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A (M)otherworld is Possible: Two Feminist Visions: Matriarchal Studies and the Gift Paradigm

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Agnes Williams Andrea O'Reilly Genevive Vaughan Wahu Kaara
Opening Invocation - Agnes Williams (Seneca, New York) Welcome words of Andrea O'Reilly (Canada) Keynote Speaker
Genevieve Vaughan: (USA, Italy) - A Maternal Humanity and the Gift Paradigm
Keynote Speaker
Wahu Kaara:  (Kenya) - Feminist thinking in Context of African experience in the struggle for space, place and contribution to Human Prosperity
Heidi Goettner-Abendroth Barbara Mann Debbie Weingarten Nane Jordan
Keynote Speaker
Heide Goettner-Abendroth: (Germany) - Matriarchies as Mother-centered Societies
Keynote Speaker
Barbara Mann:  (Seneca, Ohio) - Listen to Your Mother
Debbie Winegarten: (USA) - Legacy of Gift Giving Mothers Nané Jordan: (USA) - A Poetics of the Placenta. Placental Cosmology as Gift and Sacred Economy
Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum Paolo Melchiori Nina Simons Bernedette Muthien
Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum (USA) - The Future has an Ancient Mother: the African Legacy Paola Melchiori (Italy) - From Destiny to Choices Nina Simons (USA) - Restoring the Feminine in Education, Economics and All Our Institutions Bernedette Muthien (South Africa)
Egalitarianism and Nonviolence as Gift of Life - the KhoeSan of Southern Africa and Lang Elsie of the Hessequa in the Overberg
Mechthild Hart Erella Shadmi Malika Grasshoff Gudrun Frank-Wissmann
Mechthild Hart (USA, Germany)
Mutual Living Interdependence: An Embodied and Embedded Gift Economy
Erella Shadmi (Israel)
Feminism, Gift-Giving, Matriarchy - and Anarchism
Malika Grasshoff (Berber, Kabyle)
The Meaning of Motherhood among the Berber of North Africa
Gudrun Frank-Wissmann (Germany)
The most sacred Ritual on Palau: Initiation of a Mother after First Childbirth
Leticia Layson Mariam Irene Tazi-Preve Marguerite Rigoglioso Kalli Rose Halvorson
Letecia Layson (USA)
Priestessing on the Edge of Chaos - Decolonization as revelation to matriarchal spirituality- a brief look at the Babaylan of the Phillipines, past, present and future
Mariam Irene Tazi-Preve (Austria)
What can we learn from Matriarchal Societies?
Marguerite Rigoglioso (USA)
Divine Motherhood: The Case of Ancient Greece
Kalli Rose Halvorson (USA)
Peacewalk through the Mother and Daughter Bear Constellations: Bearings of Love and indomitability for our Maternal Humanity
Nadine McNeil Mary Louise Stone Pilwha Chang Vicki Noble
Nadine McNeil (Jamaica)
Yoga Ethnochoreology: Bodily Practices/ Matriarchal Collectivizing Memory
Mary Louise Stone (USA)
Andean Spirituality: Maternal Thinking and Inclusive Community
Keynote Speaker
Pilwha Chang (Korea)
Gift Giving, Mothering, and Ancient Ways
Keynote Speaker
Vicki Noble (USA)
The Scientific Underpinnings of Matriarchal (Mother-Based) Social Organization & Gift Economy Behaviors
Marina Meneses Valentina Pakyntein Lydia Ruyle Sobonfu Somˆ©
Keynote Speaker
Marina Meneses (Juchitán, Mexico)
About the Life of a Juchitecan Mother
Keynote Speaker
Valentina Pakyntein (Khasi, India)
Khasi Matriarchal Social Structure: Tradition and Incessancy
Lydia Ruyle (USA)
World Icons of Mothers and Grandmothers
Sobonfu Somé (Burkina Faso, Africa)
The Gift of Mothering
Agnes Williams Societies of Peace Questions & Comments Questions
Agnes Williams (USA, Seneca)
Original Instructions Practised Today: Law of Peace and Code of Handsome Lake
Book Presentation - Societies of Peace. With Heidi Goettner-Abendroth, Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum, Genevieve Vaughan, Bernedette Muthien, Malika Grasshoff, Vicki Nobel, Kaarina Kailo, Marguerite Rigoglioso, & Luciana Ricciutelli

Questions & Comments, Part 1 Questions & Comments, Part 2
Panel: Political Significance of the Gift Paradigm for Feminist Transformation
Angela Dolmetsch Linda Christiansen Ruffman Kaarina Kailo Angela Miles
Angela Dolmetsch (Colombia)
Mothering Values as the Source of Sustainable Eco Village Building
Linda Christiansen Ruffman (Canada)
Myths of "Progress": Women, the Gift Paradigm, Gender Relations and the Patriarchal Growth of the Modern World System (1400-2000)
Kaarina Kailo (Finland)
The Demise of Finnish Welfare? Loss of the Gift and Gender Equality
Angela Miles (Canada)
The Politics of the Gift
A (M)otherworld is Possible - Matriarchal Visions of a Future of Peace
General discussion with all keynote speakers, presenters, and public
Discussion 1
Discussion 2
Discussion 3 Discussion 4
Discussion, Part 1 Discussion, Part 2 Discussion, Part 3 Discussion, Part 4
Discussion, Part 5