The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and WCNY will host a virtual panel discussion and showing of the recently released documentary Floating Ideas: How the Erie Canal Helped Shape America on August 26th from 7 to 8:30 pm via Zoom.
This program will examine the role of New York’s canals on various social movements and its continuing legacy today, with an emphasis on women’s rights, suffrage, and the quest for social justice.
Ella Wagner, 250th Commemorative Fellow, National Park Service, Cultural Resources Office of Interpretation and Education, will moderate the discussion.
- Jennifer Gabriel, Executive Director, National Women’s Hall of Fame;
- Michelle Schenandoah, Oneida Nation (Wolf Clan);
- Debbie Stack, Director of Special Projects, PBS WCNY;
- Paul Stewart and Mary Liz Stewart, Co-founders, Underground Railroad Education Center; and
- Judith Wellman, PhD, Principal Investigator, Historical NY Research Associates.
Floating Ideas: How the Erie Canal Helped Shape America originally aired on WCNY in July and can be streamed anytime on the Erie Canalway YouTube channel.
This program is free and open to the public, pre-registration is required 72 hours in advance. The program will be recorded, archived, and made available on YouTube and the Erie Canalway’s website. For more information or to register, click here.