Friday, November 16, 2018

The March For Black Women Takes Place in Detroit this Saturday

This Saturday November, 17th The March for Black women will host a sister March here in Detroit.  The purpose of the March for Black Women Detroit is to "educate the community on the many issues that Black women face (Trans violence, sexual assault, domestic violence, etc.) and also to celebrate them".

The march will start at the Spirit of Detroit at noon on Saturday. It will go in a circle for a square mile before returning to the spirit where a group of speakers will be sharing their thoughts and stories. This will include Fatou- Seydi Sarr (ABISA, Michigan United), Jey’nce Poindexter (Equality Michigan), Heather Bruegl (Indigenous Activist), Nicole Denson (WC Safe, Women’s March Michigan), Camille Sanks (Young activist, Poet), Nadia Lawson (Poet), Cheryl Blanton Herrmann (Activist), Shelton Martin (Performer), Yana Lynn (BYP100), and the MC Tamera Middlebrooks (Girls Making Change Alum, Detroit Area Youth Uniting Michigan).

Detroit's Food Not Bombs and Food Not Class Collective will be preparing a meal to hand out during the event. They will also be supporting the marchers by handing out hand warmers and warm weather accessories like gloves, hats, and scarves. If you are able to donate food or winter weather items for the event you an reach out to the organizers here

All are welcome to come out and listen and support.


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