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.
2020 is the centennial of women’s suffrage in America, and WMinSF2020 inSISTS that all eligible voters exercise their right to vote NOV 3, 2020.
WHEN & WHERE?
Friday, January 17 – 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.
Confirmed to date: Coline Jenkins, Great-great granddaughter of Elizabeth Cade Stanton; Diane Shenandoah, Haudenosaunee Faith Keepers; 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; Pastor Middle Collegiate Church/NYC; Congressman Joseph Morelle, NY25.
FRIDAY, Jan 17, 2020 – At the NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center & Auburn Public Theater, Auburn, NY
5:30pm: Diane Shenandoah, Haudenosaunee Faith Keepers; Opening Ceremony;
Gathering Reception immediately following. Open to Public. No admission fee/donations accepted.
8:00pm: 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: Maureen Quigley.
Invited Speakers & Performers: Coline Jenkins; Holly Near; Toni Van Pelt; Rev Jacqueline Lewis; Hon Joseph Morelle; BETTY.
1:00pm: Featuring the Nationwide “[email protected] Minute” with Alyson Palmer
Women March in Seneca Falls STEP-OFF, 1:30pm (route less than 1 mile)
4:00pm: BETTY in Concert, iconic activist rock trio, 4pm; Academy Square Theater at 12 North Park Street; opening performance by Central New York musical phenom, Madison Yearsley
(doors open @ 3pm – Get tickets here)
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; Toni Van Pelt, National NOW President; Sally Roesch Wagner, Women’s Suffrage historian; Megan Smith, Shift7 Technology CEO & LGBTQ Activist; Katie Eder, Future Coalition, Founder; Gwen Webber-McLeod, Gwen, Inc, CEO; Leslie Myers-Small, New York State Assistant Commissioner of School Reform and Innovation;
MODERATOR: Betty Bayer, Hobart William Smith Colleges, Women Studies professor.
CONVENER: Sheri Dozier-Owens, Women March in Seneca Falls Organizer
CONTACT: Melina Carnicelli, Lead Organizer, [email protected]
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.
Women March in Seneca Falls is hosting a three-day commemorative celebration in collaboration with NYS Women’s Suffrage Commission; NYS ERHC; Women’s Institute for Leadership & Learning (WILL); First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls; Auburn Public Theater; CNY NOW; Town Board of Seneca Falls; Seneca Falls Public Works & Public Safety Departments; NYS Troopers & DOT; Local Emergency Management Teams; Generations Bank; WomanMade Products; Sandra Shutter Fine Art and Design; Seneca Falls Business Association.
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