Women's March - Seneca Falls, NY

Start: Saturday, January 21, 201710:00 AM

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 matters of
deep concern to activists throughout the United States. "Call to Action"
information tables by civic groups to be located in the lower level of the
Church. Car parking is available and free on all streets in Seneca Falls on
January 21 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, "In the
aftermath 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:

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.

"We've chosen the path to equality; don't let them turn us
around."-Geraldine Ferraro

Contact: Melina Carnicelli, Spokesperson & Co-organizer
mailto: mcarnice@roadrunner.com