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Seneca Falls Revisited - A Women’s Equality Weekend
August 23-26, 2018
Welcome to the first-ever Women’s Equality Weekend. We’re here to learn, bond and reflect as we strategize our Centennial celebration of the 19th Amendment. Our conference is called Seneca Falls Revisited in tribute to the historic 1848 convention. We’re here in Rochester because of the contributions and sacrifices of Susan B. Anthony & Frederick Douglass
and their families.
New York State as its best - we welcome our elected officials, top executives, colleagues and friends as we network and bond with the pride of the Estrogren heritage our foremothers have given us. Thank you for being here to share this amazing weekend with us. Mark your calendars in 2019 and 2020 same weekend - we will be here book early for next year.
Meet key members of the New York State Women’s Legislative Caucus, Chairwoman Peoples-Stokes and hear the fascinating aspects of Masterpiece Bakery v. Colardo Civil Liberties case directly from Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman.
Hyatt Regency Rochester, all star NYC, Rochester and other VIPs networking luncheon and you AG Coffman will meet with the press before the luncheon. Then, AG Coffman will also host a private meeting with the LGBT Community post luncheon. We will end the day with the screening of - To A More Perfect Union: US v. Windsor. Edie Windsor’s journey to achieving Marriage Equality in New York State. Seats are limited. Purchase your tickets for the luncheon here.
Thursday & Friday Nights, Aug. 23-24
To a More Perfect Union offers an intimate look at Edie Windsor as a gay rights pioneer, and its correlation with the Stonewall Riots, the AIDS crisis, the Defense of Marriage Act and other staples of LGBTQ history. She was an American LGBTQ rights activist and a technology manager at IBM. After the death of her (legally recognized only in Canada) wife, Thea Spyer, Windsor found herself inundated with problems. As the executor and sole beneficiary of Spyer's estate via a revocable trust, Windsor was required to pay $363,053 in federal estate taxes on the inheritance of her wife's estate.
Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way - An inspiring film about Geraldine Ferraro's historic Vice-Presidential nomination, and the first full profile of the trailblazing woman who helped change the face of American politics forever.
Mental Health, Spirituality and Movement - come and learn more about low maintance self-care. Yogi Sealy is your guide to a better you.
We thank our 2016 NY State Women’s Conference featured speakers who believed in ”having their voices heard” and inspired the name of our organization.
Free to be Me/4 Women Cabaret Show
Sat. Aug 25, 8pm - Lyric Theatre, Rochester
Join 10-time MAC Award winner & entertainer extraordinaire Natalie Douglas as she delights the audience with the soulful stylings of Billie Holliday, Lena Horne, Abby Lincoln and Nina Simone.
A New York City native, Natalie is a Renaissance woman and has shared her concerts, workshops & master classes with audiences & students across the USA, (Carnegie Hall, Birdland, Café Carlyle, The Town Hall, Herbst Theatre, Thalian Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater & Appel Room) and the world (The UK, Germany, Montenegro, Greece, Corsica, Argentina and Mexico).
She is joined by New York City’s finest Musical Director and piano virtuoso Jon Weber. The evening emcee is the incomparable Patrick Riley, Journalist, Producer and Author. Patrick was formerly a producer for The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Young people who are 13-21 years old who are full time High School and College students are eligible for the Student rate. Valid school ID required.
Whether you are a philanthropic donor, a corporate entity or just want to help we appreciate your financial support. It does take a village to get qualified people both established and new in office. We encourage donors to sponsor a bus to attend the 1st ever Women’s Equality Weekend. Thank you for your consideration and generosity. Here is how you can help. Click on the RSVP button above to make a difference.
2016 NYS Conference for Civically Engaged Women
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed