE-WE

Registrants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Co-sponsored by MSUM Women’s Center and the American Indian Student Association.