Michelle to Speak at Women's March

For Immediate Release January 7, 2017 Ithaca, New York (e-release): The Women’s March on Ithaca will take place January 21, 2017. This is a peaceful event in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington to demonstrate the strength, power, and courage of women in America. The March begins at 10a.m. followed by a rally at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Ithaca Commons.

Marchers are asked to convene at Ithaca City Hall at 108 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 and bring flags, posters, and signs that carry messages of women’s and human rights.

Marchers will walk a one mile route from City Hall to Dewitt Park, down Buffalo Street several blocks, then back to Martin Luther King Jr. Street (aka State Street) and return to the Commons for the rally. Marchers will need to remain on sidewalks and be alert to traffic along the route.

The rally will commence at 11:30a.m. at the Bernie Milton Pavilion. The program schedule features speakers and musical performances on political issues of concern to Women, LGBTQ community, People of Color, People with Disabilities, and all those who fight for human rights. At the time of this press release speakers include Democratic Candidate Leslie Danks Burke, former Tompkins County Poet Laureate Michelle Courtney Berry, County Historian Carol Kammen, Director of Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes Angela Riddell, and student member of Ithaca College’s Center for LGBTQ Education, Outreach, and Services Alexa Salvato. Musical performance by Answer the Muse.

Women’s March on Ithaca is an inclusive, peaceful march and is free to join. Stay up-to-date by following our event on Facebook: facebook.com/events/1856121357940899

Event Partners: Cornell Women’s Resource Center, Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes, Finger Lakes Running Club, Tompkins County Democratic Committee, and many other individuals who support this cause. “We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.” –Maya Angelou