Video & Photos: Seneca Falls Women’s March

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Tompkins Countians visited Seneca Falls on Saturday, January 20, to march in solidarity at the birthplace of women’s suffrage.

Kathy Zahler, of Dryden, and her daughter, who were at the Washington, D.C. Women’s March in 2017, took an 8 a.m. bus to Seneca Falls.

“There were lots of familiar faces on the bus,” Zahler said. “Good energy, too, and the planners had snacks and maps and were peppy and organized. Behind us was the bus from Planned Parenthood, also full.”

Scene from Seneca Falls Women’s March, Jan. 20, 2018. Provided to TruthSayers by Kathy Zahler.

Zahler said her daughter’s “Resisting Bitch Face” sign garnered “a LOT of comments.” Her group didn’t get a great vantage point for the speakers, but Zahler said it “was great to see such a large crowd—apparently thousands more than last year, which was big, too. Sadly, thanks to the government shutdown, we couldn’t visit the museum or history center to warm up!”

Scene from Seneca Falls Women’s March, Jan. 20, 2018. Provided to TruthSayers by Kathy Zahler.

Sue Perlgut, of Closer to Home Productions, was kind enough to share a video she made and edited on her iPhone6 with TruthSayers.

One Women’s March attendee told Perlgut she felt “compelled to march as an expression of my pain as an American citizen.”

Another says that the “reason I’m here today is that I just want to be part of the movement who’s standing up for women’s safety.”

 

Watch Perlgut’s full video on Vimeo below:

Ithaca goes to the Seneca Falls Women’s March, Jan. 2018 from Sue Perlgut on Vimeo.

See Perlgut’s video from the 2017 Ithaca Women’s March at this link.

Revisit TruthSayers’ video coverage of the 2017 inauguration weekend – including the Women’s March and a Trump pinata smashing.

Featured photo: Screenshot from Sue Perlgut’s video.


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