Wildacres Retreat / Spring 2023

April 24 - 27, 2023

Wildacres 2023 was a smashing success with 83 members attending.

Marjorie Spruill was the speaker discussing Women’s Rights – The First and Second Wave. Links to her presentation are below. 

Christopher Brook, Esq. also spoke about From Roe to Dobbs.

We were entertained by Gene & Ali Kavadio, Klezmer Music. Links to their performance is below.

2023 Wildacres Photo Album

Marjorie Spruill Video

Gene & Ali Kavadio - Klezmer Music Video


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I. Regarding the movement for women’s rights (historical), including the right to vote:

Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women’s Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics (Bloomsbury Publishing 2017)*

One Woman, One Vote: Rediscovering the Woman Suffrage Movement (2021 edition)*

Tina Cassidy, Mr. President, How long Must We Wait?: Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson, and the Fight for the Right to Vote (37Ink Atria 2019)

J. D. Zahniser & Amelia R. Fry, Alice Paul: Claiming Power (Oxford University Press 2014)

Mary Walton, A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot (Palgrave MacMillan 2010)

Deborah Kops, Alice Paul and the Fight for Women’s Rights: From the Vote to the Equal Rights Amendment (Calkins Creek 2017)

II. Regarding Roe v. Wade

David J. Garrow, Liberty and Sexuality: The Right to Privacy and the Making of Roe v. Wade (University of California Press 1998)

Beth Allison Barr, The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth (Brazos Press 2021)

*Books by Marjorie Spruill available on Amazon.

Senior Scholars Wildacres Retreat

Relaxing days of learning, reflection, fellowship, laughter, entertainment, solitude, sharing and hiking at this beautiful 1,400 acre wilderness retreat near the Blue Ridge Parkway in the spectacular mountains of western North Carolina.

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