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4th Annual

Women March in Seneca Falls Weekend

January 17-19, 2020

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December 6, 2019                                                                                         

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(Seneca Falls, NY, Birthplace of Women’s Rights in America) Women March in Seneca Falls 2020 Weekend is an inclusive, non-partisan 3-day event to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. This January event is to inspire all Americans to take an active role in democracy: encouraging eligible voters to “get out the vote” in this centennial year; commemorating the historic 700+ global women’s marches of 2017; honoring the legacy of women in leadership from Haudenosaunee Clan Mothers (Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy) to today’s activist of all ages, smashing glass ceilings, and to champion Gen Z girls & Millennial young women.

WHEN & WHERE? Friday, January 17 through Sunday, January 19, 2020 in Seneca Falls, New York, the birthplace of women’s rights in America, and in nearby Auburn, home and final resting place of human rights icon Harriet Tubman.

WHO? Confirmed to date: Coline Jenkins, Great-great granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton; Diane Shenandoah, Haudenosaunee Faith Keeper; Holly Near, legendary American feminist singer/songwriter;  Toni Van Pelt, NOW National President; BETTY, internationally-known activist rock trio; Sally Roesch Wagner, author and Women’s Suffrage Historian; Louise Herne, Clan Mother-Bear Clan Mohawk;  Megan Smith, CEO shift7 and former U.S. Chief Technology Officer (invited/tbc); Lesli Myers-Small, New York State Assistant Commissioner of School Reform and Innovation; Katie Eder, Future Coalition founder; Carol Jenkins, The ERA Coalition Co-President & CEO (invited/tbc); VA RATIFY ERA spokesperson (invited/tbc); Ana Dobrot, Youth Advocates for Gender Equality founder.

FRIDAY, Jan 17, 2020 – NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center (NYS ERHC) & Auburn Public Theater (APT), Auburn, NY


5:30pm           Diane Shenandoah, Haudenosaunee Faith Keeper; Opening Ceremony and Gathering Reception, NYS ERHC

8:00pm           Holly Near in Concert, legendary American feminist singer/songwriter, social change activist & a founder of the Women’s Music Movement

SATURDAY, Jan 18, 2020 – Seneca Falls, NY

     12:30pm          4th Annual RALLY & MARCH,

Trinity Park, 12:30pm; Leader of Ceremonies: Coline Jenkins,

Great-great granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton; Holly Near; Toni Van Pelt; BETTY

Featuring the Worldwide “1@1 Minute” with Alyson Palmer,  1pm

1:30pm            STEP-OFF

Women March in Seneca Falls2020

4:00pm            BETTY in Concert, iconic activist rock trio

Academy Square-North Park, Seneca Falls; opening performance by Central New York musical phenom, Madison Yearsley

(doors open @ 3pm)

SUNDAY, Jan 19, 2020 – First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls

1:00pm             UNVEILING – ALICE PAUL Bronze Bust Rhode Island-based sculptor Victoria Guerina has gifted her monumental new work to this church’s congregation.  This piece, part of the sculptor’s Notable Women series, commemorates the day and place in Seneca Falls when Alice Paul spoke from the church’s pulpit which remains in use to this day. On July 21, 1923 Alice Paul, suffragist, political activist and civic leader, delivered remarks seeking equality for both women and men under federal law. Her words became the text of the Equal Rights Amendment, and today almost 100 years later, the ERA is still only proposed and NOT YET ratified for inclusion into the US Constitution!

1:30pm “AN EPIC CONVERSATION with ACTIVISTS”- Join our panel of change-makers who lead movements and efforts for equality, equity and justice — politically, economically, socially, and more. Whatever the era or generation, these leaders are part of the epic “power shift” making the world a habitable place for all.  Come for the CONVERSATION on CHANGE…STAY for the ACTIVISM CALL for 2020.

Confirmed-to-date: Louise Herne, Mama Bear, Haudenosaunee Clan Mother; Sally Roesch Wagner, Author and Women’s Suffrage Historian; Coline Jenkins, Great-great Granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton; Toni VanPelt, National President of NOW; Katie Eder, Future Coalition, Founder; Lesli Myers-Small, NY State Assistant Commissioner of School Reform and Innovation; Ana Dobrot, Youth Advocates for Gender Equality, Founder.

To Be Confirmed: Megan Smith, CEO, shift7 and Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer; Carol Jenkins, ERA Coalition Co-president & CEO; VA Ratify ERA representative.

Invited: Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton; Hon Lt Governor Kathy Hochul; Hon Letitia James, NY State Attorney General.

MODERATOR: Betty M. Bayer, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Professor, Women Studies

CONVENER: Gwen Webber-McLeod, CEO, Gwen, Inc

WMinSF2020 UNITY PRINCIPLES: Women March in Seneca Falls is a non-partisan, grassroots group working to end systematic racism and sexism; and seeks gender parity in elected office; environmental justice and equal pay; an end to violence against women; support for LGBTQIA, immigrant and disability rights; passing the proposed ERA; and advocating for reproductive rights and self-sovereignty for all women.

SUPPORT ALLIES: WMinSF2020 Weekend in collaboration with NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center; Women in Leadership & Learning (WILL); First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls; Auburn Public Theater; NYS Women’s Suffrage Commission; CNY NOW; Town of Seneca Falls Town Council, Public Safety & Public Works; Generations Bank; Seneca Meadows Waste Management, Inc; Waterloo Container; WomenMade Products; Sandra Shutter Fine Art and Design; Seneca Falls Business Association; “19Campaign” donors.

CONTACT:       Melina Carnicelli, Lead Organizer


Women March in Seneca Falls is an inclusive, non-partisan group dedicated to providing opportunities to publicly demonstrate the strength, power, and courage of women in America. It is committed to protecting and enhancing rights belonging to women through awareness and fund raising, meaningful collaborations, and community education in Seneca Falls, New York, US birthplace of women’s rights, and throughout New York state. Through frequent “calls to action,” Women March in Seneca Falls continually reminds local, state, and national elected and appointed government officials that women’s rights activists are vigilantly carrying on the political activism of their foremothers.

“We’ve chosen the path to equality; don’t let them turn us around.”
-Geraldine Ferraro

Unity Principles…
  1. Equal Pay
  2. Gender arity in elected office
  3. Passage of the proposed Equal Rights Ammendment
  4. Reproductive rights/Self-sovereignty
  5. LGBTQ Rights
  6. Immigrant Rights
  7. Environmental Justice
  8. Disabiltity Rights
  9. Ending systemic racism and sexism
  10. Eradicating violence against women