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First-ever Walk with Women march set to cross Schenectady this Sunday

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SCHENECTADY — The⁢ city of Schenectady is preparing to celebrate Women’s ‍History Month in a ‍grand style ⁣with a first-ever women’s march ​scheduled for Sunday morning, right through the city’s core.

The event, ‍dubbed Walk with Women, is set to kick off⁤ at 9 a.m. Sunday from the steps of City Hall. The‌ march, covering a ‍distance of one and a half miles, will ‍wind its way through Nott Terrace and State Street, before making its way back to City Hall on Jay Street by 11​ a.m.

The brain ​behind this initiative, Cora Schroeter, expressed her desire to ⁣commemorate Women’s History Month in March with a befitting⁢ tribute to women.

“The idea just‌ struck ​me,” she shared. “As I was contemplating the⁤ significance of March being Women’s History Month, I felt a strong urge to remind everyone to⁢ celebrate women, ⁤their historical contributions, and to envision the future ⁣possibilities.”

As of Monday, Schroeter ⁤confirmed that around 50 local‌ residents have pledged to join the march.

Notable ⁢figures such ​as Schenectady ⁣Mayor Gary McCarthy, City Councilwoman Carmel ​Patrick,‍ Amsterdam 1st Ward Alderperson Kelly Quist-Demars, and Schroeter herself ⁢will‌ be addressing the crowd before the march commences.

“The essence of this event is to celebrate women,” ⁢Schroeter emphasized.⁢ “It’s not about politics, religion, sexual ⁣orientation, or ethnicity. It’s purely about celebrating women.”

Participants are encouraged to⁣ bring along homemade posters and banners to the march, featuring motivational quotes or⁣ showcasing ⁤the achievements of women.

If the march proves to be a success, Schroeter hopes to make it ⁤an annual event, with the possibility of extending⁢ it to other local municipalities.

“It doesn’t ​have to be‍ a massive event, but as long as it ignites a spark in​ people to remember that⁣ we​ should celebrate women every day of the year. March, in particular, gives us an opportunity to be enthusiastic about it and‍ remind people as we move‌ forward,” Schroeter added.

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Emily Stanton
Emily Stanton
Emily Stanton, a skillful journalist previously based in Boston, is adept at covering a diverse array of stories. Her thorough and engaging reporting style, honed with a Master's in Journalism from Boston University, focuses on community-relevant stories.
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3 COMMENTS

  1. Disagree – Gender-specific marches like this only perpetuate division instead of promoting unity and equality for all.

  2. Disagree – Gender-specific marches help raise awareness and address issues unique to women in our society. #EqualityForAll

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