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Convention Days announcement made in Seneca Falls

The Women’s Rights National Historical Park recently announced Convention Days 2017, which commemorates the First Women’s Rights Convention in the United States in 1848. The three-day festival will include historical actors, live music, children’s activities, art demonstrations, theater performance, movie screenings and 24 participating organizations.

Saturday July 15th has been declared Indigenous Women’s Day. A proclamation in the morning will be followed with a concert by Joanne Shenandoah as well as cornhusk and basket-weaving demonstrations by Ganondagan State Historic Site. Additional programming will highlight the contributions of indigenous peoples to the Women’s Rights Movement.

The Convention Days keynote speaker is Elizabeth Nyamayaro, Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary General, from UN Women. Ms. Nyamayaro will speak on the HeForShe Global Solidarity Movement Saturday July 15 at 11:00 am in Declaration Park.

For full programming and information please visit: go.nps.gov/ConventionDays2017

Women’s Rights National Historic Park is open Friday through Sunday from 9:00 am to
5:00 pm. Beginning July 9th the park will be open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm seven days a week. For more information about the park and upcoming programs, please visit the website www.nps.gov/wori or call (315)568-2991.

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