“Its about what America stands for: Does it stand for hate and fear and bigotry or does it stand for love and diversity and inclusion and tolerance?”, Bob Bland, one of the Co-chairs of the Women’s March, told HuffPost. The largest single day protest in US history held on January 21,2017, a day after the inauguration of Donald Trump as the President of the United States was the Women’s March. It was a world wide protest to advocate legislation and policies regarding humans rights and other issues which included various issues of concern and mainly aimed at President Trump. The co-chairs have come together again and are hosting the Women’s Convention that is believed to bring thousands of people especially women and their allies of all backgrounds together.
The convention is set to be held in Cobo Centre in Detroit from October 27 to 29. The convention will include workshops, strategy sessions, inspiring forums and intersectional movements which will mainly focus on the power of women in the shoes of leadership pressing forward a common goal of change in the government. The Convention will bring together numerous activists and movement leaders together for the first time.
Everyone, be it anybody, irrespective of their social standing and social barriers are welcomed to attend this Convention. The attendance fees will be $295 per person which is supposedly necessary to help the organizers arrange for such a big event as they need financial as well as emotional support from the supporters to make this Convention a success.
The earlier venture was a hit with around 5 million people attending the March, 673 marches in all 50 states and 32 countries from Belarus to New Zealand.
The official website states that- The Women’s Convention is the beginning of a political groundswell, showing that the rise of the women is the rise of the nation.
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