Women March in Seneca Falls 2017

Start: January 21, 201710:00 AM

End: January 21, 2017 3:00 PM


Women March in Seneca Falls2017 is an opportunity on January 21 to participate in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington and sister marches throughout the world, to demonstrate the strength, power, and courage of women in America. It is a non-partisan, inclusive rally organized by local volunteers to primarily express support for women’s rights and all human rights in our country. Organizer and event spokesperson, Melina Carnicelli, said, “This march is a ‘call to action’ for participants and supporters to be vigilant activists each and every day in their own way. It’s a call, from this day forward, to protect and uplift rights belonging to women and all groups seeking social justice, respect and equality in America.”

The March begins at 10 am with an outdoor rally at First Amendment Declaration Park of the Women's Rights National Historical Park, site of the first convention for women's rights held in 1848, then proceeds to First Presbyterian Church, where Alice Paul in a 1923 speech introduced what has become known as the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution. Due to an overwhelming response, the afternoon rally will be held outdoors behind the Church. Seating inside the Church is reserved for persons with special needs and/or for those who must be out of the weather. A robust program features speakers and musical performances on political issues of deep concern to activists throughout the United States. "Call to Action" information tables by civic groups will be located in the lower level of the Church. Car parking is free on all streets in Seneca Falls on January 21, except where posted, and in all municipal lots. Car pools are strongly advised.

Marchers are reminded to dress warmly and asked to wear white, purple or gold hats, gloves, scarves to highlight colors worn by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and activist Suffragists as an instant means of visual recognition of their women's rights movement.

Historic Seneca Falls is the US Birthplace of Women's Rights and serves as a reminder to EVERY local, state, and national elected and appointed government official that women's rights activists are carrying on the political traditions of their foremothers.  Carnicelli, said, "As a result of the 2016 US election cycle, women are recommitted to their political activism. Women, and men, who support the hard-fought gains made over the past 150 years, are watching that rights belonging to women MUST NEVER BE DIMINISHED in our country, only uplifted.”

Women March in Seneca Falls2017 is an inclusive, non-partisan, peaceful march and is free to join. ASL interpreters provided.

Donations in any amount are deeply appreciated: https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/women-march-in-seneca-falls-2017/x/7416787

Event Partners: Friends of WRNHP; Central New York NOW; Emma Bauso Designs; Auburn Public Theater; First Presbyterian Church, Seneca Falls; WomanMade Products; Planned Parenthood of Central & Western NY; Lake Drum Brewing; The Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee; Waterloo Container; W.I.L.L. Women’s Institute for Leadership and Leaning; Susan B Anthony Center at University of Rochester; ASL Interpreters; and many individuals who support this cause.

Contact: Melina Carnicelli, Spokesperson & Co-organizer

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