This Land is Herland: The Fluidity of Power
The Oklahoma Historical Society and the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center are pleased to present This Land is Herland, a series of three programs on women’s activism in Oklahoma. The programs, sponsored by Oklahoma Humanities, will take place on August 13, September 22, and November 5, all at 7 p.m. The August and September programs will be conducted virtually, with the option to move the November program online as well. Each program will include presentations by three scholars. Following the presentations, the scholars will be available to answer questions from the online audience.
The first program, “The Fluidity of Power,” will take place on Thursday, August 13, 7 p.m. The program will consider how women in early Oklahoma found ways to wield power. Topics and speakers for the evening are: “An ‘Intrepid Pioneer Leader’: The A-Suffrage Gendered Activism of Kate Barnard,” by Dr. Sunu Kodumthara, Southwestern Oklahoma State University; “‘My Heart Had Been Burdened for the Orphaned and Homeless Children’: Religious Imperative and Maternalism in the Work of Mattie Mallory,” by Dr. Heather Clemmer, Southern Nazarene University; and “A ‘Loyal Countrywoman’: Rachel Caroline Eaton, Alumna of the Cherokee National Female Seminary,” by Dr. Farina King, Northeastern State University.
There is no cost for this program but preregistration is required. Registration closes at 5 p.m. on August 12. You should receive the link for the online program within 72 hours of registration.
This program is sponsored in part by Oklahoma Humanities (OH) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of OH or NEH.