March Route - The march will start at about 3:50pm and proceed up Delaware past the US Courthouse and the Immigration Court, where we need true respect for the Constitution and our Statue-of-Liberty pledge to the world; then take a right onto Mohawk; then right on Franklin, going past the County offices and Old County Hall; right on Church to a right onto Delaware, bringing us past the Erie County Holding Center, scene of dire need and big problems. Map also attached.
Niagara Square. Organized by WNY Peace Center, with Riverside Salem, & more than 70 Cosponsors... The March starts with a rally at Niagara Sq, including music (WNY Resistance Revival Chorus, Ismail & Co, and more); speakers; youth groups' sharing; and local goals to be accomplished over the next year. The March will be an est 8 blocks. #womenswave #UnitetheStruggles. For more info, go to wnypeace.org
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
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/)