The Women’s Convention

The rise of the woman IS the rise of the nation.

On January 21, 2017, five million of us marched in cities across the globe for our shared belief in a world that is equitable, just and safe for all, one in which the human rights and dignity of each person is protected and our planet is safe from destruction. Since the march, we have forged a powerful resistance network of women, femmes and allies. We have flooded airports to protest the Muslim Ban, gone on strike for International Women’s Day, challenged the NRA, fought to save the ACA and so much more.

It is time to channel the energy and activism of The Women’s March into tangible strategies for change and concrete wins in 2018.

The Women’s Convention will bring thousands of women, femmes and our allies of all backgrounds to Detroit from October 27 – 29, 2017, for a weekend of workshops, strategy sessions, inspiring forums and intersectional movement building.

Tapping into the power of women in leadership as a fundamental, grassroots force for change, the Women’s Convention will bring together first-time activists and seasoned organizers, rising political stars who reflect our nation’s changing demographics, and thousands of women who’ve organized sister marches, huddles, rallies and resistance actions, large and small, since January 2017.

Participants will leave inspired and motivated, with new connections, skills and strategies for working towards collective liberation for women of all races, ethnicities, ages, disabilities, sexual identities, gender expressions, immigration statuses, religious faiths, and economic statuses.

Please join Women’s March in Detroit from October 27 – 29, 2017 for the Women’s Convention, the beginning of a political groundswell. Together, we will show that the rise of the woman IS the rise of the nation.

Website:
http://www.womensconvention.com/

Registration:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-march-presents-the-inaugural-womens-convention-2017-tickets-36830022589

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FAQ:

1. What is the Women’s Convention?

The Women’s Convention is a weekend of workshops, strategy sessions, inspiring forums and intersectional movement building. Tapping into the power of women in leadership as the fundamental, grassroots force for change, participants will leave inspired and motivated, with new connections, skills and strategies for working towards collective liberation for women of all races, ethnicities, ages, abilities, sexual identities, gender expressions, immigration statuses, religious faiths, and economic statuses.

2. When and where is it?

The Women’s Convention will run from Friday, October 27th – Sunday, October 29, 2017. The location is the Cobo Center in Detroit, MI. More details about transportation and lodging will be made available soon.

3. How much does it cost?

Attendance fee is $295 per person—an amount necessary to help us cover the expense of holding a conference. In order to effectively harness the power of women from all backgrounds, the Women’s Convention must be accessible to women and allies regardless of economic barriers. The Women’s Convention is raising funds for this purpose, and will release more options for discounted admission, group registration and scholarships in the coming weeks. If you would like to sponsor another attendee or contribute to the scholarship fund, please visit our Crowdrise page.

4. Who will be there?

The Women’s Convention will bring together unprecedented numbers of activists and movement leaders, rising political stars that reflect our nation’s changing demographics, and thousands of new grassroots leaders who’ve organized sister marches, huddles, rallies and resistance actions large and small since January 2017. We hope to make this one of the largest convenings of its kind, and a unique opportunity for women, femmes and our allies—from all backgrounds, experiences (and former Democratic primary campaigns)—to learn together, share expertise and unite over collective goals and strategies.

5. What is the program? What can attendees expect?

Women’s March is developing a program of workshops, strategy sessions, inspiring forums and intersectional movement building based on the input, ideas and effort of organizers from our grassroots network. Attendees—regardless of prior experience—can expect to be inspired, challenged, and educated. The goal of the Women’s Convention is for participants to leave inspired and motivated, with new connections, skills and strategies for working towards collective liberation for women of all races, ethnicities, ages, abilities, sexual identities, gender expressions, immigration statuses, religious faiths, and economic statuses.

6. Will the convention be accessible for disabled participants?

We are working hard to make sure the convention is inclusive and accessible. For more information see the ACCESSIBILITY page on the Women’s Convention website.