Marquette, Michigan – Jenn Hill joined Todd Pazz on the 8th Day Show to explain the goals and hopes for the 2nd Annual Women’s March happening on January 21, 2018.
According to the official press release:
Women’s March Michigan will unite Michiganders a year after the historic Women’s March to bring Power to the Polls, celebrate the strides they have made so far, and make plans to build the future. Hundreds of new grassroots organizations in every corner of Michigan and continuous activism and advocacy throughout 2017 says last year’s event wasn’t just a march or a moment, but the beginning of a movement.
Marquette joins Lansing as Michigan’s two official anniversary events.
The rally speaker line up includes:
● Katie Fink: Katie is a professional photographer and mother to five children, both biologically and adopted. She is passionate about womens’ and childrens’ issues and most recently is a breast cancer survivor and advocate.
● Brooke Tharp: Brooke, along with being the co-president for NMU’s Women for Women, works as a Resident Adviser, volunteers at Lake Superior Village, and is a member of Amnesty International and Men Outside the Box on campus.
● Bryan Newland: Bryan is the President of the Bay Mills Indian Community, which is a federally recognized Ojibwe tribe in Michigan’s eastern Upper Peninsula. From 2009 to 2012, Bryan served as a Presidential Appointee at the U.S. Department of the Interior, where he advised the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs on a wide range of policy matters. Bryan is a proud alumnus of Michigan State University and the Michigan State University College of Law. He presently resides on the Bay Mills Indian Reservation with his wife Erica and their two children.
● PJ Stephens: PJ is a member of local FAM (Forward Action Michigan) and MCSPA (Marquette County Suicide Prevention Alliance) who speaks publicly about suicide prevention and the unique struggles of growing up LGBTQIA.
● Lali Khalid: Originally from Pakistan, Lali is a social activist and photographer. She uses her work as a tool to explore themes of diaspora, identity, family and home in her own life and the lives of people she photographs.
During the rally, Women’s March Michigan will also be recognizing women running for public office. The organization recognizes that women make up less than 25 percent of the legislature in Michigan and that in order for women to be represented in policies, they must run on all levels, from all communities, of all political stripes from local school boards to the race for governor.
- What: Women’s March Michigan is hosting an anniversary event to include speakers, dozens of organizations, and thousands of participants to celebrate victories made in the grassroots movement and make plans for next steps.
- When: 1 p.m.- 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018
- Where: Marquette Commons, 112 S. 3rd Street, Marquette, MI
- Online: womensmarchmichigan.org/power-polls-marquette, facebook.com/womensmarchonwashingtonmichigan
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