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Fayetteville: 'Oz' weekend schedule of events

Funding for the panel provided by the New York Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Lunch

When: noon to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Yard of the Gage Foundation office, 109 Walnut St., Fayetteville (in case of rain: Fayetteville Free Library -- Community room, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville)

Cost:$10 (includes lunchtime entertainment)

Description: Boxed lunches sold and served on the lawn.

Lunchtime Entertainment: Pick a Story From the Oz Story Tree

When: noon to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Yard of the Gage Foundation office, 109 Walnut St., Fayetteville (in case of rain: Fayetteville Free Library -- Community room, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville)

Cost:$10 adults, $5 kids 12 and under (includes optional boxed lunch)

Who:Jane Albright of the International Wizard of Oz Club

Audience members choose cards from the story tree and hear Jane Albright tell a unique anecdote about Oz, its characters, and its creation.

Panel No. 2 -- The Accountability of Oz

When: 1:30 p.m.

Where: Fayetteville Free Library -- Community room (300 Orchard St., Fayetteville)

Who:Panelists Mac Hudson; Gita Dorothy Morena, Ph.D., Carey Graeber, Vic Runnels

Hudson is a descendant of Matilda Joslyn Gage and great-great-grandson of L. Frank Baum. He holds an M.A. in American Indian Studies.

Morena is a great-great-granddaughter of Matilda Joslyn Gage and great-granddaughter of L. Frank Baum and a marriage, family and child psychotherapist.

Graeber is a documentary film producer who is currently producing a documentary about Matilda Joslyn Gage.

Runnels is an artist, humanities scholar, and member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

In August 2006, Baum descendants Mac Hudson and Gita Morena delivered an apology to the Wounded Knee Survivor's Association on Pine Ridge Reservation for Baum's controversial 1890 editorials. Documentary filmmaker Carey Graeber filmed the meetings, which were arranged by Vic Runnels, an Oglala Lakota artist, and descendant of Wounded Knee survivors. Together they share the story of what happened.

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