Modern Matriarchal Studies Day: March 18, 2018

Sunday, March 18, 2018 9AM – 5PM (Registration opens 8AM)

Early Registration $60 until Feb 2, 2018

Gold Coast Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV

Priestesses of Pele, by Lydia Ruyle

ASWM is pleased to again work with the US Modern Matriarchal Studies group, who will offer a day of presentations following our conference in Las Vegas.  Stay for this exciting program!

We at Modern Matriarchal Studies Day are excited to offer a full day of Modern Matriarchal Studies following the 2018 biennial Association of the Study of Women in Mythology Conference (March 16-17, 2018).  We had a wonderful program taking shape with Vicki Noble https://www.vickinoble.com as Mistress of Ceremonies and leading our opening and closing rituals.  We will have a tribute to Lydia Ruyle, the Founding Mother of Modern Matriarchal studies day with Katie M Hoffner, Lydia’s niece, and Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost http://www.isadoraleidenfrost.com/, who is currently working on a film, The Lydia Ruyle Movie.  This year we are pleased to have Heide Göttner-Abendroth http://www.hagia.de skyping in from Germany.  Joining us in person are Genevieve Vaughan http://gift-economy.com/, Kathy Jones http://www.kathyjones.co.uk/, Mariam Irene Tazi-Preve  https://www.mariamtazi-preve.com/, Julie Felix http://www.juliefelix.co.uk/, Michelle Manu http://www.michellemanu.com/ and more.  While our official program ends at 5PM, we hope you will plan to stay and join us for a no-host dinner where we can carry on our conversation from the day.  We hope you will join us!
–Co organizers Letecia Layson, Vicki Noble, Joan Cichon and Lin Daniels
For more information contact Joan Cichon at cichon@oakton.edu and follow us on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/ModernMatriarchalStudiesDay/

Modern Matriarchal Studies is the “investigation and presentation of non-patriarchal societies”, and matriarchies as “non-hierarchical, horizontal societies of matrilineal kinship”, effectively defining matriarchy as “non-patriarchic matrilineal societies”. Matriarchy is characterized by the sharing of power equally between the two genders, an egalirarian model.  Heide Göttner-Abendroth

Please note:  Matriarchal Studies Day is presented in conjunction with ASWM’s conference, to the benefit of both groups, but registration for this event is not covered by registering for the ASWM Conference.  Register here for Matriarchal Studies Day:

Early bird registration–on or before Feb. 2 2018     $60

Slightly later birds–Feb. 3 to March 9, 2018            $75

Late birds and walk-ins–March 10-18, 2018           $90

For more information contact Joan Cichon 

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