First Amendment First Vote Event

Modified: March 8, 2018 10:36am

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  • Trailblazing Speaker Series

    The Association for a Buffalo Presidential Center and The Buffalo History Museum

    Present: Trailblazing Women Speaker Series

    The Lady Architect: Louise Bethune, FAIA

    Presented by Kelly Hayes McAlonie, FAIA LEED AP

    Join on Wednesday April 25th, 2018 at 6pm at the Buffalo History Museum

    April 17, 2018 11:44am

First Amendment, First Vote!

The ECCSW is partnering with several organizations across Western and Central York on a new program entitled, First Amendment-First Vote!  FAFV is an inclusive, non-partisan civic engagement program designed to encourage high school girls, grades 9-12, to actively participate in the political process and begin to imagine themselves as candidates for elected office sometime in their future. The program includes educational workshops and fieldtrips. Students from across Erie County will be participating in the inaugural session at the Buffalo History Museum on  March 10 and partake in a field trip to Seneca Falls in early May.  In October, the Erie County cohort will participate in a summit with students from Central New York in historic Seneca Falls; the birthplace of the U.S.  Women’s Rights Movement.   Through participation in this civic leadership development program; students will become deeply familiar with the 1st & 19th Amendments guaranteed in the US Constitution and the role each amendment played in securing greater gender equity for women and appreciate the historical significance of Seneca Falls, NY as the Birthplace of Women’s Rights in America.


Phone: (716) 858-8307
Fax: (716) 858-8311

Commission on the Status of Women
95 Franklin Street, Suite 624
Buffalo, New York 14202