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Recognizes the Sacrifice of the LGBTQ Community and Celebrates New York's Commitment to a More Just and Inclusive Society - See Unveiling Here

New York, N.Y. – June 27, 2018 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of New York's official monument honoring the LGBTQ community, including those lost in the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting in June 2016, and all victims of hate, intolerance and violence. The memorial, designed by artist Anthony Goicolea, is located at the western edge of Greenwich Village, in Hudson River Park. 

Elizabeth NyamayaroSeneca Falls, N.Y. –Women’s Rights National Historical Park is proud to announce that Elizabeth Nyamayaro will be the keynote speaker for Convention Days 2017, July 14-16. Ms. Nyamayaro is Senior Advisor to Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women and the Head of the HeForShe Initiative, a global solidarity movement which seeks to engage men and boys as advocates for gender equality.

Etin Anwar 2Seneca Falls, N.Y. –Women’s Rights National Historical Park is proud to present “Show and Tell: Cross-cultural Dialogue through Islamic Fashion” on July 15th during Convention Days 2017. 

The event invites audiences to view the Islamic fashion show and participate in cross-cultural dialogues about diversity in Muslim women’s garb. The collection aspires to honor suffragist colors: white, purple, gold, and green. The goal of the event is to bridge cultural differences and foster dialogue, collaboration, and friendship.