HERstory: The Vindication of Patience | The Oracle Institute

HERstory: The Vindication of Patience

The Vindication of Patience
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Throughout HIStory and across cultures, women have been seen as second-class citizens in a world dominated by men. The struggle for equal rights has been long and hard, and while there have been many victories, the ultimate goal of true equality continues to elude us to this day.

This retreat will examine and celebrate the history of the Woman’s Suffrage Movement in America, passage of the 19th Amendment, and women voting for the first time in 1920 – just 100 years ago!  We also will explore the current challenges women face in America, such as ensuring continued protection of our Bodily Sovereignty and ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.

In addition, we will learn how to tap into our Sacred Feminine as we live out our personal mission. Attendees will participate in classes, exercises, and sacred ceremonies that will empower us to leave with the tools needed to confidently promote Women’s Rights in our own lives, within the structures of government, and around the world. Ultimately, our goal will be to promote a more socially just and equal story for women – HERstory – with courage, compassion, and conviction!

Eleanor LeCain
Amelia Bland Waller, J.D.
Rev. Laura George, J.D.
About Our Presenter(s)

Eleanor LeCain is president of The Breakthrough Way, where she speaks to and consults with leaders in business, government, and civil society about transformational programs and principles that can improve performance, save money, and help build a new world. Her book, Breakthrough Solutions: How to Improve Your Life and Change the World by Building on What Works profiles nine social innovations that dramatically improve people’s lives, strengthen communities, and save money. Each innovation is a game changer in its field. 

Amelia Bland Waller has called Grayson County "home" for her entire life, although she has been unable to reside here continuously because of her need to earn a living. She is a wife, mother, and very proud grandmother. She is also an attorney and mediator. After more than thirty years of practicing law in the private and government sectors, she is now a professor of Law at the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia.

Rev. Laura George, J.D. is the Executive Director of The Oracle Institute and author of the award-winning Oracle Foundational Trilogy. She is a retired attorney and an interfaith minister with experience in multiple spiritual paths. Laura is a fan of Ken Wilber (the “Einstein of Consciousness”), which led her to study and teach Spiral Dynamics and the Spectrum of Consciousness. A self-confessed “news junky,” Laura is appalled by the conspiracy theories shared by the far-right and far-left – both factions in America that are susceptible to “fake news.” Laura shares her birthday on October 2 with Mahatma Gandhi!  


Event Schedule Detail

Day 1:

August 8

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Morning Meditation
  • Session 1: History of Women's Suffrage
  • Session 2: History of ERA
  • Circle Time
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Day 2:
August 9
  • Morning Meditation
  • Session 3: Women on the Move!
  • Circle Time
  • Session 4: Knowing Our Personal Mission
  • Closing Ceremony
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Regular Price
$ 55
Early Bird Price (expires one month before event)
$ 40
Student and Subsidized Price (for those who need scholarship assistance)
$ 10
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