Women’s march to take place in Elmira

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UPDATE (10:34): The Women’s March Elmira is postponed to Sunday, January 27 due to the weekend storm projections. 

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The women’s march Elmira will take place in Wisner Park on Sunday, Jan. 20.

The event begins at 1 p.m. and this will be the first women’s march in Elmira. 

The event at Wisner will feature several women speakers:

  • Leslie Danks Burke: Public advocate and founder of the Trailblazer’s PAC.
  • Peggy Costello: Pipefitter and union advocate.
  • Mary Kay Diakte: Social worker with experience in immigrant communities. 
  • Randi Hewitt: Will speak on reproductive rights.
  • Michele Johnson: Director of the YWCA in Elmira and the Twin Tiers.
  • Annabeth McGovern: Will speak on disability rights.
  • Aayla Sheikh: Will speak on Muslim-American identity. 
  • Crow Marley: Will conclude the speeches with Native American songs.

Following the speeches, attendees can walk to Cowles Hall at Elmira College, to hear Martha Easton speak on the history of Elmira College.

The goal of the event is to bring the Twin Tiers together to celebrate and inspire more action for positive change in the lives of women.

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