Did you ever drive by Exit 41 on the NYS Thruway, and say to yourself, “hmmm…someday I should stop and visit the Women’s Rights National Historic Park in Seneca Falls”? Well, this month is a great time to act! Upstate NY is at its summer best, and you can witness history in the making.
Seneca Falls is considered by many to be the birthplace of the women’s rights movement. In commemoration of the first Women’s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls in July 1848, an annual “Convention Days” celebration takes place at the Park.
This year, on Saturday July 19th, the celebration will unveil and open for signature the Declaration of Equalities For Muslim Women, inspired by the Declaration of Sentiments created by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and others in 1848.
SUNY Buffalo’s adjunct law professor Nadia Shahram, the law students in her class, and others have contributed to this first draft of the Declaration of Equalities for Muslim Women.
Convention Days Schedule (July 18-20, 2014)
Background: Declaration of Equalities for Muslim Women
2014 Declaration of Equalities for Muslim Women (full text)
Sign the Declaration Petition Online (or in person on July 19th)
1848 Declaration of Sentiments (text and signers)
Story of Women’s Rights (at Seneca Falls)
Locate Books on Women and Islam (click on any title, type in your zip code to find a local library with the book)
Driving Directions to Women’s Rights National Historic Park (Seneca Falls, NY)