Wayne State University

College of Education Assistant Professor Sally Roberts organized the Detroit's Women's March

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Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, 1/21
Thousands participate in Women's Marches across Michigan in solidarity
About 4,000 people participated in a sister march on Wayne State University’s campus Saturday, one of hundreds held across the state and nation as women, men and children protested President Donald Trump on his first full day in office. Sally Roberts, co-founder and director of GO-GIRL, a program for adolescent girls that organized the Detroit event, said more than 1,000 people RSVP'd. “We had a lot of response from people that wanted to do something because they couldn’t be in Washington,” she said. “And that’s why they’re here.” Roberts said "there’s power in community and solidarity" and later told the crowd gathered that “today is only the first step.” “What we’re interested in is tomorrow. And the day after that. And the day after that. And the day after that,” she said. “Because the future, and what happens in the future, is the only measure of our success.”
http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2017/01/21/womens-march-on-washington-detroit/96882130/
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/01/21/thousands-march-detroit-opposing-trump-presidency/96880054/