On July 21, 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment was introduced in Seneca Falls, NY

ERA Centennial March & Rally in Seneca Falls - 100 Years & Still Marching!

July 21, 2023 @ 5 pm - Assemble outside the Presbyterian Church, 23 Cayuga St., Seneca Falls, for photo

5:30 pm - March to rally - approximately 5 blocks long

5:40 pm - Rally @ Academy Square, 12 N. Park St., Seneca Falls

Lead Sponsor: Women March in Seneca Falls

Speakers: Kathy Hochul, Governor New York State; Letitia James, Attorney General New York State; Cori Bush - Congresswoman and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus for the ERA; Pooja Dharm - Generation Ratify: Ana Dobrot - Co-author 2020 Youth Declaration of Sentiments; Anne Fuller - granddaughter of Crystal Eastman, one of the authors of the ERA; Alyssa Hunt - Program Dir Alice Paul Institute; Letitia James, NYS Attorney General; Coline Jenkins - Great, great granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton; Kate Kelly - author "Ordinary Equality: The Fearless Women and Queer People Who Shaped the U.S. Constitution and the Equal Rights"; Carolyn Maloney - President NOW-NYS & former Congresswoman; Christian Nunes - President National Organization for Women; Rachael Glashan Rupisan - Exec Dir Alice Paul Institute; Eleanor Smeal - CEO Feminist Majority & past NOW president; Julie Suk - author "We the Women: The Unstoppable Mothers of the Equal Rights Amendment"; Zakiya Thomas, President ERA Coalition *** Performances by: MLK Memorial Choir under the direction of Patrisha Blue, Syracuse Gay & Lesbian Chorus, Maria Gillard, and Collee Katlau

Sponsors: Women March in Seneca Falls, Women's Institute for Leadership & Learning (WILL Seneca Falls), Central New York NOW, Rochester NY NOW, and Equal Rights Action.

Donate $28 for the 28th Amendment (ERA) at the March & Rally GoFundMe page.

For more information, visit Women March in Seneca Falls Facebook page.

See below for more exciting events in Seneca Falls, July 21 - 22, 2023

ERA Intergenerational Panel

Saturday, July 22, 2023 @ 11 am

Wesleyan Chapel, Women's Rights National Historical Park

136 Fall St., Seneca Falls, NY

Panel: Cori Bush - Congress-woman and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus for the ERA; Ting Ting Cheng - Dir of Columbia Law School's ERA Project, Carolyn B. Maloney - President NOW-NYS, Christian F. Nunes - President National Organization for Women, Eleanor Smeal - CEO Feminist Majority & former NOW president, Belan Yeshigeta, Co-Founder Generation Ratify, Moderators: Kate Kelly, author, speaker, & activist and Rosie Couture, Co-Founder Generation Ratify

This engaging, interactive panel will discuss the past, present and future of the movement for the ERA.

Sponsored by Friends of the Women's Rights National Historical Park, Central New York NOW, Rochester NOW, Generation Ratify and Equal Rights Action

ERA Centennial Convention

July 21 & 22 , 2023

First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls, 23 Cayuga St., Seneca Falls, NY

This two-day event will be focused on inspiring the next generation of ERA activists and helping them see their place in history as Constitution makers. An Interfaith #Faith4ERA Service will be held at the church on July 20 @ 7:00 pm.

For more information and to register, search "ERA Centennial Convention" on Eventbrite.com.

Crystal Eastman Grave Marker Unveiling

Sunday, July 23, 2023 @ Noon Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandiagua, NY

Crystal Eastman was a game-changing feminist and co-author of the ERA. For 95 years the location of her grave has been a mystery. Family members will be on hand at this commemorative event which is open to the public.

Convention Days 2023

July 21 - 23, 2023

The Women's Rights National Historical Park will host a variety of events to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the 1848 Women's Rights Convention. This year's theme is Women, Gender, and the Law. Visit the Park's Convention Days page or download the weekend schedule for a list of events.

Woman's Rights Sign photo by Greg Cotterill, WXXI News

Outdoor Celebration @ National Women's Hall of Fame Parking Lot

Saturday, July 22, 2023 @ 5 pm

1 Canal St., Seneca Falls, NY

Enjoy live music, food & drink, and visit women's organizations vendors to celebrate the weekend! You can also participate in the National Women's Hall of Fame's 175th Anniversary Relay..

Download a weekend schedule - courtesy of the National Women's Hall of Fame.