Michigan Chronicle: Senator Debbie Stabenow To Give Opening Remarks At Women’s Convention In Detroit
By AJ Williams
Rep. Brenda Lawrence, Rep. Debbie Dingell, Wendy Carrillo, and Erica Ford will also join the roster of speakers
Today, Women’s March announced that U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) will open the Women’s Convention’s Friday evening program, which will take place in Detroit from Friday, October 27 to Sunday, October 29.
Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Wendy Carrillo, and Erica Ford will also join the roster of over 60 women speakers, femmes, and allies of all backgrounds who will join thousands for a weekend of workshops, strategy sessions, inspiring forums and intersectional movement building. The theme of the Convention, “Reclaiming Our Time,” will honor U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), who will be headlining the Convention on Saturday evening.
“It was amazing to be part of the Women’s Marches and witness democracy in action,” said Senator Stabenow. “I fully expect to see that same turnout, passion and energy here in Detroit, and I look forward to speaking with women leaders from across the country,” said Senator Debbie Stabenow.
The growing list of speakers include: Angela Rye, Amber Tamblyn, Symone Sanders, Piper Perabo, Sally Kohn, Nomiki Konst, Leah Greenberg, Lilliana Reyes, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Rebecca Cokley, Nina Turner, Stephanie Schriock, Ai-jen Poo, Aida Hurtado, Lenore Anderson, Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), Stephanie Chang, Raquel Castañeda Lopez, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Sarah Eagle Heart, Rashida Tlaib, Brittany Packnett, Nomiki Konst, Winnie Wong, Stosh Cotler, Leah Greenberg, and the Women’s March co-chairs Bob Bland, Carmen Perez, Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory. For a complete list of speakers, please click here.
As we gear up for the 2018 midterm elections, The Women’s Convention will tap into the power of women in leadership as the fundamental, grassroots force for change. The convention will bring together first time activists and movement leaders, 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.