The Women’s March is selling tickets to its Inaugural Women’s Convention, an event aimed at female liberation, for almost $300.
The Detroit convention will bring women together to learn about issues like civil rights, abortion, immigration, and how to fight racism in America for $295 a ticket.
“General admission is $295 per person—an amount necessary to help us cover the expense of holding a conference. Youth and student registration is $125 per person. If your employer is paying your registration, please register at the institutional level, $365 per person,” the Eventbrite pages reads.
Children are more than welcome to attend, organizers said, and those under 12 can get in free of charge. Tickets for children 12 and older cost $125, they added.
The event, running from Oct 27-29, plans to focus on teaching women about issues on such as “reproductive justice, the issue of the most “misogynistic presidential administration in decades,” as well has how to fundraise and how to be an ally. The convention also plans to come up with a special program geared toward young children.
“Tapping into the power of women in leadership as the fundamental, grassroots force for change, the Women’s Convention will bring together first time activists and movement leaders, rising political stars that reflect our nation’s changing demographics, and thousands of women who’ve organized sister marches, huddles, rallies and resistance actions, large and small, since January 2017,”according to the event page.
The Women’s March did have a scholarship fund, but it has closed all applications. For those who are unable to make the event, the march cannot offer refunds anymore, but suggests that people donate their ticket to another activist.
“Unfortunately the deadline for refunds has passed. If you are unable to attend the convention and would like to donate your ticket to another activist, please let us know,” the event page reads.
(First reported by the Daily Caller) http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/04/womens-march-is-charging-almost-300-bucks-to-teach-women-how-to-resist/ (October 4, 2017)
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