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Local Organizations Host Utica Women’s March

Local nonprofit organizations and activist groups are hosting a Women’s March on Saturday, January 20th in Utica, New York. Women-led marches and rallies will be held on this day in cities across the world.

The march is a response to attacks by the current administration on women, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ people, and individuals with disabilities, as well as attempts by the administration to strip away health care, voting rights, environmental standards, and other vital protections.

Last year, on the weekend of the inauguration, five million people around the globe participated in marches and rallies in a unified call for social change. Once again members of the community will be marching to deliver this timely message.

WHEN:  Saturday, January 20th, 10:30am – 1:00pm

WHAT:  Utica Women’s March

WHERE:  March will begin at the YWCA Mohawk Valley (7 Rutger Park, Utica, New York 13501). March will conclude at Utica City Hall (1 Kennedy Plaza, Utica, NY 13502) with a rally and speeches from local women leaders.

WHO:  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (Nu Psi Omega Chapter), Citizen Action of Central New York, CNY ALCOR, CNY Labor Council, Colgate University, Community Cares, ePluribus: America, For the Good, Historical Black Ministerial Alliance of Utica – Rome, Indivisible Mohawk Valley, Interfaith Matters, Kirkland Democrats, Mohawk Valley Latino Association, Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees, NAACP, Oneida County Democratic Women’s Club, Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson, SEIU 1199, WERC & Empowered Pathways, YWCA Mohawk Valley

SPEAKERS: Emmie Pizarro Davis, Jennifer DeWeerth, Freddie Hamilton, Pastor Kathy Hughes, Venice Irving, Dawn Laguerre, Jeanette LeNoir, Sonia Martinez, Khadijah Abdul Salam, Diane Stancato & more

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