Women's March Detroit 2019

Sat, Jan 19, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm


Saturday, January 19, 2019 9am to 3pm
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

9am-10:30am: Workshops on lower level of museum

11:05 Rally outside- Stage facing Warren / Chants chants and chants

● 11:05 >>Opening remarks Nicole Denson(WM) and Charles Ferrell (CWM)
● 11:10 >>Prayer by Sheerin Siddique
● 11:16 >> Councilwoman Mary Sheffield to “welcome us to Detroit”
● 11:20 >> US Senator Debbie Stabenow introduced by 9th Congressman Andy Levin
● 11:28 >>13th Congresswoman Rashida introduced by Nada Al Hanooti (EMGAGE)
● 11:35>>Siwatu Salama Ra (Free Siwatu) Introduced by Jazmine Middlebrooks (March for Black Women)
● 11:42 >> UAW VP Cindy Estrada introduced by 12th Congresswoman Debbie Dingell
● 11:50 >> 14th Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence introduce by Tameka Ramsey (Black Women roundtable)
● 11:55 >>Monica Lewis Patrick (Water Warrior) introduced by Tameka Middlebrooks
● 12:03 >> Girls Making Change introduced by Barbara Harvey (Jewish Voice for Peace)
● 12:12 >> State Senator Stephanie Chang introduced by Nicole Small (Detroit Charter Commissioner)
● 12:20 >>Abdul Sayed (SouthPaw) introduced by Detroit Jews for Justice
● 12:28 >>Danielle Atkinson (Mothering Justice) introduced by Sherry Gay Dagnogo (Detroit 8th State Representative)
● 12:36 >> Elder Leslie (Michigan United)
● 12:42 >>Tashawna Gill introduced by Brooke Solomon (DAYUM)
● 12:50 >>Closing remarks Seydi Sarr (ABISA) and Jey’nce Pointdexter (Equality Michigan)

1:30pm-3pm: Second set of Workshops on lower levels

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is located in the heart of Midtown Detroit's Cultural Center at 315 East Warren Avenue at Brush Street. The museum is located next to the Michigan Science Center and within one block of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).

Lighted, affordable and secure parking is available behind the museum at the Cultural Center parking lot. Enter from John R Street, a one-way street heading south. Metered parking is available on three sides of the museum on Warren Avenue, Brush Street, and Farnsworth Avenue.

#WomensWave was successful in Michigan in the past- but do all women feel empowered and represented in Lansing and DC? We need to put our elected officials on watch- as we are carefully watching that our needs and wants are reflected in their legislations and actions! But we also need to center the voices and the work of community members in the most impacted and marginalized populations. Centering their wants and needs allows Women’s March, and those interested in transformative justice, to be inclusive of all. When we fight for justice and rights for the most non-normative, nonconformist and counter-hegemonic peoples, we intrinsically win justice and rights for all. Localizing our investment and efforts will allow us to amplify existing work/ spaces to build community and deepen relationships--necessary components of true transformative justice work.

Detroit is at the epicenter of extreme racial inequity highlighted by the selective economic growth investment and government oversight. The continuous battle for water to be a right with at least 17,000 families having no access to running water any given day in the city, regardless of the United Nations declaring this a human rights violation.

Detroit sits at the border of Canada, therefore subjecting its immigrants to the rampant militarization and oppression of ICE and border patrol agents, creating a heightened sense of being watched, policed and criminalized.

We won’t wait no more! Women of Detroit have done the work to keep communities surviving. We will not wait any more to thrive. We need everybody out here ready to listen, learn, and build. We need accomplices, charged to lift Detroit women’s voices in their own communities, recognizing that Detroit is both representative of and interconnected with racial and gender justice needs across the state.


The mission of Women’s March is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change. Women’s March is committed to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect.

If you would like to help plan the Women's March in Detroit, please email us at michigan@womensmarch.com

A note: Women’s March Michigan, a separate 501c3 organization is it's own entity, with it's own board and leadership, separate from Women's March national. We are committed to fighting all forms of oppression as outlined in our Unity Principles. We will not tolerate anti-Semitism, racism, misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia and we condemn these expressions of hatred in all forms.


Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History



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