Rising Up! – A Celebration

At a time when women’s voices are rising around the world, a grassroots group from southwest Michigan is hosting an outdoor celebration focusing on the achievements and collective power of women in our own communities.

This upbeat event will feature talks by notable Michigan politicians and personalities, entertainment, and family-friendly activities. Information and educational materials will be available on topical issues including civil liberties, equal rights, the environment, reproductive and mental health, LGBTQIA rights, education, and on being and becoming an ally.

Scheduled speakers include Senator Debbie Stabenow; Representative Jon Hoadley; and gubernatorial candidates Gretchen Whitmer, Bill Cobbs, and Dr. Abdul El-Sayed.

Women Rising Up and SW Michigan Rising Up are sponsoring the celebration, bringing women and allies together to work toward a common goal of protecting the health, education, and diversity of our communities, as well as sustaining a healthy planet; and encouraging ongoing conversation and action related to issues of equality and social justice.

The event is free of charge and open to the public. Food will be available for purchase. You are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

For more information about the event or how to participate, contact: Kass Hillard at 269.650.7359 or kasshillard1@gmail.com.