Women’s celebration coming to Rochester

Women’s celebration coming to Rochester

Susan B. Anthony (Engraved by G.E. Perine & Co., NY)
Susan B. Anthony
(Engraved by G.E. Perine & Co., NY)

An inaugural celebration of women will be held in Rochester later this month, giving women an opportunity to learn, bond, reflect and strategize for the centennial celebration of the 19th Amendment in 2020.

Seneca Falls Revisited will be held at the Hyatt Regency from Aug. 23 through 26. The Women’s Equality Weekend is a tribute to the historic 1848 convention held in Seneca Falls. The first women’s convention was the first women’s rights convention, designed to discuss the social, civil and religious condition and rights of woman.

The mission of Seneca Falls Revisited is to update and build civic, social and spiritual collaborative platforms between women.

The event is sponsored by the New York Women’s Foundation, New York State Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, Humanities NY, Visit Rochester, the City of Rochester and a number of other nonprofit organizations. The Susan B. Anthony House President and CEO Deborah Hughes will co-chair the event with Irma McClaurin, former president of Shaw University.

The weekend’s festivities begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 24 with opening speaker state Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and morning keynote speaker Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren. National Women’s Political Caucus President Emeritus Linda Young will deliver a tribute to historical ladies at the weekend’s closing festivities.

Officials expect the event to continue in 2019 and 2020.

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