Antioch University Midwest April Workshops to Address Gender and Sexuality

Yellow Springs, Ohio – Antioch University Midwest (AUM) and the native New Zealand nation of Waitaha (Waitaha) are holding two April workshops on societal issues of gender and matriarchal and patriarchal roles as part of their Victory in Humanity Event Series. The first workshop, Matriarch, will be held on Thursday, April 13 from 7-9 pm followed by Gender, Sexuality, and Self on Thursday, April 20 from 7-9 pm. Both workshops are held at AUM in Room B105, 900 Dayton Street in Yellow Springs.

“Understanding how masculine and feminine roles are manifested impacts how we see ourselves as human beings,” said Dr. Michele Nobel, director of AUM’s Education and Interdisciplinary Studies Division. “We look forward to gathering as a group to discuss the importance of gender in our everyday lives and how these roles apply to the perceptions of patriarchal and matriarchal roles.”

The Matriarch session will discuss the concept of the matriarch in indigenous societies and its possible applications to post-modern society. The Gender, Sexuality, and Self session will examine individual wholeness as a balance between one’s own expression of feminine and masculine energies. Both workshops will look at gender and self-identity from the perspective of indigenous traditions and its lack of “labels.”

Workshops are facilitated by Dr. Wendy Peters, AUM adjunct faculty member and an author, researcher and consultant who specializes in human and cultural development. Raymond TeKorako Ruka, a Waitaha priest, Maori elder with insights into the process of change, and Stephen Powers, AUM adjunct faculty member and COO at TheNETT, Ltd., will also lead portions of the workshops. The Victory for Humanity Event Series is inspired by Antioch University’s mantra, an adage by educational reformer Horace Mann: Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.

The cost to attend is $50 ($30 for senior citizens and students) and includes both workshop sessions. For more information please contact Dr. Wendy Peters at [email protected]. To register please visit

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