Flint women are set to represent the city at a convention that is expected to bring thousands of women to Detroit this weekend with one common goal – to reclaim their time.
The Reclaiming Our Time Women’s Convention will feature a number of headline speakers including Congresswomen Maxine Waters and Brenda Lawrence, Senator Debbie Stabenow and Flint’s Mayor Karen Weaver, Bottles for the Babies founder Lanice Lawson, City of Flint Chief Public Health Adviser Dr. Pamela Pugh and National Youth Ambassador Mari Copeny also known as Little Miss Flint.
The convention started this morning and brings women from various backgrounds together for a weekend of workshops, strategy session, and forums. It will run through October 29, 2017.
The Flint panelists are set to speak on Saturday, Oct. 28. The Flint panel was organized by Flint advocate and mentor April Cook-Hawkins.