The 2020 Seneca Falls Revisited Virtual Conference | July 23 - 25, 2020
A virtual conference the first of its kind celebrating women’s accomplishments for the last 100 years addressing issues facing women today ranging from ERA to voting and tackling the future challenges while pondering on solution propositions
Gale A. Brewer is the 27th Borough President of Manhattan.
Since she took office in 2014, she has successfully passed legislation to reform the deed restriction process, add ‘caregivers’ to the city’s anti-discrimination law, remove criminal history questions from initial employment applications (the “Fair Chance Act”), and enforce requirements for street numbers on buildings in Manhattan (to aid emergency workers). She has also spearheaded community planning initiatives at the South Street Seaport, in East Midtown, and in other neighborhoods to address development and zoning issues.
Brewer previously served on the City Council for 12 years, serving as the founding chair of the Technology Committee and leading the Government Operations Committee. There, the Council passed her legislation guaranteeing paid sick leave for most hourly employees, requiring all City data be published online, and protecting domestic workers from abusive practices.
Prior to that, she served as Chief of Staff to Council Member Ruth Messinger, NYC Deputy Public Advocate, Director of the city’s Federal Office, and Executive Director of the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women.
Brewer has an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and did her undergraduate work at Columbia University and Bennington College.
Kenneth descends from two of the most influential names in American history: he is the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great-grandson of Booker T. Washington. His mother, Nettie Washington Douglass, is the daughter of Nettie Hancock Washington (granddaughter of Booker T. Washington), and Dr. Frederick Douglass III (great-grandson of Frederick Douglass). Ken’s life until the year 2007 could be described as distinguished yet decisively disengaged from his lineage until Providence called. Ken continues his family’s legacy of anti-slavery and educational work as co-founder and president of the Atlanta-based nonprofit Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI). His career and life path are driven by a clear focus on FDFI’s mission“[t]o Advance Freedom through Knowledge and Strategic Action.” He could not have predicted that one day he would so fully embrace and be defined by the characteristics that so closely defined his famous ancestors.
Michele Jones Galvin is a Great, Great, Great Grandniece of Harriet Tubman. Ms. Jones Galvin and her mother, Joyce Stokes Jones, have co-authored Beyond the Underground:Aunt Harriet, Moses of Her People. As Descendant Biographers, they have penned the creative nonfiction based on genealogical and historical research about Harriet Ross Tubman Davis, Greatest Conductor of the Underground Railroad, and celebrated Civil War Captain. It chronicles the family lineage from the survival of the Middle Passage to slavery on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to freedom in Canada, and then settling in Upstate New York. Beyond the Underground: Aunt Harriet, Moses of Her People is an intricate mix of memoir, family lore and historical reconstruction.
Newly retired, in her professional career Ms. Jones Galvin specialized in program design, implementation and evaluation in Human Services Administration. Areas of expertise included coordination and collaboration of government and community initiatives, communications and strategic planning. Ms. Jones Galvin is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty facilitator, and a certified National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) trainer.
Before relocating to Syracuse, Ms. Jones Galvin was awarded a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the New School for Social Research, New York City. She received a Bachelor’s Degree with a double concentration in Psychology and African American Studies from Fordham University, New York City.
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Next Year You Get To Be Civically Re-Engaged and Celebrate Women’s Equality Day in New York City!
37 States ratified the 19th Amendment on August 19, 2019. The process of ratification began shortly after June 4, 1919 when Congress passed the amendment and President Wilson approved. It took a little more than a year for the states to weigh in. This process is what of the people, by the people and for the people reflects. 2019 is the centennial of ratification.
A Women’s Equality Weekend Retreat that will you will never forget
In 1869, 1870 and 1917 Saratoga Springs hosted 3 NYS Suffrage Conventions. Without these important conventions the Suffrage movement would not have gained momentum. We celebrate the historic Centennial of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment HERE
What a better place to celebrate the centennial of Suffrage than at the birthplace of the women’s movement Seneca Falls, New York where the first women’s convention of 1848 took place which produced the “Declaration of the Sentiments” the most essential document of the suffragist movement and New York City seats at the cradle of liberty and diversity and a cosmopolitan of the United States of America
Interactive dialogues with Conference co-chairs Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer, Kenneth Morris Jr. and other conference VIPS and attendees. Featuring, Live Entertainment,
The Mission of the Zena Rommett Floor-Barre Foundation is to preserve and promote the highly regarded Floor-Barre® Technique for current and future generations of dancers, athletes, the injured, elderly and everyone desiring the alignment and strengthening health benefits of this gentle, yet highly effective Technique. This is accomplished through the teaching of classes, the production of DVDs and educational materials, and the certification of Floor-Barre® instructors every July in Europe (Florence '12 & '13; Venice '14 & '15; Paris '16 & '17; Rome '18 & '19), every August in New York City and every February in Latin America (Playa del Carmen, Mexico '19 & '20).
Shireen Nelson has over 20 years experience in healthcare & fitness. As a licensed, registered pharmacist she provides personalized patient care & counseling on a daily basis which often includes the importance of living a healthy lifestyle through exercise & diet. After years of successfully maintaining her fitness goals with Tae bo® (created by Billy Blanks) Shireen took her passion for this workout & helping others to the next level by becoming a certified Tae bo® & Boom Box® fitness instructor. This fun, jam-packed routine, which combines cardio kickboxing & aerobics, caters to everyone's level by allowing them to go at their own pace while burning calories & achieving their goals. See you in class!!
Unwind after your travels with a 30, 60, or 90-minute reflexology massage. Prenatal massage and facial massage also offered.
Let us make you picture perfect with in-room hair styling services including Blowouts, Haircut, Up-dos, and Braids.
From airbrush to spray tan, professional make-up artists will come to your room for applications, eyebrow threading, eyelash extensions, and more.
Enjoy the convenience of in-room manicure, pedicure, or gelicure.
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