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Global Matriarch’s Gathering

September 23 - September 25

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Join us for three days of learning, sharing, and healing. We will gather with matriarchs from around the world to talk about where we have been, where we are now, and where we’d like to be in the future. Our talks will be centered on the role of matriarchs in creating a liveable future for those who will follow.

We will have featured talks from leading voices on: the maternal gifting economy, climate change and climate justice, trauma and lateral violence, decolonization, rematriation, reclaiming sisterhood, and more. There will also be time for connection and deepening conversations around the fire and in the red tent.

Location

We will gather at Wicuhkemtultine Kinship Community in Monroe, Maine Specific address and directions will be emailed to registrants.

Lodging

Lodging is available in nearby towns of Bangor, Belfast and Newport. No camping or lodging is available at the venue.

Getting There

Destination airports are:

  • Bangor International Airport: 30 minutes from venue
  • Portland International Jetport: 2 hours from venue

Schedule

Friday 10 AM – 5 PM

  • 10 AM – Opening Ceremony/Performance by Firefly/Welcome – Sherri Mitchell Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset and friends.
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 2 PM – Discussion on the Maternal Gift Economy (MGE) led by Matriarchal Scholar Genevieve Vaughn
  • 3:30 PM – Break out groups on MGE
  • 4 PM – Panel – Role of Women in Co-Creating the Future
  • 5 PM – Closing

Saturday 10 AM – 9 PM

  • 10 AM – Opening
  • 10:30 – All We Can Save, Climate Solutions for a Changing Reality, led by Dr. Katharine Wilkinson. Discussion and Circles.
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 2 PM – Decolonizing Relationships, moving from lateral violence to lateral kindness, led by Sherri Mitchell Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset
  • 3:30 – Global Goddess Traditions – Panel Discussion
  • 5 PM – Closing – Reception/ free time in barn
  • 6 PM – Dinner
  • 7:30 – 9 PM Gathering in the arbor

Sunday 10 AM – 2 PM

  • 10 AM – Opening
  • 10:30 – Developing Communities of Care, Panel Discussion
  • 11:30 – Dreaming Ourselves into the Future
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 2 PM – Closing/Departure

Meals Provided:

  • Friday lunch
  • Saturday Lunch
  • Saturday Dinner
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Onsite we will have: Water, coffee, hot water, tea and snacks

We have gluten free and vegan options available. If you have other food restrictions, we encourage you to bring your own food.

Admission

Cost: $200

Scholarships & Donations

We have ticket scholarships available for Wabanaki women. Please email events@landpeacefoundation.org to inquire.

We gratefully accept donations from those who would like to help support the participation of another woman. Please donate here.

Children

There will be no separate programming for children at this year’s gathering.

This event is adult themed. We will be discussing a number of issues that are not suitable for small children.

We apologize for the lack of accommodation/programming for children at this event. This is a brand new facility and the location does not yet have adequate infrastructure in place to support a separate children’s area. We also have a number of ongoing building projects that may pose a risk to children. Our hope is that we will have facilities in place by next year for a separate children’s area when the main center is in use.

If parents must bring children, we ask that you only bring children who are able to sit quietly with adults during the discussions. We also encourage parents to strongly consider the content and to only bring those children who are mature enough to take in heavy content, such as traumas and violence against women.

Parents are 100% responsible for the safety and supervision of their children at all times. To ensure their safety, children will not be allowed to roam without supervision. Parents who do bring children to the event will be required to sign a waiver.

Details

Start:
September 23
End:
September 25
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-matriarchs-gathering-tickets-384060303707

Organizer

Land Peace Foundation
Email:
info@landpeacefoundation.org
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