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Events will celebrate International Women's Day in Buffalo today

A rally on the steps of Buffalo City Hall and a demonstration along Tupper Street are among the events planned today in conjunction with "A Day Without A Woman" and International Women's Day being held across the U.S. today.

Organizers of the Women's March which took place around the world on the day following President Donald J. Trump's inauguration are promoting today as a "day without women." They are asking women to refrain from work, paid or unpaid; avoid shopping except at small, women- and minority-owned businesses; and to wear red.

Here are some of the events planned in Buffalo:

  • A rally organized by the WNY Peace Center is planned at 4 p.m. on the steps of Buffalo City Hall.
  • The Buffalo International Action Center is inviting people to line the sidewalks of Tupper Street at Elmwood Avenue at 4:30 p.m.
  • The Buffalo Human Rights Center is holding a "Day of Action on City Hall." Throughout the day, they are asking women to join them in making office visits to Common Council members to support a gender equality ordinance for Buffalo.
  • Events are planned throughout the day at University at Buffalo with with a panel about the International Women's Day in the UB Student Union at 10:30 a.m., organized by the Transnational Studies Department Graduate Student Association. A rally is planned at 3 p.m. outside the student union.
  • At 5 p.m. on the Kenmore Village Green, people are invited to read aloud quotes, poems and writings by women.
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