2018-08-01 / Features

Assembly Member Barnwell Shows Support For Women’s Progress


Assembly Member Brian Barnwell mingles with guests at his event celebrating the 170th Anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention. 
Photo KJBPHOTOGRAPHY.COM Assembly Member Brian Barnwell mingles with guests at his event celebrating the 170th Anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention. Photo KJBPHOTOGRAPHY.COM As advocate for women’s equality, Assembly Member Brian Barnwell hosted an event in remembrance of the Seneca Falls Convention. Women in leadership and community service were invited as honored guests to represent and celebrate the progress women have achieved since the convention 170 years ago.

“The women’s suffrage movement took 72 years to achieve its mission. As women continue to strive for true equality, we need to be supportive of one another. We commend Assembly Member Barnwell for celebrating the historic signing of the Declaration of Sentiments at Seneca Falls,” commented Senior Bank Officer and Marketing Manager of Maspeth Federal, Jill Nicolois.

Members of the local community came together in support of recognizing and celebrating the convention. Maspeth Federal, Hour Children Inc., Her Justice NYC, The Floating Hospital, Maspeth Kiwanis, Misfit Hive Entertainment and Project for Living Artists were all personally thanked for their collaboration on this occasion.

“It was important to join community partners to remember the Seneca Falls Convention and the continuing battle for equality at home and across the world,” said Assembly Member Barnwell.

The celebration welcomed guests of diverse backgrounds to join in a night of trivia, a reading of the Declaration of Sentiments, and a dance performance. Guests also watched a historical clip about the Seneca Falls Convention. The event ended with an open floor for guests to network and mingle while enjoying food and music. “We applaud Brian Barnwell for acknowledging the importance of not only the commemoration of the Seneca Falls Convention and the courageous women who initiated it, but recognizing the continuing battles women face today as they struggle to break down barriers in society,” Geri Hughes-Crowe, president–elect of Maspeth Kiwanis Club stated.

Assembly Member Barnwell plans on making this a yearly tradition.

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