"We are battling for the good of those who shall come after us."
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.
She wrote the faculty guide for Not for Ourselves Alone, Ken Burns’ documentary on Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, and has appeared in that film and numerous history films and radio programs. Dr. Wagner was selected as one of “21 Leaders for the 21st Century” by Women’s E-News in 2015. She serves on the New York Suffrage Centennial Commission.
A prolific author, Dr. Wagner’s anthology The Women's Suffrage Movement, with a Forward by Gloria Steinem (Penguin Classics, 2019), unfolds a new intersectional look at the 19th century woman’s rights movement. Sisters in Spirit: Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Influence on Early American Feminists (Native Voices, 2001) documents the surprisingly unrecognized authority of Native women, who inspired the suffrage movement. It will be followed by her forthcoming young reader’s book, We Want Equal Rights: How Suffragists Were Influence by Native American Women (Native Voices, August 2020).
Founder and Executive Director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Center for Social Justice Dialogue in Fayetteville, New York, she received the Katherine Coffey Award for outstanding service to museology from the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums in 2012.
An intersectional anthology of works by the known and unknown women that shaped and established the suffrage movement, in time for the 2020 centennial of women's right to vote, with a foreword by Gloria Steinem.
The women’s suffrage movement began in 1848 in Seneca Falls, NY and Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton led the fight for the vote until 1920, when women received the right to vote with the 19th amendment.
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One spends election night in jail for exposing #metoo violations by the most famous minister in the U.S. and two Wall Street operatives. The other one wins the entire electoral vote of Indiana.
Native women had responsibility for choosing the leadership, managed the economy, decided all issues of peace and war, controlled their own bodies and lived free of violence centuries before immigrants began arriving.
· A WOMEN VOTED BEFORE COLUMBUS
· A PERFORMANCE/SCHOLARLY DIALOGUE BETWEEN FREDERICK DOUGLASS AND ELIZABETH CADY STANTON- Portrayed and interpreted by Charles Everett Pace and Sally Roesch Wagner