Women from all over the world are expected to converge on Detroit for the Women’s Convention beginning this Friday, October 27 through Sunday, October 29, 2017.
The Women’s Convention aims to take on social injustice and uphold the feminist nonviolent resistance principles of the Women’s March that took place all over the world earlier this year. It will bring thousands of women, from all backgrounds for a weekend of workshops, strategy sessions, and inspiring forums under the theme of “Reclaiming Our Time”.
The cost to attend the convention, which will be held at the Cobo Convention Center, is $295 for general registration and $125 for youth and students younger than 25. Originally, attendees had to commit to the entire three-day convention, but now one-day tickets are available for $125 each for Friday and Saturday and $75 for Sunday.
Programming at the convention will focus on three tracks: issue-based education (civil rights, immigrant rights, reproductive justice and anti-violence); skills training (public speaking, fundraising, digital organizing and safety training); and civic engagement (voter registration, lobbying and grassroots advocacy). There will also be separate programs for youth ages 11 and older.
U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., will give an opening speech at the convention, which is the first national Women’s Convention in 40 years. U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, will also speak at the event.