To pass a bill of rights for gender equity, grassroots activists plan to rally on the steps of City Hall on Wednesday, June 28th at noon. The event starts two hours prior at Cadman Plaza Park and march across Brooklyn Bridge. Led by New York City for CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women), the rally calls on the New York City Council and the Mayor to adopt a women’s bill of rights law based on the principles of CEDAW.
At the start of the rally at Cadman Plaza, prominent human rights activists and citizens will speak to set the momentum for the march across the Brooklyn Bridge. On the steps of City Hall, key speakers will include Council Members Laurie Cumbo and Daniel Garodnick; Sheila Katzman, Chair, NYC4CEDAW; and Dorchen Leidholdt of Sanctuary for Families. Local community members will share their experiences with being on the receiving end of discriminatory practices in New York City. First Lady Chirlane McCray and Representative Carolyn Maloney are invited to speak. A press conference follows.