Police departments in Seneca County are holding three forums to discuss police reform with community members. Topics include community policing, use of force, and de-escalation.and offer an opportunity for local law enforcement to collaborate with community members to make real change happen. This video is a replay of the second forum held on Wednesday evening, September 23 at 6 pm at the Seneca Falls Community Center.
The Fountain dedicating on Wednesday, September 2nd may be temporary, but its placement celebrates the permanent ratification of the 19th Amendment, which guarantees and protects a woman’s constitutional right to vote. In 1848, right here in Seneca Falls, the first women’s rights convention was held and an organized movement was born. What followed was 72 years of lobbying, marching, picketing, and protesting for the right to vote.
During the month of August 2020 we are celebrating centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the the United States Constitution. That amendment guarantees that every woman in the United States can not be denied the right to vote based on their gender. In this episode of Our Finger Lakes History, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable focuses on influential activist Alice Paul and her connections to Seneca Falls, site of the first women’s rights convention in 1848.
Mynderse Academy sophomore Grace Lando will be in-studio on this week’s edition of FLX Weekly on FingerLakes1.com. Grace recently had her artwork selected by First Lady Melania Trump to represent all of New York State for an art show in Washington D.C. that will be hosted by the White House. Grace will join Sydney Rogers and Jim Sinicropi to talk about her art, growing up in the birthplace of Women’s Rights. Then, we’ll share some great local photos from the past week and look ahead to the last weekend of July in the Finger Lakes.