Women's convention underway at Cobo Center in Detroit

Actress Rose McGowan among speakers

DETROIT - A weekend of workshops and strategy sessions are underway at the Cobo Center for the Women’s Convention in Detroit.

Women’s March said the program’s content at the convention will center around issue-based education, skills training and civic engagement. 

Speakers at the convention range from experts in racial justice, reproductive rights and immigrant rights. Actress Rose McGowan delivered an impassioned speech at the convention Friday morning. You can watch the speech here:

The convention is expected to include film screenings, a social justice concert and opportunities to connect with Women’s March chapters.

The list of speakers includes:

US Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), Stephanie Schriock, Ai-jen Poo, Aida Hurtado, Lenore Anderson, US Representative Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), Stephanie Chang, Raquel Castañeda Lopez, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Liliana Reyes, Sarah Eagle Heart, Rashida Tlaib, Brittney Packnett, Stosh Cotler, and the Women’s March co-chairs Bob Bland, Carmen Perez, Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory.

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