Sen. Bernie Sanders to speak in Detroit at Women's Convention

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Sanders, critics were quick to point out, is notably. not a woman. 'You couldn't find any inspiring, powerful, woman to give the opening speech? Men have "spoken" for us for eons'.

Sanders said that he is "honored" to join the women at the conference upon the release of the event, saying that supporting women's leadership is vital to progressive causes. I know Sanders recognizes his privilege, but he's still a man. Other participants include actresses Amber Tamblyn and Piper Perabo; Rep Maxine Waters, a Democrat from California; and OH politician Nina Turner, among others. Bernie Sanders (I.) headline their 2017 convention.

The announcement of Sanders' speech at the conference with the theme "Reclaiming our Time" was nearly immediately followed by widespread criticism on social media and by leading organisations, including EMILY'S List.

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On the opening night of the first Women's Convention in decades, more than 3,000 women and progressive activists will hear from a white man.

'He is really in line with the principles of the Women's March, ' she told the paper.

The organizers behind the upcoming Women's Convention are being criticized for inviting Sen.

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Detroit is a lovely city, full of historical and political significance, and a multitude of lived experiences-a ideal setting for women, femmes and our allies seeking to strengthen our growing, intersectional movement.

The convention says on its website that "We are the leaders we have been waiting for", and hopes to bring together activists and political leaders to equip and inspire ahead of the 2018 USA midterm elections.

Writer and social media addict. 'Although their schedules did not allow them to join us in Detroit the weekend of October 27, they will be fighting for our shared values, as they do every day'.

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