O.k. look, I’m gonna be honest with you, I had no clue there was a Women’s Convention happening this month until today, and I probably should have known this. I’m lame. The reason I didn’t know is because I don’t follow the @WomensMarch Twitter account. I’ll get to that in a bit, but first I’ll explain: You see, the organizers of the Women’s March are also organizing a Women’s Convention to be held on the weekend of October 27th in Detroit. Awesome! I went balls-out (figuratively) for the Women’s March in January (we marched in California; I guess we weren’t hardcore enough to fly cross-country, but still). The protest signs my cousin and I painstakingly spent hours making are actually still sitting behind me because I haven’t figured out what the heck to do with them and I don’t want to throw them away. Point being, it was a gloriously cathartic day that brought a little hope to a very dark time (the start of Trumpistan) and it never would have happened without the organizers of the Women’s March and all the local organizers they coordinated with in each city to bring together this global event. Because of the meticulous planning that went into it, the thing went off without a hitch. No chaos, no fights, no cars on fire, nothing. There are a lot of reasons why that was, but airtight organization was a key factor.
The Women’s Convention later this month looks like it has some great sessions and workshops scheduled, such as: