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SOCIETIES OF PEACE The Second World Congress on Matriarchal Studies Contrary to the common prejudice which sees matriarchies as women’s rule” these societies have real gender-egalitarian, consensus-based and peaceful traditions. Their cultural genius can give the auidelines for a better future. Please come to this groundbreaking congress which will bring together speakers from Africa. Asia, Europe, North and South America with a special invitation to indigenous women and men from matriarchal societies worldwide. Sept. 29 Oct. 2, 2005 Texas State University Performing Arts Center, San MarcoS, Texas or LC SPEAKERS Milagros, Retablos and Arte Popular 0 FOLK ART & OTHER TREASURES FROM AROUND THE WORLD 209 CONGRESS AVENUE 512 / 479-8377 OPEN DAILY 10-6, FREE PARKING BEHIND THE STORE 18 THE TEXAS OBSERVER JULY 22, 2005