The Women’s Convention starts tomorrow! Throughout the weekend, we’ll be covering some of the most pressing issues facing women today, like:
- The importance of women in office and involved in policy, featuring electeds like Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar and Debbie Stabenow, and Representatives Maxine Waters, Brenda Lawrence and Debbie Dingell.
- The crisis of sexual violence, featuring women like #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, Rose McGowan, Amber Tamblyn and YoNasDa Lonewolf.
- Disability justice as the forefront of the women’s movement, featuring activists Rebecca Cokley, Vilissa Thompson, Colleen Flanagan, Mia Ives-Rublee and more.
- Immigrant rights, featuring leaders in the struggle like Erika Andiola, Greisa Martinez and Faiza N. Ali.
- Healthcare and reproductive justice policy, featuring speakers from ADAPT, Planned Parenthood, Our Revolution, SisterSong, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and more.
- Partner tracks with breakout sessions on reproductive rights, running for office, and protecting our planet and its people, from Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Emily’s List and National Resource Defense Council Action Fund.
- Supporting young leaders and youth organizing, featuring superstars like Liz Plank and Mari Copeny (aka Little Miss Flint)!
…And so much more. If you haven’t looked through the full schedule, check it out here. And if you can’t make it to the convention, we’ll be livestreaming various parts of the program via the Women’s March Facebook page and encouraging attendees to livestream workshops they attend.
We’ve also created The Women’s Convention app, available at the App Store and Google Play tomorrow. Download the app to tune into convention programming—from speaker bios to information about local Detroit activism.
Then there’s the Social Justice Concert, featuring Melanie Fiona, Alice Smith, V. Bozeman, Jessica Care Moore, feminist DJs from the Seraphine Collective, Detroit’s BombaRica and Women’s March’s very own Resistance Revival Chorus! Concert tickets are included in the Women’s Convention registration package, but you can still attend the concert if you aren’t coming to the conference! If you’re in the Detroit area, purchase tickets for the Social Justice Concert here.
We are so excited to move forward together, to show once again that the rise of the woman IS the rise of the nation. Whether or not you can join us in Detroit, follow Women’s March on all social media platforms to stay up-to-date throughout the weekend!