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Mural by Alice Mizrachi, 2018/ Photo by Mark Deff for WALL/THERAPY, Mural in Banner Above: by Brittany Williams, 2015/ Photo by Erich Lehman for WALL/THERAPY

“Disrupting the Past, Questioning the Present, and Imagining the Future”

October 23-25, 2020

Continuing in the footsteps of the seminal 1848 women’s rights convention, the Seneca Falls Dialogues is a grassroots coming together of activists, artists, students, and academics, with the intention of fostering collaborative learning and feminist action.

Michelle Schenandoah

The 2020 Dialogues will feature keynote speaker and WILL award recipient Michelle Schenandoah, JD, Member of the Oneida Indian Nation of New York and wolf clan member. Schenandoah is an inspirational writer, speaker, and thought leader. She founded Rematriation Magazine, an Indigenous women’s online media platform. She focuses on community development and leadership for Indigenous women and their communities.

In 2020, we mark the centennial of the 19th amendment, recognizing both its historical importance but also the unequal effects of the legislation. 2020 is also an election year whose outcome will have consequences for our planet and for the most vulnerable amongst us: people of color, women, queer, and trans folks. The 2020 Dialogues seeks to provoke discussion, inspire action, and foster community in this watershed moment. We look forward to discussions of elections, democracy, decolonization of pedagogies, digital disruption, local and global activism, bodies, identities, art, performance, and more.

Read more about the conference theme and subthemes, and about how to submit a proposal to participate in the Call For Dialogues here!

The Seneca Falls Dialogues is sponsored by the Greater Rochester Area Branch of the American Association of University Women and The Women’s Institute for Leadership and Learning (WILL). The Dialogues is also sponsored by Women and Gender Studies Affiliates at The College at Brockport: State University of New York, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, LeMoyne College, Monroe Community College, St. John Fisher College, SUNY Geneseo, Syracuse University, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the University of Rochester.