From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry ( annparry.com )
March 8, 2021
Feature Photo : S. Merrick, NY, USA. Woman runs uphill late afternoon at Norman J Levy Park & Preserve, Long Island.
To celebrate this month: Women’s History Month – and today: International Women’s Day, here are a few of the memorable women, including my daughters Sue and Laurie, I’ve photographed over the past dozen years. Click each photo to see larger image:
• Laura Gillen Kathy Hochul
Hempstead, New York, USA. January 1, 2018. L-R, Hempstead Town Supervisor LAURA GILLEN and New York State Lt. Governor KATHY HOCHUL pose for photo shortly before the Lt. Gov. and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (Dem-NY) swear-in Gillen, at Hofstra University. (© 2018 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
Garden City, New York, USA. April 17, 2016. GABBY GIFFORDS, former United States Congresswoman – as her husband MARK KELLY, former NASA astronaut looks on – speaks about the importance of GOTV, Getting Out The Vote for Hillary Clinton – including because of Clinton’s strong position on stricter gun control legislation – at the Canvass Kickoff at the Nassau County Democratic Office in Garden City. Giffords survived an assassination attempt near Tuscon, Arizona, during her first ‘Congress on Your Corner’ event in January 2011. Kelly was a NASA astronaut. (© 2018 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
Manhattan, NY, USA. October 10, 2015. Astronaut SOYEON YI, the first South Korean in space, is a panelist on Secret Space Escapes – The Real Life Gravity Panel, at the 10th Annual New York Comic Con. Born in 1978, Yi went into space when she was 29, traveling on Russia’s Soyuz TMA-12 to the International Space Station (ISS). (© 2015 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
• Sue Moller Erin King Sweeney Merrick, NY, USA. Sept. 9, 2017. L-R, SUE MOLLER, (Democrat – Merrick), candidate for Town of Hempstead Council District 6 (and the photographer’s daughter), and ERIN KING SWEENEY, (Republican – Wantagh) Town of Hempstead Councilwoman District 5, pause chatting to pose for photo at Merrick Fall Festival. (© 2017 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
Garden City, New York, USA. April 17, 2016. BERNICE SIMS, a campaign volunteer for Democratic presidential primary candidate Hillary Clinton, is working at Canvass Kickoff at the Nassau County Democratic Office. Ms. Sims is a social worker, civil rights activist and author of the 2014 book Detour Before Midnight – her personal account of the last hours she and her family were with the Mississipi Burning civil rights workers killed by the KKK in 1964. (© 2016 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
• Laura Gillen • Liuba Grechen Shirley Laura Curran
[Photo Composite Illustration] Massapequa, NY, USA. Aug. 5, 2017. L-R, LAURA GILLEN, Hempstead Town Supervisor; LIUBA GRECHEN SHIRLEY, Congressional candidate for NY 2nd District; and LAURA CURRAN, Nassau County Executive, all Democrats, pose together during official opening of Shirley’s campaign office. (Setting: Merrick, NY, USA. June 20, 2013. Tern flies over marsh reeds at Levy Park & Preserve.) (© 2017 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
Old Westbury, NY, U.S. August 23, 2014, CATHY HORVATH is with AUGIE, a 4-year-old male Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo), from WINORR, Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation, at the 54th Annual Long Island Scottish Festival and Highland Games, at Old Westbury Gardens. WINORR is run by Cathy and her husband Bobby, licensed animal rehabilitators in North Massapequa. (© 2014 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
Merrick, NY, USA. May 3, 2018. Francine Goldstein looks forward to her 30th year of participating in AIDS WALK NEW YORK, a fundraising walk and run in Central Park on May 20, 2018, benefiting Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC). Goldstein has raised over $500,000 from sponsors over the years, and currently is the 2018 2nd highest fundraiser. (© 2018 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
• Birgit Fioravante Wendy Reynolds Merrick, N.Y., U.S. February 21, 2010. Duelling Divas stars, sopranos BIRGIT FIORAVANTE and WENDY REYNOLDS – wear Roman cloaks while singing Mira, O Norma and Casta Diva from Bellini’s Norma – in comic opera concert presented by Merrick Bellmore Community Concert Association. (© 2010 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
Judy Kennedy New Paltz, New York, October 16, 2019. Childhood friends JUDY KENNEDY, who’s a singer and ukulele player, and the photographer visit historic Mohonk Mountain House. Trip was a birthday gift. [click image to see color version]
Old Westbury, New York, U.S. – June 21, 2014 – Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company performs modern dance in Greek tunics throughout the gardens during the Midsummer Night event at the historic Long Island Gold Coast estate of Old Westbury Gardens. Ms. Belilove is wearing a Greek white tunic and purple over-scarf. (© 2014 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
East Meadow, New York, U.S. October 15, 2008. SHEIMYRAH MIGHTY, a 10-year-old Haitian American singer, walks across stage of Harry Chapin Theater after singing God Bless America at start of Obama Rally at Eisenhower Park. (© 2008 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
• Ajna Jai Stephanie Donnelly Bellmore, New York, USA. July 18, 2018. L-R, AJNA JAI, actor playing title character of The Adventures of Penny Patterson, and STEPHANIE DONNELLY, director and writer of the short film, pose before movie screens at LIIFE 2018, the Long Island International Film Expo. The comedy, sci-fi, woman directed film, about a high school student facing obstacles to winning science fair when her boyfriend becomes a superhero, was nominated at LIIFE for Best Student Film. (© 2018 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
Great Neck, New York, U.S. January 2, 2014. REGINA GILL, Founder and Executive Director of the Gold Coast Arts Center, a not-for-profit, poses in its large studio. (© 2014 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
