Women's March - Buffalo/WNYBack >
January 20, 2019, 1:30–3:30 pm
Open Buffalo proud to co-sponsor the 2019 Women's March w/ WNY Peace Center!
Where: Niagara Square, Buffalo NY.
When: January 20th, 2019, 1:30pm - 3 pm
1:15pm Gnohnyoh Indigenous traditional opening, “thanksgiving” address – Jocelyn Jones, Seneca
1:30pm Intro to the Women’s March, cosponsors, and welcome – Vicki Ross and others
Music: Ismail & Company with Ismail Johnson & Lonnie Barlow (drumming/singing/chanting/backup – interspersed with speakers)
Betty Jean Grant, We Are Women Warriors, former co legislator, longtime community activist (Government)
Cindy Odom, WNY Women’s Foundation (Government)
Rahwa Ghirmatzion, Push Buffalo (Business, Organizations And The Workplace)
Marie Malinowski, Poor People’s Campaign- WNY Disability Rights Activist (Business, Organizations And The Workplace)
Silver Light WNY Peace Center (Education)
Cheryl Hughes, WNY Area Labor Federation,AFL-CIO/NYSUT (including true costs of militarism)
Jenn Flick Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, (Health, Choice)
Deidra EmEl, WNY Peace Center, Congregation of Israel (Health)
Diana Patton, We Exist Coalition- Buffalo NY, veteran and community activist (Safety and Freedom from Violence)
April Arman, Rahama (Safety and Freedom from Violence)
Sara Schultz, Sierra Club Niagara Region, Care for Mother Earth [song and speech]
WNY Resistance Revival Chorus (singing, leading off March, chants)
The following groups will be woven in with the speakers:
Confident Girl Mentoring Program, Inc.
Pretty As A Daisy Mentoring & Enrichment Program
Girls from the Yemeni community
March around 2:20pm
Desmond Abrams, Brothers Doing Better
Murray Holman, Stopthe Violence Coalition
Gnohnyoh Indigenous traditional opening, “thanksgiving” address – Jocelyn Jones, Seneca
Come join in solidarity as we revel in the #womenswave and we #UnitetheStruggles.
We have had record-breaking groups the past two years supporting the principles and the spirit of Truth and Love; Justice and Peace; Nonviolence, Equality, and Care for Creation. We are a sister march and affirm the national march’s values and principles (https://www.womensmarch.com/principles/)
Organized by WNY Peace Center, with Riverside Salem Environmental Cottage and 58 co-sponsors.