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  • Seneca Falls Sister March on Washington, Saturday, January 21, 2017

    A reported 10,000 people turned out for the Seneca Falls, NY Sister March on Washington, on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

  • Seneca Falls, NY - Birthplace of the Modern Day Feminism Movement

    Seneca Falls is where it all started, in 1848 - right around the time YWCA was gaining strength. Soon after Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth Cady Stanton started educating women about their rights, YWCA foremothers began meeting in Utica 1870 . The rest is HERstory!

  • Defining Moment Captured Forever

    A chance meeting on the streets of Seneca Falls, NY between Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton began the women's movement that led to the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote.

  • 10,000 Strong in Seneca Falls

    Five million people gathered in more than 700 marches world wide in support of Women's and Human Rights in the USA on Saturday, January 21, 2017, as part of the Women's March on Washington. 10,000 clogged up the thruway for two exits and filled the streets of Seneca Falls.

  • Making HERstory again

    More than 150 years after the birth of the Women's Rights Movement began, millions of women, men and children took to the streets around the world (and in Seneca Falls, the birthplace of USA Modern Feminism) in support of Women's Rights.

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    YWCA MV participated in marches from upstate New York to Washington D.C.

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  • Peace is welcomed, Silence is not.

    Silence means consent, Peace does not.

  • 10,000 Strong in Seneca Falls

  • No gettin' over it

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    Shining the light on our discontent

  • Equal Rights mean Women's Rights

  • Susan B. Supporter!

  • Lining the Streets

  • Change

  • We Are America

  • Silence is consent

  • Fighting for Rights

  • Men marched alongside women


Women’s March on Washington, January 21, 2017

YWCA Mohawk Valley participated in a number of historical events supporting the Women’s March on Washington, on Saturday, January 21, 2017.
Staff and board members traveled to Washington D.C., Seneca Falls, and stayed local in Utica and Rome, bringing the message that we support this movement of five million people world-wide, marching in nearly 700 gatherings across the globe.
Why? Because we do not support funding cuts to programs that negatively impact our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and providing peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.