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Three Day Women's Convention Kicks Off In Detroit Today

Women's March
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Thousands from Southeast Michigan will attend a three-day Women's Convention at Cobo Center that continues the mission began with the national Women's March in Washington D.C. the day after Donald Trump was elected. 

The convention will bring together activists, community leaders, and politicians to prepare for the 2018 mideterm elections.  Workshops and strategy sessions will he be held to discuss women's rights.  

Congresswoman Debbie Dingellwill be among the featured speakers.

"We're not there yet. It's to make it unacceptable for someone to threaten a woman in the workplace."

Michelle Deatrick is a Washtenaw County Commissioner. She also serves as senior advisor for the group Our Revolution Michigan To Believe In and helped organize the women's march in Ann Arborearlier this year. She says the Women's Convention will continue the mission. 

"Giving people the tools to keep the movement going and also uplifting, celebrating, and helping making the connection among the, you know, tens of thousands of people in Michigan who are active."

For more information, visit womensconvention.com.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu

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