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Come Share Conversation With WTB Women At Our Monthly Schmai
We’ll be gathering for an informal time of conversation and sharing at a little gem of a place in Westvale Plaza on Thursday, December 12, from 5-7 p.m. Come meet us at Kava European Bistro.
You’ll find fresh food, homemade bread, pastries and soup in this restaurant owned by a Ukranian family.
The restaurant is at 2204 W. Genesee St in Syracuse, and the phone is (315) 488-0888. For a map to the bistro, click here. There’s no need to RSVP, just come on over!
Learn About Islam at December Meeting
We will gather at the Islamic Society of Central New York on Sunday, Dec. 15 from 5-7 for our December meeting.
We’ve done this event before and women have appreciated getting to know Muslim women and learn about their faith and traditions. This masjid includes women from more than three dozen countries.
More to come on the event. Check back here. We are hoping to have food provided so it may not be a potluck as it has been before.
We Learned Onondaga Traditions
A new Great Law of Peace Center is being developed at the site of the former county park, St. Marie Among the Iroquois, Liverpool. WTB and friends gathered Nov. 17 at the facilty, known as Skä·noñh and heard from Dr. Phil Arnold that the center will honor the traditions of the Haudenosaunee, rather than the Jesuits colonialists.
We’re talking about how to revision this place,” said Arnold, who is an associate professor of religion at Syracuse University.
Arnold told the 30 people who attended, both women and men, that what the Onondagas and Haudenosaunee (a term much preferred rather than Iroquois) meant by peace was not just between human beings but humans living in harmony with the natural world.
“There can be no peace unless people are right with the world,” Arnold added.
He hopes the center will help educate people about the important traditions of the Haudenosaunee, who influenced both the Founding Fathers and the suffragettes. He said he hopes the center will be a meeting place where indigenous people can talk about their traditions.
The WTB program committee hopes to soon schedule time to meet with Onondaga women to learn more about their traditions and beliefs.
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