I gotta riff a little bit on the events today.
This morning, Melinda joined the throng downtown at the Women’s March. I’ve never seen that many people assembled in protest in Marquette. Maybe a few dozen at most, but when I drove by (honking with a raised fist, thoroughly embarrassing my daughter), there were hundreds. It was an awesome sight.
I met her in town, transferred kids, and then I went to a meeting convened by the MI Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion. The session focused on laying the foundation for building a hub for their work in the UP. The project is called the Race2Equity Statewide Coalition, and it’s currently based in Flint, Detroit, Benton Harbor, and the UP. The meeting was a great time of sharing, listening, and learning.