Links to news coverage:
Sun Community News, "Adirondack March Draws Hundreds to Lewis"
Plattsburgh Press Republican, "Not Just for Decoration"
Let's Rock the Cradle
Pre-March article: Sun Community News
Links to Inez film and celebration information:
Clips from Facebook:
Posted January 21 by Sandra Weber:
I have no words to express the tremendous energy and spirit of every single child, youth, woman, and man who marched up the hill to the grave of Inez Milholland. You are per-sisters. Forward!
167 people marched up the hill (and I think 167 slid back down)
Sunny, near 40 degrees, and a mighty wind carrying our voices to the hills.
Forward Into Light!
Yesterday was a true group effort, from every marcher, singer, and speakers at the Parish Hall. A few people donated materials, food, drinks, and time. Without their support and enthusiasm, the event would not be what it was. Christina Holland (and sister and nephew), Sebastion (our chef), Susan Peterson Arnold and Glenn Arnold, Michelle and Lenny Zelkowitz, Patience Whitman, Cheri Cross, Martha Wheelock, the Town of Lewis, Kathy Linker, Suzie Dubay, and David Hodges.
Also, because of everyone's generosity yesterday, we were able to give $100 to the Lewis Church and $100 to the Lewis Veterans Park (towards its completion).
2018 photos by Michelle
2018 Photos by John Eldridge
2018 Photos by Alvin Reiner
EMAIL ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT Upcoming 2018 MARCH
Once again we will meet at the grave of Inez Milholland.
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:00am
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SAVE THE DATE-----11:00am, Saturday, January 20, 2018
Second annual Women's March at the grave of Inez Milholland.
It has been a year...and we need to come together in solidarity again! Everyone is welcomed and the event is free. Please join us and make your voice heard!
The Adirondack Women’s March will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2018, to show solidarity with women around the world. Vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country and we will stand together to protect the civil rights, safety, and health of all. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us at this peaceful, non-partisan event.
Solidarity means supporting and taking collective action for a common aim. It does not mean that we will agree on everything; we are a coalition of organizations and individuals. Unity of purpose, yes! Diversity of focus and strategy, yes! Sense of humor, certainly!
The focus of the Adirondack rally is Inez Milholland, and the Town of Lewis is graciously assisting with the event. As the herald on a white horse in the 1913 Suffrage Parade in Washington, Inez Milholland symbolized the strength, power, and courage of women and led them Forward into Light. Three years later, she became the martyr and inspiration for suffragists after dying while campaigning for Votes for Women. On January 20, we will gather in Lewis for a celebration of Inez and all advocates of human rights.
10:30am and 1:00pm (2 showings),
Lewis Congregational Church Parsonage
“Forward Into Light,” the 12-minute film produced by Martha Wheelock about the life of Inez Milholland. A short Q&A will follow. We will be showing the film twice since the parsonage has limited seating. For those who can arrive early, the first seating will be at 10:30am sharp. The second viewing will be from 1:00-1:30pm.
11:00am-12ish, Rally at INEZ grave and March in Lewis.
We will rally at 11:00am at the grave of Inez Milholland in Lewis Cemetery behind the Congregational Church at the intersection of US Route 9 and Fox Run Road. From the gravesite, we will march down the hill to the new Inez roadside marker, then up Route 9 a short distance to the new Lewis Veterans’ Memorial Park (still under construction), and back to the Congregational Church Parsonage. Lots of activities planned. Bring your own signs, flags, and/or flowers to lay on Inez’s grave.
11:00am-2:00pm, Lewis Town Hall
The town hall will be open so we can view the Town of Lewis Exhibit about Inez and the Milholland family.
Also, bathrooms are available here.
12:00-2:00pm, Lewis Congregational Church Parsonage
Soup, bread, hot drinks, and other goodies will be available.
There will be sing-alongs, memories of 2017, and inspirational thoughts for the future. [1:00-1:30 film]
BATHROOMS --- at Lewis Town Hall. (No water at Parsonage.)
PARKING --- in church lot or along Route 9 and Fox Run Road or behind Town Hall
INEZ T-SHIRTS --- available at Parsonage all day
Anyone who is interested in volunteering to help with food, supplies, logistics, etc. please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/134493770556310/
Facebook group page: Adirondack Women’s March NY
Website: Adirondack Women’s March