Port Washington, New York, USA. April 11, 2016. MARIE DELUS who lost her nephew Pierre-Paul Jean-Paul in Queens, is a panelist on gun violence prevention with other activists who lost family members due to shootings, and with Hillary Clinton and Rep. S. Israel. (© 2016 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
Merrick, New York, USA. January 21, 2015. JANE BRADEN-GOLAY, from Schaffhausen, Switzerland, and President of the European Union of Jewish Students, is speaking at the Merrick Jewish Centre the night before she is scheduled to address – upon the invitation of Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations – ambassadors and civil rights leaders at Rep. Power’s residence, after the first United Nations General Assembly meeting on rise of anti-Semitic violence worldwide. AJC Long Island and Merrick Jewish Centre presented the event “Terrorism in France – Where Do We Go From Here?” with speaker Braden-Golay, a senior at the University of Zurich. (© 2015 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
New Hyde Park, New York, U.S. March 25, 2014. SHELLY STRICKLER, NYC broadcast journalist who was a long time anchor and reporter for WOR Radio, discusses how the media has handled political scandals from 1900 to the present. Strickler received the New York Press Club’s President Award in 2013 for blazing a trail for women in radio. (© 2014 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
Hempstead, NY, U.S. November 12, 2013. JANET HAMLIN, a courtroom artist covering the military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay since 2006, shows her charcoal drawings and discusses her work at Hofstra University. Much of the time she was the only journalist providing a visual record of the events at the United States naval base in Cuba, and her new book “Sketching Guantanamo” is a collection of her images. (© 2013 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
Laurie Grab • Chandri Barat
Roslyn, New York, U.S. September 13, 2019. L-R, LAURIE GRAB, a social worker from Merrick (and the photographer’s daughter), and CHANDRI BARAT, are at ANIMODULES Agents of Peace exhibit Farewell Reception and Founders’ talk by GARY BARAT and CHANDRI BARAT, at the Nassau County Museum of Art’s Manes Art & Education Center, named for Dr. Harvey Manes, who was in attendance and spearheaded the exhibit. (© 2019 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
Massapequa, New York, USA. Sept. 18, 2014. LORI HOROWITZ, artist and gallery owner, is sitting on her sculpture, Truths Without Consequences, a gigantic naked baby on an open crib, as a young woman visitor also interacts with the artwork during the Studio 5404 Art Space opening reception for the art show Taking it to the Street. (© 2014 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
Merrick, NY, USA. May 28, 2012. American Legion Auxiliary members SHARON WILLIAMS and her granddaughters MADISON and JACQUELINE are marching in the Merrick Memorial Day Parade. Their Merrick Post 1282 hosted the parade and ceremony. (© 2012 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
Port Washington, New York, USA. 11th April 2016. HILLARY CLINTON, leading Democratic presidential primary candidate, has a discussion on gun violence prevention with Rep. S. Israel, and with activists who lost family members due to shootings. Clinton, the former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator from New York, called for stronger gun legislation and vowed to take on the gun lobby NRA National Rifle Association. (© 2016 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
Claudia Borecky Merrick, New York, U.S. April 9, 2011. Claudia Borecky, of Merrick, is a Democratic candidate for Town of Hempstead Council. This civic leader’s experience includes being a Nassau County Board of Elections worker, a Nassau County legislative aide, and reporter for Merrick Life.(© 2011 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
Sylvia Cabana Hempstead, NY, U.S. January 1, 2018. SYLVIA CABANA speaks at podium after being sworn in as the first Latin women Hempstead Town Clerk, at Hofstra University. (© 2018 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)
Bellmore, New York, U.S. 22nd September 2013. Nassau County District Attorney KATHLEEN RICE (Democrat), running for re-election in November to a third term in office, makes a campaign stop to the 27th Annual Bellmore Family Street Festival. (© 2013 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
Liuba Grechen Shirley
Long Island, New York, USA. October 15, 2017. Congressional candidate (NY-02) LIUBA GRECHEN SHIRLEY is with her daughter MILA. During her campaign, Shirley gained nationwide attention when she successfully petitioned the FEC, Federal Election Commission, for the right to use campaign funds to cover childcare. (© 2017 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
International Women’s Day 2021: #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021
1911 – International Women’s Day is first celebrated in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, on March 19th.
1913 – Russian women observe the first International Women’s Day on February 23, which is then changed to March 8th. In 1914, women across Europe – including in London, UK – hold rallies expressing women’s solidarity.
1975 – The United Nations starts celebrating International Women’s Day.
2001 – site launches to re-energize movement and to provide guidance and resources, and adopts an annual campaign theme.
Women’s History Month 2021: “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced”
1978 – “Women’s History Week” starts in California.
1980 – President Jimmy Carter declares the Week of March 8, 1980 as National Women’s History Week, and following presidents continue.
1987 – Congress passes law designating each March as “Women’s History Month,” and s tarting 1995, each president issues annual proclamation designating March “Women’s History Month.”
my Photo Gallery: Women’s History Month 2021
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