Tuesday, March 2

Doors: 11:30 AM
Showtime: 11:30 AM

Chautauqua@Home - Virtual Program


Available from now until March 3 at 11:59 pm MST.

WITHOUT A WHISPER – KONNON:KWE uncovers the hidden history of the profound influence Indigenous women had on the beginnings of the women’s rights movement in the United States. Before the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls in 1848, European colonial women lacked even the most basic rights, while Haudenosaunee women had a potent political and spiritual voice and authority in all aspects of their lives. The contact that the early suffragists had with Haudenosaunee women in New York state shaped their thinking and had a vital impact on their struggle for equality that is taken for granted today. The film follows Mohawk Bear Clan Mother Louise Herne and Professor Sally Roesch Wagner as they seek to correct the historical narrative about the origins of women’s rights in the United States.

This film will be accompanied by a Live Zoom event on February 24 at 5:30PM: “The Iroquois Confederacy and U.S. Women’s Rights.” This discussion features Professor Sally Roesch Wagner and Mohawk Clan Mother Louise Herne. Their conversation is moderated by Leslie Durgin, Chair of CU, Boulder’s Conference on World Affairs. Audience members may submit questions and the film may be viewed either before or after the live Zoom event.

For more information on the virtual event, see HERE.