We are counting down for our EPIC WEEKEND with Women March in Seneca Falls!
Women March in Seneca Falls Weekend
January 17-19, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 5, 2019
(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 Cade Stanton; Diane Shenandoah, Haudenosaunee Faith Keeper; Holly Near, legendary American feminist singer/songwriter; Toni Van Pelt,
National President NOW; BETTY, internationally-known activist rock trio;
Sally Roesch Wagner, author and Women’s Suffrage Historian; Louise Herne,
Clan Mother-Bear Clan Mohawk; Megan Smith, Chief Technology Officer for
President Obama, former Google VP and CEO of Shift7 Technology; Katie Eder, Future Coalition founder; Ana Dobrot, Youth Advocates for Gender Equality founder.
FRIDAY, Jan 17, 2020 – At the NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center & Auburn
Public Theater, Auburn, NY
Diane Shenandoah, Haudenosaunee Faith Keeper; Opening Ceremony and
Holly Near in Concert, legendary American feminist singer/songwriter,
social change activist & Women’s Music Movement founder
SATURDAY, Jan 18, 2020 – Seneca Falls, NY
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 Nationwide “ 1@1 Minute” with Alyson Palmer at 1pm.
Women March in Seneca Falls STEP-OFF, 1:30pm
BETTY in Concert, iconic activist rock trio, 4pm; Seneca Falls venue TBA;
opening performance by Central New York musical phenom, Madison Yearsley (doors open @ 3pm)
SUNDAY, Jan 19, 2020 – First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls, 1pm
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!
“An EPIC CONVERSATION”- moderated panel discussion tracing the legacy of women in leadership for social change in America and passing the leadership torch to activist Millennial young women and Gen Z girls. Confirmed: Louise Herne, Mama Bear Clan Mother; Coline Jenkins; Christian Nunes, National NOW Vice President; Sally Roesch Wagner, Women’s Suffrage historian; Megan Smith, Shift7 Technology CEO & LGBTQ Activist; Katie Eder, Future Coalition, Founder; Ana Dobrot, Youth Advocates for Gender Equality, Founder. Other panelists announced as confirmed.
MODERATOR: Betty Bayer, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Women Studies professor.
CONTACT: Melina Carnicelli, Lead Organizer
Women March in Seneca Falls is a non-partisan and grassroots affiliate of
MARCH ON that works with community groups
toward ending systematic racism and sexism, seeking gender parity in elected
office, environmental justice and equal pay, eradicating violence against
women, supporting LGBTQIA, immigrant and disability rights, passing the
proposed ERA, and advocating for reproductive rights and self-sovereignty
for all women. Since January 2017, tens of thousands of supporters have
gathered in Seneca Falls to rally and march with activist “inSISTERS.”
“The women’s suffrage centennial is an auspicious moment in history for
America’s women and a reminder that it is up to us to set the agenda for
2020 and beyond,” said Melina Carnicelli, lead organizer of Women March in
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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.”
Gender arity in elected office
Passage of the proposed Equal Rights Ammendment
Ending systemic racism and sexism
Eradicating violence against women