“When the Women’s Convention comes to Detroit in October, it’ll offer activism training, sessions on civic engagement, tips for how to run for office and how to “get real about fighting intersecting forms of oppression.”
The conference, set for Oct. 27-29 at Detroit’s Cobo Center, aims to take on social injustice, upholding the feminist nonviolent resistance principles of the Women’s March, which is organizing the event.
The theme is “Reclaiming Our Time,” a spin on the words of U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., who will speak at the convention. It is expected to bring as many as 5,000 women and their supporters to the city.” — USA Today September 29, 2017
“We’re excited to preview the agenda of workshops, panels and trainings at the Women’s Convention!
Content of this schedule reflects weeks of an intentional and inclusive process to crowdsource sessions from grassroots activists, movement leaders and partner organizations across the US. Additional workshops will be added as we receive confirmations and times of specific workshops are subject to change. Women’s Convention programming will also feature tracks from sponsors including Planned Parenthood on reproductive rights, health and advocacy, NRDC Action Fund on climate justice, Emily’s List on women running for office, and individual workshops from MomsRising, MoveOn, Our Revolution, Oxfam and the Barbara Lee Foundation.” — Women’s Convention