“Due to this weekend’s winter storm projections of snow and high winds, the Women’s March Elmira has been postponed one week to Sunday, January 27th. The schedule will be identical to the original event: 1 p.m. Rally and Speakers in Wisner Park, then 0.8 mile walk to Elmira College for gathering in Cowles Hall with community organizations. Speakers, volunteers and organizations are all being contacted this morning by the committee. The organizers want all participants to be able to travel safe, find parking and be able to participate in an inspiring event without the stress of the storm.”
Join Fund for Women at the Women’s March in Elmira! The Women’s March Elmira will take place in Wisner Park on Sunday, Jan. 27. The event begins at 1 p.m. and marks the first women’s march in Elmira.
In addition to participating in the March, FFW will be hosting an information table in Cowles Hall at Elmira College. So please come by Wisner Park, listen to a wonderful slate of speakers, join the march, and wrap your experience at Cowles Hall to hear Martha Easton speak on the history of Elmira College and learn about FFW’s expanded educational grant opportunities for 2019!
The event at Wisner will feature several women speakers:
Leslie Danks Burke: Public advocate and founder of the Trailblazer’s PAC.
Peggy Costello: Pipefitter and union advocate.
Mary Kay Diakte: Social worker with experience in immigrant communities.
Randi Hewitt: Will speak on reproductive rights.
Michele Johnson: Director of the YWCA in Elmira and the Twin Tiers.
Annabeth McGovern: Will speak on disability rights.
Aayla Sheikh: Will speak on Muslim-American identity.
Crow Marley: Will conclude the speeches with Native American songs.
The goal of the event is to bring the Twin Tiers together to celebrate and inspire more action for positive change in the lives of women.
For more information and get the latest event updates, visit the Women’s March Elmira facebook page!