The 60th Annual Pi Lambda Sigma
Initiation and Member Celebration
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Noon – 2:00 pm
Syracuse University, Bird Library
222 Waverly Avenue
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons (Room 114)
Our guest speaker was Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner, author and editor whose newest book, The Women’s Suffrage Movement, was released in March 2019.
Feminist pioneer Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner is a nationally recognized lecturer, author and story-teller of woman’s rights history. One of the first women to receive a doctorate in the United States for work in women’s studies (UC Santa Cruz), and a founder of one of the country’s first college women’s studies programs, (CSU Sacramento). Dr. Wagner has taught women’s history for forty-eight years. She currently serves as adjunct faculty in the Syracuse University Honors Program and St. John Fisher’s Executive Leadership Program.
The theme of Dr. Wagner’s work has been telling the untold stories. Her Women’s Suffrage Anthology (Penguin Classics, 2019) unfolds a new intersectional look at the 19th century woman’s rights movement. She Who Holds the Sky: Matilda Joslyn Gage (Sky Carrier Press, 2003) reveals a suffragist written out of history because of her stand against the religious right over 100 years ago (the woman Gloria Steinem describes as “ahead of the women who were ahead of their time) while Wagner’s Sisters in Spirit: Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Influ-ence on Early American Feminists (Native Voices, 2001) documents the surprisingly unrecognized authority of native women, which inspired the suffrage movement.
Copies of Dr. Wagner’s books were available for sale and autographing.
Parking & Directions
Free commencement weekend parking is available in Booth Garage at the corner of Waverly and Comstock Avenues and in University Avenue Garage at the corners of University Avenue and East Adams and Harrison Streets. Pay parking is available in the Sheraton Hotel parking garage at the corner of University and Waverly Avenues. Limited metered parking is available on nearby streets and in a small lot in front of Bird Library.