Thursday, October 13, 8:30 pm–10:30 pm
Sponsored by the Women's Section
The Women’s Section of the American Folklore Society sponsors a triennial Croning to honor and celebrate women over 50 in the discipline of folklore at the Annual Meeting. The ritual was founded by intrepid feminists to honor the wisdom of older women in a society in which they and their important contributions are often overlooked or minimized. Although humor characterizes the ceremony, the Women’s Croning functions as a deeply meaningful rite of passage for female folklorists as they achieve crone status. Any member of the American Folklore Society who supports the goals and spirit of the Women’s Croning may attend the ceremony as an audience member.