women's equality

Amy Bartell

Central New Yorker’s who participated in Women’s March events over the weekend reflect on how the large protests might lead to change. Syracuse University Trans-media Adjunct Professor Nancy Keefe Rhodes walked eight miles in Washington, D.C. with a group of 28.  They experienced welcoming neighborhoods where residents and city police thanked participants for coming.  Rhodes now wonders what the future holds.

Chris Bolt/WAER News

  Senator Kirsten Gillibrand chose Fayetteville’s connection to women’s rights as a place to announce her bill to promote the anniversary of women’s suffrage.  She’d like to see more attention to the centennial of women’s right to vote, which comes around in 2020.  Gillibrand says the voting rights struggle is connected to women’s issues today.