by Maureen Feighan
One is an artist who used to organize open mic nights that prohibited misogyny. One works with African immigrants. And another is an activist fighting water shutoffs in Detroit.
All are part of a vast network of women who’ve come together as part of the local host committee working behind-the-scenes to pull together this weekend’s Women’s Convention at Cobo Center in Detroit, the first such convention since 1977.
As many as 5,000 women (and some men) are expected to attend the convention, which starts Friday and runs through Sunday. A follow-up to the historic Women’s March in January, the national convention includes dozens of breakout sessions throughout the weekend where attendees will have the chance to learn everything from how to build political coalitions to the latest on immigration policy.
Read more at The Detroit News.